Sabah: An Insight into its recent past and the lessons for us

Posted: July 6, 2012 in Barisan National, Malaysia, Musa Aman, North Borneo, Oil Palm Malaysia, Sabah, Sabah Politics, Sabah UMNO, Sarawak Report
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Bad governance, bureaucracy and corruption exist and thrive together. In a democracy which elects its leaders to rule the State, the people must share the blame if the State falls into wrong hands, for it’s them who hold the ultimate power to choose people who are entrusted with the responsibility of the upkeep of the State and effecting changes towards sustained development. Time and again we have seen the cases of bad, shoddy governance; brazen, alarming proportions of corruption in public; and a labyrinthine, tortuous bureaucracy so ingrained in the administrative system that it makes bribery and graft almost trivial, commonplace events.

When such a situation persists and prolongs itself, people begin losing hope, and despair and apathy get soaked in the public fervour. How do we come out of such imbroglios and bring the State again on a path where there are hopes and promises from a hopeless situation has been shown by Sabah and its people.

After languishing for decades under shoddy governance, lack of law and order, influx of a million+ illegal immigrants many obtaining Malaysian identities illegally and widespread corruption, Sabah and Sabahans effected the most important change awaiting them for decades – the call by Sabahans for the the abolishing of the “Chief Minister Rotation System” and hence electing 2 times in a row, 2004 and 2008, the Musa Aman government to rule the State. The result is before us to see – the people have begun harbouring hopes and promises have begun taking shapes.

Being the 2nd largest in terms of geographical area and the third largest by population, Sabah cannot be ignored. Its rich and varied culture is marked by the fact that it is the cultural hub of Borneo. Sabah has come a long way since North Borneo. From being the birthplace of Paganism to regressing into a State ruled by mafia-dons, from being the 19th century centre of international trade before turning into one of the economically most backward States, from being the  centre of learning racial tolerance to coming last in terms of literacy rate in Malaysia, Sabah has seen it all. The State hit the nadir during early 70’s as is seen in The Far Eastern Economic Review’s remarks about Sabah in 1971 – “Sabah has become a byword for the worst of Malaysia, of widespread and inescapable poverty, of corrupt politicians indistinguishable from mafia-dons they patronize, religious-ridden social order that has retained the worst human right violations. People had it enough and the water was overflowing well above the brim. Tun Mustapha was ousted in 1975, Datuk Harris Salleh was ousted in 1985, Pairin Kitingan lost his government in 1994 and the World Bank which had remarked at that time in 2006 that the issues faced by the State were enormous because of persistent poverty, complex social stratification, unsatisfactory infrastructure and weak governance ranked Kota Kinabalu as the second city after Kuala Lumpur in terms of ease of creating business opportunities and growth after Musa Aman took over the helm in 2003.

From being below national average in terms of growth (the economy grew by just 2.1% per year during 1990-1997 while the nation grew by 7.3%) to achieving an average growth of 7.03% against the national average of 8.5% in the 5yr period during 2004-05 to 2008-09, Sabah is the second fastest growing state in terms of GDP. These positive changes only show what people can do if they come out of their apathy and choose a capable leader at the helm. Musa Aman and his government are making inroads in the path of a sustained development and today Sabah is earning laurels for being a model state of growth; having transparent, able governance; and building a future for its people.

Now we should reflect on how Musa Aman effected such changes as to change the fortunes of Sabah and bring it on a road to recovery for it entails important lessons for us. Lorna Casselton, the foreign secretary of Britain’s Royal Society said “We have to congratulate Sabah under Musa Aman for preserving the forests,” “If they cut the forests, they can make billions of dollars; but they aren’t and that is so important.”

When Musa Aman took helms in 2003 the state of Sabah was was not a case of bad governance but the absence of governance. It speaks volumes of the steps he took towards rebuilding the state – establishing the rule of law and order and securing public safety and bringing in billions in investments. He aimed towards inclusive growth by investing and reviving the traditional handicrafts industry and establishing the RM30 million Sabah Handicraft Center in Keningau so that the natives could develop their skills and such skills are not lost with time; developing tourism industry by various initiatives; giving incentives to farmers and vegetable vendors, particularly women in Kundasang, by building outlets for them thus giving them a clean, hygienic place and opportunities to fix their own prices daily at the vegetable outlets, all this while promoting agro-based businesses and empowering women; and increasing participation of women up to 70% in kampongs – thus involving people at the grassroot levels of developmental processes.

There are now RM112.8 Billion worth of investments planned and committed in Sabah ever since the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) was launched in January 2008 by Musa Aman. Several huge investments from both domestic and overseas such as in the oil and natural gas industry, oil palm, fisheries, live-stock breeding and tourism are now located in Sabah and flagship projects such as POIC Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Keningau Integrated Livestock Center, Sandakan Education Hub, Sabah Agro-Industrial Park, Oil and Natural Gas Cluster, Marine Industry Cluster, Kinabalu Gold Coast Enclave and agropolitan projects are already in the implementation phase.

Remember, Sabah’s forests, gold and minerals would have disappeared if not for Musa Aman. Musa Aman stopped logging in the Ulu Segama Malua and Maliau basin and created a forest buffer three times the size of Singapore to protect Danum valley from logging, mining and opening up land for agriculture. Without Musa Aman the forests and minerals such as gold there in the east coast of Sabah would have disappeared. Oil palms would have replaced the rainforest.

Besides 43,800-hectare Danum Valley, about twice the size of Penang island, was identified for conservation and was marked out as part of a commercial forest reserve of Ulu Segama and it was Musa Aman again who conserved it and protected it against logging. Musa Aman also stopped logging in Danum after creating a 250,000-hectare forest buffer and adopted sustainable forest management practises.

However, damage to the Ulu Segama forest reserves was already done long before by Musa’s predecessors who “hacked off” about 4,000 hectares that robbed Danum of a big northern buffer. The result was that acid rain fell on Danum at the height of a haze over Borneo.

It is a real shame that those who could have protected Danum and Ulu Segama Malua at that time before Musa Aman took the helm refused to do so for reasons only known to them and allowed “bad logging”. Forests were thus turned into oil palm plantations. The task thus fell on Musa’s shoulder. His strong leadership amid stable politics has allowed him to make unpopular decisions that are critical in conserving about 300,000 hectares of virgin forests, gold, coal and minerals in the Danum Valley and Ulu Segama Malua forest complex.

Under Musa Aman, professionals were finally allowed to practise their profession for good governance that allows good sense to prevail as he allowed innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in managing Sabah’s scarce natural resources. Musa even stopped an attempt to log 20,000 hectares of the Danum’s buffer forests that would have fetched 4 billion ringgit (US$1.2 billion).

Under Musa Aman the state of Sabah has conserved a total of 3.9 million hectares or 53% of its landmass. Despite this the forest ecosystem health and integrity of these protected areas are constantly being undermined and under threat and which are believed to have affected the long term survival or viability of some key flora and fauna species.

Now, Sabah is fast becoming a trailblazer in sustainable forest management. This is evident from the numerous accolades, notably from the United Nations, World Wildlife Fund Malaysia, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Prince Charles Charity, for the success of its forest conservation efforts. In recognition of Sabah’s efforts, the UNDP has agreed to fund a RM14 million project on multi-use forest landscape planning and management at a 260,000ha active production forest area at the Kalabakan-Gunung Rara forest reserve in Tawau. Sabah’s forest conservation effort has also attracted the attention of Charles, the Prince of Wales, whose foundation is involved in funding numerous rainforest conservation programmes.

It is heartening to note that these strict practices have helped Sabah improve the way it manages its forests.

Sabah under Musa has started giving priority to the protection of High Conservation Value Forests, which are home to diverse wildlife and plants, and also serve as watersheds. By committing to sustainable ways of logging, Sabah has also safeguarded the interests of local communities whose lives depend on the forest.

Switching from conventional logging to sustainable harvesting was perhaps one of the most difficult decisions Musa Aman had to make. This was due to the fact that Sabah was hugely dependent on timber for revenue, and opting for sustainable forestry management means making sacrifices such as losing short-term monetary gains, and doing away with old ways of logging.  Despite uncertainties when the state embarked on the bold decision to push for a sustainably harvested forest, it has passed the litmus test and has proven the doubters wrong.

For Musa Aman, this is not just talk. Success stories, among them the Deramakot Forest Reserve which has been certified as a well-managed forest under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme.

The practices are now well accepted and the goal of the Sabah Forestry Department to attain full certification for forest reserves by 2014 has started yielding results. To date, Sabah has 839,477ha of forest under some form of certification.

So all the lies churn out from internet portals like Sarawak Report that Musa Aman is finishing the forest in Sabah  is all rubbish. These people writing all the rubbish dont even go down to the ground to see for themselves but seem to be writing and talking as though they know all. People are jealous of Musa success.

Truly its Musa who has made decisions for the good of Sabahans. I respect him for this because he is doing it for our children’s children.

Within a short span of 9 years, Sabah has made big strides in the rebuilding and development processes. This is only a beginning but the roads have been built, goals have been sighted and people have been deployed – only treading the path is to be done and has to be done by the people together while Musa Aman is busy guiding them along the way. Meanwhile we can learn from Sabah not to lose hope and become apathetic, that people alone hold the true power and that change can be effected – we just need to act in the right direction.

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  1. Bei Soo Lang says:

    ONE in THREE persons in Sabah is a illegal.Comes to my office in Kota Kinabalu to view my collection of hard evidence.Otherwise meet me in any of the FIVE star hotels in Kota Kinabalu.I am their management consultants,
    With the legalised 1.6 million illegal immigrant workers, why would not Malaysia go bankrupt? All of them are non Taxpayers, but are the highest users of Tax payers monies in terms of hospitals, clinics, facilities and contributes a great deal to our social insecurity when they are jobless. All of them will consume Malaysian Taxpayers fund and coupled with UMNO/BNs corruption Malaysian will go bankrupt in no time.

    300,000 new voters just in Selangor
    Concern over influx of new voters
    Writer: Brenda Ch’ng
    Published: Fri, 30 Mar 2012
    SHAH ALAM: Selangor recorded the highest number of new voters registered between 2008 and the third quarter of 2011, raising concern of electoral fraud in the upcoming general election.
    “The normal increase of new voters is usually between 4,000 to 5,000. However most constituencies in Selangor recorded an increase of over 10,000 new voters,” said Seri Andalas assemblyperson Dr Xavier Jayakumar on Tuesday
    Subang has 27,765 new voters while its neighbouring parliamentary seat Kelana Jaya recorded a 13,714 increase.
    “We’ve our suspicions about the increase. We looked into it and found 100 voters registered under the same house address,” he said.

    Subsequently they found 300 other houses with 100 new voters registered for each.
    New voters have also been found registered with “Green” MyKads with expiration dates printed on them.
    “We’ve seen it used by voters before in Sarawak and we fear it may be used here in the upcoming general election, too,” he said.
    Joining him was Meru assembly person Dr Abdul Rani Osman, who urged the Election Commission to investigate these discrepancies.
    **********************************************
    There are presently 300,000 new registered voters in Selangor. From the 300,000, 137,000 are Bangladeshi registered in Jalan Belangkas alone, who were recently make citizens of this country and some were newly converted to Muslim not by choice but by force temporary so that they are able to continue working here in Malaysia.
    How do I know? The 137,000 Bangladeshi were all registered with just one 6P Agent in Jalan Belangkas with the help and support direct from Hishamuddin in Putrajaya.
    This particular 6P Agent had forced the Bangladeshi to pay him RM4,000 per person to register. Since most of them are penniless they were forced to sign agreement with this agent to give him the right to all their salaries in return they will get just RM4 per day from the sum. If the Bangladeshi is above 30 years old the contract is for 12 years. Anyone below that is 10 years. So basically the Bangladeshi are now slaves to this 6P Agent. To further insult the dignity of the Bangladeshi who are non-Muslim are now converted in paper as Muslim. Reason given is that only Muslim can get a job in Malaysia. Since this is an open secret, the Bangladeshi have no choice but to accept it with a heavy heart.
    Now this particular 6P Agent is going to open a Bangla Restaurant in Jalan Belangkas.
    Now if this particular 6P Agent can register 137,000 Bangladeshi in Jalan Belangkas and make them instant citizens just to vote for UMNO in Selangor. Where do the real Rakyat’s vote stand in Selangor?
    When Putrajaya first sent the Mykad to this 6P Agent, they missed out the BIN. Then Putrajaya officers came in their black jeep and took them back. Two weeks ago they came and gave the new Mykad with the word BIN printed on it.
    I am just talking about Bangladeshi in Jalan Belangkas. What about the other aliens with other 6P Agents?
    Hishamoo said, “The 6P programme, which includes the registration, legalisation, amnesty, deportation, supervision and enforcement of foreign labour in the country, has registered 2,320,034 illegal and legal foreign workers using the biometric system as of Aug 31. Of these, a total of 1,303,126 are illegals.”
    This figure is not correct according to source from Putrajaya, the number of foreign workers illegal and legal is above 11 million. But according to Tony Pua this is unlikely. Then why is the data base in a tight seal updated by two senior officers only?

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  2. Bei Soo Lang says:

    Malaysia will go Bankrupt by 2019Confirmation By Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) That Malaysia Will Go Bankrupt By 2019 With Debt To GDP Ratio Of 100% Demonstrates The Importance Of Change Of Government At The Next General Elections For PR To Save Malaysia From BankruptcyMalaysia will become a fully indebted nation before the end of the decade at the current rate of massive borrowing and irresponsible spending by the BN Government.The Federal government debt to GDP (Gross Domestic Product) ratio has increased yearly from 53.1% in 2010, 53.8% in 2011 and 54.8% in 2012. This is extremely alarming and nearly touching the national debt ceiling of 55%.According to Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) fellow Mohd Ariff Abdul Kareem, if the Federal Government continues to borrow at the current rate, our debt to GDP ratio will be 100% of GDP by 2019!In absolute terms, Federal Government debt rose by 71% in 4 years to RM456 billion at end 2011 from RM266 billion at end 2007. At the same rate of expansion, our national debt will be RM780 billion by 2016, and RM1.3 trillion by 2020.Mohd Ariff also noted that what is more worrying is that our rate of borrowing is far outpacing our economic growth, so much so that he was quoted as saying, “If nothing is done to reverse the current trends in government expenditures and revenues, extrapolation suggests that Malaysia’s national debt will explode to 100 per cent of GDP by 2019.”This is extremely dangerous, and even more disastrous when coupled with statistics from Bank Negara’s Annual Report 2010, which revealed that Malaysia’s household debt at the end of 2010 was RM 581 billion or 76% of GDP, thus giving us the dubious honour of having the second-highest level of household debt in Asia, after South Korea. In addition, the Malaysian household debt service ratio stood at 47.8 per cent in 2010, meaning that nearly half of the average family’s income goes to repaying debts.Not only are Malaysians debt-laden, cost of goods are also skyrocketing while income and salaries have stagnated. While infant milk powder has risen by nearly 50% in recent times, other basic commodities have also gone up by leaps and bounds, such as:1. Sugar: RM1.45/kg (Jan 2010) to RM2.30 (May 2011) – 58% in 18 months.2. Eggs: B grade RM9/30eggs (sept 2010) RM10/30eggs (now).3. Electricity tariff: average increase of 7.12% in June 2011.4. The tarik and kopi susu: increase RM0.10 to RM0.20 (9.1% to 18.2%.5. Gardenia bread: 5%-14% hike (2011).6. Service tax increase 1%: additional RM720 million in taxes to Federal Government.7. Onions: price up 17% (Dec 2010).8. Milo: up 5% 1st half 2011; 4% 2nd half 2011.9. Nescafe: price went up further 6% in 2nd half 2011, when price is already >RM20 per 300gm10. Favorite food items like roti canai, char koay teow and nasi kandar have become smaller even portions at the same price.In contrast, Pakatan Rakyat-managed states have successfully managed their finances and not overburdened the people with debts. In fact, Penang managed to reduce state debt from RM630 million at 8 March 2008 to only RM30 million as at end of October 2011. This represents a debt reduction of 95% or RM600 million, which is the highest debt reduction of any state in Malaysia’s history!Clearly, Malaysians who wish to have a better life for themselves and their future generations must make a choice between a government that is spendthrift and that borrows irresponsibly without being able to make the pie grow bigger, or a government that is prudent and transparent that will put the concerns of the rakyat first.Confirmation By Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) That Malaysia Will Go Bankrupt By 2019 With Debt To GDP Ratio Of 100% Demonstrates The Importance Of Change Of Government At The Next General Elections For PR To Save Malaysia From Bankruptcy.LIM GUAN ENGDownload DAP app to your mobile at http://dapmobileapp.com/

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  3. Bei Soo Lang says:

    Malaysia
    HSBC’s Money-Laundering Scandal –Time To Probe The Musa Connection!
    Posted Thursday, July 19th, 2012

    Revealed as a favoured bank for money-launderers and crooks
    As HSBC’s Global Head of Compliance resigned in disgrace yesterday, acknowledging the bank had turned a blind eye to a staggering $38 trillian dollars’ of suspect transactions, thoughts in Sabah will have returned to the financial affairs of their Chief Minister, Musa Aman.
    The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) report into timber kickbacks (a case described by Najib Razak as being “linked to Musa Aman”) contains a great deal of information about HSBC’s involvement in processing the millions of dollars that ended up in Musa’s bank accounts.
    Likewise, Sarawak Report has exposed detailed information about a series of HSBC accounts linked to Musa, which were eventually closed in 2006.
    So, no surprise that the US Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security has reported that in the period 2006-2010 the HSBC facilitated international money-laundering on a gigantic scale for drug gangs, terrorists and rogue nations, shunting the suspicious funds between offshore branches, the United States, Switzerland and elsewhere.
    Sarawak Report’s own extensive dossier on Musa Aman makes clear that the proceeds of Malaysian timber corruption should be added to this shameful list!
    Timber corruption

    What international banks have helped Musa and his cronies to achieve
    The victims of this multi-billion dollar racket include the indigenous people of Sabah, who have been deprived of their native lands and hunting grounds; the taxpayers of Sabah , from whom vast revenues have been stolen and honest businesses, which have been exploited by this criminal corruption.
    Meanwhile, the consequences of this crime have included the wanton destruction of one of the most precious remaining environments on our planet – which till recently comprised the world’s oldest and most bio-diverse area of remaining rainforest.
    Countless species of plants and animals have been wiped out in an orgy of preventable greed over just the last decade alone.
    In the past days Musa has once again unwisely attempted to deny all the evidence that has piled up against him. Likewise the Speaker of the Sabah Assembly refused to allow a motion of no confidence to be put to the vote – a desperate measure that plainly undermined the democratic process.
    There have even been attempts to suggest that Musa has now acknowledged the millions that were passed into his Swiss bank accounts, but that he told the MACC that he was merely holding them as a nominee for his political party UMNO and his boss the PM Najib Razak!
    Even if this unlikely scenario was true, do Musa’s defenders really believe this would somehow make him innocent of the criminal looting of his country’s wealth? Because if Najib and Musa were in this together then they are both equally guilty!
    The role played by banks like HSBC and UBS in the looting of Borneo ’s resources
    Over the last decade, as the dwindling forests of Sabah have started to run out entirely, Musa Aman has continued to licence formerly protected areas and steep hillsides to be stripped bare of timber by his cronies.
    His greed has completed the destruction of Sabah in the same way that Taib’s obsessive greed has felled the once magnificent jungles of Sarawak .

    Two Chief Ministers, Taib and Musa – both wallowing in the wealth stolen of their people
    And as we have demonstrated in close detail over the past weeks, Musa’s cronies have in return paid him tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks via his known nominees, including his “middleman”, Michael Chia.
    It is thanks to the blind eye turned by Singapore and Hong Kong branches of two global banks, HSBC and UBS that Musa Aman and Chia have then been able to launder this money and funnel it, as we have demonstrated, through a series of off-shore accounts into Musa’s own Zurich bank account.

    Chia – the dandy who turned out to be cack-handed at money-laundering
    On numerous counts the manner in which first HSBC and then UBS have handled the millions of US, Singapore and Australian dollars sloshing around in Chia’s accounts, breached the rules of compliance that banks are supposed to abide by to prevent money-laundering.
    Both banks should be thoroughly investigated on this matter and held to account, and prosecutors in Switzerland and the environment NGO Bruno Manser Fund have this week taken further action to ensure that just such an investigation will take place.
    This week Bruno Manser Fund issued letters of complaint to the two major regulatory bodies of Singapore , the Monetary Authority and the Financial Investigation Division to alert them to the behaviour of UBS bank and HSBC in their conduct of the Musa Aman-linked accounts in Singapore .
    These complaints cannot be ignored in the light of the fact that The Swiss Federal Attorney General’s Office has also in the past few days announced that it has now formally opened its investigations with relation to UBS, following the receipt of Sarawak Report’s dossier of evidence.
    That case will have been further informed by the extensive information provided to the Swiss by the Hong Kong authorities, who originally arrested Michael Chia in possession of $16million dollars back in 2008.
    Even, Malaysia ’s own authorities have also been forced to at last acknowledge what other countries have long been investigating. Each day that now passes raises further questions as to why the Attorney General (Musa’s relative by marriage) has failed to act on the dossier on Musa that Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed in on his desk.
    Compliance

    Nowhere to hide – is Musa Aman’s best excuse now that he was merely a ‘nominee’ for UMNO?!
    Because, even if Malaysia does nothing in this case, the truth will surely come out as these beleaguered banks come under international pressure to own up to their part in this affair.
    Key to Musa’s ability to siphon nearly a hundred million dollars of stolen money out of Sabah has been the willingness of banks like HSBC to turn a blind eye and to break basic rules on compliance (the very fault that will now result in multi-million dollar fines for that bank in other parts of the world).
    These rules demand that accounts linked to politically exposed persons and accounts that take receipt of large lump sums of money should be fully scrutinised and accounted for.
    The accounts run by Michael Chia, a known associate of Musa, who then passed on these sums to Musa Aman himself and provided income for Musa’s two sons, were clearly top targets for such scrutiny on both counts.
    However, both HSBC and UBS failed to do so, preferring to continue to handle transactions on millions of dollars of kickback income.
    In 2006 HSBC did finally close down Michael Chia’s accounts, but in a manner that raises even more questions over compliance. A series of cashier orders amounting to some $20 million were handed over to Chia in order to clean out his accounts.

    Hard to trace – by issuing huge cashier orders HSBC was helping Chia break the chain of transactions and thus conceal the source of his millions of dollars
    Chia used these cash orders to open his new accounts at UBS in Singapore , thus providing him with a complete break in the chain of transactions, whereby millions in kickback money had travelled from the accounts of Sabah based logging companies into Musa Aman’s Zurich bank accounts!
    Equally questionable was UBS Singapore’s own willingness to accept these cash orders to open Chia’s new accounts. This completed the laundering of Sabah ’s dirty timber money.
    There are no secrets left in these transactions. Our dossiers are already with the authorities.
    So since this is the time for confessions and apologies, HSBC and UBS should spare further time and public money and come clean on their dealings with Musa Aman as well as all the other misdeeds revealed by the US Senate Committee.

    Bad laws are the worst kind of tyranny -Edmund Burke

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  4. Bei Soo Lang says:

    UMNO/BN still not satisfied want to stay in power & keep on plundering till this country fall below Third World country. Our future generations will have to pay for all these debts and how are they going to survive??

    why are Taxpayers fund use to keep Proton alive, only to sell cheaper Protons to foreign countries but not in Malaysia.

    Warning!!!

    Please “SHARE” with ALL & AS MANY Fellow Malaysians as soon as possible (asap)

    My sincere apologies to bring to you all the BAD NEWS…

    But as of 16th of NOVEMBER 2012 ( Friday/Yesterday ) in accordance to the recent UPDATE of Economic Reports from our Central Bank, Bank Negara Malaysia ( BNM ) which can be seen by clicking the following LINK at:

    http://www.bnm.gov.my/index.php?ch=statistic_nsdp

    Reports for the 3rd Quarter ( Q3 ) of this year 2012 now has indicated that we have “OFFICIALLY ‘BREACHED’ or “EXCEEDED” the 55% DEBT CEILING or LEGAL LIMIT for FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEBT to GDP Ratio by RM27Million!

    As in accordance to last updated Gross Domestic Product ( GDP ) by Malaysian Statistic Department as of 2011 which can be seen by on page 18 of the following report by clicking on the “LINK” at:

    http://www.statistics.gov.my/portal/download_Akaun/files/annual_gdp/2011/Penerbitan_KDNK_Tahunan2005-2011.pdf

    Our last updated GDP is at RM 881, 080 BILLION which puts the 55% LEGAL LIMIT for Federal Government Debt at:

    RM 484, 594 BILLION.

    The CURRENT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEBT now stands at:

    RM 484, 621 BILLION.

    Our of this Total Amount, only RM 140, 467 BILLION is ‘guaranteed’ by the Government or a roughly mere 29%

    A sudden DOWNGRADE of Malaysian Government Sovereign Credit Rating by International Rating Agencies such as:

    – Standard & Poors
    – Fitch Ratings
    – Moody’s Investors Service

    …will result in an international fall in the value of the Ringgit currency, which may happen soon!

    Please “SHARE” with as many others!

    Now there IS no other choice but DOWN with UMNO/BN or we “ALL” will suffer pretty soon…

    And May GOD have MERCY upon us all & the Malaysian Economy!

    PS. The PUBLIC may “VERIFY” the data simply by ‘clicking’ on the “LINKS” ( in-blue ) to the Official Reports from both Official Portals & Websites of Malaysian Statistics Department and ‘Bank Negara Malaysia ‘ already provided ABOVE.
    You are all welcome to come to my office in Kota Kinabalu to look at the hard facts,evidences and datas.Thank You!

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  5. we should be glad that Sabah is closely monitored by those who are interested in sustainable development.

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  6. Kris Jr says:

    All government effort is just only for Sabahans sake.

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  7. Smookiekins says:

    Sabahans should felt happy and lucky to have Datuk Musa Aman is Sabah Chief Minister. He leadership is what Sabah today.

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  8. mantera says:

    Lajim and Bumburing will still with BN.

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  9. orang malaya says:

    Nothing to do with the Feds this influx of illegals in Sabah.
    I think sabahans musk ask who was it in the state who allowed so many foreigners to be Sabah citizen, and by this, automatic Malaysian citizenship.

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  10. frustrated says:

    The Federal Government have a role in this million plus illegals given Blue IC in Sabah as the NRD is the department solely in charge of registration. Citizenship is directly under the Home Ministry.

    You could check out their website at: http://www.jpn.gov.my/en/Citizenship

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  11. Kuala Penyu says:

    July 15 has come and gone, temberang saja this Lajim and Bumburing together with Anwar Ibrahim. Lajim ini just want to be Chief Minister bah.

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  12. kau lah says:

    Sabah’s economy will continue to move forward especially with the implementation of large projects such as the SDC.

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  13. kau lah says:

    good governance will make Sabah more developed.

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  14. rllan says:

    So what state govt need to do is to make sure the development of Sabah will successful.

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  15. Pemerhati says:

    Musa must know how to handle the situation wisely since his rivals are desperately want to bring him down now.

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  16. Pemerhati says:

    Agree with john layak. Lajim is an opportunist. If he can betrayed PBS, he can betray BN too. At the moment, Lajim will not quit from UMNO. Maybe he is still discussing his ‘price’?

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  17. Anonymous says:

    We need a system to run the country and not cult personalities. No one is indispensable. In fact, indispensability is a crime which must be punished.

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  18. singa says:

    Let’s see come July 15, 2012.

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  19. john layak says:

    Klias, July 15 will not happen because GE13 is a long way off. Lajim will be too frighten to move now because if he does he will have to face MACC and Police knocking at his door in Likas everyother day. Lajim is an opportunist and may not want to the risk of being whacked by Najib’s dogs at this moment of time. Dont forget that Lajim is a poker player and a good one.

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  20. ants says:

    May God will always be with us all and bless our leader and protect Sabah.

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  21. ants says:

    Way to go Datuk Musa. I believe you still have the guts as CM and never give up until the people give on you, You can do it!

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  22. Klias says:

    The issue in Sabah is no longer development. The latest story is that Lajim and Bumburing will join PKR on July 15. Lajim wants to be CM. Apparently, that follows Lajim’s failure to see Najib to seek the removal of Musa Aman.

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