Archive for May, 2019


This tech cold war matters because it could slow down or dramatically alter the rollout of a technology that is likely to define the future of the Internet for the next decade–the 5G networks in which Huawei has all but cornered the market. The race to roll out 5G is the most consequential fight for global technological supremacy since the U.S. battled the Soviet Union to put a man on the moon. The winner will take home billions, if not trillions, in profits and gain a powerful seat at the table in creating the infrastructure for the next billion Internet users. And right now, it looks like the U.S. is losing.

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Dennis Honrud’s family has been farming wheat in eastern Montana for three generations. Unashamedly old school, Honrud sows only half his 6,000 acres, leaving the rest fallow to avoid soil depletion. “There’s not many of us left,” he laments. Like many workers in the global economy, the 68-year-old needs to stay connected, in his case to monitor crop prices and weather updates from his green John Deere tractor. So he asked a telecom provider to put a cell tower in his backyard.

The Honrud property in Glasgow, Mont., is so remote that it wasn’t well covered by any of the big four American carriers–Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. So Honrud turned to the local provider, Nemont Wireless, to install the tower. Today, cell service is pretty good. When the occasional car accident happens on the stretch of highway next to the Honrud farm, highway patrol officers no longer need to drive a mile to get a signal. Now they can place a call from the scene. If that hasn’t saved a life yet, “at some point in time it will,” Honrud says.

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This woman Rohani Ismail was charged in the Kota Kinabalu Magistrate’s Court with CHEATING 127 ILLEGALS for supposedly helping to obtain “entry permit” and converting IMM13 documents to MyPR through letters addressed to Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman.

The case management date was on May 15, 2019. I hear from legal circles this woman has been given a Discharge Not Amounting to an Acquittal (DNAA) by the Magistrate. Can the Magistrate do this? This is public interest. Cannot simply charge a person and later say discharge not amounting to an acquittal without a trial. If you charge a person means got sufficient evidence. Our new Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat who is committed to improving the image of judiciary should act on this matter urgently.

This is a very serious matter, even Azis Jamman’s name who is the Deputy Home Minister and Ketua Wira Warisan Sabah has been dragged into this case.

And Azis Jamman is saying that the issue of illegals getting documents is being played by the opposition party who claim Warisan is a party that gives identification cards to undocumented immigrants. This is so pathetic, Azis is the Deputy Home Minister and his Boss Muhyideen Yassin is the Home Minister.

And conveniently, Azis Jamman is pointing fingers at former chief minister Musa Aman’s involvement in Project IC based on Dr Chong Eng Leong’s one book – Lest We Forget . The book itself contained outlandish generalities and unsubstantiated statements. Simply blaming Musa now. It was under Musa’s administration when the highest number of illegal immigrants were deported out from Sabah – 582,139 people.

Warisan should get real and be more robust in their efforts to flush out illegals, that’s how to counter allegations. Stop the blame game. All these are causing alarm among Sabahans who fear that citizenship documents are being dished out to foreigners and this casts a cloud of suspicion on what is actually happening.

Unfortunately, the issue has become so politicized that common sense has been thrown out the window. The matter is now strictly viewed through partisan lenses.

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This came out in the Daily Express

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30th June 2019, this came out in the Daily Express.

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The possibility of another round of Project IC – granting citizenship, and thus identity cards (ICs), to immigrants — is generating concern in Sabah.

The last four decades saw Sabah’s population increase unnaturally, from 636,431 in 1970, to 929,299 in 1980, and to an extraordinary 3,120,040 in 2011 – an overall increase of more than 390 per cent. 27 per cent of Sabah’s population today are foreigners.

The animosity and anxiety that such a population boom creates have political, economic and social ramifications and it’s the kind of recipe that leads to disaster. After Warisan came to power in Sabah, the anger among Sabah locals over illegal immigration and fraudulent citizenships has boiled over with louder calls for Sabah’s rights to be respected and even calls for secession.

Discontent is still running high in Sabah, despite promises of redress by the new Shafie’s Warisan government.

Shafie Apdal said, Sabah will make sure another exercise does not open the door for another contentious “Project IC” to happen, but is it true? Looking at the pictures below, says something else.

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LATEST 23rd May 2019

Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) replies:

KOTA KINABALU: The National Registration Department (NRD) has denied involvement in the application of identity card (IC) registration issue for illegal immigrants in Sabah which has been circulating in social media recently. NRD, in a statement Thursday, said several photos of the forms, related to identity card registration, being disseminated were not official documents issued and used by the NRD for registration purposes. Regarding this, the statement said a police report would be lodged and the NRD would also work with other relevant agencies to conduct further investigations. “The NRD has called on the public not to believe and propagate false information to avoid any confusion and disturbance of public order,” the statement said.

The NRD also asserted it never appoints any agent or individual to represent the department in managing its affairs. “All the official documents of the department are only issued at the NRD offices and are not distributed to the public randomly,” it said.

To obtain further information, the public is advised to go to any NRD office or to visit its official website at http://www.jpn.gov.my or contact the corporate communications unit at 03-8880 7077/7067/7069/8206 or email to pro@jpn.gov.my.

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Mobile registration for birth certificates and MyKads at Semporna and islands.


This week social media surprised me. A post of mine in Facebook went viral and received almost thousands of views and comments across Facebook and Whatsapp groups, as well as some direct action taken as a result of my message, a few police reports followed. See here.

The FB post was trying to achieve a very specific goal – to find out if there is any the truth about and ongoing rumour in Kota Kinabalu that a cop was beaten up by a Senior Minister from the Party Warisan Sabah Government. The Senior Minister has a bad reputation and a history of beating up people. What I heard could not be dismissed as rumours because of the Senior Minister’s reputation where even his own sister had in the past lodged a report that he threatened her with a pistol, it was reported in the newspapers. Just like the Lido Kapitan Cina Case – alleged assault of the 62-year-old man at the Lido commercial area.

I resolved to find out if the rumour was true. Not allegation but only questioning if there is any truth in the story, nothing wrong. My next step was Facebook.

I learnt that one way to get your content to “move” (ie. be seen, heard and shared widely), is to be more human.

Well, this theory proved true when the Facebook post I wrote, went viral, a breakthrough for me at last! And it only took me 20 minutes to write the post.

Here’s the story and I want to share it with you as an example of how to write content that moves, so you can put this theory to the test as well.

I wrote the post about my concerns when I heard that a Senior Minister from Party Warisan had beaten up a cop. I was honest and raw, and guess what?

The post (you can read it here) was shared no less than 270 times on social media. It was viewed by more than 2120 people at last count, attracted several comments and incited hot debate both on Whatsapp and on Facebook where the post also attracted increased engagement and comments.

Why This FB Post Attracted High Engagement?

I’ve been writing posts for a long time now, and some fare better than others in terms of engagement, but usually I spend hours carefully crafting each post. This one? 20 minutes!

While I didn’t deliberately set out to be controversial, but I did take a deep breath when I hit Post, because I realized I had exposed something about a Senior Minister a Politician and that was risky. People might judge me harshly… and a couple of people did. And then, three police reports were made against me.

You know what though? Many, many more people wrote to me, both on and off social media, to say how much they support me.

So what made this post move?

  • It was human. I showed my take on an issue, warts and all. The reason I wrote the post was because of a genuine concerned for the image of the police and that it should be protected.
  • I told a story. People love and relate to real life stories.
  • I didn’t water it down. I ignored that little voice in my head that said: “You can’t Post that!” I simply said what a lot of other people were thinking.

How can you create content that moves? Be brave, don’t shy away from controversy and be prepared to answer your critics…they will come. Perhaps that’s why it was discovered that over the years, 25 plus police reports made against this Senior Minister for assault and threatening with a pistol was withdrawn.

Below is the FB post which got me into trouble…..


The “Katak” Epidemic in Sabah!

Virus very infectious indeed.

Latest to be infected by this “Katak” Disease is The CHIEF of Sabah PARTI Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (GERAKAN), who is also National GERAKAN vice president Datuk Seri Raymond Tan Shu Kiah. Raymond Tan will ditch Gerakan and join Shafie Apdal’s Party Warisan today 3rd May 2019.

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