Jabu vs. Dayakbaru.com

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I will not be distracted by bloggers: Jabu
By Churchill Edward

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang said he will not fall prey to bloggers who are trying to keep him away from his constituents.

Jabu, who holds the portfolios of Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications, said bloggers’ criticism of him would not prevent him from maintaining his personal touch with the grassroots.

Full article at The Borneo Post

When I first read this article, I thought Jabu was referring to another blog. It is not common for the media to mention a website domain name (sometimes, when there’s a press conference on website launch, we will not be given the URL in the printed paper).

Before, you guys screw me, let me get it straight – this is my personal view and I am not siding anyone.

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What I see in Jabu

As a member of a Dayak association, Jabu have not failed in helping us (the association) with the educational awards and seminars that we have organise. Yes, we need to justify for the grant, but at the end of the day, it is the Iban students who benefited from it. Though the amount is small, but it is indeed seen as a reward for excellency in education. I hope Jabu will continue to give us that grant this year, as he wish to see us organise a bigger seminar in the future.

Salcra baru!

As far as I am concern, and while I travelled to the Paku, Saratok, Lubok Antu, Serian where SALCRA have their plantation, I did ask around if the people (the participants) are not happy with SALCRA. Non said they are not happy! This is in contrast with claims by various NGOs.

While in Saratok, I did ask the people at Rh. Kumpai, if SALCRA have benefited them in term of employment and other things – they answered yes, we who have little education will work with SALCRA, while we use that money to finance our brothers and sisters to gain higher education. Again this the opposite of what is being claimed.

What I see in Dayakbaru.com

The ideas are good. The young generation can accept it. But how are they going to implement/deliver it?

  1. Work with Jabu who is in the government and with all the resources. Sayau ke pemandai bisi tang nadai vehicle to deliver it to the people.
  2. You need the government vehicle to make it work. The Dayak cannot wait for a new government to be form to make that happen. Start now! If you win the next State Election, then it is a bonus. If you don’t, will it be deserted?

Plead by the common Dayaks

Can you guys work together and set aside your political differences and implement what is the best for the Dayak community. For a start, Mercy Malaysia is trying to acquire a building in Piasau Garden and transform it to a temporary shelter for the rural poor Dayaks who comes to Miri for medical treatment and other matters.

The contribution may be small, but it means so much to the person who received it.

As long as you guys brings politics into community services, there will be no community services. Look at the newly given Dayak cemetery in Miri.. siko pan nadai meh kita respond when we seek your assistance to develop it – land clearing etc etc.. Where are the other Dayak associations in Miri?

Go to the ground and just do it..

30 thoughts on “Jabu vs. Dayakbaru.com”

  1. after doing some simple math,

    rm52 mil dividen by SALCRA last year translate into merely rm270 per month.

    where as u can earn more if u develop it urselt (the land n the commodities).

    jabu nvr gv comment nor support when another longhouse lost their NCR land..

    divide n rule sys effectively kills off any effort to unite dayaks.

  2. That is about RM3,240 per year. If we ask the SALCRA participant, they never complaint. When there is no complaint from the paticipants, then everything is alright (in the eyes of the government).

    Yes, they can earn more if they develop it themselves. But, how many can afford it. I take my example – land clearing costs me RM7k for a land size to plant 300 seedlings. The seedlings cost me RM3,600.

    The people have less choice, so its up to them to choose their option. Ukai enggai kaban.. tang enda mampu. Bedau ngira baja, racun, logistics, manpower, etc.

  3. Abdul, I think the number of those type of workers are not big. And, I believe PORIM or MARDI have their own Employment contract to refer to if there is a need to terminate workers who are not performing to the company’s standard.

    On the other hand, PORIM or MARDI, should seek assistance from the village head to organise REGULAR meetings with the villagers so that they (the villagers) understands more of their activities, and at the same time create a more harmonious working environment.

    Have PORIM/MARDI do that? Have they organise regular meet the local sessions to explain policies, etc.? Probably I have missed reading it on paper.

    The Indonesian workers may be worst.. pay levy, work permit, etc.. work 1 day, disappear into thin air the next day!

    Cost have been incurred and based on my experience, I would categorise these workers as the Indonesian Chipsmore – Kejap Ada Kejap Takda, pak!

  4. i don’t know what are you up to…apple polishing Jabu? na..hopefully not…buka mata besai2 lah jang…nama utai dah di gaga Jabu ngagai kitai dayak..engka nuan tuk bisi partner bisnis enggau family Jabu piak..sori ukai aku nganu nuan..nuan org educated, but think deeply meh, sayau pemandai nuan kena ngemeli ka bansa dayak..

  5. UK – congratulation on your new blog. This blog must have been a big step forward for you – to state your own opinion which must be respected.

    Ideas and suggestion are aplenty – we are common Dayak living among common people. We also speak the truth of people hardship. We also put our own money, effort and project to help common people. Do not generalize that a person who write is not doing anything for the Dayak.

    Our choice of platform maybe different. UK – it is not only policy differences that we see, but we observed and experience different implementation treatment.

    Our politic is not about looking for business opportunity with the current government. We want to explain to the people what is right and what is not good for Dayak in the long run. We have our own values and political meaning.

    We are friends to all – we talk on issues that we deemed important to our community. We maintain good relationship with the government – which is not made up of only one or two man.

    In governance of government – an opposite view is not opposition. It allow for better understanding of an issue and due care will be taken so as not to fall into the wrong trap.

    It is very well to say – blogging has brought us many friends, new knowledge, and most of all a new way of thinking. Keep your thinking clear of “corruption” then you can speak well on any topic.

    Kalau takut – jangan berani berani
    Kalau berani – jangan takut takut

  6. Dayakbaru,

    UK – congratulation on your new blog. This blog must have been a big step forward for you – to state your own opinion which must be respected.

    Thank you.

    Ideas and suggestion are aplenty – we are common Dayak living among common people. We also speak the truth of people hardship. We also put our own money, effort and project to help common people. Do not generalize that a person who write is not doing anything for the Dayak.

    Yes, the leaders are getting to get the message and they too needs to start writing their development report for us to read.

    Our choice of platform maybe different. UK – it is not only policy differences that we see, but we observed and experience different implementation treatment.

    To my brothers and sisters in the longhouse, we just want to see it is being done. We have heard of so many policies – short term and long terms, Malaysian Plans, bla bla … now SCORE. Who ever the government is, what ever the platform is – it is still ME, myself and I who will decide whether I am capable to join the rest of the community.

    Sapa enggai, tang kada ke ulih?

    Our politic is not about looking for business opportunity with the current government. We want to explain to the people what is right and what is not good for Dayak in the long run. We have our own values and political meaning.

    To me, politics is about running a business. Its all about maintaining a rich State or nation. If it is not run like a business, then we would not have enough money to do just anything.

    We are friends to all – we talk on issues that we deemed important to our community. We maintain good relationship with the government – which is not made up of only one or two man.

    In governance of government – an opposite view is not opposition. It allow for better understanding of an issue and due care will be taken so as not to fall into the wrong trap.

    It is good to talk and discuss and with the good rapport with the government, I am sure Jabu would not react as such (referring to my post above). Looks like some miscommunication somewhere, then.

    I would love to see you guys working hand in hand with the government (who ever they are).. It just don’t work being alone.

    It is very well to say – blogging has brought us many friends, new knowledge, and most of all a new way of thinking. Keep your thinking clear of “corruption” then you can speak well on any topic.

    No corruption no worries.. I just write about my thoughts.

    Kalau takut – jangan berani berani
    Kalau berani – jangan takut takut

    Saya turun buang undi saja, bos. Tarak takut takut, tarak berani berani.. jangan tidak turun buang undi kalau ada peluang.

    29 January.. what’s next for the Rumah Dayak project in Satok? Today is the D-Day to decide the next course.

  7. Sir James, congrats for dwelling into the discussion and the world of rhetorics. It is quite enlightening as it brings a personal touch of UK’s mind on certain issues – without fear or favor. That brings UK to another level of blogging. It tends to happen to us after we reach the 40 years mark. Look at Obama & Kennedy. Things start to get slurry when we reach 55 when we are retired when people do not really care what we say so let’s enjoy the next 15 year bro’ after which we can start the After 55 Blog :) God Willing.

  8. manah amat penemu dipansut bala kita unggal.
    aku tu baka idung anatara mata,baka dilah antara nyawa.nya alai ba penemu aku enti unggal aku Tan Sri Jabu tak baroh panggal ga ulih kitai,enti tudah tak tinggi nadai salah ga mapal,ngambi ke iya seruran baka tajau menaga ke berega enda luya ditaban ke arus pemansang politik menoa.Laban tudah tuai ga baka batu anchau sigi udah leliau tampak bebendang.Nyangka kitai bukai nadai udah baka tudah tuai ke sigi udah dudok lelinau di rabong landai.Nyangka enti kitai nyau ngiga batu panggol baru, enggai ke enda bisa ari tudah tuai ke endang sigi udah semak pendiau enggau bala sida seragundah ke nempa tanah,sida seragindai ke nempa kitai.Ngicha ke enti tudah tuai dikena nyua ke peminta nganjong tulong tau sidi ngasi tau mudah tau gerah…..tang taja pia enti tudah tuai tak semina duduk lelengok nat ke linggok perau kayau,nadai meh nya reti.nadai salah ga kitai ngiga ganti.laban tuju kitai sigi satu,ati sigi siti.laban bansa kitai sigi agi jauh tinggal ari semua segi ari bansa bukai ke dudi datai di tatai Sarawak landai.

    p/s:anang semina nemu ningkoh tang enda nemu ngaga,anang semina nemu ngamboh tang enda nemu nyepoh.

  9. UK – you did not realize that you are changing your own rules ( your own believed in something). In Perak – you are the frog. That is bad – selling yourself outfor the sake of your struggle and believed. You should have the spine to stand up to your own opinion. Look at your rumahdayak in disarray.

    What are you trying to do – to apple polish BN to get your business. Bloggers need to stand on their opinion. Once you change your tune – people can see through you.

    That speak volume of a person quality.

    Bu

  10. bisi cerita ka tusi ngai semua.ukai ka bejai aya kita jabu tnag meh ngenang.tu ndang aru tusi kaban diri lebuh bekenang ke pgwa tuai kitai.bala nemu pelaba aku pgwa yb kitai ke mantu nembiak ngau meri duit tulung sekula.manah ga pgawa dinga kitai.bah, ni ngka pnyampau ke beri tudah tuai.rita ngka mayuh enda ga buajng biak nemu.nyadi cerita kaban tuk bakatu ya..suba la dlm tengan taun 90-2000 pia meh.maya agi sekula meh tudah tuai.minta tulung meh ari yb kitai.ukai orng bukai ga cda tuk tadi.rumah panjai sigi semak ngau yb kitai.minta tulung meh tudah tuai meda ke sama menua.minta2 nda bulih.nda ngawa ga nda bulih tang jaku ke pansut ke tudah yb nya ke agi bisa dinga pending tudah tuai.ka nemu nama timbal yb kitai? tu ya..” kapa nulung iya, pandai jemah ila ngelaban kitai iya” perunding ke dia meh..ukai bejai.ngenang ko kitai…

  11. Iban must be united.In spite of a big majority we are economically weak and therefore it is important for us to have a good political stand and a good relationship with the government

    So far , too long we have spent too much time and energies on fighting it out in politic and this is truly cause our community and bringing too much useless differences, unnecessary misunderstanding and unacceptable division. If this trend kept on continuing we will lose and stand to suffer and our future uchu ichit will blame us.
    We will better served if we work closely with other communities within the present government, and not to blindly believe in what ever propagandas that are given to confuses us.

  12. selamat pagi Mr.UK….
    lebuh aku ka terubah tama ka bilik nuan tu tak nyau berasai temegah ga nak ati….sebedau lalu kebilik aku ninga nyawa kita ka bisi betegut berandau enggau pangan diri….bisi didinga ndar lalu bisi ga nya tak ayas-ayas , nya kebuah aku lalu nguji nama ka diri ka bilik nuan tu tadi unggal….

    Nyadi sigi maioh utai tau dipejurai ka ba maia ka dia tu unggal…….baik ka politik, cara bumai/betupi,ngidup ka diri ngena jalai dagang…tau ka semua pengawa ka manah tau ngidup ka kitai….

    nyadi, tu randau keturubah kena aku minta nuduk ka diri ngagainuan unggal UK…Udah tu lagi ti nyau datai ba maia ka patut…nyau kepanjai randau lagi ga nggau kita bekenang ka utai bukai…………………

  13. Lagi orang bejaku ka Ngeban word ALLAH raggap2
    nuan enda nemu coment.
    uji peda nuan orang ke ngeruboh rumah nyawin enggau Rmh sendok….bisi sida peduli ke padi kitai,utai kitai….ti nuan nadai duit kena CD ke ngeruboh rumah nya AKU MELI KE NUAN awak nuan ninga sada nyawa sebak sida

  14. what about other places? Jabu only interested in his constituency….what about others? if everything hijacked into his place…

    if jabu really a iban leader, he should helping others too…not only his own people….

  15. UK..aku respect ngagai nuan…taja org dalam blog enda setuju enggau nuan tang nuan nyaut enggau cara matang…well for me…aku tetap nyukung PR..BN Swak patut di tukar..kelalu lama serta ambis kitai dayak bepecah belah laban taib…tanah pen ambis…diatu sida taib ka ngambi tanah kamai bidayuh di Anna Rais, Padawan semak puncak borneo…kati deh? agik ga nyukung BN? politic of developement ka enti cara BN nya ka ngambi kayu blak diak…?…kami enda milih BN atau PR tang BN dah lama megai kitai, maioh bansa dayak agik mundur..thta’s why kami milih PR..kami dah tuai, kebuah kami ka ka PR laban demi masa depan uchu ichit kami, bansa dayak..God bless all dayaks

  16. Unggal Uchu Keling,

    Rindu bendar aku ninga pejurai nuan pasal Jabu. Tang bisi perkara pasal jabu, ba penemu aku, enda betul. Taja pia munyi ko nuan,that is your personal view and you are entitle to your own opinion. Endang sigi gaya kitai diau ba menoa “Rimau Duduk Atas Kerusi”

    Pasal SALCRA nya tadi, ba menoa kami di Betong, jarang bendar orang ke empu tanah gawa @ bekuli ba Salcra. Nama kebuah ??? Nyadi pelaba ke aku, enti nuan nanya jabu, tentu iya madah ke bala Iban ngelusu di banding ke enggau orang Indon. Tang ba penemu aku, jarang bansa ti ngemagas bansa kitai Iban.

    Tang nama kebuah kitai Iban enda bekuli ba SALCRA DEH ?????
    Laban gaji kelalu mimit.Nyamai agi bejual ke sayur tauka bekuli enggau bala Cina.Untung nadai maioh. Tak semina cukup kena meli utai ke lauk aja meh. Ukai nuan enda nemu pemar rega barang di pasar diatu.

    Unggal UK,
    Lalu pia mega, ku amat kasih meda sida apai,indai, aki, ini ngarap ke dividen tiap taun. Bisi sida iya nerima dividennya tang utai ke di terima sida nya tak kelalu mimit bebanding ke enggau pemesai tanah ke di pasok ke ba SALCRA.

    Nama kebuah bakanya deh????? Tentu bala sida jabu madah ke duit untung ari SAWIT nya maioh pulai ngagai maintenance tauka administrative purposes. Nya enda sigi amat tang dipelaba ke aku, bejuta-juta duitnya pulai ngagai bala Board of Director ba SALCRA.

    Unggal UK,
    Enti ulih, aku minta nuan minta senarai sapa orang ke jadi Board of Director ba SALCRA lalu beberapa UNTUNG-RUGI SALCRA dalam setaun. Tak bantai ke ba laman web nuan tu meh unggal, ngambi ke rakyat ulih merati ke pemendar utai ka bala menteri kitai.

    Enti perintah @ jabu amat ka nulong rakyat, beri meh gaji enggau dividen ti patut agi awak ke bala sida di menoa din enda tak merinsa amat.

    Lalu pia mega, enti perintah amat ka nulong rakyat, cukai tanah ti enda ulih bayarnya patut di kurang tauka tak anang becukai. Ngelama tu, ukai enggai ga sida aki, apai kitai mayar tang meh enda ulih bayar.Nyau beribu-ribu ringgit. Nya alai maioh meh tudah bala kaban belayan kitai enda ulih mayar cukai tanahnya. Nuan ukai enda nemu penyuntuk kitai Iban.

    Lalu meda cukainya enda ulih bayar, perintah lalu ngambi peluang tu NGAMBI TANAH nya jadi ke STATE LAND. Pasal tanah ti nadai title, enda iboh disebut agi. Endang sigi ketawa rakah-rakah bala YB ka bempu ke tanahnya.Nya pan kadang-kadang ukai sida ngereja tanahnya tang di ALI BABA sida ngagai orang bukai.

    Minta ampun unggal enti sema jako bisi ngasuh ensiban. Tang penemu ke dipansut ke tu lama bendar udah ba runding. Ka mansut ngagai bala sida jabu, enggai ke di sebut ngelaban perintah. Ukai nama unggal, takut dibuai kereja. Kasih ke ga bala anak, bini, apai indai merinsa. Tang meh lebuh ngundi, aku endang lama udah ngundi bebas @ pembangkang.

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND OUR PEOPLE ALWAYS.

  17. SYDNEY, Jan 30 — Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud drives a cream Rolls-Royce, wears a gem the size of a walnut on his ring finger and is said to have once paid US$2 million (RM7 million) for a piano owned by Liberace.

    The Chief Minister of Sarawak, like the late American entertainer, is certainly flamboyant and he’s been well rewarded for his 28-year rule of the resource-rich province. But his time at the top is coming to an end.

    Having celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary last week, the man known as the “White Haired Raja” has begun talking about succession. The likely departure of the 72-year-old is sure to shake up local politics in Sarawak, but it could also have a profound impact at the national level.

    The theory is that if Taib were to step down, fresh elections could be required in the state, as any successor would lack the influence to hold the local legislature together. This is an opportunity for national Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his three-party coalition, which has been working hard for some time to woo voters outside Peninsular Malaysia.

    If Anwar’s PKR and its allies were to control the Sarawak state assembly, analysts believe it would be only a matter of time before MPs from Sarawak tapped the public mood and crossed the floor in Kuala Lumpur. This would hand the government to Anwar and bring about the biggest political change in Malaysia since independence in 1957.

    Such a scenario is some way off, but it’s the one confronting prime minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

    That’s why his government pulled out all stops to win a by-election in the state of Terengganu on Jan 17. It failed, handing another seat to the opposition, but the contest in the country’s north-east is a case study of what to expect when the battle for Sarawak begins.

    Even by Malaysia’s lofty standards of political patronage, the Kuala Terengganu by-election was expensive. Najib and his ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, desperate to arrest its electoral fortunes, tried to spend its way to victory. The numbers are both appalling and beguiling.

    All told, Najib, who is expected to take over from Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in March, handed out A$4.4 billion (RM10.5 billion) to voters. That works out at nearly A$55,000 for each voter in the seaside electorate. The big-ticket items were the establishment of a A$4.2 billion trust to manage the state’s oil revenue and the well-timed handover of A$169 million in petroleum royalties.

    But this was not the headline act. In a ceremony the local press described as “controversial”, Najib Razak handed out A$25 million in government contracts to 600 local firms at a party rally. Even more cynically, the government gave A$21 million to Chinese schools in the district, just as it looked like the parents of these students would determine the election.

    In the end, they didn’t and the government lost because Malay voters deserted it, while the ever-cautious Chinese either sat out the election or voted for the opposition. And while a 2.5 per cent swing against the government is hardly a landslide, the by-election loss would be very worrying for Najib given the amount of money thrown at the problem.

    “The government’s traditional strategy of just buying votes failed,” said political analyst Wong Chin Huat, who lecturers at Monash University’s campus in Kuala Lumpur. “The win by the opposition showed the mood for change still exists in Malaysia.”

    This mood for change is also breaking down traditional rivalries in a country long divided by race and religion. The opposition coalition won in Terengganu despite fielding a candidate from the deeply conservative Pas. Not only did Pas gain more secular Malay voters, thanks to a moderating of its language, but it also did not scare off the Chinese.

    This was despite Najib and the government doing their best to stoke racial and religious tension.

    The victory is also a direct result of Anwar being able to hold together a coalition containing Pas, the Chinese moderates of the DAP and his own multiracial PKR. It is, to say the least, a diverse coalition, united in many ways only by its hatred of a government that has ruled Malaysia since independence.

    Finding common ground will be the challenge if the opposition ever comes to power, but for now it’s still focused on how to get there. Sarawak holds the key, and while patronage failed the government in Terengganu, it has long held sway in Borneo. — Australian Financial Review

  18. UK.. First, congrat you for your efforts & courage to be amongst the Dayak Bloggers.
    However, as I’ve seen it there are rooms for improvement to your responds to comments posted herein.

    Happy sailing while on shallow waters,eventually you will sail into deep oceans, be prepared young man where much more bigger waves await to be enjoyed.

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