Unhealthy and worries

In respond to the article “Independent’s MRP handouts raise eyebrow” published in the Borneo Post today, and, in the interest of the people of Engkilili, there is nothing wrong receiving MRP from any state assemblyman. Regardless whether the area is won by the BN or independent or the opposition, the people should not be a victim of their politics.

The people are Sarawakian anyway, hence, why need to divide them through political differences? Just because they did not voted for the government of the day, then they should be punished? What the government of the day should do is to go back and prove the opposition wrong by not stopping all kinds of assistance and development. Itu baru adil!

I do not understand why certain leaders said it was not right, while YB Abdul Karim rejected suggestions to says its unhealthy. What is healthy then? Probably these leaders should walk their talk! The Dayak community in Miri needs a temporary shelter, so, bank-in to this cause, immediately. Miri is a BN area all these while with Dayaks living there.

Or, maybe its time that all Dayak areas should have a temporary shelter for the rural poor to stay while attending to their needs in the city or towns. Why must we wait for our Chinese brothers to think about it?

With this opportunity, I would like to thank the State governemnt for the MRP and to YB Dr. Johnicol for the RM65,000 of tax payers money that have been given back to the people.

How do we measure BN’s success in rural areas?

What is success? How do we measure success? With whom should we compare it to? Is our rural roads a symbol of BN’s success? Is the “tunggu peruntukkan” a short-cut answers to these questions? Why worry if PR have 30-40 people attending their function when BN have a strong support at these areas? Why can’t the people give them a try?

Its like buying a car.. if you don’t like Proton, can always switch to D-Max, anyway.. right? Win or lose, we shall see after that lahh..

The Chinese leaders are worry..

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If you ask me.. the only way for me to see what is happening in the rural areas if via reliable blogs by bloggers from the rural areas.. If we are to wait for the government to give us a good briefing.. poorraahhhh! Then, we wait and should attend their ceramah after nomination day!

To the rural voters, their worries are on the prices of pepper, rubber and palm oil. To the Chinese politicians, all seat are unsafe (for now).

Rumah Sakai

When I was a small boy, my parents were posted to the Marudi General Hospital, and I spend my early secondary school in Marudi. During our stay in Marudi, I remembered there was a house, built like a longhouse at the bank of the Baram River.

The locals called it as Rumah Sakai. I do not know why it is term as such, but the rumah served as a temporary shelter for people from Ulu Baram who came to Marudi for trading, medical appointment, etc.

And on yesterday’s news, Mercy Malaysia Sarawak Chapter is seeking fund to build similar shelter in Miri. The shelter will definitely a welcoming news to outstation Dayaks who comes to Miri to send their sick ones for medical treatment. Currently this Dayaks are being served with a small room with 3 beds, sharing the same building with the Miri Palliative Centre at the Miri General Hospital. Thank you to MMSC under the leadership of Benjamin Chai for the job well done.

Government employees too need shelter

Today marks the new school term for Sarawak schools and we hear teachers being posted here and there, and, Miri is definitely the last place they want to serve. Why? Simply because everyone says it is an expensive place to live in. With rental fetching RM450 per month, it is definitely a burden to teachers.

However, just at the outskirt of Miri, we do have government quarters that are available but not being fully utilise. Why can’t these quarters be ‘borrowed’ to the Education Dept to house teachers who are being posted to Miri?

With prices of commodity fetching very high price (compared to other cities in Malaysia) in Miri – you need to fork out RM9 for a kilo of chicken head, or RM10 for chicken liver!! These teachers need urgent attention.

Which government agency monitor the prices of goods in Miri? Which government agency have the power to bring this culprits to the law and execute them for over-pricing their goods?

We talked about changes, but these laws do not need any changes. We only need the relevant agencies to execute it well, fair and square.

Do not blame the people if they make changes because these agencies deserved to be change if they don’t change.