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.
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.
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.
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?
- 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.
- 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..