Saturday, May 15, 2010

PROMISES, PROMISES EVERY WHERE AND NOT A DROP IS FULFILLED

I just do not know whether to laugh or cry when I read that PM Najib during his visit to some long houses along the Rejang river has said that the “BN is committed to improving the living standard of the rural folk in Sarawak and Sabah”. Since he was touring the longhouses along Rejang River, I presume he was making reference to the folks living in dilapidated housing conditions in that area.

Mind you, I have been to Sarawak recently and visited a longhouse in Kg. Prangkan Mawang, not very far away from Serian town(read my posting dated May 9, 2010), and to my horror, the longhouse is still without pipe water and electricity. We are already in the 20th century, and the BN has ruled this country since independence. But what I saw in Kg. Prangkan Mawang appears that Sarawak is still living in the 40’s. Fortunately, the men no longer wear the ‘cawat’, and the women folks are all dressed up. But it was a different scene altogether in Kuching town, where the home of the ministers, their families, and top government officials live in palace-like homes with exceedingly large compounds. These lots of people certainly live well ahead of the 20th century.

If PM Najib was touring the Rejang valley, let me tell you that I was there in the 70’s travelling upstream along the Rejang river from Sibu to Kapit. I lived for a year in Song, a small town just downstream from Kapit. There were several longhouses in Song that I use to frequent, and there was no pipe water and electricity then. Even in the town of Song, the power was from the generator with intermittent supply. I honestly do not know whether the longhouses in Song today have pipe water and electricity, but from my observation of Kg. Prangkan Mawang, I guess the situation in Song has not changed.

So what is PM Naib saying about improving the living standard of the rural folk in Sarawak and Sabah? Isn’t 50 years long enough for the Sarawak and Sabah governments to raise the living standards of the rural folk? Or do they need another 50 more years to realize the dreams of the children and grandchildren of the rural folks of the two states to access pipe water and electricity?

The promises and talks about improving the living standards of the rural folks and the eradication of hardcore poverty among rural Malaysians have been played over and over again, and it gets louder especially during the elections. But really, nothing substantive will occur after the elections. So what do you term such failed promises and talks? My understanding is that if you have made a promise and you do not fulfill the promise, then you are called a liar. I do not know what other better or worse superlatives to use.

CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

12 comments:

Pak Oncu said...

Dato,,, dah mereka itu jauh di pendalaman maka Najib bpo;eh lah menjual mereka dgn few ringgit....

FMZam said...

Dear Dato',

To talk on a mangkukhayun like Najib, you have to be ANGRY ENOUGH to really pour your heart out at him. But the Sarawakian, the Ibans and the Dayaks in particular are not angry enough like our brother Komando, to be able to bring out their true feeling about being cheated all the time by a Muslim Cheater that Islam has a better and specific word for that kind of person, a MUNAFIK.

Najib craves every winning that he is ever ready to pay DOWN Payment with cash and promises. To him cheating the non-muslim will not make him a MUNAFIK and to UMNO when Najib cheats the non-muslim, it's JIHAD. Najib buys his victories all with money because he knows people who voted him love money, and the Sibu Chinese love money more than the Hulu Selangor's Chinese love dignity.

We cannot rely on the Sarawak Malays to show us dignity they are 100% Taib's zombies. Now the Sibu Chinese will show us if Chinese are indeed the race second only to money who will make anyone with money their god.

Hughsen said...

dato'

u sud b happy. u hv good road whereelse jln highway org sarawak berlubang-lubang.

minyak & gas sarawak bernilai RM 4 billion a month. mana pi duit tu, duit tu habis bawa ke malaya. org swak cuma dpt 5% je.

kesian org sarawak kena jajah kat org malaya

dato ceta le.. anak sarawak yg dok ada dlm atm... adalah mereka dpt pangkat tinggi. yg ada semua org malaya je general

Major (Rtd) D.Swami said...

It is the colonization of Sarawak, this time by UMNO. The Dayaks should call out for "Ketuanan Dayak". It is their land after all, the rest are "pendatang". Sounds familiar?

komando said...

They can cheat they can continue to LIE !

1 Malaya should be the NEW MOTTO

KICK out UMNO and JIBON !

Take back your state, your oil your timber and everything that is yours, that belongs to you all!

Get them out...VOTE THEM OUT !

No more Tapai, Tuak, Chap Lang-Kau!

Kick them out into the SOUTH CHINA SEA !

NAK HARAP CHINAMAN IN SARAWAK JAUH SEKALI - THEY ARE ALL MATA DUITAN BUGGERS !

THE DAYAKS, IBANS, KELABIT, MURUT, AND ALL ETHNIC GROUPS IN LAND OF THE HORN-BILL MUST UNITE AND KICK EVEN TOK UBAN TAIB THE OLE SLY FOX OUT!

HE DOES NOT DESERVE ANY MORE SYMPATHY AND APATHY ...

FOR GOODNESS SAKE DO IT NOW !
THIS IS THE CHANCE...TEACH THEM A LESSON, GET RID OF THE DIRT AND GARBAGE...CALLED UMNO AND BN !

Desmond Thia said...

Dear Dato'

No one that I know of has expressed that sentiment more accurately and succinctly than this post of yours.

For every election, the byword of UMNO/BN has been "developments" and more "developments".It would have made complete sense if it is the opposition who are the ones that go around making such promises. But NO, it has to be from UMNO/BN, when they are the ones who should have brought in those "developments" long time ago. They were the rulers, weren't they?

But the thing that pains me the most are that too many Malaysians continue to live with the illusion that they will achieve and get "developments" with UMNO/BN only. That too many Malaysians continue to let themselves be fooled and made into idiots. Malaysia must be one country with the most number of masochists around.

I think Malaysians should take a lesson from the Thais and Filipinos on how to deal with a corrupt and recalcitrant ruling government.

mycuntree

komando said...

The Idiotic PM is giving away money at each elections and he says I am helping you all!


Another last minute promise RM5 million for flood relief works!
Try to beg all Chinaman to support BN man!

Give monies ONLY to Chinese schools, what happen to Iban, Dayaks, Bidayuh, Penans welfare etc?

Yeah before the damn elections where the hell was all this concern and HELP?

Monies flowing like Rejang River water!

What the HELL is MACC,the most fark up gormen service.. doing..all blind,deaf,dumb & bloody stupid!

This is outright ELECTION FRAUD!
How many more years are we all to tolerate and suffer this antics of UMNO !

The biggest LIARS, ROBBERS, RAPISTS, FORNICATORS AND MUNAFIK's!

MELAYU ....>>>>>AKAN TERUS LAYU DI BAWAH UMNO !

Ganes said...

Dear Dato'

We are seeing classic examples of how corruption should flourish whenever there is a by-election. How can you hold people to ransom & say I will give you the fund if you vote for my candidate. You, as a leader are not corrupted but you are germinating corruption. Can we eradicate this evil in this country? No I am taking care of my own interest. I hope for divine intervention. Safe 1Malaysia

Mayday... sorry Practice Pan(ic) said...

I heard it once before,
POWER corrupt, absolute POWER corrupt ABSOLUTELY.

Akuromeo said...

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in 1Malaysia..
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Capt's Longhouse said...

dato,

,,,money politics at its dirtiest is what happening in the open, right now with both Tok janggut uban s'wak & mdm piggy's Najis just giving away hard cash !. I just wonder where in HELL they got so much cash from ?. Many many millions from the looks of it. Wow !! in cash too and if the MACC/Police don't care about it, am totally lost in words...WHAT THE HELL is happening man ???. Its raining with money all along the Rejang River!.
,,,but i got a funny feeling that BN is just wasting their (in fact ours really) money !. Sarawakian is not stupid-lah.

FMZam said...

This is what AKUROMEO post in XNuripilot blog, ni lah Melayu yang malu nak letak muka Melayu tapi letak muka anak mat salih terencat akal, bacalah:
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yahooo

lets i tell u Datuk.. sorry
Most of them .. i mean the dog@the doctor..they are son@daughter of PTD officers..Majority of them..
so the pecah amanah Bapa dan emak dia orang ni masih di Putrajaya takkan dia orang nak ambil tindakan dengan anak dia orang..
Dulu saya punya perjanjian 7 tahun dimestikan berkhidmat dengan kerajaan tapi saya tak berkhidmat pun sebab course saya bukan critical courses macam Doctor..
kenapa tak saman doktor@dog sebab Mak Bapak dia orang duduk kerusi empuk kat Putrajaya..I dare JPA to take a proactive action ... nothing bet me
Datuk..old story mhmhmh!!!

May 8, 2010 2:55 AM