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Applications handed over to NRD by UPKO

Upko's Citizenship and Security Bureau YB Donald,Madius Tangau, Maijol Mahap, Arthur Sen, Hj JaffearKota Kinabalu: Upko’s Citizenship and Security Bureau has handed over 36 longstanding citizenship applications to the National Registration Department (NRD) in Sabah for a speedy solution.

The cases were handed over by the Bureau chief, Donald Mojuntin, during a courtesy call on the NRD Sabah Director, Haji Abdul Jaffear Henry, at the Federal Administrative Complex here.

Apart from discussing matters directly pertaining to citizenship, other related issues were raised like the issue of the Sabah Native Certificate and “Surat Berian” Wedding Status which falls under the State Native Court.

The use of the terms “Native” and “Sino-Native” in national identification documents were also queried as Upko is of the opinion that “Native” is not a specific race but just a categorical or a generic term used to describe a group of indigenous people.

“Furthermore the usage of the term is not legally accepted by the State of Sabah as it has not gone through the necessary stages to make it so. The matter should first be vetted by the State Attorney General’s office.

YB Donald Mojuntin & Hj Jaffear“When that is done, it will then have to be endorsed by the State Cabinet.

Finally it will have to pass through the State Assembly. Then and only then can it be accepted as a legal term that can be used in documents as important as our personal identifications. Otherwise it will and does create, for instance, NT land inheritance problems,” he said.

Mojuntin who is also Assistant Finance Minister and Moyog State Assemblyman and his delegation was also briefed by Jaffear on the department’s vision, mission, operation, past and up-coming programmes.

Biro members Alvin Lee CDO Moyog,Bryan M Moyog PKR & Pemuda UPKOMojuntin said the purpose of the visit was to deliberate on certain issues related to citizenship and also to enhance ties with NRD.

“As one of the main objectives of the Bureau is to ensure only genuine Sabahans or those legally qualified for it are bestowed citizenship, it is only appropriate to build and foster a strong and practical working relationship with the NRD,” he said.

He added that the visit was also auspicious as it comes right after the Prime Minister’s announcement of his 11 people-friendly measures which include improvements to the process of registering births in Sabah and Sarawak, on the occasion of his 100th day in office.

Dtk Patrick Sindu, Goven Lasung, Aldem Chia, Datin Dr. Jainah Sintian & NRD officialsAlso present were Upko Vice President, Senator Datuk Maijol Mahap, Upko Secretary Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau as well as Upko wing leaders Arthur Sen and Datin Dr Jainna Sintian. Among the Bureau members present were NGO activist Datuk Patrick Sindu and Persatuan Peranakan Ranau Chairman, Aldem Chia.

According to Mojuntin, the bureau had been receiving numerous grievances and complaints related to citizenship.

Tailin Moinon Ligunjang and the rest at Q&A session“These problems stem from non and late registrations of births, being born outside Sabah before Malaysia Day, marriages with foreigners and a myriad of other situations.

“This issue of citizenship, especially in Sabah, is one of the few fundamental problems that need to be sorted out for the Prime Minister’s 1Malaysia concept to be achieved, he said.

“We must remember that most of these relevant applicants have family members who are citizens. If their respective problem is not dealt with efficiently, it will not only disillusion the applicants themselves but their family members and friends will also lose confidence in the government’s delivery system and perhaps, the integrity of the government. It would be like a negative pyramid effect.”

Jaffear commended the effort of the Upko Bureau and welcomed any helping hand to assist the NRD, especially from elected representatives whether State or Parliament.

“The NRD is open to all constructive suggestions from any party as this will improve our department’s efficiency,” he said.

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Nude woman escapes being raped in Sandakan

A woman was stripped naked behind some bushes by a man posing as an enforcement officer but escaped being raped when the man fled after hearing sounds of people nearby.

The man had abducted the 28-year-old woman and her sister from their car outside a supermarket on Sunday night.

The sisters had parked outside the supermarket when the man, identifying himself as an enforcement officer, suddenly got into the car and directed the woman to drive to a secluded area in Jalan Cecily here.

He then fondled and molested her and assaulted her when she tried to put up a struggle .

He dragged her out of the car towards some bushes and stripped her while the terrified sister was warned not to make any sound.

Just then, the man heard people walking near the car and he fled.

The woman has lodged a police report on the incident.

Sandakan police chief Asst Comm Rosli Mohd Isa confirmed the case.

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35 kes sah A H1N1 di Sabah!

Sabah mencatat bilangan kes sah virus A (H1N1) toi bogok sebanyak 35 hari ini. Diketahui lebih 100 orang masih berada di beberapa pusat kuarantin sementara bagi memastikan kes-kes sahih sebelum dikemukakan umum. Dinasihatkan masyarakat Sabahan “not to panic”. Kurangkan outing keluarga, lawatilah hospital sekiranya terdapat tanda-tanda Selsema A(H1N1) terutama golongan tua dan kanak-kanak bawah 12 tahun. Kurang outing maksudnya kurang belanjalah kawan…..

Cheers. Lets get through this together!

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Chaq (abang Stacy’terlebih sudah) tempat ke 2 mentor bolot RM30 ribu!

Tahniah Chaq. Memang persembahan memberansangkan dari artis Sabahan, Land of Talent. RM30,000 bukan sikit!Tempat pertama, saya dah lupa nama dia…forgetable. Anyway , God bless you,keep on rockin.

stacy5 & chaq

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Lajim ‘cipta’ Pingat Darjah kebesaran untuk Masyarakat Bisaya Sabah?

Lajim Ukin BisayaMASYARAKAT Bisaya di Sabah akan menyambut Perayaan Adau Janang Gayuh pada 18 Julai 2009 di Padang Sekolah Kebangsaan Kerukan, Kuala Penyu bermula 7.30 pagi sementara acara kemuncak perayaan akan diadakan pada sebelah malamnya di dewan Shahbandar Makang, Kuala Penyu dimana ianya akan diresmikan oleh Presiden Persatuan Bisaya Bersatu Sabah, Janang Gayuh Datuk Seri Panglima Kol. Dr. Haji Lajim Haji Ukin.

Buat pertama kalinya diadakan penyampaian pingat janang kepada beberapa tokoh pemimpin suku Bisaya yang banyak berjasa kepada masyarakat secara keseluruhannya. Tiga kategori pingat yang disediakan ialah Pingat Seri Setia Janang (PSSJ),Pingat Setia Janang (PSJ), dan Pingat Ahli Setia Janang.

Pingat Seri Setia Janang (PSSJ) Sultan Lajim Ukin Bisaya

Bagi kategori anugerah pula beberapa anugerah disediakan seperti Anugerah Jasamu Dikenang, Anugerah Khidmat Awam, Anugerah Keluarga Contoh, Anugerah Wira Kencana, Anugerah Karyawan dan Anugerah Usahawan Contoh.

Pingat Ahli Setia Janang (PASJ) Sultan Lajim Ukin BisayaWah, dengan duit anda boleh melakukan apa saya yang kamu suka.  Boleh tahan lah , Lajim Ukin Timbalan Menteri Malaysia pertama yang mempunyai susunan darjah kebesaran dibawahnya. Jangan saja jadi sultan dan bawa Beaufort keluar dari Sabah sudahlah.

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Etnik Lundayeh memerlukan pengiktirafan kerajaan BN?

Oleh: Jinius Pandakin

SIPITANG: Isu etnik Lundayeh kini semakin mendapat perhatian para pemimpin masyarakat itu sendiri yang mendakwa bahawa meskipun kumpulan itu dianggap minoriti dinegeri ini, namun ia tidak terpinggir dari arus pembangunan perdana khususnya dalam bidang pendidikan, malah ramai golongan muda terpelajar sudahpun bekerja disektor swasta mahupun kerajaan.

Timbalan Presiden Persatuan Lundayeh Sabah Taba Libang 52, berkata demikian ketika ditemui dipejabat beliau untuk mendapatkan ulasan berhubung masa depan suku etnik Lundayeh pada Jumaat.

Beliau sebagai mengulas beberapa kenyataan pemimpin etnik Lundayeh sebelum ini, yang meminta kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) agar satu daripada pemimpin kesukuan itu dilantik kedalam jawatan kerjaan yang bertanggung jawab penyusunan masyarakat itu.

“Kita tidak nafikan ada segelintir etnik ini menyokong pembangkang namun mereka tidak terus terpinggir, malah ketika era kerajaan USNO pun ada berlaku sedemikian, tetapi masyarakat ini akhirnya menyokong kerajaan yang memerintah,” jelas Taba.

Dari segi sumbangan masyarakat Lundayeh dalam aspek ekonomi dan kebudayaan dinegeri ini Taba berkata, masyarakat ini telah berjaya menonjolkan pelbagai seniukiran yang tidak kurang hebatnya sehingga mampu menggamit minat pelancong asing setiap kali kedatangan mereka.

Malahan, para pelancong turut terpukau dengan seni alat bunyi bunyian musik teradisional khususnya tiupan seruling bambo yang mampu mengulit banyak irama yang menarik, kata Taba lagi.

Ketika menceritakan peranan penting yang dianugerahkan oleh kerajaan USNO dahulu kepada suku Lundayeh Taba berkata, OKK Mulok Bangau dari suku Lundayeh merupakan pemimpin pertama kesukuan itu mendapat pengiktirafan kerajaan sebagai pemimpin mereka dalam kerajaan ketika itu.

“ Bagaimana pun selepas itu..ia terlepas begitu sahaja tanpa pengganti mahupun susulan…dan inilah yang berulangkali dituntut masyarakat ini,” jelasnya lagi.

Ketika ditanya berhubung cadangan beberapa pemimpin Lundayeh yang mengatakan bahawa teori masyarakat ‘orang asli’ di Semenanjung merupakan formula terbaik yang harus diikuti untuk penyusunan masyarakat Lundayeh diSabah Taba berkata:

“ Teori itu tidak perlu di Sabah kerana cara penyusunan masyarakat Lundayeh di Sabah memadailah jika kerajaan mempertimbangkan jawatan jawatan kepada etnik ini seperti Setiausaha Politik atau jawatan Pengerusi Lembaga badan badan berkanun untuk membantu menaiktaraf dan menyusun semula masayarkat ini.” Kata beliau.

Dalam pada itu, Taba mengajak masyarakat Lundayeh supaya menyokong penuh tanpa berbelah bahagi kepada kerajaan BN demi kesejahteraan kesukuan mereka.

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Upko to reach out to Perak Orang Asli

Orang AsliKOTA KINABALU: A Sabah-based Barisan Nasional component party will launch five divisions in Perak today. The United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun and Murut Organisation (Upko) is spreading it wings to help provide a voice for the Orang Asli community there.

Upko president and Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok is expected to launch the five pro-tem divisions in Tapah, where he is attending the Perak Orang Asli Land Development Convention.

Upko supreme council member Albert Bingkasan said yesterday the Orang Asli of the Semai group had expressed their interests in joining the party for the past two years.

“The community wanted a vehicle in the country’s political mainstream and it appears they are attracted to our struggles in the party, which is focused on the indigenous communities.

“Many of them being Christians and indigenous also find it hard to expand, politically, with other BN parties which have different priorities for the communities they represent,” Bingkasan said.

Under Upko’s Constitution, membership is open to all Malaysians who subscribe to the party’s struggles, he added.

The party opened a division in Shah Alam, Selangor, two years ago where most of its members are from Sabah.

Upko, which has 44 divisions, is merging the divisions into 25 in line with the number of parliamentary seats in the state.

Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia president Adrian Lasimbang said estabishment of the branches would be a positive political development for the Orang Asli community.

“Presently in Parliament, the Orang Asli has only one representative, Senator Osman Bujang. They also do not have any political party to represent them.”

Lasimbang said in Peninsular Malaysia, there were more than 100,000 Orang Asli people from 18 groups, with the majority being the Semai community.

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