Sabah joining Malaysia a mistake says Sipaun

RM0 3/8: Former Suhakam vice-chairperson Simon Sipaun says Sabah made a mistake in joining the Federation of Malaysia in 1963./MKINI


A very strong stand from Tan Sri Simon Sipaun. This is what many of us Sabahans feels but just a handful few of us voices out.

It takes courage to say the truth. I’m learning from this.


7 thoughts on “Sabah joining Malaysia a mistake says Sipaun”

  1. The people of Malaysia has become just like many of the silly Americans.They would fight to save the life of a sick baby monkey rather tha the thousands of sick Red Indian babies in their backyard.
    Fong Vui Kong is a drug trafficker who may make millions from the misery of drug addicts.These drug addicts will become snatch thieves and prostitudes to feed their drug addiction habit.In many places innocent housewives are killed when these drug addicts drag their hand bags from speeding motor cycles.Then the small children would suffer of having no mother.It is all due to drug trafficker like Fong Vui Kong.
    Why are not all these stupid people around Malaysia fighting for the victims of drug abuse? I can take them through the back streets of Kota Kinabalu after 10 pm.Thhere you can see thousands of drug addicts living in misery.May of the young native girls offer sex for 10 dollars just to feed trheir drug habit.
    I am from Kulim,Kedah but I have stayed in Kota Kinabalu for more than 20 years. I am in the hotel IT software business. My 5 star hotel has shown me CCTV of school girls going up and down the hotel for prostitution in order to feed the drug habits of their boy friends.
    It is all due to drug traffickers like Fong Vui Kong.
    He should be hanged to death by his neck according to the laws of the foreign land.If a foreigner should bring drugs to Kota Kinabalu we should hang him too.

  2. A senior government valuer testified today that at the amount quoted for the controversial Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) land including interest payment, however, an excess of interest of RM720million was still paid.

    Former Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) director Sahari Mahadi told the Kuala Lumpur High Court hearing former transport minister Dr Ling Liong Sik’s corruption trial that six percent was included when Port Klang Authority (PKA) decided to buy the 999.5 acres of land from Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) for RM1,088,456,000.

    Sahari, the second witness to testify today, confirmed the prosecution’s claim that PKA overpaid KDSB by including another 7.5 percent per annum which caused the total amount to inflate to a staggering RM1.8billion.

    Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah asked Sahari to explain the cost for the 830 acres out of the 999.5 acres land which was sold at RM25 per square foot (psf).

    Sahari replied that it did and the RM25 psf was the amount quoted in the event the government chooses to defer payments over a period of 10 years as agreed by the buyer and the seller.

    The 63-year-old retiree explained to Justice Ahmadi Asnawi that the JPPH headquarters concluded their valuation and decided to give their price per square foot at RM18 at first.

    However, KDSB, based on their own private valuation findings, had offered to add “special value”, thereby hiking the cost per square foot to RM25, said Sahari.

    “Was the RM25 psf an offered price (harga tawaran) or claimed price (harga tuntutan)?” asked Tun Abdul Majid.

    “(…) KDSB asked for RM23.15 psf or higher but this amount was not agreed by JPPH and both parties finally agreed a price for the special value at RM20.75 psf which was rounded up to RM21,” replied Sahari.

    He added that if PKA was to pay in cash for the land the price per square feet would be at RM21, however, if payment is delayed over a period of 10 years the cost would be RM25 psf.

    The court adjourned soon after as the prosecution had left behind documents that were supposed to be submitted.

    Amended principle and alternative charges

    Ling today claimed trial to amended principal and alternative cheating charges.

    According to the main charge, he was accused of deceiving the Malaysian government between Sept 25 and Nov 6, 2002 by deceiving the cabinet into agreeing on the land purchase in Pulau Indah for the PKFZ project according to the terms agreed to between Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd and Port Klang Authority.

    In the amended charges, the prosecution said that Ling concealed facts regarding an interest of 7.5 percent per annum in addition to the cost of the land which was priced at RM25 per sq ft which summed up to RM1,088,456,000.

    On the first count, Ling is alleged to have deceived the cabinet into agreeing to the terms of purchase between Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) and Port Klang Authority (PKA) and giving its approval for the purchase.

    He was said to have committed the deception with the knowledge it could cause wrongful losses to the government and despite being bound by a fiduciary duty to protect the government.

    The charge, under Section 418 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment or fine or both upon conviction.

    Ling faces an alternative charge of similar cheating for deliberately concealing facts related to the project from the cabinet.

    The charge, under Section 417 of the Penal Code, is punishable by imprisonment of up to five years or fine or both upon conviction.

    The trial resumes tomorrow morning with Sahari on the stand.

  3. RCI on Sabah illegal migrants unlikely, says cableJoseph Sipalan
    Sep 3, 11
    2:01pm10 friends can read this story for freeA confidential US embassy cable puts little hope in the possibility of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Sabah’s illegal immigrant problem, blaming it on the vested interests of “Mahathir-era politicians” in the state.

    The cable, posted online by Wikileaks, alleged that the federal government and Umno had actively facilitated the issuance of Malaysian documents to illegal immigrants in exchange for political support.

    The cable went on to claim that a retired senior intelligence official “frankly admitted” that former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed’s (right) administration had “facilitated illegal immigration” from neighbouring Indonesia and the Philippines to “better balance the state’s ethnic and religious equation”.

    The retired official allegedly said that this was a preventive measure to “ward off any future separatist sentiments in Sabah, in addition to attracting Umno votes needed to control the state”.

    “A Royal Commission, operated properly, would likely expose the depth of Umno and BN’s political corruption and vote manipulation, further inciting Sabahans,” stated the cable, dated Sept 5, 2008.

    Sabah politicians and activists have long been demanding that the federal government fulfil its responsibilities in helping solve this long-standing issue, with many claiming that it started to get out of hand during the 1994 state elections when the then opposition PBS was toppled by the BN after a nine-year rule.

    Among the demands put forward was for a RCI to be formed to probe the root causes of the state’s burgeoning illegal immigrant problem.

    The latest call came from Upko president and Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Bernard Dompok, following the purported installation of a Sabah businessman as the Sultan of Sulu.

    Crackdown on illegals ‘political band aid’

    This was, however, not the first time Dompok (right) had demanded a RCI, with the cable stating that he had told US embassy officials back in 2008 that the Royal Commission is needed to find out who are issuing Malaysian documents to illegal immigrants for any action to be effective.

    Describing the periodic operations against the illegal migrants in Sabah as “political band aid”, the cable pointed out that Sabahans “see the immigrants being deported as ‘low hanging fruit’, enabling authorities to demonstrate that they are ‘doing something’ about it”.

    The cable also quoted the then Suhakam vice-chairperson Simon Sipaun, who cited estimates of around 1.9 million illegals and/or undocumented people living in Sabah, far higher than the federal government’s official estimates of 240,000.

    Another person quoted in the cable, Muhammad Radzi Jamaludin who was principal assistant secretary in the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Southeast Asia division, allegedly conceded to US embassy officials that many Filipinos deported from Sabah returned after just “a couple weeks”.

    He added that some Malaysian women falsely claim Filipino citizenship, only to announce they are Malaysians upon reaching the Philippines and that they wanted to stay with their husbands, who were being deported.

    Govt accused of ‘selective crackdown’

    The cable concluded that the federal government crackdowns on illegal immigrants in Sabah have been “selective” and “explicitly avoids raids on key areas of migrant employment” such as manufacturing, logging, palm oil plantations and service industries, “which could be forced to curtail operations without their illegal migrant workers”.

    A local journalist met by US embassy officials allegedly told them that an earlier damping down “that proved too effective” in detaining illegal immigrants after local business leaders complained and the police official who planned the operation was punished and transferred.

    “Sabahans consider illegal immigration a major concern, even though important segments of the state’s economy are highly dependent on cheap migrant labour.

    “Many view illegal immigrants, especially Filipino Muslims, as upsetting the political balance in Sabah, whose native majority is Catholic.

    “The lack of enthusiasm among Sabahans for current illegal immigrant crackdown illustrates the overall mistrust of the BN government and its peninsular-centric policies,” the cable said.
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  4. Come to my office in KK for documented evidence,
    KOTA KINABALU: The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), a Sabah Barisan Nasional coalition component, wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to speed up its money-laundering investigation involving Chief Minister Musa Aman.

    Lending credence that a snap general election may be announced soon, LDP deputy president Chin Su Phin said the troubling matter should be settled before Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak calls for national polls.

    Chin used the recent announcement by MACC that it had launched an investigation against Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud, as the reason for making the call, although it is widely known that LDP is out of step with the Musa administration and is likely to be shunned during the horse-trading for seats in the run-up to the election.

    Alluding to MACC’s probe on Taib, he also said that it was unseemly for Taib to claim innocence and the mere fact that he was under investigation should be enough for him to step aside until after he is cleared.

    On the MACC investigation on Musa, there has been no new development into the alleged money-laundering case that took many by surprise when it was first exposed in late 2008 and was met with silence by top politicians as well as the investigative authorities.

    According to Chin, the case allegedly involved several local leaders but they were merely playing a supporting role while the MACC had failed to catch the main culprit that “is still lurking in the background”.

    “We Sabahans also wish to know the development of this case.

    “I hope MACC will complete its investigation on the people involved in corruption and money- laundering in Sabah and Sarawak, and take them to court before the 13th general election,” he said during the party’s annual general meeting here.

    “MACC is actively combating corruption. But what we see is that those who are brought to court were former leaders, while current leaders involved in corruption are still running free.

    “The people have been complaining that MACC is overlooking the major players who are involved in corruption,” he added.

    Musa link

    Musa’s name first surfaced as a suspect in the alleged money-laundering case when a supposed nominee, Michael Chia, was arrested at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong in August 2008.

    Chia was arrested for allegedly attempting to carry S$16 million in cash out of the country, which was believed to be used for the Permatang Pauh by-election at the time.

    The case had since been under investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) which sent three officers to Kota Kinabalu in November 2008 to investigate the source of the money.

    The Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC’s predecessor) investigations director at the time, Mohd Shukri Abdul, confirmed that the ICAC had sought MACC’s help.

    MACC later launched its own investigation which saw a senior lawyer being detained for questioning and his office raided.

    Both Chia and Musa denied knowing each other, but Chia is believed to have cordial relations with the chief minister and has often been seen in his company at social gatherings.

    PKR Youth leader Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin and DAP both lodged a police report against Musa over the investigations and demanded that the MACC disclose the outcome of its investigation

  5. Jews in America is in absolute control of the Muslim world in Arabia.
    They are already here in our world.
    Come to my office to see the evidence.
    Christian lawyer Siaw Yen Luan,17th floor,Wisma MCA.Jalan Ampmag,KL.
    Tel: 0321663384
    It’s Our Land By: Benjamin Netanyahu

    Apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu gave an interview and was asked about Israel’s occupation of Arab lands. His response was “It’s our land.” The reporter (CNN or the like) was stunned – read below “It’s our land…”

    It’s important information since we don’t get fair and accurate reporting from the media and facts tend to get lost in the jumble of daily events.

    A Crash Course on the Arab Israeli Conflict – here are overlooked facts in the current Middle East situation. These were compiled by a Christian university professor (It takes just 1.5 minutes to read!)


    It makes sense and it’s not slanted. Jew and non-Jew — it doesn’t matter.

    01. Nationhood and Jerusalem. Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, two thousand years before the rise of Islam.

    02. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.

    03. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B CE, the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.

    04. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 CE lasted no more than 22 years.

    05. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital and Arab leaders did not come to visit.

    06. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.

    07. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.

    08. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.

    09. Arab and Jewish Refugees: in 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews. Sixty-eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

    10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

    11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.

    12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own people’s lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

    13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel defended itself each time and won.

    14. The PLO’s Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.

    15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.

    16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.

    17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were directed against Israel.

    18. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

    19. The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

    20. The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like a policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

    These are incredible times. We have to ask what our role should be. What will we tell our grandchildren about what we did when there was a turning point in Jewish destiny, an opportunity to make a difference?

    Send this to other people you know and ask them to send it to others too, Jew and non-Jew — it doesn’t really matter, its about fairness and human rights and the truth

  6. Bei Soo lang says:
    December 27, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I have submitted all the evidence to the Hague courts and World Bank,
    Malaysia is bankrupt,
    Christian lawyer Siaw Yen Luan,
    Call me up if you want the paper evidence,
    Tel: 0321663384
    Malaysians Mourn The “Lost Decade Of Corruption” Where RM 1,077 Billion Of Illicit Money Had Been Illegally Siphoned Out Of Our Country From 2000-2009.
    By Lim Guan Eng
    Malaysians mourn the “the lost decade of corruption”, where RM 1,077 billon of illicit money had been illegally siphoned out of our country from 2000-9. According to the Washington-based financial watchdog Global Financial Integrity (GFI), in 2009 alone RM 150 billion (US$47 billion) in illicit money was illegally siphoned out of Malaysia.
    This RM 150 billion amount is in addition to the staggering loss of RM927 billion (US$291 billion) over a period of nine years between 2000 and 2008. The GFI report has shocked us all, with results showing that Malaysia is now ranked one of the top 5 countries in the world in terms of highest illicit capital flight.
    The latest GFI report, ‘Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries Over the Decade Ending 2009′, is penned by economists Sarah Freitas and Dev Kar, who is a former senior economist at the International Monetary Fund. According to the authors, the estimates are based on balance of payments, bilateral trade and external debt data reported by member countries to the IMF and the World Bank.
    They stressed that these illicit outflows are basically “unrecorded capital leakages through… illicit transfers of the proceeds of bribery, theft, kickbacks and tax evasion.” In other words, it refers to corruption money or black money that is obtained illegally and worse, not even re-circulated into our economy.
    This whopping and unaccountable loss of more than RM1 trillion as a result of corruption or black money will never be recovered. The fact that RM1 trillion worth of corruption was generated and subsequently siphoned out of our country makes the last 10 years the lost decade of corruption for Malaysia.
    It is time that we get rid of the robber barons in this country. It is precisely projects like the Port Klang Free Trade Zone, the RM52 billion Bumi share scandal, the RM250 million NFC “cows and condos” fiasco, the half a billion ringgit “commission” for the purchase of two Scorpene submarines, and the multitude of government-linked projects that run into massive cost overruns with zero accountability, including the RM3.7 billion over-expenditure by government departments reported in the latest Auditor-General’s report, that contribute to Malaysia now becoming the king of black money.
    No wonder Malaysia performed dismally in the latest 2011 Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index(CPI), dropping 4 spots to No. 60 out of 183 countries this year from No. 56 out of 178 last year. Malaysia’s 2011 CPI dropped for the third year running, slipping to 4.3 this year, leaving it in 60th place out of 183 countries compared with 37th place when Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi took over as prime minister in 2003. TI Malaysia Deputy President Mohammad Ali even noted that Malaysia’s CPI has continued to decline as “elements of state” that facilitated ‘grand corruption’ were still prevalent.
    The latest expose by GFI of RM 1,077 billion in black of corruption money illegally taken out of the countrys explain the extent of losses suffered by Malaysians. DAP regrets that the BN government has dismissed this reputable study carried out by an independent and prestigious body. Malaysians must unite to save this country from BN, clean up corruption and try to get back this RM 1,077 billion of illicit money.
    malsia1206, December 16, 2011 23:18:48
    When Bank Negara is completely helpless to stem this illicit outflow and movement of billions over the past years, MACC was indeed very efficient to control corruption in 2 instances.

    1. They were directly responsible in the investigation of the alleged mishandling of a mere few thousand ringgit and causing the death of Teoh Beng Hock in the course of their investigation right in their premises.

    2. They were directly responsible for causing another death on the Customs Officer, Sarbani, for the fictitious billion he was alleged to have been involved.

    This is Malaysia showing her best how things work. Putrajaya style. Barisan style. UMNO style.

    Is this still the Government we all want when we cast our votes in GE13?

    Sribayu, December 16, 2011 22:56:50
    I just came back from holiday + scuba diving in Bali. The Hotel’s manager told me that the hotel that I stayed belongs to one of the Malaysian prominent politician. He further revealed that the hotel occupancy rate is averaging to 20%. This Dato is not interested so much about making profit … but this is the only way to smuggle & hide his wealth from public eyes.

    Motherchell, December 16, 2011 22:56:30
    These were the Ketuanan canines barking and foaming about supremacy and religion while robbing the poor Malays . I hope the rabid species all attired in skull caps and Zegna are all buried alive soon!!!

    From the PM downwards!!!

    Scum of the lowest order!! even maggots do good for the sick and injured before they die!!!

    The Royals can continue to remain blind and deaf till their palace roof is also carried away one morning !!!

    eloofk, December 16, 2011 22:44:11
    Who was the PM in the year 2000 and those thieving Ministers in his Cabinet?

    Earth provides enough to satisfy every person’s need but not their greed.
    Mahatma Gandhi.

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  7. To: All Malaysians who loves to live in a country where the Rule of Law is above all politicians.
    From: See Yin Luan, Lawyer of Democratic Justice,Malaysia,17 th Floor,Wisma MCA,163 Jalan Ampnag,Kuala Lumpur.
    Subject : Make a million police reports against all the people involved in giving false evidence in court in DSAAIII sodomy 1 and 2 case.
    1) If these people do not have justice served on them under the BN government.
    We can start criminal files on them.
    2) They will get justice served on them on the next PR government.
    3) These people should be prosecuted up the five levels of courts.
    4) These people should serve long jail sentences,
    5) It will serve all future law enforces who breaks the law for their own selfish political and monetary agenda.
    6) The people involved are the IGP,AG,PDRM CID investigating officers and all the other scientific officers,
    7) I will be briefing all the bar councils in the commonwealth.
    8) I will invite foreign observers for the next General Election.
    9) I will work with Amiga to apply foreign pressure on the government.
    10) My group will build a new Malaysia.
    Lawyer See Yin Luan,
    17th Floor,
    Wisma MCA,
    163 Jalan Ampamg,
    Kuala Lumpur,

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