Friday, June 27, 2008

SAPP wants Umno’s Anifah to lead independent MPs

The Star : Friday June 27, 2008


KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) is calling on Kimanis MP Datuk Anifah Aman from Umno to lead an independent group of MPs from Sabah and Sarawak. The MPs representing different parties from the two states can move the process of political change forward, SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said in a statement. Yong said several MPs from Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia had deliberated on the current political scenario in Malaysia in recent days.

“This is the window of opportunity that SAPP has relentlessly reminded our leaders and people not to let slip by,” he said.

Yong said that Anifah, who is Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman's brother, was brave and farsighted to have stepped forward to identify himself with Sabah and its people the issues raised by SAPP.

Yong observed that Anifah refused to subscribe to the divide and rule tactics and had come up with a fresh angle to the current struggle of Sabah to regain the autonomy of the State of Sabah (and Sarawak) by re-examining Article 161E(4) of the Constitution concerning immigration to the state.

On Wednesday, Anifah said that the Chief Minister of Sabah should head a high level task force to tackle the illegal immigrant problem, as under Article 161, matters of immigration came under the chief minister's jurisdiction.

1 comment:

bolehlah said...

Farmer K works hard on his land.
Helped by his children, they produce a wonderful harvest, year after year.
The harvest that they produce, would be enough to buy better equipment, send his children to a better education and provide enough to pay handsomely for everyone of his workers.

However, they remain poor, having to toil the farm with old equipment, barely have enough to educate his children and some of the workers even have to starve on certain occasions.

Why is this so? Because every year, their harvest is taken by warlords.
These warlords proclaim to protect them. They take everything.
Then they give out barely enough for K and the farm to survive.

This does not happen only to K, but all the farmers in the land.
On occasions, when they sense the farmers and the workers are restless.
They show their generosity by giving a little more... just enough to please the farmers.
They have brainwashed the farmers into believing that the warlords are their protectors, and should be grateful that the warlords give them food to eat.

The warlords are still not satisfied. The know they can take more.
So they bring in immigrants from a poorer country to work on the farms.
They deny knowing where these people come from, but then, proceed approve their permits to stay in the land.

So the farmers, until today, they have produced so much that it made the warlords
obscenely rich. Money in the trillions.. while the farmers and their workers have barely enough to survive. And if things go according to plan, the farmers will be kicked out of their own farms.Soon they will not even have enough to survive.

The warlords just need a little more time, before all their slaves can takeover the farm.
Just a little more time. Only if the troublesome knight did not bring so much attention to their plans. This troublesome knight have rallied the farmers, making them smart.
The warlords know if the farmers all work together, they will not be able continue to plunder the land. That IS a disaster. No more lavish vacations and flying in jets.

The warlords started to treat the farmers nicer, smiling and promising to solve the farmers woes. They promise to buy better equipment for the farm. The promise to build more roads and schools to make the farmers' lives better. They even promise to look into this issue of illegal immigrants that suddenly mysteriously become citizens. While some farmer's children have been waiting years for their citizenship.

The warlords are furious they have to treat the farmers so nice, but for now, the warlords still need the ungrateful farmers. Until then, the warlords will promise anything. They can promise anything, because they do not have to fulfill those promises once the troublesome knight is defeated. Get rid of the troublesome knight, and the farmers will remain subservient again. If the farmers continue to fight among themselves and learn to fear the warlords. There is nothing to stop the warlords from taking over the farms.

So this is a turning point in the farmers lives. The knight cannot fight the warlords alone.
Will the farmers be brave enough to support the knight?
Or will the farmers hope the warlords will continue to be nice to them and hope the warlords fulfill their promises to them?

Whatever decision the farmers make. They deserve what they get.