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Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha to Parti Bersatu Sabah leaders and supporters, and all family and friends.

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mary@catzmedia.com (Mary) Featured News (2018) News Wed, 22 Aug 2018 13:36:12 +0800
UCAPAN DASAR TIMBALAN PRESIDEN PARTI BERSATU SABAH, MERANGKAP AHLI PARLIMEN P168 KOTA MARUDU DAN KETUA BAHAGIAN PBS N5 TANDEK YB DATUK SERI PANGLIMA DR MAXIMUS JOHNITY ONGKILI http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/853-ucapan-dasar-timbalan-presiden-parti-bersatu-sabah-merangkap-ahli-parlimen-p168-kota-marudu-dan-ketua-bahagian-pbs-n5-tandek-yb-datuk-seri-panglima-dr-maximus-johnity-ongkili-sempena-mesyuarat-agung-tahunan-parti-bersatu-sabah-bahagian-n5-tandek-kali-ke-3 http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/853-ucapan-dasar-timbalan-presiden-parti-bersatu-sabah-merangkap-ahli-parlimen-p168-kota-marudu-dan-ketua-bahagian-pbs-n5-tandek-yb-datuk-seri-panglima-dr-maximus-johnity-ongkili-sempena-mesyuarat-agung-tahunan-parti-bersatu-sabah-bahagian-n5-tandek-kali-ke-3

UCAPAN DASAR TIMBALAN PRESIDEN PARTI BERSATU SABAH, MERANGKAP AHLI PARLIMEN P168 KOTA MARUDU DAN KETUA BAHAGIAN PBS N5 TANDEK
YB DATUK SERI PANGLIMA DR MAXIMUS JOHNITY ONGKILI SEMPENA MESYUARAT AGUNG TAHUNAN PARTI BERSATU SABAH
BAHAGIAN N5 TANDEK KALI KE-33

(SALUTATIONS)

01. Terlebih dahulu, marilah kita memberi kesyukuran kepada Tuhan yang Maha Kuasa kerana dengan berkat dan restunya kita dapat mengadakan Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan Parti Bersatu Sabah Bahagian N5 Tandek kali ke-33 pada hari ini.

02. Ucapan tahniah dan syabas juga saya tujukan kepada Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penganjur serta semua ahli-ahli jawatankuasa yang telah bekerja bersungguh-sungguh untuk mempastikan mesyuarat kita pada hari ini berjalan dengan jayanya. Ucapan terima kasih juga saya tujukan kepada Timbalan-Timbalan Presiden, ahli-ahli Majlis Tertinggi, Ketua-Ketua Bahagian, para perwakilan dan pemerhati kerana masih kekal bersama-sama PBS sepanjang 33 tahun. Komitmen anda amat dihargai dan bersama kita akan terus memartabatkan perjuangan PBS.

Tuan-tuan dan Puan-puan,

MESYUARAT BERSEJARAH DAN SIGNIFIKAN

03. Selepas tiga dekad berjuang melalui Parti Bersatu Sabah, mesyuarat agung tahunan yang ke-33 tahun ini sememangnya satu pencapaian yang patut dibanggakan.

04. Mesyuarat ini amat bersejarah dan signifikan bagi kita semua, terutama sekali selepas menang dengan bergaya di kawasan Parlimen P168 Kota Marudu dan N5 Tandek, serta menawan kembali kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) N4 Matunggong dari pihak lawan. Ini adalah pencapaian yang patut dibanggakan, hasil kerjasama dari semua ahli PBS di setiap peringkat, telah memastikan kemenangan kita di ketiga-tiga kawasan ini. Bagi saya, secara peribadi, kemenangan kali ini menjadikan saya Ahli Parlimen untuk penggal ke-enam, iaitu sejarah bagi PBS di kawasan ini.

05. Dengan rendah diri, saya ingin mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih yang terhingga kepada semua penyokong PBS, serta pengundi-pengundi yang telah membuat keputusan yang betul pada PRU14 lalu. Keyakinan anda kepada calon PBS di kawasan parlimen Kota Marudu, dan kawasan DUN Tandek dan Matunggong amat kami hargai. Kemenangan 3-0 di Kota Marudu pada pilihanraya lalu membuktikan PBS kekal relevan dan kuat di tiga kawasan ini.

06. Saya juga ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada kepimpinan atasan PBS, terutama sekali Presiden Parti Bersatu Sabah Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, berserta rakan-rakan seperjuangan saya iaitu Ahli Majlis Tertinggi (AMT) PBS, di atas sokongan mereka kepada Bahagian PBS N5 Tandek dan saya, sebagai Timbalan Presiden parti ini.

SEJARAH POLITIK SABAH SELEPAS PRU14

07. Di peringkat negeri pula, komponen parti di bawah Barisan Nasional (BN) telah memperolehi kemenangan selepas Parti STAR mengambil keputusan untuk berjuang bersama kita di persada politik. Kita juga telah menubuhkan kerajaan, ketua menteri dan menteri kabinet Sabah telah mengangkat sumpah. Tetapi, malangnya, sikap tamak pihak Parti UPKO telah menjadikan kita pembangkang. Kita telah dikhianati. Pengkhianatan inilah yang telah menjadikan kita pihak yang bukan memerintah. Mereka yang telah meninggalkan kita sepatutnya merasa malu atas perbuatan mereka. PBS, dengan ini, mendesak UPKO untuk mengosongkan kerusi yang dimenangi mereka dengan menggunakan tiket Barisan Nasional.

08. Secara dasarnya, di peringkat negeri, kita telah berjaya memperolehi kepercayaan majoriti rakyat semasa Pilihanraya ke-14 (PRU14) pada bulan Mei lalu. Tapi akibat pengkhianatan beberapa ahli dewan undangan negeri (ADUN), Sabah, kini, berada di bawah pentadbiran Parti Warisan, dan mereka telahpun menubuhkan kerajaan, mengangkat sumpah ketua menteri dan menteri kabinet yang baharu. Akan tetapi, status kerajaan pimpinan Parti Warisan dicabar di mahkamah.

09. Kesahihan kerajaan ‘baharu’ yang diketuai Parti Warisan masih belum disahkan lagi kerana kerajaan ‘lama’ yang diketuai oleh Tan Sri Musa Aman telah memfailkan saman bagi mendapatkan pengisytiharan bahawa beliau kekal sebagai Ketua Menteri yang sah mengikut peruntukkan undang-undang, selain mendakwa pengakuan sumpah ketua menteri kini Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal sebagai Ketua Menteri oleh Yang di-Pertua Negeri pada 12 Mei lalu adalah tidak berperlembagaan dan tidak sah.

10. Di peringkat nasional pula, Parti Harapan telah menumbangkan Barisan Nasional. Keadaan amat tidak menentu pada masa ini. Namun kita harus bersikap sabar dan meneliti keadaan semasa. Parti Harapan masih bersandarkan manifesto 100 hari pilihanraya mereka, dan kita masih menanti perubahan yang dijanjikan. Buat masa ini, kepentingan parti dan penyokong kita haruslah diutamakan dan dilindungi. Kita semua harus steady, BERSATU dan jangan lari.

Tuan-tuan, puan-puan, rakan-rakan dalam PBS sekalian,

PARTI HARAPAN DAN JANJI-JANJI PRU14

11. Seperti yang telah saya nyatakan awal tadi, keadaan Malaysia pada masa ini amat kucar-kacir. Keadaan di peringkat nasional belum tenteram dan stabil. Pergolakan dalaman Parti Harapan masih hebat dan mereka berhadapan dengan bermacam-macam andaian. Dalam tempoh tiga bulan pertama pentadbiran kerajaan baharu ini, menteri-menteri kabinet dan pemimpin atasan tidak habis-habis mengeluarkan kenyataan yang sengaja memburukkan kepimpinan lama, walaupun kebanyakan kenyataan ini tidak masuk akal dan mengaibkan negara dimata dunia. Tanggungjawab sesebuah kerajaan ialah untuk menjaga nama baik negara, bukan memburukkan status negara tersebut di kalangan pemimpin dunia.

12. Janji 100 hari yang diuar-uarkan semasa PRU14 nampaknya hanya retorik semata-mata. Ia diutarakan sekadar untuk memancing undi. Manifesto Parti Harapan janji BUYUK! Antaranya janji-janji mrreka ialah memansuhkan Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN), pemansuhan bayaran tol dan cukai GST, namun ini hanyalah sebahagian taktik parti lawan untuk meraih undi dari golongan muda di negara kita. Baru-baru ini lagi tomahan palsu mengenai hutang negara sebanyak RM1 Trillion (satu trillion ringgit) dan kehilangan wang pungutan GST, yang mana pihak kerajaan baharu menuduh kerajaan lama melesapkan wang ini untuk kegunaan peribadi. Tuduhan ini meleset sekali dan ini bakal dibuktikan kelak. Hutang negara kita sebenarnya berjumlah RM500 billion (500 billion ringgit) sahaja, dan ini telah disahkan oleh pihak bertaraf antarabangsa.

Hadirin sekalian,

STATUS TERKINI PBS

13. Pada 12 Mei tahun ini, Presiden PBS Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitigan, setelah persetujuan bersama pemimpin atasan PBS, telah membuat keputusan keluar daripada BN untuk menerajui landasan politik baharu untuk semua parti yang sehaluan di Sabah. Di Malaysia Timur, kesemua parti-parti komponen BN telah meninggalkan BN, dan kini, hanya UMNO, MCA dan MIC yang masih kekal sebagai parti komponen BN.

14. Kita dalam PBS telah membuat keputusan untuk mengambil kedudukan bebas untuk menguatkan parti dan membuat gabungan dan kerjasama dengan parti-parti tempatan Sarawak. Kita juga telah menubuhkan Gabungan Bersatu dan akan meneruskan perjuangan ini bersama rakan-rakan sejawat kita di Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) pimpinan Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, dan kemungkinan juga Parti STAR, yang dipimpin oleh Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, dan parti-parti lain yang sealiran dengan moto perjuangan kita, iaitu melindungi hak-hak negeri Sabah dan rakyat Sabah di dalam Malaysia.

Hadirin sekalian,

PERJUANGAN BELUM SELESAI

15. Perjuangan PBS murni. Perjuangan kita telah teruji dan diperakui telus, Keupayaan PBS untuk bertahan selama tiga dekad membuktikan kita telah berusaha melakukan yang terbaik untuk mempertahankan kepentingan penyokong kita, terutama sekali hak-hak rakyat Sabah, seperti yang telah termaktub di dalam Perjanjian Malaysia 1963, ataupun Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). Namun kita tidak seharusnya merasa selesa, sehinggakan kita lupa asas dan objektif perjuangan parti kita. Kita tidak seharusnya bermegah kerana mampu kekal relevan sehingga kini. Kita perlu terus mengingatkan diri kita bahawa semua ini adalah kerana sokongan dari setiap ahli dan masyarakat di akar umbi. Kita harus mengingatkan diri kita masing-masing yang perjuangan kita ini belum selesai. Pembangunan harus diteruskan, demi kebaikkan rakyat di negeri, khususnya kawasan ini.

16. Kita juga harus terus berusaha untuk mempertahankan objektif perjuangan PBS selama ini. Antaranya ialah mengembalikan kedaulatan negara kita melalui pembanterasan tetamu yang tidak diundang, iaitu golongan pendatang tanpa izin (PATI), yang semakin berleluasa di negeri kita. Isu-isu lain seperti pemilikan tanah adat melalui geran komunal dan penyukatan tanah dibawah program PANTAS juga perlu diperjuangkan.

Tuan-tuan dan puan-puan,

17. Kerajaan baharu telah membatalkan pemberian geran tanah komunal yang diwujudkan oleh kerajaan BN. Pemberian geran komunal memberi peluang kepada masyarakat tempatan, terutama sekali di kawasan luar bandar, untuk memiliki tanah secara berkelompok. Namun ini dilihat sebagai satu bebanan bagi kerajaan pimpinan Parti Warisan, dan kemungkinan taktik mereka untuk memberikan tanah kepada mereka-mereka yang tidak berkelayakan, iaitu orang-orang asing atau PATI.

18. Selain daripada ini, kita juga harus terus memperjuangkan pembangunan ekonomi yang seimbang di negeri Sabah, khasnya di luar bandar. Perancangan dan pembangunan projek-projek besar yang dilakukan oleh BN seperti Pan Borneo dan pengembalian kuasa Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) kepada kerajaan negeri, serta pengagihan kuasa diantara Kerajaan Pusat dan Kerajaan Negeri di Malaysia seharusnya diketengahkan. Ini adalah hak kita. Hak negeri Sabah.

Hadirin sekalian,

PENUTUPAN

19. Perjuangan kita belum berakhir. Perjalanan politik PBS masih jauh ke hadapan dan cabaran yang bakal kita hadapi akan menjadi lebih sengit. Kita akan berhadapan dengan pelbagai cabaran dan pengalaman baharu. Yang pasti, bakal pemimpin muda PBS akan menghadapi perjalanan politik yang berwarna-warni. Nasihat saya, rebutlah peluang ini untuk mempersiapkan diri anda untuk cabaran di masa hadapan, jangan biarkan ia sia-sia. Perjuangan kita murni dan perjuangan sememangnya telus, dan ini dibuktikan dengan sokongan dari setiap penyokong di akar umbi dari pelbagai kaum. PBS akan kekal selamanya, berkat kesungguhan pemimpin pada masa kini. Jangan berhenti berharap dan jangan putus asa.

20. Pemimpin PBS ada pemimpi yang bertanggungjawab. Walaupun masa depan kita masih tidak menentu, tapi kita harus memastikan perjuangan kita telus dan matlamat yang jelas. Pemimpin PBS tidak pernah merancang membawa para penyokong ke ‘neraka politik’. Malahan kami sebenarnya mengejar ‘syurga’ yang ada di tanah Sabah, iaitu perpaduan, kemakmuran, hak-hak negeri Sabah seperti termaktub dalam MA63, keselamatan dan asas kebebasan.

21. Tetapi, tuan-tuan dan puan-puan, kita mesti berhati-hati dalam memilih perjalanan masa depan kita, Pastikan ia tindakan yang wajar, teliti dan bijak. Kita perlu bertenang dan bertindak tegas dan berdaya tahan. Kita tidak seharusnya merasa takut dan berlumba dengan pihak yang salah yang hanya mementingkan kemahuan dan faedah politik peribadi.

22. Apa saja laluan masa depan yang kita pilih untuk PBS, ia seharusnya berpaksikan matlamat yang menjanjikan faedah jangka panjang buat ahli dan parti kita. Kita telah pernah merasakan keadaan sekarang, apabila kita dijadikan parti pembangkang oleh individu-individu yang mengejar kepentingan peribadi mereka. Senario sebaga parti pembangkan bukanlah baharu buat PBS. Namun, pengalaman lalu merupakan pengajaran bagi kita semua dan ia membuatkan kita menjadi lebih kuat.

23. Satu hari kelak, kita akan kembali dalam sistem kerajaan, tetapi kita haruslah melakukannya dengar cara bermaruah dan hormat. Ia harus dilakukan demi kepentingan ahli PBS keseluruhan, bukan hanya untuk PBS Tandek. Dan percayalah, saya TIDAK akan tinggalkan kamu di Kota Marudu, mahupun mengabaikan perjuangan Parti Bersatu Sabah sekadar untuk kepentingan diri sendiri!

24. Saya amat menghargai semua sokongan AJK Bahagian N5 Tandek sepanjang tahun ini. Kerjasama dan pengorbanan Pergerakan Pemuda dan Pergerakan Wanita, serta semua ahli PBS di Bahagian Tandek amat berharga. Kita adalah sebuah keluarga yang besar dan ianya harus kekal begini selamanya. Saya percaya dengan kesungguhan kita untuk kekal bersama bagi meneruskan perjuangan mulia dan berusaha keras, kita akan menuai hasil kerja kita dan menikmati masa depan yang baik. Bak kata pepatah: “bersusah-susah dahulu, bersenang-senang kemudian". Saya percaya, kemenangan mutlak milik kita di dalam PBS.

24. Kita tidak seharusnya lelah dalam perjuangan parti kita, demi kebaikkan rakyat dan negeri Sabah yang kita sayangi. Walaupun banyak rintangan yang akan melanda, kita harus memastikan kita tidak lari dari landasan perjuangan parti. Ketidaksempurnaan yang ada di dalam parti kita haruslah diperbaiki, dan segala cabaran haruslah ditempuhi dengan tabah.

25. Dengan kata-kata ini, marilah kita bersama-sama melaungkan slogan parti kita.

BERSATU! BERSATU! BERSATU! dan JANGAN LARI!

Sekian, terima kasih.

 

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mary@catzmedia.com (Mary) Featured News (2018) News Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:38:51 +0800
Betrayers Upko must vacate seats – Ongkili http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/854-betrayers-upko-must-vacate-seats-ongkili http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/854-betrayers-upko-must-vacate-seats-ongkili

KOTA MARUDU: Parti Bersatu Sabah Deputy President and Kota Marudu Member of Parliament, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, is here to stay.

Assuring supporters here today, the former federal minister also stressed that he will not abandoned his voters in exchange for better position to fulfil his personal gain.

The senior politician said betrayal is a virus that has spread after the 14th general election and United Pasokmomogun KadazanDusunMurut Organisation (UPKO) exit from Barisan Nasional made PBS opposition.

“UPKO betrayed us. They jumped ship right after Tan Sri Musa Aman-led government took oath. Their betrayal made us opposition.

“As such, PBS challenge them to vacate their four state and parliament seats they won under the BN flag and fund. Let the grassroots will judge them and test the voters verdict on their frogging acts. See if they can win their seats back,” he said in his speech at the 33rd PBS N5 Tandek Annual General Meeting, here, today.

Tandek Assemblywoman Datuk Anita Baranting read Ongkili’s speech, who is on medical leave.

PBS Vice President Datuk Seri Panglima Radin Malleh officiated the AGM. Also present were PBS Secretary General Datuk Johnny Mositun, Deputy President Datuk Jamilah Sulaiman and Vice President Datuk Daniel Kinsik, and to mention some.

He said vacating the seats is an honourable thing to do.

“PBS will move on and continue to serve the Sabah people with dignity and sincerity,” said Ongkili urging supporters to “stay put, steady and jangan lari” (do not run).

He added that after three decades, PBS remain relevant but will face challenging years ahead with the current political scenario.

“The future is uncertain and rough. But don’t lose hope and give up. PBS have responsible leaders and we will ensure we fight sincerely with clear set goals.

“We have no plan to take you to hell. We are in pursuit of heaven of this earth for Sabah. But we must be careful to choose our future path carefully and wisely,” he said.

Ongkili added that leaders need to be sober and act steadily fuelled with resilience, and most importantly refrain from acting out of fear or simply follow the crowd chasing after immediate goodies and personal political benefits.

About 500 delegates attended the AGM.

Source : TheBorneoPost

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mary@catzmedia.com (Mary) Featured News (2018) News Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:41:12 +0800
Ongkili to Yeo: Release details of misappropriation by MoF on TSGP Project http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/855-ongkili-to-yeo-release-details-of-misappropriation-by-mof-on-tsgp-project http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/855-ongkili-to-yeo-release-details-of-misappropriation-by-mof-on-tsgp-project

PRESS RELEASE

Ongkili to Yeo: Release details of misappropriation by MoF on TSGP Project

KOTA KINABALU, July 30, 2018:

PARTI Bersatu Sabah welcomes investigation by the Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Ministry over the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) project in the state.

Its Minister Yeo Bee Yin recently disclosed that the TSGP project has been suspended pending investigation on the RM3.5 billion allocation paid to an allegedly incomplete work.

“We welcome the investigation, and if it is proven true, we would be equally disappointed and action must be taken against those involved.

“Charge or sack them. If the allegations are true, it is against the procedure and proper management of government fund. Until then, we will have to wait for the investigation to be completed to get the real picture,” said PBS Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

Ongkili, the former minister overseeing the project, then known as the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry (KeTTHA), said the TSGP project involved building a 662km gas pipeline from the Kimanis Gas Terminal to Sandakan and Tawau, costing RM4.06 billion, in total.

“This project is supposed to benefit Sabah by generating power supply from the west to east coast of Sabah. It will solve our dependency on diesel and refrain us from using coal.

“Currently, about 65 per cent of the power supply in the west coast are imported from the west coast through the Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd’s East-West Power Grid,” Ongkili explained.

He said the planning of TSGP was under KeTTHA and the Prime Minister’s Department’s Economic Planning Unit, while the Ministry of Finance was tasked to implement the project, including appointing contractors and the finalising the budget.

The project was also carried out on a government-to-government partnership between Malaysia and China.

“In KeTTHA, before the (14th general) election, the project was just in the surveying and land acquisition level … so how is it possible for payout of 85 per cent work done were made? We are puzzled too.

“Only MoF has the details,” said Ongkili.

He said there had been information that the 85 per cent completed works were on certain project components such as land acquisition, consultancy and others, and not from the overall project.

During a recent townhall session involving Sabah’s energy industry here, Yeo said 88 per cent of RM4 billion has been paid out by the federal government, but nothing is done, although on paper, it is stated that the project is at 11.4 per cent completed.

Ongkili, therefore, called on Yeo to release details of the alleged misappropriation by MoF pertaining to the TSGP project.

 

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mary@catzmedia.com (Mary) Featured News (2018) News Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:43:38 +0800
PBS congratulates Sarawak, to form strategic link with Sabah’s proposed coalition http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/856-pbs-congratulates-sarawak-to-form-strategic-link-with-sabah-s-proposed-coalition http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/856-pbs-congratulates-sarawak-to-form-strategic-link-with-sabah-s-proposed-coalition

PBS congratulates Sarawak, to form strategic link with Sabah’s proposed coalition

KOTA KINABALU, June 12, 2018:

Efforts continue to formalise Sabah’s new coalition - Gabungan Bersatu, an association of likeminded Sabah political parties.

The unification will begin with parties with elected assemblymen (ADUNs) and members of parliaments (MPs), said Parti Bersatu Sabah Deputy President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, in a statement, today.

He added that the core struggle is to promote dignified political unity and cooperation to ensure the development needs of Sabahans are served, their political and territorial sovereignty is protected, and their rights in the federation as contained in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) are defended and safeguarded.

“As Announced by PBS President Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan on June 12, the Gabungan Bersatu will be spearheaded by PBS as it has largest number of YBs, and the oldest political party in Sabah.

“The proposed framework and constitution are being drafted and the component parties will finalise before it is submitted for registration,” said the Kota Marudu Member of Parliament, who was also entrusted to carry out the PBS presidency tasks.

He also denied a report, that purportedly quoted PBS secretary General Datuk Johnny Mositun, that the 19 assemblymen of Tan Sri Musa Aman-led government sworn-in today had left the coalition, stressing: “This is fake news!”

On Sarawak’s exit from Barisan Nasional to form a new coalition called Gabungan Sarawak as announced by PBB President and Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg, he said PBS congratulates and welcomes the new development.

“We wish them the very best for the new endeavour and support fully their stand to safeguard States rights as contained in MA63, and pursue power devolution commitments made by the Federal Government led by the then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“PBS has already commenced communication with the Gabungan Sarawak leaders to establish common front and platform in parliament on these issues,” said Ongkili.

He added that the party will pursue formal discussion with Gabungan Sarawak and establish strategic link for PBS and Gabungan Bersatu.

“We believe these political collaboration and strategic alliances will dawn a new era in East Malaysian politics and secure back the political bargain and agreed conditions enshrined in Malaysia Agreement 1963,” he stressed.

Source : New Sabah Time

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mary@catzmedia.com (Mary) Featured News (2018) News Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:45:56 +0800
Ongkili to Chan: Do justice to your MP job! http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/857-ongkili-to-chan-do-justice-to-your-mp-job http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/857-ongkili-to-chan-do-justice-to-your-mp-job

Parti Bersatu Sabah top leaderships, led by President Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan (centre), doing the party’s ‘Bersatu’ war cry after their political bureau meeting at the PBS headquarters in Donggongon, Penampang, on Sunday.KOTA KINABALU: A senior politician today described Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Chan Foong Hin as “irresponsible” for making wild accusations on the on-going Trans Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) project.

Chastising Chan for accusing without having enough facts to support his statement, the Kota Marudu Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili urged the DAP Secretary to get his facts right first so to: “do justice to your MP job!”

“Obviously he does not know about the Kimanis  Sandakan TSGP project. Such an act was not only a reflection of political immaturity but proved DAP leaders were political novices in government,” said Ongkili, who is the Parti Bersatu Sabah Deputy President tasked to carry out the presidency duties.

He noted that PBS, and as a Sabahan member of the Barisan Nasional Cabinet, they fully supported TSGP project simply because they were convinced it would be of great benefit to Sabah.

“The plan was to build a gas pipeline from Kimanis to Sandakan, and eventually to Tawau, to supply gas for industries and electricity generation, thereby solving the  70 per cent dependency on energy import through the State grid,” he said, adding the project cost was estimated at RM4.53 billion and funded fully by the Federal government.

Ongkili, who was the former Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister (keTTHA) stressed that one has to be very stupid to reject such long-term development project.

“The industrialisation that has taken place in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, such as Kuala Terengganu and Kerteh, was fuelled by gas supply brought to these locations.

Speaking after the PBS Political Bureau meeting chaired by PBS President Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan at the party’s headquarters, here, Ongkili further  noted that the ultimate clients of the TSGP project were Petronas as gas supplier and KeTTHA as fuel energy user.

“(But) Because gas matters in respect of production and distribution are under the Prime Minister’s Department, the project implementation was placed under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and Ministry of Finance (MOF), including matters of budget and contracts. These issues were outside KeTTHA’s policy purview and supervision,” he explained.

Therefore, Ongkili stressed that it is utterly irresponsible of Chan to make wild accusations of wrongdoing when he knows nothing regarding the project.

“And allegations of financial misappropriation by the MOF has not been proven through thorough and  independent investigations. If indeed misappropriation is proven and wrongdoing had been committed, PBS will in no way condone such actions and will urge the law to take its course,” he said.

 

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Cease governing until court decides its legality – Maximus http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/858-cease-governing-until-court-decides-its-legality-maximus http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/858-cease-governing-until-court-decides-its-legality-maximus

KOTA MARUDU: The Pakatan Harapan-Warisan State Government should cease from governing and carrying out its duties until the court decides on legality of its status.

Acting Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili in making the call, stressed that it was meant to avoid constitutional crisis and administrative havoc in running the State.

Speaking at the PBS N5 Tandek Division Meeting here on Tuesday evening, he added that further respect for both the State Constitution and law must be upheld to show that the government truly cares for the well-being of all genuine Malaysians in Sabah.

“PBS and our legal advisors maintain that the legally installed State Government is the constitutionally sworn in Chief Minister and Cabinet of Tan Sri Musa Aman,” he said.

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Ongkili assures no blackouts during GE14 electoral process http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/850-ongkili-assures-no-blackouts-during-ge14-electoral-process http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/850-ongkili-assures-no-blackouts-during-ge14-electoral-process

KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): The Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry (KeTTHA) has assured uninterrupted power supply during the electoral process in the 14th General Election (GE14) tomorrow.

 

Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has provided a total of 189 sets of mobile generators as back-up and placed them at all polling stations and vote-tallying centres to ensure a smooth electoral process.

"TNB has taken the necessary steps to ensure that there are no incidents of power supply disruption that can jeopardise the smooth running of the electoral process. The steps were taken before nomination started and are well in place for tomorrow.

"Technical personnel from TNB are also ready to ensure continuous power supply during the electoral process process and operations rooms in each state have also been activated," he said in a statement here today.

Consumers are also advised to contact TNB's one-stop centre via Facebook, TNB CareLine or to contact 15454 for any complaints and feedback.

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Don't forget your MyKad and tissues, Maximus says http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/849-don-t-forget-your-mykad-and-tissues-maximus-says http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/849-don-t-forget-your-mykad-and-tissues-maximus-says

KOTA KINABALU: Don’t forget your MyKad and tissues on May 9, says Kota Marudu MP Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

 
He said these two things were important for those wanting to vote on polling day.
 
“These two things are important. One ensures you are eligible to vote and the other will make sure your vote counts,” he said during a gathering at Kampung Nolotan in Kota Marudu on Tuesday.
 
The Energy, Green Technology and Water minister said that the MyKad is the only document recognised by Election Commission personnel to identify registered voters.
 
“The tissue, or handkerchief, is to cover your inked finger to prevent it from smudging the ballot papers,” Maximus said.
 
The Kota Maradu incumbent said that a little smudge could compromise the ballot paper.
 
He also reminded voters to be careful “when marking the ‘X’ on their ballot papers”, stressing that every vote counted. 
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Sabah BN can win GE14 if component parties show solidarity — Najib http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/851-sabah-bn-can-win-ge14-if-component-parties-show-solidarity-najib http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/851-sabah-bn-can-win-ge14-if-component-parties-show-solidarity-najib

KOTA MARUDU (May 7): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) can win the 14th general election (GE14) if all the BN component parties showed solidarity regardless of who the candidates are.

Hence, the BN chairman said the BN machinery in Sabah should continue to work hard to achieve a clean sweep in the general election on Wednesday.

"This morning I made a visit to Keningau, before meeting the people in Beaufort and later with the people in Kota Marudu here. I saw a very encouraging and conducive atmosphere ...this is a positive sign for BN."

"So I don't see any reason that the BN cannot win on condition all the component parties jointly support whoever are contesting as candidates, because they are BN candidates."

"There is a place (seat) for PBS candidates, a place for UMNO candidates and also places for other parties (component). Most importantly BN must win and form the government," he said at a media conference after Kota Marudu parliamentary constituency meet-the-people session here today.

Also present were Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, who is also PBS president and BN candidate for Tambunan state seat, PBS deputy president Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili, who is also BN candidate for Kota Marudu parliamentary seat, BN candidate for Tandek state seat Datuk Anita Baranting and BN candidate for Matunggong state seat Julita Majunki.

Najib said he focused on Sabah because he had warm ties and feelings to continue developing the state.

"Dr Mahathir did not visit Sabah because he did not get support in Sabah...this is because of his track record of 22 years (as prime minister) Sabahans will not forget, he (Mahathir) forgot but the people of Sabah will not forget."

"That's why he (Mahathir) depends on other parties in Sabah. As the prime minister, I take a different approach and I regard Sabah as a true partner and the Sabahans need to advance to narrow the development gap between Sabah and the peninsula with the whole of Malaysia to be considered a developed nation in the near future," he said.

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Maximus presents incentives to 82 pupils scoring at least 3As in UPSR http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/848-maximus-presents-incentives-to-82-pupils-scoring-at-least-3as-in-upsr http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/848-maximus-presents-incentives-to-82-pupils-scoring-at-least-3as-in-upsr

KOTA MARUDU: Scoring at least three As in last year’s Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) paid off well for 82 pupils when they were rewarded for their hard work.

 

At a simple ceremony today, these pupils were awarded RM100 cash for each A scored, which is part of the incentive mooted by the incumbent member of parliament here Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili about five years ago.

“Initially, the incentive was given for each A scored, but beginning last year, we decided to be slightly strict and award only those who scored 3As and above in the UPSR,” said Ongkili at the presentation at Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Khoi Ming hall, here.

Also present were incumbent and Barisan Nasional candidate for N5 Tandek Datuk Anita Baranting and District Education Officer Datu Akdan Datu Basran.

Ongkili expressed satisfaction over the positive development, noting that they had met the objective to encourage rural pupils to excel in their studies.

Of the figure, nine pupils scored straight 6As, while 11 others scored 5As, followed by 21 4As scorer, and 41 others scored 3As.

Ongkili, through his Member of Parliament fund and donations, presented RM100 for each A scored, this year totalling RM31, 600.

“This is a healthy development and I believe we have met the objective to encourage pupils in rural schools here to score at least an A,” he said.

In addition, another RM33,000 was presented to 33 Parents Teachers Associations here to carry out motivational programmes.

Ongkili, meanwhile encourage parents to work closely with their children’s teachers, adding that with the right guidance and support, coupled with good learning environment, rural pupils can also excel in their studies.

“Some of the top scorers last year came from far-flung schools. They are forced to walk for hours to their schools, and yet, they were able to perform well in their UPSR.

“Such motivational programmes may look small but it offers big impact on the children, especially their studies,” he said.

Ongkili also reminded parents not to misuse the incentives given to their children.

“It is meant to buy your children’s education supplies,” he said.

Meanwhile, Datu Akdan said that the UPSR performance here showed improvement with an increased of 3.40 per cent, from 49.93 per cent in 2016 to 51.70 per cent last year.

“Last year, at least two schools recorded 100 per cent passes for Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) namely SMK Tansek and SMK Kota Marudu, with two students scoring four flats in their examination.

“Kota Marudu topped the northern zone in terms of sports and academic, and came out fourth in sports this year from 24 districts statewide,” he noted.

This, Datu Akdan said, was possible due to the change of attitude amongst students, adding there was zero discipline cases recorded here.

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RM5 billion fund to develop green industry http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/847-rm5-billion-fund-to-develop-green-industry http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/847-rm5-billion-fund-to-develop-green-industry

KUDAT: A RM5 billion fund has been allocated under the Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS) 2.0 to spur green technology industrial growth in the next five years.

Launched by Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, the GTFS attracted participation from 28 financial institutions since it was introduced in 2010.

Its objective is to help finance green project nationwide such as energy, construction, transportation, water and waste.

“As of last year, RM3.5 billion funding has been approved by finance institutions to support 319 green projects throughout the nation.

“Of the figure, 37 projects were implemented in Sabah with a total of RM288 million funding. Nine of them (37 projects) are in Kudat involving RM59 million funding,” said Maximus at the launch of GTFS 2.0 here today.

In addition to the conventional funding, he said GTFS 2.0 also offered attractive package via issuance of bond with maximum limit of RM300 million for each company – 15 years for manufacturing company and 10 years for consumer company.

The RM5 billion funding under GFTS 2.0, announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in October last year, was a continuation from the initial GTFS introduced eight years ago.

The allocation provided by the government under the scheme increased from RM1.5 billion in 2010 to RM3.5 billion in 2012.

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In Kota Marudu political merry-go-round, BN’s Ongkili seeks to keep seat for sixth term http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/846-in-kota-marudu-political-merry-go-round-bn-s-ongkili-seeks-to-keep-seat-for-sixth-term http://www.mpkotamarudu.my/index.php/news/102-news-2018/846-in-kota-marudu-political-merry-go-round-bn-s-ongkili-seeks-to-keep-seat-for-sixth-term

KOTA MARUDU, May 3 — The giant replica of a cob of corn atop the traffic circle at the intersection between the northern Sabah districts of Kudat and Kota Marudu has long been a landmark to visitors amid the forest of oil palm plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see.


But the signature crop of the Rungus ethnic community has been barely visible this past week. Political party flags and posters, bearing the faces of electoral contenders for the Kota Marudu district 130km from Kota Kinabalu, have encircled the giant cob entirely.

There are flags from at least five different political parties and eight candidates’ posters surrounding the area, with incumbent Kota Marudu MP Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili and the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) flags dominating in numbers.

It is indicative of the PBS’s deputy president’s will and desire to retain the KDM seat he had narrowly won by a 842-vote margin in Election 2013.

KDM is the political term used to describe the voting bloc of Kadazandusun, Murut and Momogun ethnic groups. They are also generally, but not always accurately, known as non-Muslim Bumiputera.

Ongkili’s closest challenger in the last election was PKR’s Maijol Mahap, who is again contesting, but this time on a Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah ticket. There is also Parti Warisan Sabah’s Barlus Mangabis and Parti Cinta Sabah’s Paul Porodong, making it a four-corner fight for this seat.

Before the elections, political observers predicted that Ongkili, who is the caretaker federal energy, green technology and water minister, would be able to defend his seat for the sixth term if internal political factors could be avoided.

But a closer look on the ground suggests that party sabotage is not the only factor to consider as Ongkili, one of six Sabahan federal ministers in the recent Cabinet, has some hit and misses with the voters of Kota Marudu.

A divided constituency

In the agricultural town of Kota Marudu, the tallest building in town is four floors high and there is one KFC and Pizza Hut where families go when they feel like splurging. There are people in their 50s sitting around in coffee shops, and young children running around, but very few young adults are seen.

In a rural community where 80 per cent of the people are small-time farmers, a candidate’s ability to meet voters and make personal contact is imperative and generosity is even more appreciated.

A 55-year-old businessman who did not want to be named due to his position as a PBS branch chief, lamented that he does not see much of Ongkili in the constituency in the last five years.

“Since he became a minister, he’s been hard to come by. During his open house, we didn’t get to see much of him. In a small town like this, people remember small gestures of generosity, especially when they’re going through tough times, like now.

“Say for instance, you help repair or fix a church here. There are about 10 to 20 families who go there. When people notice the change, they’ll ask, and they’ll hear your name. We remember things like this, no matter how small,” he said.

Another voter, a 52-year-old from Kampung Marak Parak, said that his entire life in Kota Marudu, the socio-economic status of the people has not changed and have perhaps gotten even worse as living costs shoot up.

“Most of us are subsistence farmers or fishermen. We sell some of the produce but by and large live very modestly. Ongkili has been the elected rep for over 20 years now, and not much has changed,” he said.

The two are part of the 32,382 or 69 per cent of non-Muslim natives of Dusun and Rungus groups in Kota Marudu while about 28 per cent, or 13,395 are Muslim natives of Bajau descent.

Along Jalan Langkon-Pitas roadside, a Bajau family is selling some fish caught from Kudat and homemade penjaram and donuts. When asked, they were quick to say that they will likely vote for the “scales” again, referring to the BN logo.

“We’ve been doing that all this time. I don’t feel like we have a choice. We don’t really know the Opposition. And we’ve been with BN all our lives,” said Jenali Ali, 60.

When asked what she liked about Ongkili and the ruling government, she chewed on her betel leaves for a long time before answering.

“I don’t really know. I haven’t met him. Our kids get school books and uniforms, I think. We get BR1M, so that’s something. To say we don’t get anything from the government is not right.

“But at the same time, life is tough. Some days we earn just RM20 from selling kuih. From the time I was young, till now, we are still like this,” she said, adding that it was still a peaceful place to live.

But not everyone is complaining. Just a few hours earlier, chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman presented long-awaited native communal titles to some 6,739 acres of land to people from five villages.

Another 407 individuals from three villages received native titles under the Sabah Native Land Services programme totalling some 1,076 acres.

“I’m so relieved. We were worried that our application would not be granted and the land would be given to the timber companies around us. As it is, they surround our kampung now,” said Rimi Majahit.

The 29-year-old from Kampung Binontungan Suyad said he had applied for the land title “his whole life” from his parent’s time and was immensely grateful to the government after receiving it.

He said the next big request he had for the government was to upgrade a 55km stretch of road to his village that on bad days, took half a day to go through.

“We badly need this road to be tarred at least. It’s been like this since I was a primary school kid. You can’t go in without a good four-wheel-drive vehicle. I use a motorbike and it’s usually ruined within two years from using that road,” he said.

Majahit, however said that the village had tap water provided by the government and solar electricity from a non-governmental body.

Politics at play

The Kota Marudu parliamentary constituency consists of the state seat of Tandek and Matunggong.

Tandek incumbent assemblyman Datuk Anita Baranting from BN will contest Datuk Baintin Adun from Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan), Johnson Assan from Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS), and Joel Masilung from Parti Solidarity Tanah Airku (Star).

In Matunggong, PBS has chosen newcomer Julita Mojungki to contest the seat against PKR’s Sazalye Donol Abdullah, PCS’s Jornah Mozihim, Star’s Marunsai Dawai and Parti Kebangsaan Sabah’s Rahim Madhakong. Incumbent assemblyman Datuk Jelani Hamdan, who won on a PKR ticket but since defected back to Umno, will not be defending his seat.

Baranting is expected to retain her Tandek seat with ease, having previously won on a 5,275 majority in 2013 and also credited for helping with the granting of the land titles, which are mostly for villages in her constituency.

“She’s been seen to have contributed a lot to the community in the last five years. She has been visiting churches, going to weddings and funerals. She has a good track record,” said Gustin Sangki, a local political observer from Kampung Marak Parak.

“The problem lies with the Matunggong constituency. The incumbent’s history has created some ripple effects as a result, people are hesitant about voting for them now,” said Sangki.

PBS’s loss to Jelani was largely blamed on internal party strife whereby Jelani, a former Umno member had won on a 320 vote majority. He left PKR shortly after GE13 and declared himself a “pro-BN independent” until returning to Umno.

But Umno threw a wrench in BN’s takeback plan when its acting deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi proposed that PBS “lend” the Matunggong seat, angering the PBS grassroots. But that public dispute has since been declared shut, and the local Umno division has been seen campaigning alongside the PBS candidates.

“With Julita being new, people don’t know her yet, so she needs party support. Whether she wins or loses, it will likely be on a narrow margin again. Hers in also a five-way fight, so that is also in her favour as people are confused about who to vote for,” said Sangki.

The two state constituencies are almost equal in terms of number of voters, — Tandek has 24,101 while Matunggong has 22,906. In these two areas, especially the latter, the Muslim bumi vote might be the decider.

Another case of split votes

Shop owner Ella, a Dusun Tobilung from Matunggong, said that she was a PBS member before but left politics because she was “fed up” of the nepotism in the ruling party.

She said that she had supported the party for years but when her house was razed in a fire three years ago and she asked for help from the Village Development and Security leader, she got nothing.

“I’ve given up on these politicians. I don’t mind voting for a regime change, after all it’s just for five years but it’s hard to make a decision who to vote for because there are so many parties around and you don’t know who to trust,”, she said.

In 2013, Ongkili’s narrow win was partly due to a split in votes from his four-way fight. Maijol had garnered 14,326 votes to Ongkili’s 15,168 while STAR’s Majamis Timbong took 2,228 votes.

This GE14 may see a repeat of the same with another four cornered fight, but Ongkili is facing tougher competition.

Maijol, a lawyer by profession and deputy president of Harapan has since come back for another shot at the seat.

“People recognise him by now, and he has a real shot at the seat especially with waning support from some people,” said the PBS branch chief.

Competition also comes in the form of Barlus, a former teacher from Kampung Marandang who has been in PBS and Umno before finding his political home in Warisan.

“Observing the current political scenario, I wanted to play a bigger role. I think the time is right for me now,” he said when contacted.

Barlus’ biggest draw is his party, which, although making waves in some areas of Sabah particularly in the east coast town of Semporna and Kadazan heartland of Penampang, has yet to be tested by battle.

Little known PCS, which plays on local KDM sentiments, has former Universiti Malaysia Sabah anthropology lecturer Paul Porodong using his Rungus roots to garner support.

Porodong, a newcomer to politics has substantial knowledge of the people’s culture and sentiments but voters have yet to respond to the party, who is also making its debut this GE14.

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