JEFFREY ‘ATTRACTS’ 60,000 TO SABAH STAR

Saturday, 07 January 2012 09:55

Star Sabah

By : LUKE RINTOD

THE SABAH chapter of Star was launched here today with the announcement that it has managed to gain 60,000 new members in just three weeks.

A crowd of about 4,000 mostly men, received the announcement at an almost packed Hongkod Koisaan Hall in Penampang near here, with a burst of applause.

All ardent supporters of maverick politician Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, they greeted the news as confirmation that their hero would once again be catapulted to new political heights in the up-coming general election.

“Todate, we have received about 60,000 applications forms to become members of Star in Sabah,” said Jalumin Bayogoh, the master of ceremonies for the event.

“Out of the 100,000 forms distributed we have received back 60,000 forms,” Jalumin said as an afternoon shower started, threatening to put a damper on the proceedings.

A check with one of Kitingan’s lieutenants, Daniel John Jambun, confirmed the figure.

“Yes it is a fact we already received about 60,000 applications out of the 100,000 forms distributed through our men and coordinators throughout Sabah,” he told FMT.

The forms were understood to have been distributed soon after the first anniversary of United Borneo Front (UBF) on Dec 16.

The heavy rains failed to dampen those who turned in droves in cars and buses, some all the way from districts as far as Tawau, Kudat and Nabawan.

Jambun believes the crowd would have been much larger if the event had been held either on Saturday or Sunday. Organisors had to settle for Friday afternoon as the hall had been booked for most weekends until May this year.

“Nevertheless it was a huge success,” he said adding that more members as well as influential opinion leaders are expected to join the Sabah chapter of Star.

Apart for Kitingan and Star president, Dr Dripin Sakoi, also present were representatives of various organisations including Amdee Sidek, deputy president of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) who came with his colleagues, Monggoh Orow, the deputy state chairman of Amanah as well as leaders of Sabah People Front (SPF) which is expecting to get a boost from senior state Umno leaders soon.

Former president of Setia (now renamed Bersama), Henry Sabagong Rumpit handed in his membership application form on the spot.

Newly-installed State Reform Party (Star) Sabah Chapter Chairman, Jeffrey Kitingan has warned Pakatan Rakyat today ‘not to be greedy’ and to focus on their challenges in the peninsular.

He also said that it would not be of any good to Sabah if peninsular-based parties are allowed to “dominate and control” Sabah like what Umno is doing.

“Enough is enough. We cannot depend on outsiders to lead us. Let Pakatan Rakyat parties concentrate in Peninsular. They control already four states, why must control Sabah and Sarawak too? Don’t be too greedy.

“If they (PR parties), like Umno also want to dominate and control over us, then there is not much difference between them and Umno or Barisan Nasional.

“A takeover by any Malayan-based party will result in us in the same situation under Umno. You can take from me,” said the maverick Kitingan who was once jailed for speaking up for Sabah rights during former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s rule.

He was speaking at the launching of the Sabah chapter of the Sarawak-based party at the Hongkod Koisaan hall near hear Friday.

Kitingan, who was a a vice-president of PKR before this, said the time had come for Sabah-based political parties to take charge and responsibility again in the state matters.

During his 50 minutes speech, Kitingan explained the conditions of Sabah and Sarawak in at the onset of Malaysia formation in 1963 and the dashed hope of the people in both the successive governments as well as the current and previous leaders of the two large states.

The Harvard scholar also explained why he finally chose Star instead of other state parties as his vehicle.

(Source: SabahKini http://www.sabahkini.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9756%3Ajeffrey-attracts-60000-to-sabah-star&catid=37%3Apolitik&Itemid=41)

State Reform Party, Sarawak (STAR) Third General Assembly and EGM

State Reform Party, Sarawak (STAR) Third General Assembly and EGM as following:

Date: 26 June 2011 (Sunday)

Time: 10.00 am onwards

Place: Balai Raya, Kpg. Blimbin, Krokong, Bau

All that committed to the causes for better future for all are invited… the way to better future for all. towards Bangsa Malaysia

Tel: 082-682739

State Reform Party, Sarawak (STAR) Membership Form:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

State Reform Party, Sarawak (STAR) THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY and EGM that was schedule on the following detail;

Date            :  27th March 2011. (Sunday)

Place          :   Balai Raya lama, Kampung Blimbin, Krokong, Bau

Time          :   10.00 am Upward

will be POSTPONE until further notice after the 10th Sarawak State Election.

Thank you

State Reform Party, Sarawak Third General Assembly and EGM Announcement

All STAR Members and all those do believe in the struggle for better future for all are invited to attend our THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY and EGM which will be held on 27th March 2011.

It Will be held as above;

Date            :  27th March 2011. (Sunday)

Place          :   Balai Raya lama, Kampung Blimbin, Krokong, Bau

Time          :   10.00 am Upward

Therefore STAR Third General Assembly and EGM announcement are as above. All STAR Members and all those do believe in the struggle for better future for all are invited to attend our THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY and EGM.  It is also to select Working Committee Members.  According to Party Constitution, ONLY ALLOW TWO TERM PRESIDENCY. STAR is the first Party that Offer TWO TERM PRESIDENCY. It has written in STAR constitution and have to be follow.  So all have a chance. STAR want ALL people are have a equal share and bring better future for ALL.

If not it would become Animal Farm by George Orwell where the commandment was amendment to fulfill the Pig needs (Squealer and Napoleon).  At first, the unity of the animals together against the humans and prevent animals from following the humans’ evil habits. For those purposes the commandments was amendment by Old Major and the commandment are:

  1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
  2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
  3. No animal shall wear clothes.
  4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
  5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
  6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
  7. All animals are equal.

Then, Napoleon and his pigs are corrupted by the absolute power they hold over the farm and to maintain their power with the other animals. At last when the corrupt pig make a amendment to the commandments as above:

  1. No animal shall sleep in a bed (add amendment in) with sheets.
  2. No animal shall drink alcohol (add amendment in) to excess.
  3. No animal shall kill any other animal (add amendment in) without cause.

Eventually the laws are replaced with “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others“, and “Four legs good, two legs better!” as the pigs become more human.

STAR; A-government in waiting.  It will be ready when people are ready. It doesn’t matter. If it might take another five more years. or another ten years. Or another twenty hears for struggle. We are not own what we have today but borrowed what we have today from future generation and from our future grandchildren. Don’t trade it and don’t take it away from future generation and future grandchildren.   Star Struggle for better future for all. Towards Bangsa Malaysia.

“You don’t help us, we won’t help you”. Actually, even though  you are either government or opposition. The main purpose is to serve the people. As given by the mandate of the people and serve the people. Any leader should not threaten people to vote for them but have to let people to chose the right and best candidate for them to voice their needs. Threatening public is not the best solution. Even people that vote for opposition should have their right protected by government and should have EQUALLY treat. All as the freedoms enshrined in Malaysia legislation and Internationally. As what Abraham Lincoln emphasis on “government of the people, by the people, for the people”.

Hope can see all there.  God Bless All.

May tomorrow will be better future for All.

Challenge for Sarawakian: Third Challenge- STAR Propose Measures Implementation

Fostering and developing a mature democratic society practicing a form of mature, consensual, community-oriented Malaysian democracy that can be a model for other developing countries.

The Party believes that the Government must have openness and transparency, so that the people can see and judge for themselves the workings of the Government. The people must be allowed to take responsibility for issues that affect them and the Government has a duty to listen to the needs of the people.

The Party believes that in a community-oriented democracy; there are no hegemony or tyranny by the majority. The needs of minorities and individual will be respected in this form of democracy.

The Party believes that in a democratic system, there should be no place for personalities and clique. The system should be based on institutions and procedures that can withstand personality changes.

In the State, transparency and openness are not fully practiced. For example, the people do not know how the State’s riches are distributed and they are not fully informed or consulted on matters that affect them. e.g. development projects which affect their livelihood, lifestyle and environment. This has perpetuated a culture of fear of speaking out which is reinforced by the Government issuing retributions with impunity. There is a real lack of dialogue and discussion of central socio-economic issues by the people and the politicians. There is only talk of “development” which, to the present Government, is a reward for political loyalty and patronage. Thus the State is far from practising consensual democracy.

Many of the institutions in the State are run by cliques. The State Government itself revolves around a particular personality, whose sycophants never fail to congratulate him on the anniversaries of his long reign. We have had the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation run almost as a personal business by someone linked to this personality.

The State Civil Service is not spared political patronage and personality cliques that look after their interest over official concerns.

The Party believes that the Government should be responsible for nurturing democratic beliefs and ideals. The Party will organise and sponsor  public forums and debates on matters pertaining to major development projects and others matters that affect people.

The Party believes strongly that the Press plays a very important role in checking abuses of power and in disseminating and nurturing democratic values and traditions. The Press shall not be controlled and the Party shall promote fair and just journalism. The Press shall be responsible to the people of the States, not to the Government of the day.

Government leaders shall be subject to greater checks for abuse of power. For example, political leaders shall have a public accounting of their wealth.

The Party believes that the Civil Service also plays an important role in developing and nurturing democratic values. The Civil Service shall be the implementor of the policies of the Government of the day. However, the Civil Service shall remain neutral in Administration.

The Civil Service shall be reviewed to eradicate the formation of cliques and “closely buddy” systems, especially at the top echelon. Progressions in the Civil Services shall be based on a system of merits, not of patronage and favours

In order to achieve a State that practices a mature and community-oriented democracy, the Party:

  • Will allow newspapers to be censored only by the public and the readers,
  • Will not bar individuals from entering Sarawak on political grounds,
  • Will not protect political corrupts,
  • Will establish procedures and mechanisms to reward performance in all sectors,
  • Will allow more meetings at district levels to allow for political debates on policies and performances,
  • Will allow the use of Balai Raya as avenues for political discussion amongst various political parties and,
  • Will ensure that the Kampung Chiefs elected by traditional methods are allowed to speak freely, even to criticize the Government, on behalf of their community.

* Behalf of STAR,

We would like to wish all very Happy Chinese New Year. May this Year of Rabbit will be better for all… Full of Happiness, Prosperity and Good Health for All. God bless and Enjoy your blessing Chinese New Year.

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Challenge for Sarawakian: Second Challenge- STAR Propose Measures Implementation

Creating a psychologically liberated, secure and developed Malaysian society with faith and confidence in itself, justifiably proud of what it is and what has been accomplished, and robust enough to face challenges and all manners of diversity.

The party believes that the psychologically liberated individual is the basis of a psychologically liberated nation. Every citizen must be psychologically free to speak out his or her opinions on matter that affects the individual, the community and the country.

Since independence, Malaysia has achieved high standing and great respect in the international arena. This has boosted tremendously the people’s beliefs in themselves as a nation.

The States does not have a psychologically liberated citizenry. People are still stifled by a pervasive culture of fear and intimidation and are afraid to speak out. Distribution of the State’s resources and development is tied closely to subservience to the Government.

The Party will eradicate the culture of fear and intimidation and the culture of political enticement and patronage in the State to encourage individuals to speak out for their rights, especially when infringed. The Party realizes that the Government is not infallible on all matters affecting its constituents. The Party also realizes that the intellect and contributions from the people and that the people will be its greatest asset in realising a psychologically liberated nation.

In order to achieve a society where people are not afraid to speak up for their rights and a Government that is willing to include all viewpoints, the Party:

  • Will introduce and encourage programmes to inculcate value and self-esteem among the people, and to encourage them to be responsible for their own future. The Party will introduce “ meet and listen to the people” sessions unlike the current “meet the people” sessions which are merely conduits for the politicians to force their plans on people ,
  • Will also ensure equitable and fair distribution of the fruits of development and to allow merits and economic needs to be determinant factor, not political bias,
  • Will reduce the role of Special Branch as a tool of the Government of the Day and divert their activities more towards crime fighting and political education,
  • Will educate people on the need to be politically aware of their roles and responsibilities as citizens in order to ensure the practice of good politics.

Challenges for Sarawakian: First Challenge- STAR Propose Measures Implementation

Establishing a united Malaysian nation with a sense of common and shared destiny- that is to strive as a nation of peace, with itself territorially and ethnically integrated, living in harmony and full and fair partnership, made up of one Bangsa Malaysia with political loyalty and dedication to the Nation.

The Party believe in “Unity in Diversity”. The Party does not believe in homogeneity. The cultural, ethnic, and social diversity that the States has now will be maintained, sustained, and encouraged through due and appropriate recognitions and awards. What is important is that all citizen profess full, unconditional loyalty to the Nation and the State voluntary.

The Party believes that a united nation is based upon steady mental attitude and an adoption by the people of a national value system. It is neither based upon ritualistic and physical behaviour, nor upon intermittent, compulsory and expensive public displays of loyalty and patriotism.

The Party believes that loyalty and patriotism cannot be force upon the people. It can be inculcated. People must believe in the system and execution of governance and believe that the system is proper, fair and equitable to them. Therefore fair and equitable implementation of the laws and of development are important and key components in establishing a united Nation and States.

The Party fully subscribes to the notion of a “Bangsa Malaysia”. The “Bangsa Malaysia” is based upon the aspirations of everybody in the country. It does not belong to, and is not based upon, any particular group. It is a mental model that embodies all the values that drive and sustain the Nation towards and beyond achieving developed nation status. It is a status that every Malaysian will ascribe to with pride and dignity.

Since the creation of Malaysia in 1963, there has been great achievement in nation building. Compared to many former colonies that are still wrought by internal conflicts even today, Malaysia is a model in national building. There is a greater awareness and appreciation of the people of different cultures and regions within the country. There is definitely very close and good interaction among various groups. Malaysian now identify easily with universal causes such as environment, AIDS, the arts, etc., which transcend cultural and regional barriers.

However, we cannot take these achievements for granted. The progress that has been achieved in nation-building needs to be maintained, sustained and developed. We still have rudiments of parochialism and regionalism that need to be addressed with dilligence.

In the States, development is unevenly distributed, and its benefits unevenly shared. Favouritism and victimisation exist in the governance of the States. These element are not conducive to the development of patriotic and loyal citizenry in the State. It also sows the seeds of discontentment, disillusionment and dissatisfaction.

In order to enable the State to play its part in the development of a united Malaysia, the Party will implement the following measures:

  • Introduce and sponsor voluntary programmes to help Sarawakians master the use of the national language.
  • Introduce and sponsor programmes encourage cross-cultural and cross-regional interactions among the people. The Party will also work closely with the Federal and other State Governments on such programmes.
  • Cooperate with the Federal Government to develop a national value system that emphasized nationalism, and to review and re-emphasize the “Rukun Negara” in the development of the State and Nation
  • Promote equitable and fair development in the State, and eliminate any form and practice of favouritism and victimisation  in the States.
  • Introduce and sponsor programmes to explain and introduce the concept, objectives and aspirations of “Vision 2020″ among the people, beyond mere sloganeering.