Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Happy Merry-Merry Christmas to all Christian, Tamparulian, Sabahan and all Malaysian. have a blessed Christmas Festival and prosperous life for upcoming new year. Do not drink too much alcohol, stay away from drugs and keep safe. For friends and relative, you are invited to our open house on the 29 December 2012 at Kg Kionsom Baru at 2.00pm. All the best Happy New Year 2013 and Merry Christmas 2012. GBU

Harry George and Family..

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Tragic Moment but no one hurt!!!!

I was shocked when I read an article title of " PPRT House Collapsed " I nearly lough about this but in the end I felt pity for the family involved. Who should be blame? The Contractor? "The Tukang Bagi Lulus". Many of the contractor only aiming for profit and sometime close one eye open in doing their job. Aiming to complete the job and get paid was their main objective. Instead of that, the foundation of the soil were not perfectly measured and being properly examine. The job fall to the contractor appointed. Just an opinion from me.. maybe the house cannot stand because of a lot of people live inside the house. It showing that many people in Sabah cannot afford to built their own house and really poor. I really sad of it. What I can do to help the people of Sabah??? HG Continue read below passage....  

A Hardcore Poor Housing Project (PPRT) structure at Kg Air here collapsed early Wednesday when the occupants were all fast asleep, but fortunately no one was hurt. Single mother Rajimah Latip, 59, lived in the water village house that collapsed at 4am with three children, two in-laws and 13 grandchildren aged between seven months and 12 years. Her daughter Noorsadilah Modjahirin, 26, said the house that they had occupied since May last year was already showing signs of a slight slant due to its uneven structure. She said it was difficult to open the front door due to the deteriorating structure. According to her, her brother and his wife were the first to notice something was wrong with the house that morning.

"We could not save anything in the house but we are thankful that everyone, including our mother and the youngest child, in the house were unhurt in the incident," she said when met at the village balairaya where there are putting up temporarily. She recalled a frightful episode during the ordeal when her brother's four-year-old son went missing in the murky waters. She said her family members and neighbours looked for the child and finally found him fast asleep among the debris despite the house being totally destroyed. Noorsadilah said the weather was fortunately fine and that there were no waves during the incident. "My seven-month-old niece was also submerged under water before she was saved," she said.

Youth and Sports Minister cum Karamunting Assemblyman, Datuk Peter Pang En Yin, said he would be requesting a detailed report from Felcra regarding the collapsed house. Political Secretary to Pang, Jason Tan, visited the victims and presented Rajimah with monetary aid. He said he would also conduct follow-up with other aids, including informing the Sandakan Red Crescent Society to provide some assistance to the victims. Deputy President of Sandakan Municipal Council, Mohd Hamsan Awang Supain, said the contractor responsible for the construction of the PPRT scheme there would be called to rebuild the house. He said inspections would be carried out on other PPRT houses there also to prevent similar incidents.

Sources: Daily Express

Taman Rimba Sanadakan

Celebrating my Christmas week here at Sandakan. Travelling from Ranau to Sandakan take about 3 hours a really tiring me up. I used to drive 400-500km years ago but now I'm not that type of drive anymore. Usually the traveling will depends on traffic condition. Be careful with the roads and watch out for the oil palm lorry.  Arrive here today (22nd Dec 2012). Visit my brother in-law at Sandakan Hospital. A must do task - Daily Visit my brother in-laws. Tomorrow planning to go around the city before headed to Hospital Sandakan. My wife and my children were with me and I'm happy for that. I can spent a lot of time with them. During school holiday was the perfect time I can be with them. Travel from north to south and east too west of Sabah was my favorites. If my children were old enough, I will take them to Europe visit the Vatican City where it was my big dream from my childhood dream.

Hopefully we all happy, safe and always under GOD protection. I have been here at Sandakan in  June 2011 with my in-laws and monthly visit while working at Cosmopoint Kota Kinabalu as the Marketing Manager. I sill remember the road and all the best and famous place in Sandakan. Till we meet again... Have a safe life and Don't drink too much during this festive season.. Merry Christmas and Happy New year 2013. Like the US Marine Soldier said... Huuurrraah... 

Harry George

Thursday, December 20, 2012

21st December 2012 - False Prediction

Apocalypse... the word which really famous in 12.2012.. Even a movie named after 2012. A false prediction by the Mayan People thousand years ago. Sitting at my balcony last night while watching the star and hoping that the prediction was wrong and at the thought was true. Wondering which was true.. human prediction or GOD word from the good book of the Holy Bible. What a shame of me for believing that the world end at 2012!!! 

A captured word from the good book " Just wait and see, he will come like a thief at the middle of the night. Be ready and pray always." I believe in GOD and trust what I have learned form his errand. I'm hoping for the best for my family members and my close relatives. I am trying to find way for helping my family from disaster and it all fall in the hand of GOD the almighty.

My intention for upcoming year is to have a good way of life, stay away from evil and help the society. I will continue my services for the public. Continuing writing articles for the sake of Sabahan. Continue my duty as a teacher and contribute my effort to make Sabahan free from poverty. All the best for Sabah and Malaysia. GOD save Sabah and Malaysia. 

Harry George
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Mayan Apocalypse: The World Will End Tomorrow 


Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:10 Young Ozogwu
People who are expecting the world to end on December 21 - the so-called 'Mayan Apocalypse' - should be in for a pleasant disappointment. The 'prophecy' does not stem from the Mayans at all - or date from thousands of years ago. Instead, the beliefs come from two New Age books in the Seventies and Eighties.
The two books predict outcomes as surreal as a 'upgrade' to human consciousness predicted by a spirit from the seventh century. The date itself comes from a prophecy based on a magic mushroom trip.
“December 21st will be just another Friday morning,” said Andrew Wilson, Assistant Head of Social Studies at the University of Derby. “A hippy guru called Jose Arguelles associated the date with the Mayan calendar in a book called The Mayan Factor in 1987. But it's an obsolete form of the calendar, which had not been used since the year 1100AD.”
“He claimed to be channelling various spirits, including the spirit of a Mayan king from the seventh century. He predicted a ‘shift in human consciousness’ - mass enlightenment.” The actual date of December 21 first appeared in an earlier work - a 1975 book by Terence McKenna,  a writer known for his descriptions of “machine elves” seen while under the influence of drugs. The date appeared in McKenna's ‘Timeline Zero’ prophecy, and was based on McKenna’s own mathematics, the Chinese I Ching and a magic mushroom trip.
McKenna later met Arguelles and the two became, Wilson says, part of a circle of New Age authors who cited each other’s work, lending the ‘prophecy’ an air of believability. “The significance of December 21 2012 in ‘New Age’ circles emerged from the work of ‘ethnobotanist’ Terence McKenna as he travelled deep into the Amazon in the 1970s,” says Wilson. His calculations of a ‘zero time wave’ suggested the world would go through a large change on December 21.”
“Arguelles, who had a long-held interest in Native American spiritualties, was inspired by McKenna’s work. He popularised the date in connection with the ‘long count calendar’ of the Mayan people in his new-age circles.” As the belief has evolved, it has become associated with other, wilder predictions - such as the idea that Earth will be hit by a ‘rogue planet’, Nibiru, or swallowed by a black hole. “There is no central belief,” says Wilson, “It varies from the ideas that Earth’s magnetic poles might shift, to the idea of a ‘galactic council’ visiting Earth. There’s no one, definite idea - it mirrors the New Age beliefs from which it comes.” “It’s become part of a lot of religious movements. For instance, ‘The Galactic Federation of Light’ believes that ‘Planet X’ will make a close pass by the earth in 2012 – causing a deep transformation of human life on Earth.
“What this and other apocalyptic dates have in common across new religious movements is that they are often predicted to occur within a believer’s lifetime - making their beliefs urgent and important,” said Wilson.
“However, most people who believe in the significance of December 21 2012 have tempered their predictions of an apocalypse to, instead, signifying some significant change in humanity. Whether that is a change in culture or a world-wide event - most believers in an apocalypse won't be preparing for an earthly end but looking forward to an imminent transformation."
“A lot of people look to this story for reassurance - about the financial climate, or even about fears of, for instance, the Large Hadron Collider.” “What’s been popularised is the dramatic stuff - but I am definitely still doing my Christmas shopping as normal this year.”
Wilson’s paper, ‘From Mushrooms to the Stars’, will be published by Ashgate in 2013.
Source: Yahoo News

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Foreigner Will Jeopardize Sabah Soon

Manila should drop the Sabah claim as appreciation 
By: Mohd Jefri Radius 

MALAYSIA'S role as mediator finally led to the memorable sealing of the historic peace pact between the Philippines Government and the Bangsa Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), after four decades of bloodshed, clashes or insurgency that has claimed more than 150,000 lives in the Southern  Philippines. President Benigno Aquino III described the occasion as an opportunity " to finally achieve genuine and lastling peace", while the Chief of the MILF, Murad Ebrahim was quoted as saying "We have inked the most important document in the Chapter of our history".

A new region gifted with rich potential minerals deposits is being created as spelt out in the framework agreement for peace, vested with greater political powers and more control over resources compared to the existing semi- autonomous region.

The region will be known as "Bangsamoro, which literarily means Land of the Moros, who dominate majority of the population living within its territorial scope and extend. PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who led the Malaysian dignitaries including Sabah CM Datuk Seri Musa Aman and Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi to Manila recently to witness the signing of the peace pact expressed his gratitude posted in his One Malaysia Blog."

This belief in moderation, tolerance and understanding is something we hold dear in Malaysia and through the movement of moderation , we must continue to promote these values globally". (Daily Express Oct 20th, 2012). Sensibly, we could randomly guess the significance of Najib's message that rolled across the board for us to interpret, relevant to the historic signing ceremony recently.

We could not rule out the probability that a thought of settling the long standing issue of the Sabah Claim could have flashed in the minds of our premier with more feedback from our Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, as the momentum is right and timely for a deal of the issue, as the primary agenda to be discussed amicably and diplomatically at the round table, to seek the perennial settlement once and for all, judging from or considering Malaysia's significant and contributive roles as mediator in turning the peace visions and missions in The Bangsamoro Land into reality .

Retrospectively, the idea of the Sabah Annexation, which was officially endorsed by the Philippines Government during the Marcos Administration in 1968, was believed to have been strategically mooted and executed, purely based upon reference made to the literary contents of the Historical 1878 Deed, whereby the documented statement signed by the late Sultan of Sulu, Mohammed Jamalul Alam with Europeans Baron Overbeck and Alfred Dent, spelt out the historic sovereignty of the Sulu Sultanate over vast tract of territories, particularly on the Eastern Region of North Borneo.

It is rather amusing to note that The Base Line Act (Section 2446) of The Philippines Constitution reads "Sabah is part of The Republic of The Philippines", but under The United Nations Charter such provision is declared null and void. Sabah became part of the Federated States of Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963 and has been enjoying the fruits of independence through Malaysia with tremendous development and robust economic growth especially under the current dynamic leadership of Musa.

Ironically, although Malaysia and the Philippines are two of the current nine members of the regional grouping of the Association of The South East Asian Nations (Asean), the sensitivity of this specific Filipino Bill, which was transcribed and documented in The Philippines Constitution, has yet to be revoked in the mutual or cordial interest and spirit of Asean. In the mid 1980s, the Marcos Administration revived the issue of the Sabah Claim by fixing certain terms and conditions to the Malaysian Government before the claim in question could be denounced or dropped publicly.

The demand for compensation in the form of monetary payment amounting to the tune of several billions in United States currency plus lengthy period of crude oil supplies to the Philippines, constituted two of the primary conditional terms.

However, the nature of the demand appeared substantially unreasonable, which the Malaysian Government could not accept. When Corazon Aquino replaced Marcos via People Power, the issue of the Sabah Claim along with the so-called demand was gradually grounded to a standstill until today. The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) comprises four provinces - Magunindanao & Lanao Del Sur on the mainland, while the island provinces consist of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi with an extensive total land area of 11,996sq km and having an estimated population of more than three million peoples excluding those who had made massive exodus out of their homeland during the crux of the civil war in early '70's.

Sabah's long coastlines, stretching from the tip of Bengkoka peninsular at the northern region right down to Cowie Harbour within the proximity of Indonesian territorial border of Kalimantan, is where migrants managed to sneak silently or illegally into the State. Mustapha's Usno led Alliance State Government welcomed the string of unstoppable influx of political refugees from the Southern Philippines on humanitarian grounds without fixed conditions at that time.

Over the years, these so-called political refugees did not show willingness to return even though the wars and conflicts had largely stopped. The scenario worsened when a new breed of Filipinos classified as "Illegal Immigrants" infested every nook and corner of the State in the thousands in search of greener pasture, raising many eye brows and questions. Our patrolling coastal guards are unable to detect the aliens secret routes probably because they are unlike the US border guards. During the previous Regularisation Programme which ended on Aug 31, 1997, the Federal Special Task Force estimated Indonesian and Filipinos inclusive of their dependents to be more than 400,000. Lately, Federal Task Force for Sabah and Labuan Director Datuk Suhaimi Mohd Salleh said "Exact numbers of Filipinos in Sabah are hard to determine. In Sabah they have been categorised as Refugees, Legal Foreign Workers and Illegal Immigrants, a factor that makes it difficult to state their accurate population in the State.

Another factor is that there is no liaison office of the Philippines or their Consulate in Sabah to enable their citizens to obtain passports and other valid travel documents. (Daily Express October 19th, 2012.

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman was quoted as saying that his government and the Sabah Government could work jointly to address the problem of the huge presence of Filipino refugees in Sabah.

"If there is no conflict and there are economic opportunities in this region, then the Bangsamoro brothers will be pushed to come back".

It is still fresh in the memories of many living Sabahans that Prof. Nur Masuri, former Governor of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) cum Chairman of MNLF while on a sojourn to Sabah way back in 1997, a year after he signed the previous peace plan with the Philippines government "Masuri had expected to call on the estimated 300,000 Filipinos immigrants in Sabah to return home as their resources would be required to rebuild the Southern Region when peace had been fully restored" (The New Straits Times October 28th 1997).

Ironically, Masuri's Visions and Missions did not materialise as clusters of problems, stigmas and conflicts of interest and opinions, begun to crop up without a solution in sight from within his own organisation leading to the creation of the MILF, led by Hasim Salamat and posing a stiff threat to Masuri's Peace Plan and Autonomy within the region.

The emergence of Abu Sayyaf, the most radical group operating within the region and well known for raising funds by kidnapping people for ransom was another obstacle to Mosuri's peace plan then.

Some believe it is linked to Al-Qaeda, the organisation formed by the late Osama Bin Laden.

Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal once opposed Malaysia's massive repatriation of Filipino illegal immigrants from Sabah.

A seemingly pliant Tun Abdullah Badawi as PM succumbed to her wish and ordered ex-CM Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat to stop the demolition of squatter humans and repatriations. Which makes us wonder if our leaders truly care about Sabah.

Advance fine expectation gleamed from the hearts of several Malaysian leaders irrespective of their political ideologies once the historic peace pact was signed by the relevant parties.

CM Musa, who was among the State dignitaries invited by Najib to witness the signing of the peace treaty accord in Manila recently said "It is a reflection of the commitment towards ending decades of violence and give the Bangsamoro people a chance to live on their own land in peace "PKR Sabah Immigration and Electoral Reform Bureau Dr Chong Eng Leong said "All the estimated 84,000 IMM13 holders must surrender the yellow IMM13 cards and can be treated like other foreign migrants.

They should be issued with temporary entry visa before they are sent back to their country unless in possession of work permits."

The successful implementation of the peace treaty between the relevant parties augurs well for the Bangsamoro business leaders to tap the marketing prospects available locally and abroad via the integration platform of The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines-East Asia Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).

Although the framework is in place, a transition commission has yet to be established to finalise more issues before the whole proposal will be wrapped up for a Referendum.

The Philippines Government had vested this task to The International Monitoring Team (IMT) which has been on peace mission since Sept, 2004, to continue monitoring the momentum of resolving the armed conflict between the rival parties in Mindanao.

Apart from Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, England and Norway have participated in the IMT Joint Task Grouping.

Hence, Malaysia's rays of hope in seeking perennial settlement to the long stand Sabah Claim Issue is within sight, judging from our country's role as mediator that had fruitfully led to the signing of the historic treaty.

The wisdom of Horace tells us "The Beginning is the most important part of the work."

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Pawn Star

Rick checking out customers collection.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What would happen when you use drug?

 Picture: Blog Serious 

1Borneo lights up for Christmas

1Borneo Hypermall was bathed in Christmas lighting and a series of programmes and performances as it ushered in Christmas festivities with its theme "Charming Christmas Royale" on Sunday. Launching the event was Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai, who described it as a very impressive preparation of Christmas decorations with a series of very engaging programmes and performances.

Also present were his wife Datin Vicky Lai together with Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir and his wife Datin Florence Malangkig, Sagajuta Sabah Group Executive Director Dr Tan Tiang Lai and 1Borneo Hypermall Operations Manager Leben Siddarth.

Dr Yee, who is also Resource Development and Information Technology Minister, said in the midst of celebration, emphasis should be given to the importance of knowing that Malaysians are very fortunate."For the rest of the world who are not as fortunate as us, for example when we mention about people in the midst of war, who are suffering from famines, natural disasters, we pray for them and at the same time we also cherish what we have here.

"We hope the message will go through and at the same time we want to make sure that in a multiracial country like Malaysia, we are very fortunate that we could celebrate festivities which are of course of a religious nature," he said. He said the people should also bear in mind that they are very fortunate that they are in a country where people of different religious background, different cultural background and also of different ethnic background could get together and celebrate in the true spirit of not only Christmas but the true spirit of 1Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Siddarth said in the spirit of giving 1Borneo has created the Charitymas Campaign, which is located at the second entrance of the mall with larger than life Christmas boxes. "Customers could donate their unused or new toys which will be wrapped in royal manner and distributed to orphans residing in villages in Tamparuli and Ranau," said Siddarth.

Sources: Daily Express
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Malaysian prominent figures who met gruesome deaths

In the past 20 years.

- “Malaysian”: a Malaysian citizen;
- “Gruesome”: extreme violence caused the deaths;
- “Prominent”: well-known figure in corporate or political circles.

31st March 2006: Joseph Chan Sum Foo, 45, general manager of a property development company Abad Naluri Sdn Bhd, who was killed instantly when he was struck on the head by a helicopter’s whirling rotor blades.

31st December 2005: One of Malaysia’s brightest and youngest corporate figures Dr Liew Boon-Horng, 35, was killed when an iron mould weighing almost two tonnes fell on his car from one of the two condominium-cum-office blocks under construction along Jalan Sri Hartamas, KL. I believe some of us have seen gruesome photos distributed via email of the incident.

12 July 2004: a Bell 206 Hornbill Skyways helicopter crashed at Mount Murud, killing Sarawak’s Assistant State Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Dr Judson Tagal, contractor Datuk Marcus Raja, Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (SESCo) CEO Roger Wong, SESCo northern Sarawak manager Ling Kian Ho, SESCo engineer Jason Eng, Padawan Municipal Council chairman Lawrence Th’ng and pilot Capt Samsuddin Hassim.

2 March 1997: the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of DRB-HICOM Group of Malaysia, Tan Sri Yahaya Ahmad and his wife Rohana Othman were killed in a helicopter crash near Kuala Lipis, Pahang while on their way to visit his ailing mother, Mandak Omar in Marang, Terengganu. He was famously known as Malaysia’s “Car Czar”.

July 1993: Datuk Mazlan Idris, the state assemblyman for Batu Talam, Pahang murdered by the infamous Mona Fandey and his cohorts, his body found chopped into 18 parts.

Sources: Ben Godomon
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