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Sarawak Should Build More Sports School In Every City In Sarawak

Published May 26, 2014 by sarawak

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In order to be a sports Power House in this regions Sarawak should build more Sports School in every City in Sarawak especially in Kuching, Miri, Sibu, and including in Bintulu, because with the rapid development happening in Bintulu now, soon Bintulu will become a big city.

Sarawak had produce the first female Olympic medal winner for Malaysia from Pandelena Rinong. This proved we Sarawakian people also capable to be a World Champion and win medal in Olympic.

But without Sports School in Sarawak, Sarawakian people will not able to show their talents to the world, so this is very tragic for us.

In the past our Football team was ways ahead compare to Japan and Korea, but now Japan and Korea are the Football power house in this region because they keep improving their sports by creating more Sports Schools in their countries. So Sarawak have a lot catching up to do now !!!

I propose Sarawak to add Pre-School, Primary School and Secondary School in this one Sports Schools. So this ways our students can start their sports training from the ages of 5 years to 17 years old.

I also propose for Sarawak to add all important Olympic sports in our Sports School programs, including sports like Badminton, Football, Swimming, Chess, Snooker Pool, Martial Arts and many more. So this ways Sarawak will able to dominate and win medal in this important sports !!!

Most important Sarawak should hired World Class Coach to train our students, so we can see positive result in the training !!!

Let Start today, because Sarawak have a lot catching up to do now !!!

 

 

Raising issues on Malaysia Agreement not seditious

Published November 30, 2013 by sarawak

Posted on November 26, 2013, Tuesday

KUCHING: The government should allow Sarawakians and Sabahans to participate in a referendum on their state’s status in Malaysia to find out the views of the majority in the two East Malaysian states.

Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How, who made the call, said it was wrong for the government to say that it is seditious and a reason for the people to remind the federal government of the terms in the Malaysia Agreement.

“This is the 21st century and we are not in the 50’s and 60’s anymore that when people talk about it (Malaysia Agreement) then you say there is treason, communist and seditious.

“Instead, the government should now be liberal. They should be saying: look, let’s get a time and we will have a referendum for Sabahans and Sarawakians to see what are the views of the majority of the people in Sarawak and Sabah,” he told reporters yesterday at the State Legislative Assembly Complex.

See was asked for his comment on Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar’s statement yesterday, who warned politicians to stop raising Malaysia Agreement-related issues as it can cause disunity and unrest.

Wan Junaidi, who is Santubong MP, said the call for a review of the Agreement could be considered a treason or sedition although no action had been taken against those who raised the issue in Parliament or State Legislative Assembly thus far.

See, who is state PKR vice chairman, said Sarawak and Sabah, being privy to the Malaysia Agreement, should be allowed to raise the issues concerning the agreement and ensure that all the obligations in the Agreement had been respected by all parties.

“They are just asking for our rights stated under the 1963 Agreement.

“As the party to the Agreement, we should be able to raise the issue and review the Agreement to ensure that the obligations in the Agreement had been respected by all parties.”

He said the reason why many parties are now raising the Malaysia Agreement issues was because the people felt that the federal government has breached obligations in the Agreement.

“So there is nothing seditious or treason for people to raise the topic. Of course, the deputy minister can say if you do it again, we are going to arrest people but to me, the case can’t stand in the court of law.”

See said those who questioned the Malaysia Agreement did not commit any crime as Sarawakians and Sabahans were just asking for their contractual rights under the Agreement.

Meanwhile, Kota Sentosa assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen also concurred that there was nothing seditious about people raising issues related to the Malaysia Agreement issues.

He said the purpose of people in raising the issue was to urge the government to address the erosion of Sarawak and Sabah’s rights.

Contradictory to Wan Junaidi’s statement, Chong said it was the failure to address the problem that would cause disunity and unrest in the country.

Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/11/26/raising-issues-on-malaysia-agreement-not-seditious/#ixzz2m9z9xmsY

Lee Chong Wei Should Be More Aggressive Badminton Player

Published October 20, 2013 by sarawak

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To be honest I think Lee Chong Wei is the most skillful badminton player today. But one of his weakness is, he is too laid back on the court and when he play. In order to be the best badminton player in the world I thinks Lee Chong Wei should be more aggressive when he play and he must attack more.

I personally think Lin Dan from China cannot match Lee Chong Wei badminton skill. But Lin Dan can win a match because he is more aggressive badminton player and he keep on attack all the time and he never laid back. I hope Lee Chong Wei can learn from Lin Dan and be more aggressive on the court and no more laid back and he must keep attack the opponents always, because this is the only way Lee Chong Wei can win a big match and become the greatest badminton player of all time.

Don’t give up Lee Chong Wei, you can do this.

Association of Churches Sarawak Disappoint Over Banning Word “Allah”

Published October 14, 2013 by sarawak

Borneo Post

Court ruling utterly irresponsible, grossly demeaning — ACS chairman

Posted on October 15, 2013, Tuesday

Datuk Bolly Lapok

KUCHING: Calling the Court of Appeal’s ruling to ban the use of ‘Allah’ in the Catholic weekly publication “utterly irresponsible and grossly demeaning”, churches in Sarawak and Sabah will defy the decision and continue to call their God ‘Allah’.

The Association of Churches Sarawak (ACS) yesterday expressed their disappointment over the banning of the use of the word ‘Allah’ in the Catholic weekly publication ‘The Herald’ for reason that the word is not an integral part of the Christian faith.

ACS chairman Datuk Bolly Lapok, who is also Archbishop of the Anglican Church in South East Asia, said ACS was also concerned about the implication of the decision on the Malay and Iban-speaking Christians who had been using the term to refer to God for centuries.

Expressing his disappointment on the court ruling, Bolly lamented: “For an outsider to say that the use of the word Allah is ‘not integral to the Christian faith’ is excessive, utterly irresponsible and grossly demeaning, to say the least. The Church does not need an apologist from outside to decree what is integral or not regarding her faith.

“In fact, the ruling has far-reaching implications. It is not only insensitive to Christians in Sabah and Sarawak, but it is an insidious aberration to the spirit of Muhibbah (harmony), which the government has been so desperately trying to promote among all Malaysians. It is repugnant to the universal common sense.”

Bolly, who is also Bishop for Anglicans in Sarawak and Brunei, stressed that Christians in Sabah and Sarawak “…will continue to worship their Allah until the Kingdom comes. What are they going to do about it?”

Bolly is also a member of the team to the inter-faith dialogue between the worldwide Anglican Communion and Al Azhar University in Cairo. Al Azhar is generally acclaimed to be the guardian of orthodoxy for the Islamic world.

Bolly’s measured statements reflect the interfaith courtesy and integrity that transcends local politics.

Source:  http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/10/15/court-ruling-utterly-irresponsible-grossly-demeaning-acs-chairman/

Sarawak state minister denounces Allah ruling by court

Published October 14, 2013 by sarawak

The Malaysian Insider

BY DESMOND DAVIDSON
OCTOBER 14, 2013

Sarawakians attend Bahasa Malaysia mass at St Joseph’s Cathedral in Kuching, in this file picture dated April 2011. – The Malaysian Insider pic, October 14, 2013.Sarawakians attend Bahasa Malaysia mass at St Joseph’s Cathedral in Kuching, in this file picture dated April 2011. – The Malaysian Insider pic, October 14, 2013.

 

Sarawak will continue to allow the use of the word Allah in Bahasa Malaysia and native language Bibles and church publications, said State Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing, following the Court of Appeal’s ruling today not to allow Catholic weekly The Herald to use the term.

Masing described the ruling as “not genuine”, saying the use of the word Allah predated Islam.

“We (Christians in Sabah and Sarawak) have been using the word Allah for over 100 years. Why suddenly we are now told we cannot use it?” he asked, adding that the court’s decision would have a negative impact on non-Muslims beyond Sabah and Sarawak.

“Did they have a dream that Allah said they (the Christians) can’t use the word Allah?” he asked, referring to the opposition by some Muslim groups in West Malaysia on the usage of the word in Christian texts.

Referring to Muslims in Sabah and Sarawak as “brothers”, Masing said they had no qualms about Christians using the word.

Masing reminded Christians in the state that Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud had in the past weighed in on the issue by giving assurance that he would not stop them from using the word Allah.

PKR Sarawak chief Baru Bian, saying he was stunned by the decision, said churches and Christians in Sabah and Sarawak would continue using the word Allah.

“I am stunned by the decision.

“We have produced very clear facts that we were promised a guarantee by our forefathers when Sabah and Sarawak helped form Malaysia.

“The ruling appears to go against the fundamental rights that were promised,” said Baru, adding that the decision goes against the Malaysia agreement.

Baru, a church elder of the Kuching Evangelical Church for over a decade until he joined politics, said the ruling went against Article 11 of the Federal Constitution which allows people to profess and propagate their religious beliefs.

Believing that the Catholic church would appeal today’s decision, Baru appealed to Christians, who are majority in the two states, to remain calm and “look at the whole issue rationally”.

“There will be an appeal to the Federal Court so the decision is not final.”

Christian churches grouped under the Association of Churches in Sarawak have refrained from making any statements, saying they would wait for more details on the ruling.

“We need to consult with the other churches first,” the association’s secretary-general Ambrose Linang said when contacted.

Its chairman Datuk Bolly Lapok said on Saturday that the association “finds it completely unacceptable that what have been common practices of the Christians in Sabah and Sarawak for generations, more than 100 years before the very idea of Malaysia was conceived, are now held as unlawful by the government”.

He said to stop using Allah in the practice of their faith would amount to a curb on religious freedom.

Outside the court today, Perkasa vice-president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin said that Al-Kitab, the Bahasa Malaysia version of the Bible, could continue to be distributed in Malaysia.

However, Zulkifli insisted that the holy book must not contain 32 words, including “Allah”, as the words are prohibited for use by non-Muslims, as stated in Islamic enactments in several states.

“I have no problem if they want to publish the Al Kitab without those words, not just ‘Allah’, but 32 words in the Syariah Criminal Enactment,” Zulkifli told reporters after the verdict.

Former PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa said the appellate court ruling clearly indicated that the word “Allah” is exclusive to Muslims.

“So, everyone should stick to that decision,” Nasharuddin told reporters. – October 14, 2013.