Unduk Ngadau At The Top Of Mount Kinabalu

We are creating history as for the first time an Unduk Ngadau winner is at the top of our beloved Mount Kinabalu a.k.a Akinabalu.

Please follow the link for the full story

http://kepkas.sabah.gov.my/mount-kinabalu-challenge-for-harvest-queen/

http://kepkas.sabah.gov.my/flagging-off-unduk-ngadau-delegates-mount-kinabalu-climb/

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LIMA TAWARAN UNTUK PEMBANGUNAN LUAR BANDAR DAN ORANG ASAL SABAH DALAM SATU PENGGAL

PEMBANGUNAN PENDIDIKAN LUAR BANDAR

PAKATAN HARAPAN berpegang kepada pendirian bahawa, pembangunan pendidukan di luar bandar, merupakan faktor muktamad dalam kemajuan masyarakat tempatan terutama orang asal Sabah. PAKATAN HARAPAN mendokong Dasar Pendidikan Nasional.

Namun, kami berhasrat untuk mengembalikan hak membuat keputusan dalam bidang pendidikan selaras dengan gagasan rakyat Sabah seperti berikut:

Memperuntukkan dana infrastruktur asas yang mencukupi dan memastikan penyampaian perkhidmatan (service delivery) yang berkesan.

Mengutamakan rakyat Sabah yang terlatih dan layak dalam pelantikan jawatan guru.
Memperkenalkan Insentif Khas kepada warga pendidik Sabah.

Mengutamakan Bahasa Inggeris, serta mewujudkan sekolah-sekolah aliran Bahasa Inggeris.

Melaksanakan silibus tempatan, seperti pengajaran Sejarah dan Budaya Sabah sebagai silibus tambahan.

Pembentukan fakulti dalam Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi (IPT) untuk mengkaji dan memajukan penggunaan bahasa ibunda Orang Asal di Sabah.

Mewujudkan Tabung Pendidikan Rakyat Sabah.

PEMBANGUNAN KESIHATAN LUAR BANDAR

Kerajaan Sabah mempunyai Kementerian Kesihatan sehingga tahun 1970. Dengan kedudukan geografi yang jauh dari Semenanjung dan demografi yang unik, Kerajaan Sabah harus mempunyai Hak Keputusan dalam bidang kesihatan seperti berikut:

Memajukan perkhidmatan perubatan luar bandar termasuk menghidupkan kembali perkhidmatan Flying Doctor, penyediaan asrama persinggahan kepada pesakit dan ahli keluarga yang bergerak dari kawasan luar bandar ke hospital di bandar dan mewujudkan latihan bidan kampung yang disokong oleh Kerajaan.

Mengutamakan latihan dan pendidikan pegawai-pegawai perubatan, menggalakkan graduan doktor dan pakar untuk berkhidmat demi Sabah supaya nisbah doktor kepada populasi dapat ditingkatkan dari 1:1500 (tahun 2014) ke purata nasional 1:633.

Mengamalkan tender terbuka dalam perolehan dan pembekalan ubat, alat-alat perubatan dan perkhidmatan untuk hospital-hospital dalam Sabah.

Menggalakkan penyelidikan dan pembangunan (RnD) dalam bidang rawatan tradisional masyarakat Orang Asal secara intensif seiring perubatan moden.

Memperkenalkan skim insurans perubatan berasaskan model Skim Peduli Sihat Kerajaan PAKATAN HARAPAN Selangor di Sabah untuk mengurangkan beban rakyat yang mengalami masalah kesihatan.

PEMBANGUNAN INFRASTRUKTUR ASAS YANG BERKUALITI

Memperuntukkan 30% perbelanjaan pembangunan persekutuan untuk Sabah dan Sarawak sekiranya PAKATAN HARAPAN memerintah di Putrajaya. Sebanyak RM15 bilion akan disalurkan kepada pembangunan setiap tahun.

Dengan demikian, kemajuan infrastruktur yang akan lebih pesat mampu direalisasikan dengan matlamat pencapaian seperti berikut:

100% bekalan air bersih dan elektrik di seluruh Sabah.

Jalanraya tidak bertar yang menghubungkan kampung-kampung, ladang-ladang ke pusat bandar dan kawasan pemasaran dinaik taraf secara berperingkat.

Menggalakkan pelaburan prasarana telekomunikasi di kawasan luar bandar supaya jurang digital dikurangkan.

Menaiktaraf rangkaian dan perkhidmatan keretapi yang sedia ada dari Tanjung Aru ke Tenom.

Membangunkan tenaga boleh diperbaharui seperti Hidro, Solar, Biogas, Biomass dan Geothermal sebagai industri peneraju baru, terutama membolehkan pembangunan jaringan grid mikro dari penjana tenaga boleh diperbaharui bagi memenuhi keperluan bekalan elektrik di luar bandar.

HORMAT TANAH HAK ADAT DAN MENGKAJI SEMULA SKIM PENEROKAAN

Tanah merupakan warisan Orang Asal turun temurun sebagai aset pemberdayaan komuniti tersebut. Pembangunan Tanah Hak Adat Orang Asal haruslah berdasarkan pengiktirafan dan perlindungan Tanah Hak Adat Orang Asal dengan pemberian dokumen hakmilik tanah.

Selain itu, skim penerokaan FELDA juga harus dikaji semula berdasarkan objektif asal skim tersebut.

Dengan demikian, PAKATAN HARAPAN akan:

Mewujudkan dana khas dan membantu masyarakat Orang Asal untuk mengenal pasti kawasan tanah adat dan melaksanakan program pemetaan.

Mewujudkan Tribunal Khas Isu Tanah di Sabah untuk menyiasat dan menyelesaikan konflik tanah Orang Asal.

Menginstitusikan penyertaan wakil masyarakat Orang Asal dalam mekanisme dan proses perihal tanah adat. Institusi tersebut akan melapor terus kepada Dewan Undangan Negeri.

Menghapuskan Geran Komunal dengan memastikan pembangunan Tanah Hak Adat dibangunkan dengan mampan melalui mekanisma undang-undang yang mengambil kira pandangan koumuniti yang terlibat secara telus, terbuka dan adil sebelum projek dijalankan.

Membangunkan tanah dengan mempelbagaikan hasil pertanian di mana kerajaan membantu usaha memasarkan produk agro demi pengupayaan masyarakat tempatan.
Peningkatkan hasil produk makanan seperti tanaman padi, jagung dan lain-lain dengan memperbaiki infrastruktur asas terutamanya saliran, insentif subsidi dan bantuan teknikal yang berkaitan.

Mengkaji semula kontrak FELDA berkaitan tanah seluas 306,000 hektar berdasarkan objektif asal bagi tujuan penempatan dan ekonomi rakyat Sabah.

PEMBANGUNAN MAMPAN & PELUANG PEKERJAAN

Berdasarkan konsep pembangunan mampan menjana peluang pekerjaan, PAKATAN HARAPAN bertekad mewujudkan 100,000 peluang pekerjaan baru supaya fenomena penghijrahan anak Sabah keluar Sabah dapat diperlahankan.

Sasaran 100,000 peluang pekerjaan baru ini akan tercapai melalui inisiatif-inisiatif berikut:

Melaksanakan Skim Pembangunan Tanah untuk membantu petani-petani kecil membangunkan Tanah-tanah Adat dengan melalui pelbagai tanaman seperti getah, kelapa sawit, buah-buahan, dan tanaman kontan yang lain.

Meningkatkan akses pemasaran dan institusi kerajaan dan mewujudkan pusat microkredit usahawan.

Mengadakan perkongsian pintar (smart partnership) dengan syarikat-syarikat perladangan dalam bentuk Corporate Sosial Responsibility (CSR) dalam pembangunan setempat bagi kawasan estet. Continue reading

2018 Christmas Message

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24 December 2017

Tomorrow is Christmas, a very special occasion for Christians worldwide, those in Malaysia and Sabah included.

This is also the time many of our family members and friends who had left for a greener pasture elsewhere, regardless of the long distance and financial constraints, would make an effort to come home for reunion with their loved ones.

And of course, there will always be those who can only afford to send their warm thoughts and greetings via phone call or social media like Facebook and WhatsApp.

Those who are lucky to be home for reunion will gather and observe the good old Christmas tradition of exchanging gifts and share a few brief moments of happiness. Christmas is definitely a time unlike any other throughout the year where the spirit of generosity infuses the season, and literally bringing the cliché of “It is better to give than to receive” to its full extent.

Few things are so healing to the soul as generosity toward others. If you want to lift your mood, buy something nice, not for yourself, but for someone who is less fortunate and in needs.

In the case of Sabah, lest we forget those were recently affected by the series of floods in various parts of Sabah including Kota Belud, Keningau and Tuaran.

On behalf of The Society of Hope Kota Kinabalu, I take this opportunity to again appeal to fellow Sabahans to come forward to generously support our humanitarian campaign in aid of the flood victims, many of whom we believe are still struggling to recoup from the devastating impact of the recent floods. Contributions can be made in form of cash donation and in kinds.

As for my prayer for this Christmas and for the New Year 2018, I pray that there will be a change of the present oppressive administration to a fair, just and benevolent one, that will end all the miseries inflicted upon the people, such as widespread corruption and abuse of power, oppression and selective persecution of political dissents, abuse of race and religion for political agenda, etc.

I called on the people of Sabah, irrespective of their race and religion, to be united as one “United Force” to fight against bad governance, corruption, nepotism and abuse of power to save our children’s’ future.

I also pray that our economy will soon improve and there will be more and better job opportunities for our young people, so that they can remain close to their family and can afford to own a home of their own, and the security of the state too will improve further, and our people of all races and religious background could continue to co-exist in peace and harmony.

With that said, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2018, in advance.

Christina Liew

Chairman of Sabah Pakatan Harapan
Chairman of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sabah
Chairman of The Society of Hope Kota Kinabalu
Cum Api-Api Assemblywoman

Objection of the development of Tg Aru Eco Development (TAED)

10th February 2017

The PKR Sabah Chairman Christina Liew together with her vice chairman Kenny Chua and her assistant Secretary Sazalye attended the exhibition of the TAED development plans at the DBKK this afternoon.  They lodged their objections  with the DBKK on the TAED in particular the locality of the development.

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“We welcome any kind of development that will benefit the State’s economy development, providing employments to our locals, promoting our State as one of the tourism hotspot in Malaysia. After all, Sabah, the land below the winds are already one of the favorite spots for the tourists.

Sabah has Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia. We have   beautify beaches including Tg Aru Beach with it’s most amazing sunsets scene and the most spectacular views underneath the sea water for the divers in many of our famous islands. Our State government’s effort to continue promoting, and further developing these beautify places to attract tourist and repeat tourist to visit Sabah is commendable.

However, we strongly object any development projects that may, and likely to, destroy the natural beauty and its environment,  and taking away the existing beautiful beach such as the Tg Aru Beach,  in it’s attempt to turn it into a man made tourism beach couple with hotels and yacht docking facilities for the tourists,  is unacceptable.

Tg Aru Beach is a favourite place among the Sabahan. Many of the Sabahan especially the residents from Kota Kinabalu and other areas had fond memory of the beaches in Tg Aru. Why destroy it’s natural beauty and turn it into a man made beach by the reclamation of the seat front?

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The “assurance” by the project management that 60% (later turned into 30%) will be reserved and available for the locals who wish to visit the TEAD is of no guarantee.

We remember in the case of another resort development in the nearby area of TAED, a piece of land consisting of 4.50 acres was gazetted in 1996 as land reserved for public park at coastal highway, Sembulan.  But on 19th May 2016, the said gazetted land was revocated by the government and it is no one longer a gazetted land reserved for public park. With this past precedent, it is therefor no gurantee such revocation would not happen again in future in the lands reserved for public, in the TAED project.

The people of Sabah are worry that with TAED, it will take away the beautiful sight of the famous sunset view where the ordinary folks can enjoy, like they are now any times.

Further,  from the development plan, it looks like a large part of the TAED project will include hotels and yacht park including other facilites which will be  enclosed,  and only the Tourists and or the rich people can afford to patronize the facilities and enjoy them.

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For the ordinary folks and locals who wish to visit the Tg Aru Beach, they have to go through many “gates and premises” before they have the access to their favourite beaches, which itself is already with limited spaces that are free for them.  Accessibility to the Prince Philp park will be another concern.

Presently we have many hotels build in and around Kota Kinabalu City. Spare this last bit of the beach for the ordinary people of Sabah, with its’ natural beauty.

We have a number of golf clubs and golfing places in and around Kota Kiabalu. We don’t need another 5 star golf course in this TAED.

We urge the state government to bring the concept of such integrated beach front development to other parts of the State, such as Papar, Kota Belud, Sipitang and kudat. All these areas are blessed with beautiful beaches. This is to assist the local communities in their economy development. Provided employments for the local communities that such tourism related projects will bring to.

“A balance development projects in Sabah is what the people need. Do not focus only development in KK city only . Let us bring our tourists to other part of the state to enjoy their holidays. Give back to Sabahan what they are entitled to.  Tg Aru Beaches belong to the people”.

YB Christina Liew
ADUN Api Api

 

Wake up call to implementation safety features

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On behalf of PKR we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims that were drown in a boat ride while holidaying in Sabah.

We urge the authority to treat this incident as a wake up call to make sure the implementation of safety features in all the tourists’ boats are always in place.

The tour operators must exercise prudent discretion when it comes bad weather safety is always first and to be the top priority for boat rides especially during bad weather and rough sea conditions.

We urge the State’s Minister of Tourism Datuk Masidi Manjun to investigate on how come vessel that can only take 12 but had 28 on board in this incident.

Where is the enforcement?

In Korea and japan the minister would resign with so many bad tourism incidents. Few months ago a boat with Chinese tourists also capsized in same area. All were floating at sea for 2 days.

How many more incidents does Sabah needs before some serious action to be taken to prevent such tragic incident happening again?

YB Christina Liew
Sabah PKR Chairperson