Monday, 31 December 2012

Generally most Malaysians happy with BN government -Karim

by Peter Boon, reporters@theborneopost.com
December 31, 2012, Monday

"Definitely, we could not please everybody but I believe generally most Malaysians are happy with what the government is doing.” Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

SIBU: Malaysians are expected to lean towards the BN in greater numbers in the 13th general election after witnessing the recent political changes in Japan, opined state BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi yesterday.

Japanese voters recently re-elected the more conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) after getting fed-up with the non-performing Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)

The LDP was in power in Japan for 55 years before being booted out by the DPJ in 2009.

“After just three years of trying the new party (DPJ), they (Japanese) quickly realised their lies and impossible manifestos, and their nation’s socio-economic well-being was under serious threat and jeopardy,” he said to The Borneo Post yesterday when asked for his forecast whether those who voted for the opposition previously would now come back to the BN in the impending polls.

Bernama reported Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as saying after opening the 15th delegates meeting of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) in Keningau, Sabah, on Saturday that more people were lending their support to the BN after the government introduced various transformation programmes which benefited all levels of the multi-racial society.

Dr Rundi said he believed Malaysians would not gamble away their future and that of their children by voting in Pakatan Rakyat which was bursting at the seams with empty promises and mere rhetoric.

“Most Malaysians have begun to realise the direction of both BN and Pakatan and how important is their relevance as far as their children and future generations are concerned,” he said.

“Hence, I am sure they would not gamble their future for the purpose for mere politicking and impossible empty promises made by Pakatan just to grab power.”

He added that the support swing in BN’s favour was to be expected as more people realise the capability and seriousness of the BN government in transforming the country into a developed nation.

“It is most important for everyone to focus on how to make Malaysia a better place for the future generations,” said Dr Rundi, who is also Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications).

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Galeri: 27th anniversary of Masama Sdn Bhd

June 27, 2012

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Datuk Fatimah Abdullah (fifth left) together with Masama Sdn Bhd managing director Juita Drap (sixth left) cutting a cake to mark the 27th anniversary of Masama Sdn Bhd.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Youth development programmes never politically motivated, says assistant minister



KUCHING: Programmes tailored for youth development are meant to guide the young generation to be useful citizens.

Assistant Youth Development Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said these programmes had nothing to do with politics, but purely to help youths realise their potential to the fullest.

He said the state government had to be responsible in making sure that the young generation would turn out well so that they could lead Sarawak, its public and private sectors, as well as other organisations effectively.

“The present government will fail in its duties if many of our youths end up behind bars or in correctional centres.

“So when we organise programmes for youths, it’s about fulfilling our responsibility — it has nothing to do with politics.

“We want to guide our youths because we want them to be successful in the future, and eventually take over the leadership from us,” he said when closing the “Youth Leadership Boot Camp: Innovating4Tomorrow” here yesterday.

Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam) held the event in collaboration with the Workforce Development Unit of the Chief Minister’s Office.

Guide youths so they do not stray -Karim



KUCHING: It is important to guide the young generation through youth-centric programmes so they will not stray.

Youth Development Assistant Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said youth-centric programmes can reach out to youths as they are in tune with what youths want.

“We must guide youths properly so they have a successful future and not deviate into wrong-doing.

“As leaders of the state, we do not want to see our youths end up in rehab centres or in jail. Anything planned in life will be gone if that happens, therefore young people must know how to focus on what is important and of value to them.

“Whenever opportunity arises to organise something for youths, we must make sure their needs and wants are taken care of as they are future leaders,” he said at the closing ceremony of the ‘Innovating4Tomorrow’ youth boot camp at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) yesterday.

Abdul Karim pointed out such youth camp, with its focus on innovation, will train young participants to enhance their skills and knowledge to change their lives for the better.

“They will stay focused, knowing what is good for them and what is not.

Belia perlu diberi bimbingan betul agar masa depan tidak berakhir di pusat serenti atau penjara


Ia untuk memastikan masa depan mereka tidak berakhir di pusat serenti atau penjara

KUCHING: Setiap belia sepatutnya diberi bimbi-ngan betul agar masa depan golongan terbabit tidak ber-akhir di pusat serenti atau penjara, kata Menteri Muda Belia Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Sehubungan itu, beliau berkata ibu bapa sebenarnya memikul tanggungjawab berat dengan memberi bim-bingan dan pendidikan terbaik bagi mencerahkan masa depan mereka.

“Kita tidak mahu masa depan belia berakhir di penjara atau pusat serenti.

“Apa yang perlu dilakukan sekarang adalah memberi bimbingan betul dan pendidikan terbaik kepada mereka,” katanya berucap pada Majlis Penutupan Program Innovating 4 Tomorrow di Pusat Konvensyen Borneo Kuching (BCCK) semalam.

Menurutnya, apabila sudah dimasukkan ke penjara atau pusat serenti maka ia akan merencatkan usaha seseorang belia untuk mencapai masa depan yang cerah.

“Rancangan untuk masa depan akan musnah apabila dimasukkan ke penjara atau pusat serenti,” ujarnya.

Beliau menjelaskan, belia merupakan aset penting yang bakal menjadi pemimpin yang akan menyambung legasi rancangan pembangunan negeri ini.


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Abdul Karim: No place for PKR in Sarawak as hardcore supporters are leaving in droves


SIBU: There are only a small number of hardcore PKR members in the state and generally they do not have a place here.

In saying this, PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah added that those who voted for PKR in the state were mostly those who were disgruntled with local issues and thus showed their anger by voting for the opposition.

“Their number is small. We won’t be seeing movement in mass of PKR members to BN in the state because there are not many of them,” he said when asked if the state would also witness en bloc PKR members quitting their party to join BN as in the peninsula.

He added, “Once, their grievances are addressed; they will be with BN again.”

According to Bernama, hardcore supporters of PKR numbering about 350 in Penang had quit the party having lost faith in the opposition leadership.

Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman and Assistant Minister of Youth Development, pointed out that generally PKR did not have a place in the state.

He said three state seats were lost to PKR purely because of local sentiments and grudges and not because the voters liked PKR.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Galeri: Inter-Housing Development Corporation (HDC) Al-Qural Recital

December 9, 2012

WELL DONE: Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg (back row, fourth left), Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (back row, third left) and others with the winners.

JOHAN: Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg (empat kiri) menyampaikan hadiah dan trofi kepada Marzuki Batu (tiga kanan) johan kategori lelaki dewasa pada Majlis Penutupan Tilawah Al-Quran HDC Sarawak di Miri, malam kelmarin.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Karim express concern over health issue in SCORE


Fellow BN assemblymen Karim Hamzah ... shared the same concern.

SCORE on track to be a success story

BINTULU: Since the launch in 2008, the progress of the mammoth Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score) has been phenomenal.

Located in the state’s central region and stretching 320km along the coast from Tanjung Manis in Mukah to Samalaju in Bintulu, and extending into the hinterland, Score is fast emerging as the investment heaven especially through the Samalaju Industrial Park (SIP).

Located 62 km or 40 minutes drive from Bintulu town, the SIP covers a total of 8,000 hectares of land with half the area snapped up by foreign investors mainly from the energy intensive and heavy industries.

Within a span of four year SIP, which is part of Score and expected to be the key player for Score’s growth, recorded a total investment of RM29.10 billion and created 15,000 jobs for Sarawakians.

The bulk of the investment came from five companies and their big investment reflects the growing confidence on Score’s future.

The five companies are Tokuyama Ltd of Japan, which produces polycrystalline silicon, Asia Mineral Ltd of Hong Kong (silicon manganese), OM Holdings Ltd of Singapore (fero manganese) and Press Metal Bhd of Malaysia (aluminum ingots and billets) and Asia Advanced Material of Korea (metallic silicon).

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