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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Galeri: Sidang Media Syarat Baru Untuk Pemilikan Rumah Kos Sederhana Rendah Swasta

February 28, 2013

SIDANG MEDIA … Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg bersama Menteri Muda Perumahan Karim 
Hamzah juga Datuk Francis Harden Hollis mengemukakan penambaikan kriteria dan syarat baru pemilikan rumah 
kos rendah di pejabatnya di Wisma Sultan Tengah, semalam.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Transparency is a taboo for oppositions -Karim

February 26, 2013

“I hope all right thinking Malaysian can see for themselves now…whether the opposition are really sincere or a better party and leaders than BN.” - Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah 

SIBU: The opposition’s refusal to sign the Transparency International Malaysia’s Election Integrity Pledge unmasked their true colours.

SUPP Sibu branch vice chairman Daniel Ngieng said yesterday this clearly proved that the opposition had failed to walk the talk in calling for transparency.

“I don’t understand why it is so difficult for them to sign it. This shows they are not serious about transparency but merely use it as a political issue to fish for votes.

“They must stand up to be accountable. And, to sign that pledge is at least showing their sincerity to have a clean election,” Ngieng remarked.

He was commenting on Bernama report quoting the Election Commission (EC) as saying that it was a shame that the opposition party leaders were shying away from the integrity pledge.

EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar reportedly said it was incumbent on candidates contesting in the General Election to sign the pledge as the people desired representatives who did not merely profess to have integrity but practise it as well.

PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, said: “The opposition refusal to sign Transparency International (TI) Malaysia’s Election Integrity Pledge, only reflect their ‘cakap tak serupa bikin’ or ‘want others to do good virtues but did not practise it themselves’ outlook.

Belia harus peka dengan peluang disekililing mereka -Karim

26 February 2013

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Pelbagai bantuan yang diberikan kepada pelajar di peringkat rendah, menengah mahupun universiti di mana ianya sebagai satu inisiatif kerajaan membantu para pelajar untuk meringankan beban mereka. Baucar Buku 1 Malaysia merupakan bantuan yang diberikan kepada pelajar universiti termasuklah Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) bagi menampung perbelanjaan bertujuan akademik iaitu sebanyak RM250 setiap seorang.

Satu Majlis Simbolik Penyerahan Baucar Buku 1 Malaysia (BB1M) telah diadakan di Dewan Serbaguna, Student Pavillion yang telah dirasmikan oleh YB Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah iaitu Menteri Muda Perumahan dan Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia Sarawak. Turut hadir dalam majlis itu adalah Naib Canselor Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Prof Datuk Dr Khairuddin Ab Hamid, Prof Mohd Fadzil Abdul Rahman selaku Timbalan Naib Canselor UNIMAS, Timbalan Naib Canselor Penyelidikan dan Inovasi, UNIMAS iaitu Prof Dr Peter Songan, Dekan-dekan, Pegawai-Pegawai UNIMAS, Yang Di-Pertua Universiti Malaysia Sarawak serta wakil Yang Di-Pertua Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.

Antara hadirin yang hadir.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Najib’s visit boosts feel good factor in Sarawak


SIBU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s latest visit to the state has boosted the feel good factor among Sarawakians, including fence sitters.

Several state BN leaders, when contacted, opined that the three-day visit last week had drawn more people towards the BN in view of the fast-approaching 13th general election.

State BN secretary-general and Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications) Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi remarked: “The PM has stated clearly BN’s direction and the transformation programmes to ensure a better future for all Malaysians.”

He added that it was important for Malaysia to have a stable government, especially in terms of security and politics.

“PM had revealed his mission and vision for Malaysia, and I am sure this has touched the heart of all Sarawakian, especially the fence sitters.”

PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said enthusiasm was written all over the people’s faces everywhere Najib went.

“PM’s visit to Sarawak has definitely increased the mood and optimism of the people of Sarawak towards BN. The highly-charged spirit and the feel good feeling created would definitely bring more voters to BN, which includes the fence sitters,” noted Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman and Assistant Minister of Youth Development.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Galeri: Sidang Media PRU 13 Oleh Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dan Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud

February 22, 2013

BE PREPARED … Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (seated left) and Chief Minister Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud fielding questions at the press conference. Behind them (from left) are Minister of Housing Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg, Minister of Industrial Development Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and Assistant Minister of Social Development Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. PHOTO: JOHN CHAN

"Demi Rakyat' is meant to hoodwink rakyat - Abdul Karim


SIBU: The opposition’s manifesto under the slogan ‘Demi Rakyat’ is a discreet attempt to mislead, confuse and ‘sugar-coat’ the people with more empty promises prior to the impending 13th general election.

PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah pointed out yesterday that many of their promises pledged prior to the last polls in 2008 had remained unfulfilled.

“The many promises the opposition pledged before the last general election, like free water in Selangor, monetary help to the poor and destitute and affordable housing, have remained empty promises.

“Now, more ‘sugar-coated carrots’ are being dangled to hoodwink the people.

“I hope the people know that opposition can bring nothing good to them,” said Abdul Karim, who is also Asajaya assemblyman and Assistant Minister of Youth Development.

“If even at this stage the opposition are willing to lie and confuse the people, I don’t know what is going to happen if they happen to be in power.

“The people must never let themselves be pawned by them.”

Make full use of govt aid, students told

February 22, 2013


KUCHING: Students must make full use of government assistances that have been granted to them, said Assistant Minister of Youth Development Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“With the various forms of assistance and initiatives introduced by the government, there are some people who have become lazy and dependent on the financial assistance and they start to take things for granted.

“However, we should not forget the government’s effort in improving the lives of the people and thus we should make full use of the aid received to improve ourselves,” he said.

Karim was speaking at the ceremony to hand over 1Malaysia Book Vouchers (BB1M) for students of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) at the university’s Student Pavilion here yesterday, where ten students received their vouchers in the symbolic event which was also attended by Unimas vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Khairuddin Hamid yesterday.

“Assistance such as BB1M has been designed to help ease students’ expenditures on books. With that taken care of, use your time wisely while studying at Unimas and strive towards achieving academic excellence to fulfil your parents’ hope and become contributing members of the society,” he advised.

In his speech, Karim also announced a donation of RM10,000 to Unimas Students Representative Council to assist them in the organising of activities and programmes.

Meanwhile, Khairuddin said that more than 13,000 students from the university are expected to receive the BB1M vouchers today, which is estimated to be worth more than RM3.25 million.

BB1M ke peransang nembiak universiti nyulut dalam pelajar: Karim


KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sepenyampau 13,000 iku nembiak Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) deka nerima Baucer Bup 1Malaysia (BB1M) ti diagih enggau tuju meransang nembiak universiti nyulut dalam pengawa pelajar.

Menteri Muda Pengawa Berumah Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah madahka bantu nya disedia perintah ngambika tau ngelempungka belanja sida (nembiak universiti) bebelika bup.

Ku iya, perintah semampai meratika pemerat pengawa pelajar nembiak di universiti ke alai bantu BB1M tau bendar meransang sida iya teulihka pemujur.

“Mayuh macham bantu udah disediaka perintah ungkup pemaik enggau pengelantang rayat.

BB1M diagihka ngagai semua nembiak universiti ngambika ulih meransang sida nyadi mensia ti beguna jemah.

“Ba taun ke udah (2012), bantu BB1M tu keterubah iya disadung lalu dilanjarka ngagai taun 2013 sebaka enggau program bantu rayat ke bukai,”ku iya.

Iya mansutka jaku tu ba pengerami ‘simbolik’ nyerahka BB1M ngagai 10 iku pengari nembiak UNIMAS ti diatur di Student Pavillion kemari.

3,000 pelajar UNIMAS terima BB1M


KOTA SAMARAHAN: Lebih 13,000 pelajar Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) akan menerima Baucar Buku 1Malaysia (BB1M) yang bakal diagihkan mulai hari ini (22 Februari) dengan nilai keseluruhan lebih RM3.25 juta. 

Simbolik penyerahan BB1M dilakukan oleh Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah pada majlis yang berlangsung di Dewan Serba Guna Student Pavilion, UNIMAS di sini semalam.

Pemberian BB1M bernilai RM250 setiap pelajar ini bukan sahaja bertujuan meringankan beban perbelanjaan pembelian buku pengajian malah ia diharap dapat memupuk minat membaca di kalangan rakyat khasnya pelajar di negara ini.

Terdahulu dalam ucapannya, Karim yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Asajaya berkata pemberian BB1M dan pelbagai bentuk bantuan oleh kerajaan adalah sebagai tanda keprihatinan kerajaan terhadap kesukaran rakyat.

Bagaimanapun katanya, rakyat tidak boleh bergantung sepenuhnya kepada bantuan-bantuan seumpama ini sebaliknya sedaya upaya berusaha memperbaiki dan memajukan diri sendiri dengan bantuan yang diberikan.

“Terdapat banyak bantuan yang diberikan kerajaan, antaranya Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M), Bantuan Lesen 1Malaysia (BL1M) termasuk Bantuan Awal Persekolahan RM100 untuk anak-anak sekolah di peringkat sekolah rendah.

“Tetapi ingin saya tegaskan di sini bahawa saya tidak mahu rakyat bergantung sepenuhnya kepada bantuan-bantuan yang diberikan kerajaan ini tanpa usaha untuk memajukan diri sendiri,” katanya.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Thumbs up to `Young Entrepreneur Fund’


SIBU: The newly-minted `Young Entrepreneur Fund’ reflects BN’s sincerity in wanting to help uplift the standard of living of the people.

Assistant Minister of Youth Development Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who said this yesterday, however, hoped the scheme would be made available to all young Malaysians and not confined to Peninsula only.

“The new initiatives announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Nazak are additional programmes to help young entrepreneurs and the needy.

“This initiative via a special fund worth RM50 million, known as Dana Usahawan Muda, is meant to provide funds for youths aged 18 to 30 years old to start their business.

“I applaud the set up of this fund and it reflects the sincerity of the BN government to help and uplift the standard of living of its citizen … whether young or old,” Asajaya assemblyman Abdul Karim told The Borneo Post when asked for his comments on the new initiative announced by Najib in Ipoh on Friday.

He added that the special fund would greatly benefit young entrepreneurs.

Bernama quoted Najib as saying that the Young Entrepreneur Fund was set up to assist youths aged 30 and below to start business.

Abdul Karim tells Xenophon to mind his own business

February 18, 2013

SIBU: Malaysia does not need colonial master-like mentality in the person of Australian Senator Nick Xenophon to meddle in its internal affairs and its day-to-day administration.

Asajaya assemblyman Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said yesterday that the country had gained independence for more than 50 years, conducted many elections, and created a stable, harmonious society as well as a healthy economy, building Malaysia to what it is today.

According to AFP, an outspoken Xenophon had been critical of Malaysia’s electoral system.

To this, Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth Development, added, “He might be a senator in Australia, but beyond Australia’s border, unless he is invited on official capacity, he is just an ordinary person like any other tourists … and should behave like one.

“We don’t need an international police in the person of Senator Xenophon from Australia to teach us how to run our country or manage our election.

“Who is this senator trying to act like a colonial master trying to teach us how to conduct our election, teach us on Human Rights and tell us what to do?”

He was reacting to news report where the Australian politician was detained at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and deported for security reason.
   

Saturday, 16 February 2013

BR1M 2.0 comes from the heart — Abdul Karim

February 16, 2013


KUCHING: 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M 2.0) is not a ploy by the BN to fish for votes in the impending 13th general election.

Assistant Minister of Youth Development Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the government distributed the first BR1M last year even though there was no election then.

“The giving out of cash aid reflects the generosity and caring attitude of the government towards the people,” he said at the disbursement of BR1M 2.0 at Asajaya Sports Complex yesterday.

He advised BR1M recipients to be thrifty.

“I hope that each one of you (recipient) will spend the money wisely. Buy school books or something that could benefit the whole household.”

He said he believed if the BN government remained in power after the impending polls, such aids might continue to be given in the future.

“It would also be possible to see the amount be increased further from the RM500 given out now if our nation continued to prosper.”

Karim: BR1M is to ease people’s burden

February 16, 2013

Karim (left) presents the BR1M assistance to a disabled
recipient.
ASAJAYA: The distribution of 1 Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) by the Barisan Nasional (BN) Government is not intended to fish for votes but is a commitment from the government to the people.

Asajaya State Assemblyman, Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who said this, added that the government was always aware of the needs of the people.

“BR1M is a brilliant idea by the government to ease the burden of the people, especially those in the low and middle income groups.

“The government has also worked hard for the well-being of the people so that they will able to have better lives,” he said.

Karim was speaking yesterday during the distribution of BR1M 2.o for the Asajaya constituency at Asajaya Sports Complex.

He also said that if the government was given the mandate to administer the country after the general election, there would be more assistance and programmes for the people.

About RM5 million was presented to the first batch of BR1M 2.0 recipients in Asajaya Constituency yesterday.
   

It’s Samarahan Municipal Council come July

February 16, 2013

KUCHING: Samarahan District Council will be upgraded to Samarahan Municipal Council in July this year in tandem with its status as the fastest growing township in the state, said Assistant Minister of Housing Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“With the upgrade to a municipal council, the people of Samarahan can expect better services in terms of, say, health and waste management,” he said when presenting Minor Rural Project (MRP) grants to 21 organisations yesterday.

He also told the recipients at Asajaya District Office that the government was now giving priority to improving roads leading to villages and farms in Kota Samarahan this year.

The focus had shifted to small roads because main roads in and around Samarahan had been completed.

Run-down building, especially places of worship, would also be given facelifts.

“Kota Samarahan is experiencing continuous development ever since Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud was its state assemblyman and MP,” said Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman.

Touching on Muara Tuang as the centre of development and administration, he pointed out that all the residents had access to basic necessities such as electricity and water supplies.

Generasi muda mesti dalami sejarah



SIBU: Generasi muda diminta mendalami sejarah pembentukan negara dari awal memandangkan ke-stabilan politik dan kemakmuran ekonomi negara yang dikecapi hari ini tidak berlaku dalam sekelip mata.

Setiausaha Agung Barisan Nasional (BN) Negeri, Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi mengingatkan generasi muda agar tidak memperjudikan masa depan mereka semata-mata kerana ingin-kan perubahan.

“Saya amat menghargai pandangan bekas perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang mahu gene-rasi muda kini melihat dengan mendalam sejarah negara.

“Transformasi merupakan satu proses yang telah kita alami sejak lebih 50 tahun lepas dan ini tidak semestinya dilakukan dengan mengubah kerajaan yang memerintah, sebaliknya kita harus turut serta dalam program transformasi kerajaan ini secara aktif.

“Jangan pertaruhkan masa depan semata-mata kerana inginkan perubahan,” katanya ketika diminta memberi pandangan berhubung kenyataan Dr Mahathir yang menyeru generasi muda agar tidak terlalu ghairah mengubah kerajaan.

Dr Mahathir dipetik berkata terdapat sesetengah golongan muda mahu melihat perubahan kerajaan yang memerintah hanya kerana percaya dengan janji-janji yang dibuat oleh pihak pembangkang.

Menurut Dr Rundi, apa yang dikatakan oleh BN dilihat tidak memberi kesan kepada golongan ini kerana mereka percaya dengan perubahan kerajaan yang memerintah akan turut mengubah kehidupan mereka menjadi lebih baik.
   

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Galeri: Juara Ocean Eagle (Serpan Warriors)

February 13, 2013

KAMI JUARA... Barisan pemain skuad Ocean Eagle meraikan detik kejuaraan bersama Abdul Karim Rahman
Hamzah dan Ir Haidel Heli (tengah).– Foto FAIZAL BUJANG.
  

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Samarahan will be no pushovers: Abdul Karim

February 12, 2013

Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah presenting a trophy to captain of Ocean Eagle (Serpan Warriors) champions of
the U19 PBBS League 2013.

KUCHING: The patron of the Samarahan Division Football Association (PBBS), Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is confident that the players selected to don the PBBS jerseys to represent the division at the Soccer Enthusiasts Group (SEG) Soccer Invitation will play their heart out and rise to the challenge.

“Eventhough it is still too early to judge the other teams’ strength, I have full confidence that the players selected to represent Samarahan will not disappoint their supporters,” he said when met at the final of the PBBS U19 PBBS League 2013.

“I was told that the Samarahan team will comprise of players under 19 years of age and added with some experienced players, I am sure that we will give the other teams a good fight.”

“The three days tournament in a way is a good avenue to give our youngsters the chance to show their true potentials and with the presence of three good teams, this will be a testing ground for them.”

“All the teams in this tournament have the chance to walk away with the champions trophy as they are equally strong and prepared,” he added.

Galeri: Ocean Eagle is U19 PBBS League 2013 champs

February 12, 2013

Haji Abdul Karim Hamzah in a group photo with the winners of the Samarahan Division Football Association
(PBBS) U19 League.

Galeri: Chinese New Year visits

February 12, 2013



SIBU: Housing Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg paid Chinese New Year visits to three Chinese leaders here yesterday.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Galeri: Majlis Penyampaian Sumbangan Yayasan Artis 1Malaysia

February 8, 2013

ATAS NAMA SENI ... Datuk Amar Haji Abang Johari Tun Openg serta isteri merakamkan gambar kenangan
bersama artis-artis veteran Bumi Kenyalang selepas majlis penyampaian sumbangan daripada Yayasan
Artis 1Malaysia, di salah sebuah hotel terkemuka, di Kuching, semalam.
  

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Tilawah al-Quran Asajaya 2013

February 7, 2013

UNTUK KENANGAN... Para pemenang bergambar kenangan bersama tetamu jemputan sebaik
sahaja selesai majlis penyampaian hadiah.

PESERTA pilihan tidak berdepan masalah me-nguasai tempat teratas kategori berbeza pada Majlis Tilawah Al-Quran Peringkat Daerah Asajaya 2013 yang melabuhkan tirainya di Dewan Masyarakat Kampung Sebandi Matang, Asajaya malam kelmarin.

Kategori Qari, johan milik Jubni Sulong dengan memperolehi 86 peratus sekali gus mengenepikan dua pencabar-nya iaitu Kepli Suut ditempat kedua dan Awang Azid Awang Yusup yang masing-masing memperolehi 79 peratus catatan mata.

Dalam pada itu, kehebatan Fasihah Haji Arpa nyata sukar ditandingi apabila mengungguli kategori Qariah dengan meraih 79 mata keseluruhan.

Manakala dua lagi pencabarnya iaitu Sofiah Seman dan Siti Jamilah Abdul Rahman masing-masing menduduki tempat kedua dan ketiga apabila sekadar mampu me-raih 77 dan 76 peratus mata keseluruhan. Sementara itu, bagi pertan-dingan nasyid kategori tradisi.

Juara milik kumpulan Qai-sara dengan memperolehi 82 peratus. Naib juara kategori tersebut milik kumpulan Suara Felcra Sadong Jaya yang meraih 76 peratus mata keseluruhan.

Berbanding kumpulan Bufana-Bufana ditempat ketiga de-ngan 72 peratus mata diperoleh. Begitupun, berbeza situasi yang berlaku dalam kategori nasyid moden apabila me-nyaksikan pilihan popular iaitu kumpulan Qaisara terus unggul di tempat pertama dengan 74 peratus mata diperolehinya.

Selain itu, kumpulan Nurkasih ditempat kedua dengan 63 peratus mata diperoleh. Sambil kumpulan Nuriman di tempat ketiga yang sekadar berpuas hati dengan 60 peratus mata diperolehi. Kesemua pemenang ma-sing-masing menerima wang tunai, piala beserta sijil.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

BN ready to counter DAP’s lies in rural areas

February 5, 2013

SIBU: The state BN has strategies to prevent the opposition from misleading the Dayaks in the rural areas with racial and strong anti-establishment sentiments.

State BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi said yesterday they were fully aware of the opposition’s plan and intention to penetrate into the Dayak areas.

“Of course, we have anticipated that for sometime now, we have worked out our own strategy to make sure that they don’t mislead the Dayaks with racial and hatred linked to strong anti-establishment sentiments.

“Surely, this will bring more harm than good to the Dayaks, which happened in the early years of the formation of Malaysia,” Dr Rundi, who is also Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications), told The Borneo Post.

He was asked on DAP Sarawak’s activation of its election machinery, following the launch of its ‘Sarawak Ubah Machine’ to make inroads into rural areas to wrest more seats from BN this coming General Election.

Sarawak Ubah Machine team leader Wong King Wei, who is Padungan assemblyman, reportedly said the move was to facilitate their campaigning in rural areas, where the machine or truck would function as a mobile stage for them to make speeches.

PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said: “It is interesting to hear of the launching of DAP’s campaign truck or rather DAP’s ‘dump’ truck for them to unveil their load of rubbish and lies.”

Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman and Assistant Minister of Youth Development, added that Road and Transport Department should ensure the truck is roadworthy and comply with the purpose the truck was registered for.

“We do not want to see unroadworthy DAP ‘dump’ truck plying around villages, causing a danger and nuisance to the public and other road users.