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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Pemutus PRU13 tu tadi aruh nyadi penukuh jalai politik ti ngemeratka raban nembiak

July 30, 2013

SIBU: Pemutus Pengawa Bepilih Besai Ke-13 (PRU13) apin lama ke udah patut ulih enchelakka mata BN ngambi ngemeratka bala nembiak ke sama bela enggau ngundi. Kaban Kunsil Nengeri Bukit Begunan Datuk Mong Dagang madahka, entara sekeda pekara ke patut diperatika iya nya makmal politik BN patut meda pekara nya enggau silik sereta arapka sida ulih mantaika perambu sentang chara kena matak mayuh agi nembiak rabak baru.

Iya bejaku munyi tu nimbal Menteri Lumba Nembiak enggau Main,Khairy Jamaludin ke minta BN ngulihka sukung ari bala nemb iak di menua Malaysia ngambika teulihka pemuto get support from more youths in the country in order to performus ke manah agi ba pengawa bepilih menua tu ila.

“Aku setuju enggau iya (Khairy) politik deka betapi enggau pemar ke balat agi dalam kandang beberapa taun ke dudi tu ila. Pengundi baru, kelebih agi nembiak rebak baru ke ngundi nya deka nyadika penentu. Penyakal diatu udu agi malutka diri engagu bala nembiak,” ku Mong, ke mega Menteri Muda Betranam Betupi (Pemansik sereta Ngelaku) sereta Ketuai Nembiak PRS.

Dalam berita Bernama bisi madahka Khairy bisi nyebut jalai ke ditengah BN dalam kandang lima taun ke dudi tu ila majak mar.

Khairy mega bisi nyebut, nembiak rebak baru diatu mayuh gawa enggau penyakal nya alai BN pan patut ngereja chara ke sama.
   

Monday, 29 July 2013

PBB Youth wants more exco members

 July 29, 2013 

“BN needs to engage youths and understand their feelings and aspirations if it wanted youths to support them. It is not an easy task." -Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

SIBU: PBB may soon amend a PBB Youth regulation to increase the number of exco members.

PBB Youth chief Datuk Fadillah Yusof said the proposal was meant to enable more youth members to hold positions in the party.

“It will thus give them the opportunity to contribute at the state level,” he said when asked about measures to woo more youths to Barisan Nasional’s (BN) side.

Bernama has quoted Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaludin as saying BN needed to have more support from youths in order to do better in the next general election.

Khairy reportedly said the opposition had a lot of young members, and BN should do likewise as it was important to ensure the voice of youths remained strong and loud.

Fadillah, who is also state BN Youth chief and Petra Jaya MP, said: “In Sarawak, we work for all the people. There are programmes to tackle all segments of society.”

He added there would always be programmes to engage youths, and this ranged from consultations to listening to their views and expectations.

Friday, 26 July 2013

‘Emulate Bernas’ CSR effort’

July 26, 2013

GOOD EXAMPLE: Abdul Karim (centre) presents a bubur lambuk packet to a recipient.
KUCHING: Government departments and the private sector are urged to emulate the example of Beras Nasional Bhd (Bernas) in discharging their corporate social responsibility in providing the much needed assistance to the needy.

According to Assistant Minister of Social Development, Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the ‘bubur pedas’ and ‘bubur lambuk’ festival organised by Bernas and Saberkas this Ramadan succeeded in attracting the participation of various organisations to work together.

“This is a model worthy of emulating. Through the programme Bernas and Saberkas have taught the youths much about volunteerism which involves the preparation and cooking of the porridge,” Abdul Karim said at the festival held at Bernas office in Jalan Green Road here yesterday.

Bernas’ chief executive officer for Sabah and Sarawak, Kamaluddin Affendie, said earlier in his speech, that some RM50,000 had been allocated for the festival this year.

“We are proud that the festival has now entered its 10th year and involving 24 locations across the state.”

He said the programme complemented other Bernas CSR efforts especially in helping the needy during natural disaster such as floods and fires.

Karim: Helping the needy an emphasis in Islam


KUCHING: The teaching of Islam emphasises that those who have the ability and wealth should lend a hand and assist others, especially the needy and unfortunate individuals.

Assistant Minister of Housing and Youth Development Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said in this context, bringing joy and lessening the burden of their Muslim brothers and sisters in the holy Ramadan month would also count.

“While we are preparing to celebrate the coming of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, please bear in mind that there are still lots of people out there who are less fortunate than us,” Karim pointed out.

He said this in his speech when officiating at the Bubur Lambuk and Bubur Pedas Programme which was jointly organised by Beras Nasional (BERNAS) and Sarawak Youth National Organisation (SABERKAS) at BERNAS office, Green Road, here yesterday.

“Even though, it’s just a free handout container of Bubur Lambuk or Bubur Pedas, to the some of the recipients, it would at least an additional food placed onto their tables when breaking their fast.

“Therefore, the effort initiated and taken by BERNAS and SABERKAS in bringing the Raya festivity mood and joy should serve as an example to the other parties as well,” the Assistant Minister pointed out.

Karim, who is also Saberkas Vice President said that through the joint programme, the SABERKAS members participating in the event would feel the first-hand experience interacting with the people.

BERNAS taja RM500,000 untuk jayakan Festival Bubur Lambuk dan Bubur Pedas


KUCHING: Padiberas Nasional Berhad (BERNAS) telah menaja sejumlah RM500,000 untuk menjayakan Festival Bubur Lambuk dan Bubur Pedas sepanjang tempoh 10 tahun pelaksanaannya di negeri ini.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif BERNAS Kamaluddin Effendi berkata festival yang turut mendapat kerjasama Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Belia Bersatu Sarawak (SABERKAS) ini merupakan salah satu daripada tanggungjawab sosial korporat (CSR) syarikat sempena bulan Ramadan.

Selain itu, ia juga menurutnya sebagai platform untuk menyemarakkan semangat bergotong-royong di kalangan masyarakat, khasnya belia ketika bulan Ramadan.

“Tahun ini merupakan kali ke-10 BERNAS menjadi penaja rasmi festival ini di mana syarikat telah menaja sejumlah RM50,000 bagi menjayakan acara kali ini melibatkan 24 lokasi di seluruh negeri.

“Selain menanam semangat bergotong-royong, penganjuran festival ini diharap dapat memberi pengetahuan kepada golongan belia mengenai cara masakan bubur lambuk dan bubur pedas yang merupakan salah satu daripada makanan tradisi ketika bulan Ramadan,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap pada Majlis Pengagihan Bubur Lambuk dan Bubur Pedas sempena Festival Bubur Lambuk dan Bubur Pedas SABERKAS BERNAS 2013 di pekarangan Ibu Pejabat Beras Corporation Sdn Bhd di Jalan Green di sini semalam.

Pengagihan bubur berkenaan telah dilakukan oleh Naib Presiden SABERKAS Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah yang juga Menteri Muda Perumahan dan Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

DAP only interested to split the Dayaks -Karim


SIBU: While DAP bragged about its intended expansion into the rural areas in Sarawak, it shied away from the Malay/Melanau majority areas, noted PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“From the seats mentioned by YB Chong (Chieng Jen), I can see that none are in Malay/Melanau majority areas and this also reflected their fear or inability to penetrate those areas,” Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development, told The Borneo Post yesterday.

He was responding to news reports quoting Chong, who is state DAP chairman, as saying they targeted to set up branches in 21 rural constituencies within the next two months to strengthen their rural reach.

He was also quoted to have said if they could break the hegemony of Barisan Nasional (BN) in the rural areas it would be a big step towards ‘Ubah’ (change).

To this, Abdul Karim said: “Being a democratic country, it is DAP’s right to set up branches or contest anywhere in Malaysia.

“BN’s strength as seen from the last general election rests on the rural and semi-rural as well as certain urban seats.

“It would be unfair to say that the urban voters had neglected BN as the seat of Petra Jaya and Santubong, where BN won with huge majorities of above 20,000, have almost all their voters staying in Kuching.”

Rumah transit akan diperbanyak: Karim


KUCHING: Kerajaan negeri akan memperbanyakkan rumah transit terutama di bandar-bandar besar di Sarawak bagi menampung keperluan masyarakat yang berhijrah dari luar bandar ke bandar.

Menteri Muda Perumahan Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, ini kerana kerajaan sedar penghijrahan penduduk luar bandar ke bandar turut mendorong kepada pertumbuhan pe-nempatan setinggan.

“Kita (kerajaan) amat prihatin terhadap penghijrahan penduduk luar bandar ke bandar kerana perkara ini turut menyumbang kepada koloni setinggan di bandar-bandar besar di negeri ini.

“Oleh itu, kerajaan me-nubuhkan Majlis Setinggan Negeri yang dipengerusikan Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg yang juga Menteri Perumahan bagi membincang dan menyelesaikan masalah berkaitan setinggan,” katanya ketika dihubungi semalam.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas mengenai usaha kerajaan untuk menyediakan tempat kediaman kepada penduduk yang berhijrah dari luar bandar ke bandar selain usaha mengurangkan setinggan.

Karim menjelaskan, pada masa ini kerajaan sudah membina rumah transit di bandar besar negeri ini untuk disewakan kepada mereka yang memerlukan.

“Rumah ini (transit) dikenakan sewa yang agak rendah iaitu tidak melebihi RM200 sebulan,” ujarnya.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Galeri: Majlis Berbuka Puasa SHDC, DBSB dan KDJA

July 21, 2013

TIME FOR GIVING: Abang Johari presents a RM500 donation to a recipient on behalf of Daya Builders Sdn Bhd during a breaking of fast event with KDJA members in Kuching on Friday. With them are, from left, Dr Rauf, Dr Abdul Rahman, Karim and Wan Yusop.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Peringatan Jumaat buat Diri Yang Lupa

Peringatan Jumaat buat Diri Yang Lupa-

"Sesungguhnya hati-hati manusia berkarat sebagaimana besi dirosakkan oleh air; Ditanya apa cara hati-hati ini bersinar kembali? Sabda Rasul: 'Zikril maut wa tilawatul Qur'an' [ingat maut & baca al-Qur'an]".
(HR Al-Baihaqi)

Ramadhan sebaik-baik bulan utk penyucian hati.
Salam ukhuwah: KarimHamzah

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Karim laugh off Chee How's good dream of ousting BN in state election



KUCHING: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah yesterday laughed off Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s confidence in ousting Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next state election.

He said the statement by state Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-chairman See Chee How was like “having a good dream”.

“Well… it is always beautiful to have good dreams… he (See Chee How) can keep on dreaming,” he responded yesterday when asked for his opinion on See’s statement that PR was confident of victory in the next state election, and would go all out to oust BN.

Among others, See, who is Batu Lintang assemblyman, was quoted as saying that PR was gearing towards capturing power in the state in the next state election.

“So the next state election, we (PR) are going all out not for ourselves, but for the people in general,” he said.

Sarawak has 71 state constituencies. Abdul Karim pointed out that without sounding arrogant, the state cannot be equated with other states.

“The state BN component parties had looked after the state, and the people are generally happy despite the instigation and mudslinging by PR,” he stressed, citing the 13th general election (GE13) in May.

Monday, 15 July 2013

PKR gagit ba pengawa bepilih ukai ngemansangka menua


SIBU: Pengagit ati PKR nganti pengawa bepilih kelai ke tampak amat mandangka PKR semina gagit ba pengawa bepilih tang ukai gagit ngemansangka menua, ku Kaban Kunsil Besai PBB, Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Lebuh ke macha berita ba surat kabar ti madahka PKR ngembuan juluk ati deka bepilih ba setengah ari 71 sitak kunsil nengeri di Sarawak ba pengawa bepilih menua ke -11 tu ila, ke alai sida udah nyendiaka diri tumu deka napi pengawa bepilih menua nya.

Ketuai Nembiak PKR, Iskandar Samsul ba riput arap endar ati sida mujur ba semua sitak nya.

“Malaysia sebuah menua demokratik lalu sebarang parti ke bisi direjister tau enggau ba sebarang pengawa bepilih.

Taja pia, nadai ngelaban pengagit PKR nganti pengawa bepilih nya diatur,” Abdul Karim said.

Ku iya baru, “Kami perintah BN menua tu bedau agi berundingka pengawa bepilih menua nya laban timpuh DUN diketuka agi lama.

” Abdul Karim,ke mega Menteri Muda Pemansang Nembiak sereta Kaban Kunsil Nengeri Asajaya madahka, “Baru setengah penggal tu ditengah, nama kebuah beumban deka ngatur pengawa bepilih menua ? PKR udah sedia sereta deka nudukka chalun ba setengah ari 71 iti sitak.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Alhamdulillah, Karim tidak alami sebarang kecederaan serius



Karim bakal mimit ba kes bebadi uji deriba Great Wall


KUCHING: Pengawa nguji deriba kerita Great Wall ti mega bisi ngundan Kaban Kunsil Nengeri (ADUN) Asajaya Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah betapi enggau penusah bebadi mit ba jalai alun.

Taja pia, Karim nadai balat bakal tang semina deriba ti bisi telih balat ba pala.

Sama bisi dalam kerita model Wingle 5 bansa Great Wall nya, CEO Greenorange, Sales & Servisce Sdn Bhd, Sheikh Muhamad Azli Tan Sri Sheikh Muhamad Nasuddin enggau Executive Director YLH Autoworld Sdn Bhd, Hong Boon Pau.

Karim ti mega Menteri Muda Pemansang Nembiak lebuh dikerandau pengudah penusah nya nyadi, iya madahka diri bisi pedis mimit ba jari kiba.

“Aku sama bisi dalam kerita maya penusah nya nyadi. Aku nadai balat pedis semina deriba ti bisi telih ba pala, ngarapka iya jampat belinsur manah.

“Kami semua ngena tali pengelikun, penusah nya nyadi lebuh kerita nya bisi laju mimit maya surut ngujungka tungkup ba sepiak deriba, lalu cheremin kerita nya bisi pechah sereta bisi kena pala deriba.

“Taja pia, tu ukai ke penanggul aku agi muji kerita Great Wall tu endang kereta ti manah,” ku Karim ti nyadi Menteri Muda Pengawa Berumah lebuh dikerandau pengarang berita.

Kenderaan bawa Karim dalam pandu uji terbalik

Julai 14, 2013

KUCHING, Sabtu - Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah mengalami detik cemas apabila kenderaan pandu uji yang dinaikinya hilang kawalan lalu terbalik di Trivillion di sini, hari ini. 

Kejadian yang berlaku jam 10.30 pagi itu menyaksikan kenderaan pandu uji model SUV terbalik lalu terheret kirakira tiga meter hingga ke tepi jalan raya.

CEDERA ... Muzamin yang cedera di bahagian kepala dibantu oleh rakannya untuk dibawa ke hospital untuk
menerima rawatan segera.
Kemalangan tersebut dipercayai berlaku semasa pemandu melakukan pusingan U menyebabkan tayar bahagian belakang terangkat lalu hilang kawalan dan terbabas. 

Dalam kejadian itu, empat orang penumpang dalam kenderaan termasuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sheikh Muhamad Azli Tan Sri Nasimuddin Kamal, Hong Boon Pau dan pemandu yang hanya dikenali sebagai Muzamin, 40-an.

Semua penumpang tidak mengalami kecederaan kecuali pemandunya, yang cedera di bahagian kepala dipercayai terkena serpihan kaca dan terhantuk ke hadapan.

Menurut Karim yang ditemui di lokasi kejadian semasa cubaan kali kedua pandu uji tersebut dilakukan, kenderaan tersebut dipandu agak laju. 

“Apa jua model kenderaan boleh kemalangan sekiranya dipandu dengan laju tetapi, jika sesuatu kemalangan berlaku, jangan panik dan cuba keluar dari kenderaan dengan perlahan,” ujarnya yang mengalami kecederaan ringan di bahagian tangan kiri.

Karim injured in car demo

July 14, 2013

ROLLING: This demonstration car overturned during a reverse-turn stunt in Kuching yesterday.

KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Housing Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah suffered minor scratches on his left arm yesterday when a car demonstration at Travillion Commercial Centre here went wrong.

Karim was in the foreign-made Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) with SM Azli Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin Kamal, the chief executive officer of Greenoranges Sales & Services Sdn Bhd and Hong Boon Pau, the executive director of YLH Autoworld Sdn Bhd when the car overturned during a reverse-turn stunt.

SM Azli and Hong were not injured.

The driver sustained head injuries, and was taken to the hospital.

The first attempt on the reverse-turn stunt to showcase the car’s slick capabilities was successful, but in the second attempt the rear tyre lifted off the ground and the car ended up landing sideways on the driver side.

The impact of the accident crushed the windshield and damaged the front driver pillar and fender.

Stunned safety personnel and guests at the product demonstration rushed to give a helping hand.
  

SUV test drive goes awry, Karim unhurt

July 14, 2013

KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Youth Development Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah was a bit shaken but unhurt when the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) he was in overturned during a test drive at the Travillion here, yesterday.

SAFE & SOUND … Haji Abdul Karim (fifth left) looks on as members of the organisers push the SUV to upright
it on its wheels.
Karim had earlier officiated at the launch of final leg of the Great Wall ‘Tour of Borneo’ organised jointly by Green Oranges Sales and Services Sdn Bhd and YLH Autoworld Sdn Bhd.

In the 10.30am incident, the SUV, Great Wall H5, was driven by Muzamin, in his 40s, with Karim as the front seat passenger and Sheikh Muhamad Azli Tan Sri Nasimuddin Kamal, the CEO of Green Oranges Sales and Services, and Hong Boon Pau, Executive Director of YLH Autoworld as back seat passengers.

The accident was believed to have occurred when the driver made a turning reverse with a bit of speed on the tarmac causing the SUV to tilt and overturn.

The driver sustained cuts on his forehead from broken glass while all the three passengers, including Karim, were unhurt. He was the first to crawl out of the overturned SUV.

Karim, when met at the scene, said the SUV was driven a bit fast during the second test drive.

“Whatever the model of a vehicle, an accident like this can occur if driven fast. Whenever an accident happens, don’t panic but try to get out of the vehicle slowly,” he said.

Great Wall vehicles now available in Sarawak

July 14, 2013

NEW BEGINNING: Karim (left), officiating at the Great Wall Tour of Borneo at Travillion.
KUCHING: Vehicles from China’s largest car manufacturer, Great Wall Motor (GWM), are now available in Sarawak.

The Wingle 5 pickup and Great Wall H5 Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) were unveiled here yesterday, and YLH Autoworld Sdn Bhd is the official dealer and distributor of these vehicles in the state.

The Great Wall Tour of Borneo was organised recently to promote the coming of GWM, and Kuching is the final stop of the tour.

Assistant Minister of Housing Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the availability of GWM vehicles would give consumers more options.

“Both models suit the rugged terrains of Borneo, especially in Sarawak. I believe both models will receive good response from consumers,” said Karim, who officiated at the tour at Travillion Commercial Centre here.

Among activities planned for the event, which ends today, are precision driving demonstrations, which will include a 45 degree ramp, tight slalom course and skeleton trail to demonstrate the power and agility of the Great Wall Wingle 5 and H5.

There is a a mini off-road track at Travillion to showcase the strength of the Great Wall vehicles, apart from lessons on proper seating and controls, anti-locking braking system and skid control.


Sesi uji pandu bertukar cemas

July 14, 2013

MALANG TIDAK BERBAU: Abdul Karim (tiga kanan)
serta yang lain memerhatikan kereta yang mengalami kerosakan
selepas kemalangan tersebut, semalam.
KUCHING: Sesi pandu uji Great Wall Motor (GWM) bertukar cemas apabila kereta yang turut dinaiki oleh Menteri Muda Perumahan Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah terbalik dalam satu kemalangan, semalam.

Bagaimanapun, Abdul Karim yang merupakan penumpang hadapan hanya mengalami sedikit kecederaan di tangan kirinya dalam insiden yang berlaku pada kira-kira jam 10.30 pagi selepas majlis pelancaran model kenderaan berkenaan di sini.

Kereta tersebut turut dinaiki oleh Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Green Oranges Sales and Services Sdn Bhd, Sheikh Muhamad Azli Tan Sri Sheikh Muhamad Nasuddin dan Pengarah Eksekutif YLH Autoworld Sdn Bhd Hong Boon Pau yang tidak mengalami sebarang kecederaan kecuali pemandu yang tercedera di kepala.

“Saya pernah mengalami situasi seperti ini, sebab itu saya tidak panik dan ada cedera sikit sahaja kecuali pemandu yang mengalami kecederaan di kepala.

“Masa insiden berlaku, pemandu mengundur dengan membuat pusingan yang agak laju menyebabkan kenderaan terbabas, namun kita kena tahu mana-mana model kereta akan mengalami situasi sama jika terlalu laju,” kata Abdul Karim menceritakan detik cemas itu kepada pemberita, semalam.

Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Asajaya itu berharap, pemandu kereta terbabit dapat sembuh dengan segera.

Pemandu berpengalaman mereka yang dikenali Muzamin, 40-an, mengalami pendarahan di kepala dipercayai akibat cermin hadapan kereta yang pecah.

Model H5, Wingle 5 meri peluang ngagai rayat milih bagi kerita ti dikedeka


KUCHING: Penatai kerita 4WD H5 enggau Wingle 5 bansa Great Wall meri peluang ngagai rayat nengeri tu milih bagi kerita ti dikedeka sereta dikerindu.

Pekara nya dipadahka Menteri Muda Pemansang Nembiak, Abadul Karim Rahman Hamzah maya bejaku bejadika Great Wall Tour 2013 ti diatur ditu, kemari.

“Kerita 4WD nyendiaka pilih ti manah ngagai rayat Sarawak sebaka enggau Sabah.

“Pejalai model tu ari Sabah ke Sarawak nunjukka pemanah model Great Well,” ku iya ti nyadi Menteri Pengawa Berumah seraya madahka kereta nya senipak enggau gaya jalai alun di nengeri tu.

Pengudah bejadika pengerami nya, Kaban Kunsil Nengeri Asajaya nya mega ngambi awak ngujika kerita Great Wall Wingle 5.

Pengawa Great Wall of Borneo 2013, palan ke penudi di Kuching ti diatur ba Travillion Mall. Sebedau tu pejalai kerita nya berengkah ari Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau, Miri, Bintulu enggau sibu.

Pengawa bejalai seraya ngelakuka kereta model Great Wall dikena ngajar sereta bekunsi penerang enggau orang mayuh pasal kualiti enggau pemanah bansa kereta nya.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Extremist activities in Sarawak unlikely -Karim

July 11, 2013

KUCHING: Extremist activities in Sarawak are unlikely as the state is known to be peaceful with all various communities living in harmony.

ABDUL Karim (second right) receiving a basket of fruits as a token of appreciation from Dato James Chan
as Snowdan Lawan (right) and others look on after the launching of Stutong Market Ramadan Bazaar.

Assistant Minister of Youth Development Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah stated this after officiating at the launching of Kuching City South Council’s (MBKS) 2013 Ramadan Bazaar at the Stutong Community Market here, yesterday.

Commenting on a news report of the warning issued by the Special Task Force (Operations & Counter Terrorism) set up by the police, on a growing trend of home-grown extremists taking their causes to conflict zones in foreign countries, Karim said he personally believed that this was only a speculation.

Pelampau agama tempatan tiada tempat di Sarawak -Karim


KUCHING: Tidak ada asas kepada trend pelampau tempatan yang kononnya berkembang dan tidak ada ruang untuk mereka di Sarawak.

Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah memberitahu, belum ada bukti kukuh berhubung kewujudan puak pelampau setakat ini.

“Bagi saya, ia hanya khabar angin. Saya tidak rasa ada sesiapa yang sampai di tahap (untuk) mengadakan berjuang untuk negara lain seperti Syria atau Afghanistan. Yang ada mungkin dikaitkan dengan pelampau Indonesia, tetapi selepas itu, saya tidak lagi lihat trend sedemikian,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika ditanya berhubung dakwaan terdapat satu trend yang semakin meningkat di Semenanjung Malaysia, di mana pelampau berjuang untuk zon konflik jauh seperti Syria.

Abdul Karim memberitahu, beliau percaya sungguhpun ada trend pelampau di negara ini, perkara tersebut tidak berlaku di negeri ini.

“Sarawak adalah tempat yang aman. Lihatlah cara hidup kita di mana keharmonian kaum di sini adalah berbeza dari tempat-tempat lain.

“Bazar Ramadan adalah contoh yang baik mencerminkan keamanan dan keharmonian kita di sini,” katanya.

No way Sarawakians to fight in Syria -Karim

July 11, 2013

IT’S OFFICIAL: Abdul Karim at the launch of the Stutong Ramadan Bazaar, accompanied by (from left)
Abang Affandi, Chan and Hariah. Also seen are Balai Ringin assemblyman Snowdan Lawan (third right)
as one of the sponsors for the event and community leader Temenggong Lu Kim Yong (right).

KUCHING: There is no truth to the so-called growing trend of home-grown extremists, especially in Sarawak.

Youth Development Assistant Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said he believed it was just a rumour a national daily’s claim there was such a trend in Peninsular Malaysia, where extremists had taken their cause to conflict zones like Syria.

“I don’t think there is anyone who would go to the extent of fighting for another country, such as Syria or Afghanistan. There might have been a few in the past, who were so-called linked to Indonesian extremists, but after that I don’t see the trend anymore.”

Abdul Karim said this yesterday when approached by reporters after he had launched the Ramadan Bazaar at Stutong.

“If the authorities have evidence of people being involved in extremist activities, then charge them.”

Abdul Karim, who is also Housing Assistant Minister, said he believed this trend would not take root in the state.

Practise good hygiene and ensure good quality, traders told

July 11, 2013

KUCHING: Traders at the Stutong Ramadan Bazaar are reminded to practise good hygiene and keep their premises clean.

Housing Assistant Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this is ensure the food and drinks that they sell are not contaminated and are of good quality.

“The purpose of setting up stalls here is to sell food and beverages for profit. However, the traders must ensure that food quality is not compromised.

“Make sure the food is fresh and not recycled so that customers will be attracted to patronise the stalls,” he said at the official launch of the Ramadan Bazaar at the Stutong Community Market here yesterday.

On another note, Abdul Karim said the bazaar is a good platform to improve and foster closer ties among the many races in the city.

“As we can see, there are people of various races patronising the bazaar. Such is the spirit of 1Malaysia that we want to inculcate in everyone,” he noted.

The Stutong Ramadan Bazaar is an annual affair organised by MBKS since 2008.

Penjaja di bazar Ramadan diseru jaga mutu makanan

July 11, 2013

KUCHING: Golongan penjaja di bazar Ramadan diseru agar menjaga mutu makanan dan minuman yang dijual serta berse-suaian dengan harga ditawarkan.

Menteri Muda Perumahan Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, para penjaja harus mengutama-kan kualiti barangan yang dijual dan bukannya meng-utamakan keuntungan semata-mata.

“Seperti yang dapat kita saksikan, pasar Ramadan tumbuh seperti cendawan sama ada secara besar-besaran mahupun kecil-kecilan.

“Justeru, diharapkan barang-barang dijual adalah bermutu baik, jangan pentingkan keuntungan tetapi pastikan ia bersesuaian dengan harga,” katanya ketika berucap merasmikan Bazar Ramadan Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan (MBKS) di Pasar Stutong di sini, semalam.

Hadir sama, Datuk Bandar MBKS Datuk James Chan dan Pengerusi Penganjur Bazar Ramadan MBKS Kaunselor Hariah Idris dan Timbalan Datuk Bandar MBKS Abang Affandi Abang Annuar.

Abdul Karim yang juga Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) berkata, bazar Ramadan turut mencerminkan perpaduan dan semangat 1Malaysia yang telah lama tersemai di negeri ini.

Katanya, ia dapat diperhatikan pada pengunjung bazar tersebut yang berbilang kaum dan agama.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

SMK Batu Lintang retain trophy for third year


KUCHING : SMK Batu Lintang retained its championship title of best secondary school for the third successive year at the Third Samarahan -Kuching Divisions Inter School Swimming Championships held at the Aquatic Centre of Excellence in Kuching, July 6 -7 and organised by Kota Samarahan Amateur Swimming Association (KOTAS).

Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, KOTAS Special Advisor who is also Sarawak Assistant Minister for Youth and Housing was present to declare open the championships.

In his speech, he said that when he first sponsored the perpetual trophies he was not sure if the meet would end up being a one-off. 

However, now in its third year, he commended KOTAS for making the championships a regular fixture in the local swimming calendar.

He noted that each year entries had grown and this year there were over 30 schools competing in the weekend-long event.

He mentioned that it was unfortunate the meet could not take place at the Kota Samarahan Pool as in the past years.

“I understand that there are some technical problems and I will see what can be done to fix the pool up,” he said, referring to the breakdown of the filtration system and other maintenance issues at the Samarahan pool which necessitated a last-minute change of venue to the Aquatic Centre of Excellence in Kuching.
    

Monday, 8 July 2013

Galeri: SHEDA Annual Dinner & Excellence Awards 2013

July 8, 2013

PEMAJU CEMERLANG: Abang Johari merakam kenangan bersama para penerima anugerah kecemerlangan
SHEDA. Turut kelihatan Wong (dua kiri), Timbalan Menteri Perumahan Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, pemenang
anugerah SHEDA Property Man of the Year 2013 Datuk Sim Swee Yong (empat kanan) dan Presiden SHEDA
Zaidi Ahmad (tiga kanan).

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Program pembangunan belia bina generasi berkualiti


KUCHING, Sabtu — Pelaksanaan pelbagai program untuk pembangunan belia di negeri ini sangat penting dalam membina generasi berkualiti, kata Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia, Haji Abdul Karim Hamzah. 

Beliau menambah, dengan adanya Stesen Penjiwaan Belia diharap mampu digunakan sebagai ruang untuk membangun potensi peserta.

“Kita sering mendengar pelbagai masalah sosial yang melanda belia pada masa kini. Apabila Stesen Penjiwaan Belia ditubuhkan, maka para peserta jelas dalam mencapai objektif yang telah ditetapkan untuk kepentingan bersama,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian semasa merasmikan Pusat Belia AZAM dan Stesen penjiwaan Belia yang dianjurkan Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM) di sini, hari ini.

Karim yang juga Menteri Muda Perumahan berharap lebih banyak aktiviti yang dilaksanakan untuk para belia lebih-lebih lagi lokasi stesen tersebut terletak di tengah bandar raya Kuching iaitu di Medan Pelita. 

Terdahulu, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif AZAM, Datu Aloysius Dris juga berharap pusat ini terus memberi manfaat kepada para belia yang mempunyai pelbagai latar belakang.

“Ini merupakan kelebihan kepada para belia di sini apabila boleh menguatkan kesatuan dalam kalangan komuniti tersebut. 

Youth Central pusat sinergi dan interaksi sosial belia dibuka

July 7, 2013

KUCHING: Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) Sarawak kini membuka Youth Central, sebuah pusat sinergi dan interaksi sosial khas untuk belia di bandar raya ini.

Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, pusat sehenti khas bagi golongan muda itu mampu menjadi platform untuk menggalakkan belia khususnya di Kuching terlibat dalam aktiviti berfaedah.

“Kita amat khuatir tentang masalah belia pada masa ini kerana kebanyakan mereka terlibat dalam jenayah ragut, gaduh, minum alkohol serta aktiviti melepak di sekitar Tebingan Kuching.

“Oleh itu, saya percaya dengan tertubuhnya Youth Central ini dapat membantu menggalakkan belia di sini melakukan dan terlibat dalam aktiviti yang mampu membangunkan diri mereka ke arah yang positif,” ujarnya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap pada Majlis Pelancaran Youth Central di aras bawah Bangunan Medan Pelita di sini, semalam.

Karim memberitahu, pusat tersebut yang menyediakan pelbagai kemudahan diperlukan belia sudah pastinya mampu menarik kedatangan anak-anak muda.

Pada masa sama, beliau menggalakkan para belia terlibat dalam aktiviti sukarela bersama pihak sekolah dan polis bagi membentuk sumber manusia yang mampu memberi sumbangan kepada pembangunan negara.
 

Use Young Souls Station beneficially, says Karim

July 7, 2013

KUCHING: It is important to take action now and do something to develop the country so that the youth and future generations can benefit from it, said Assistant Minister of Youth Development Haji Abdul Karim Hamzah who is also Housing Assitant Minister.

Karim said this when launching the ‘AZAM Youth Central’ and the official opening of ‘Young Souls Station’ which was organised by Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM) and held at Medan Pelita here yesterday.

He said that with the Young Souls Station, he hoped that the young people can use the space and facilities provided for good use so that they can contribute to the development of the country.

“Nowadays we are hearing a lot about youth getting involved in crime and other social issues. Hopefully with this, youth can be drawn out and participate in activities which are positive and aimed towards building not only themselves, but the nation as well.

“Hopefully more activities for youth will be organised in this spot because it is a strategic location being right in the middle of the city,” Karim said.

AZAM CEO Datu Aloysius Dris said he hoped the centre would provide an avenue youth from different backgrounds and communities to converge in healthy activities and discussions.

“This process can strengthen the unity among the different communities and contribute to the social harmony in Sarawak,” said Aloysius.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Sarawak memiliki ramai bakat pemain tenis muda Bumiputera


KUCHING: Pemain tenis muda di kalangan Bumiputera diharapkan terus menyinar­kan bakat-bakat mereka bagi mengharumkan nama negeri ini.

Menteri Muda Pemban­gunan Belia (Bandar), Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah ber­kata ramai pemain tenis muda yang berpotensi di kalangan Bumiputera diharap dapat dilahirkan pada masa akan datang.

“Kejohanan-kejohanan tenis perlu dijadikan batu loncatan oleh pemain-pemain remaja bagi meningkatkan mutu per­mainan, selain mendapatkan pendedahan berguna agar dapat mewakili dan meng­harumkan nama Sarawak,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika menyempurnakan Ke­johanan Tenis Terbuka Re­maja anjuran Persatuan Tenis Bumiputera Sarawak (PTBS) di gelanggang tenis persatuan tersebut, di Jalan Demak, di sini semalam.

Hadir sama Timbalan Presi­den PTBS, Mohd Abdul Kadir Johari dan Pengerusi Pengelola pertandingan, Ismail Abdul­lah.

Abdul Karim yang juga Menteri Muda Perumahan turut memperuntukkan geran berjumlah RM5,000 bagi pembangunan dan aktiviti persatuan tersebut.

Kejohanan selama dua hari bermula semalam itu bertujuan mencungkil bakat pemain-pe­main tenis muda Bumiputera dan mempromosikan sukan tenis di kalangan remaja di sekitar bandar raya ini.