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Monday, 30 September 2013

Galeri: Jesper StarQuest 2013 champ

September 30, 2013

Datuk Hj Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (standing centre) with Snowdan Lawan, SQ Organising Chairman Brown Sang Lagan, William Chan and Bernard Gan having a group photograph with the winners of the DAMA’s StarQuest 2013.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

‘Proposed National Youth Blueprint 2020 commendable’

September 28, 2013

SIBU: The envisioned National Youth Blueprint 2020 is laudable as it reflects the seriousness of the Ministry of Youths and Sports in enhancing the role, contribution and potential of youths.

In saying this, Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah yesterday assured of full cooperation and support to realise the vision.

Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman was asked to comment on the Bernama report stating the Ministry of  Youths and Sports was in the process of implementing the blueprint.

Its minister Khairy Jamaludin reportedly said in the parliament that it would give special focus and emphasis to young people in all aspects from education, self-development, identification of trends and values, their issues to the government delivery system.

“On the local scene, state government and Ministry of Social Development (KPS) will work alongside the federal ministry and their agencies to make sure the youth agenda as envisioned by Khairy becomes a reality.

“We will see how the federal programmes can be done to suit our local scene as not all programmes in Semenanjung might be suited for Sarawak.

“In general, we are supportive of Khairy’s vision and will fully give cooperation to make it a reality,” Abdul Karim told The Borneo Post.
 

Call for full brunt of law on Faridah’s killers

September 28, 2013

SIBU: The full weight of the law should be imposed with maximum penalty meted out to the poachers for killing of the people’s hornbill ‘Faridah’.

Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who made the unequivocal call yesterday, said only tough uncompromising action could deter an atrocious act such as this.

“I read The Borneo Post article about the Hornbill ‘murder’ at Piasau Garden, Miri, with anger and sadness and I know I am not alone when feeling this way.

“The Hornbill which is the pride of all Sarawakians and synonymous with Sarawak should not have been hunted and killed this way.

“The act of the three poachers is despicable and has aroused much anger from the public. The full weight of the law should be imposed on the guilty parties and I hope the court gives them the maximum of penalty!” Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman, told The Borneo Post, unequivocally.

According to the report, police arrested three men suspected of poaching the hornbills, a totally protected bird in the state at Piasau Garden, on Tuesday.

The captured bird, affectionately known as ‘Faridah’ by frequent visitors to the park, was reported to have died on the same day it was caught.
 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Ex badminton international pay surprise visit

September 24, 2013

WHAT’S NEXT?: Ong (second left) posing with Abdul Karim (second right), Bit (left) and Henry.

KUCHING: Ex badminton international Ong Ewe Hock returned to Penang yesterday after a 2-day visit here.

He made a courtesy call on Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Housing Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at his office yesterday.

It is understood that the ex badminton star was on a preliminary visit here to explore ways to possibly offer his expertise to help the development of badminton in Sarawak.

He was accompanied by his two local friends Bit Surang and Henry Kilah Talek.

Ong first captured national attention in 1988 when he won the National Under-18 doubles title.

He went on to become a regular player in the national team including representing Malaysia in the Thomas Cup series.

He retired in 2002 and stayed out of the limelight until two years ago when he returned to active coaching.

PBB Asajaya kemuka usul agar Taib kekal menerajui PBB


KOTA SAMARAHAN: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sarawak (PBB) Cawangan Asajaya turut mengemukakan usul agar Ketua Menteri Pehin Sri Abul Taib Mahmud kekal menerajui parti itu sebagai presiden pada Konvensyen PBB yang dijadualkan pada 18 hingga 22 Oktober depan.

Ketua Cawangannya Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, PBB Cawangan Asajaya sebulat suara mahu agar jawatan itu terus dikekal-kan.

“Selain itu, kita juga mahu jawatan timbalan-timbalan presiden, naib-naib presiden kanan dan naib-naib presiden tidak ditandingi,” katanya ketika membentangkan usul itu pada Mesyuarat Perwakilan PBB Cawangan Asajaya di Dewan Suarah Kota Samarahan kelmarin.

Karim turut mengemuka-kan usul menyokong sepenuhnya lima fokus dan teras utama Program Pelaksanaan Pemerkasaan Ekonomi Bumi-putera yang diumumkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak baru-baru ini.

Pada masa yang sama beliau memberitahu bahawa masyarakat Asajaya juga me-nyambut baik usaha kerajaan di bawah pimpinan Ketua Menteri dengan dasar politik pembangunan menubuhkan Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (TEGAS).

“Oleh itu, PBB Asajaya merayu agar kerajaan dapat menambah bilangan sekolah teknikal dan vokasional di daerah Asajaya selain mempergiatkan kempen serta taklimat mengenai TEGAS dan memberi peluang bantuan TEGAS kepada belia Asajaya,” katanya.

Dalam mesyuarat perwakilan itu kelmarin, Karim sekali lagi kekal sebagai ketua PBB Cawangan Asajaya manakala timbalan ketua menyaksikan muka baharu dipilih iaitu Loton Bujang yang sebelum ini menyandang jawatan naib ketua cawangan.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Political parties need capable leaders to grow – Abdul Karim

September 23, 2013

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The strength of political parties such as PBB depends heavily on the ability of its leaders, including those at the branch level, to unite the members.

Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said all political parties would be short-lived if grassroot members were a disgruntled lot.

Abdul Karim, who is also PBB Asajaya branch chairman and Assistant Minister of Housing, said it was also best to have a mixture of young, educated and street smart leaders who have no personal agenda.

“There must be a balanced mixture of members for a branch to be healthy and become the extended arm of the government in reaching out to the people, regardless of their race and religion,” he said at PBB Asajaya branch Triennial Meeting (2013-2016) at Kota Samarahan Civic Centre yesterday.

Abdul Karim noted that the branch members were now more matured and willing to play prominent roles in the party.

On Kota Samarahan, Abdul Karim said it had undergone significant changes when compared to the pre-independence era.

“This is all due to political stability.”

Galeri: Mesyuarat Perwakilan PBB Cawangan Asajaya 2013-2016

September 23, 2013

Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg (duduk dua kanan) ditemani (dari kanan) Aidel Lariwoo, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah dan Chik Bujang pada sidang media selepas selepas perasmian Mesyuarat Perwakilan PBB Cawangan Asajaya 2013-2016 di Dewan Suarah Samarahan, semalam.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

My teams can go far


KUCHING: The Samarahan Division Football Association (PBBS) is confident that their two representatives at the prestigious Sarawak Champions league football tournament hosted by Bintulu from Sept 29 to Oct 6 can spring some surprises.

“With all the careful planning and preparations, I am confident that Sanjung Etika and Sambir Bistari can go far in the tournament,” said PBBS patron, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah .

“We are fully aware of the other teams strengths and prestige but with all the preparations, I am confident that these two teams will mak an impact at the tournament,” he added.

Karim said that coupled with the facts that the two teams had on their side experience players and strengthened by new young players, he is confident that they will give the other teams a fight.

“I am confident that the boys are ready for the game and deep in my heart, I am hoping that they can grace the final match,’ he added.
   

Karim challenges Samarahan to be the champion

September 21, 2013

Hopefuls: Abdul Karim (sixth from left) presenting the Samarahan-Naim League trophy to Sanjung Etika at the function in Kuching.
KUCHING: Hopes are high for Samarahan sides, Sanjung Etika and Sambir Bistari, to lift the Sarawak Champions League trophy.

Samarahan Division Football Association (SDFA) advisor Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah threw the challenge to the division’s representatives to spring a surprise at the annual state inter-club tournament, which will kick off on Sept 28 in Bintulu.

Sanjung Etika and Sambir Bistari were the respective champions and runners-up of this year’s Samarahan-Naim League.

“While you are there (in Bintulu), go all out and display high discipline and sporting spirit,” said Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Youth Development Minister, at a handing-over of SDFA flags to the two teams here Thursday night.

At the function, he also presented RM20,000 to SDFA to cover the expenses of both teams in Bintulu.

On another note, Abdul Karim said the standard of sports, including football, in Samarahan had improved over the years due to effective development programmes in the division.

“Besides producing many footballers for the state squad, we (Samarahan) have also produced many promising talents in swimming, hockey and archery for the Malaysia Games.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Pehin Sri, Thank you for the Datukship

“I have to thank Yang Amat Berhormat Pehin Sri for bringing me into Sarawak’s politics.
I feel that there are more I can do for the people in Sarawak.” 
-Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah


KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing has attributed his state honour carrying the title ‘Datuk Amar’ to the tremendous contributions of his party to the political development of Sarawak.

Masing, also Minister of Land Development, said he was receiving the honour on behalf of PRS, a Barisan Nasional coalition party which had been reaching out to the community especially in rural areas.

“First of all, I would like to thank the state government for giving me this award, which is are flection of PRS contributions in Sarawak’s politics. Even though the award was given to me, the honour is meant for the entire party,” he told journalists after receiving his award during an investiture at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Complex in Petra Jaya here yesterday.

Head of State Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin conferred awards to 39 recipients in conjunction with his birthday celebration, which was earlier held at Stadium Perpaduan.

Also being conferred ‘Datuk Amar’ was Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Douglas Uggah Embas, who said the honour would not be his if not for the strong support of people in his constituency.

Uggah, who is Betong MP, thanked them for their undivided support during the 13th general election held May this year.

One of the nine recipients of Panglima Gemilang Bintang Kenyalang (P.G.B.K), which carries the title ‘Datuk’, Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said it was a great honour to be bestowed the award in the year Sarawak marked 50 years of independence and progress in Malaysia.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Golongan profesional harus aktif bersukan


KUCHING: Golongan profesional disyorkan untuk terus bergiat aktif dalam aktiviti sukan atau beriadah di samping menjalan kerja harian mereka.

Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, ia kerana golongan profesional yang lebih sihat dan berdaya saing mampu membawa kebaikan kepada rakyat negeri ini.

“Jangan memberi tumpuan hanya kepada kerja sahaja, masuk dan keluar pejabat dari jam 9 pagi hingga jam 5 petang tetapi kita juga harus serius dalam sukan rekreasi yang kita pilih.

“Golongan profesional yang aktif, sihat dan berdaya saing apabila bersukan juga boleh diterjemahkan dan diguna pakai di tempat kerja,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap pada penutupan Inter Profesional Game (IPG) anjuran Ultimate Profesional Centre Sdn Bhd yang dihadiri Pengerusinya Albert Nichol di sini, malam Selasa lalu.

Abdul Karim yang juga Menteri Muda Perumahan menegaskan, ia selari dengan hasrat kerajaan untuk melihat golongan profesional bukan sahaja menjalankan kerja dengan baik tetapi beriadah dengan baik, yang akhirnya akan menyumbang kepada kemajuan dan pembangunan negeri.

Mengulas mengenai IPG yang diadakan kata beliau, ia menjadi platform untuk mencungkil lebih ramai bakat yang ada di kalangan profesional.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Abdul Karim pledges RM5,000 for UPC

September 12, 2013 

ONE TO REMEMBER: Abdul Karim (centre) and Nichol (fourth right) in a group photo with the champions of the 2013 IPG.
KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Youth Development Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah has pledged RM5,000 for Ultimate Professional Centre (UPC) to carry out more activities to build and enhance networks among professional bodies.

Abdul Karim, in announcing this on Tuesday night at UPC’s Inter-Professional Games (IPG) 2013 closing ceremony and prize-giving dinner held at the Sarawak Club here, congratulated everyone for the successful event.

“The Social Development Ministry welcomes and looks forward to further cooperation with UPC in organising more activities in the near future,” Abdul Karim said.

The bi-annual games, hosted by UPC, took place from Aug 20 to Sept 10 at various venues around the city in which participants competed in five events of futsal, golf, darts, bowling and badminton.

A total of 11 professional member bodies comprising the Malaysian Institute of Accountants Sarawak, Advocates Association of Sarawak (Kuching branch), Institut Kimia Malaysia, Institution of Engineers Malaysia (Sarawak), Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (Sarawak), Malaysia Medical Association (Sarawak), Malaysia Institute of Planners (S/S Chapter), Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (Sarawak Chapter), Persatuan Farmasi Sarawak, Sarawak Institute of Agriculture Scientists and Sarawak Veterinary Association were involved.

Abdul Karim hoped that UPC will continue to carry out IPG for many more years to come and provide professional members with an avenue for better cooperation and communication.

“The organising committee has done a great job in not only hosting the IPG but also in bringing the members of various professions together to celebrate sports and camaraderie.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Memartabatkan sukan muaythai

September 10, 2013

KEMENANGAN: Karim (dua kanan) menyampaikan Piala Pusingan YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud kepada peninju Kelab Muaythai SS Fighters Kuching, SS Q-Eikkasit (tengah) di Kuching, malam Ahad lalu.

BERPRESTIJ: Karim (lima kanan) dan Jumaat (empat kanan) menjulang Piala Pusingan YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud yang menjadi rebutan peninju pada Kejohanan Muaythai Kuching di Stadium Perpaduan, Ahad lalu. — Gambar Tan Song Wei

PERLAWANAN SENGIT: SS Q-Eikkasit (kanan) mengelak tendangan daripada Arthur ketika pertarungan sengit merebut Piala Pusingan YAB Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud pada Kejohanan Muaythai Kuching yang berlangsung di Stadium Perpaduan malam Ahad lalu. — Gambar Muhd Rais Sanusi
Persatuan Muaythai Bahagian Kuching harap kerajaan mewujudkan sebuah pusat muaythai

KUCHING: Persatuan Muaythai Bahagian Kuching (PMBK) menaruh harapan tinggi kepada kerajaan negeri untuk mewujudkan sebuah pusat muaythai di bandar raya ini pada masa akan datang.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Give your best shot, says Karim


KOTA SAMARAHAN: Although it is only two months before SPM, students still have a fighting chance of securing good grades if they give it their best, said Assistant Minister of Youth Development Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“If we discipline ourselves and use the most effective methods to study, I believe you will do well in all your subjects,” he said at the closing ceremony of the ‘Pecutan Terakhir SPM’ seminar held at Universiti Teknology Mara (UiTM) Kota Samarahan campus here, on Saturday.

Karim expressed his pride on the students who attended the seminar and advised them to perform their best during the SPM in November.

“SPM is a very crucial for you as it will determine your future. Therefore, for the next two months, spend more time studying and doing revisions,” he said.

The one-day seminar was organised by UiTM Sarawak Alumni Association (MITSA) in collaboration with UiTM Sarawak Staff Welfare and Recreational Club (KEKITA) and UiTM Sarawak Women’s Association (PEWANI).

Galeri: Majlis Ramah Taman Aidilfitri Peringkat Bahagian Samarahan

September 9, 2013

FESTIVE JOY: Taib cuts a giant ‘Ketupat’ to start the Hari Raya gathering. With him are (from third left) Nancy, Karim, Julaihi, Ali and Aidel (right). Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi.

Karim: All voters, regardless of their age, are equally important

September 9, 2013

“As such, we have to approach and engage all voters and prospective voters whether they are still in school, in their twenties, thirties and forties.” -Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

SIBU: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) has been engaging youths in the state as it recognises the key role they play in the future of the party.

PBB Youth chief Datuk Fadillah Yusof, who is also state BN youth chief, said yesterday recruiting youth had been an on-going effort of the party.

He was responding to a call by PBB secretary-general Datuk Stephen Rundi who reportedly said it was imperative for the party to recruit the youths in Form Five and undergraduates from institutions of higher learning.

Dr Rundi was also quoted to have said that the party must empower both the women and youth to go all out to recruit new members.

Meanwhile, PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said yesterday other segments of voters must also be approached as well.

“I don’t deny that youths play a big part in determining the winner or loser in elections. However, I don’t see them as the trump card in determining the winner as every voter at whatever age, too are important.

“As such, we have to approach and engage all voters and prospective voters whether they are still in school, in their twenties, thirties and forties,” Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman, said.

Friday, 6 September 2013

BDC launches Dusun Bayu Phase 6 and 7

 September 6, 2013

SIGNING CEREMONY: Photo shows the signing ceremony for contract agreement between BDC and Kam Construction for Dusun Bayu Phase 6 and 7 project. Sitting from left to right is Ir Dr John Panil, BDC general manager, YB Abdul Karim, and Ho Soo Kow, owner of Kam Construction. Looking on (standing from left to right) is Datu Hj Wan Kassim bin Tuanku Zubir, BDC Director and Ir Yong Sieng Hong, BDC senior manager.
KUCHING: Borneo Development Corporation (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd (BDC) yesterday officially launched Phase 6 and 7 of its housing project at Dusun Bayu, in conjunction with its Ramah Tamah Aidilfitri gathering at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching.

The event was graced by the Assistant Minister of Housing, YB Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who is also the chairman of BDC.

Located next to the Demak Laut commercial centre along Jalan Bako, Kuching, Dusun Bayu housing estate covers an area of about 42 acres and has been approved with 395 units of terraced and semi-detached houses and 192 apartment units, to be developed in 10 phases.

All the residential properties in the project are of the medium cost category and are located on a mixed zone land, with a tenure of 60 years.

“With its prime location within a mature housing area close to the upcoming Isthmus City development, properties in Dusun Bayu will definitely experience appreciation in their value over the coming years,” Abdul Karim emphasised.

Overall, Phase 6 and 7 of Dusun Bayu will feature 104 units of double storey terraced houses, with two different designs being offered, and each with gross floor area of at least 1,600 square feet.

The Phase 6 units – Ruby – are of a modern design while those in Phase 7 – Ivy and Lily – have attractive classic designs with a touch of modern features.
   

Rega rumah ditentuka ari peminta pasar – Karim

  
KUCHING: Rega runmah ke niki di negeri tu endang ketegal peminta pengguna tauka peminta pasar ke makin tinggi. Penulung Menteri Pengawa Berumah, Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah madfah, chara realiti nya taja pan rega minyak niki, ukai reti nya ketegal rega rumah niki, taja pan semina mimit aja pekara nya bekaul enggau rega rumah. 

"Faktor pugu nentuka rega rumah niki laban peminta pasar, chunto iya, di Bintulu kemaya hari tu rega rumah enggau tanah di menua nya pemadu tinggi dibanding enggau tempat bukai ke benung mansang," ku iya.

Iya bejaku munyi nya dalam aum media selepas pengawa bejadi Projek Fasa Enam enggau Tujuh Dusun Bayu di Pusat Konvensyen Borneo Kuching (BCCK) ditu, kemari. Ku Karim, rega sewa sebuah rumah di Bintulu mega ulih datai ngagai RM2,000 sebulan, nya alai perintah negeri selalu ngenyampatka pemendar pengawa ngaga projek rumah di Bintulu kena namopung peminta pasar di menua nya. 

Dalam pekara nya, kena nentuka rayat ke kurang penatai pemisi ulih meli rumah, perintah negeri ngaga mayuh agi rumah rega murah sereta rumah rayat miskin enggau penyampau sewa murah. 

Taja pia, Chairman Borneo Development Corporation (Sarawak) Sdn. Bhd., (BDC) nya madah, rega sebuah rumah begantung enggau pemansang di sekeda pelilih menua.

"Rega rumah di Dusun Bayu ba Demak Laut udah ditetapka sebedau polisi pengawa berumah dipejalaika perintah lalu iya nadai bekaul enggau polisi nya. 

"Tu laban, setiap tempat pemansang dalam atur perintah endang nyengkaum ngaga rumah kos baruh lalu aku pechaya tempat bukai deka nggaa rumah kos baruh deka digaga," ku iya sambil madahka rega rumah di Dusun Bayu belabuh ari RM380,000 ngagai RM500,000.
   

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Some new political parties will die a natural death

September 5, 2013

SIBU: Some of the five new political parties in the state will die a ‘natural death’ a few years from now.

PBB Supreme Council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said he believed this would happen because Sarawakians are intelligent and know which party is good for them.

The five new parties are Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras), Parti Bumi Kenyalang, Peace Party, Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDS Baru) and Parti Ekonomi Rakyat Sarawak Bersatu (PERSB).

“Personally, I don’t see the need for so many parties to vie for so few seats in Sarawak. But being a democratic country, we cannot stop anyone from setting up political parties. This is a fundamental right enshrine::alaysian constitution,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.

Abdul Karim said not all parties will get the people’s support.

“We may say it will split the people further or it will split the Bumiputras or Dayaks further, but we forgot one thing … the people have the final say.

“Don’t underestimate the intelligence and maturity of Sarawakian voters,” said Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman.
   

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Parti-parti baharu disaran tidak kelirukan rakyat

 
“Kalau mereka berminat maka mereka harus memohon untuk menjadi parti komponen BN atau tidak perlu langsung menubuhkan parti baharu semata-mata untuk memberitahu bahawa mereka adalah mesra BN.” Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
KUCHING: Parti-parti politik yang baharu ditubuhkan disaran agar tidak mengelirukan orang ramai mengenai misi dan visi perjuangan politik mereka.

Menurut Setiausaha Agung Barisan Nasional (BN) Sarawak merangkap ADUN Kemena Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, sama ada misi atau visi perjuangan mereka mesra BN atau tidak, mereka harus menyatakan dengan jelas mengenai hala tuju parti masing-masing.

“Persoalannya bukan sama ada mereka tetap bersama atau telah meninggalkan BN sebelum ini tetapi PBDS Baru merupakan parti politik baharu yang didaftarkan oleh Jabatan Pendaftar Pertubuhan (ROS) baru-baru ini.

“Oleh itu, mereka harus menjelaskan secara terang arah tuju perjuangan mereka sama ada mereka mesra BN atau sebaliknya kerana mereka hanya merupakan parti politik yang baharu didaftarkan,” ujar Rundi ketika dihubungi kelmarin.

Beliau berkata demikian setelah diminta memberi pendapat mengenai kenyataan Pengerusi sementara Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDS Baru) Louis Jarau, yang memberitahu bahawa PBDS lama serta ahli-ahlinya tidak pernah meninggalkan BN seperti yang dinyatakan sebelum ini.

Sementara itu, Ahli Majlis Tertinggi BN Negeri me-rangkap ADUN Asajaya Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, dari sudut guaman PBDS Baru merupakan sebuah parti baharu walaupun terdapat perkataan PBDS di hadapannya dan bukannya parti yang lama seperti yang disangkakan.

“PBDS yang lama sudah terkubur setelah pendaftarannya dibatalkan oleh ROS sebelum ini. Maka tidak perlulah bagi sesiapa untuk berusaha memutarbelitkan fakta dan keadaan dengan mengatakan bahawa PBDS Baru merupakan parti komponen BN,” ujar Abdul Karim.

Padah enggau terang kuing politik

September 4, 2013

“Enti sida beamat-amat deka begempung enggau BN, sida patut minta nyadi parti komponen BN tauka enda ibuh numbuhka parti baru ketegal ke deka madahka diri bebakih enggau BN.” Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

KUCHING: Parti-parti politik ke baru ditumbuhka dilalau enda nyaru runding mensia mayuh bekaul enggau kuing politik sida.

Ku Sekretari Besai Barisan Nasional (BN) Sarawak ke mega Kaban Kunsil Nengeri (ADUN) Kemena, Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom madah, enda ngira kuing politik sida bebakih enggau BN tauka enda, sida patut nerangka enggau nyemetak tuju sereta kuing parti diri empu.

“Kitai ukai deka berandauka sida begulai tauka udah ninggalka BN sebedau tu tang PBDS Baru sebengkah parti politik baru ke direjister Opis Pengerejister Gerempung (ROS) bedau lama tu tadi.”

“Berindik ari nya, sida patut nerang enggau terang sereta nyemetak kuing politik sida enda ngira nya sida bebakih enggau BN tauka enda laban sida sebengkah parti politik ke baru direjister,” ku Rundi lebuh ditelefon ensana.

Iya bejaku munyi nya maya dipinta nimbal penerang ke dipansut chairman protem Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru (PBDS Baru), Louis Jarau, ke madahka parti PBDS lama sereta kaban parti nya enda kala nyeraraka diri ari BN baka ke udah didinga sebedau tu.

Berebak enggau nya mega, Kaban Komiti Besai BN nengeri ke mega ADUN Asajaya, Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah madah, ari sukut undang-undang PBDS Baru sebengkah parti baru taja pan bisi leka jaku PBDS ba mua tang nya ukai parti ke lama baka ke udah dikerandau maya diatu.

“Parti PBDS ke lama udah nadai ayan agi pengudah pengerejister parti nya dikinsil ROS sebedau tu.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

House prices expected to stabilise with govt building more affordable ones

September 3, 2013

BOOMING INDUSTRY: Strong demand for houses evidenced by spiralling prices.
SIBU: House prices are rising, particularly in Bintulu which housing developers are focusing on, noted Housing Assistant Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah whose ministry was concerned about the rising cost of houses.

He said the situation could be mitigated with the government building more affordable houses.

“It is a matter of time before house prices there stabilise,” he said, pointing out that currently demand exceeded supply.

Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman, said the vibrant housing industry, especially in Bintulu, reflected government success in developing the fishing village into an industrial town.

Meanwhile, Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) urged the state government to provide affordable housing to its members in Bintulu.

Karim: No approval was given to build houses in Kampung Datu

September 3, 2013

RAIN OR SHINE: Mat Saat (right) and other villagers keep a watchful eye on the piling works at Kampung Datu.
SIBU: A pile-driver was at Kampung Datu yesterday morning to lay the foundation for the reconstruction of houses razed by a huge fire on June 19, 2013.

The work began at 10.30am even though it was raining. House owner Mat Saat Bujang and several villagers stood nearby watching.

Mat Saat’s nephew Ramze Ibrahim claimed they had secured permission to rebuild their houses.

However, Assistant Minister of Youth Development Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who heads the committee to look into the re-development of Kampung Datu, said he was unsure who had given them the approval.

“From my record, there is none. All I know is that the area forms part of a development plan for Sibu, which was planned even before the fire.

“We can’t stop the registered owners from rebuilding their houses on the site, but it is advisable for them to check on the future planning for the area,” Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman, said.

Mat Saat said he would submit the building plan to the local authority upon completion of his house in a couple of months’ time. He said he was in a hurry to complete the house.