Thursday, 30 January 2014

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

‘Don’t follow mindset of those in Semenanjung on religion’

January 29, 2014

Karim officially launches the festive gathering

Karim presents awards to Asajaya students who excelled in Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR).
ASAJAYA: Sarawakians have been called on not to follow the mindset of those in Peninsular Malaysia and elsewhere outside Sarawak when it comes to religious matters.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Galeri: ‘Joint-Strategic Transformation Retreat’ workshop

January 27, 2014

PENGGI NUAN: Abang Johari (tiga kiba) nyuaka setipikit ngagai seiku penyereta aum “Joint-Strategic Transformation Retreat” seraya dikemata raban menteri muda enggau pemesai bukai. -Utusan Borneo

Abang Johari (fourth left) receiving a framed photo collage from Dr Abdul Rahman (left) while Abdul Karim (fifth left), Harden (third left) and others look on. -Borneo Post

Sunday, 26 January 2014

‘Five-stage car racing series, a boost for local motorsports’

January 26, 2014

Karim gives his thumb-up while seated in the Formula Campus Single Seater Open Wheel Racing car. Also seen are Clifford Tiong (second left), Paul (third left), and Christopher (right).
KUCHING: Auto racing fans across Borneo can get their first taste of sound and speed in the race circuit at the first ever Single Seater Open Wheel Racing Car series to be held in Sarawak.

Borneo International Motorsports (BIM) Sdn Bhd will be organising the AAM Borneo Formula Series 2014 at the International Karting Circuit in Permyjaya, Miri.

Registration of the event is open to all racers in Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah.

The event is supported by Sarawak Automotive Racing Sport Association (Sarsa) and Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM).

12 Formula Campus Single Seater Open Wheel Racing cars will be imported into Miri for the event.

Assistant Youth Development Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah said yesterday that the event will be a good start to boost the car racing in Sarawak.

“Sarawak has seen quite a number of motorsports races being held including drag race, motocross and ‘kap cai’ race. And this new racing series will boost the development of motorsports in Sarawak,” he told a media conference at Regency Rajah Court here.

Work on Samarahan Bridge to start soon

KUCHING: Work on the RM150 million Samarahan Bridge is expected to commence this year, says Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

He said the bridge is urgently needed due to the increasing number of vehicles now depending on the river ferry to commute to and from Asajaya and beyond.

“The project is already tendered out, and I expect work to start this year and it will take two years to be completed,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Karim, also Assistant Minister of Social Development (Urban Youth) and Assistant Minister of Housing, said the bridge would cut travelling time from Kuching to Asajaya by 30 minutes.

At present, motorists have to wait turns to board the ferry to cross the Samarahan river, or were forced to take the longer route during low tide, when travelling from Kuching to Asajaya and vice versa.

“The bridge is a major issue in Asajaya since many of the folks there now own vehicles and they need faster way to get to Kuching and vice versa. Therefore, it is much needed by us,” he said.

He revealed the land needed to build the bridge, from Kampung Baru in Kota Samarahan across the Samarahan River until Kampung Tambey in Asajaya, had already been acquired by the government.

‘PKR Baram merely political posturing’

January 26, 2014

KUCHING: A PBB Supreme Council member believes PKR has an ulterior motive for announcing its intention to contest in Marudi and Telang Usan in the 11th state election.

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah opined that by making known its intention early, the party would have more bargaining power when it comes to seat allocation later on.

“Personally, I see it as a bit too early to make an announcement (to contest in the two seats) as the term of the current State Legislative assembly (DUN) only expires in 2016.

“PKR probably has other agendas for making an early announcement. I believe the DAP and their new ally, Sarawak Workers Party (SWP), are also keen to contest in many Bumiputera seats, so by making an early announcement, it will give them (PKR) more bargaining power,” said Abdul Karim, who is also assistant youth development minister, said in his text message.

PKR Baram branch deputy chief Roland Engan was quoted as saying yesterday that his party would contest the two seats, both housed under Baram parliamentary constituency, in the state polls.

Among others, Roland said the party was confident of winning the two seats based on the recent 13th general election result, where the party lost by a mere 194 votes. The current term of the 71-seat Sarawak Legislative Assembly expires on June 20, 2016, but the chief minister has the prerogative to dissolve the Assembly earlier.

Asajaya assemblyman Abdul Karim said the Barisan Nasional (BN) was not worried about who they would be up against in those two seats.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Galeri: ‘Don’t force our hands’

January 22, 2014

Abdul Rahman (centre) speaking on his phone to a supplier while referring to a receipt provided by a sundry goods stall operator to seek an explanation for increased prices of certain goods. Looking on are an unidentified stall operator and Abdul Karim (right).

Galeri: Jangan memanipulasi harga barang

January 22, 2014

PANTAU HARGA: Abdul Rahman memantau harga barang di Medan Niaga Satok sambil diperhatikan Naroden dan Karim.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Review cyber law for teeth — Abdul Karim

January 21, 2014

SIBU: The government needs to review the cyber law, including tightening and enforcing it to prevent abuse that could stir unrest, Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said yesterday.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Friday, 17 January 2014

‘Special committee shows govt’s seriousness in caring for the people’

January 17, 2014

SIBU: The setting up of a special committee to address problems arising from the rising cost of living shows the seriousness of the government in looking after the people’s welfare.

Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah stated this yesterday.

He was commenting on Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement on Wednesday that the formation of the committee was to tackle the rising cost of living.

“I am happy to see the government taking this lead to ensure that the people’s welfare and needs are monitored. Only a caring and responsible government would take these initiatives,” he said.

Abdul Karim, who is PBB supreme council member, pointed out such issue was not confined to Malaysia, but was a global phenomenon caused by high costs of fuel, manufacturing, transport and services.

He added that Malaysia had been able to sustain all this because of the huge subsidies given by the government.

With the increase in population, cost and so on, he said the government needed to restructure its subsidy policy, resulting in the increased cost of living.

1BFF Imagine Retrowalk 2014 bakal diiktiraf dalam rekod dunia

Januari 17, 2014

Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menunjukkan isyarat bagus selepas perasmian program 1BFF Imagine Retrowalk 2014 di Kuching, semalam. Turut hadir, Talip Zulpilip (dua dari kiri), Abang Abdul Wahab Abang Julai (kiri) serta Athanasius Audie Chua (kanan).
KUCHING 16 Jan. - Acara berjalan kaki mengundur, 1BFF Imagine Retrowalk 2014 di bandar raya ini pada 16 Oktober depan bakal diiktiraf dalam rekod dunia.

Acara berjalan kaki mengundur sejauh 1 kilometer itu akan bermula di pusat membeli-belah Plaza Merdeka di sini.

Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) negeri, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, Guinness World Record bersetuju untuk mengiktiraf program itu sekiranya penganjur berjaya memecahkan rekod terdahulu dengan mengumpul lebih 1,000 peserta.

Katanya, rekod berjalan kaki mengundur kini dipegang oleh China yang dicatat beberapa tahun lalu.

"Meskipun program ini hanya acara berjalan beramai-ramai namun bukanlah mudah kerana peserta perlu berjalan dalam keadaan mengundur sejauh 1 kilometer.

"Saya juga memuji inisiatif IBFF ImagineRetrowalk kerana berani tampil dengan acara yang berpotensi memecah rekod dunia dan saya yakin rakyat Sarawak akan turun beramai-ramai menyertai program ini," katanya sewaktu majlis Pelancaran Program 1BFF Imagine Retrowalk 2014 di sini hari ini.

Yang turut hadir Menteri Muda Pelancongan negeri, Datuk Talip Zulpilip; Datuk Bandar Kuching Utara, Datuk Abang Abdul Wahab Abang Julai dan wakil Guinness World Record, Athanasius Audie Chua.

Galeri: Govt all for initiatives that benefit people

January 17, 2014

Social Development (Urban Youth) Assistant Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (third left) signing the event form in a symbolic ceremony as (from left) Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Datuk Bandar Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Julai, Assistant Tourism Minister Datuk Talib Zulpilip and others look on.

Karim: No impact on BN if SWP joins PR

KUCHING: The possibility of the Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) joining Pakatan Rakyat (PR) would have no impact on the Barisan Nasional (BN).

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said he is not worried about the proposed coalition and wished them success.

“It is normal to see opposition parties having a pact to fight BN. BN has faced so many pacts and mergers before this and this is just another one,” he said in a text message yesterday.

“Birds of a feather flock together.”

He pointed out that although PR has a common agenda – to go against BN – its coalition members have different dreams.

“It’s just a matter of time before they will start squabbling among each other over who is the boss, and who will take which seat,” said the Asajaya assemblyman.

He was commenting on SWP president Larry Sng’s recent indication that the party would join PR soon.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Randau isu nya patut mungkur Sabah, Sarawak

KUCHING: Sebengkah randau dikena mutarka isu leka jaku ‘Allah’ enda chukup engkeman enti sema ngelaungka orang ke megai pengarap Keristin ari Sabah enggau Sarawak.

Tu ukai ketegal mayuh orang ke bepengarap Keristin diau di Sabah enggau Sarawak tang ketegal orang Keristin ba kededua nengeri tu balat irauka pengelikun senentang selangkuh tubuh enggau jalai pengarap kaban Keristin ke diau di Semenanjung Malaysia, ku Chairman Gempuru Besai Keristin Jaku Iban Malaysia (GBKJIM) Ps Greman Ujang Slat.

“Randau tu manah tang nya enda tau enda dibuka ngagai semua gerempung Keristin ngambika sida tau mantaika pugu runding bepelasarka Sabah enggau Sarawak nya nengeri ke tebal diuan orang bepengarap Keristin.

Kami irauka bala kami ke gawa sereta belajar di Semenanjung keba nya sada ari Sabah enggau Sarawak enda tau enda dipending,” ku Greman lebuh ke dikerandau kilah ensana.

“Kami irauka pengelikun kaban kami, nyengkaum selangkuh tubuh sida mega pengarap sida,” ku sebana iya lebuh bekenangka perambu Opis Penyerakup Bansa enggau Integrasi (NUID) deka ngatur randau betambit pintu antara Opis Pekara Pengarap Islam Selangor (Jais) enggau Gerempung Alkitab Malaysia (MBS) dikena mutarka penyarut bekaul enggau leka jaku ‘Allah’.

Diretor Besai NUID Datuk Azman Amin Hassan madah, pekara nya patut diputar nengah jalai randau ngambika negutka kaul enggau pemaik antara orang ke ari mayuh bengkah jalai pengarap di menua tu seraya nyeliahka penyadi ke enda manah.

Pia mega lebuh dikerandau, Menteri Pemansang Tanah Tan Sri Dr James Masing madah, NUID enggau Jais patut jampat duduk lalu berandau bekaul enggau pengawa berampaska Alkitab enggau Bup Kudus.

Galeri: Majlis Maulidur Rasul

January 15, 2014

SELAMAT HARI MAULIDUR RASUL: Dr. Wan Junaidi seraya disempulang Karim (dua kiba) enggau Dr. Abdul Rahman betemu enggau raban bansa Islam maya ngerami Maulidur Rasul ti diatur Komiti Pengelikun Genturung Pendiau Kampung Seberang Hilir. — Gambar Muhd Rais Sanusi

Monday, 13 January 2014

Voters no longer taken in by ‘sunset parties’ like SWP and Pakatan — Abd Karim

SIBU: Political maturity among Malaysians is high, and political parties that emerge when an election is near will be sent packing.

PBB supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this was because voters, whether in urban or rural areas, could not be easily hoodwinked nowadays.

“The people are already familiar with the political culture of some parties. They appear only when the election is near, and they (people) would reject them.

“Voters are now able to evaluate and do their own analysis of the objectives and struggles of each party and their leaders,” Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman, told The Borneo Post yesterday.

He was commenting on news reports yesterday that Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) considered Pakatan Rakyat (Pakatan) as a potential working partner to serve as an ‘alternative voice’ for the people.

SWP president Larry Sng said working with Pakatan Rakyat (PR) was one of his party’s “top priorities”, especially after the 13th general election in May last year.

Sng added that it was essential for the people to have an alternative voice, and SWP could work closely with Pakatan towards this end.

Galeri: ‘Darul Hana good for city, people’

January 13, 2014

Taib (fourth right) giving his feedback on the replica model of the Darul Hana Development Project. With him are (front, from left) Abang Johari, Sulaiman, Morshidi and Assistant Housing Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Karim: Sibu is not easy for DAP

 January 11, 2014

“DAP’s 3+1 formula for Sibu is laudable but it is not going to be easy for them. - Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

SIBU: BN has its own strategy to come out victorious at the next state election, according to state BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi, who pointed out yesterday that DAP’s claim of breakthroughs only bolstered BN’s determination to win the election.

State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen had recently mentioned that his party targeted to retain the three state seats of Pelawan, Bukit Assek and Dudong and capture Bawang Assan, all in Sibu.

“That is what they claimed and thanks for the reminder, and that makes BN more determined not only to retain Bawang Assan or any BN seat,” Dr Rundi said.

Added he: “But we know we can re-capture the lost seats from DAP/PR, we definitely have our own strategy to come out victorious.”

Dr Rundi is the Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications).

PBB supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, meanwhile, said it was good to see DAP readying itself for the state election and had set up its election machinery for Sibu.

He said every political party had its aspiration and goal in preparing for the election.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Crocs parade squad, unveil kit

 January 10, 2014

Sarawak’s players and officials pose during the unveiling and sponsorship signing ceremony with Sarawak Energy (SEB) at Stadium Perpaduan in Petra Jaya on Wednesday.
KUCHING: Sarawak paraded its squad of 26 players for the new season to the fans at Stadium Perpaduan last Wednesday night.

Among the fans who turned up to cheer their team were members of two fan groups, GB13 and Red Army 88.

The Crocs also unveiled their new kit for this season and sales booths for the new merchandises were set up just outside the venue.

Peter Moni, who is president of the Sarawak Football Fans Club (SFFC), the official fan club for the Crocs, and other club members also attended the event.

“This is the time that we get to see the players up close and personal.

“Our club members would not want to miss this chance,” he said.

Sudarsono (second right), Abdul Karim (second left) and Torstein (right) giving their thumbs up for the new kit. Also seen is FAS deputy president Datu Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki (left).
Assistant minister of Youth Development and Housing Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah officiated at the ceremony.

Karim said he was happy with the performance of the team last season, noting that they a uniting factor among fans in the state.

“When the Crocs play, Sarawakians come together, mingling and cheering side by side with each other for the team. For me, the scenario was indeed beautiful as everybody were united regardless of their race, background, religion or political affiliation,” he enthused.

Among others who were at the event were Exco members of the Football Association of Sarawak (FAS) and the managerial staff members of the Sarawak Energy.

FAS’ delegation was led by President Datu Sudarsono Osman while Sarawak Energy was led by their Chief Executive Officer Datuk Torstein Dale Sjotveit.

Sarawak Energy is Sarawak’s main sponsor for the coming season.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Study needed before prohibiting roof gutters — Abdul Karim

KUCHING: An in-depth study and referral involving those in the construction industry should be conducted before coming up with measures to prohibit new housing projects from installing rainwater gutters on the roof.

Assistant Minister of Housing Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said he personally did not see the rationale of the proposal to prohibit the installation of rainwater gutters on the roof for newly constructed houses.

“I believe the requirement for gutters comes within building by-laws. I am puzzled how the Ministry of Health suddenly came up with this idea of doing away with gutters in new building laws merely because he (deputy minister) thought that it
could retain water and thus a breeding ground for aedes mosquitoes,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth Development, was commenting on the Health Ministry’s proposal that new housing projects be prohibited from installing rainwater gutters on the roof to curb the rising number of dengue cases.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya said the move was necessary as Malaysians were still unaware that gutters that were not properly maintained could become breeding grounds of aedes mosquitoes.

The Health Ministry also proposed that the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government amend its existing regulations so that all rainwater gutters in existing houses would be removed for effective eradication of aedes mosquitoes.

Galeri: Projek RM11.3 juta di Kampung Datu Baru

January 8, 2014

Abang Johari (dua kiri) mendengar penerangan Pengurus Besar PELITA Datu Dr Sulaiman Husaini (lima kanan) mengenai pelan projek pembangunan perumahan baharu di Kampung Datu Baru, Sibu.

Larangan pasang saluran air hujan tidak rasional

Cadangan ia dijadikan peraturan baharu diutarakan dalam usaha membanteras pembiakan aedes

KUCHING: Cadangan supaya satu peraturan baharu digubal bagi melarang saluran air hujan dipasang pada bumbung rumah dalam usaha membanteras pembiakan aedes, disifatkan tidak rasional.

Menteri Muda Perumahan Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, malahan setiap rumah yang dibina sememangnya dilengkapi dengan saluran air hujan pada bumbung bagi membolehkan pengaliran air dengan betul ke longkang.

“Aedes tidak mungkin membiak dalam saluran air hujan berkenaan, melainkan jika ia rosak dan setakat ini ia tidak menjadi isu dalam industri perumahan Sarawak.

“Saya merasakan tidak ada keperluan untuk peraturan baharu bagi perkara berkenaan,” katanya melalui sistem pesanan ringkas kepada Utusan Borneo di sini, semalam.

Abdul Karim berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas mengenai laporan akhbar nasional pada 6 Januari lepas, yang menyatakan bahawa Kementerian Kesihatan akan mengemukakan cadangan supaya satu peraturan baharu digubal bagi melarang saluran air hujan dipasang pada bumbung rumah dalam usaha membanteras pembiakan aedes.

Tambah Abdul Karim lagi, malah Malaysia terletak berhampiran Khatulistiwa dan mengalami taburan hujan agak lebat sepanjang tahun.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

DAP, don’t insult the intelligence of rural folk

January 7, 2014

“Their going into rural areas is merely ‘window dressing’ to show that they care for the Bumis, to show that they care for the rural folk, when in actual fact that is their least concern.” - Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

SIBU: The DAP has been told not to insult rural folk’s intelligence by expecting to win their support without walking the talk. 

State Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi opined on Sunday that the urban-based opposition party should abandon the idea of going rural.

“If they (DAP) ever dream of getting support from rural Sarawakians, but are not doing something that can support rural Sarawakians and walk the talk as what BN has had been doing, better forget it,” Dr Rundi, who is Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications), told The Borneo Post.

He was commenting on state DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen’s announcement on Saturday that his party would launch nine more ‘Impian Sarawak’ projects in the first quarter of this year.

Chong said this was to ensure that the BN would not take the votes of rural Sarawakians for granted, and play its role as the government of the day to improve basic infrastructure that was lacking in these areas.

Dr Rundi said he was puzzled by DAP’s sudden concern for rural folks.

“If it is with political motives, we are not that blind just to succumb to their tricks. Don’t insult our intelligence,” he said.

Abdul Karim: ‘Kalimah Allah’ issue was actually a non-issue

KUCHING: Malaysia is still a moderate country even though voices of extremism do spring up once in a while.

Assistant Youth Development Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said as such the people should view the whole situation objectively.

“We need not be alarmed as those that got agitated and those that started barking here and there are those who have ulterior motives … mostly to get some publicity.

“Some of them may want to become champion, while others may feel good seeing their name in the newspapers,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.

Abdul Karim, who is also Asajaya assemblyman, said this when commenting on the recent seizure of Bibles by Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) and the prohibition of Christians in Selangor to use the word ‘Allah’ in church services.

“Generally, Malaysians are very down to earth, and we respect each others’ culture and religion. Somehow at times, the different cultures and beliefs crossed path because of inter-marriages or conversion, and we have been able to address it nicely.”

He added that the ‘Kalimah Allah’ issue was actually a non-issue, adding it was up to the believers how they wanted to address their God.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Kompeni ngajar deriba dilalau ngembuan ulah integriti ke tinggi

KUCHING: Kompeni tauka Palan Ngajar Orang Deriba Kerita enggau Mutosikal dikearap ngembuan ulah integriti ke tinggi lalu ukai semina ngudahka aja pengawa ngajar orang deriba.

Menteri Muda Pemansang Nembiak (Mengeri) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah madah, palan ngajar orang deriba patut beratika orang ke diajar nya ukai semina landik mai kerita tauka mutosikal aja, tang landik dalam undang-undang jalai alun.

“Anang semina ngudahka utai aja, ketegal deka ngasuh orang nya ‘pas’ jampat tang sida enda nemu pasal undang-undang jalai alun,” ku iya seraya madah bisi tetemuka sekeda palan ngajar kerita semina ngudahka pengawa sida laban deka pas jampat.

Karim madah, enti beratika kes bebadi jalai alun diatu, sida ke kena bebadi nya, mayuh agi nembiak ke berumur 17 taun ke atas.

“Amat, bebadi jalai alun tau nyadi ba barang maya enggau barang endur, tang utai ke ngirauka ati kitai, sida nembiak ke agi mekang-mekang umur ke deka nyadi ketuai kitai jemah ila, nya ke kena tinggang penusah.

“Sida ke nembiak tu patut diajar enggau silik pasal undang-undang jalai alun, ngambika sida iya ngemeratka pengelikun diri empu.

“Kitai ke bebaika kerita tauka mutosikal ukai semina patut bisi tanggungpengawa ba diri empu tang ba orang bukai mega ke sama nengah jalai alun nya,” ku iya madah lebuh bejadika Palan Ngajar Orang Deriba Kerita enggau Mutosikal Kota Gading (IMKG) ba palan komersil MJC ditu, kemari (ensana).

Kualiti jalai di Sarawak bedau ngemuaska ati

KUCHING: Kualiti jalai di menua tu bedau datai ba tikas ke tinggi sereta enda ngemuaska ati.

Menteri Muda Pengawa Berumah Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah madah, gaya jalai ke enda manah nya kebuah kes bebadi jalai alun mayuh nyadi kelimpah ari gaya ulah orang ke bebaika kerita tauka mutosikal nya empu.

“Baka diatu, musin ujan ti enda nemu ngetu. Ketegal nya tau ngasuh jalai alun enda manah sereta enda tan lalu ngujungka iya belubang. Aku empu bejalai sebelah nengeri tu ngena kerita, meda penyai jalai alun kitai.

“Jalai ke belubang enda likun ditengah mutosikal. Kerita enda ngawa laban bisi empat tayar laban enti siti masuk dalam lubang, agi bisi tiga iti ba atas jalai tang enda sebaka enggau mutosikal laban enti tayar udah masuk ke dalam lubang, sida tau bebadi,” ku iya bejaku lebuh bejadi Palan Ngajar Orang Deriba Kerita/Mutosikal Kota Gading (IMKG) ti mega bisi ‘One Stop Centre’, ba Palan Komersil MJC ditu, kemari.

Tandu Karim, perintah nengah Opis Penguasa Kandang Menua (PBT) patut beratika kualiti jalai laban diatu udah mayuh kerita enti dibandingka enggau suba.

Nya alai, iya madah PBT baka DBKU, MBKS sereta ijinsi bukai ke bisi besangkut paut enggau jalai enda patut nganti bebadi jalai alun nya dulu baru ka ngaduka baru.

“Tambah mega, maya musin ujan tu patut bisi orang ngaga jalai besedia enti bisi ditemu jalai belubang, lalu nampal jalai nya, baikka maya ujan tauka enda.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Time we have better roads, says Karim

January 2, 2014

KUCHING: It is time for the government to upgrade the standard of roads in the state, especially those in bigger towns.

Assistant Youth Development Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this was essential in view of the  growing number and size of vehicles.

He noted that existing roads in the state were generally of lower grade and standard, and because of this, it could not withstand the onslaught of rainy seasons.

“Because of the low road standard, it is common to see potholes here and there during the rainy season.

“To prevent this from happening in future, probably it is now justifiable for the road standard to be upgraded.”

He said this to reporters after the launching of Institut Memandu Kota Gading’s One-Stop Centre at MJC Batu Kawa New Township here yesterday.

Earlier in his speech, Karim urged local councils to go around and patch up all potholed roads as they posed a danger to road users.

Pakatan Rakyat’s 36-seat goal a joke — Karim

January 2, 2014

KUCHING: Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR’s) goal of winning at least 36 seats in the 11th state election has been pooh-poohed as a joke.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the opposition coalition is only dreaming if they believe they can achieve the feat.

“There is nothing wrong in dreaming … is this a Christmas joke or a New Year’s joke?” he asked in a text message.

He was commenting on a statement by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) national women’s chief Zuraida Kamaruddin, who was recently reported as saying that PR could win at least 36 seats in the 11th state election and form the next state government.

“Even DAP (Democratic Action Party) don’t have confidence in winning the countryside, and now they are telling us they are confident of winning 36 seats?” pointed out Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman.

The Assistant Housing Minister said this lack of confidence was what prompted the DAP to launch its ‘go rural’ machinery.

Zuraida also said party members have started working on the ground to identify places where they have higher chances of winning.

Lahirkan pemandu yang berkualiti, kata Karim

January 2, 2014

RASMI: Abdul Karim (tengah) memotong reben sebagai tanda perasmian Pusat Sehenti IMKG sambil disaksikan oleh Pengarah Urusan IMKG Henry Jinep dan Setiausaha Majlis Daerah Bau Jitien Ritop serta kakitangan IMKG, semalam.
Institut memandu di seluruh negeri ini disaran menjadi institut berintegriti, berhemah serta bertanggungjawab

KUCHING: Institut memandu di seluruh negeri ini disaran menjadi institut yang berintegriti, berhemah serta bertanggungjawab dalam melahirkan pemandu yang berkualiti.

Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, ia menjadi tanggungjawab pendidik institut memandu untuk memberikan pendidikan terbaik kepada pelajar memandu.

“Saya percaya pemanduan pengguna jalan raya berhubung rapat dengan pendidikan yang diberikan oleh pendidik di institut memandu.

“Pendidik tidak harus hanya memastikan pelajarnya lulus ujian memandu tetapi juga berkelayakan untuk memegang lesen memandu,” katanya.

Beliau yang juga Menteri Muda Perumahan berkata, pemandu kenderaan itu sen-diri seharusnya mempunyai perasaan tanggungjawab terhadap keluarga mahupun pengguna jalan raya yang lain.

“Apabila seseorang itu memandu dan tahu akan tanggungjawab terhadap keluarga masing-masing serta pengguna jalan raya yang lain, mereka akan sentiasa berhemah serta berhati-hati ketika memandu di jalan raya.

“Dengan itu, baharulah kita dapat menggunakan jalan raya dengan baik seiring dengan perasaan tanggungjawab yang kita semua semai dalam diri masing-masing,” katanya.

PBT harus mengutamakan kerja menaik taraf jalan

KUCHING: Pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) tidak harus memandang remeh akan keadaan jalan raya di sekitar bandar raya ini yang disifatkan masih berada pada tahap kualiti yang rendah.

Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, pemantauan serta tindakan yang sewajarnya daripada PBT bagi menaik taraf kualiti jalan di sekitar bandar raya ini haruslah menjadi keutamaan.

“Keadaan jalan raya di sekitar Kuching yang berlubang serta berlopak terutama pada musim hujan memungkinkan kemalangan jalan raya terutama yang membabitkan pengguna motosikal.

“Pihak berkuasa tempatan harus memandang serius berkaitan perkara ini bagi membaik pulih serta menaik taraf kualiti jalan untuk mengelak kemalangan jalan raya yang boleh mengakibat-kan maut,” katanya.

Abdul Karim yang juga Menteri Muda Perumahan berkata, jalan raya yang berlubang haruslah diratakan tidak kira keadaan cuaca pada masa kini yang mengalami hujan berterusan.

“Jalan raya yang berlubang sentiasa dilihat berbahaya ter-utama bagi pengguna moto-sikal dan ia harus dibaiki serta diratakan tidak kira apa jua cuaca yang kita hadapi sekarang.

“Seperti yang kita sedia maklum, pada masa sekarang, pengguna kenderaan bermotor semakin meningkat dan kita tidak mahu purata kemalangan yang berlaku juga meningkat,” katanya pada Majlis Perasmian Pusat Sehenti Institut Memandu Kota Gading (IMKG) di Pusat Komersil MJC Batu Kawah, dekat sini, semalam.

‘Ensure drivers well-trained, courteous’

January 2, 2014

Karim (centre) cuts the ribbon to launch the centre. He is flanked by Bau District Council secretary Jitien Ritop (on his left) and LMKG Sdn Bhd managing director Harry Henry Jinep
KUCHING: Driving institutes in the state should be fully committed to produce well-trained and courteous drivers instead of just ensuring that their students pass driving tests.

Assistant Youth Development Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said all driving institutes must possess some sense of responsibility to ensure that those who pass their driving tests were really qualified to drive on the road.

He said driving institutes should try to produce skilful, disciplined and considerate drivers.

“Obtaining a driving licence is one thing, but what is of utmost important is that all newly-graduated drivers should also be well versed in traffic rules, road signage and of course should always be courteous when using the road,” he said when launching the Institut Memandu Kota Gading (LMKG) One Stop Centre yesterday.

“I have came across cases where drivers, despite possessing valid driving licenses, don’t even know the meaning of certain road signs, which is very dangerous.”

He said in this context driving institutes were duty bound to ensure that the drivers they produce are of great quality in an effort to help reduce the number of traffic accidents, which has been very alarming, especially among youths.

“Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, but more often than not they were caused by the recklessness of the drivers themselves and this is the area that driving institutes should look into.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

SAMM not welcomed in Sarawak — Karim

January 1, 2014

SIBU: PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah yesterday told Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM) to stay out of Sarawak.

He said the peninsula-based body should not export their hate and racial politics to the state because their antics could spark an unhealthy precedence for youths.

“What SAMM planned to do by inciting youths to hate our state leaders and show disloyalty to the government is very irresponsible.

“I believe Sarawakian youths would not be swayed by the so-called youth leaders from West Malaysia who did not have much knowledge of the political history and demography of Sarawak,” Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman, said.

SAMM founder Badrul Hisham Shahrin, or popularly known as Che’Gubard, reportedly said their campaign would not involve street protests, but more of an awareness drive, whereby materials in both written and audio visual forms would be distributed, including in the interior.