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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Belasungkawa Sultan Azlan : Selamat Bersemadi, Tuanku Adil Penegak Daulat

May 28, 2014


Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahulah telah kembali ke rahmatullah sebentar tadi meninggalkan satu legasi sejarah kesultanan Melayu yang agak luar biasa.

Dalam sejarah kesultanan Melayu pasca hari merdeka, baginda telah meletak satu tanda aras yang agak tinggi. Beliau merupakan satu-satunya Sultan yang mencapai tahap tertinggi dalam bidang pentadbiran negara sebelum dilantik menjadi Sultan Perak.

Sebaik pulang dari luar negara, baginda telah berkhidmat dalam pentadbiran kerajaan Perak sebagai Timbalan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri. Kemudiannya baginda menyertai perkhidmatan kehakiman negara sebagai Majistret, penasihat undang-undang kerajaan negeri, Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi, Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan. Kemuncak kerjaya kehakiman beliau ialah pada Disember 1982, apabila dilantik sebagai Ketua Hakim Negara termuda dalam sejarah Malaysia.

Namun kerjaya perundangan baginda tidak kekal lama apabila takdir menentukan sebaliknya. Baginda mungkin menjadi Ketua Hakim Negara paling lama berkhidmat jika tidak kerana tindakan Raja Baharom menolak perlantikan sebagai raja Muda Perak.

Penolakan tersebut menyebabkan pakciknya, Sultan Idris Almutawakkil Alallahi Shah II melantik baginda sebagai Raja Muda pada 1 Julai 1983.

Takdir sekali lagi memainkan peranan besar dalam hidup Sultan Azlan apabila enam bulan kmeudian Sultan Idris mangkat.

Pada 3 Februari 1984, Sultan Idris mangkat dan pengumuman dibuat bahawa Sultan Azlan sebagai penggantinya. Sultan Azlan ditabalkan secara rasmi sebagai Sultan Perak ke 34 pada 9 Disember 1984 bersama-sama dengan DYMM Raja Permaisuri Perak, Tuanku Bainun.
   

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Gelar nya sebengkah kelai sereta basa ngagai Taib

May 27, 2014

“Kami ngajihka Tun Taib gerai belama berindik ari pengawa nerima gelar pengabis tinggi tu.” Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

PATUT PENGGI NUAN: Menteri Besai Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (tiga ari kiba) enggau bini iya Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (dua ari kanan) betundi enggau Tuai Pemegai Menua Sarawak Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud (empat ari kanan) sereta bini iya Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib (tiga ari kanan) pengudah atur pengawa Nerima Gelar ‘Tun’ ari Yang Dipertuan Agong di Istana Negara, Jalai Duta di Kuala Lumpur kemari. Bela bisi ayan dalam gambar nya (ari kiba) Kepala Menteri Sarawak Tan Sri Adenan Satem, Sapit Menteri Besai Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin enggau bini Kepala Menteri Sarawak Puan Sri Jamilah Anu. — Gambar Bernama
KUCHING: Semua pemesai parti politik nengeri tu ngasaika gelar ‘Tun’ ti diungkup ngagai Tuai Pemegai Menua (TYT) Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud endang setipak sereta patut diberi ngagai iya.

Gelar nya sebengkah kelai sereta basa ngagai Taib, udah lima dekad megai nengeri tu, nyadi Kepala Menteri, nyadi Kaban Parlimen sereta Menteri ba renggat Perintah Besai, lebih agi dalam politik pemansang nengeri Sarawak.

Ngarika Parti Rakyat Sarawak, presiden parti nya, Tan Sri Dr James Masing madah Taib endang patut nerima gelar nya, beratika sukung sereta pemansang ke diatur iya dalam kandang 50 taun ngangkatka menua tu dalam Malaysia.

“Gelar nya patut lebih agi pengawa iya dalam kandang 50 taun ke udah ngangkatka pengawa pemansang nengeri tu. Tun Taib entara ketuai ke jarang ditemu di Malaysia, ke udah gawa bebendar ke menua tu,” ku Masing ti mega Menteri Pemansang Tanah Sarawak.

Maya nimbal jaku Masing, seiku pemesai parti ti baru ditumbuh, Datuk Peter Nansian ari Parti Tenaga Rakyat (TERAS) sama sepenemu enggau Masing, madahka gelar nya patut lebih agi pengawa ke udah dipejalaika Taib maya timpuh ke lama, lebih agi ngangkatka nengeri Sarawak ngagai renggat baka ke diatu.

“Iya (Taib) udah ngubah Sarawak nyadi sebuah nengeri baka ke dipeda kitai diatu. Sarawak udah nyadi sebengkah nengeri ka mansang enti dibanding enggau sekeda nengeri di Malaysia diatu.

“Kelimpah ari pemansang ekonomi, iya mega udah mai mayuh ubah pemansang bukai di nengeri tu seraya ngemeratka penyerakup entara pupu raban bansa. Iya (Taib) patut diberi basa ngemesai nya. Kami ngajihka iya gerai belama,” ku Nansian ti mega Menteri Muda Pemansang Industri Sarawak.

Tunship fitting and timely for Taib — PBB leaders


KUCHING: The conferment of Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara (SMN), which carries the title ‘Tun’, on Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is both fitting and timely, considering his unsurpassed contribution to the nation’s development.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the former chief minister deserves to be bestowed the nation’s highest accolade due to his vast contribution to the country’s progress, in particular Sarawak, for over 50 years.

Taib who is also former PBB president received the award from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara yesterday.

“This award fits the contribution and sacrifices Pehin Sri (Taib) has rendered to Malaysia and Sarawak since the 60s.

“As a citizen of Malaysia living in Sarawak, we are very happy with this award which Pehin Sri deservingly received.

“His contribution to Malaysia is unsurpassed.

“He has served all five prime ministers in various ministerial capacities either at state or federal,” commented the Assistant Minister for Youth Development.

Karim: Anugerah Tun amat tepat dengan sumbangan Taib


KUCHING: Penganugerahan Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara (S.M.N.) yang membawa gelaran Tun kepada Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud amat bertepatan dengan sumbangan beliau yang sukar ditandingi dalam membangunkan negara.

Ahli Majlis Kerja Tertinggi (MKT) Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, bekas Ketua Menteri itu berhak dikurniakan penghargaan tertinggi negara dengan sumbangannya terhadap negara dan negeri ini sepanjang 50 tahun.

Taib menerima anugerah tersebut daripada Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah di Balai Rong Seri, Istana Negara semalam.

“Anugerah ini memang bersesuaian dengan sumbangan dan pengorbanan Pehin Sri (Taib) yang diberikan kepada Malaysia dan Sarawak sejak tahun 60-an.

“Sebagai warganegara Malaysia yang tinggal di Sarawak, kita gembira dengan anugerah ini yang mana Pehin Sri memang layak menerimanya.

“Sumbangannya kepada Malaysia tidak dapat ditandingi. Beliau berkhidmat bersama semua Perdana Menteri dalam pelbagai kementerian sama ada peringkat negeri atau persekutuan,” katanya yang juga Menteri Muda Belia.

Veteran PBB Datuk Peter Minos yang sependapat dengan Karim berkata, Taib memang berhak menerima anugerah tersebut atas sumbangannya.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Skuad karate bawa pulang satu perak, satu gangsa

May 26, 2014

“Kita hanya mensasarkan dua gangsa namun kita berjaya merangkul satu perak dan satu gangsa." Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

PERLIS: Skuad karate do pulang dengan dua pingat setelah berjaya menyambar perak menerusi acara kata berpasukan wanita pada hari terakhir di Dewan Sri Kayangan, Kolej Matrikulasi Perlis semalam.

Trio dari Sarawak diwakili Dayangku Nurdiayana Awangku Tangah, Nurjannah Tuwah dan Nadzirah Tuwah berpuas hati meraih perak setelah tewas di tangan atlet Pulau Pinang pada perlawanan akhir.

Pulau Pinang yang membariskan atlet kebangsaan Celine, Khaw Yee Voon dan Zoey menang dengan kiraan mata 5-0.

Sabah pula berpuas hati meraih gangsa setelah menundukkan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Pada peringkat awal, Sarawak menewaskan Sabah dan Negeri Sembilan pada saingan suku akhir.

Mereka melangkah ke final setelah menundukkan Wilayah Persekutuan di peringkat separuh akhir.

Sekalipun sekadar meraih perak, ia tetap kejayaan membanggakan buat atletatlet kata wanita kerana kali pertama Sarawak melangkah ke final dalam kategori tersebut.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Galeri: Handing over of Sarawak flag to Sarawak SUKMA squad

May 22, 2014

Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom (second right) handing over the Sarawak flag to Datuk Lee Kim Shin (centre) while (from left) Lucas Kalang, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi look on.
Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom (centre) together with Datuk Lee Kim Shin (fifth right), Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (fourth right) and Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi (seventh right) cheering on the state’s Sukma contingent at the ceremony yesterday. 

Monday, 19 May 2014

Teras led by leaders familiar to the BN task —Abdul Karim


SIBU: Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) is technically not led by leaders ‘alien’ to the state BN, said PBB supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman.

He added that Teras leaders are leaders holding position in the state Cabinet and are state assemblyman and MPs who won their seats using the BN symbol, except for George Lagong.

He was commenting on the media report that Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem had all but confirmed that he was willing to accept Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) into the state Barisan Nasional fold.

Teras’ elected representatives led by senior ministers Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom and Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh made a courtesy call to Adenan on Friday.

Adenan was reported to have welcomed Teras, their support and would make the necessary arrangement when the need arose.

“Now, Teras has also given a pledge of loyalty and support for BN, whether its state or federal BN. As far as the state BN is concerned, that is of utmost importance. Where does the loyalty lie? I see if it’s for BN, the status quo (thus) remains…,” said Abdul Karim.

“If they pledge loyalty to CM and BN, they are considered BN-friendly. I see Teras as just splinters of SUPP and SPDP. Many months have passed by for these parties with internal problems to be resolved but probably being unachievable, these leaders decided that enough is enough and sought for a divorce. These actions come from these leaders themselves and not from CM or PBB,” said Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman.

Youth must not easily sway by online spin - Karim

May 19, 2014

The panelists (from left) Khairul (of Penerangan Putrajaya), lecturer Dr Zainal and Borhan (Gapena) speaking at the forum which was moderated by Rosman.
KUCHING: Youths in the state are encouraged to have an open mind when they come across news on issues that may come across as sensitive.

Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said that with social media playing a major role in today’s society, it was crucial not to veer to extremes in opinion.

Citing last year’s general election, he pointed out that news on small issues that were reported in newspapers or posted online via social media can be misconstrued and blown out of proportion.

“We are all interested in reading news online including those from blogs where the posts lean towards either the government or opposition parties.

“However, it is better for us to have our own stance and analyse what we have just read before jumping to conclusions,” he said at the launch of the state-level ‘Program Gemilang Siswa & Forum Jati Diri 1Malaysia Siri II’ at Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce Auditorium of Teacher Education Institute of Malaysia (IPG) in Batu Lintang campus yesterday.

Abdul Karim also acknowledged that there is an uphill challenge among the society these days with topics such as religion easily taken out of context and becoming an issue.

“If there is a big disparity and imbalance among the community, this can cause conflict and result in disintegration in our country.

Masyarakat harus berfikiran terbuka dan tidak ekstrem


Negara berhadapan golongan sedemikian yang boleh gugat perpaduan, kesatuan rakyat, kata Karim

KUCHING: Masyarakat pada masa kini harus berfikiran terbuka dan tidak bersikap ekstrem dalam usaha kerajaan memastikan perpaduan dan kesefahaman rakyat terus dipelihara.

Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, negara kini berhadapan dengan cabaran daripada golongan berfikiran sempit dan terlalu ekstrem yang dilihat boleh mengganggu gugat perpaduan dan kesatuan rakyat.

“Cabaran yang kita hadapi pada masa kini amat besar, hal yang remeh menjadi isu besar, sebab itu kita perlu memastikan rakyat berfikiran terbuka dan tidak terlalu ekstrem terhadap sesuatu perkara agar keharmonian dan perpaduan masyarakat berbilang kaum sentiasa terpelihara,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap pada Majlis Perasmian Program Gemilang Siswa dan Forum Jati Diri 1Malaysia Peringkat Negeri di Institut Perguruan Batu Lintang di sini semalam.

Karim memberitahu, masyarakat perlu mempunyai pendirian sendiri dan menjalankan analisis yang lebih mendalam terhadap sesuatu perkara sebelum membuat keputusan.

“Malah, kita di Sarawak membangun dalam suasana dan budaya yang berlainan daripada Semenanjung Malaysia sebab itu Perdana Menteri (Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) mendapat ilham 1Malaysia apabila beliau berkunjung ke negeri ini dan Sabah.

“Saya sendiri membesar dalam suasana majmuk dan mendapat pendidikan di sekolah mubaligh di mana saya belajar ilmu Bible (Al Kitab), hari ini kalau orang Islam disuruh belajar mengenai pengetahuan Bible akan menjadi isu besar,” tambahnya.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Galeri: Sidang Media Persidangan DUN

May 15, 2014

Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg (second right) showing a photograph of the Sungai Midin People-Friendly Home Project while (from left) Datuk Francis Harden Hollis, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Datuk Talib Zulpilip look on.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

DAP wants to be the lead party in PR Sarawak - Karim


SIBU: The pinching of members among Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties does not surprise Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development, noted that DAP had always looked down on its PR partners.

“It is for this reason that DAP is intensively recruiting Malays, Dayaks and other native races into their fold and organising programmes like ‘Impian Sarawak’ in Bumi areas, where their PR partners have been contesting all these years,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.

He was asked if the alleged member-pinching among Pakatan parties was an indication that the opposition could not work together.

According to news report, cracks were appearing in the state PR after one of two elected representatives of Sarawak Workers Party (SWP), and a senior supreme council member of the party were allegedly approached by another PR component party to jump ship.

SWP president Larry Sng reportedly said the members had declined the offer.

Sng was further quoted as saying that this would damage to their working relationship and derail their road map to join the opposition coalition.
   

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Peminta enda diterima ketegal penerang enda sebaka sereta nadai pengamat penerang ke tegap


KUCHING: Opis Pengerejister Bansa (JPN) enda ngemendarka peminta laun ngerejista surat pengada enggau MyKad seseiku, ketegal penerang ke enda sebaka sereta nadai pengamat penerang ke tegap.

Pekara nya diterangka Menteri Muda Pemansang Nembiak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah lebuh ti nyaut tanya ari Johnnichal Rayong Ngipa (BN-Engkilili) ba aum Kunsil Nengeri kemari.

Bekaul enggau peminta ari sitak Engkilili, sepemanjai taun 2013 bisi 11 peminta laun ngerejista diterima ari sitak nya, lalu empat iti ari nya ditulak ketegal penerang ti enda sebaka sereta nadai pengamat penerang ke tegap sentang pengada peminta, ba opis pelilih mit menua, pia ku iya.

Ku Karim, sepemanjai taun 2013 bisi lapan peminta laun ngaga kad MyKad diterima ari pelilih mit menua Engkilili tang semua nya udah dikemendarka.

“Kebuah peminta laun ngerejista (surat pengada enggau kad pengelala) enda dikemendarka laban, penerang ti enda sebaka sereta nadai pengamat ke tegap pasal peminta nya.

“Naka bulan Mac 2014, bisi lima iti peminta laun ngerejista pengada diterima ke alai tiga ari peminta nya benung diperundingka.

“Lalu naka bulan Mac taun tu, semina seiti peminta laun pengada rejista diterima sereta dikemendarka,” pia ku iya.

Five applications for late birth registration as of March


THE National Registration Department (JPN) received five applications for late registrations of birth as of March this year and three are still under consideration.

Assistant Minister of Social Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah informed the august House yesterday that there was a total of 11 late registrations of birth applications last year.

“Out of the eleven, four were rejected mainly due to conflict in information and evidence provided,” he said in responding to Johnical Rayong Ngipa’s (BN-Engkilili) question on the status of late birth registrations in his constituency and the compound charged.

On the late application of identity cards in 2013, Karim revealed that there were eight applications of which all were approved.

“Until March this year, JPN has received one late application only, which has been approved,” he said.

Elaborating on the compound charged for late applications, Karim said the compound amount was determined according to age category.

For children reaching the age of 12 who did not apply within 30 days until 13 years of age, Karim disclosed, will be compounded RM11 (RM10 for processing fee and RM1 compound amount).

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Master plan for Kampung Datu


THE state government is in the process of formulating a comprehensive Kampung Datu master plan to transform the area into a modern, well-planned and vibrant housing and urban settlement.

“This master plan would also cover the silviculture area at 11th Mile in Sibu, which is also to cater for extended families,” said Assistant Minister of Housing Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah when replying to a question by Yap Hoi Liong (DAP-Dudong), who wanted to know the government’s plans to help fire victims rebuild their houses in Kampung Datu, Sibu.

“We will be engaging with various stakeholders in particular affected residents on the planning of the whole area before we finalise the master plan, which would also cover the burnt down area and take into consideration the interest and need of fire victims,” he added.

Apart from this initiative, Abdul Karim pointed out that the Ministry of Housing through the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) would develop 33 units of affordable houses at the Kampung Datu Baru site to cater for the housing needs of Kpg Datu residents.

Karim: Govt targets zero squatters in state by 2020


KUCHING: Land and Survey Department census shows there are 2,507 household heads in squatter areas on government land in Piasau, Pujut and Senadin constituencies.

Assistant Housing Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah told the august house yesterday in response to Pujut assemblyman Fong Pau Teck’s question on the status of squatters in Miri which totaled about 4,000.

“The record given was based on a comprehensive survey carried out on those squatting on government land only and excluding those on private land,” Karim pointed out.

On plans and measures taken to tackle squatter issues in the state, Karim said the government had implemented various schemes and initiatives in an effort to achieve zero squatter status by 2020.

“First, a management and settlement committee was set up under the state Housing Ministry and Land and Survey Department to address squatter issues and the committee meets twice a year,” he said.

Karim added that the government had also implemented the state squatter action plan approved in 2010 which was monitored by the committee.

“This plan comprised strategic courses covering aspects of local planning, enforcement and development of housing in order to address squatter issues in a comprehensive and integrated manner.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Be more sensitive in dealing with people, Mara told


SIBU: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has been urged to be more sensitive in its approach in dealing with people as Malaysia is a multi-racial country of different faiths.

Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said yesterday any improper and insensitive actions would not be facilitating the 1Malaysia agenda of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“I am surprised that Mara interviewers were asking Islamic religious questions for scholarship interviewees without counter checking the background of those they were interviewing.

“Mara should be more sensitive in its approach and know that Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country,” he told The Borneo Post.

Abdul Karim was referring to a recent incident, where a straight As student, Nigel Unchat Jeremaiah, claimed that he had participated in an ‘open question-and-answer session’, which touched on Islamic religious subjects.

Nigel was further reported to have claimed that candidates were asked on Islamic matters such as their understanding and opinion on the Hudud law, ‘rukun Solat’ and ‘adat menziarah jenazah’ among others.

Abdul Karim said he was unsure whether those religious questions were standard and mandatory interview questions and if they were, he felt sorry for Mara.

GST rally to sow seeds of hatred against government – Abdul Karim


SIBU: The opposition and organisers of the protest against Goods and Services Tax (GST) are already pre-empting that prices of goods and cost of living are going up, even before its implementation.

Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah who observed this said he believed the rally was an attempt to sow seeds of hatred and distrust towards the government.

“The fact that 160 countries have already imposed GST without much hassle and outcry shows that GST is a good tax system,” Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development, told The Borneo Post yesterday.

He added that he could understand if this protest was held when the imposition of GST had clearly shown prices of goods were going up, causing a burden.

As such, he opined that the protest was nothing more than an opposition demonstration under disguise of a protest against the GST.

“I am sure majority of those who attended the gathering are opposition supporters.

“When I see the pictures of the front liners in the gathering, I can see they seem well prepared for ‘battle’ with the authority.