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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri


Rumah Terbuka Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah 

Tarikh
Ogos 2 (Sabtu) dan 3 (Ahad)

Masa
10:00am hingga 05:30pm

Tempat
No. 190, Lorong Astana 8, Jalan Astana,
Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Karim receives a commemorative medal from State Government for his contributions to Sarawak

July 23, 2014

Jamilah receives the medal from Adenan
KUCHING: The state presented 104 Golden Jubilee Commemorative medals yesterday in connection with Sarawak’s 50th anniversary of independence. 

Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem presented the medals during an investiture ceremony at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Complex in Petra Jaya.

Among the recipients were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun; Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim; Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri.

Fellow medal recipients were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala and Works Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof were unable to attend the ceremony.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Dr James Dawos Mamit, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi also received the medal.

Adenan presents the medal to Empiang
Also receiving their medals from Adenan were his wife Puan Sri Datuk Jamilah Anu, and Dato Sri Empiang Jabu – the wife of Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang.


State assistant ministers who received the medal were Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn, Datuk Francis Harden Hollis, Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran, Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman, Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Datuk John Sikie Tayai, Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz, Datuk Talib Zulpilip, Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie, Datuk Mong Dagang, Datuk Stephen Rundi Utom, Datuk Julaihi Narawi, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Datuk Dr Jerip Susil, Liwang Lagang, Robert Lawson Chuat and Rosey Yunus.

The Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medals were presented in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of Sarawak’s independence within Malaysia to those who had contributed to and sacrificed towards the development of the state after independence.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Abdul Karim: New parties bring new equation to polls


SIBU: The coming state election is set to be an interesting affair following the emergence of new political parties but BN will still prevail, PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said yesterday.

He believed that an amicable solution could be found to resolve the current political development without exerting a strain on the coalition.

“People can see that only BN has the capability and experience to govern and administer the state. The opposition is merely ‘empty drums’ that make a lot of noise, but doesn’t have the experience to govern a big state like Sarawak.

“But being a democratic country, they do have a role to play as a responsible opposition.

“The presence of new political parties and especially those from SPDP and SUPP that has set up new parties but still declare they are supporting BN and even sitting in the state cabinet, will make the forthcoming election interesting,” Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman said.

In the latest development, Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh would lead the newly registered UPP (United People’s Party) and joining him were Datuk Dr Jerip Susil (Bengoh), Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa (Engkilili) and Ranum Mina (Opar).

Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom, meanwhile, will continue to helm Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras).

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Dakwaan bahang perkauman, agama dirasai di Sarawak dinafi


KUCHING: Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menafikan dakwaan bahang perkauman dan agama mula dirasai di negeri ini.

Jelasnya, tidak dinafikan terdapat individu seperti ahli politik tempatan cuba menjadi juara dan mempersoalkan isu-isu seperti kalimah ‘Allah’ namun secara umumnya, penduduk negeri ini tidak peduli dengan semua itu.

“Tidak pernah ada ketegangan antara masyarakat Islam dan bukan Islam di Sarawak.

“Memang ada beberapa yang paranoid ‘menyalak’ secara berterusan dan cuba mengungkit isu kalimah tetapi penduduk di negeri ini tetap meneruskan kehidupan seperti biasa.

“Sikap pelampau dalam agama atau bangsa merupakan sesuatu yang cukup asing di Sarawak dan jika ada yang cuba menunjukkan diri lebih dominan daripada yang lain, mereka akan dihalang oleh bangsa itu sendiri,” katanya ketika dihubungi Utusan Borneo, kelmarin.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas laporan portal berita atas talian The Malaysian Insider mengenai Sarawak mulai merasa bahang persengketaan kaum dan agama dari Semenanjung Malaysia.

Abdul Karim berkata, malah dapat disaksikan dalam tahun 70-an di mana kaum Melayu menolak parti PAJAR dan pada tahun 80-an dan awal 90-an kaum Dayak menolak Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) kerana terlalu ekstrem dalam perkauman.

Ancaman sindiket dadah sasar pelajar perlu perhatian


SIBU: Ancaman sindiket dadah yang didakwa menyasarkan pelajar sekolah menjaja bahan terlarang itu perlu diberi perhatian segera.

Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, jika tiada langkah pencegahan awal ia dikhuatiri berupaya memusnahkan masa depan generasi muda.

“Ia perlu diberi perhatian serius menerusi langkah pencegahan,” ujarnya ketika mengulas laporan Bernama yang melaporkan bahawa sindiket dadah menjadi lebih berani dengan menyasarkan pelajar sekolah untuk menjual dadah.

Memetik Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Bernama melaporkan pelajar sekolah kini menjadi sasaran oleh pengedar dadah kerana pasaran yang menguntungkan di sekolah.

Wan Junaidi juga dilaporkan berkata mereka akan mengenal pasti kawasan panas di negara ini dan melaksanakan program-program pendidikan pencegahan.

Abdul Karim, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Asajaya memberi amaran sindiket dadah menggunakan semua saluran untuk memastikan pulangan lumayan.

“Bagi mereka (sindiket), mereka tidak peduli mengenai siapa sasaran mereka, sama ada pelajar sekolah, wanita, orang miskin, orang kaya atau profesional.

Kejampatka pengawa nyeliahka sindiket dadah beterabaika nembiak sekula: Karim


SIBU: Pengawa kena nyeliah sindiket dadah beterabaika nembiak sekula patut dikemerat sereta dikejampat.

Menteri Muda Pemansang Raban Nembiak Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah madah, enti laun ngatur pengawa dikena nyeliahka pekara tu tau ngeruga pengidup nembiak jemah ila.

“Pekara tu patut diputarka kitai enggau naka pengelengkas,” pia ku iya maya dipinta ngelansa ripot Bernama ti madahka sindiket dadah diatu nyau berani ngiga nembiak sekula nyual dadah.

Ba ripot Bernama, Sapit Menteri Dalam Nengeri Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar madahka nembiak sekula diatu dikena sindiket dadah nyual dadah laban bulih untung ke mayuh agi enti dijual ba sekula.

Ku Wan Junaidi, nembiak muntang mendingka jaku tauka lengkas tepawah runding enggau jaku umbuk.

Berindik ari pekara tu, Wan Junaidi madah, sida deka ngiga palan ke patut ba menua tu alai ngatur program pelajar bekaul enggau pengawa munaska dadah.

Abdul Karim ti mega Kaban Kunsil Nengeri Asajaya mantaika penemu, bala raban sindiket dadah naka alah ngiga chara dikena ngulihka untung mayuh.

Act on growing number of home-made guns — Abdul Karim


KUCHING: A lawmaker has called for an all-out check against the proliferation of home-made guns in the state.

Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the police and government must put a stop to the increasing number of the weapon otherwise it will be a “disaster” for the state.

The Assistant Youth Development Minister pointed out that he was unsure whether home-made guns were getting out of control in the state but urged the authorities to act swiftly and urgently.

“I’m unsure whether home-made guns are getting out of control in the state, but looking at incidences of home-made guns being used in crimes and the number of these guns being seized in the last few years, there seems to be an increase.

“This is not healthy and the police and government must go all out to check this upward trend and put a stop to it,” the Assistant Housing Minister, who is a lawyer by training, wrote in his SMS.

He stressed that whether the guns were home-made or factory manufactured, they could kill or maim someone, and once they got into the wrong hands could cause disaster to the state.

Meanwhile, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar on Sunday reportedly said that the present punishment for manufacture, sale or possession of home-made guns was inadequate.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Ekstrimis enda nerima sukung di Sarawak


KUCHING: Menteri Muda Pemansang Nembiak (Nengeri) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah ngenadaika jaku ti madahka Sarawak diatu udah ngasaika tempias bansa enggau agama alai penyarut nya datai ari semenanjung.

Iya madah, endang bisi sekeda orang baka raban politik menua tu ke deka nyadi champian lalu mantaika isu baka ‘Kalimah Allah’ tang enti diperatika enggau silik, rayat di menua tu enda peduli ke semua utai tu.

“Naka ke diatu, komuniti Islam enggau ukai Islam enda kala charut di Sarawak. Endang amat bisi sekeda orang ‘paranoid’ ke seruran rerauh sereta nguji ngungkit isu ‘Kalimah Allah’ tang rayat di menua tu enda ibuhka pekara nya lalu diau sereta begulai baka selama.

“Ulah ekstrim dalam pengarap tauka bansa sebengkah penyelai di Sarawak, lalu enti bisi pan ke mandangka diri ‘dominan’ agi ari orang bukai lalu ngujungka iya deka ditagang bansa sida empu,” ku iya madah lebuh dikerandau ‘Utusan Borneo’ kemari.

Iya madah munyi nya lebuh diasuh nimbal sebuah berita portal ‘The Malaysian Insider’ bekaul enggau Sarawak ke diperitaka udah ngasai tempias penyarut entara bansa enggau jalai pengarap ari semenanjung.

Abdul Karim madah, enti diperatika suba urung taun 70 menya, alai bansa Melayu ngenggaika parti PAJAR lalu urung taun 80 enggau pun taun 90, bansa Dayak ngenggaika Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) laban kelalu ekstrim ba pekara bekaul enggau bansa.

Stop students from being used as drug distributors

July 16, 2014

SIBU: The menace of drug syndicates targeting school children to peddle drugs must be nipped in the bud, stressed Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“If it is not curtailed early, our future generation can be destroyed,” he cautioned when reacting to a Bernama report that drug syndicates in the country had become more and more daring by using schoolchildren to distribute drugs.

The report further quoted Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar as saying schoolchildren were now being targeted by the pushers as they saw a good market in schools.

According to Wan Junaidi, students were easily influenced because there were those among them who did not know the ill effects of drug abuse.

Wan Junaidi also reportedly said they would identify hotspots in the country and implement prevention programmes.

Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman, warned that drug syndicates would use all avenues to make more money as to them it didn’t matter whether the drug users were school children, women, poor folks, rich folks or professionals.

What was important to them, he added, was getting more people to become drug users because more users meant more money for them.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Galeri: Handing over of TBS' financial aid to mosques and suraus in Samarahan, Sadong Jaya and Asajaya

July 11, 2014

Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud (second right) and his wife Toh Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib (right) present aid from TBS to a representative from Darul Taqwa mosque. Also seen are Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (third right), Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais (fourth right) and Datuk Julaihi Narawi (fifth right).

Thursday, 10 July 2014

DAP's 10-Point Policy Reform is a publicity stunt to make the party looks relevant, Karim says


SIBU: DAP’s call for the adoption of the 10-Point Policy Reform is an attempt to claim credit by riding on the success of BN’s good policies and the chief minister’s noble intentions.

State BN secretary-general and Kemena assemblyman Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi suggested this as the opposition was running out of issues to harp on for political mileage.

“So what better thing to do than ride on our good policies and good intentions of our YAB CM and claim credit for their political gain.”

Dr Rundi told The Borneo Post this yesterday when asked to comment on DAP’s challenge to the chief minister to adopt the 10-Point Policy Reform.

State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen, who made the call, said there must be policy reforms in the system. One of the 10 points called for reform to public transport.

The opposition party also called for a policy reform to build sufficient good quality 3-bedroom housing flats for middle and low income earners, as well as implement the rent-to-own policy.

PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah thought this was a publicity stunt by DAP in order to be seen as relevant in Sarawak politics, and as a prelude to the state election in two years’ time.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Government must forewarn citizens on do's and don'ts in the cyber world, Karim says


SIBU: The government’s appeal to citizens not to harm harmony and security via social media needs to be backed up with action.

Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said otherwise it would not yield the desired results.

He was asked on the clarion call by Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakri for people not to misuse the social media.

“I certainly agree to the call by the Deputy Defence Minister for people not to use social media to threaten harmony, security and sovereignty of our country.

“But just calling out without action has taken us nowhere.

“The IT age has allowed individuals to cyber surf and connect with the world so easily.

“The government has to keep pace with this development and forewarn citizens the do’s and don’ts. Citizens need to be educated on proper usage of social media,” Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman, noted.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Abdul Karim: Distribution of bubur lambuk by Saberkas, Bernas highlight for muslims

July 7, 2014

Abdul Karim (third right) distributing the bubur lambuk to children at the Kampung Baru mosque in Kota Samarahan. Also seen are Sahrein (fourth right) and village committee members.
KOTA SAMARAHAN: The initiative by Sarawak National Youth Organisation (Saberkas) and Beras Nasional Berhad (Bernas) to distribute packets of ‘bubur lambuk’ during the Ramadan month has always been the highlight for Muslims throughout the state.

According to Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the distribution of bubur lambuk (porridge) will also enable families to have an extra dish during the breaking of fast besides the more traditional menu of ‘kuih muih’.

“This is the eleventh year for Saberkas and also the seventh year for Bernas to jointly distribute bubur lambuk to Muslims across the state,” he said during the Jerayawara Bubur Lambuk Saberkas Bernas 2014 at Masjid Kampung Baru here yesterday.

The Saberkas vice-president and Asajaya assemblyman said that it was also very fortunate for folk of Kampung Baru to be in the distribution list by receiving a total of 823 packs of the porridge.

Meanwhile, Bernas Sarawak corporate communication executive Sahrein Maloh said they gave a total of RM30,000 for the programme this year.

“We are expecting to produce a total of 24,000 packets of bubur lambuk with a tonne of rice,” said Sahrein.

He also said that Kampung Baru was the fourth destination for the programme after its launch at Kuching Esplanade by Saberkas president Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Karim kesal kenyataannya disalah erti Bakat Gira


KUCHING: Ada nada kesal diluahkan Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah apabila kenyataan beliau sebelum ini disalah erti oleh Ketua Pemuda PRS Baleh Bakat Gira.

Menurut Karim, kenya-taan beliau sebelum ini tidak ada langsung menyebut tentang Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (TERAS) kerana isu itu cuma layak dibincangkan di peringkat BN Negeri dan Pusat.

Beliau juga katanya, tidak ada menyebut tentang penubuhan TERAS dan kesannya boleh memecah-belahkan masyarakat Dayak.

Malah beliau enggan diseret ke dalam isu berkaitan pe-mimpin-pemimpin Dayak.

“Jika ketua Pemuda PRS Baleh ingin mengheret saya ke dalam perbincangan perpecahan di kalangan masya-rakat Dayak susulan penubuhan TERAS, saya ingin memaklumkan ia bukan niat saya ketika memberi kenya-taan sebelum ini,” katanya menerusi satu kenyataan semalam.

Karim yang juga Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia berkata dalam kenyataan sebelum ini beliau cuma mempersoalkan mengapa PBB tidak disertakan dalam istilah ‘gabungan minda’.

Gabungan itu cuma membabitkan PRS, SUPP dan SPDP, sedangkan PBB juga merupakan sebuah parti komponen BN.

Karim amused over comments by aspiring 'young politician' Bakat

July 4, 2014


"Does this young politician know that PBB has the most Dayak YBs and leaders?"


KUCHING: PRS Youth exco member Cr Bakat Gira has been advised to get his facts right rather than jumping into conclusion and veering into unrelated topics when making his statement.

Bakat’s comment that PRS Youth was concerned that the newly formed party Teras would further split the Dayak community and erode their support for BN in the next state election has made PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah rather amused.

“Though I don’t wish to have a debate over a trivial issue, I can’t help but be amused over comments made by some aspiring ‘young politicians’ who don’t seem to understand what I have queried in my earlier statement the past few days,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman, pointed out that he had only queried on why PBB was not invited to the ‘merger of minds’.

“Never did I mention about Teras as I feel that the matter is best discussed and resolved within the state BN and federal family, which is totally not within my purview to question.

“I also never mentioned about Teras formation and its after-effect of splitting the Dayak community,” he reiterated.

However, Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Housing, said he was equally as concerned as Bakat with Dayak unity.

Karim's advice to Dr Teo: Don't be a 'low class' YB who acts 'macam gangster'


SIBU: Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah expressed surprise over the unbecoming acts of the Miri MP.

Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman, said the gangster-like manner does not bode well with the MP and assemblyman being elected representatives.

He felt they should have gone through a proper channel to voice their discontent.

He was referring to the news report carried by The Borneo Post, where an MP and assemblyman lost their cool in the sweltering heat on Wednesday morning – shouting and shoving at a representative of Marina Park developer over parking lots at Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre.

It was reported that Miri MP Dr Michael Teo and Pujut assemblyman Fong Pau Teck were angry after a heated argument with representative from the developer who insisted that the project was legal and above board.

Both had earlier been reported to have stopped the contractor from continuing with their parking lot conversion work.

A police team had to be called in while the drama attracted a sizeable crowd.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Karim not convinced by Masing's clarification on 'merger of minds'

July 2, 2014

KUCHING: PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is surprised that PRS, SUPP and SPDP are jittery over state seats at this point in time.

With the state election still far off, he was baffled that the three BN component parties had continuously made a ruckus through the press to express their dissatisfaction.

“Why are they (PRS, SPDP and SUPP) all jittery about seats at this moment of time. The state election is still very far away and the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) is not even dissolved yet.

“Why the furore about seats at this time and why was PBB not invited or being approached even if it’s to discuss (about) seats?” he argued.

He was responding to a statement by PRS president Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing that the ‘merger of minds’ among SUPP, SPDP and PRS was still relevant even though Pelagus assemblyman George Lagong had been offloaded from the Teras bandwagon.

Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Housing, said: “If the merger is aimed to strengthen BN, why was PBB not in the picture? Doesn’t it look stronger if PBB is included together (in the merger of minds)?”

The Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman remained unconvinced even though SPDP and PRS youth wings had explained that the reason why PBB was not invited was because the party was not affected in terms of seat allocations.
    

Nama kebuah parti PBB enda disengkaum sida


KUCHING: Kaban Kunsil Besai Parti PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah madah, iya alit ati ke penemu PRS, SUPP enggau SPDP ke berebutka kerusi maya diatu.

Pengawa bepilih besai nengeri (PRN) agi jauh ari diatu, iya madahka diri alit ati meda tiga komponen BN nya majak madahka penemu sida ke enda lantang ati nengah media.

“Nama kebuah (PRS, SUPP enggau SPDP) rindu ngaga penyarut pasal kerusi jam diatu? Pengawa Bepilih Besai Nengeri agi jauh endar sereta Kunsil Nengeri (DUN) kitai bedau diketu.

“Nama kebuah bekelikuh pasal kerusi maya diatu, lalu nama kebuah parti PBB enda dibai, lapa enda nanya penemu ari kami dulu nyangka tau bejuraika kerusi nya,” tanya Karim.

Iya nanya munyi nya lebuh nimbal jaku presiden PRS Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing ti madahka ‘merger of minds’ entara SUPP, SPDP enggau PRS agi relevan taja pan Kaban Kunsil Nengeri (ADUN) Pelagus, George Lagong enda disengkaum dalam Teras.

Abdul Karim ti mega Menteri Muda Pengawa Berumah madah: ”Enti gempung runding nya kena negapka BN, nama kebuah PBB nadai disebut? Enda ke tegap agi enti PBB disengkaum sekali (dalam gempung runding tauka ‘merger of minds’)?”

Taja pan udah diterangka sekeda orang ba penemu ‘merger of minds’, Kaban Kunsil Nengrei Asajaya nya tetap enda lantang ati lalu madahka iya semina beratika saut sayap nembiak SPDP enggau PRS ke madahka kebuah PBB enda dikangau ‘ngempung runding’ nya laban ku sida iya kerusi parti (PBB) nya enda dikachau.