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Monday, 29 December 2014

Karim gives kudos to 2014 Batang Samarahan Mini-Regatta

PROUD MOMENT: Karim and Aidel having a group photo with the winners.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Youth Assistant Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah was impressed with the success to hold the 2014 Batang Samarahan Mini-Regatta in a short period of time.

He said this success clearly showed that there was a very high level of commitment and cooperation among all who were involved in the event.

Karim, who was officiating the mini-regatta yesterday, said he was very happy to see such remarkable attitude was prevailing in the organising committee.

He expressed his hope that the mini-regatta could be a greater success in the future.

The assistant minister, who is also the Asajaya assemblyman, subsequently announced that a sum of RM15,000 would be given to the organising committee to hold the event next year.

Also present were Sadong Jaya assemblyman and Samarahan District Officer Mohd Aini Wahab.

Meanwhile Sinaran Sejijak Club was crowned as the King of Samarahan River when they won the 30 paddlers category.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

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KRT plays effective role in uniting the people, says Karim

December 28, 2014


ASAJAYA: The National Integration and Unity Department plays an effective role in uniting the various communities in the state, says Social Development (Youth) Assistant Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“The setting up of Kawasan Rukun Tetangga (KRT) in the rural areas is a vital means of enhancing relationship and cooperation among the various ethnicities. 

“From what I observe, the department, through the KRT, has taken a positive step towards creating communties that are united in all aspects,” he said.

Karim said this while officiating at the Kampung Bangka Semong KRT Carnival yesterday, held in conjunction with its third anniversary celebration. 

KRTs established by village committees, he said, would always strive towards building viable and safe villages through its various actitivities. 

“We hope this effort of the KRT can continue inorder to strengthen solidairty among the people,” he said. 

The state assemblyman for Asajaya also wanted the 11 KRT in his constituency to remain active by organising suitable programmes and activities for all ages. 

KRT provides security and unity, says Karim

TUG-OF-WAR: Abdul Karim watching preparation for the sporting event.
ASAJAYA: Youth Assistant Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah praised  Kampung Bangka Semong Neighbourhood Watch Committee (KRT) for promoting unity among the villagers.

He was in the village to officiate 3rd anniversary celebration of Kampung Bang Semong's neighbourhood watch committee yesterday.

He said although many regarded  KRT as merely a vehicle to provide security in a community, such perception was incomplete because it also provided a platform for all members of a community to promote unity.

He pointed out that since security could only be existed if all members of a community work together regardless of their races, the neighbourhood watch commitee was actually a very good platform to establish security and unity simultaneously.

He subsequently expressed his hope that more activities would be organised by the KRT. -Admin

Monday, 22 December 2014

Don’t be an ‘empty drum’ and a traitor, Karim tells Aziz

December 22, 2014

SIBU: All Barisan Nasional (BN) welfare programmes are generally well accepted and appreciated by the people, said Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

He was reacting to a statement by special assistant to DAP state chairman Chong Chieng Jen, Abdul Aziz Isa, that there was growing discontent in some Malay-majority areas especially pertaining to welfare, ‘sick’ projects, complications in acquiring low-cost housing, village safety and problems with community leaders.

“This is reflected in the support BN gets in every election in Bumiputera areas.

“I would urge Aziz Isa to open his eyes and ears wider. Don’t be an ‘empty drum’ and a traitor. He won’t go far that way,” added Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman.

Aziz Isa had said based on the issues, DAP would win in several predominantly-Malay constituencies in the next state election.

He further claimed that the complaints were mostly received from their service centres in Tupong, Satok, Samariang, Pantai Damai, Asajaya and Simunjan, which also touched on unapproved e-Kasih (government programme to aid the poor) applications, issues with Baitulmal aid and welfare.

To this, Abdul Karim, who is PBB Supreme Council member said: “Well, any constituency be it BN or opposition-held definitely has issues and disgruntled voters. That’s a reality he has to accept.”

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Samarahan Municipal Council by next year?

December 21, 2014


KUCHING: Samarahan District Council (SDC) could be upgraded to Samarahan Municipal Council buy next year in line with its status as the faster growing township in Sarawak.

Assistant Minister of Housing, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah revealed this during the 30th Anniversary Appreciation Dinner of Samarahan District Council at Imperial Hotel here on Friday night.

"The State Government has already approved the upgrading of SDC. SDC is supposed to change to Samarahan Municipal Council this year," he added.

Karim, who is also the Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya State Assemblyman, said the District Council needed to be upgraded as Samarahan developing fast.

However, money was needed from the Federal government for the upgrading./

"I hope and believe that by next year, SDC will be able to change its name to Samarahan Municipal Council."

Karim said that currently, SDC had 60 Councillors.

Monday, 8 December 2014

BN components to register eligible members as voters


PBB has never stopped registering more members for the party as well as assist in registering eligible voters. -Tuan Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

SIBU: All Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties in Sarawak will be shifting to top gear in their recruitment drive for registering eligible members as voters.

State BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi told The Borneo Post yesterday that all the component parties had been briefed on the situation and their reports would be monitored.

He was asked if the state BN would ensure its component parties would go all out to register new voters, following a call by BN deputy chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Saturday for BN component parties to be more aggressive in getting people to register as voters and to set targets for themselves in every constituency.

Speaking to reporters after opening the triennial general assembly of the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) in Bintulu, Muhyiddin was quoted as saying this was a necessity as part of the preparation for the 11th Sarawak Election and the 14th General Election.

The state election is due in 2016 and the general election in 2018.

Muhyiddin, who is the deputy prime minister, was also reported to have said the process of registering new voters by the BN component parties had been unsatisfactory so far.

Dr Rundi, who is also Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications), said: “As a matter of fact, we (BN) had briefed all the component parties of the situation and all parties are expected to instruct their machinery all the way to grassroots level to move aggressively in their membership drive and to ensure all eligible members be registered as voters.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Karim praises Lan Berambeh Nakong Family Day 2014

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah delivering his speech.

ASAJAYA: Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah lauded villagers of Kampung Nakong for organising a family day on last Sunday.

In his speech when officiating the event, he said such effort was very commendable as it could help to further enhance the relationship among the villagers.

The Assistant Minister also pointed out that a good relationship among community members will contribute significantly towards a peaceful and harmonious environment in the community.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Weekend retreat for Pemuda PBB Kampung Tanjung Tuang in Sematan

THUMB UP: Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and PBB Youth Kampung Tanjung Tuang members giving their approval to the one-day event

PBB Youth Kampung Tanjung Tuang had organised a one-day event in Sematan yesterday for its members.