Monday, 26 January 2015

YB See should vie for a parliamentary seat, not state seat - says Karim


KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Housing and Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How should understand that he is an assemblyman – not a Member of Parliament.

“Surely he (See) cannot compare the number of sittings between an assemblyman and a parliamentarian,” he said, adding that it was common for most parliaments to sit many times a year, even in Malaysia.

“If YB See is so hardworking and want to sit that many times a year, he should vie for a parliamentary seat, rather than a state one.”

Karim was commenting on the remark by See that Sarawak assemblymen do not assume as much responsibilities as their UK counterparts.

Meanwhile Deputy State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Roland Sagah said in order for the august House to sit for longer duration, there had to be ‘business’ to be deliberated.

“There is no point to have a sitting when there is nothing to talk about,” Sagah told The Borneo Post here yesterday.

See, who is state PKR vice chairman, pointed out in his weekly column in thesundaypost that the biggest difference between Sarawak DUN and the UK Parliament was that the former would sit for 16 days a year, while the UK one would convene the whole year round.

Suggestion for state BN’s logo change ‘childish’ — PBB man



SIBU: The proposal by DAP for the state Barisan Nasional (BN) to change its ‘dacing’ (weighing scale) logo is deemed ‘childish’.

Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah scoffed at state DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen’s recent suggestion to replace the ‘dacing’ symbol with a crocodile which he (Chong) claimed would make the logo ‘more Sarawakian’.

“It is none of DAP and YB Chong’s business to decide or propose what logo BN should be using. That’s a silly and childish proposal – proposing a logo change from a ‘dacing’ to a crocodile.

“The ‘dacing’ universally symbolises equality and fairness. BN is a union of many political parties, representing the many regions and ethnic races of Malaysia, whereas DAP is purely a West Malaysian party. Major decisions of DAP’s policies are made in Kuala Lumpur,” said Abdul Karim, who is a supreme council member of PBB – the backbone of the state BN.

The Asajaya assemblyman was reacting to Chong’s statement during a press conference last Saturday, where he proposed for the state BN to consider using a different logo from the current white ‘dacing’ on a blue background, which he claimed was originating from the peninsula.

The Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman went even further to suggesting that the ‘dacing’ be replaced with a white crocodile to make it ‘more of a Sarawakian party’.

In response, Abdul Karim saw the state DAP as being merely ‘passengers in a bus’.


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Galeri: Site Visit to the Sungai Rait Public Housing Project (PPR) in Lambir

January 22, 2015

Datuk Abang Johari Tun Openg (left) pointing to the drainage system of the new Sungai Rait PPR. Also seen are Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (second left) and Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat (right).

Galeri: First Meeting of the State Squatter Management and Solving Committee

January 22, 2015

Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg (front centre), Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (third right) and Datuk Francis Harden Hollis (third left) with other leaders after the committee meeting.

Galeri: First Meeting of Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Coordination Committee (JPKKMM)

January 22, 2015

Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg (second left) browsing through some photos on his past activities in an album after the presentation by acting state information director Zaini Mohamad (right). Seen with him (from left) are chief political secretary to the chief minister Abdullah Saidol and Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Galeri: The launching of Miri City’s 10th anniversary logo

January 21, 2015

Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg presenting a programme book to deputy Resident of Miri Emang Oyoi Emang (second right) as guests look on during the launching of Miri City’s 10th anniversary logo and programme booklet.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Galeri: Majlis Perasmian / Penutupan Pertandingan Zikir

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menyampaikan piala dalam majlis yang dianjurkan oleh PNK Asajaya/Samera pada Januari 17.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Fitness fiesta keeps the flab away — Abdul Karim



KUCHING: Fitness activities are necessary to encourage people to lead active and healthy lifestyle, said Social Development assistant minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“Lately, we can see peoples’ interests in various recreational activities, such as aerobics, zumba, contemporary dance, poco-poco, belly dance and others. These are among the fitness activities that are very popular nowadays.

“They are good as they encourage people to be more active and fit, as well as encourage people to take care of their personal health. We don’t want people to be obese,” he said prior to officiating the Fitness Fiesta 2015 held at The Hills Shopping Mall here yesterday.

Abdul Karim said the event was a collaboration between the ministry and the mall.

“This kind of activities creates a lively atmosphere in shopping malls. The venue is particularly suitable during such rainy weather.

“It allows people to lead better quality life as well as to foster closer ties with each other,” he said.


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

DAP patut meretika Akta Pilihan Raya, Akta Perlembagaan Persekutuan sebedau mantah


KUCHING: Parti Tindakan Demokratik (DAP) dipinta macha sereta meretika Akta Pilihan Raya enggau Akta Perlembagaan Persekutuan sebedau ngepunka sebarang kimpin ngulihka sain jari bekaul enggau pemutus muka sitak DUN baru pengawa bepilih kunsil nengeri (PRN) ngagai Komiti Pengawa Bepilih (EC).

Seiku kaban Kaunsil Pemadu Tinggi Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, madah, DAP udah ngepunka kimpin ngulihka sain jari dikena mantah raban pemesai parti enggau raban parti ke bukai ngambi ke besetuju enggau pemutus netapka sitak baru PRN nya.

“DAP patut macha enggau silik Akta Pilihan Raya enggau Akta Perlembagaan Persekutuan sebedau mansutka sebarang bantah sereta ngepunka kimpin ngulihka sain jari dikena mantah pemutus nya,” ku Abdul Karim.

Karim ke mega Kaban Kunsil Nengeri (ADUN) Asajaya mansutka penemu nya lebuh dirandau pengarang berita, kemari.

Iya bisi ditanya bekaul enggau tuju DAP Sarawak ngatur kimpin dikena ngulihka sain jari dikena mantah pemutus perintah netapka 11 buah kerusi sitak DUN nengeri Sarawak ke baru empai lama ke udah.

Chairman DAP nengeri, Chong Chieng Jen madah, kimpin nya deka belabuh dipejalaika ba bagi menua sepiak selatan nengeri tu lalu disempulang puak menua sereta deka bepengujung di utara nengeri Sarawak, tang pemutus nya deka diputuska enda lama agi.

Abdul Karim ke mega Menteri Muda Pemansang Raban Nembiak Pengawa Berumah Sarawak, madah, pekara nya ngembuan proses ke engkeman ari raban pengundi dikena mantaika bantah sida.

Kehadiran pada TDC hanya hormati UPP


KUCHING: Kehadiran Timbalan Presiden Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg pada Persidangan Delegasi Tiga Tahun Sekali (TDC) Pertama Parti Rakyat Bersatu (UPP) sebagai menghormati parti itu, yang mempunyai ideologi politik sama dengan Barisan Nasional (BN).

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata sehubungan itu parti komponen BN lain seharusnya faham dan tidak mempersoalkan perkara berkenaan, yang hanya akan memburukkan lagi situasi politik di negeri ini.

Jelas Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) itu, sama ada UPP mahupun Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak (SUPP) ia adalah rakan kepada PBB.

Karim defends Abg Johari's presence at UPP triennial delegates conference




KUCHING: PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah defended the party deputy president Datuk Qmar Abang Johari Tun Openg for attending the United People’s Party (UPP) triennial delegates conference (TDC) last Sunday as guest-of-honour.

He said it must not be construed as disrespecting SUPP.

“PBB respects friendly parties like UPP that adhere to Barisan Nasional political ideologies, as much as PBB respects SUPP," he said yesterday as quoted by a local English daily.


Signature campaign sign of DAP’s ignorance — Abdul Karim



KUCHING: DAP is urged to read the Federal Constitution and Election Act before embarking on a signature campaign against Election Commission (EC) on the delineation proposal.

PBB supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said DAP’s intention to launch such a campaign reflected the ignorance of the party’s leaders of the delineation process.

“DAP should read up the Federal Constitution and Election Act and be well-versed with the contents before embarking on the signature campaign, which is purely to seek cheap publicity,” Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman, said yesterday when contacted.

He was asked on Sarawak DAP’s intention to launch a signature campaign to object to EC’s proposal to establish 11 new state seats.

State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen has been quoted as saying that the campaign would start in the state’s southern region, while the campaign in the central and northern regions would be announced later.

Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Housing , reminded DAP that those unhappy with the proposal could object through the proper procedure.

“There is a standard process by voters who are unhappy with the exercise to express their objection, and a signature campaign is definitely not one of them,” he asserted.


Karim: UPP kaban BN


Parti komponen BN bukai patut bebasa sereta badu bejaku pasal pekara nya

KUCHING: Penatai Sapit Presiden Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB),Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg ngagai Aum Pengari Tiga Taun Sekali (TDC) ti keterubah endar diatur Parti Rakyat Bersatu (UPP) kelai bebasaka parti nya, ti ngembuan ideologi politik ke sebaka enggau Barisan Nasional (BN).

Kaban Kaunsil Besai PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah madah, berindik ari nya parti komponen BN ke bukai patut mereti sereta anang bejakuka pekara nya agi, laban nya semina deka ngeruga gaya politik di nengeri tu.

Ku Menteri Muda Pemansang Raban Nembiak (Mengeri) nya, sekalika UPP tauka Parti Sa’ati Rakyat Sarawak (SUPP), sida endang kaban PBB.

“Baka PBB bebasaka SUPP ke nyadi kaban komponen BN, PBB mega bebasaka raban ti bekaban enggau BN baka UPP, ti ngembuan ideologi politik ti sebaka enggau BN.

“Tambah mega pengari rayat UPP dipilih rayat nyadi chalun BN sereta duduk ba sepiak ‘perintah’ dalam Kunsil Nengeri (DUN) ke lebih agi dalam Kabinet Nengeri,” ku iya madah ngagai Utusan Borneo ditu, kemari.

Iya mansutka jaku tu lebuh nimbal pasal penerang SUPP ti madahka diri enda lantang ati ngagai ketuai kanan BN nengeri ti mega sapit Presiden PBB, Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang openg ke ngulu TDC UPP apin ti lama.

Presiden SUPP Senator Datuk Dr. Sim Kui Hian dalam penerang berita madah, ulah Abang Johari deka ngeyaru sereta mandangka gaya politik ti salah ngagai rayat Sarawak enggau kaban SUPP ke bukai.


Monday, 12 January 2015

Isu Rakyat: DewanTerbiar di Asajaya




"Saya pun sedih juak melihat keadaan dewan yg pada masa ini nampak agak kotor. Diharapkan DO yg mentadbir dapat memikir apa yg terbaik utk mengembalikannya ke status yg membanggakan. Perlu ada pelan tindakan bagaimana hendak mengusir burung-burung dari mengunakannya sebagai rumah."

7,000 take part in Prophet’s Birthday procession in Sibu

January 12, 2015

(From left) Wan Hamid, Abdul Rahim, Annuar and Abdul Karim lead the procession.
SIBU: More than 7,000 participants from 58 contingents took part in the annual Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday procession held at Sibu Town Square on Saturday.

The procession was led by Youth Development Assistant Minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Nangka assemblyman Dr Annuar Rapaee, Temenggong Datuk Wan Hamid Edruce Tuanku Mohamad and Ninth Infantry Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Abdul Rahim Sebeli.

The participating contingents comprised primary and secondary schools, government departments and agencies, statutory bodies, the private sector, organisations and associations, clubs, mosques and suraus, uniformed bodies, army, police and many others.

It was organised by the Sibu Divisional Level Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Procession and Gathering Committee.

The procession started and ended at Sibu Town Square.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Contohi perpaduan berteraskan keadilan Islam

January 11, 2015

PERARAKAN: Abdul Rahim (depan kiri), Dr Annuar, Abdul Karim dan Sabarudin mengetuai perarakan sempena Maulidur Rasul di Dataran Sibu semalam.
Umat Islam kini terdedah dengan kecelaruan, serangan musuh sama ada secara terbuka atau halus

SIBU: Resipi perpaduan yang berteraskan keadilan Islam yang diperjuangkan oleh Nabi Muhammad SAW ketika era kerajaan Madinah patut dicontohi oleh umat Islam bagi mendepani isu global masa kini.

Menteri Muda Perumahan dan Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, perpaduan masa kini amat penting bagi umat Islam kerana mudah terdedah dengan kecelaruan dan serangan musuh-musuh Islam sama ada secara terbuka mahupun secara halus.

“Kita sering terdedah isu seperti mendewa-dewakan kebebasan individu tanpa batas, gerakan cuba mengiktiraf perkahwinan sejenis, perkahwinan berlainan agama, isu murtad, ajaran sesat, gaya hidup LGBT merangkumi biseksual, transgender, gay, lesbian serta budaya songsang lain.


“Malah, gerakan liberalisme, pluralisme, ekstremis seperti IS semuanya adalah usaha menggugat kesucian Islam yang kita anuti,” katanya pada Perhimpunan dan Perarakan Maulidur Rasul Peringkat Bahagian Sibu 2014 di Dataran Sibu Fasa Satu di sini semalam.

Beliau menasihati seluruh warganegara Malaysia supaya perlu akur dengan kontrak sosial, latar belakang sejarah dan menjunjung perlembagaan negara menjadi kerangka perpaduan dalam membina ummah yang hebat, gagah dan kuat mampu memacu transformasi negara.

“Golongan muda harus membina diri sebagai modal insan dengan kekuatan spiritual dan jati diri kukuh agar usaha menempuhi cabaran global dapat dihadapi secara berhikmah dan berilmu,” katanya.

Beliau juga bersetuju dengan tema sambutan Maulidur Rasul tahun ini bahawa usaha pemantapan perpaduan dikemudi pemimpin peringkat tempatan adalah usaha murni mengangkat taraf kehidupan masyarakat di sini.
  

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Abdul Karim tells PKR to respect voters’ rights



SIBU: PKR should respect the rights of voters who would make their choice during election and not take out on the Election Commission (EC), PBB supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said yesterday.

He was reacting to PKR Kanowit chairman Thomas Laja’s statement that the proposed new state seats would only benefit the Barisan Nasional (BN), especially PBB.

Laja described the proposal as unfair, not right and unjust, particularly to the Opposition.

Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman, asked: “How could PKR know that the delineation would only benefit BN?

“We have not even had an election yet to determine who will win those new seats.

“Or is PKR already ‘throwing in the towel’ even before the big fight?”

The EC has announced that it will make known its initial delineation proposal of 11 new state constituencies, namely Batu Kitang, Stakan, Serembu, Triboh, Gedong, Kabong, Tellian, Selirik, Murum, Samalaju, and Long Lama. The proposal would affect 12 parliamentary constituencies: Bandar Kuching, Stampin, Kota Samarahan, Serian, Batang Sadong, Saratok, Mukah, Kapit, Hulu Rajang, Bintulu, Baram and Mambong.


Karim defends EC in delineation proposal

January 10, 2015


KUCHING: There is no ‘mala fide’ or bad faith on the part of the Election Commission (EC) in proposing 11 new state constituencies in the delineation exercise.

PBB supreme council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the commission had acted at the request of the state government, which recently passed a Bill to raise the current state constituencies from 71 to 82 at its Legislative Assembly sitting last November.

The Assistant Youth Development Minister added that the delineation process, although seen as a political exercise, was allowed under the Federal Constitution. The EC, however, did not propose to increase the number of parliamentary seats because the process would require the passing of a Bill in Parliament.

Abdul Karim was responding to DAP strategist Dr Ong Kian Ming, who is reported as saying on Thursday that EC’s proposal to add 11 state seats in Sarawak appeared to be a politically expedient move for the state election due in 2016, as no federal seats were increased.

Questioning the rationale for increasing the number of state seats without adding any parliamentary seat, Ong who is Serdang MP opined that increasing the number of parliamentary seats might delay the electoral re-delineation exercise, considering that the process would involve a constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds majority in Parliament, in which the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) only controls a simple majority.

“Any constituency delineation exercise is of course a political exercise. However, this exercise is allowed by the Federal Constitution. I don’t see any ‘mala fide’ or bad faith in the EC doing it at this time as it is at the request of the Sarawak State Assembly which has passed a Bill to that effect.

“Parliamentary constituencies are not affected as that would require Parliament to pass the Bill,” Abdul Karim told The Borneo Post when contacted on Thursday.

Friday, 9 January 2015

al-Fatihah untuk Allahyarham Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub




Persempadanan baharu tidak jejas kekuatan BN, kata Karim

January 9, 2015


ASAJAYA: Persempadanan baharu bahagian-bahagian Pilihan Raya Negeri Sarawak tidak menjejaskan kekuatan Barisan Nasional (BN) khususnya Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB).

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata beliau yakin jentera BN sedia menguasai kesemua 11 kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri baharu itu.

“Kita di PBB sentiasa ber-gerak di peringkat akar umbi walaupun ada kawasan ranting dikeluarkan dan masuk di kawasan DUN lain serta DUN baharu, ia tidak menjejaskan kekuatan kita kerana ranting yang sedia ada tetap kukuh dan kuat,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian semasa mengulas mengenai perkara itu ketika ditemui selepas Majlis Pengagihan Geran Projek Kecil Luar Bandar (MRP) di Dewan Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Hajah Laila Taib di sini semalam.

Mengenai kawasannya, Karim memberitahu bahawa sebanyak 14 ranting melibatkan kira-kira 5,000 pengundi di DUN Asajaya kini dimasukkan ke kawasan DUN Muara Tuang selepas persempadanan baharu itu.

“Saya difahamkan tiga daerah mengundi di kawasan DUN Asajaya keluar dari kawasan ini dan dimasukkan ke kawasan DUN Muara Tuang.


Penerima dana kerajaan perlu guna peruntukan sebaiknya: Abdul Karim



ASAJAYA: Penerima dana daripada kerajaan perlu menggunakan peruntukan itu sebaiknya bukan disimpan untuk mendapatkan keuntungan.

Perkara itu ditegaskan Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia (Bandar) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah pada Majlis Pengagihan Cek Geran Projek Kecil Luar Bandar (MRP) di Dewan Sekolah Menengah Hajah Laila Taib di sini semalam.

Beliau menegaskan bahawa dana itu diberikan untuk kegunaan penerima yang terdiri daripada kalangan pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO), Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru (PIBG), masjid dan surau bagi menganjurkan aktiviti yang memberi manfaat kepada masyarakat.

“Saya difahamkan ada yang tidak menggunakan geran MRP yang telah diagihkan ini untuk mendapatkan keuntungan, perkara sebegini tidak seharusnya terjadi kerana wang yang diagihkan adalah untuk kegunaan sesebuah persatuan menganjurkan aktiviti bukannya disimpan semata-mata,” tegasnya.

Dalam majlis itu, Karim mengagihkan cek MRP kesemuanya bernilai RM1,093,000 kepada 136 NGO, PIBG, persatuan dan kelab serta masjid dan surau di kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Asajaya.

“Pada hari ini kita mengagihkan geran MRP kepada penerima untuk kegunaan persatuan dan ahli jawatan kuasa masjid dan surau menganjurkan aktiviti seperti mesyuarat dan sebagainya.

“Saya tidak mahu melihat dana yang diagihkan digunakan untuk tujuan lain atau disimpan di dalam akaun tanpa memberi manfaat kepada masyarakat,” ujarnya.

Use up govt grant, not hoard — Abdul Karim

January 9, 2015

Abdul Karim (second right) hands over an MRP grant to KDJA secretary Jacqueline Radoi David.
ASAJAYA: Asajaya assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah told recipients of minor rural project grants (MRP) from the government to spend the money on activities that benefit the people.

The recipients include parent-teacher associations (PTAs), non-govenrmental organisations (NGOs), mosques, churches, associations and welfare clubs.

“We don’t want the cash from the grant to be stuck in the recipient’s bank account for years, so hold programmes that benefit the people. If the grant is not enough, come to see me and we can discuss it,” said Abdul Karim who is also Assistant Minister Youth Development (Urban).


He handed over a total of RM1,093,000 to 136 NGOs, PTAs, associations including Kuching Division Journalists Association (KDJA), recreational clubs and mosques in his constituency at SMK Hajah Laila Taib school hall yesterday.

Abdul Karim advised PTA members and schools in his constituency to work together to achieve excellence in examinations.

He said the PTA helped students improve their achievements in academics and co-curriculum.

Asajaya to remain PBB stronghold despite losing 5,000 voters



ASAJAYA: Asajaya constituency will remain a stronghold of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) although it may lose about 5,000 voters to Muara Tuang state constituency after the proposed delineation exercise.

Its assemblyman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who is also PBB supreme council member, said this is because the party has strong grassroots support and active branches there.

“The party members are always on the ground and even though there will be less branches after the delineation exercise, we will remain strong,” he told reporters after handing over minor rural project grants for his constituency at SMK Hajah Laila Taib here yesterday.

Despite being sad that some of the constituents whom he was close to would be moved to the Muara Tuang, he was confident that the party’s strength would not be affected.

Abdul Karim added that 14 PBB branches in Asajaya would be moved to Muara Tuang.

“Three Asajaya polling districts will be under Muara Tuang seat while some areas in the Muara Tuang (seat) and Kota Sentosa and Batu Kawa will be under the proposed seat, Stakan,” he said.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Chong’s remarks on new seats draw more rebuke from Barisan Nasional

January 8, 2015


KUCHING: State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen’s comments on the Election Commission (EC) after the proposed 11 new state seats were put out on display continues to draw flak from Barisan Nasional (BN).

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, said he was very upset over the remark by Chong, who said EC might as well join BN.

Chong in a statement, said with such blatant disregard of the fundamental principle of fairness in the limitation exercise, the EC might as well apply to join as the 14th political party of the BN.

Abdul Karim pointed out that it was uncalled for Chong and DAP to insinuate that EC drew out the new state seats boundaries according to BN’s direction.

“If Chong can recall, the seat of Kota Sentosa since being carved out was won by Chong himself, it was the same EC who was entrusted to do the delineation then, and if EC were to ensure BN would win, Chong and DAP would not be sitting at DUN (State Legislative Assembly) now,” Abdul Karim said when contacted.

Abdul Karim, who is Assistant Youth Development Minister, stressed that the seats were new seats, and nobody could guarantee any party winning them.

“…so how could Chong be thinking that all the new seats were carved by EC for BN..that a malicious and uncalled for statement by Kota Sentosa elected representative,” the Asajaya assemblyman pointed out.

Kritikan Chong terhadap SPR terus mendapat kutukan BN


KUCHING: Kritikan Pengerusi DAP Sarawak Chong Chieng Jen terhadap Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) selepas mengumumkan 11 kerusi DUN baharu terus mendapat kutukan daripada Barisan Nasional (BN).

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata beliau amat kecewa terhadap kata-kata Chong yang mengatakan lebih baik SPR memohon sahaja menyertai BN.

Karim menegaskan kenyataan Chong dan DAP menyindir SPR untuk menyertai BN adalah tidak wajar, di mana 11 kerusi berkenaan cuma dicadangkan sahaja dan notis turut dibuat secara umum.

“Jika Chong boleh ingat, kerusi Kota Sentosa dimenangi oleh Chong selepas ia diwujudkan… SPR yang sama diamanahkan untuk membuat persempadanan ketika itu dan jika benar SPR mahu memastikan BN menang, Chong dan DAP tidak akan duduk dalam DUN sekarang,” katanya ketika dihubungi, semalam.

Karim yang juga Menteri Muda Pembangunan Belia menegaskan kerusi tersebut adalah kerusi baharu dan tidak ada siapa yang dapat menjamin sama ada BN atau pembangkang yang akan memenanginya.

“Bagaimanakah Chong boleh memikirkan bahawa semua kerusi baharu diwujudkan oleh SPR adalah untuk BN?

“Ini adalah satu kenyataan berniat jahat dan tidak wajar oleh wakil rakyat Kota Sentosa,” tegas ADUN Asajaya itu.

Karim: Penemu Chong semina ngemelika SPR


Jaku Chong nya mega ngenyima ati raban BN

KUCHING: Jaku sindir Chairman DAP Menua, Chong Chieng Jen ke ngelalau Komiti Pengawa Bepilih (SPR) pengudah opis nya mansutka pemutus sebelas iti sitak baru, majak narit ati raban Barisan Nasional (BN).

Kaban Pemesai Kunsil Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, madahka jaku Chong ke munyi nya enda ngelantangka ati sida ti ngasuh SPR tama BN.

Chong dalam jaku iya madah, pengawa numbuhka garis entara sitak baru ke dipejalaika SPR tu tadi enda nitihka penemu ke patut lebuh magi garis entara sitak menua ku iya, ti ngujungka Chong madah SPR tau minta masuk parti politik ke-14 BN menua tu.

Abdul Karim madah, jaku Chong ke munyi nya enda patut dipansutka iya, munyi baka ke nyindir tauka ngemelika SPR masuk BN, seraya madahka 11 iti kerusi nya baru diperambu lalu nutis nya dipandang ngagai mensia mayuh.

“Enti Chong ulih mulaika pengingat iya empu, kerusi Kota Sentosa nya kelia pan, sama digaga baka nya, ke dimenang iya empu (Chong), nya alai Opis SPR mega ti diasuh ngaga baru garis entara sitak, enti SPR deka ngemeratka BN menang, Chong enggau DAP enda duduk di kerusi Kunsil Nengeri (DUN) sida iya baka ke diatu,” ku Abdul Karim madah, lebuh dikerandau kemari.

Abdul Karim, ti mega nyadi Menteri Muda Pemansang Nembiak (Nengeri) madah, kerusi ke disengkaum dalam 11 iti sitak nya, kerusi baru, lalu nadai seiku ke ulih ngenukuka BN tauka penyakal menang ba kerusi nya.

“…nya alai, bakani ku Chong tau berundingka semua kerusi baru ti digaga SPR nya meri penguntung ngagai BN? Nya jaku ke enda ngena runding sereta enda disadang pansut ari mulut ADUN Kota Sentosa,” ku ADUN Asajaya nya.

Galeri: Press Conference on the 13th State Housing Coordination Committee Meeting

January 8, 2015

Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg (second left) making his point at the press conference on 13th State Housing Coordination Committee Meeting while (from left) Datuk Francis Harden Hollis, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Dr. Abdul Rahman look on. 


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

11 kerusi DUN baharu merangkumi masyarakat pelbagai etnik

January 7, 2015

TURUT SERTA: Karim dan Residen Samarahan Abdul Rahman Sebli Senusi mengetuai perarakan sempena sambutan Maulidur Rasul Peringkat Daerah Asajaya. -UtusanBorneo
ASAJAYA: Syor Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) mengenai 11 kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) baharu apabila dilaksanakan kelak akan merangkumi masyarakat pelbagai etnik di Sarawak.

Ahli Majlis Kerja Tertinggi Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Datuk ABdul karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, secara tidak langsung Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) yang mewakili kawasan baharu itu dapat menyuarakan masalah rakyat secara lebih menyeluruh. 


"Ia merangkumi keseluruhan kawasan di Sarawak sama ada bandar, pinggir bandar atau luar bandar. "Selain itu, ia melibatkan kawasan yang didiami masyarakat pelbagai etnik," katanya kepada pemberita di sini, semalam. 

Beliau berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas mengenai syor SPR mengenai 11 kerusi DUN baharu iaitu Batu Kitang (N.13), Stakan (N.17), Serumbu (N.18), Triboh (N.23), Gedong (N.26), Kabong (N.40), Tellian (N.57), Selirik (N.63), Murum (N.66), Samalaju (N.70) dan Long Lama (N.78). 

Bagaimanapun menurutnya, pembangkang awal-awal lagi menuduh syor tersebut apabila dilaksanakan adalah untuk meningkatkan kekuatan Barisan Nasional (BN). 

"Kita memang tahu pembangkang tidak setuju kerana mereka menganggap ia memberi kekuatan kepada BN. "Belum pilihan raya lagi, bagaimana kita hendak tahu kita akan menang atau kalah," ujarnya. 

Karim yang juga ADUN Asajaya turut melahirkan rasa gembira kerana kawasan Parlimen Kota Samarahan turut terlibat dengan syor tersebut.
  

Chong flayed for statement on Election Commission

January 7, 2015


SIBU: Several state BN leaders blasted Sarawak DAP chairman for criticising Election Commission (EC) as a tool of Barisan Nasional (BN), saying the opposition had no sincerity in serving rural folk.

Bandar Kuching MP and Kota Sentosa assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen had claimed the delineation exercise showed that EC was serving only BN by helping the ruling coalition to consolidate its position and power base.

Describing EC’s action as a blatant disregard for the fundamental principle of fairness, Chong said the EC might as well apply to join BN.

In retaliation, state BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi said this showed DAP had no regard for the underprivileged / minority groups.

“DAP has no sincerity to serve the rural people and the ‘Go Rural Drive/Impian Sarawak’ is merely political gimmick to capture Sarawak,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.

“To DAP, rural people are the hindrance to their ambitions and trying to mislead them to be tools for their gain and I’m very sure they (rural people) will be neglected once they are in power.

“DAP will always blame the authority and any party that does not go according to their whims and fancies; and disregards social justice,” added Dr Rundi, who is Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications) and Kemena assemblyman.


Monday, 5 January 2015

Abdul Karim: KRT highly relevant in community devt


FOR GOOD CAUSE: Karim inserting his contribution into Tabung Bencana Banjir KRT Samarahan. Also seen is Dirwana (right).
KUCHING: Establishing a strong core based on volunteerism and unity is the key to the success of any Neighbourhood Watch Committee (KRT) across the state.

According to Assistant Minister of Housing and Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Abdul Rahman Hamzah, the KRT is an instrumental entity especially among the grassroots communities, as its approach is closer to home, making it more appealing to all.

“Therefore it is imperative that KRTs remain active in carrying out constructive programmes for the people in their neighbourhoods,” he said during KRT Kota Samarahan appreciation dinner at a hotel here last Saturday.

At the event, organised by state National Unity and Integration Department, Abdul Karim told KRT committee members that they would be most welcome to approach state or federal people’s representatives to seek additional funds for their activities.

KRT members, he stressed, must be more confident and committed in ensuring that their responsibilities would be carried out effectively – with the body being an extended arm of the National Unity and Integration Department.

Abdul Karim suggested that local KRTs conduct working visits to their counterparts across the state or in Peninsular Malaysia.

“These visits will enable our KRT members to learn from their counterparts in other parts of the state and country on how to improve their operations,” he said.


Sunday, 4 January 2015

Galeri: MAULIDUR RASUL 1436H


MAULIDUR RASUL 1436h ... Pemangku Yang di-Pertua Negeri, Datuk AMar Haji Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar serta isteri Datin Amar Hajjah Fatimah Iskandar, diiringi bersama Ketua Menteri Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Adenan Haji Satem serta isteri Datin Patinggi Puan Sri Dato Hajjah Jamilah Haji Anu menyertai perarakan Maulidur Rasul 1436H Peringkat Negeri Sarawak 2015, dari perkarangan Masjid Jamek Negeri Sarawak Petra Jaya di Kuching semalam.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Karim advises Sarawakians to be vigilant and ready for flood threat


KUCHING: Youth Asistant Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah advises residents of Asajaya and those living in the flood prone areas in the state to be vigilant and ready for flood threat.

"Make sure children and important items are always in safe situation and save a bit extra food at home," he said in his text.

According to a news report yesterday, quoting the state director of Meteorological Department Loh Eng Kee, Sarawak would continue to experience occasional intermittent rain in the next three to four days but would not cause any floods in the state.