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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Kerjasama rakyat dan kerajaan BN patut dieratkan lagi

April 30, 2016

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah memberi ucapan.

ASAJAYA: Kerjasama yang erat yang telah lama terjalin diantara rakyat dan Kerajaan Barisan Nasional patut dikukuhkan untuk memperhebatkan lagi kesejahteraan rakyat.

Ketua Cawangan PBB Asajaya Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, ketika berucap di Kampung Asajaya Ulu petang tadi, berkata telah banyak kemajuan dan pembangunan dalam pelbagai aspek yang dihasilkan daripada kerjasama yang erat ini.

Gerak Gempur PBB N15 Asajaya

Beliau kemudiannya menambah kerjasama ini, yang sudah terbukti memberi manfaat kepada rakyat, sepatutnya dipereratkan lagi.

Abdul Karim berkata kemajuan yang ada di Bahagian Samarahan, termasuk Asajaya, sukar untuk dilakukan sekiranya rakyat tidak memberi sokongan dan kerjasama terhadap usaha-usaha yang dilakukan oleh Kerajaan Barisan Nasional.

Gerak Gempur PBB N15 Asajaya
Beliau menambah Kerajaan Barisan Nasional telah melakukan perancangan untuk memajukan lagi kawasan Asajaya dan memerlukan sokongan yang kuat untuk melaksanakan perancangan.

Land for young generation to inherit — Abdul Karim

April 30, 2016

Abdul Karim presenting a cheque of compensation to one of the recipients. Also seen are Aidel (left), Rubiah (third left) and Idris (right).
KOTA SAMARAHAN: Land owners should treat their land as their main asset and wealth to be passed from generation to generation, said former Housing Assistant Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah yesterday.

He also said land owners should use their land to the optimum.

As land is their main asset and wealth, he said the land must be kept for the younger generation to inherit, and not be sold as their prices would increase with development in the area.

“Think of your children’s future before you plan to sell your land. Your land is your main asset.

“I urge recipients of land titles to take proper care of their land titles as they are priceless assets,” he told hundreds of recipients for traditional village land titles and Village Extension Scheme compensations.

A total of 553 land ownership titles for Kampung Nakong, Kampung Tanjung Tuang, Kampung Niup, Kampung Tambey, and Kampung Pinang, were given out under Section 18 of the State Land Code.

As for compensation for Villages Extension Scheme, a total of RM9,686,351 was given out to 94 recipients from Kampung Jemukan, Kampung Sadong Jaya and Kampung Tanjung Parang.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Pengorbanan yang berbaloi - TYT

April 29,  2016


ASAJAYA: Pengorbanan yang berbaloi yang telah dilakukan oleh generasi tua.

Inilah kesimpulan yang dibuat oleh Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud ketika berucap di Masjid Darul Ehsan, Kampung Asajaya Laut pada pagi tadi.



Beliau merujuk kepada pengorbanan yang telah dilakukan untuk membangunkan Asajaya, khasnya; dan Samarahan, amnya.

Sebelum itu, Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, dalam ucapannya, berkata kedatangan TYT amat dialukan kerana beliau telah banyak berjaya kepada Asajaya, khasnya; dan Samarahan, amnya.

Beliau selanjutnya berkata TYT selayaknya diikhtiraf sebagai Bapa ataupun Arkitek Pembangunan Samarahan.


TYT dan Abdul Karim kemudiannya menunaikan sholat Jumaat di Masjid Darul Ehsan.

Rakyat mesti bijak membuat pilihan -Karim

April 29, 2016

ASAJAYA: Rakyat perlu bijak dalam membuat keputusan ketika memangkah kertas undi pada Mei 07 ini.

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata sekiranya rakyat tersilap membuat keputusan, ia akan memberi impak yang negatif keatas negeri dan negara.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap di Kampung Serpan Laut petang tadi.

Beliau mengakui para pengundi akan disajikan dengan pelbagai maklumat bagi tujuan membantu mereka membuat keputusan.

Sebahagian dari hadirin.

Walau bagaimanapun, Abdul Karim mengingatkan mereka agar mengupas maklumat-maklumat tersebut dengan teliti untuk mengelakkan terpedaya.

Beliau berkata dalam pilihanraya ini, apajua isu-isu yang ditimbulkan, hakikatnya ialah para pengundi berhadapan dengan isu utama iaitu parti tempatan dan parti bukan-tempatan.

Sebahagian dari hadirin

Abdul Karim berpendapat parti tempatan lebih sesuai untuk memegang tampuk pemerintahan negeri Sarawak memandangkan ia mampu mengambil keputusan bagi menjaga kepentingan negeri Sarawak tanpa perlu meminta keizinan kepimpinan di luar Sarawak.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

"BE STRONG, IMAN. I WILL BE BACK."

As a veteran politician, he has seen a lot things.

So, when he was told about a young mother and her sick baby boy, he never thought that it would be something that would catch him off guard.

He entered his car and went to the young mother's house.

She was staying with her parents in Kampung Rebak.

When he stepped into the house, he could see a young lady was sitting on the floor in the living room.

Infront of her was a thin mattress - and there was a baby lying on it. 

The baby wasn't moving. Seemed to b sleeping.

He walked towards the young lady confidently.

Upon seeing Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the young lady rose and greeted him.

"BE STRONG, IMAN. I WILL BE BACK."
After having a short conversation, Abdul Karim tried to have a closer look at the baby, Mohd Iman Qayyim Mohd Nazri.


Kemenangan besar untuk bukti DUN Asajaya kubu kuat BN

April 28, 2016

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah memberi
taklimat.
ASAJAYA: Barisan Nasional perlu mendapat kemenangan yang besar di DUN Asajaya untuk membuktikan kepada pihak lawan bahawa DUN Asajaya adalah kubu kuat Barisan Nasional.

Ketua Cawangan PBB Asajaya Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, dalam taklimatnya kepada ahli jawatankuasa ranting PBB di Bilik Gerakan Logistik malam tadi, berkata kejayaan memenangi kerusi DUN Asajaya tidak memadai sekiranya kemenangan tersebut tidak disertai dengan jumlah majoriti yang besar.

Beliau mengakui jumlah pengundi telah menurun akibat dari penyempadanan semula kawasan-kawasan DUN di Sarawak.


Walau bagaimanapun, beliau berkata sokongan yang kuat keatas Barisan Nasional masih boleh dicerminkan melalui peratusan majoriti yang diperolehi.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Kampung Beliong model perpaduan untuk semua

April 27, 2016

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menunjuk kearah sesuatu ketika melawat SK Beliong

Sebahagian daripada hadirin
ASAJAYA: Perpaduan dan keharmonian yang tinggi dalam komuniti Kampung Beliong patut menjadi contoh kepada semua.

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata bukan menjadi satu perkara yang aneh di Kampung Beliong untuk melihat pelbagai kaum duduk dalam masjid bagi mengikuti majlis-majlis keramaian.

Sebahagian daripada hadirin
"Sukar kita hendak melihat suasana keharmonian seperti ini di tempat lain," kata beliau ketika berucap di Program Kempen Kesedaran Keselamatan Sungai di Masjid Darul Ehsan di Kampung Beliong petang tadi.

Program tersebut dianjurkan oleh Lembaga Sungai-Sungai Sarawak.

Abdul Karim selanjutnya menyatakan harapannya untuk melihat perpaduan dan keharmonian tersebut akan terus dapat dipertahankan sampai bila-bila walaupun berdepan dengan cabaran-cabaran dari anasir-anasir luar yang suka melihat perpecahan dalam masyarakat demi mencapai tujuan jahat mereka.

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
menyampaikan ucapan.
Menyentuh tentang program kempen kesedaran keselamatan sungai, ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB menggesa penguna pengangkutan air agar jangan memandang ringan terhadap aspek keselamatan.

Beliau berkata seringkali apabila berlakunya kemalangan, sikap terlampau yakin dengan kebolehan berenang menjadi batu penghalang kepada usaha-usaha menyelamat mangsa.

Beliau menjelaskan keyakinan yang melampau ini akan membuatkan pengguna pengangkutan air enggan menggunakan jaket keselamatan.

Sebelum majlis bersurai, Abdul Karim menyerahkan jaket keselamatan dan pelampung keselamatan kepada mereka yang terlibat dalam perkhidmatan pengangkutan air.

Kampung Tambey kukuh dibelakang Barisan Nasional

April 27, 2016

HIDUP BARISAN NASIONAL!

ASAJAYA: Calon Barisan Nasional untuk DUN Asajaya Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah memulakan kempen untuk pilihanraya negeri di Kampung Tambey pagi tadi.

Dalam ucapannya dihadapan penduduk Kampung Tambey, beliau berkata Kampung Tambey adalah satu tempat yang sesuai untuk memulakan kempennya memandangkan kampung tersebut merupakan salah sebuah kampung yang kukuh berdiri dibelakang Barisan Nasional.


Beliau berkata kekentalan semangat Barisan Nasional dikalangan penduduk kampung sudah tentu akan memberi suntikkan semangat yang amat diperlukan untuk menghadapi pilihanraya negeri.

Selain daripada itu, Abdul Karim turut menggesa penduduk kampung agar berusaha untuk memujuk sanak saudara yang masih berdaftar sebagai pengundi di DUN Asajaya tetapi menetap di luar DUN Asajaya supaya turun mengundi pada Mei 7 kelak.


Beliau mengingatkan hak mengundi adalah satu hak yang patut ditunaikan memandangkan ia mempunyai impek yang besar keatas masa hadapan negeri dan negara.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Manifesto yang menyeluruh -Karim

April 26, 2016


KUCHING: Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menyifatkan manifesto Barisan Nasional yang diumumkan pagi tadi sebagai yang cukup menyeluruh.

Beliau berkata manifesto tersebut merangkumi perkara-peraka yang sudah dilakukan dan akan dilakukan dalam lima tahun yang akan datang.

"Manifesto yang menunjukkan keupayaan Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan dan 'Team' beliau. 

"Tanpa ragu-ragu, ini adalah 'Team' terbaik untuk membawa Sarawak menjadi sebuah Negeri yang maju menjelang 2020," ujar beliau lagi.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Karim yakin pertahankan kerusi DUN Asajaya

April 25, 2016

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah bergambar bersama-sama (dari kiri) Timbalan Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri Datuk Ahmad Maslan, Datin Zuraini Abdul Jabbar, Menteri Besar Perak Dato' Seri DiRaja Dr. Zambry bin Abdul Kadir dan Timbalan Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Dato' Jailani Johari sebelum memasuki dewan penamaan calon di SMK Hajjah Laila Taib.
ASAJAYA: Calon Barisan Nasional Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah yakin Barisan Nasional mampu mempertahankan kerusi DUN Asajaya dalam pilihanraya negeri.

Berarak ke SMK Hajjah Laila Taib dari perkarangan Masjid Darul Rahmah di Kampung Tambirat Lot.
Beliau berkata demikian ketika ditemuramah oleh wartawan selepas selesai sesi pengumuman calon-calon pilihanraya untuk DUN Asajaya di SMK Hajjah Laila Taib pagi tadi.

Berarak ke SMK Hajjah Laila Taib dari perkarangan Masjid Darul Rahmah di Kampung Tambirat Lot.
Apabila ditanya tentang para pengundi Asajaya yang menetap di luar DUN Asajaya, Abdul Karim mengingatkan mereka agar menunaikan tanggungjawab mereka sebagai pengundi di hari mengundi kelak.

Galeri: Datuk Ahmad Maslan bersama Dato Karim Rahman Hamzah calon BN di DUN Asajaya pg 25/4/16. Berkhidmat utk rakyat, pembangunan dipertingkat

April 25, 2016




Sunday, 24 April 2016

Kreativiti dalam perniagaan mampu hasil keuntungan

April 24, 2016

UNTUK KENANG-KENANGAN: Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah bergambar dengan pemimpin masyarakat selepas selesai Program Kolej Komuniti Santubong Bersama Komuniti Kampung Tanjung Apong dan Kampugn Sri Tajo.

Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
menyampaikan ucapan
ASAJAYA: Kreativiti dalam perniagaan mampu mendatangkan pulangan yang lumayan sekiranya ia mampu menarik minat pelanggan, kata Ketua Cawangan PBB Asajaya Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Walau bagaimanapun, ujar beliau lagi, kreativiti mesti digarapkan dengan ilmu yang mendalam keatas sesuatu kemahiran untuk membolehkan sesuatu perkhidmatan ataupun barangan dapat dihasilkan dengan daya kreativiti yang tinggi.

TERBAIK!: Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah bersama-sama pemimpin masyarakat dan kakitangan Kolej Komuniti Santubong.



Perjuangan pembangkang demi politik dan bukan untuk rakyat

April 24, 2016

Datuk Jailani Johari menandatangani plak perasmian.

ASAJAYA: Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menyeru para pengundi DUN Muara Tuang agar tidak memberi ruang kepada pembangkang untuk bertapak.

Beliau menyifatkan sebarang usaha yang menjurus kepada memberi harapan kepada pihak pembangkang akan menyebabkan mereka semakin bersemangat untuk terus berusaha menyelusup masuk.

Beliau kemudiannya mengingatkan para pengundi bahawa pihak pembangkang, yang mana hampir kesemua berasal dari Semenanjung, hanya berminat dengan politik dan bukannya nasib ataupun masa hadapan rakyat Sarawak.

Datuk Jailani Johari menyempurnakan perasmian dengan memotong riben.

Abdul Karim berkata parti-parti tempatan lebih layak untuk bercakap tentang hal-hal pentadbiran Sarawak berbanding dengan parti-parti yang beribupejabat di Semenanjung Malaysia.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap di majlis perasmian Pusat Internet 1Malaysia di Kampung Sungai Mata petang tadi. 

Abdul Karim, yang juga merupakan Ketua Cawangan PBB Asajaya, juga menyeru para pengundi di Kampung Sungai Mata akan terus kukuh berdiri dibelakang Barisan Nasional walaupun kampung tersebut bukan lagi berada dalam kawasan DUN Asajaya selepas penyempadanan semula kawasan DUN Sarawak.


Friday, 22 April 2016

Jangan bersaing untuk dapatkan jemaah

April 22, 2016

ASAJAYA: Ahli Majlis Tertinggi PBB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menggesa ahli jawatankuasa masjid dan surau agar tidak bersaing untuk mendapatkan jemaah.

Beliau berkata persaingan seumpama itu tidak sihat dan boleh memberi impek negatif keatas perpaduan ummah.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika berucap di Majlis Penyerahan Surau Darul Jannah di Kampung Tambirat pagi tadi.

Walau bagaimanapun, ujar beliau lagi, ini tidak bermakna ahli jawatankuasa masjid dan surau tidak melakukan sebarang aktiviti untuk mengimarakkan masjid dan surau mereka.

Abdul Karim juga mengucapkan terimakasih kepada keluarga yang sudi mewakafkan tanah untuk mendirikan Surau Darul Jannah.

Karim tells DAP - "Sarawakians are not simpletons, we are not illiterate"

April 22, 2016

Abdul Karim Hamzah slams DAP for being so patronising as to think Sarawakians can only understand issues via the medium of cartoons.


PETALING JAYA: An animated video by the DAP that has made the news in the run-up to the Sarawak election has been slammed by PBB strongman Abdul Karim Hamzah as “tasteless, pathetic and condescending.”

In a statement he issued last night, Abdul Karim said the 4:53-minute video that mocks what appears to be the prime minister and his wife was not only childish to the core but glaring proof that DAP was utterly clueless about how to tackle the delicate subject of politics in Sarawak.

He also described the video as an outright insult to all Sarawakians as DAP used the medium of a cartoon to communicate its message of change to the people.

“What are they trying to accomplish through the video? Do they think Sarawakians are unable to comprehend issues that they have to present their arguments in the form of cartoons?” said the Asajaya assemblyman, pointing out that the message the video was sending was also fallacious in its content.

“Sarawakians are not simpletons, we are not illiterate. DAP should not be so patronising to think Sarawakians can only understand issues through cartoons.”

The PBB Supreme Council member said the animation showed that DAP was devoid of ideas on how to take on Sarawak Barisan Nasional and its popular chief minister Adenan Satem.

He said DAP had failed miserably in countering any of Adenan’s numerous achievements in Sarawak, and being bankrupt of any intelligent response, had resorted instead to “importing” cheap political fodder from West Malaysia.


Thursday, 21 April 2016

PBB Asajaya digesa kukuhkan jentera pilihanraya

April 21, 2016

Ketua PBB Asasjaya Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah menyampaikan ucapan.
KUCHING: PBB Asajaya mesti berusaha dengan gigih untuk mengukuhkan jentera pilihanraya bagi memastikan kerusi DUN Asajaya tetap menjadi kubu kuat Barisan Nasional.

Ketua Cawanga PBB Asajaya Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata semua ahli-ahli PBB mesti memberi tumpuan kepada objektif bersama untuk memenangi kerusi DUN Asajaya dan tidak mengendahkan perkara remeh temeh yang mungkin menggangu tumpuan ahli-ahli.

Beliau memberi peringatan tersebut ketika berucap di Mesyuarat PBB N15 Asajaya di Penview Hotel malam tadi.


Abdul Karim, yang telah dicalon oleh Barisan Nasional untuk bertanding di kerusi DUN Asajaya, seterusnya berkata ahli-ahli PBB juga mesti memastikan tiada kelompok pengundi yang terpinggir dalam usaha untuk memenangi hati rakyat agar terus berdiri kukuh dibelakang Barisan Nasional.


Selepas memberi ucapan, beliau menyampaikan beg yang mengandungi dokumen-dokumen yang diperlukan oleh bilik gerakan pilihanraya kepada semua ranting.


Unimas inks MoA with Eye Specialist Centre Kuching

April 21, 2016

Kadim (third from left) exchanges the signed MoA with Dr Kong. Abdul Karim is third from right, back row. 
KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Eye Specialist Centre (ESC) Kuching yesterday to bring enhanced eye or ophthalmology services to the state.

The MoA was signed by Unimas vice chancellor Prof Dato Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi while ESC was represented by its medical director Dr Dennis Kong and director Dr Tiong Tung Hui.

BN candidate for Asajaya Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah witnessed the signing.

Kadim said the collaboration marked another milestone for Unimas, especially its Medicine and Health Science Faculty.

“The enhanced service in the important sub-specialties of complex glucoma and vitreo-retinal/retina surgery services will complement existing ophthalmology services in the state,” he said.

Kadim added the collaboration would provide a good platform for research and training to benefit students, lecturers, medical practitioners and the community, in general.

“All these efforts are vital towards contributing to the advancement of the standard and quality of eye care, through new discoveries, innovation of new treatments and surgical techniques.”

Approval rating is a manifestation of people's confidence in Adenan

April 21, 2016

PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem’s approval rating is a manifestation of the people’s confidence in his leadership.

However, he cautioned that it was just an opinion survey covering a small spectrum of society of probably a few hundred people.

“It is not a true indication that several urban seats previously held by the opposition would be recaptured.

“We still need to work hard and ensure that what’s shown in the survey would become a reality,” he added.

The State BN secretary-general Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi also echoed similar standpoint against complacency.

He said the BN candidates needed to work diligently to translate this popularity into votes, saying Adenan’s popularity was no guarantee that all BN candidates would win.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Move not to give licence to outlets lauded

April 20, 2016

Abdul Karim looks at one of the health products of the Health Department at the exhibition. Hamsein is on his right.
LUNDU: State PEMADAM Chairman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah commended Lundu District Office for taking a stance of not approving licence for any entertainment or gambling outlet in the town.

“I am glad to hear that the office is taking a firm stance in not approving licence for any entertainment or gambling outlet in Lundu, as these are places that will lead youths into social ills, such as drug abuse.

“However, as the area develops, the crime rate may rise and so too are people attempting to push drugs, particularly poor man’s drugs such as gum or cough syrup as we still do not have the laws to regulate these substances.

“Therefore, it is important to educate our youths about the dangers of drug abuse,” he said at the closing ceremony of Iman Drug-Free School Programme at SMK Lundu yesterday.

Abdul Karim noted that even though drug abuse was less worrying in Sarawak due to its geographical location that prevented easy entry of drugs into the state, there was the need for parents and schools to monitor the activities of youngsters.

“It may not be a very big problem in the state now, but we cannot be complacent. We still need to create awareness on the dangers. Drug abuse can destroy a nation. Once under the influence of drugs, individuals cannot think or work properly and thus will affect productivity and the economy.

“Parents need to monitor their children’s activities and schools are ideal avenues to hold awareness programmes.

Adenan is not a dictator

April 20, 2016

PBB Supreme Council member Karim Hamzah takes Sarawak DAP to task for calling Adenan Satem a dictator.


PETALING JAYA: PBB Supreme Council member Karim Hamzah says Sarawak DAP Chairman Chong Chien Jen does not understand the meaning of “dictator”.

He said by making such a sweeping statement that Chief Minister Adenan Satem was a “dictator in the making”, Chong was showing he was desperate and fearful that his party will get thrashed in the forthcoming election.

“He is trying to make a last-ditch attempt to show DAP is still relevant.”

Chong had made the “dictator in the making” remark when commenting on the increasing number of Opposition leaders from West Malaysia being barred entry into Sarawak.

Amanah’s Communications Director and Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad was the latest to be barred entry on reaching Kuching International Airport yesterday.

Karim pointed out that since becoming Chief Minister about two years ago, Adenan had made more than 50 good decisions which had been well accepted by the Sarawak public.

“This is the reason for his soaring approval, as noted in the Merdeka Center survey.


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

PBB members are angry -Karim

April 19, 2016

KUCHING: PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said SUPP leaders should know the implications for making silly comments.

“Their leaders, whether they are rookies or veterans, must be able to differentiate what are diamonds and what are just glasses.

“I can’t speak on behalf of our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, but I can say PBB members are angry. I dare say anyone in the chief minister’s position would be very angry.”

Karim said Milton should know the implications as he would be contesting and needed Bumiputera and PBB support.

“Even in the last state and parliamentary election, support from the Chinese community for SUPP was just a mere 20 per cent. The bulk of support came from the Bumiputeras, whose support ranged from 60 to 80 per cent,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Karim stressed he was not racist, but SUPP must strive to win back support from the community and not offend those who had all along supported them.

“Milton is not a team player. If he can’t fit in with the BN concept and ideology, just politely withdraw and don’t be a menace and acting like a hero.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Foo is not a team player -Karim

April 18, 2016

Milton Foo "not a team player" for openly criticising Chief Minister Adenan Satem over selection of candidates for Sarawak election.


PETALING JAYA: Two PBB leaders have taken their fellow Barisan Nasional member, Milton Foo of SUPP, to task for lashing out at Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem over his selection of candidates in the upcoming sate election.

The two are PBB Supreme Council members Abdul Karim Hamzah and Abdullah Saidol.

Karim said Foo was a political novice who did not deserve to be a BN candidate as he did not know how to be a team player. 

“His (Foo’s) allegations and comments are very serious, provocative, and could affect the good relationship between SUPP and other BN coalition partners, especially PBB,” Borneo Post Online reported him as saying.

Karim said PBB members were angry and called on Foo, BN’s pending candidate, to apologise to Adenan.

Abdullah, meanwhile, said Foo’s questioning of Adenan’s credibility and sincerity as state BN chairman was truly shocking.

He said he was unsure if Foo had secured the “blessings” of his SUPP superiors before making such naive remarks as all state BN members had many opportunities to convey any disagreement or differing view with Adenan.

Brickbats from PBB leaders for Milton Foo

April 18, 2016

KUCHING: BN-SUPP Pending candidate Milton Foo’s outburst over Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem’s decision on BN direct candidates has earned himself brickbats from two PBB leaders.

PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah in responding to the allegation, said such statement by a “political novice” who had been announced as a BN candidate was just unfortunate.

“Personally, to me, he doesn’t deserve to be a BN flag bearer and candidate if he does not know how to be a team player. His allegations and comments are very serious, provocative, and could affect the good relationship between SUPP and other BN coalition partners, especially PBB.

“To say that PBB members are not angry is an understatement. We are! He should apologise to our CM for this uncalled for remark,” Abdul Karim, who is BN-PBB candidate for Asajaya, said in a statement yesterday.

Another PBB Supreme Council member Abdullah Saidol said Foo’s open comment in questioning Adenan’s credibility and sincerity as state BN chairman were truly shocking and deemed politically inappropriate and rude.

“Not sure whether he had secured ‘blessing’ from his superior in SUPP before making such statement. If not, then he should consult his party leaders first before making such naive remarks which shows his ignorance.”

Abdullah, who is BN-PBB candidate for Semop remarked that Foo’s choice of word in his statement was directly undermining Adenan’s leadership, such that he (Abdullah) could not help but to describe Foo’s attitude as ‘kurang ajar’ (no manners), self-centred and discourteous.

Galeri: Sejiwa Senada Samarahan berjaya tarik 140,000 pengunjung


Sasaran: 100,000
Pencapaian: 140,000


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Do not play to the gallery, Guan Eng told

April 17, 2016

SIBU: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has been told not to play to the gallery and accuse the state government of abusing its powers.

A PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah was reacting to Lim’s claim that the state government’s move to ban certain individuals from entering the state was an abuse of power.

“Lim must know and understand that Sarawak has certain ‘autonomous rights and privileges’ which it inherits when Malaysia was formed together with Malaya, Singapore and Sabah in 1963,” Abdul Karim said.

He said these rights were enshrined in the Malaysian Constitution and Immigration was one of those rights.

Hence, he said it was not within Lim’s capacity and jurisdiction to allege that the state government’s move to ban certain individuals from entering the state was an abuse of power.

“Who is he to claim as such? Is he trying to say that this Immigration rights which Sarawak holds dearly is unconstitutional? The only organ of government that could deem it an abuse of power and unconstitutional is the judiciary.”

The BN candidate for Asajaya reckoned if Lim was unhappy with the barring of certain individuals by the Sarawak government, which included some leaders from DAP, he (Lim) should refer the matter to court for a judicial review.

Friday, 15 April 2016

‘Focus on winning election, not over seat allocation’

April 15, 2016

SIBU: SUPP should focus on winning the election and not cry over seats not allocated to them, says former Assistant Minister of Social Development (Youth) Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“Face the election knowing who our common enemy is instead of bragging like a lost child. Let the chief minister as the state BN head decide who should contest in which seat,” Abdul Karim, who is PBB Supreme Council member, said yesterday.

The BN Asajaya candidate was responding to SUPP president Senator Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian’s statement that he was disappointed with the nomination of direct BN candidates in several constituencies that were traditionally theirs.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem announced six direct BN candidates in Kuching on Wednesday – Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh (Bawang Assan), Datuk Dr Jerip Susil (Mambong), Datuk Tiong Thai King (Dudong), Ranum Mina (Opar), Dr Johnical Rayong (Engkilili) and Dato Hii King Chiong (Pujut).

Dr Sim was reported to have said while they did not agree with the concept of direct BN candidates they had been overruled by the chief minister.

He added that they were disappointed with the allocation of SUPP seats to direct BN candidates, especially in Pujut, where the CM had changed his mind. Dr Sim, however, said they took cognizance of the fact that it was his (Adenan) prerogative.

On this, Abdul Karim said: “He (Adenan) is a reasonable man and makes his decision on the final candidacy based on various feedbacks on the ground and the winnability of those candidates.

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April 15, 2016

Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg at the press conference.
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