Friday, December 19

Who are the biggest culprits against Dayak Adat? ~ ref. Malaysiakini

“I will give Jabu 72 hours to respond,
failing which we will institute legal proceedings
without any further reference to him”.

It is the arrogance of a man who has been a minister and deputy chief minister for more than 30 years as he thinks he knows “best” and the rest of the people are stupid. Alfred Jabu Anak Numpang has been attacking, chiding and criticising any one or organisation that crosses his path. Nowadays his latest “victim” is Anwar Ibrahim, de facto leader of Parti Keadilan Rakyat and leader of the parliamentary Opposition.

During the last sitting of the Council Negeri in November, Jabu accused Anwar Ibrahim of not respecting the Dayak Adat, when he visited a longhouse in Lubok Antu on 24 May 08. Jabu said: “The longhouse suffered a sudden death that day and apparently certain quarters had blamed Anwar for not having cleansed himself since he was convicted of sodomy charge.”

Jabu said that Anwar was regarded as still “apin bersih” (not clean) in Dayak Adat and must undergo “enselan” (cleansing ritual usually with the blood of a hen or a pig in the case of an Iban leader). Nowadays, whenever he visited longhouses in Betong or Lubok Antu, Jabu kept on recycling his rebuke of Anwar. (It is understood that Anwar has demanded an apology from Jabu over the accusation.)

But Jabu has conveniently forgotten that oil palm companies, the Cabinet ministers and the State Government are the biggest culprits against the Dayak Adat. They have no respect for the Adat when they not only destroy fruit trees and crops planted on their farms, but they do not also respect the Native customary rights of the farmers over their land which their forefathers had created hundreds of years ago. Their “tembawai” (sites of previous longhouses), “pendam tuai” (centuries old graveyards) and their longhouses have also been bulldozed and demolished by these companies.

As a result of these companies having “kurang ajar” or no respect on the Dayak Adat, thousands of the Natives and their families have suffered; some have lost their lands, their longhouses and incomes. Worse, many have been criminalized and sent to jail for defending their Adat, and many more Natives have to incur money unnecessarily to engage lawyers to bring these companies to court.

Now who are the biggest culprits against the Dayak Adat – the accuser or the accused?

And let me quote a passage or two from the Holy Bible. Matthew 7: 3: “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in their own eye?

5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” - The Broken Shield


Anonymous said...

i wonder what if when Jabu is giving his speech at the stage, suddenly someone throw a shoe towards him just like what happened to Bush, I think i'll will laugh till death.

That person is throwing the shoe bcoz Jabu has taken their NCR lands. Im waiting for the day. ha ha

nya baru iya bulih..hahha

Anonymous said...

Amen...May God forgive Jabu & the rest of culprits...or else if they're "TULAH BESAI"

Anonymous said...

Too many people in authority falsely equate their positions as leaders with being automatically smarter and better than those they lead.

Conversely, a good leader is inclusive, honorable and fair, compassionate and merciful, and honors others.

"His leadership is clearly with humility (Mecah 6:8) History is filled with abusive leaders who mistreated and sacrificed others in their hunger for control.

Often it is their own subjects, over whom they welded life-or-death power Christ's lesson on humility.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways", says the LORD.

"For as heavens are higher than earth, so are my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8-9)

When His disciples asked Him, "Who then is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?" Her said, " .. unless they become like children, humble and receptive, they could not enter His Kingdom." Mathew 18:1-4)

In US history two (2) leaders stood the time - George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In UK was Winston Churchill. Listed as tyrannical leaders in the 20th century were - Mao, Hitler and Stalin.

Anonymous said...

As soon as Anwar Ibrahim was out from prison,the family had a"cleansing and thanks giving prayers"-dont/not sure whats the prayers are called in the muslim faith,BUT the family did truly undergo the ritual.
So,in their faith Anwar has been thoroughly cleansed. Jabu must know this. What, You mean Jabu wants Anwar to go to Gensurai and Miring/genselan there kah?

Anonymous said...

Jabu has no leadership quality.None committal to Iban/Dayak progress.lets us jointly making sure that he be OUT next election.

jumpover said...

Jabunnn..useless guy.

He always making trouble to dayak.

Dayaks don't need this type of "tekoyung"

NEIL said...

Now,If this is really what Jabu said,then he will be in serious trouble.He think he can hide behind the Deputy chief Minister post and say anything he wants. Anwar,sue him until he is bankrupt.
He have offended lot of dayaks and that is why he don't dare to go to other longhouses other than his own.

Anonymous said...

Anwar sniffing victory in Taib's backyard

Anonymous said...

Belief in superstitions indicates a lack of confidence in oneself.

Superstitions! Do they work?

Of course, they work, if you believe in them. That's why some people are afraid.

However, if you don't believe in them, they don't work.

This shows that nothing is untrue and nothing is true.

In the end, everything is an illusion. They exist and they don't exist.

This is the reason why the greatest minds in physics have not been able to prove their Theory of Everything, that one theory which explains everything.

Anonymous said...

Nya asai nuan jaboo.... next time use your ass to speak.

Anonymous said...

According to reliable sources, the BN could lose up to 30 seats in the next state elections, which would mean that Pakatan Rakyat just needs to capture six extra seats to win power, if the elections were held today.

Nur Jazlan for The Malaysian Insider
The winds of change are blowing in Sarawak. They are fanning the fire of Dayak nationalism and fuelling increasing Chinese dissatisfaction for the Barisan Nasional government over the state's lethargic economic situation.
Even among the ruling Malay Melanau community, there is growing unhappiness over the reluctance of its leader Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud to step down as chief minister after 27 years.

For the Dayaks, the animosity towards the old stalwart is even stronger. As a young Kayan waitress I met in a Kuala Lumpur restaurant recently remarked to me: "I don't like Taib Mahmud."

She added: "I have to leave my family in Kuching to find work in Kuala Lumpur because there are no jobs available there."

Therefore, it’s not surprising that Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has set his party's sights on capturing Sarawak at the next state elections due in 2011.

The once impossible ambition of the state's warring opposition parties to defeat the Barisan Nasional may actually come true with Anwar and PKR.

They are hoping to ride the coat tails of Pakatan Rakyat's success in the March 2008 general election and finally remove Taib and consequently Barisan Nasional from power.

PKR is expected to continue attacking the record of Taib’s rule especially his family's dominant business interests in the state. It is also expected to manipulate the negative sentiments of the larger Dayak community to remove Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), which is seen to be the vehicle of the smaller sized Malay Melanau community, from power.

The election is expected be decided on the issues of the day — considering the similar multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-ethnic composition of both competing main parties, the ruling PBB and the opposition PKR.

Among the issues expected to be aired in the election are denial of land titles to the Dayaks who occupy hundreds of thousands of acres of tribal land settlements in rural Sarawak. The Dayaks have claimed ownership of the land for decades but were denied by the State Constitution after the formation of Malaysia in 1965.

Anwar's PKR is promising to award them the land titles if it wins the upcoming elections.

PKR's junior partner in Pakatan Rakyat, the DAP, is expected to whip up racial sentiments and focus the hatred of the city-dwelling Chinese against Taib over the issue of extending their property leases which are due soon.

The Sarawak Chinese have for a long time worried about the possibility of their livelihood being threatened if their leases are not extended. However, such an event is highly unlikely in Sarawak where the Chinese have benefited from the trust given to them by the Sarawak political leadership to develop the economy of Sarawak.

The DAP is promising them freehold land titles as a reward for putting them in power. It would be interesting to see how the newly formed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission would perceive these political inducements.

Sarawak is also fertile ground for Pakatan Rakyat to test its much hyped Bangsa Malaysia values.

Sarawak is truly multi-ethnic in nature. The politically dominant Malay Melanaus comprise 20 per cent, the commercially powerful Chinese comprise 30 per cent and the rest is made up of 26 non-Muslim indigenous communities collectively referred to as Dayaks.

The ethnic barriers are broken down further by the high percentage of mixed marriages registered estimated at 30 per cent of all mixed marriages in Malaysia annually.

And there are signs that PKR is fast gaining ground. At a recent party fund-raising dinner in Miri, about 3,000 people, mostly from the Dayak community, attended and raised an estimated RM300,000 for the state PKR war chest to fight in the state elections.

The Sarawak state assembly currently has a total of 71 seats. Taib's PBB holds 35 seats, the Sarawak United Progressive Party (SUPP) 11 seats, the Sarawak Progressive Development Party (SPDP) eight and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) eight, for a total of 62 seats.

According to reliable sources, the BN could lose up to 30 seats in the next state elections, which would mean that Pakatan Rakyat just needs to capture six extra seats to win power, if the elections were held today.

Anwar is hoping that by capturing the state government, it would force Sarawak BN Members of Parliament to jump ship to Pakatan Rakyat and help him capture power at the federal level.

He would then avoid facing a rejuvenated Umno under the heir apparent prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, at the next general election.

BN must work hard to stop Anwar and PKR from winning too many seats in the Sarawak state elections to prevent the erosion of grassroots support which will eventually lead to major losses in parliamentary seats in BN's once impenetrable backyard.

A week is a long time in politics, many people say. But time is not on the side of ailing long-time strongman Taib.

He is exactly in the same position where Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamd was in 2003. He needs to engineer a more sincere and smooth transition of power to a politically acceptable successor. That is his biggest problem.

The next Sarawak state elections will hinge on his statesmanship. Failure to do so may launch Pakatan Rakyat into power in Putrajaya.

Anonymous said...

The Politic Of Buah Kepayang? Dayaks Must Say No-No-No!

Morning Dayaks. Let me begin by asking you as a food lover, do you know some fruit called buah kepayang, the hideous looking nutty fruit? Ok fine, that poisonous fruit indeed but some of our old folks got their ingenious method in neutralise the fruit by washing its cynide content slowly in downstream river and dried it. Can be eaten raw after boiling it but it rather tasteless and mild. It's a peanut in composition as some expert might explain it but nevertheless, despite the tastelessness in nature, there are varieties of Dayak cooking methods to prepare it like cook it with preserved durian paste or unripe flesh with crushed cucumber leaves. Some made it as pickles but yet to see someone deep fry and air dried it to perfect crisp, just like some Taiwanese air-dry vegetable crackers. Right, it is just another typical Dayak delicacy with not much market value really, let alone for international market much like selling rambutan in Harrods London supermarket for GBP20 per kg (RM110-120/ kg). Please Jesus.

Somehow somewhere if most Dayak can remember some donkey years back, our fake paramount leader J*bu vehemently during his heyday as state agricultural minister came out with scores of ridiculously insane ideas, from releasing fish fry such as tilapia aka Ikan J*bu (only to damage the river ecosystem), to palm oil only to be shrouded with Salcra crappy returns, nepotism, cronyism secrecy and last but not least, to try in vain to elevate buah kepayang as possible next golden fruit to be planted in large-scale farming. How brilliant eh? Being agricultural minister is one of the best job in the world in which your resources to dupe people is endless, as long as it can be grown. Unlike works minister or education minister, you need some projects to launch or finished to show your success and capability to serve the people. No projects, no signs of development but empty promises and you're doomed. That is why J*bu was ab-using his post as agricultural minister to pick at random any plants or fruits as the next golden fruit plus some magic fish too. He always mislead the people in believing something that is in truth as worthless but made as illusory golden fruit such as in the case of buah kepayang as unsung heroes; ordinary fruits should never be taken for granted but made a saviour or martyr in war against poverty, sort of. But J*bu's picking on buah kepayang so far the most lunatic if not the most ridiculous by any standard as Sarawak's next golden fruit after palm oil.

Therefore, let's called it as Politic Of Buah Kepayang. A politic full of false hope and false ideas in which selected illusory golden fruit can eradicate poverty which is a clear insult to common sense and general intelligence to all Dayaks and non-Dayaks alike. Having some ideas to eliminate poverty is good but to make something out of nothing without actual worth is either convenient crap or plain hallucination from the truth: buah kepayang as potential golden fruit against Dayak poverty. Throughout the history of Sarawak, there are many plants are indeed worthy as cash crops which made its way as traded commodity and formed into food industries with great efforts from business communities and politicians but to make false hope out of it is something close to lunacy and worse of all, a proud legacy. It just feels right when it done by J*bu as it epitomise what Dayak leaders' real capabilities are other than gooning Yang Dikasihi but in fact just show how dopey clown intelligent they are. It's an insult to other Dayaks that worked so hard to quell themselves out of Dayak's Sakai Mentality only for their own leaders shows that Dayak are still in laughable state of intelligence mediocrity. This is a dangerous shit, my Dayak folks. When you are a minister and easily manipulating words like large-scale farming, golden fruits, eradicate poverty, mix it and sell it like a processed junk food to Dayak masses, you can only imagine what junk food can do to your brain if consume in large numbers in long term: Destroying good brain cells and retard the Dayaks.

Beneath all the false hopes and false ideology, you can see slowly that J*bu is treating Salcra as his mini CMS as to what Yang Dikasihi treat CMS as one giant cash cow of Salcra. That is the end-product of Politic Of Buah Kepayang. Make Dayak to believe in crap junk food, take their money and retard their brain in the process. The ploy here is always to take the land resources and what convenient way to dupe it from the Dayaks by promoting a false hope on illusory golden fruit. For instance the cash generated from palm oil business is from open market CPO trading and that is why Dayaks are only encouraged in plantation side but never beyond that. The basic resources such as land and even the Dayak shareholdings must be kept at lowest cost possible while milking the last drop of kernels for the top chain business goes to political cronies which do not benefit the target group of poverty among the Dayaks. Plantation need lands, not suspended air to grow upon but Dayaks sit between them as nuisance so the only way to get their land is by letting them to join but the best they can received is harvesting the palm oil fresh bunch fruits money and leave all the big money of refining, trading open market CPO, other plantation inputs to the goons. You see Dayaks, large-scale plantation is one good hallucination against poverty be it any kind of fruit. It is the same modus operandi: bonking on false hope to exploit the Dayak lands. It's like the case of Indian surrogate mother to Japanese couple: pay the poor Indian cheaply (using Dayak lands but give them crappy returns) in order for the couple to get their baby (Salcra goons get the big money). Best of all, there's no specific legal repercursion against this practice in India (here there's no law against false hope on dopey buah kepayang). You can promote any fruits or fish but make sure it is practical and profitable even until the end-product to cash on it. Even SEDC lost so much in promoting sago so the odds are well againts buah kepayang in the same sense.

The Dyaks Blog Final Donkeys:

That is why when you try to talk about 'Change' to the Dayaks, one of many things for Dayaks to move forward is to change/ stop this brand of politics of false hope or Politics Of Buah Kepayang. You don't see it in tangible manner but the psychological trick behind it is to keep Dayak believe in mediocre intelligent ideas hence promoting a community full of mediocre intelligence. When a Dayak mingle with other Dayak and see not much level of intelligence awareness among them, the probability for them to be kept ignorant, ill-informed and ultimately kept poor for ease of control is remain large for BN for ripe pickings. For such enclosed Dayaks of course they are proud for such false ideas such as J*bu's ideas while for the rest of the world, we can only hope that it'll not be picked up by some NBC channels as a serial late night jokes. J*bu may hold different post now but his lunatic ideas remain unchanged (like try to dupe us that whole Sarawak bridge replacement projects to late Yang Dikasihi son Bekir, Sulaiman, brother Arip Mahmud-linked company, Titanium Construction is based on technical merits and experience. Note: experience, my ass. Yeah right for such a new RM2 AliBaba company) and will keep coming out so just enjoy the freak show, my Dayak folks. The more, the better for Dayak to reverse it. Right. To some extent of how feasible or laughable buah kepayang is on big farming scale is up for you to believe. But I believe that buah kepayang is good enough as profitable pasar tani items but certainly way too bad to be made as next golden fruit as mystic god to worship in the war against Dayak poverty. So The Politic Of Buah Kepayang? Dayaks must say NO-NO-NO!

Unknown said...

Yes, Jabu can talk about adat but Jabu himself has no adat.

Jabu has no adat for SADIA, SDNU and PKR.

Jabu has no adat for the dayak on NCR land issue.

Jabu only talks NONSENSE, even his political secretary says so.

jumpover said...

Jabuuu have no adat but always playing a dath.

This dinasour always speak big..but doing nothing to help the poor dayak.

He only asking the dayaks to planting the kepayang tree..

He has no vission to change dayaks standard of living.

Anonymous said...

It is high time that Dayaks unite and support Anwar Ibrahim of PKR to topple both the UMNOf federal govt and Sarawak state govt of Taib Mahmud and PBB. Jabu, Masing and Mawan are useless Dayak leaders who are beholden to Taib and behave like his lapdogs. Sarawak must once again be led by the Dayaks and Malays/Melanau take their place as minority,