Saturday, April 9

Letter to YB Mong Dagang & YB Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah

YB Mong Dagang,
YB Datuk Seri Douglas Unggah,

Subject: St.Paul`s School, Banting

I wish to draw your attention as reported in the local newspapers recently that on 5th April, 2011 in Kuching,Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin presented RM6.35 million for financial assistance to 127 mission schools throughout Sarawak. It means each mission school in Sarawak has been given in initial allocation of RM50,000.00 under the patronage of a committee comprising ministers in Sarawak.

As you are aware that St. Paul`s school, Banting and teachers` quarters are in a state of dilapidation and in need serious repairs, thus we the villagers in Banting urge the school share of RM50,000.00 is to be untilized for this purpose and not to be diverted elsewhere.

We will monitor the development and may take necessary action deemed fit if the fund is misappropriated for other use.

Yours faithfully,

Sri Belalang,
Batu Tembang, Banting.


Anonymous said...

RM 50,000/per school? Hahhhh? What a joke by BN. Another "election sweet" by BN... hahahaha.

Anyway, better than nothing!

Why do Lembaga Amanah Kebajikan Masjid Negeri Sarawak (Masja) can acquire our state/NCR land? We need the answer... And who is the 'big name' behind? Why do the natives not eligible to acquire their own land? Why do BN busy to do the perimeter survey on election time? Why not 20/30 years ago?

To many question marks!

Sri Belalang said...

Thanks a lot Joseph for publishing my letter.

Even Dr. Koh Tsu Koon also said that each mission school in Sarawak has been given an initial allocation of RM50,000.00.

Dr. Koh said apart from him, other ministers, including Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui, Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili and Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas, also met many times to deliberate over the suggestions made by the Federation of Mission Schools Malaysia and to determine how best to disburse the funds. (BP dated 7th April, 2011)

Hence, St. Paul`s School, Banting was built in the 1950s by `gotong royong` mounted by the villagers and has never been repaired since then. The school building and teachers` quarters are in bad shapes (dilapidated).

Anonymous said...

peh mok's family took billions. you all have to beg for RM50k.

really pitiful.

Anonymous said...

The Malaya, Malays have a message for you Sarawak people, today Najib and his people talk so sweet because they need your vote but the truth of the matter is this is what will happen when they get back into power,WHO IS PERKASA? Who are these people behind it, they are all Umno People, Ibrahim may be independant but he wants to get back into Umno very badly. They are the gangsters sub-contracted to intimidate and threaten while Umno and BN talks sweetly. They are the real face of umno & ORANG MALAYA GOVT WHO have robbed you all. Your land, rivers, food crops, forests, timber, your cari makan, Now they want to rob you of your right to even pray.

Don’t test patience of Malays, Perkasa warns Christians
By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
April 10, 2011

The Perkasa chief accused Christians of exploiting sensitive issues ahead of the Sarawak elections.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Christians should be wary of making unreasonable demands such as asking that bibles be printed in Bahasa Malaysia, Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali said today.

The Malay rights group president said that Malays have been patient for “far too long” and have allowed non-Malays to make excessive demands.

“How many Malays are Christian? Why do you have to have bibles in Bahasa? Why not use bahasa Iban, or Kadazan?

“This is a problem of national security ... we (Malays) have been far too giving, I want to remind them to not be excessive in their demands,” said Ibrahim.

“They are not the majority of the country,” he stressed.

The Pasir Mas MP said that the reason why the Christian community were making demands now was because Sarawak elections were underway.

“They are taking advantage of the elections, they raise these things and we cannot object ... they are trying to exploit sensitive issues,” added Ibrahim.

“We have not brought up the issue of our rights,” he said.

Christian groups have been locked in a dispute with the government over the usage of Malay language bibles, or Alkitab, and over the 35,000 new copies that have been impounded in Kuching and Port Klang by the home ministry.

The ministry then allowed the bibles to be released on condition of being stamped with serial numbers and the phrase “For Christians only”. Christian groups had initially refused to abide by these conditions and have not collected the copies.

The Najib administration said yesterday that the Malay bible importers have now agreed to collect the 35,000 copies impounded in Port Klang and Kuching.

However, the importers of the books in Port Klang have said the bibles will not be sold or distributed, but will be preserved as museum pieces to illustrate what Christians have called the “defacement” of their holy book.

Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Mahmood Adam said the 10-point solution proposed last week had “paved the way” for the importers, Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) and The Gideons, to collect the books.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein himself had also been quoted as saying that the latest move was a “positive response” to the Cabinet’s collective decision in drawing up the 10-point solution.