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Muslim Graves in Kuching EXHUMED! Letter to the Authorities

Our Ref: Kubur land
Date: 13-8-2008

1. Menteri Penrancangan dan Pengurusan Sumber II
c/o. Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Planning and Resource Management, Level 3, Wisma Sumber Alam,Jalan Stadium, Petra Jaya,
93660 Kuching, Sarawak. BY FAX & POST

2. DirectorLand and Survey Department SarawakLevel 6, Menara PelitaPetra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak BY FAX & POST

3. Penguasa Tanah dan Survei
Jabatan Tanah dan Survei, Bahagian Kuching
Jalan Badruddin,
93576 Kuching, Sarawak. BY FAX & HAND

Dear Sir,

Re: Exhumation of graves at Lot 192 Block 208 KNLD
along Jalan Kereta Api, Kuching on 12-8-2008

I refer to the incident yesterday where 44 graves at the above-mentioned land were exhumed.

According to the search conducted by me with the Lands and Surveys, the title to the land contains a Special Condition that “The land is to be used as a burial ground only”. Enclosed herewith a photocopy of the relevant …

Black-out in Sarawak

I felt amused when I read in Borneo Post today quoting our Chief Minister saying that the Satureday blackout was "nothing compared to that in New York city, USA, in 1965".

The first question that came to my mind was, "Are we comparing ourselves with the 1960s' USA?". Our Chief Minister might as well say that it is only few hours' of "no electricity", not as bad as the times when there was no electricity.

From the explanation of Awang Tengah, it seems that the power outage was due to the shutting down of Circuit 1 between Sibu and Bintulu. In the press statement, Awant Tengah also said that:
"Due to insufficient generation capacity to meet the load demand in Kuching-Sibu sub-system, the generators in Batang Ai and Sejingkat Power Corporation (SPC) tripped, causing blackout in areas in Kuching, Sri Aman and Sibu."

If the shutting down of Circuit 1 will have such repercussion, why did the SESCO technicians not know the effect before the shuttin…

Vote Buying in UMNO

Another allegation of vote-buying in UMNO general assmebly. This time, it is by Umno vice-president Muhyiddin Yassin.

It is nothing new that rampant vote-buying is alleged to be rampant in UMNO assembly. This is also not the first time such allegation was made publicly.

The question that the general public wants to know is: What happens next? Are there going to be stern, unbiased and effective action taken?

There were allegations of vote-buying in the previous UMNO General Assembly. However, after all the hue and cry over the matter, no action was taken agains the personalities involved in such allegations.

It seems that in UMNO, so long as you stay in power or befriend the ones in power, you will not be investigated by the law enforcement units even if you break the law. That is why, year after year, vote-buying in UMNO General Assembly continue to happen and it seems to be getting from bad to worse. The perpetrators know full well that the important thing is to stay in power. If you are…