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More on 1MDB financil scandal


Together with London’s Sunday Times newspaper, Sarawak Report has completed an in-depth investigation into the trail of the missing billions at the heart of Malaysia’s 1MDB (One Malaysia Development Berhad) financial scandal.



Sarawak Report have obtained access to thousands of documents and emails relating to transactions by 1MDB, including its initial joint venture with the little known oil company PetroSaudi International from 2009.



What the documents establish is that, in spite of copious official denials, the entire joint venture project was conceived, managed and driven through by the Prime Minister’s associate and family friend the party-loving billionaire tycoon, Jho Low.



The documents also prove that the USD$700 million so-called “loan” that was supposedly repaid to PetroSaudi as part of the joint venture agreement, was in fact directed into the Swiss bank account of a company called Good Star, which is controlled by Jho Low.



That money was then partly used to buy out Taib Mahmud’s UBG bank in Sarawak at a very advantageous price for the chief minister and his family, who had been failing to get a deal on the open market.



PetroSaudi had agreed to act as “a front” for Jho Low on such deals, according to the documents, and it was a subsidiary of PetroSaudi International registered in the Seychelles, which bought UBG, using money siphoned from 1MDB ....more detailed report from Sarawak Report



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Takut Disenaraihitamkan Kerana Tabur Fitnah Di Sarawak, Azmin Jumpa Adenan Satem?








Setelah puas menghambur fitnah terhadap Ketua Menteri Sarawak Datuk Haji Adenan Satem semasa lawatan dua hari ke Sarawak, Menteri Besar Selangor Azmin Ali akhirnya menemui Adenan hari ini.



Ye ler, memanglah protokol, pemimpin sebuah negeri akan bertemu pemimpin negeri yang di lawatnya, tapi beberapa netizen Sarawak yang "nakal" mengatakan Azmin bertemu dengan Adenan kerana takut disenaraihitamkan dari memasuki Sarawak.



Sememangnya ianya tidak mustahil kerana dalam tempoh dua hari di sini, Azmin telah banyak menghina Adenan dan PBB, di mana beliau mendakwa "Adenan memimpin PBB yang nazak!!! (Baca sepenuhnya)



Azmin sepatutnya belajar dari Adenan cara berpolitik yang lebih matang dan terbuka berbanding dengan cara berpolitik yang dipraktikkan Azmin iaitu dengan mencipta kebencian menerusi fitnah-fitnah liar!



-UnReportedNews™®












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MUKA TAK MALU!!! BANDUAN JENAYAH LIWAT NAK DAPATKAN KEISTIMEWAAN DIBENARKAN PERGI KE PERSIDANGAN PARLIMEN!!!



Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim akan hadir pada persidangan Dewan Rakyat yang dijadual bermula pada Isnin depan.



Menerusi surat kepada Pejabat Speaker Dewan Rakyat, Anwar yang kini menjalani hukuman penjara lima tahun kerana kesalahan meliwat turut mengesahkan kehadirannya pada hari pertama pembukaan sidang Parlimen itu.



Ketua Whip Ahli Parlimen Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Johari Abdul berkata, surat jawapan balas kehadiran Anwar sudah diuruskan oleh pejabat ketua pembangkang itu.



“Abdul Malek Hussin selaku penyelaras pejabat ketua pembangkang sudah menjawab surat kehadiran Datuk Seri Anwar. Jadi beliau akan hadir pada sidang Isnin depan,” katanya pada sidang media di Ibu Pejabat PKR di sini, Isnin.



Mengulas lanjut Johari yang juga Ahli Parlimen Sungai Petani berkata, parti itu juga sudah memohon campur tangan Speaker Dewan Rakyat, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia bagi memastikan Anwar dibenar hadir menyertai sidang Parlimen.



“Saya sudah menyerahkan surat kepada Tan Sri Yang di-Pertua Dewan Rakyat memohon supaya Pejabat Speaker menguruskan kehadiran Datuk Seri Anwar selaku Ketua Pembangkang bagi menghadiri sidang Parlimen.



“Tindakan saya ini selaras dengan peruntukan Fasal 48 Perlembagaan Persekutuan bahawa Datuk Seri Anwar masih merupakan Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh dan Ketua Pembangkang,” katanya.






Anwar ketika ini menjalani hukuman penjara lima tahun selepas Mahkamah Persekutuan pada 10 Februari lalu menolak rayuan akhir beliau terhadap kesalahan meliwat bekas pembantunya, Mohd Saiful Bukhari.



Pandikar Amin dalam kenyataan pada 24 Februari lalu menyatakan kelayakan Anwar sebagai Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh akan ditentukan selepas petisyen pengampunan yang dikemukakan keluarga Anwar diputuskan oleh Yang di-Pertuan Agong.



Sementara itu pada 27 Februari lalu, Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berkata beliau tidak akan campur tangan dalam soal peraturan dan operasi Jabatan Penjara.



Menurut Ahmad Zahid kementeriannya menyerahkan kepada Peguam Negara untuk membuat tafsiran mengenai status Anwar sama ada dibenarkan atau tidak untuk menghadiri sidang Dewan Rakyat yang akan berlangsung dari 9 Mac hingga 9 April depan.



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MIRI: The Miri City Council (MCC) has assured traders at Tamu Kedayan that their interest remains the top priority with regard to the plan of rebuilding the market into one with a more modern concept.

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Sikap Keterbukaan YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak

Walaupun dihentam oleh Azmin Ali MB Selangor semasa ceramah PKR beliau TS Adenan System tetap menerima Kunjung beliau....









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Najib must explain emails on 1MDB

Regardless of the motives behind the latest expose on 1Malaysia Development Berhad, Prime Minister Najib Razak has been urged to answer to whether the materials produced are true.Anti-corruption NGO Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) also urged that all public institutions, namely the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Auditor General’s office as well as the Public […]



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PBB N40 Meradong mula daftar Pengundi Baru dan Ahli Baru PBB

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Kejohanan Badminton Tertutup KRT Kampung Airport Batu 10



Tarikh : 01.03.2015

Masa : 3.00 petang

Tempat : Arena Belia,Kunak

Majlis Perasmian Penutupan Kejohanan Badminton Tertutup KRT Kampung Airport Batu 10

Anjuran : Jabatan Perpaduan Daerah Kunak Bersama KRT Kampung Airport Batu 10,Kunak.


VIP :

1. YB. Dato' Hj. Mohammad Yusof bin Hj. Apdal, ADUN N.50 Lahad Datu merangkap Ketua Bahagian UMNO Silam.

2. Ir. Rajesh bin Datuk yusof, PPM N.50 Lahad Datu merangkap Setiausaha Bahagian UMNO Silam.

3. Puan Norsima Binti Simon Timbalan Pengerusi Penyelaras KRT Daerah Kunak

4.Encik Abd Rahmat Bin Abdullah Pegawai Jabatan Perpaduan Daerah Kunak

4. En. Kassim Bin Ajirul Ketua Penyelaras UMNO Dun N.51 Kunak

5. Ustaz Lahmuddin Bin Lawati Pengerusi KRT Kampung Airport Batu 10,Kunak

6.AJK UMNO Bahagian P.188 Silam

7.AJK Wanita UMNO P.188 Silam

8.AJK Pemuda UMNO P.188 Silam


Aturcara :

Nyanyian Lagu Negaraku,Sabah Tanah Airku

Bacaan Doa

Ucapan Aluan Ustaz Lahmuddin Bin Lawati Ketua KRT Kampung Airport Batu 10

Ucapan Aluan Encik Rahmat Bin Abdullah Pegawai Jabatan Perpaduan Daerah Kunak

Ucapan Perasmian Yang Berhormat Dato' Hj Mohd Yusof Bin Hj Apdal Ketua UMNO P.188 Silam

Penyampaian Cenderahati

Penyampaian Hadiah kepada peserta dan pemenang kejohanan Badminton

Jamuan







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Al-Fatihah kepada Pahlawan yang gugur mempertahankan Malaysia #Lahaddatu

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Memalukan .. Sambutan Azmin Di Sarawak






"Azmin Ali Raja Aiskrim Jamban", terulis di salah satu banner yang digantung di Sarawak sempena menyambut kedatangan Menteri Besar Selangor Azmin Ali ke negeri ini hari ini.. Kekeke!!!



Azmin dijangka akan memberi ceramah di Matang malam ini. (kursus bikin aiskrim kot? hahaha!)



-UnReportedNews™®






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RM2.5bil 1MDB funds channelled to Jho Low's firm


IN THE summer of 2009, a Malaysian nicknamed “the Whale” appeared on the New York nightclub scene. He would travel with a large entourage in a fleet of Cadillacs and his party would spend tens of thousands of dollars a night in the company of socialites such as Paris Hilton.



“The Whale” is said to have celebrated his 28th birthday with a four-day event in Las Vegas that included a party at a pool surrounded by caged lions and tigers. Manhattan was abuzz with questions over his identity and the source of his wealth.



It emerged that the “mystery man” of the nightclubs was the Malaysian tycoon Taek Jho Low, who had been educated at Harrow School and the Wharton School in Pennsylvania. He claimed his success was due to being in the “right place at the right time”.



Low certainly has a wide range of business interests, building up a £650m investment fund that he started at university. He also runs Jynwel Capital, a Hong Kong fund with investments in media, retail, property and commodities. His family is independently wealthy.



There has been speculation, however, over his role at Malaysia’s state investment fund, which the bank Merrill Lynch warned last year had racked up debts of £7.8bn. The fund, 1MDB, is turning into a running sore for Najib Razak, the Malaysian prime minister, who chairs its advisory board, and a potential liability for his country’s balance sheet.



Senior fund officials have previously insisted that the charismatic Low, who is known to be close to the prime minister’s family, has had “zero” involvement in 1MDB.



Arul Kanda, the fund’s executive director, said last month: “Jho Low has no ties with 1MDB and I have not come across any document that linked him to this company.”



However, emails and documents passed to the Malaysian investigative website the Sarawak Report and seen by The Sunday Times expose for the first time the young tycoon’s role as a secret broker for 1MDB.



Najib, 61, who has led the country since 2009, now faces calls for an inquiry into the billions of dollars spent at 1MDB. He may also have to answer questions over why Low’s role at the fund was denied.



The affair adds to political pressure on the prime minister, whose government was warned about a perception of widespread cronyism in a report by the US Department of State in 2010.



It comes amid growing popular discontent over rising living costs, fuelled by the extravagant spending habits of Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor. She is seen as out of touch with many ordinary citizens struggling on meagre wages.



The documents reveal how Low played a vital role in one of the fund’s most controversial deals: a £630m investment in a joint venture with the international oil firm PetroSaudi.



The oil firm was founded in 2005 by Tarek Obaid, a Saudi businessman who has been a partner of Renault’s Formula One team.



Emails show Low was pushing the investment, writing in one email: “We need to move fast. We want to sign and pay by sept 09.”



About £630m was provided by 1MDB for a joint venture with PetroSaudi in September 2009, but documents indicate that £440m was then transferred out of the venture.



A proposal document says £385m of these funds were to be used for a Panama investment fund headed by Li Lin Seet, who works with Low at Jynwel Capital. PetroSaudi says it was never implemented.



1MDB — which invested or lent more money to PetroSaudi after this deal — has said it fully recovered all its liabilities from the deal and made a significant profit.



There are questions, however, about who took over 1MDB’s interest and the exact location of the recovered funds, which were initially moved to the Cayman Islands.



In an interview with The Sunday Times, Mahathir bin Mohamad, who was Malaysia’s prime minister for 22 years, called for an investigation. “Somebody must be doing something stupid to part with $700m [£440m] for no very good reason as far as I can see,” he said.



Mahathir said he wanted greater transparency on 1MDB’s funds, including money invested in, or loaned to, PetroSaudi. “They say it is Cayman Islands, and they say they brought it back, and then they said they have not brought it back, so I cannot be sure where the money is,” he said.



There is particular scrutiny over Low’s role because of his links to Najib’s family. Low helped in the making of the film The Wolf of Wall Street — which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and was produced by Riza Aziz, Najib’s stepson.



The documents also show Low was in contact with the prime minister’s aides on at least two issues, including correspondence about Malaysia-Saudi relations.



A source close to Low dismissed claims that he was a secret broker as “without merit”, because he had said this year that he gave his views to 1MDB on various matters. He had not profited personally from the fund, the source said.



A PetroSaudi source said the attacks on 1MDB were “politically motivated” and the fund made £320m profit on the joint venture. The firm consulted Low on the project but he wasn’t paid, the source said.



A 1MDB source said it was always made clear that Low had never been employed or retained by the fund, and that was still the position. All decisions were made by 1MDB management, and criticism of the profitable PetroSaudi venture was “misplaced”, the source said.



The Malaysian government said the prime minister was not involved in the day-to-day operations of 1MDB, which is run by a professional and experienced team. Its accounts were audited by Deloitte.



The government said: “Views expressed by certain quarters concerning 1MDB should be examined in light of political motivation. However, if any wrongdoing is proven, the law will be enforced without exception.”



Article taken from the Sunday Times



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Program Sentuhan Kasih 'Tahun Baru Cina'



Tempat : Dewan SJK(C) Chee Vun, Lahad Datu

Anjuran : Pejabat ADUN N.49 Tungku


VIP :

1. YB Datuk Mohd Suhaili B. Hj. Said, ADUN N.49 Tungku

2.Dato' Hj. Salleh B. Kalbi, Mantan Ahli Parlimen P 188 Silam

3.Encik Ayuh Pandasan, Ketua Bahagian PBS N.49 Tungku

4. En. Stanley Chin, Pengerusi GERAKAN P 188 Silam

5. Pn. Mizma Bt. Appehdullah, Ketua Wanita UMNO Silam

6. En. Vun, Kapitan Cina N.49 Tungku


Aturcara :

1. Lagu Negara ku & Sabah Tanah Air ku

2. Ucapan En. Vun, Kapitan Cina Tungku

3. Ucapan Perasmian oleh YB Datuk Mohd Suhaili B. Hj. Said, ADUN N.49 Tungku

4. Penyampaian Angpau kepada 30 orang tua

Jamuan







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Kemalangan Simpang Shell Bintangor

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Gempar Diawal Pagi,Mayat Tanpa Identiti Ditemui di rumah kosong

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THE POSSIBLE PARTIAL-AUTONOMY FOR SABAH AND SARAWAK








Dipetik: SSK




No one would deny the fact that Sabah and Sarawak are Barisan Nasional’s ‘fixed deposits’. Politicians from both sides of the political divide have openly admitted this, even the Prime Minister himself. Sabah and Sarawak are the Kingmakers and without these two states we would see a hung parliament in Peninsula Malaysia and neither Barisan Nasional nor Pakatan Rakyat would be able to form the federal government.





This is not something odd because the UK saw the same thing in 2010 and would most likely see this happening again in May this year. In 2010, Lib Dem was the Kingmaker and this time around it may even be UKIP, unless they continue to blunder with their ‘white supremacy’ statements.





So Malaysia is not far behind the UK and if Barisan Nasional wants to avoid what happened in the UK to also happen in Malaysia it will have to take care of its ‘fixed deposits’, namely Sabah and Sarawak.





Sabah and Sarawak do not really want independence as what some people are propagating. We must admit that there were some benefits for Sabah and Sarawak to become part of Malaysia and if it had not been Malaysia it would have been some other regional power that annexes East Malaysia.





Nevertheless, what is of concern to Sabah and Sarawak is the federalisation of the state government and the loss of its autonomy in deciding some matters. We are not talking about independence as a nation-state. That is not even a subject that requires discussion. We are talking about independence in decision-making, or at least in some of the decision-making.





Currently, the federal government not only decides on the development expenditure but also controls how, what and when development is implemented. This causes delays, wastage and overlapping of functions between the state and federal agencies. Many times the state is left out entirely in the decision-making process.





Once the state approves the projects and the federal government approves the funding for these projects the federal government should transfer the FUNDS to the state and allow the state to implement those projects the way it sees fit. The present system of the federal government practically running the states does not go down well with states that are supposed to enjoy a certain level of autonomy.





This would be a good first step for Barisan Nasional to prove to the Sabah and Sarawak voters that it respects their autonomy and honours the spirit of the Malaysian agreement and the 20/18 Point Memorandum.





Sarawak will be facing its state elections in about a year or so from now followed by Sabah probably two years later or maybe even earlier. Hence it is crucial that this matter be considered in the not too distant future.





Sabahans and Sarawakians must be made to feel they are partners in Malaysia and not servants of West Malaysian colonialists. Whether this is the correct perception or not is another matter but we must not deny that this is how many Sabahans and Sarawakians feel.





The bone of contention here is the manner in how these FUNDS are managed and how much say the states have in how these funds are utilised. Hence this is a fair request from Sabah and Sarawak and can only strengthen Barisan Nasional in Sabah and Sarawak when Sabahans and Sarawakians are made to feel that they do have some say in their own destiny.










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Lebuh Raya Pan Borneo dikecualikan daripada tol-Fadillah Yusof #Sarawak #CMadenan #swkmaju

Kerajaan bersetuju laluan Lebuh Raya Pan Borneo (bahagian negeri Sarawak) dikecualikan daripada sebarang bayaran tol, kata Menteri Kerja Raya, Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.


Bagaimanapun Fadillah berkata, untuk bahagian negeri Sabah bayaran mengenai tol itu masih belum dimuktamadkan kerana kerajaan masih di peringkat rundingan dengan pihak syarikat konsesi.


Mengenai pembinaan Lebuh Raya Pan Borneo, beliau berkata, ia akan dilaksanakan menggunakan kaedah baharu walapun kaedah lama masih diteruskan bagi pembinaan 22 lagi laluan memotong menggunakan peruntukan sedia ada.


"Laluan memotong berkenaan akan mula dilaksanakan Mac depan dan dijangka siap Disember tahun ini," katanya kepada pemberita selepas majlis perasmian Jambatan Batang Samarahan di sini hari ini oleh Timbalan Ketua Menteri Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang.


Beliau berkata, keseluruhan 95 laluan memotong dirancang di sepanjang Lebuh Raya Pan Borneo di sebelah negeri Sarawak sahaja dengan 45 dilaksanakan dengan peruntukan kerajaan manakala selebihnya akan diambil alih melalui kaedah gabungan swasta dan kerajaan.


Menurut Fadillah lagi, pembinaan projek Lebuh Raya Pan Borneo itu akan bermula penghujung 30 Mac nanti dan dijangka siap sepenuhnya pada 2022 dengan angggaran kos RM14.5 bilion dengan sebahagian besar dibiayai pihak swasta.


Mengulas kejadian struktur bumbung runtuh di pintu masuk sebuah kompleks beli-belah yang masih dalam pembinaan di KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu yang mengorbankan seorang mangsa dan mencederakan dua yang lain baru-baru ini, Fadillah berkata siasatan masih dijalankan.


Katanya, siasatan awal mendapati kontraktor utama dan subkontraktor projek swasta itu berdaftar dengan Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia (CIDB).


Katanya, CIDB akan akan memanggil kontraktor utama untuk disoal mengapa mereka tidak menggaji pekerja yang berdaftar dengan CIDB dan jika didapati bersalah lesen mereka boleh digantung.


Sementara itu mengenai cadangan pembinaan jejantas di pintu masuk ke kampus Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) di sini, beliau berkata, tender projek akan dibuka Feb ini dan pembinaan dijangka bermula Mac tahun ini dengan kos RM3.5 juta.


Fadillah berkata, pembinaan jejantas itu amat diperlukan bagi mengelak kemalangan daripada berulang di kawasan berkenaan yang menjadi laluan melintas oleh pelajar Unimas setiap hari.


Mengulas isu lain, beliau berkata menurut kajian CIDB sebahagian bahan binaan merekodkan kenaikan harga sebanyak 10 peratus, terutama bahan yang diimport berikutan kejatuhan nilai mata wang ringgit. - BERNAMA







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ESSCom: Don’t Harbour Illegals, Terrorists


KUNAK - Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) Commander DCP Dato’ Abdul Rashid Harun has reminded the community in Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) not to harbour the illegal immigrants or the Sulu terrorists.



He said that although it had been two years since the Kampung Tanduo incident, the operation to flush out the Sulu terrorists that might be hiding in the zone was still ongoing.



“Therefore, the people, especially those living in the coastal areas of Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna should not protect this group of people.



“Local community or community leaders in ESSZone should also report on the presence of illegal immigrants or suspicious individuals in their respective areas, to facilitate the security forces to monitor,” he said in his speech at ESSCom and Kunak Community Leaders ceremony, yesterday.



Also present were ESSCom Chief Executive Officer Ruji Ubi, ESSCom Logistic and Administration Director Brig Gen Subari Tomo and Kunak District Officer Susilo Sumarto.



On June 26, last year six individuals including a woman suspected to be linked with Sulu terrorists were detained during the Bukit Aman Special Branch operation throughout the district.



Those arrested,comprising five locals and an individual believed originated from the Philippines were detained after being found to have a link with the Sulu terrorists, who tried to make a claim on Sabah.



Abdul Rashid said ESSCom would not compromise with any parties found to be protecting illegal immigrants or the Sulu terrorist remnants.



“It is hoped the intrusion incident will never occur again and the incident has given us lesson on the importance of unity among us in defending the security and sovereignty of our people, especially in ESSZone.



“Although the situation is now safe, we could not be complacent and must always be vigilant. Do not become the stooges in any crimes, including smuggling and kidnapping,” he said, adding that it was important to the community leaders to appreciate the message in Negaraku and Sabah Tanah Airku to boost patriotism.



Abdul Rashid also urged the community leaders to provide cooperation in assisting ESSCom to clean out ESSZone of illegal immigrant.



To ensure the success of the mission, special integrated operation coordinated by ESSCom has been launched in several districts in ESSZone.



“Integrated operation is currently focusing on the towns of Tawau, Semporna, Lahad Datu and Sandakan. This operation managed to reduce illegal traders’ domination in the areas.



“If everything goes well, the operation will be launched in Kunak soon and our target is to take control of small business activities in ESSZone,” he said.



Abdul Rashid said the integrated operation which involved various federal and state enforcement agencies was a follow-up action of the Royal Commission Inquiry report on illegal immigrants in Sabah.



Those action also proved the determination of the government in addressing the problem, he said.





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Villagers reminded to cooperate with ESSCom on security



KUNAK: Members of the community here were reminded to cooperate with the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom), especially in conveying security information in their respective areas.



ESSCom chief executive officer Ruji Ubi said the measure was important following allegations of several local community members giving moral support to criminals and assisting them to enter the villages to launch an attack, especially in Tanduo.



In remembering the intrusion incident in Tanduo, two years ago, Ruji said community leaders at all levels should work together with security forces, especially in conveying information that could jeopardize the security of their villages.



“The task of defending our security should not be placed on the security force’s shoulders only; it should be borne by all levels of the community, including youths who are easily influenced by subversive elements which could lead to the destruction of the country’s development.



“Do not become stooges of intruders or criminals,” he said in his speech at ESSCom with Community Leaders meeting at Dewan Belia, Kunak yesterday.



Ruji said ESSCom was currently in the process of relocating several water villages in Semporna and Sandakan as announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Budget 2015.



“We will review several needs on restructuring and relocating several water villages in ESSZone that are suspected to be the nests of illegal immigrants who commit crimes such as the smuggling of drugs which can become a threat to the future of youths.



“This matter need cooperation from all parties, including heads of villages, chairmen of JKKK and youth associations,” he added.







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Mesyuarat K1M Selemas

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Demo #Gasak

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MACC and Esscom to flush illegal Pakistanis


KOTA KINABALU - Anti-Corruption officers have joined forces with the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) to flush out the remaining number of Pakistanis staying in the State with visas obtained fraudulently through a syndicate involving immigration officers.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Prosecuting Officer Awang Samsul Baharam Bungso said the agency, which embarked on an investigation following a public complaint early this year, has in its possession a list of the wanted Pakistanis.



He did not disclose any figure but said MACC was expecting to make more arrests with the help of Esscom throughout the State.



Regarding the eight immigration officers who were detained in connection with the said syndicate, Awang Samsul investigations were still on-going.



On Friday, three more Pakistanis were hauled before the court and charged with using these documents to stay on in Sabah despite knowing the particulars on their marital status are false.



Iqbal Hussain Gul Wazir, 37, Saleem Nawab, 32, and Ibrar Khan Ibrahim Khan pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Dato Ishak Bakri when the charge was read to them, respectively.



For Ibrar, the charge against him was interpreted in the Pashtun language by his relative as he did not understand Bahasa Malaysia.



All of them were sentenced to three months' jail and fined RM10,000 or a month behind bars each.



Ishak ordered them referred to the Immigration Department upon completing their jail sentence.



The three Pakistanis had used Multiple Entry Visas issued by the Lahad Datu Immigration Department when they knew the details on the documents were fake.



On Iqbal's visa, the false information was in regard to his wife, one Azfarain Azman and he was found using the document at 10.30pm Feb. 7 this year at the MACC premises in the Federal Administration Complex here.



On Saleem's visa, it was falsely stated that his wife's name was Norliha Ali Hassan and he was found using the document at 10pm on Feb. 11 this year at Kg Likas, here.



Meanwhile, on Ibrar's Multiple Entry Visa it was falsely stated that his wife's name was Laidah Suka and he had used the document at 2pm on Feb 11 this year at the Menumbok Immigration Control Post.



All three were not married to the women mentioned in their visas.



The offence under Section 471 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 465 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to two years or fine, or both, on conviction.



During mitigation, Iqbal told the court that he has a wife and seven children in Pakistan and he came in the State to work as he is the sole breadwinner.



Saleem asked for his jail sentence to be minimal saying he needed to look after his three children and wife in his hometown.



Ibrar through his counsel Dato Rakhbir Singh applied for a lenient sentence on the grounds that he was first and young offender.



Rakhbir said the Multiple Entry Visa was valid as it was issued by the Lahad Datu Immigration Department.



However, Awang Samsul asked for both a fine and jail sentence to be imposed on the three Pakistanis as there was no special circumstances for them to get a minimum sentence.



He informed the court that the three Pakistanis were brought from the Temporary Detention Centre in Papar.



According to Awang Samsul, Friday was their last day under remand but that he did not receive any information regarding the immigration offence they committed.



On Thursday, the first four Pakistanis were charged with similar offences and two who pleaded guilty were jailed three months and fined RM10,000 in default another month in prison.



Two others claimed trial and the court set March 17 for case management.



It was earlier reported that more Pakistanis would be facing similar charges in the coming days here and in Sandakan, Tawau as well as Lahad Datu.



From: SaSa General FEED
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