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Friday, October 23, 2020

Yong: Hentikan pinjaman SDB bernilai RM300 juta kepada Air Asia | Put a stop to the RM300 million SDB loan to Air Asia



 


Yong: Hentikan pinjaman SDB bernilai RM300 juta kepada Air Asia

 

Kota Kinabalu, Jumaat, 23 Oktober 2020

 

Kerajaan Sabah yang baru mesti menghentikan pinjaman RM300 juta yang diluluskan oleh Sabah Development Bank kepada Air Asia kerana SDB diberi mandat untuk memberikan pembiayaan pembangunan kepada projek-projek di Sabah dan bukan pada usaha yang berisiko.

 

Industri penerbangan bukanlah sesuatu yang harus ditanggung oleh SDB semasa wabak koronavirus. Mana-mana pegawai bank dan pengusaha tahu apa krisis yang dihadapi oleh industri penerbangan.

 

Seperti yang dilaporkan, Malaysia Airports telah menyaman Air Asia berjumlah RM78.16 juta

 

Adakah pinjaman RM300 juta oleh SDB kepada Air Asia melebihi Had Peminjam Tunggal mengikut standard perbankan?

 

Oleh kerana kerajaan baru sahaja memegang jawatan tiga minggu yang lalu, adalah selamat untuk mengatakan bahawa pinjaman tersebut telah diluluskan semasa era pemerintahan yang lalu. SDB harus dipertanggungjawabkan untuk kelulusan pinjaman.

 

Menurut laporan berita nasional dan antarabangsa, SDB telah meluluskan pinjaman RM300 juta kepada Air Asia "untuk memastikan syarikat penerbangan tetap bertahan di tengah wabak koronavirus". Laporan tersebut menyatakan bahawa pinjaman berjumlah RM300 juta itu "akan membuat syarikat penerbangan bertahan selama dua bulan, membiayai operasi tempatan."

 

Apa yang akan berlaku selepas dua bulan dan syarikat penerbangan tidak pulih? Bagaimana jika Air Asia berakhir seperti Dragon Air, yang merupakan anak syarikat Cathay Pacific yang hebat, sebuah syarikat penerbangan Hong Kong? (Dua hari yang lalu, Cathay Pacific telah menutup Dragon Air).

 

Menurut laporan berita yang sama, AirAsia dilaporkan akan mengumpulkan RM2.5 bilion pada akhir tahun. Dua minggu lalu, "syarikat jangka panjangnya AirAsia X Bhd mencadangkan penstrukturan hutang dan pemotongan modal saham bernilai AS $ 15.3 bilion (RM63.5 bilion) untuk mengelakkan pembubaran." Sangat membimbangkan bahawa laporan tersebut sudah membicarakan tentang "mengelakkan pembubaran."

 

Berapalah sangat RM300 juta berbanding hutang RM66 bilion yang terdedah kepada Air Asia? Bagaimana RM300 juta dana SDB yang kecil dapat membantu Air Asia terus bertahan? RM300 juta hanyalah 4.5% daripada pendedahan hutang Air Asia.

 

Sebaliknya, RM300 juta dapat banyak membantu menghidupkan semula ekonomi Sabah dengan memberi pinjaman kepada sektor perumahan atau pertanian mahupun pembinaan di Sabah.

 

Kami berharap Air Asia dan Malaysia Airlines dapat terus berkhidmat untuk negara tetapi bagi Sabah dan Bank Pembangunan Sabah adalah tidak untuk mengambil risiko dana yang sangat terhad untuk "menjaga Air Asia tetap bertahan." Sekiranya ada pertolongan yang diperlukan untuk memastikan Air Asia dan Malaysia Airlines tetap bertahan, maka kerajaan Persekutuan harus melaksanakan tugasnya.

 

Datuk Yong Teck Lee

Presiden SAPP, Adun (Dilantik)

 

Yong: Put a stop to the RM300 million SDB loan to Air Asia

 

Kota Kinabalu, Friday, 23 October 2020

 

The new Sabah government must put a stop to the RM300 million loan approved by the Sabah Development Bank to Air Asia because SDB is mandated to provide development financing to projects in Sabah and not on risky ventures.

 

The airline industry is hardly something that SDB should be taking risks in during the coronavirus pandemic. Any banker and businessman know what crisis the airline industry facing is.

 

As reported, Air Asia is already being sued by Malaysia Airports for RM78.16 million.

 

Does the RM300 million loan by SDB to one company exceed the Single Borrower's Limit according to banking standards?

 

As the new government has just taken office three weeks ago, it is safe to say that the loan was approved during the era of the last government. SDB should be made answerable for the loan approval.

 

According to national and international news reports, SDB has approved a RM300 million loan to Air Asia “to keep the airline afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic”. The reports stated that the RM300 million loan “would tide the airline over for two months, financing local operations.”

 

What will happen after the two months and the airline has not recovered? What if Air Asia ends up like Dragon Air, which is a subsidiary of the mighty Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flag carrier? (Two days ago, Cathay Pacific had shut down Dragon Air).

 

According to the same news reports, AirAsia is reported to be raising RM2.5 billion by year-end. Two weeks ago, “its long-haul arm AirAsia X Bhd proposed a US$15.3 billion (RM63.5 billion) debt restructuring and cutting share capital to avoid liquidation.” It is alarming that the reports are already talking about “avoiding liquidation.”

 

What is RM300 million compared to the RM66 billion debt that Air Asia exposed to? How can RM300 million of SDB’s meagre funds help to keep Air Asia afloat? RM300 million is only 4.5% of the debt exposure of Air Asia. 

Instead, the RM300 million can do a lot to help revive the Sabah economy by lending to the housing or agricultural or construction sector in Sabah.

 

We wish Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines can continue to serve the nation but it is not for the Sabah government and the Sabah Development Bank to risk its very limited funds to “keep Air Asia afloat.” If any help is needed to keep both Air Asia and Malaysia Airlines afloat, then it is for the Federal government to take up the tasks.

 

Datuk Yong Teck Lee

SAPP President, Assemblyman (Nominated)

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Yong: Sabah memerlukan Menteri Kesihatan yang sejati, bukan yang palsu | Sabah needs a true Minister of health, not a fake one | 沙巴需真正衛生部長 不要「冒牌貨」

Yong: Sabah needs a true Minister of health, not a fake one

By Datuk Yong Teck Lee, SAPP President, Lawyer, Ex-Chief Minister, Assemblyman (Nominated)

 

Kota Kinabalu, Sunday, 18 October 2020

 

As reported, two experts  have claimed that Sabah should have a Minister of Health. These experts are the President of the Malaysia Medical Association (MMA), (Professor Datuk Dr. Subramanian Muniandy) and the Chief Executive Officer of Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy (Encik Azrul Khallid). Both experts are based in Kuala Lumpur.

 

As a lawyer, and not a medical expert, I hope these experts realise that what Sabah needs is a true Minister of Health and not a fake Health minister.

From June 2018 to September 2020, the so-called Sabah Health Minister and his “Health Ministry” had absolutely no authority over the medical services in Sabah. Did any member of the MMA or its Sabah branch ever bother about the “Sabah Minister of Health”?

 

Sabah’s former Ministry of Health had no budget, no power

 

What is the budget for medical services in the so-called Ministry of Health? Nil.

What legal authority did that” Health Ministry” have over any hospital, clinic or medical officer? None.

Did that Health Ministry have any say in the training, registration and practice of any medical officer in Sabah? None.

Instead, when the then “Minister of Health” visited hospitals, he was asked to donate filing cabinets and to repair car parks.  Please, I call on the medical experts in Kuala Lumpur to stop making fun of Sabah. It is bad enough that Sabahans have been duped by the last Warisan government.

 

The way forward for a true Sabah Health Ministry

 

Now, if we want a true Health Minister for Sabah, the following actions need to be taken:-

 

1.            In the Federal constitution, the item “Medicine and health” (hospitals, clinics, medical profession etc.) to be transferred from the Federal List to the State List. This means that Health will truly become a state government matter.

 

2.            All the federal budget that is to be spent on the Medical services in Sabah to be transferred to the Sabah government. This is in the billions of ringgit per annum.

 

3.            The Medical Act 1971 to be amended by taking Sabah (and maybe Sarawak) out of that Act. A new “Sabah Medical Act 2021” to be enacted by parliament that empowers the Sabah government to govern the medical services and to regulate the medical profession such as doctors, nurses and other medical personnel.

 

4.            The Malaysia Medical Council to be renamed Peninsula Malaysia Medical Council. A new Sabah Medical Council to be created in that “Sabah Medical Act 2021” to govern the registration and practice of the medical profession in Sabah.

 

5.            In the meantime, the Malaysia Medical Council to be reconstituted so that one third of its council members come from Sabah, and one third from Sarawak, consistent with the principle of equal status. At the moment, only 2 of the 32 members of the Malaysia Medical Council are from Sabah.

 

6.            The MMA to tell the federal government to transfer “health” from federal to Sabah state authority. Similarly, the Galen Centre, which is an independent public policy organisation, should openly voice support for the above transfer of “health” from federal to State authority.

 

Sabah Law Society a success story

 

In Sabah, the Sabah government should support the Sabah Medical Association (SAMA), founded in 1971, to become the fore runner of the Sabah Medical Council. This is similar to the Sabah Law Association, which is an NGO, that pursued and got the Sabah Law Society (a statutory body) after 20 years of persistence. This SLS has regulatory and disciplinary powers over the legal profession in Sabah. In other  words, the Bar Council of Malaysia has no power over the legal profession in Sabah.

 

Learn from the success story of the Sabah Law Society, a statutory body established by the Advocates Ordinance (Sabah Cap. 2) (as amended by the Advocates (Sabah)(Amendment) Act 2016) which came into effect on 1 July 2017. The legal profession in Peninsula Malaysia and in Sarawak are separately government by their own Bar Council and The Advocates Association of Sarawak respectively.

 

Until such time that the above constitutional and financial actions are taken, any call for the creation of a Health Ministry for Sabah is to make fun of Sabahans.

 

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Yong: Sabah memerlukan Menteri Kesihatan yang sejati, bukan yang palsu

 

Kota Kinabalu, Ahad, 18 Oktober 2020

 

Seperti yang dilaporkan, dua pakar telah mendakwa bahawa Sabah harus mempunyai Menteri Kesihatan. Pakar-pakar ini adalah Presiden Persatuan Perubatan Malaysia (MMA), (Profesor Datuk Dr. Subramanian Muniandy) dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Galen Center for Health and Social Policy (Encik Azrul Khallid). Kedua-dua pakar itu berpusat di Kuala Lumpur.

 

Sebagai peguam, dan bukan pakar perubatan, saya harap para pakar ini menyedari bahawa apa yang Sabah perlukan adalah Menteri Kesihatan yang sebenar dan bukan menteri Kesihatan yang palsu.

 

Dari bulan Jun 2018 hingga September 2020, apa yang disebut Menteri Kesihatan Sabah dan "Kementerian Kesihatan "nya sama sekali tidak mempunyai kuasa atas perkhidmatan perubatan di Sabah. Adakah mana-mana anggota MMA atau cawangan Sabahnya pernah mengambil peduli tentang "Menteri Kesihatan Sabah"?

 

Bekas Kementerian Kesihatan Sabah tidak mempunyai anggaran, tidak ada kekuatan

 

Berapa anggaran untuk perkhidmatan perubatan di Kementerian Kesihatan? Tiada.

 

Apa kuasa perundangan yang dimiliki oleh "Kementerian Kesihatan" di hospital, klinik atau pegawai perubatan? Tiada.

 

Adakah Kementerian Kesihatan itu mempunyai pandangan dalam latihan, pendaftaran dan amalan mana-mana pegawai perubatan di Sabah? Tiada.

 

Sebagai gantinya, ketika “Menteri Kesihatan” ketika itu mengunjungi hospital, dia diminta untuk menyumbangkan almari arkib dan memperbaiki tempat letak kereta. Tolong, saya meminta pakar perubatan di Kuala Lumpur untuk berhenti mengejek Sabah. Cukup buruk bahawa rakyat Sabah telah ditipu oleh pemerintah Warisan yang lalu.

 

Jalan ke hadapan untuk Kementerian Kesihatan Sabah yang sebenar

 

Sekarang, jika kita menginginkan Menteri Kesihatan Sabah yang sebenar, tindakan berikut perlu diambil: -

 

1. Dalam perlembagaan Persekutuan, item "Perubatan dan kesihatan" (hospital, klinik, profesion perubatan dll)  dipindahkan dari Daftar Persekutuan ke Daftar Negeri. Ini bererti bahawa Kesihatan benar-benar akan menjadi urusan kerajaan negeri.

 

2.Semua belanjawan persekutuan yang akan dibelanjakan untuk perkhidmatan Perubatan di Sabah untuk dipindahkan ke kerajaan Sabah. Ini adalah berbilion-bilion ringgit setahun.

 

3. Akta Perubatan 1971  perlu dipinda dengan mengeluarkan Sabah (dan mungkin Sarawak) dari Akta tersebut. Satu "Akta Perubatan Sabah 2021" yang baru yang akan dilakukan oleh parlimen yang memberi kuasa kepada pemerintah Sabah untuk mengurus perkhidmatan perubatan dan mengatur profesion perubatan seperti doktor, jururawat dan kakitangan perubatan lain.

 

4. Majlis Perubatan Malaysia dinamakan semula sebagai Majlis Perubatan Semenanjung Malaysia. Majlis Perubatan Sabah baru yang akan diwujudkan dalam "Akta Perubatan Sabah 2021" untuk menguruskan pendaftaran dan amalan profesion perubatan di Sabah.

 

5. Sementara itu, Majlis Perubatan Malaysia akan dibentuk semula sehingga satu pertiga daripada anggota dewannya berasal dari Sabah, dan satu pertiga dari Sarawak, selaras dengan prinsip status samarata. Pada masa ini, hanya 2 dari 32 anggota Majlis Perubatan Malaysia yang berasal dari Sabah.

 

6. MMA memberitahu kerajaan pusat untuk memindahkan "kesihatan" dari persekutuan ke negeri Sabah. Begitu juga, Pusat Galen, yang merupakan organisasi dasar awam yang bebas, harus secara terbuka menyuarakan sokongan untuk pemindahan "kesihatan" di atas dari pihak berkuasa persekutuan ke Negeri.

 

kisah kejayaan Sabah Law Society

 

Di Sabah, kerajaan Sabah harus menyokong Persatuan Perubatan Sabah (SAMA), yang ditubuhkan pada tahun 1971, untuk menjadi peneraju pertama Majlis Perubatan Sabah. Ini serupa dengan Persatuan Undang-Undang Sabah, yang merupakan NGO, yang mengejar dan mendapatkan Persatuan Undang-Undang Sabah (badan berkanun) setelah 20 tahun bertahan. SLS ini mempunyai kuasa peraturan dan tatatertib terhadap profesion undang-undang di Sabah. Dengan kata lain, Majlis Peguam Malaysia tidak mempunyai kuasa terhadap profesion undang-undang di Sabah.

 

Belajar dari kisah kejayaan Persatuan Undang-Undang Sabah, sebuah badan berkanun yang ditubuhkan oleh Advocates Ordinance (Sabah Cap. 2) (sebagaimana yang dipinda oleh Advokat (Sabah) (Pindaan) 2016) yang berkuatkuasa pada 1 Julai 2017. profesion perundangan di Semenanjung Malaysia dan di Sarawak secara berasingan ditadbir oleh Majlis Peguam dan Persatuan Advokat Sarawak.

 

 

Sebarang tuntutan untuk mewujudkan Kementerian Kesihatan untuk Sabah adalah satu ejekan terhadap orang Sabah sekiranya pada masa yang sama tindakan perlembagaan dan kewangan belum dilaksanakan.

 

Datuk Yong Teck Lee

Presiden SAPP, Peguam, Bekas Ketua Menteri, ADUN (DiLantik)

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新聞稿】亞庇20201018日訊

 

楊德利:沙巴需真正衛生部長 不要「冒牌貨」

 

 

新聞報道,兩名專業人士宣稱沙巴應該需要衛生部長。他們分別是馬來西亞醫藥協會主席(拿督蘇巴馬廉博士)及Galen衛生及社會政策中心總裁(Azrul Khalid)。他們倆皆來自吉隆坡。

 

身為律師,我不是醫藥專員,我希望這些專業人士能夠知曉沙巴所需的是真正的衛生部長,而不是「冒牌貨」。

 

20206月至9月期間,所謂的沙巴衛生部長和他的「衛生部」完全沒有沙巴醫療服務的管轄權。是否有任何馬來西亞醫藥協會或其沙巴分會會員在乎過「沙巴衛生部長」?

 

 

沙巴前衛生部長沒有撥款、沒有權力

 

所謂「衛生部長」有甚麼醫療服務撥款?沒有。

所謂「衛生部」對任何醫院、診所所或醫務人員有何法定管轄權?沒有。

該名衛生部長對沙巴醫務官員的培訓、註冊及執任有說話權嗎?沒有。

 

實際上,當時的「衛生部長」在官訪醫院時,他被要求損助檔案櫃及修葺停車場。拜托,我要求吉隆坡的醫藥專員停止取笑沙巴。沙巴人被前朝民興黨政府欺騙已經夠淒慘了。

 

 

成立沙巴真正衛生部的可行方案

 

如今,如果我們要沙巴有個真正的衛生部長,必須執行以下行動:

 

1.    《聯邦憲法》中的「醫藥和衛生」(醫院、診所、醫藥專員等)必須從聯邦名單轉移至沙巴名單中。這表示,整個衛生事務將真正變成沙巴政府的事務。

 

 

2.    所有沙巴醫藥服務的聯邦撥款,全數交予沙巴政府。這將是每年數十億令吉的數額。

 

3.    1971年醫藥法令》必須修訂,將沙巴(可能連同砂拉越)字眼刪除。並由國會制定全新的《2021年沙巴醫藥法令》,授權沙巴政府管轄醫藥服務及醫藥專員,如醫生、護士及其他醫務人員。

 

4.    馬來西亞醫藥理事會必須易名為馬來西亞半島醫藥理事會。依據將納入《2021年沙巴醫藥法令》的條款,成立全新的沙巴醫藥理事會,用於管制沙巴醫務專員的註冊及實踐。

 

5.    與此同時,馬來西亞醫藥理事會必須修改章程,其理事會必須要有三分之一的成員來自沙巴,另外三分之一來自砂拉越,以符合平等地位的原則。目前,馬來西亞醫藥理事會32名成員中,沙巴僅有2名代表。

 

6.    馬來西亞醫藥協會要聯邦政府將「衛生」管轄權交回給沙巴當局。同時,作為獨立公共政策組織的Galen中心,應該要公開聲援這項將「衛生」從聯邦轉交給沙巴當局。

 

沙巴律師公會是成功例子

 

在沙巴,沙巴政府應該要協助成立於1971的沙巴醫藥協會(SAMA),成為沙巴醫藥理事會的先驅。這和沙巴律師協會(非政府組織)的爭取下,變成沙巴律師公會(法定機構),經歷20年仍健存。這個沙巴師律協會對沙巴的律師擁有管制及紀律管轄權。換言之,馬來西亞律師公會(Bar Council of Malaysia)對沙巴的律師沒有管轄權。

 

以沙巴律師公會於201771日生效(沙巴律師條例(2016年修訂由沙巴律師修訂)為法定機構的成功案例為鑑。馬來西亞半島及砂拉越的律師是由個別由律師公會及砂拉越律師公會管制。

 

當憲法及財務事務行動實踐前,任何要求沙巴成立衛生部者只不過是在取笑沙巴人。

 

 

拿督楊德利

沙巴進步黨主席

律師

沙巴前首席部長

沙巴官委議員

Friday, October 16, 2020

SAPP: Menteri Kesihatan Sabah tiada peranan memerangi Covid-19 | Sabah so-called Ministry of Health did not help in combating Covid-19


Menteri Kesihatan Sabah tiada peranan memerangi Covid-19


Kota Kinabalu, Jumaat, 16 Oktober 2020


Kementerian Kesihatan Sabah yang disebut tidak dapat membantu memerangi pandemi Covid-19 ketika wabak itu merebak pada Februari tahun ini. Ketika pandemik itu pertama kali menyerang, ia dianggap sebagai masalah pelancongan dan bukan masalah kesihatan. Menteri pelancongan ketika itu berada di kerusi pemandu dan bukannya menteri kesihatan. Bekas Menteri Pelancongan, Datuk Christina Liew, yang kini berpura-pura kecewa kerana tidak ada kementerian kesihatan, tidak boleh melupakannya.


Sebenarnya, kementerian kesihatan itu hanya menambahkan kebingungan terhadap usaha panik untuk membendung dan memerangi wabak tersebut.


Orang awam harus diingatkan bahawa, pada masa itu, terdapat tiga sumber maklumat dan arahan yang berasingan. Kementerian Kesihatan yang disebut itu bukanlah salah satu daripadanya.


Salah satunya adalah Pusat Koman yang diketuai oleh Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri. Yang lain ialah Pengarah Perkhidmatan Perubatan persekutuan. Yang ketiga adalah Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) yang memberikan laporan kemas kini setiap hari oleh Menteri Pertahanan (persekutuan). Apa yang disebut Kementerian Kesihatan Sabah tidak mempunyai peranan.



Sebagai bukti, menteri kesihatan ketika itu, Frankie Poon, telah meminta maaf dalam laporan berita (www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/577758/sabah-minister-clears-air-handling-covid-19-state


Laporan surat khabar di Borneo Post bertarikh 25 Mac 2020 - "Hanya pengarah yang dapat mendedahkan maklumat Covid-19 di Sabah" dan tajuk Daily Express "Menteri menjelaskan mengapa maklumat lambat diketahui" (Foto dilampirkan)



Kekecohan oleh Pembantu Menteri (Datuk Jimmy Wong Sze Phin) yang merungut penutupan ladang dan jeti kelapa sawit adalah kemuncak dari kekacauan yang melanda pemerintahan Warisan ketika itu. Bantuan RM900 juta telah diumumkan tetapi ke mana perginya RM900 juta ini?


Semasa kempen pilihan raya, Ketua Menteri ketika itu menegaskan bahawa pesakit Covid-19 dibenarkan keluar dan mengundi. Rakannya, Datuk Mohameddin Ketapi, mantan menteri persekutuan, mendakwa bahawa pandemik Covid-19 adalah penipuan yang akan lenyap selepas pilihan raya.


Sepanjang tempoh itu, tidak kedengaran dari apa yang disebut Menteri Kesihatan Sabah yang berasal dari Sandakan di mana terdapatnya timbunan sampah tidak dikutip, menimbulkan risiko kesihatan. Oleh itu, mari kita hentikan perbincangan politik dan berhenti berpura-pura bahawa gelombang pandemik semasa akan diselesaikan sekiranya ada Kementerian Kesihatan Sabah.


Lihat laman web kerajaan Sabah untuk fungsi Kementerian Kesihatan.



Inilah yang disebut oleh Portfolio dibawah kementerian Kesihatan Sabah - kesejahteraan (dengan rumah orang tua), PEMADAM, Majlis Wanita. Kementerian yang diketuai oleh Frankie Poon tidak ada kaitan dengan perubatan atau kesihatan. Sebenarnya, kesihatan awam berada di bawah Kementerian Kerajaan Tempatan, yang kini diketuai oleh Datuk Masidi Manjun dalam kerajaan baru.


Kerajaan Warisan telah menyesatkan pemikiran rakyat Sabah selama 2 tahun bahawa ada Kementerian Kesihatan Sabah.



 SAPP: Sabah so-called Ministry of Health did not help in combating Covid-19

Kota Kinabalu, Friday, 16 October 2020 


The so-called Sabah Health Ministry did not help combat the Covid-19 pandemic when the pandemic broke out in February this year. When the pandemic first struck, it was treated as a tourism issue and not a health issue. The then tourism minister was at the driver’s seat instead of the health minister. Ex-Tourism Minister, Datuk Christina Liew, who is now pretending to be disappointed that there is no health ministry, should not forget that. 


In fact, that health ministry only added confusion to the frantic efforts to contain and combat the pandemic. 


People should be reminded that, at the time, there were three separate sources of information and directions. The so-called Ministry of Health was not one of them.


One was the Command Centre headed by the State Secretary. Another was the federal Medical Services Director. The third one was the National Security Council (MKN) giving daily updates by the (federal) Minister of Defence.  The so-called Sabah Ministry of Health had no role to play.


As proof, the then so-called minister of health, Frankie Poon, had excused himself in a news reports (www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/577758/sabah-minister-clears-air-handling-covid-19-state.  



Newspaper report in the Borneo Post dated 25th March 2020 – “Only director can reveal Covid-19 info in Sabah” and Daily Express heading “Minister tells why info slow in coming” (Photos attached)



The outbursts by an Assistant Minister (Datuk Jimmy Wong Sze Phin) lamenting the closure of oil palm plantations and jetties was the tip of the iceberg of the chaos besetting in the then Warisan government. RM900 million assistance was announced but where have this RM900 million gone to? 


During the election campaign, the then Chief Minister insisted that the Covid-19 patients be allowed to come out and vote. His colleague, Datuk Mohameddin Ketapi, a former federal minister, claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic is a hoax that will disappear after the elections. 


During the entire period, there was silence from the so-called Sabah Minister of Health who is from Sandakan, where piles of rubbish are uncollected, creating health risks. So, let’s drop the political talk and stop pretending that the current wave of the pandemic would be solved if there were a Sabah Ministry of Health. 


Look at the Sabah government website for the functions of the Ministry of Health. 



This is what the so-called Ministry of Health had under its portfolio – welfare (with old folks homes), PEMADAM, Women’s Council. The Ministry headed by Frankie Poon had nothing to do with medical or health. In fact, public health comes under the Ministry of Local Government, which is now headed by Datuk Masidi Manjun in the new government. 


The Warisan government have been misleading the Sabah people for 2 years that there was a Sabah Ministry of Health. 


 Jamain sarudin 

SAPP Youth Chief


亞庇2020年10月16日訊


進步黨:所謂沙巴衛生部沒能幫助抗新冠疫情



所謂的沙巴衛生部在今年2月新冠病疫情爆發時,在抗疫方面並沒幫上忙。當疫情開始衝擊沙巴時,其被視為旅遊課題而不是健康課題。當時是由時任旅遊部長主導,而非衛生部長。假裝對沒有衛生部而感到失望的沙巴前旅遊部長拿督劉靜芝不應忘記這一點。


事實上,在對抗疫情並切斷傳染鏈期間,沙巴衛生部只令情況更加混亂。


大家需要知道,當時有三個獨立單位負責公佈消息和發出指示。而所謂的沙巴衛生部卻不包括在內。


這些單位分別是由沙巴州秘書領導的控制中心、聯邦醫藥部總監及國家安全理事會,這是由聯邦國防部長發表。所謂的沙巴衛生部長全然沒有作用。


作為佐證,當時的所謂衛生部長潘明豐曾在報章新聞中作出澄清。

(www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/577758/sabah-minister-clears-air-handling-covid-19-state)


婆羅洲郵報於2020年3月25日報道:「只有總監可以公佈沙巴新冠病詳情」,每日快報報道:「部長澄清為何消息那麼慢」(附圖)


首長署時任助理部長拿督黃仕平公開感嘆油棕園和碼頭被關閉停工;這只是民興黨政府陷入混亂的冰山一角。 當時宣布撥出9億令吉的援助,這些款項去了哪裡?


在競選期間,時任首長還堅持要新病患者獲准出來投票。他的同僚拿督默哈末丁(前聯邦部長)則宣稱,新冠疫情只不過是惡作劇,競選之後就會消失。


整個過程中,來自山打根的所謂沙巴衛生部長只能靜靜。許多地方垃圾大量堆積無人收,引發健康危機。 因此,別再發表政治偽論,不要假稱只要沙巴有衛生部就可以解決當前的疫情。


請看看發佈在沙巴政府網站關於衛生部的功能。(請參閱截圖)


隶屬所謂衛生部的局和機構:公共福利局(老人院)、反毒理事會及婦女事務局。這個由潘明豐領導的部門根本沒有涉及醫藥或保健。事實上,公共衛生事務被納入地方政府部的權限,目前新政府是由拿督馬西迪掌管這個部門。


民興黨政府過去2年以沙巴衛生部誤導沙巴人。



賈麥因

沙巴進步黨青年團團長

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Hisham: Malaysia has priority recipient status for Chinese Covid-19 vaccine (updated)

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has been given priority recipient status for a Chinese-produced Covid-19 vaccine once it is developed, says Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

The Foreign Minister said the country appreciated China's commitment to prioritise Malaysia for any Covid-19 vaccine.

"We welcome China's agreement to encourage Chinese enterprises to establish all-round cooperation with Malaysian partners in vaccine research and development, and distribution," said Hishammuddin during a joint press conference with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (Oct 13).

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Sabah Cabinet appointments disappointing!

KOTA KINABALU - It is a sad day for the Chinese in Sabah when the new Sabah government did not include a Chinese in the state cabinet.

It was anticipated by the people and community leaders that the government do the right thing to balance the equation of representation of various races in the state cabinet. Unfortunately, after much delay and waiting, the announcement came, but with great disappointment to all.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Hope for Covid-19 vaccine: China's vaccines at final stage of clinical trials

BEIJING (Reuters): A Chinese experimental coronavirus vaccine being developed by the Institute of Medical Biology under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences was shown to be safe in an early stage clinical trial, researchers said.

In a Phase 1 trial of 191 healthy participants aged between 18 and 59, vaccination with the group's experimental shot showed no severe adverse reactions, its researchers said on Tuesday (Oct 6) in a paper posted on medRxiv preprint server ahead of peer review.

The most common adverse reactions reported by the trial participants were mild pain, slight fatigue and redness, itching and swelling at the injection site.

The candidate also induced immune response.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Belajar dari kesilapan Warisan dalam menangani Covid-19, Gesa SAPP

Kota Kinabalu, Ahad, 4 Oktober 2020

Kerajaan pimpinan Perikatan Nasional yang baru dipilih akan dinilai bagaimana ia dapat memulihkan ekonomi, bagaimana menangani gelombang pandemi Covid-19 dan isu panas seperti pendatang tanpa izin, empangan Papar yang dicadangkan dan reformasi tanah.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

PM: Covid-19 outbreak in Sabah started from PTIs in Sabah

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that the recent surge in Covid-19 cases originated from undocumented migrants coming into Sabah.

Muhyiddin, who chaired a special National Security Council (MKN) meeting this morning, said in a statement that the government had decided that all migrants who were arrested would be screened and placed at temporary detention and quarantine centres (PTS).

He added that the government will be setting up more of these centres as the present ones in Sabah were operating at maximum capacity.

Sabah BN man slams Annuar Musa for ‘meddling’ in state affairs

KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) leader has hit out at the coalition’s secretary-general Annuar Musa for overstepping his boundary when he spoke up on matters under the state government’s purview.

Sabah BN Youth chief Abdul Aziz Julkarnain said Annuar had no business making remarks about the lack of Chinese representation in the Sabah Cabinet, or the possibility of a PAS member being appointed as a nominated assemblyman.

Friday, October 2, 2020

PBS no to giving PAS a seat in Sabah assembly

KOTA KINABALU: An objection towards having a PAS member as part of the Sabah state assembly has been raised by PBS, which says there is no basis for the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah state government to consider such a proposal.

PBS president Maximus Ongkili said his party had conveyed its views to Perikatan Nasional chairman Muhyiddin Yassin and state coalition chairman and Chief Minister Hajiji Noor on the call to appoint a representative from the Islamist party to the state assembly.

Jeffrey says "No Way!" Pas member will be appointed to Sabah govt

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has rejected a proposal that a Pas representative will be appointed to the Sabah state assembly and occupy a position in the Law and Native Affairs Ministry.

He said the suggestion was made to create disharmony and hatred in the state.

"I've heard this rumour and fake news. These people are irresponsible for creating concern, saying (a Pas representative) will be appointed as the law and native affairs ministry. No such thing.

Trump, Melania test positive for Covid-19

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for Covid-19 and would immediately quarantine and begin the “recovery process”.

“We will get through this,” Trump tweeted.

Trump’s positive test follows news that Hope Hicks, a top adviser and trusted aide, had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Hicks travels regularly with the president on Air Force One and, along with other senior aides, accompanied him to Ohio for the presidential debate on Tuesday and to Minnesota for a campaign event on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Rough and shaky start for GRS, say analysts

KOTA KINABALU: Political analysts have predicted a tough road ahead for the newly minted Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) government in keeping the coalition together after its victory in last week’s state election.

They say potential infighting, party rivalry and strong personalities within the loose GRS coalition government – comprising Perikatan Nasional, Barisan Nasional and PBS – are among the triggers for everything to crumble.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chinese, the biggest losers in Sabah elections

Reflecting on the just concluded Sabah elections, putting aside party and faction, the Chinese are the biggest losers.

Election statistics showed that Chinese in Sabah, 95% of whom voted for Warisan plus was reminiscent of the General Election pattern in 2018 where Pakatan Harapan grabbed all the Chinese seats with huge majority in every seat.

It was what the Chinese called it "Ninety-Five-Percent" (NFP). However, this NFP call failed to return Warisan-plus the government.

As another Chinese saying “Bring to Holland” meaning being misled similar as the story of the “pied piper” that’s where the Chinese in Sabah are headed now.

Reflections on the Sabah election outcome


 In any contest there are winners and losers. Congratulations to the winning parties. They now have to deliver.

In Malaysia, governments are now short lived with an average life span of two years. There is no guarantee there won’t be any more leapfrogging or switching of allegiance to PH, PN, MN, GRS or any other concocted abbreviation designed to confuse the people. The players are cut from the same cloth.

The question on everybody’s mind is what went wrong with Warisan’s campaign which led to its dismal performance.

The lower voter turnout and the use by Warisan Plus, Upko and PKR of their own symbols could be explained as contributing factors for their poor showing. But this doesn’t explain everything. DAP, which contested under the Warisan banner, did well, winning six of the seven seats it contested. The Chinese voters were solidly behind Warisan.

Whither Sabah’s Chinese?

KOTA KINABALU: Is there room in the new Sabah Cabinet for a Chinese representative? That is the question the community is asking itself after an overwhelming number of them rejected Chinese candidates in the now ruling Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) in favour of those from Warisan Plus.

Liew Vui Keong critically ill?

Kota Kinabalu - It was reported in an online news portal that Datuk Liew Vui Keong, MP for Batu Sapi, a former federal law minister, was warded in Gleneagles Hospital yesterday due to serious lung infection and complications.

Sources said he is in a coma. Liew is also the permanent chairman of Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan).

No further information was available.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Hajiji sworn in as CM, deputies are Bung, Jeffrey, Joachim

Sabah Bersatu chief Hajiji Noor has been sworn in as the new chief minister of Sabah.

He will have three deputies, who are Sabah BN chief Bung Moktar Radin, Star president Jeffrey Kitingan, and PBS vice-president Joachim Gunsalam.

Bung will also hold the portfolio as Sabah housing and local government minister, while Kitingan will be state minister of agriculture and food industries, and Joachim as the state minister of trade and industry.

Monday, September 28, 2020

PBS: 'Ship Party' Warisan offering its YBs money and positions to 'Katak'

Parti Bersatu Sabah has accused “the ship party” of making overtures to entice its newly-elected assemblymen while awaiting the formation of a new state government.

A PBS statement posted on the party’s Facebook page claimed that the party had been targeted for slander, following the uncertainty over the appointment of the new Sabah chief minister.

It said certain people from the “ship party” had begun to contact PBS leaders, with the intention of buying seats. “They are willing to offer money and positions for PBS YB (“Yang Berhormat”, the honorific title of assemblymen).”

Friday, September 25, 2020

What has Shafie done during his 25 years in federal government for Sabah's infrastructure

KOTA KINABALU, September 25, 2020: The Warisan Plus Chief, Shafie Apdal has been touring the State blaming the BN Government for the lack of basic infrastructure, utilities and public amenities in the rural areas. A closer scrutiny will reveal that he has no one to blame but himself and Sabahans should hold him to account for his failure.

Speaking at a ceremony in Papar recently, Shafie said the State was too dependent on the federal government causing the state to have 570 poor schools with the rest unsafe to use. He added that the school infrastructure in rural areas is also incomplete and this proves that Sabah was neglected by the previous federal government.

The people ought to know that Shafie became the Member of Parliament for UMNO, for the Semporna seat in 1995. He then held several positions, including Deputy Minister of Defense from 1999 to 2004. After the 2004 election, he was appointed Minister of Home Affairs, Trade and Consumer Affairs, and later in the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage.

In 2009-2015, he became the Minister of Rural and Regional Development in Najib Razak's Cabinet. He also held the post of UMNO vice-president. This means, Shafie himself has been involved in the Federal Government for not less than 25 years, and the last six years have been directly responsible for rural and regional development.

Shocking! Warisan allocating land in Telipok to illegal immigrants

KOTA KINABALU – It was recently circulated in the social media that the Warisan-plus government (Warisan, PKR, DAP, Upko) under Datuk Shafie had planned to allocate 505 lots of land in Kg Boronuon Jaya, Telipok to Filipino Suluks.

Chong: Frogs will become Angels if they chose Warisan, hypocrites!

KOTA KINABALU - Former Sabah chief minister Chong Kah Kiat has slammed Warisan for “changing its tune” on political defections when it stopped benefitting the party.

In an interview with Daily Express, Chong, the LDP honorary life president said it was ridiculous that Warisan was crying betrayal now when it accepted defectors after the 2018 general election, allowing it to form the state government.

He said if Warisan, which only won 21 seats in 2018, had not accepted Upko assemblymen from Barisan Nasional, there would have been no Warisan-led government.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

PM: DAP's accusation twisted on funds for Kg Sim Sim

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today denied "cancelling" RM4.2 million in allocations for bridge repair works in Kampung Sim-Sim, Sandakan, as previously alleged by the DAP.

In his speech at the Kampung Sim-Sim futsal court, Muhyiddin said he had never instructed for the funds, said to be approved by former finance minister Lim Guan Eng, to be cancelled.
 

"They said I cancelled the RM4.2 million allocation when I took over (the government).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

MCA Likas candidate slams fake nude photos as gutter politics

BN's candidate for the N19 Likas state constituency Dr Chang Kee Ying has condemned the spreading of fake nude photos of her as gutter politics.

"To any candidate trying to make a difference and modernise our political arena, it is sad to see ‘doctored’ or fake nude pictures of me viralled over social media.

"I appeal to all netizens, no matter what your political affiliation, to stop circulating them, and make a united stand against such tactics," Chang said in a statement yesterday.

The 32-year-old said her campaign team also lodged a police report in Kota Kinabalu on the matter.

Everyone’s invited to an evening with our PM

KOTA KINABALU - Perikatan Nasional component, Sabah Progressive Party, announced that the “Prime Minister Meets the People” event will be held at Restoran Masakan Sedap at Hill Top, Luyang on Wednesday 23 September evening.

People from all walks of life are invited to come to the event.

Perikatan Nasional candidate for N21 Luyang Gee Tien Siong, said the original venue was decided at Foh Sang but permit was refused by City Hall.

In order to avoid any fuss, Gee said the organising committee decided to shift the venue to Hill Top. It was later learned that City Hall decided to approve their application later today’s afternoon.

Yong: Enforce security also against illegals inside Sabah

KOTA KINABALU - We are concerned the recent revelation by the security forces by their intelligence on information that certain elements from a neighbouring country are planning to enter Sabah in huge numbers to create disturbance during the election. The alertness of the police and their intelligence is commendable.

I am pleased the police take this matter very seriously and we hope the police, navy, air-force, members of ESSCOM to further enhance and heighten their security and enforcement for the safety of Sabahans. This way, the people will have confidence in the security forces and feel safe, not to be threatened or scared to go to vote, for the right government.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Foreigners planning trouble at Sabah polls, say police

KOTA KINABALU: Police have received intelligence that certain elements from a neighbouring country are planning to enter Sabah in big numbers to create trouble during polling on Saturday, said Sabah police commissioner Hazani Ghazali.

“In conjunction with the Sabah state election, we have received information that immigrants from a neighbouring country will come to Sabah in big numbers to create disturbance.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

SHOCKING! Warisan's Sekong candidate linked to Bali bomber Terrorist Hambali


KOTA KINABALU - Former Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee said there are just too many troubling questions over the choice of the controversial Warisan Sekong candidate that implicates the whole Warisan party. 

He said although the candidate has denied that he is a terrorist, he has also admitted to have made donations that caused him to be detained by Malaysia’s police for preventive measures. 

POLITICS: Wild cards in the Sabah polls

The “Joker” in the Sabah elections deck might be the independent candidates.

There are 56 independents, and there’s a possibility that one, two or three of them can be an “Ace”.

Six assemblymen, who are party-less or not fielded by their party, are defending their seats. They ditched the Warisan Plus government, forcing the dissolution of the state assembly.

SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee contended that an independent stood a chance of winning, especially in a rural constituency where personality overshadows parties.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Muhyiddin launches GRS manifesto, promising better life for Sabahans

KOTA KINABALU: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today launched the manifesto of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) here.

He said the manifesto pledges, based on the rights of Sabah, Shared Prosperity Vision and the unity of


Sabah people, would be fulfilled if the GRS comprising Perikatan Nasional (PN), Barisan Nasional (BN) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) received the people’s mandate to form the new state government in the snap election on Sept 26.