Batang Ai: More Santa ‘instant noodles’ projects


The abuse of government resources continues unabated ahead of the Batang Ai by-election in Sarawak

Pilot project in Sarawak

The Star, April 6, 2009

A children’s activity centre will be set up at a longhouse here under a pilot project to provide early education for rural children….Sixty-two people were given assistance totalling RM15,475, including 33 senior citizens, one disabled person and 21 who received aid for their children….the 36-door longhouse needed repairs and requested an allocation from the Government….In response, Dr Ng pledged to raise the RM40,000 needed.

Syed Hamid was speaking to reporters after presenting birth certificates to 38 recipients from the Lubok Antu district at Rumah Johnson, Kaong Ili, here yesterday. The oldest recipient was 55 years old, while the youngest was nine.

To another question, he said the timing of the handing over of these certificates close to the by-election was not deliberate.

“We are now issuing them with the identification documents because that is their right as genuine citizens of Malaysia. With these documents, they can enjoy their rights to have education and any other benefit,” he said.

The Star & Borneo Post, April 6, 2009

Joseph Salang, who is also Deputy Minister of Energy, Water and Communications, launched the Cyberkids programme at SK Lubok Antu and said MCMC would erect three more communications towers in Lubok Antu to improve cellular services in the area. They would be set up in San Semanju, the Batang Ai Resettlement Scheme Phase 2 and Engkilili.

Borneo Post, April 5th, 2009

Electricity will come to longhouses in Lubok Antu, assures Tengah

Borneo Post, April 4th, 2009

…there have been many government vehicles going around in Lubok Antu to help out BN’s candidate in his campaigning… government departments and agencies should be neutral in any election campaign…. (MAFREL Press Statement, April 5, 2009)

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7 Apr 2009 11.38am

Yes, its better then what PAS/DAP/PKR can give, but, are you willing to give away your future with just a simple exchange of Identity Card (which by default every single Malaysian should have)???? Cut the crab.

7 Apr 2009 7.59am

Residents of Batang Ai the whole of Mlaysia is watching you. Dont be hoodwinked by the instant approved projects. Choose the canidate who can represent you and not by those who promise everything under the sun.They have been there for 50 years and only when there is an election you get to see them.So, make the right chioce!

7 Apr 2009 1.55am

Better than what pas/dap/pkr can give.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng
Samuel Goh Kim Eng
7 Apr 2009 12.47am


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Without the price of voting merely by rote

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Tue. 7th Apr. 2009.

6 Apr 2009 9.44pm

Aiya,ada pilihanraya kecil baru dapat kad

Sudah si botak!!!!

6 Apr 2009 9.26pm

Changes? What changes? 😀

This is the much touted sales pitch by UMNO nowadays with the arrival of Najib. Not even a week, and it’s already cliched.

Way to go, BN !

6 Apr 2009 9.08pm

The people of Batang Ai must be thinking that all their Christmases have come at once. Never before have such funds, development and goodies been poured into their community. Can blame them if they vote BN out of shock and awe.