Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
20-Point Agreement Between Sabah and Malaya
Point 1: Religion
While there was no objection to Islam being the national religion of Malaysia there should be no State religion in North Borneo, and the provisions relating to Islam in the present Constitution of Malaya should not apply to North Borneo
Point 2: Language
- a. Malay should be the national language of the Federation
- b. English should continue to be used for a period of 10 years after Malaysia Day
- c. English should be an official language of North Borneo for all purposes, State or Federal, without limitation of time.
Point 3: Constitution
Whilst accepting that the present Constitution of the Federation of Malaya should form the basis of the Constitution of Malaysia, the Constitution of Malaysia should be a completely new document drafted and agreed in the light of a free association of states and should not be a series of amendments to a Constitution drafted and agreed by different states in totally different circumstances. A new Constitution for North Borneo (Sabah) was of course essential.
Point 4: Head of Federation
The Head of State in North Borneo should not be eligible for election as Head of the Federation
Point 5: Name of Federation
“Malaysia” but not “Melayu Raya”
Point 6: Immigration
Control over immigration into any part of Malaysia from outside should rest with the Central Government but entry into North Borneo should also require the approval of the State Government. The Federal Government should not be able to veto the entry of persons into North Borneo for State Government purposes except on strictly security grounds. North Borneo should have unfettered control over the movements of persons other than those in Federal Government employ from other parts of Malaysia into North Borneo.
Point 7: Right of Secession
Point 8: Borneanisation
Point 9: British Officers
Point 10: Citizenship
The recommendation in paragraph 148(k) of the Report of the Cobbold Commission should govern the citizenship rights in the Federation of North Borneo subject to the following amendments:
- a) sub-paragraph (i) should not contain the proviso as to five years residence
- b) in order to tie up with our law, sub-paragraph (ii)(a) should read “7 out of 10 years” instead of “8 out of 10 years”
- c) sub-paragraph (iii) should not contain any restriction tied to the citizenship of parents – a person born in North Borneo after Malaysia must be federal citizen.
Point 11: Tariffs and Finance
Point 12: Special position of indigenous races
In principle the indigenous races of North Borneo should enjoy special rights analogous to those enjoyed by Malays in Malaya, but the present Malaya formula in this regard is not necessarily applicable in North Borneo.
Point 13: State Government
- a) the Chief Minister should be elected by unofficial members of Legislative Council
- b) There should be a proper Ministerial system in North Borneo.
Point 14: Transitional period
This should be seven years and during such period legislative power must be left with the State of North Borneo by the Constitution and not be merely delegated to the State Government by the Federal Government.
Point 15: Education
Point 16: Constitutional safeguardsNo amendment modification or withdrawal of any special safeguard granted to North Borneo should be made by the Central Government without the positive concurrence of the Government of the State of North Borneo
The power of amending the Constitution of the State of North Borneo should belong exclusively to the people in the state.
(Note: The United Party, The Democratic Party and the Pasok Momogun Party considered that a three-fourth majority would be required in order to effect any amendment to the Federal and State Constitutions whereas the UNKO and USNO considered a two-thirds majority would be sufficient.)
Point 17: Representation in Federal Parliament
Point 18: Name of Head of State
Point 19: Name of State
Point 20: Land, Forests, Local Government, etc.
The provisions in the Constitution of the Federation in respect of the powers of the National Land Council should not apply in North Borneo. Likewise, the National Council for Local Government should not apply in North Borneo.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Peace! Let's see how far this will lead us to.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
When we were chit-chatting away, I noticed how young and glowy she looked. And she spoke fluent english! hahaha. She was just so cool. The way she talks.. the way she brings herself.. all coolness. I like how she was so so so calm and relax.. well that's how Nenek has always been for me as far as I remember. I asked her a heck lot of questions about her and Kongkong.. but I can't recall what were the questions. But I do know that I was fully aware that it was just a dream and how glad I was to see her again. And I didn't wanna miss the chance to talk to her. I've always wished how I was much older and hadn't taken her for granted when she was still alive because I wanna hear her stories and have a lot to ask now that I have a fully developed brain.
And then here comes the small bits of the dream that came and went by fleetingly when we were yapping away. Like a video clip, these are scenes or sometimes snaps of things that came in transitions.. one fading away into another. First it was Kongkong's birthday... when Nenek was talking about it, a print of his birthday typed on an old and rusty paper appeared.. it was only for a short while and back to Nenek and I. Then when she was talking about the family(in Ranau), came in this scene of Aping and Kelek doing a dance in the water.. they looked so beautifully funny. They wore a long flowy top, almost like a top dress.. and long white tights. Their friends were in it as well. All looking like pretty angels or fairies dancing in the water only that they're boys. They were all glowing with the added effects of the flowy top and the all-white attire~ In the dream, I viewed them from the bottom of what seemed to me like an ocean or some kind of a pool, as they were swimming and dancing away to the surface. But being them, all that was meant to be a joke to entertain Nenek. It was damn funny. I liked it when they stop, pose, twirl and swim away whenever they come infront of me.
I never realized how much I've missed Nenek until I had this dream. After waking up, I teared a little when I think of the dream. First thing I did was to text my dad about it. And being my dad, he replied a simple "ok". That's my dad. I know he misses her too.
Till my next dream.. Au revoir et bonne soirée!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
On another unrelated incident, I have finally discovered who is the culprit of that recent stench at my doorstep. And it is because of this:
Yes, a cat pooped near my shoes. I wasn't aware of it all this while because it was initially hidden in between my shoes until I finally saw it just now on the way back from the toilet. I think I know which cat did this, I've seen it slept on my shoes for a few times before and I let it because it looked so cute. And now it's betrayed me, the next time I see the cat I'm gonna give it a tight slap.
Gotta go, been holding my poo for this entry. The sensation is becoming unbearable. See you!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Unrelated note(for myself): Please God help me out of this situation. It's kinda tearing me inside. *big sigh*. I feel like a total hypocrite. I can't stand it. I wish everything would be back to normal or this thing would turn into something normal and all of us can get back to our own lives like nothing happened. sigh sigh sigh.