Sunday, 27 May 2012

20 POINTS NO LONGER VALID




KOTA KINABALU: State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said said the 20 Points agreement on Sabah's safeguards for agreeing to Malaysia's formation is no longer valid because it is already part of the Malaysian Constitution.

He said because of the opposition's grip on the online platform, the issue has been used to garner support from the people, when in fact the agreement doesn't exist anymore.

"We need to convince the young that such agreement doesn't exist anymore. We can't be swayed by the opposition as if the agreement is still valid.

"The struggle of Sabah is its development. We must also convince them that the Barisan Nasional government is fighting the real struggles of the State," he said, when launching the Cyber Trooper Workshop at 1Borneo.

Salleh, who is also Sabah Umno deputy chief, said the opposition also claimed that the leaders here are merely tools of the Federal Government and portrayed themselves as the heroes of the State.

"This is why they keep on winning the cyber warfare.

So we need to raise such issue that is relevant to the people here," he added.

He said in reality cyber warfare is a war to win the minds of the people and that the BN needs to go all out and win the war.

"Now the world has changed and we have to change our objectives.

And today our war is different and our views have become different.

"With all this technological advancement, the opposition have used other methods to influence the community. We see from previous elections, they have used various new methods to tarnish the image of the BN," he said.

Citing an example Salleh said during the late 90s (former Deputy Prime Minister) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim purposely made it obvious to the public about his black eye and openly claimed he was roughed up by the police.

"He did this purposely to fool the people into believing he was injured by the police," he said.

Salleh, however, said the war is still the same but its methods have changed, largely done online and for that reason the Cyber Troopers have been formed.

He hoped the Cyber Troopers will help correct the false allegations made by the opposition against the Barisan Nasional government.

"We must win this war and we can't fail. Otherwise, the Barisan Nasional will risk losing.

"The opposition have influenced the youth until they have become determined to see the downfall of the Government," said Salleh, adding this has also bred youths making street demonstrations a trend.

To win the cyber warfare, Salleh said planning is important and that 50 per cent of wars are won through planning.

He also advised them to avoid self-indulgence and arguing only between each other but instead go all out and correct misconceptions in the Internet.

"We need to keep everyone informed with correct and accurate information. And if possible we must counter the allegations of the opposition online."

Meanwhile, 83 youth from Umno and component parties are participating in the three-day workshop which ends Sunday (today).

Among those present was Sabah Umno Youth Information leader, Sh Sahar Sh Ading, who is also chairman of Sabah Umno's New Media Unit.

The 20 Points as agreed by the political parties then were about matters which the people of North Borneo felt deeply about i.e. - no State religion, use of English as official language, new Federal Constitution and not the Malayan Constitution with amendments. Strong state control over Immigration, land, forests and local govt, no right of secession and Borneonisation, among others.

However, many of them were annuled during the Usno era. (DE)

27 comments:

  1. Respon yang agak mengejutkan daripada DS Salleh.

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    1. kenyataan ini pasti akan menyinggung perasaan penduduk Sabah.

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    2. Indeed, its bring more negative impact from the public.

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  2. Kelemahan pentadbiran pemimpin masa lalu yang telah mengakibatkan impak negatifnya sehingga sekarang.

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    1. kesilapan lama jadikan pengajaran. semoga Sabah sudah matang menilai dan membuat keputusan yang berkaitan dengan kesejahteraan negeri dan rakyat.

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  3. Apa pun yang penting sekali adalah kepentingan dan hak penduduk SAbah seharusnya diperjuangkan.

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  4. Perjuangan 20 perkara harus diteruskan. The people of Sabah deserve the points.

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  5. Kenapa tidak sah lagi? Harus juga kerajaan menunaikan perjanjian yagn dibuat semam pembentukan.

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  6. "Cyber war" merupakan peperangan yang lagi tidak dikawal. Ia membawa kesanyang amat positif dan amat negatif juga.

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  7. Perjanjian tidak akan lenyap selepas bertahun-tahun juga, harus diusaha dan ditunaikan.

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    1. Ini pasti akan mengelirukan ramai orang..

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  8. He said in reality cyber warfare is a war to win the minds of the people and that the BN needs to go all out and win the war.

    Jika cyber digunakan dengan wajar, agak baik untuk membantu menyampaikan message yang positif juga.

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  9. Maximus cakap masih valid. yang mana betul??

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    1. Salleh perlu memohon maaf kepada rakyat di negeri ini jika pandangan beliau tidak dipersetujui oleh majoriti pemimpin politik dan rakyat Sabah..

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  10. sebelum buat kenyataan atau pandangan berkenaan dengan isu yang kontroversi seperti 20 perkara, baik Salleh kaji dulu sedalam2nya dan kumpulkan seberapa banyak bukti/fakta untuk menyokong pandangan beliau..

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  11. The content and spirit of the 20 points document on Sabah’s safeguards for the formation of Malaysia is forever valid and relevant by virtue of them being incorporated in the Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) report and Federal Constitution, opines Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.

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  12. The Kota Marudu MP said the 20 points made in a memorandum by seven political parties in 1962 and submitted to the IGC was not an official government document but purely a political memorandum.

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  13. However, what became official were the deliberations and adoption of the points by the IGC and their eventual incorporation into the Malaysia Agreement and Federal Constitution," he said at Pesta Kaamatan celebration in Kpg Timbang Batu, near here today.

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  14. However, Ongkili also pointed out that there were now less than 10 matters in the original 20 points that remained relevant.

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  15. The rest especially those provisions pertaining to finance, language, religion and education have been willingly surrendered by previous government leaders of Sabah to the federal government, or they (the points) had lapsed due to time relevance.

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  16. Therefore, when we talk about the 20 points today we need to be specific about which particular points we are referring to.

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  17. Keep in mind Point number 4 of the 20 Points which stated that there will be no secession from the Federation. This makes Malaysia a permanent marriage.

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  18. So we should be talking about strengthening the Federation and enhancing territorial integration because these were the political commitment of the Sabah founding leaders of the Federation.

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  19. He said: “Today Sabah politicians, mainly the opposition, talk only of damning and criticising the federation and federal leaders but say little about building the nation and making Malaysia an even better place for our children"

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  20. Ongkili, who is Parti Bersatu Sabah deputy president, added that PBS would continue to fight for whatever remaining points to preserve them as well as towards enhancing their validity.

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  21. PBS stand by the people of Sabah to ensure the Federal government respects the points. The champions of the 20 points are the political parties in Barisan Nasional especially PBS. The opposition parties only know how to talk and play on sentiments yet have no teeth to defend the rights of the people of Sabah.

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  22. “So, the best way to defend the points is to ensure Barisan Nasional continues to rule Sabah,” said Ongkili who also attended the Mukim Ranau level and Kg Manggaris Pesta Kaamatan celebrations.

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