Friday, December 17, 2010

APA ERTINYA ‘PERINTAH’?

A short commentary by Apai M.


For many Sarawakians, especially those who live far from any possible secondary education, this word still means absolute rule from above. Just as it did under the Sultans, the Brookes in their white Astana across river in Kuching and the British colonial rulers with their feathered hats, dress swords and white uniforms. Something that had an absolute right to say what could happen and what could not. There really cannot be any other explanation for the way in which the citizens of an allegedly free and democratic Sarawak allow the State government to do whatever it pleases and take whatever it wants.

This old mindset must go and go now! Every Sarawakian is a free person. Free to live his or her own life. Free to choose who will administer Sarawak be it from KL or Kuching. Free to disagree with Government decisions and to elect those whom they think will best serve their interests. How many would vote for forest destruction, for needless dams that deprive thousands of land and home, for the theft of native customary lands, for the channelling of state contracts to a favoured few?

All this, and much more, has happened and happened because it has been seen as the kuasa of Perintah. An election can change Perintah overnight and put its levers in the hands of honest men and women who have the interests of Sarawak rather than their personal interests at heart. So at the next chance vote this old bloodsucking Perintah into oblivion and replace it with an honest government which will serve the people; not suck their blood like so many oversized elderly leeches!


NAMA RETI ‘PERINTAH’?

Ba tebal agi orang Sarawak, lebih agi orang ti diau jauh ari sekula sekondari, leka jako tu mai reti kuasa ti datai ari atas. Tu sebaka enggau reti kuasa ari bala Sultan, ari bala Rajah Brooke ti diau dalam astana putih sida di seberai nengeri Kuching, enggau ari bala pemerintah koloni British ti kindang-kindang nangkin pedang sereta begari sereba burak. Sebaka mega reti enggau kuasa nyebut sebarang utai ti deka nyadi enggau enda deka nyadi. Rakyat ti diau di menoa ti ngumbai diri “bebas” enggau bedemokrasi mengkang ngemendar ke perintah Sarawak ngereja sebarang pengawa ti dikedeka ke sida, lalu ngambi sebarang utai nitih ke peneka sida.

Chara runding enggau penemu ti lama enda tau enda dilengka ke kitai ari diatu! Tiap iko orang Sarawak nya orang ti “bebas” (reti nya ukai ulun ke sapa-sapa.) Sida tau sepeneka ati ngidup ke diri. Sida tau sepeneka ati milih sapa orang ti patut ko ati sida mangku pengawa nyadi tuai sida, sekali ke orang nya bekereja di Kuala Lumpur, tau ke di Kuching. Sida mega tau sepeneka ati enda besetuju enggau pemutus Perintah, lalu milih sapa-sapa orang ti ulih ngiring sida nunda ko runding sida. Berapa iko ari kitai tu deka ngundi orang ti mai pengerusak rampa menoa kitai, ngundi ke projek ngaga tekat ai ti enda diguna kitai ti tau ngujong ke beribu-ribu iko orang asal menoa kitai nyadi orang ti seranta ketegal tanah sida nyau nadai agi endor ngidup ke diri, ngundi penchuri ti ngenchuri tanah-tanah NCR kitai, tau ke ngundi ngambi ke kontrak-kontrak perintah semina pulai ke penguntong orang siko-dua aja?

Semoa utai tu, udah enggau benong nyadi-senyadi lalu dipeda baka ari kuasa Perintah. Pengawa ngundi tu ulih dikena nukar Perintah dalam sekejap mata aja, lalu bepanggai ba orang ti kena pilih nya ngembuan ati ti lurus, talok sereta bisi penyiru ke menoa Sarawak, lalu ukai orang ti ngembuan ati ti berunding ke diri empu aja. Nya alai, ba maia ngundi ti deka datai tu ila, buai mih ulih kitai pengari Perintah ti udah ditemu kitai baka lintah ti semina beridup nginsap darah kitai, lalu ditukar enggau raban orang ti lurus ati sereta besedia deka bekereja ke rakyat; ukai orang ti nginsap darah kitai ba lintah ti udah lama gemu sereta tuai-lukai!

No comments: