Wednesday, April 17, 2013

GE13: Norah breaks silence on Global Witness video



KUCHING (April 17): Tanjung Manis incumbent Norah Rahman has finally broken her silence on the sensational Global Witness video and is unswayed by the use of the "unethical video" as a campaign tool against her. 
 
"It is up to the people what they think. If the perception is (that it is) trying to show that we have not worked hard, we had worked extremely hard," said Norah.  
 
Refraining from commenting too much about her sisters and the alleged land deals, the cousin of Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud nevertheless remains hopeful of successfully defending her seat despite the allegations in the video. 
 
"God is great, whoever is trying to be funny with us will be dealt with law. I think election is near, everybody is trying to make sure that BN falls by creating a lot of rumours and a lot of unethical video clippings by not showing the real scenarios. We leave it to God," she said.
 
"If you look at the video, there is a lot of ... As if the land is not worked on, as if people in the reverse, as if the government not looking after the people, which is not true."
 
When asked on the land deals and the allegation, Norah reiterated that what was shown in the video did not reflect the true picture.
 
"I don't understand why this thing is happening... I am not there, I cannot comment," she told reporters after receiving the BN letter of authorisation to defend her seat in GE13 
 
Her sisters, Norlia and Fatimah, were covertly captured in the video selling 5,000 hectares of land owned by family members to a Global Witness journalist who posed as an investor.
 
When asked whether she had talked to her sisters and whether they will take any legal action, she said: "There are some discussions happening."
 
"I don't really get involved in their areas, because I just concentrate on looking at my areas," she added.
 
In the video, Fatimah said eldest sister Norlia was the one that looked after the Tanjung Manis constituency.
 
But Norah insisted that she had worked very hard looking after the constituents and that she had an additional budget to develop the area.  
 
The Tanjung Manis constituency underwent re-delineation in the last general election. It covers the Belawai and Semop state constituencies comprising 19,267 registered voters.
 
Norah, the daughter of former chief minister Tun Abdul Rahman, was elected uncontested as Tanjung Manis MP in the last general elections in March 2008. She is also the executive chairman of Tanjung Manis Halal Hub Development.
 
PAS is fielding a young businesswoman, Jurina Mut, in Tanjung Manis for GE13.
 
Meanwhile, Sarawak BN chairman Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud today launched a supplementary state manifesto emphasising on the development of SCORE.
 
The five main points, in addition to the national manifesto, are good governance, transformation of the state economy, rural transformation, the people's prosperity and a sustainable environment.

~ fz.com

5 comments:

Alan Newman said...

Quote: “Taib Mahmud deserves more than just a wooden stake through his evil heart - he deserves an entire tualang tree!”
http://www.transparency.org/country#NZL I speak under NZ’s credentials - rated No. 1 in the world for non-corruption.
Taib, Jabu, Awang Tengah, Masing, Asfia, Hamed Sepaie and the hundreds of cronies…..we’ll get you ! Just watch! We’ll get you, we’ll see you behind bars. You know well in good democratic countries like UK, USA, Canada, Austr, NZ and Western Europe your CM would have been in jail 30 years ago. Before the advent of internet the people have been all fooled, and robbed to the bones. The thefts amount to tens of billions, not millions, setting back Sarawak’s developments, amenities & well-being by decades. The crime is astronomical and the punishment befitting it should be equally astronomical.

Alan Newman said...

Even 5 years of BN/UMNO/PBB are enough, let alone 55 years! Anyone would be mad, idiotic or evil (eg: BN Cronies) to vote for BN/UMNO. With 5 decades of corruption, cronyism, nepotism, embezzlement, mismanagement, theft, and illegal outflow of few hundred billion US$. Aparthied & racism. Gov’t controlled tv, radios, papers to deceive the people. Election rigging & cheating. Sabotage of the Opposition & several murders thrown in. Your Dr MM, Najib, Taib Mahmud….hundreds of names - too many to mention, should have been in jail years ago. I speak neutrally without taking sides, from NZ - rated as one of the most transparent & democratic in the world - NZ

Alan Newman said...

I speak neutrally without taking sides, from NZ - rated as one of the most transparent & democratic in the world – NZ. Dr MM is one of the most hated and despised politicians on earth. Malaysians should clamour for Dr MM, Najib Taib Mahmud etc to be arrested now to face charges. They must be prosecuted, caned and executed for treason, apartheid, embezzlement, cronism, nepotism, mismanagement, misappropriation, fraud and crime against humanity. While Teoh B H was murdered on his wedding day! over disputes of RM3000 & remote Penan natives have no electricity or clean water; Taib’s son’s divorce settlement is RM400mi; & Dr MM’s sons are directors of 200 companies and drive the Ferrari Enzo & the RM5.5million Bugatti Veyron…14/2/2011 Financial Twitter: ... ..if you think …Mubarak is…richest man on earth, …hear what has former dictator Mahathir plundered….Mahathir’s wealth easily top US$22 to US$44 billion over his 22-year…. Wikipedia: “The crime of apartheid is defined by the 2002 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as inhumane acts of a character similar to other crimes against humanity, committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group” Everyone is equal in the eyes of God Allah. You Taib Mahmud, Najib & Dr MM have not a trace of morality in you. Every word you utter, everything you’ve done… A disgrace to Malaysia and to the human race.

Alan Newman said...

Long time ago, he was elected to serve the people. Then he has a grip on 3 super posts: CM, Finance Minister, Minister of Planng & Resource Managemt , appoints his successor, appoints the Dep CM, all the state level ministers, all the city mayors kuching, sibu, bintulu miri, etc, all directors of departments, departmt heads. Awards timber concessions for decades without tenders. Land grabs, collusion with timber, oil palm, shipping & development tycoons. Cousin runs the Energy and the giant Naim Group. Devours all the mega million projects with costs over-runs or inflated for kickbacks, controls the media....Cling to power for 31 years and wanting to be Governor. Now upcoming cronies plotting to take over and plunder another 30 yrs. Even USA Pres Obama needs senate approvals for appointments. What kind of democracy is this? Hell broke lose! This is not a can but a sea of worms, maggots, devils & monsters. Your CM is rated at some RM45billion, and look at your rural living conditions. And you can tolerate another day without protest?

Ed said...

Selagi pemikiran warga Sarawak tidak diperbetulkan..selagi itulah hak kita akan dinafikan...diharap pihak PR boleh mengubah pola pemikiran rakyat Sarawak ke satu tahap yang baru.. bukan lagi pemikiran yang masih di takuk yang lama sama seperti lamanya bn memerintah di Sarawak.