3:18 AM

Stephen Kalong Ningkan

Posted by Mr.Clive |

for any of you who's unfamiliar with this name,refer to this website.I think they provide a very good brief introduction of the man here.

Well,Stephen Kalong Ningkan was the first chief minister of Sarawak,where he was in office from 1963 to 1966.

But that's not the point I'm writing this today.I'd like to highlight that Stephen Kalong Ningkan was a firm believer that "that Sarawakians were entitled to have full citizenship rights and to participate in Malaysia's national development on a par with the Malays on the Malaya Peninsula."

You see,we the younger generations today, could not fully appreciate the true meaning of Sarawak and how our ancestors fought for their independence before,because we weren't there.I believe,if we were to experience it personally,then I think we'd know what Sarawak means.Even I'm still in the dark over the whole thing. But take note here,that our early leaders fought for our rights and they struggled everyday so that we now could have much better future and to leave our marks in this world.

When Singapore left the Federation of Malaysia in 1965,the Federal Government was scared that Sabah and Sarawak would follow suit,but of course,we didn't.No,we didn't.But after that,we've gone through many trying periods and even until today,we Sarawakians,especially the Dayaks are not united.At the end of the day,what matter is "united we stand,divided we fall."
We've heard about our neighbour in Sabah complaining that the Federal Government is quite insensitive to their needs and complains,and the development in our Bumi Kenyalang herself is not really encouraging.The poverty rate is still high.The supply of electricity and water not really good,as in the case at longhouses in rural areas.Why do we still deserve this kind of treatment?I believe it's because we're not united because even more so now,it is really important that the Dayaks,orang Ulus,the Malays,the Melanaus and the Chinese should stay united and make our voices louder.

I love Sarawak very much.It is not the case of being fascist or racist,because I really do love Malaysia as well,but for most of the time,I've been growing up in Sarawak,I've witnessed the true meaning of "Malaysia" but when I came to west Malaysia,the racism is still strong,no doubt.

So,remember,that the rise and fall of our great Sarawak is in our hands.We'd determine whether it would stand firm against time,or it would fall into disaster.Some of us thought the coming of Anwar Ibrahim and his party,Parti Keadilan is a good news for us Sarawak.But to me,it gives me a sense of deja vu,you know?Remember reading about Tunku Abdul Rahman came to Sarawak and convince our then leaders about the Malaysian dream,but 40 years after that,we are hugely dissapointed with what Mahathir and Pak Lah have done to us?So,is Anwar Ibrahim any good?Personally,I do not know,but as much as I dislike Pak Lah,I am feeling very suspicious of Anwar Ibrahim.He was in UMNO and he's throwing all these promises to us which is what we want to hear,but you know what?We are free to choose what we want to believe and if you think he's good,then he's good but if not,well,he's not.That's all.

Thanks.

14 comments:

Anak Sarawak said...

You dislike Pak Lah and distrust Anwar. Tell me, do you love and trust "Pay Him" Sri Taib?

Mr.Brooke said...

no,i don't.:)

sunny said...

'payhim' sri tahi mahu is the 27 year curse of sarawak. sigh !

free Sarawak said...

unite and get rid from uban and malaya/umnoputra

Mr.Crocodile said...
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Mr.Crocodile said...

We should unite under one party rather than merajuk,then tubuhkan another party.that's really not a gud idea at all,

free Sarawak said...

unite for independence

Mr.Brooke said...

i believe every young sarawakian should be taught about the early history of sarawak and also be taught about its wealth and potentials.we do not want these younger generations to feel ashame of sarawak because they really shouldn't!i think the more we know about our history,the more we are in love with Sarawak,the more we feel like contributing to her.

Anonymous said...

i wonder who was the smart ass who suggested that we shud join malaysia. lets just be honest here, sarawak should so pull out of malaysia. end of story.

The People's Power said...

Amen...

free Sarawak said...

result of cobbold commisioners 1963

1/3 of swkians wanted independence
1/3 of swkians wanted independence then decide whether to form mlysia or not
1/3 of swkians wanted to form mlysia immediately

i wondering how on earth they (cobbold and malaya) thought we as swkians majority of swkians wanted to form mlysia in 1963? not 1/3 ..not 51% where 1/3 = 33.3% only

afterall i doubt how the survey was conducted as older generations in rural told us there was no such survey

george chan said...

hmm,that is an interesting remark.yes,now that you mention it,i dont think the survey covers all of the sarawakians back then,or almost all.i bet only those people in kuching,sarikei,miri,you know,the town area only.

Anonymous said...

Read the broken shield and you'll know who was behind all the SHIT! Hidup Sarawak. "Sarawak for Sarawakians". - Rest in Peace Dad!

Anonymous said...

Go to hell with the Britain