Monday, 17 March 2008

Rungus are crying/praying


When Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Datuk Seri Joseph Pairin Kitingan revoked the candidacy of Jornah Mozihim for the Motunggung seat two days before nomination day for the March 8 general elections, the Rungus in northern part of Sabah were angry. Jornah did cry so did her supporters but Pairin went ahead to field Sarapin Magana to defend Motunggung for Barisan Nasional-PBS.

Like Jornah, Sarapin is also a Rungus. Sarapin won the seat with an increased majority and the Rungus are happy but come naming/swearing of the Sabah Cabinet and Assistant Ministers, the community were not represented. They are expecting that Sarapin would be made an Assistant Minister, a post that Jornah was holding since 2004.

But it was not to be and now the Rungus are praying that the State's leadership, at least, made Sarapin heads one of the many government's bodies like the Sabah Rubber Industry Board.

Sarapin's chief campaigner for the polling district of Kandawayon Leberi Francis Maraim (pix above) said if the Muruts in the interior of Sabah was given three Assistant Ministers, `why is our people (the Rungus) left out just like that as if we are non-existence.'

My Say:

I agree with Leberi.

2 comments:

momogun said...

Sebagai seorang dari puluhan ribu warga Momogun Rungus, saya pun merasakan tindakan kerajaan negeri pada penggal ini sebagai satu peminggiran buat kaum kami.

Ini juga merupakan satu monopoli kuasa di kalangan pihak tertentu sehingga seolah-olah sengaja menutup mata terhadap kewujudan suku kami.

Saya melihat ini sebagai penghinaan buat bangsa kami di mana selama ini dalam apapun suku momogun Rungus yang sering juga di kenali sebagai DAYAK DUSUN ini sebagai bangsa yang ketinggalan.

Kerajaan sepatutnya tidak melakukan kesilapan seperti ini dimana selama ini Momogun Rungus sejak dulu mempunyai setiakawan terhadap perjuangan PBS mahupun BN.

Mengapa ini berlaku kepada kami? Apakah kerajaan BN nelihat keadaan kami orang-orang momogun rungus?

Generasi baru Momogun
www.momogun.page.tl

Sikmading said...

In politics u win some u lose some.The Muruts once had a full Minister in Rubin Balang. Everybody's turn will come, sooner or later.U can't satisfy everybody at once. The Brunei people, too, are claiming that they have been sidelined in the new Sabah Cabinet; with the dropping of Rahim and rejection by Karim. The Bajaus, too, are saying that their 'Huguan Sious' - Salleh, Pandikar, Amir Kahar - have been sidelined. Where will it end? Once a decision is made, we have to abide by it. A decision has to be made, whether or not we like it.