Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Friday 13 D Day For Kurup's Pensiangan Seat

Whether or not a by-election is to be held in Pensiangan parliamentary seat will finally be known next month.

Friday March 13, has been fixed by the Federal Court to deliver ruling which was reserved upon hearing submissions on Feb 12, 2009 from lawyers for Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Danny Anthony Andipai and Senior Federal Counsel Azizah Nawawi.

The Federal Court will sit in Kota Kinabalu to deliver the ruling. This was confirmed by Kurup lawyers Hajah Mariati Robert and Geroge Aluda in Kota Kinabalu today.

Kurup, who won the seat uncontested in the March 8, general elections, had appeal on Sept 17, 2008 to the Federal Court against the Sept 8, 2008 decision of the Kota Kinabalu Election Court to declare his win null and void.

Andipai, whose nomination was rejected due to allegedly submitted out of time, filed the election petition on April 9, 2008 and after a hearing was accepted by Judge David Wong Dak Wah on Sept 8, last year.

The judges who sat to hear Kurup's appeal earlier this month comprised of Appeal Court President Tan Sri Alaudin Mohd Sheriff, Chief Justice of Malaysa Datuk Ariffin Zakaria and Federal Court Judge Datuk Nik Hashim Abdul Rahman.

Kurup, who is Federal Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister was represented by lawyer Firoz Hussein Ahmad Jamaludin while Haji Ansari Abdullah was Andipai's lawyer.


northborneo said...

Hidup JB, baru saja saya mau tanyak.


Anonymous said...


'Kadazandusuns' (small 'd') not indigenous tribe

Sylvester J Disimon | Feb 24, 09 4:11pm

We refer to the Malaysiakini report KadazanDusuns not 'natives' of Sabah. We regret to note that it is construed as misleading and is confusing to the readers.

The term ‘Kadazandusuns’ and ‘KadazanDusuns’ are two different terms as differentiated by the usage of the small vowel 'd' and capital 'D', the latter being two indigenous tribes of ‘Kadazan’ and ‘Dusun’ merged together, while the former is a coined word - a term expediently assigned to unify the two indigenous tribes for whatever reasons – that does not denote a race.

Clarence Bongkos Malakun (KSS Trustee Chairman) has correctly pointed that out when he said: ‘The term 'Kadazandusun' is not an indigenous ethnic race per se in Sabah.’ We should either be Kadazan or Dusun depending on one's own preference.

‘We should respect those who wish to be known as ‘Dusun’ just as we expect others to respect our preference to be known as ‘Kadazan’.

KSS President Marcel Leiking also rightly said at the KSS Christmas and New Year Dinner function in Kota Kinabalu on Dec 23, 2008 that:

‘There are Kadazans in Sabah and there are Dusuns. If you are comfortable with ‘Kadazan’ or ‘Dusun’, so be it. But not ‘Kadazandusun’ which is not an ethnic indigenous term (recognised) in Sabah.’

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, ‘the term 'Kadazan-Dusun' (also written as Kadazandusun) is the term assigned to the unification of the classification of two indigenous tribes in Sabah, Malaysia - the ethnic groups of Kadazan and Dusun.’

The Kadazan Society Sabah (KSS), however, maintains its stance that the term ‘Kadazandusun’ is not an ethnic indigenous tribe to describe a race nor it is a native race found in Sabah.

The above report, therefore, is misleading and confusing your readers as well as insulting the intelligence of the indigenous tribes of Sabah!

The Kadazans and Dusuns or ‘KadazanDusuns’ in short are undeniably the indigenous tribes or natives of Sabah.

The writer is deputy president, Kadazan Society Sabah (KSS).

What is Disimon actually trying to say? He's contradicting himself.

I think what Disimon really wants to say is that Kadazandusuns or KadazanDusuns are natives of Sabah but the terms themselves are not considered native terms. Hence, he prefers either Kadazan or Dusun since these are not only natives but the terms themselves are considered native terms. The Interpretation of Native Act is another story.

So, according to his line of thinking, you can call yourself a Kadazan although you are actually a Dusun or you can call yourself a Dusun although you are actually a Kadazan. Pairin, for example, is a Dusun from Tambunan but he generally calls himself a Kadazan although he will concede at the same time that he is a Dusun.

Local papers also use the term KadazanDusun (Daily Express last Sun) but usually Kadazandusun. The other mouthful is KadazandusunMurut or KadazanDusunMurut.

I think Disimon should clarify his letter, the headline of which is no different from the headline of the report he complains about.

JBingkasan said...


Panjang...my antena long mah...can hear people talking far away.


My birth certificate say I am a Dusun but because I am Joseph Bingkasan, majority of people says I am a Kadazan from Penampang.

The real truth nothing but the truth is that I am Bingkasan from a small village called Kionsom in Inanam.

I do acknowledged that there is also Bingkasans in Penampang.

Anonymous said...

DNA studies have since established that the natives in Sabah, like all other Southeast Asians, are descended from the Dravidian tribes of India who made their way along the China coast to Taiwan and overwhelmed and inter-bred with the Mongoloid tribes living in the area.

Origins of the 'Malays' - Final Conclusion (Pt 1)
Michael Chick | Feb 2, 09 12:44pm

Origins of the 'Malays' - Final Conclusion (Pt 2)
Michael Chick | Feb 3, 09 1:33pm

Origins of the 'Malays' - Final Conclusion (Pt 3)
Michael Chick | Feb 4, 09 11:46am

Sylvester J. Disimon said...

I refer to Annonymous posting on 24/02/2009 at 20:40 re 'Kadazandusun' vs 'KadazanDusun'. I have explained in detail the difference between the two terms in my blog: linundus.blogspot.com. He should login to my blogsite and read the full explanation and the rationale behind the two terms. Suffice it for me to ask Annonymous if he can see the difference between the spelling of the two terms.

..shop's closed! said...

...go to Indochina....you will see hill tribes there "sedut tapai siopon"...tajau dorang pun ada naga-naga lagi!

If we are not the Lost Tribe of Israel.......maybe we migrated from Mars or Jupiter...who knows?!

The undisputed natives of Sabah are the Gobuks lah brother!

King Cup,
Tin Kosong,
Poot Sardin.

San Tot said...

...I am from Penampang AND I AM A DUSUN! In order to unite the ever fractious Dusunic tribes into a common Dusunic mother-race to be called as "Kadazan" as envisioned by the late Tun Fuad...then I became one, a Kadazan from Penampang!

Sabah's Dusunic indigenous tribes in the past were farmers...tuhun mobubuvat..tulun mobuburat parai! They were men of the fruit orchards...hence the Malayo term Dusun came around!

No KadazanDusun must ever forget their roots....as farmers! And to the Kadazans of Penampang....we are indeed DUSUNS!

King Cup...D'Sun (Matahari)
Lord of the Nunuk Ragang,
The Last of the Bobolian Mohicans,
Kingdom of Bambarayon!