If Jeffrey Kitingan had said NO, PAS won’t be in Sabah Assembly

If Jeffrey Kitingan had said NO, PAS won’t be in the Sabah Assembly.

PAS is wasting its time in the Sabah Assembly after pitting the people in Malaya against each other.


It cannot be said that there’s racial and religious polarisation in Sabah and Sarawak along the lines of the phenomenon in Malaya.

In Sarawak, for example, any Indian who applies for a gov’t job gets it. The others, being more in number, have to compete.

Having said that, the Dayak in Sarawak despise the Sarawak Malay (Orang Laut or Kirieng) on the quiet but that’s because the latter are seen as proxies for the ketuanan Melayuists in Putrajaya.

There’s no place for the parti parti Malaya in Sabah and Sarawak. These parties cannot recast Sabah and Sarawak in the mould of Malaya, a cesspool of racial and religious polarisation, extremism, fanaticism, hate speech and discrimination.

PAS is wasting its time in the Sabah Assembly after pitting the people in Malaya against each other.

In Sabah, PAS claims it wants to bring non-Muslims and Muslims together. When have they ever been apart?

DAP has been trying to drive a wedge between the Chinese and the Orang Asal in Sabah and Sarawak. They have also been trying to pit the Orang Asal against each other.

That explains Lasimbang attacking Jeffrey Kitingan for no rhyme or reason.

Whatever we can say about the King of Frogs, he has been consistent in his politics. He may be corrupt in other ways but no one will say that he’s on the take i.e. deriving personal benefits and personal gains. If Jeffrey was on the take, his politics would be stable, Sabah would be politically stable.

Jeffrey remains consistent in being unpredictable.

It’s unlikely that he would be with the Sabah gov’t until GE15 because the Orang Asal are against PAS in the state assembly. Besides, he has never been with any gov’t for long. PBS will follow him.

It’s not the Sabah gov’t’s fault.

It’s Jeffrey’s fault.

He has the peculiar habit of remaining silent during Cabinet meetings and running amok in the media. Now, after giving out mixed messages, he’s saying that he’s against PAS in the state assembly.

Why didn’t he speak up in the Cabinet? The Cabinet system works on consensus i.e. not even one vote against.

Going back to the DAP politics in Sabah, it’s a lost cause.

Judging from the number of people who claim to be Sino this and Sino that, there seems to be no pure local Chinese in Sabah. Many have Chinese names, the result of an obsession with siang whatever, but just look at their faces. Many don’t look very Chinese.

The pure Chinese in Sabah, mostly Foochow in business, may be those from Sarawak. The Foochow are very clannish. Other Chinese are not very comfortable with them.

Also, the Foochow dialect is very difficult for others, including Chinese.

The Dusun in Sabah have the same complexion as the Chinese. Like the others in southeast Asia, they came from south China several thousand years ago. Except for the Indians from Malaya, the Dusun see all other dark-skinned people as PTI (pendatang tanpa izin).

The people in south China are descended from the Dravidians (dark-skinned archaic Caucasoids) who came from Afghanistan and Dravidians from south India. The result was the emergence of the Mongoloid (yellow skinned) tribes by specialisation in a new environment.

As late as the Kublai Khan era, pictures show that two of the ten tribes in China were still dark-skinned.

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Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

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