Often the opposition spread lies and make personal attacks against Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud. All forms of ridicule are published in the alternative media and more particularly when approaching a general election in Sarawak.
Abdul Taib Mahmud was hailed as the dictator, the tyrant, the pharoah, oppression, rich and famous tycoon and many other wild accusations definitely tarnished the credibility and dignity of Sarawak Chief Minster. Can the opposition justify the wild accusations hurled against him?
The problem is, none of which could be pointed out to evidence Abdul Taib Mahmud as Chief Minister has neglected the Sarawak people welfare. News is published tiresomely by Anwar Ibrahim to instill propaganda and instigate hatred under the auspices of Abdul Taib Mahmud.
The people of Sarawak do recognize the character of their beloved Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud. He was deemed to be realistic leader and looking for the best interests of the people. Anwar Ibrahim is dead wrong to personally attack his character, should they really want to bring down the credibility of the ‘Super Pehin’.
In Sarawak, all tribe live in peace and united under Pehin Sri administration for 30 years, just to get the record straight. Name it, Malays, Melanau, Chinese, Penan, Orang Ulu, Melanau, Kayan, Lun Bawang, Kenyah, Kelabit, Iban, Bidayuh, Sebob and many more. The presence of ‘Anugerah Tuhan’ Anwar Ibrahim and the opposition with their new political concept of hate and contempt to insult each other, can only lead to destruction of the unity of the people and to the system itself.
Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud has served Sarawak and fought endlessly to eradicate porverty among the people. Sarawak has changed to a developing state and more prosperous than 30 years back. These are all attempts were denied by Anwar politics of evil. Anwar is seen deliberately want to implicate the political divide and rule in Sarawak for the control of the state.
The fact is … the wealth of its natural resources and the rapid development in Sarawak is purely the motive why the opposition trying so hard to capture the state. The failure of Anwar Ibrahim to get support in Peninsular Malaysia is another leading cause beside to clear his name from the court case (sodomy) and abuse of power.
It was Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud idea that Sarawak has introduced the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), a new development corridor in the central Sarawak state of Malaysia. The initiative was launched on 11 February 2008 and is one of the five regional development corridors throughout Malaysia that will transform Sarawak into a developed state by the year 2020. Definitely will ccelerate the state's economic growth, as well as improve the quality of life for the people of Sarawak.
Sarawak has an abundance of natural resources, particularly LNG and. Sarawak is also one of the world's largest exporters of tropical hardwood timber and is the major contributor to Malaysian exports. The last UN statistics estimated Sarawak's sawlog exports at an average of 14,109,000 m³ between 1996 and 2000.
With such vast land expanse, Sarawak has large tracts of land suitable for commercial agricultural development. Approximately 32% or about 40,000 km² of the state's total land area has been identified as suitable agricultural land. Nevertheless, less than 9% of this is planted with productive permanent crops, while the balance is still under shifting cultivation for hill paddy (rice) which is estimated at more than 16,000 km². The main commercial crops are oil palm, which has been increasing steadily over the years, sago, and pepper.
Tourism also plays a major part in the state's economy. In 2010, Sarawak was visited by 3,270,655 tourists (international and domestic tourists). As for 2011, the state is targeting 4 million visitors. This is in-line with more direct flights from countries such as Japan and South Korea. The Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Award is held each year to appreciate the best in the tourism sector of the state.
Anwar should never underestimate and undermine Abdul Taib Mahmud achievement for the past 30 years. The people do realise the development done by the state government under the administration of Pehin Sri. Anwar Ibrahim has yet to prove his capability as a leading political figure, except for his bloody speeches.
What the opposition was hoping is to capitalise the political hatred and fear among the race and religion. The state's wealth and the abundance of its natural resources will help to finance the coalition in a long term.
The people is getting smarter and would not be blinded by the so called 'New Politics'. 'Rakyat' in Peninsular have rejected the political lip service brought by Anwar and other opposition leaders. That is why the people of Sarawak should also reject and do the same. Lip service is no longer relevant ... unless if 'they' are working as GRO's.
Should the people of Sarawak trust Anwar Ibrahim? … man who almost handed and swept the Malaysian economy in 1997 at the hands of the IMF. Think not!