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Malaysia will launch a probe into the presence of thousands of Filipino and Indonesian illegal migrants on Borneo island amid claims they have been given citizenship, a report said Saturday as polls near.Activists and politicians in Sabah state have been demanding an investigation for the past three decades into their claims the foreigners had been given citizenship which had caused irregularities during ballots.Since 1970, Sabah has seen a surge in population growth of 410 percent to 3.3 million in 2010.
“To ensure the Royal Commission of Inquiry functions smoothly, I have asked the attorney-general’s chambers to get views and feedback from all quarters on the draft before the terms of reference is finalized,” Prime Minister Najib Razak was quoted as saying by The Star newspaper.The illegal settlers have been blamed for drug and crime problems, and local politicians say they are also tipping the ethnic balance against the mostly Christian indigenous tribes who used to dominate the population.
That said, 99 percent of the buildings are government offices in Putrajaya. This includes the office of Prime Minister of Malaysia, Prime Series building. Magnificent, not playing!
Premier Series buildings must be visited by tourists visiting Putrajaya. But unfortunately, travelers can only admire the beautiful buildings from a distance, because it is closed to the public. Even so, it did not discourage tourists to see the glory. detikTravel which cited maritimborneo.com visited Prime Series on Friday (5/17/2012) ago.
In the past, local legend recounts of two beautiful mythical sisters. Princess Santubong and Princess Sejinjang, from a magnificent and idyllic mystical kingdom callc Kayangan. The princesses were sent to earth to restore peace between the neighbouring villages of Pasir Kuning and Pasir Putih, with a strict condition – they must never quarrel with each other.
As decreed by the mighty Kayangan King, Puteri or Princess Santubong, an expert weaver, was to rule over Pasir Kuning and Princess Sejinjang. a skilled rice thresher, was to rule over Pasir Putih. Princess Santubong’s intricately woven fabrics were an instant success and Princess Sejinjang’s paddy fields were greatly thriving. Both villages soon became famously prosperous.
Illegal logging is destroying the equatorial rain forests of Indonesian Borneo, bringing the island, once known as the lungs of Asia, to the brink of an ecological disaster.Not only has 95 percent of the forest legally set aside for logging been cleared but nearly 60 percent of protected national parkland has been illegally logged, according to a new report in this week’s Science by professor Lisa M. Curran of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
The illegal timber is turned into plywood and is exported to other parts of Asia. It is also used to build furniture for Japanese, European and U.S. markets. The island of Kalimantan’s valuable old growth, called meranti (Philippine mahogany), is used for hardwood flooring and provides wood trim for luxury automobiles.
If the current rate of destruction continues, the report says, Kalimantan, which is about the size of Texas, will be completely stripped of its rain forests in the next three years. This will have a drastic effect on the wildlife, the native population and the local weather patterns. Animals such as Malaysian sun bears, hornbills, bearded pigs and orangutans are rapidly becoming endangered species, according to the report.
RRI-Jogja News, Business Delegation led by the Sarawak Housing Minister, Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman, Tun Abang Haji Openg Zohari and wayfaring Minister, Datuk Gramong Juna, and his entourage of 40 people on Wednesday (11/4) visit to Yogyakarta for establish communication to build a more serious trade relations, especially the B-to B, business to business with partners in Yogyakarta.
Head of Tourism Department of Yogyakarta Special Province-RRI Jogja Tazbir to explain, “Jogja-Sarawak already have a relationship with EATOF, East Asia Tourism Forum tourism cooperation, namely the countries of East Asia which has been running for 10 years every year have a meeting at the government level “. “There is a meeting of the governors, head of the department of tourism between the now developed into the International Tourism Investment-ITI”, added Tazbir.