Monday, April 18, 2011

BN Continues to Leave Dayaks Behind

Dayaks still backward with no relief in sight

More than 40 years after the NEP, Vision 2020, New Economic Model, ETP and Score the indigenous people of Sarawak still rank the lowest in terms of educational attainment, occupational hierarchy and more than 50 percent of them have either primary or no formal education.

These findings are confirmed by the 1991, 2000 Population & Housing Census and projected figures from the 2009 Labour Force Survey. The percentage share of the Dayaks in the Agriculture sector is growing in Sarawak instead of declining.

This contradicts the Vision 2020's objective that an economic sector should not be dominated by one ethnic group. This shows that there is no upward mobility for the Dayaks. The majority of the Dayaks cannot move up to the more value-added tertiary sector.

Those Dayaks in the tertiary sectors are working as elementary workers. More than 70 percent of these Dayak workers are still expected to be around after 2020 or 2030. How can they be benefited from the jobs generated by Score.

How can Score train extra 1.5 million skilled workers by 2030 when currently less than 1 percent of the enrolment in the secondary schools are in Secondary Technical and Vocational Schools?

All these show that the Dayaks are moving in the direction of economic exclusion and marginalisation. I appeal to the Dayak scholars and academicians to compile the human capital base of Sarawak by ethnicity and to simulate the scenarios by 2030 or 2050 based on the current affirmative action plans formulated by the federal or state government to integrate the Dayaks into the economic system of Malaysia.

The two ethnic groups in Sarawak which are most neglected are the Iban and "other bumiputera". They are so far behind that it takes more than a generation for them to attain educational parity with other ethnic groups.

Source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/161854

4 comments:

Hunter C said...

There should be more people like you in Sarawak to help the Dayak as much as possible.You need to help them understand how the system works. Most Sarawakians fear BN-THE Government just like they fear God.
Those live in deep jungle and rural can be easily manipulated by the ruling party. The only way to counter this is we to embed people like you in the rural dayak communities.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS THE BEST DOCUMENTED PROOFS.

MACC & PDRM HAVE NO REASON NOT TO INVESTIGATE.

SIMILARLY, THE PM HAS NO REASON TO ALLOW THE CM TO CONTINUE HIS BUSINESS.

IS BN COMPONENT PARTIES GOING TO REMAIN QUIET???

IF ALL THE MONEYS CAN BE RECOVERED, THEN MALAYSIA BOLEH!!!

http://stop-timber-corruption.org/resources/?cat=2&query=

Anonymous said...

Look at this site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_state_and_government_by_net_worth
Why are u still im Malaysia??????
Sabah and Sarawak are the richest states in natural resources; yu could be the resichest nation if governed well like Singapore. But are u?

Anonymous said...

See:
http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=45288:dr-m-set-to-be-the-worlds-wealthiest-man-if-bn-continues-to-rule-malaysia?&Itemid=2
You have been cheated and yr race still use loin cloth! How pathetic!
Wake Up!