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We Need Borneo Trunk Road


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Top view, River Puni at Temburong and below, present ferry carrying vehicles 
and passengeers

Why must we travel -zig zag to Brunei when we have no business to be there 
at the first place, its a waste really.

From Sabah to Sarawak by road, which starts from Sindumin-Merapok border to Limbang and twice crossing Brunei then only you arrive in Miri and then only you could proceed to the rest of Sarawak; can be trouble some.

For Sindumin community or Merapok or Lawas guys would be no problem crossing Sindumin Merapok border. The immigrations officers in charge know who you are perhaps one just have to be ready with identity card.  Usually the officers don’t even bother to ask.

But crossing border between Limbang to Brunei and other end again Limbang to Brunei can be time consuming, as you have to pass two Bruenis. There are occasions when the Brunei immigration officers aren’t that friendly even if you are just passing by with to intention to stopover in Brunei.

I remember seeing press statements twice  that Malaysian government  is to construct Sabah Sarawak highway without passing Brunei. Well, my guess is it would take several more General Elections.

It really is high time we need our own road without bothering others.

I just don’t understand why a ferry is used to cross the Puni River at Puni Temburung after 48 years independent on Malaysia’s side, and equally puzzling why Brunei too behaves the same as if we are still living in colonial period. Both countries need that crossing.

The ferry can only take 10 vehicles at a time.

My suspect of the rational leaving it as it was, partly is to signify that this area is Brunei’s territory thus no negotiation required!

Abdullah Badawi made a blunder on claiming that Brunei has dropped its claim over Limbang when actually was not.

If you have no business to do in Brunei why do we have to endure this unnecessarily journey crossing Brunei after all there isn’t much to entice us going to Brunei. I just hope someone in parliament revive the issue of building Borneo highway.

Bintulu at night


Part of Bintulu by night

Arrived in Bintulu around 10.00pm. Found a place to stay. Looked for place to eat. Settled with mamak’s restaurant. OK lah.

YB Chua Soon Bui called, another round of makan.

Noticed DAP party workers never sleep. Was introduced by YB.

Mood of the People

Mood of the people in town in Bintulu is similar to any other coastal towns in Sarawak. Many want to make changed happening this time around.It looks the Chinese and urban community have made up their mind. How far this discreet conversation can be translated into reality only God knows.

The  ‘Malay groups’ are still not telling much, can only be read with a very mixed feeling at this stage.

In Miri I learnt that quite substantial wouldn’t want to support Malayan’s political party that perhaps tells me they’re not voting for political party which is not from Sarawak. That also means they either with Sarawak BN or for opposition of Sarawak based. I’m too tired to guess.

Time to go back to the hotel; it’s now 1.27am

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Stuck on the road..


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We got stuck about three quarter way to Marudi used up about 3 hours already, road is teachrous. SA2525X  a head

Now divert to Bintulu another 4-5 hours to go-this posting is done in a car

Weather gloomy, almost 6pm

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