When DCCI (Dayak Chamber of Cronies Industries?) proposed for assistance for Dayak companies to enter Bursa listings, ever wonder what’s that shows or purpose anyway?

Is it representative of what 800,000 Dayaks’ economic standings in reality?

Or more to show off the Dayak BN Cronies ability of their cable-bilities?

DCCI better stop it as most of these Cronies worth PN17 companies without cables from UMNO projects. Worst part those Cronies numbering less than 150 top Cronies basically not even 1 percent of entire Dayak population to held authority on genuine business leadership other than Cronyism and Nepotism.

The wealth apportioned from such practice of course being kept only for these select few Cronies, not the rest 800,000 Dayaks.

So how to engage as many Dayaks possible to benefits from their looting?

To ask the Dayak BN Cronies to teach DCCI members how to bribe for projects? How to alienate cheap state lands for high resell later? How to dupe fellow Dayak NCR landowners to upgrade it as commercial land to fat rich Foochow towkeys only not to be paid later? Or how to run easy money Ali Baba companies?

Nope, Dayak BN Cronies will never teach all of those looting tricks.

And that is why DCCI’s plan to get Bursa listings will fail to sustain their business for long run. And that’s right there aren’t enough Dayak companies being taught and established the Cronies way! The plundered wealth will end in 3rd generation as the Chinese says.

Here’s the lesson: Always share the good stuffs and multiply it.

DCCI must groom and teach all the tricks in the sleave to as many Dayak entreprenuers out there. For all the good and sundry, conjobs, tricks whatever it is share it all. Ever wonder why some multi-level marketing still works and expanding despite of their dubious business nature? These MLM crooks always sharing and recruiting, expanding in one company or another.

Sounds like promoting a scam here? You tell me.

DCCI is a scam anyway. A Dayak scam by the Cronies. Only problem the Cronies aren’t that smart and selfish enough to share their tricks and expand it so big it can create a group of Dayak business cartel.

What a cartel can do? Ever heard of OPEC? Well those sheikh folks can choke us of oil if they wanted too.

And you may ask what DCCI got as Dayak entity to choke and control? Do you see NCR lands? Who control oil palm in Sarawak? Dayak have lands it’s 50 percent battle done but not enough choke on oil palm cartel. Oil palm needs lot of lands. Choke it and DCCI must become Dayak oil palm cartel. Speaking of oil business, what DCCI did so far to ensure oil and gas jobs can be channeled more to Dayak youths? Create Dayak worker oil and gas agency?

How about liquor? Dayak loves booze binge drinking. Can DCCI control beer distribution rights? How about the illegal beer lootings? Why let SUPP moonshine goons control it? Can DCCI send their own goons as gatekeeper at each Dayak village longhouse, any moonshine must deal with DCCI folks first? Sooner or later who knows cock-fighting will be legalised, piss off if DCCI failed to act as state Nyabong gambling commisioner!

You see there are plenty of lootings that DCCI can get other than Bursa listings.

The most important thing is to identify the correct and relevant business to nail it hard. And don’t forget to share it too. Once you share it to many Dayaks until it strong enough to command a cartel status, you got it spot on. Sounds like a typical monopolistic Foochow trader? Damn right!

The Dyaks Blog Final Donkeys:

Last but not least, perhaps DCCI should learn from the Native Americans on how they do business and share it. Good to note that it seems the Native American have full control of their reserve lands and to whom they can do business better on their terms. Perhaps DCCI can have the same mentality that demand greater control of how Dayak lands can be handled best in own Dayak terms rather than being held gun-point by LCDA Yang Dikasihi goons.__________________________

Dayak firms need help from Bursa Malaysia
Borneo Post,  December 18, 2011, Sunday

KUCHING: Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) yesterday called on the government to nurture and assist Dayak companies so that at least a few of them could go for public listing by year 2020.

Its deputy president Dato Sri Celestine Ujang said this was a growing concern in DCCI and the Dayak community because current statistics showed no Dayak companies had been listed on Bursa Malaysia as yet.

DCCI yesterday passed a resolution to propose that both state and federal governments urgently include in their policy and plan to assist a few DCCI registered contractors towards this end.

“DCCI is very concerned about this. Under the Government Transformation Plan, there should be inclusiveness, but if you look at the statistics today, no Dayak companies have been public-listed.

“Unless Dayak companies are nurtured and given assistance by the government, we have no hope of seeing them in Bursa Malaysia,” he told a press conference yesterday after the opening of DCCI’s luncheon talk here.

The resolution was one of the seven points passed by DCCI to be presented to the federal government’s Cabinet Committee and Technical Committee on Sarawak and Sabah Bumiputera groups.

DCCI currently has 500 members, comprising businessmen, businesswomen, and professionals.

Ujang said another resolution called on the government to allocate a minimum of 30 per cent of consultancy works for federal- funded projects to Bumiputera consultants registered with DCCI.

“We have complaints by Bumi consultants in Sarawak that they don’t have enough jobs … You see, quite a number of consultancy works are taken up by consultant firms in the Peninsula. It’s not fair that our consultants don’t get much. There are a lot of consultancy work around with all the mega projects in the nation, particularly Sarawak.”

Other resolutions seek to get 30 per cent of contract works for federal-funded projects, for tendering processes to be less rigid, and for the cut-off system of tenders not to be applied to contractors registered with DCCI.

The luncheon talk was declared open by Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dato Sri Douglas Uggah Embas.


Tribes aren’t banking on just casinos anymore
by DAVID SHARP, Associated Press, 14 Nov 2011

INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — Long before Europeans arrived, the Passamaquoddy tribe spent summers feasting on seafood along the rocky shore of Passamaquoddy Bay, known for its dramatic tidal changes. In the winter, the tribe traveled up the St. Croix River in birch canoes to hunt deer, caribou and moose in vast tracts of woods.

Back then, the land and sea gave the tribe everything it needed.

In modern times, the tribe faces strained budgets and staggering unemployment and is again looking to wind, water and land to provide for the tribe through initiatives that could one day include a commercial wind farm, a bottled water plant and maple syrup production.

Across the U.S., 220 tribes operate about 400 casinos, but economic development expands beyond that into real estate, construction and energy.

Two tribes in Wisconsin and two in southern California formed Four Fires LLC to collaborate on construction of a hotel in Washington, D.C. In Florida, the Seminoles own the Hard Rock brand. The Southern Ute in southwestern Colorado and Osage Nation in Oklahoma have successful oil and gas operations.

“Tribes, large and small, have found success in gaming , in construction, in defense contracting,” said Carl Artman, who runs the Tribal Economic Development Program at the Arizona State University College of Law. “It’s all over the board. They vary in size. They vary in geography. It’s a matter of tribal leaders taking advantage of the opportunities that are before them.”

At the nation’s northeastern tip, the Passamaquoddies wanted to build a racetrack casino to give a boost to the sagging economy for 35,000 residents in Washington County. The rejection last week by Maine voters doesn’t dampen enthusiasm for the tribe’s other economic development efforts.

“You lose when you give up. You lose when you surrender. I’m not about to do that,” said Clayton Cleaves, tribal chief from Pleasant Point, where 780 tribal members reside. Another 600 tribal members live 45 miles away on a series of lakes in Indian Township reservation.

The latest census figures from the Bureau of Indian Affairs put unemployment at greater than 60 percent on both reservations in 2005, and that was before the banking meltdown that left the U.S. economy hobbled.

The tribe’s housing comes from federal dollars, and it also receives assistance from the state. The goal is for the tribe to become sufficient and free itself from state and federal aid, tribal leaders say.

Decent-paying jobs will go a long way to addressing many of the county’s problems that include widespread prescription drug abuse, as well as helping the tribal budget, tribal leaders say.

Already, tribal members have a successful joint venture in a blueberry operation. And Indian Township owns a company, Creative Apparel, which provides jobs for more than 300 people producing chemical warfare suits for the military.

Looking ahead, the tribe plans to launch a syrup-making operation on 37,000 acres of land on which several hundred thousand maple trees grow near Jackman.

The Passamaquoddies are early in the process of exploring the possibility of tapping into a natural spring at Indian Township. The aquifer produces 200 gallons a minute of water, and the tribe is considering building a bottling plant.

The tribe is also looking to tap into green energy, initiating a feasibility study for a 54-megawatt wind farm on a ridge in Township 19 near Columbia Falls. The tribe has enlisted the state’s former economic and community development chief to help determine the suitability of the site.

“It’s an exciting project because it would be a tribally owned project that would help transform the tribe, but obviously we have a lot of work to do,” said John Richardson, who’s the managing director of Native Power LLC, the company set up to explore green energy.

The tribe’s economic development plan still includes a racetrack casino, something the tribe has sought since 1992, long before state voters approved to two other gambling facilities, Hollywood Slots in Bangor and a casino that’s under construction in Oxford.

Passamaquoddies, along with the Penobscot Indian Nation, were defeated in 2003 when they proposed a casino in Sanford. In 2007, Passamaquoddies tried again for a racino, and voters rejected them again. In the Legislature, racino proposals have received approval, only to be vetoed by then-Gov. John Baldacci.

On Tuesday, voters handed the tribe another defeat.

Indian Township Chief Joseph Socobasin said the latest casino setback was disappointing, but he said the outcome didn’t sting nearly as much as in 2003 when voters rejected a tribal casino. Back then, he said, there was no backup plan for creating jobs.

The tribe still wants to build a casino that could lure people from across the border from Canada and provide jobs for the Down East region, and it will be back in Augusta in January to begin lobbying anew for a casino, Socobasin said. But the tribe has known all along that it needs economic diversity and cannot tie its future to any single proposal.

“Gaming isn’t the pie in the sky that’s going to bring all of this revenue to the tribes,” Socobasin said. “We realize it isn’t going to solve all of our problems. We need three or four things.”


American Indian reservation reaping oil benefits
Oil boom brings jobs, money, hope to long-impoverished American Indian reservation

by James Macpherson, Associated Press, 24 February 2010

NEW TOWN, North Dakota (AP) — An oil boom on American Indian land has brought jobs, millions of dollars and hope to long-impoverished tribal members who have struggled for more than a century on the million-acre (405,000-hectare) Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

In little more than a year, oil companies have put dozens of money-producing rigs on remote rolling prairie and sprawling badlands that are home to small cattle ranches and scattered settlements of modular housing. Although other tribes around the nation have oil interests, industry officials said none has likely experienced a recent windfall of this scale.

The reservation is occupied by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes, known as the Three Affiliated Tribes, who were placed in west-central North Dakota by the federal government in the 1800s — long before anyone knew of the oil.

“If they knew there was billions of barrels of oil here, they would never have put us here,” said Spencer Wilkinson Jr., general manager of the Four Bears Casino on the reservation.

“There is probably more opportunity here than people have had in their lifetimes,” said Marcus Levings, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes. Roads are now sometimes clogged with traffic, including Hummers and expensive pickup trucks. The local casino is buzzing with free-spending locals. And tribal members who had moved away to find work are now moving back for the abundant good-paying jobs.

Tribal officials say the oil has helped right a wrong done to the tribes in the 1950s, when more than a tenth of the reservation was flooded by the federal government to create Lake Sakakawea, a 180-mile-long (290-kilometer-long) reservoir.

Oil companies are now drilling beneath the big lake, using an advanced horizontal drill technique. Recently completed regulatory paperwork removed the last obstacle.

Since the boom began, lease payments of more than $179 million have been paid to the tribe and its members on about half of the reservation land, tribal record show. Millions of dollars more in royalties and tax revenue are also rolling in.

Levings said the tribe will use its money to pay off debt, and bankroll such things as roads, health care and law enforcement.

The reservation contains portions of six counties, covering more than 1,500 square miles. It lies atop a portion the oil-rich Bakken shale formation, which the U.S. Geological Survey estimates holds 4.3 billion barrels of oil that can be recovered using current technology. The agency said the Bakken was the largest oil deposit it has ever assessed.

In addition to the oil money, the tribes get $60 million to $70 million in federal aid annually from the federal government.

“This is an opportunity for us to help ourselves as much as we get help,” Levings said. About 4,500 of the approximately 12,000 tribal members live on the reservation, one of about 300 in the United States.

State demographer Richard Rathge said 28 percent of people on the reservation were living in poverty in 2000, the latest figures available. More than 40 percent did not have a job at that time.

The opening of the casino in the 1990s added about 200 jobs. But oil’s impact has been huge. “Anybody who wants to work can work,” said Levins, with jobs available on rigs and in support industries such as oil supplies and trucking.

The reservation was the last area to be targeted by companies in the state’s oil patch because of onerous federal requirements. But a 2008 tax agreement standardized the rules for oil drilling.

Dozens of wells have been drilled and more than 500 could be operating within five years.

Lovina Fox hopes at least one winds up on her land near Mandaree, a town of about 500 on the reservation. Lights from nearby drill rigs and flares burning off excess gas already illuminate her home.

“Everybody knows everybody here,” she said. “If people are getting rich they’re not saying anything and keeping it hush-hush. But it’s not hard to figure out who’s getting money — it’s the people who have haven’t worked in years and all the sudden, they’re driving new vehicles.”

Tribal member Rose Marie Mandan, who admits to earning “a nice little cushion” from oil payments, said she moved away from the reservation more than 50 years ago to find a job, then returned after retiring. “In the 1950s there were no jobs here,” said Mandan, 80. Now she’s seeing tribal members moving to the reservation for work.

Chuck Hale worked as a roughneck in other states before returning to his home near New Town to take a good-paying oilfield job. “It’s tough work and it’s damn cold,” Hale said. “But it’s worth it.”

Mandan worries about the effects of the instant wealth. “It can be good but only if people know how to use the money,” she said.

Wilkinson Jr., the casino general manager, said casino revenue jumped from $4.5 million in 2008 to $7.2 million in 2009.

He said he had advised tribal elders “to have fun at the casino but don’t spend it all there. I’ve told them to invest it in something useful, like … their house and kids and grandkids, and send them to college.”


Federal Study Says More Oil Under Fort Peck Than Previously Thought
by Richard Peterson, 17 April 2008

Reprinted from Fort Peck Journal

A U.S. Geological Services study revealed that up to several hundred millions of barrels of oil are pooled under the Fort Peck Reservation.

The study, released Thursday by the federal agency, estimates a total of 3.65 billion barrels of oil are under the Bakken formation which stretches from eastern Montana into central North Dakota.

The study assessed six areas of the Bakken; the Central Basin – Poplar Dome assessment unit – which covers the reservation – is estimated to have 485 million barrels of retrievable oil in it, according to the study.

The challenge for the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board now is to figure out how to access the oil and who might help with the process.  “It’s very enticing but we need to protect our interests,” said Councilman Tom Christian, chair of the Natural Resources Committee.  “There’s a lot of interested parties interested (in coming to Fort Peck) but there are a lot of speculators, too.”

The interest among oil companies was expected by the Tribes the past month after chairman A.T. “Rusty” Stafne and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer signed a tax agreement that would make drilling opportunities and investment on the reservation more available.

The report, ordered last year by North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan, also said that only a limited number of wells have produced from the Bakken in three areas in Montana and North Dakota, including the Central Basin-Poplar Dome.  “Therefore, there is significant geologic uncertainty in these estimates,” the report said.

According to observers of the oil industry, the heart of the Bakken is two miles below the earth’s surface.  It was discovered in the mid-1950s but more oil has been readily accessed in recent years due to horizontal drilling techniques, invented by recent technology.

Because of the oil fields north of town, Poplar was once known as “The Oil City” and shared in some of that oil boom in the 1950s.  Companies pulled out after oil prices dropped and exports from other countries rose.  Studies completed in the 1990s said there were only 150 billion barrels of oil under the Bakken, but technology has advanced search techniques.

Experts predict the Bakken will produce oil for quite some time.

“It’s output is expected to expand exponentially so long as oil prices remain above $60 a barrel,” wrote oil company developer John Markman, for MSN Magazine.

Christian said the Tribes will meet with several interested oil companies in the coming weeks, but the council wants to do further research before committing to a plan.  “We will be looking for further geological studies and determine what’s best for the Tribes,” he said.

The state and Tribes signed the oil and gas production tax agreement – the first of its kind in the nation – during a traditional treaty signing ceremony in March.

Under the agreement, the Tribe and state will split the tax proceeds 50-50 on new production.  The agreement applies only to reservation landowners who are tribal members and to tribally owned lands.

The agreement will prevent double taxation by both governments, which tribal officials believe has hindered oil and gas production on a reservation surrounded by one of the busiest oil producing areas in the country.