世事作弄人,從這張照片看来,再真實不過。 這張照片拍攝于1976年6月6日的照片。

第二天,也就是1976年6月7日,沙巴政府首席部長敦弗斯提芬(前排左二,戴黑眼鏡者),將和國油公司主席東姑拉沙里(前排右二,蓄胡鬍鬚者)簽署一項合約,沙巴石油將歸國油公司開採,而沙巴可獲得5%石油稅。

敦弗當時剛在馬來西亞中央政府的支持下,推翻沙统取得沙巴政權。

事隔36年後的今天,許多人還感到興趣的是,既然第二天就要碰面簽約了,敦弗却為何特地率领了他剛成立的政府内閣成员,在6月6日早上十點鐘飛到纳閔和拉沙里會面。

他們不可能針對合约内容细節再做什麼商谈,因為拉沙里後来說,有關合约早在吉隆坡準備好了。那,他們有何必要勞師動眾,匆匆忙忙來去納閩數小時?

這张照片是敦弗在纳閩機場迎接拉沙里諸人時拍攝的。

這大概是敦弗在人世間拍摄的最後照片。若不是最後,也是其中少數几张最後拍攝的照片。因為就在拍攝了這張照片後的幾個小時内,也就是6月6日下午三时許,在回程亞庇的飛機就要降陸的那一刻,忽然在亞庇外的海面上爆炸、撞毁。

拉沙里後来回憶說,他原来已經和敦弗、砂拉越首席部長敦拉曼亞谷(照片前排右一)等上了飛機,系好安全带,不過,就在飛機快要移動的前幾秒,後来在1976年6月6日傍晚當上沙巴首席部长的哈里斯(前排左一),登機来邀请拉沙里和敦拉曼,和他一道飛去古達参觀他的養牛場。

他們乘坐的飛機和敦弗等人乘坐的,是同樣的机型,是澳大利亚諾曼公司生產的飛機;實際上兩部飛機是同時間買的。

當哈里斯的飛機一降l陸古達,機場管理人員就急忙叫他們下機,并告訴他們敦弗的飛機剛剛炸毁。

這件事情大概只能說到這裡,因為到目前為止,這宗無頭公案還是属于國家機密。這宗慘劇,把沙巴一群當時最精英的領導人送往不歸路,別說普通人沒法子看到它的調查報告,就連提出要求重新調查都不准許。

曾經有人嘗試要求政府重新調查這件事,结果被哈里斯控上法庭,要求賠償名譽損失五千万。

還是到回来講講人情世故比较安全,看看照片就好了。

你看,在拍摄這張照片的時候,敦弗那一刻是多麼的意气風發?五個小時後,他就成了無頭公案的主角;對不起,我說的不是那宗飛行慘劇,打死我不敢再討論那飛機為何爆炸的懸案,誰有五千萬?

我只是要偷偷問,敦弗他究竟有没有答應那份後来簽署的石油合约?

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Comment by 誰還記得北婆羅州? on June 10, 2020 at 12:36pm

YOUTH GET POOR MARKS ON SABAH HISTORY


(From right to left) Sabah Maritime Silk Route Research and Advancement Society Youth Chief Desmond Chong, and youth committee members Tang Ting Yieng and Kwan Wai Git.


KOTA KINABALU: A civil society group here believes youth in the state have a poor grasp of Sabah’s history.

The assessment comes from the Sabah Maritime Silk Route Research and Advancement Society after paying tribute to leaders who perished in the Double Six air crash at Taman Chong Thien Vun Memorial in Trig Hill, Sandakan today.

The society’s Youth chief, Desmond Chong, said he and his delegation noticed that there was a lack of understanding on Sabah’s historical development among young people after they had struggled to speak about the topic.


As such, Chong said Sabah leaders and academic groups were obliged to discuss and share the state’s historical development such as from the colonisation period to the establishment of the Malaysian federation in 1963 to the young generation.

“This will create civic awareness and understanding that Sabah played an important role in the formation of Malaysia,” he said, in a statement.

He appealed to the younger generation not to forget the history of Sabah and the leaders who died fighting for the well-being of Sabahans.

“Although it has been 44 years since the crash, there are still some political leaders who remember this tragedy and attend the memorial.

“In regard to this, our youth division would like to remind the leaders of Sabah today not to forget the fighting spirit and sacrifice of former leaders for the betterment of the state,” Chong said.


The Double Six tragedy is a black episode in the state’s history, when a Sabah Air GAF Nomad aircraft crashed near a water village at Kampung Sembulan here on June 6, 1976, killing 11 people including ministers.

Among them were then Sabah Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephens, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Peter Mojuntin, Finance Minister Datuk Salleh Sulong and Public Works and Communications Minister Chong Thien Vun.

Each year a memorial service is held to commemorate the anniversary of the crash at the Double Six Monument in Sembulan here.

Towards this end, Chong stressed it was imperative the younger generations understand the importance of the Double Six tragedy and Sabah’s other historical events. (June 8, 2020 https://www.borneotoday.net

Comment by 誰還記得北婆羅州? on December 2, 2012 at 3:16pm

人世間最悲痛的,是看黑白照中的歷史人物;

我們現在知道他們當中有人, 在短短幾個小時後,就會死去,並且死得悲涼而無對證;

照中人卻偏偏絲毫不知道,死神已經開始對他們發出獰笑。

他們依然談笑風生、尋常得好像就是在路旁和人打個招呼那樣,

毫不知情噩運正悄悄擦拳.........。

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