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Full Report from UMNO on Line
KUCHING, Jan 27 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin tonight attended a dinner and briefing with Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) component party leaders on preparations for the 13th general election upon his arrival here for a three-day working visit to the state.
Muhyiddin, who is also Umno deputy president and BN deputy chairman, also held a closed-door meeting with the state BN leaders at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) headquarters in Jalan Bako, here.
Also present were Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is also the state BN chairman and PBB president, Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui, Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party president (SPDP) Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Masing.
Umno information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan also attended the meeting.
In Sarawak, the coming general election will only involve its 31 parliamentary seats and not the state seats as the state election was held on April 16, 2011 where BN won 29 seats, with PBB holding 14 of the seats, SUPP (five), SPDP (four) and PRS (six). The opposition has only two seats, Bandar Kuching and Sibu, through DAP.
Tomorrow, Muhyiddin will visit the family members of the late national warrior, Datuk Temenggong Kanang Langkau in Kampung Sungai Apong Baru, here, before attending a gathering with the villagers at the village community hall.
He is scheduled to then officially open a business square, Medan Niaga Satok, in Jalan Matang, Petra Jaya, a project by the federal government costing RM46.6 million and now administered by Fama.
The deputy prime minister will also be meeting federal and state civil servants at a hotel, here, before attending a casual gathering with youths at the Kuching Integrated Recreation Centre.
At night, Muhyiddin will attend the 1Malaysia people’s gathering at Siniawan old town in Bau, near here.
On Tuesday, Muhyiddin will have a walkabout and breakfast with local Chinese business and community leaders at RH Plaza, Jalan Stutong, here, before going to Sibu for a leader-meets-people session at Dewan Suarah, Sarikei.
Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, will attend a 1Malaysia Young Teachers’ gathering at SMK Sacred Heart in Sibu before returning to Kuala Lumpur the same evening.
November 30, 2012 Leave a comment
PR cybertroopers have trained their guns at us and we stand together United and this is our message,”WE ARE READY FOR YOU”
WE ARE BACKING THE WINNING TEAM
June 21, 2012 13 Comments
seems to be the tactic used by the newly formed SWP(Sarawak Workers party) as it tries to make inroads into the BN/PRS held seats.
These words from the Prime Minister Najib on SWP ,””illogical, irrational and non-consistent” and also CM Taib and also Assistant Minister Karims statement which appeared in Borneo Posts have not made any impressions on the party. Their members when met are still going round and informing those voters in the 6 areas that they are BN-Friendly and are the alternative to PRS for good governance.
The statement from PRS Deputy President of PRS, incumbent and Deputy Minister who has thrown a challenge to Larry Sng to come to Selangau to contest have met with immediate response.
Our source says,”Will Datuk Sng just let Entulu get away with it.?”
One thing he says with Datuk Sng it is “money talks bullshit walks” and you only need to convince to move the authorities concern. Take the water piping issue for 18 longhouses which is now commissioned in Pasai Siong by SWP.
LIES OR TRUTH..!!
Did the water authorities get confuse when SWP said that they are BN-Friendly? PRS needs answers and they need to do their own investigative works. The message by SWP is simple. Find the weakest link in the incumbents seemingly inpenetrable fortress.
They have acheived their aim.It seems that the incumbent MP Entulu was really rattled as the 18 longhouses within the Selangau Constituency constitute to above 1500 voters.
Entulu is under siege and he needs to work harder than before as in previous elections it was more like a “walk in the park”This time Entulu will not only be faced with SWP but also PKR and plus a number of independants.
Entulus man when contacted,”we will get to the bottom of it and will work out the contingencies.”
Our source says,”water for votes ” and surely BN/PRS will find it tough going as PEOPLE will be convince when SWP says water is their source of life. PRS needs to work even harder if this is the truth and we know BN top guns will come down hard on Entulu to ensure that this seat stays with BN and not otherwise.
ENTULU KNOWS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE….
April 22, 2012 46 Comments
A spokesman called audie61 and told us that SWP(Sarawak Workers Party) promoters George Lagong,Josephine Mawatand also former Sarawak Report journalists Lester Melanyi were together with Datuk Sng Chee Hua at the Parliamentary Seat of Selangau.
The function at Ladang Empat in Selangau district was well attended by over 1000 supporters of SWP. At a nearby function the incumbent Selangau MP Joseph Entulu could only garner 400 people he said.
Datuk Sng also handed a donation of $20000 to assist the longhouse JKKK and it is reliably learnt that he will take on the PRS No.2 man in Joseph Entulu.
The SWP spokeperson indicated the lineup of the following against the BN/PRS seats
- 1. Hulu Rajang (George Lagong)
- 2. Kanowit ( Ellison Ludan)
- 3. Julau ( Colin Balla)
- 4. Selangau(Datuk Sng)
- 5. Lubok Antu (Langa Lias)
- 6. Sri Aman(will name at next weeks function)
Meanwhile a PKR staunch supporter Baginda Minda and also former James Masings Information Chief said “VERY GOOD.Let BN fight BN- friendly and we will capitalise on the remaining voters.” Lubok Antu and Hulu Rajang are our top parliamentary targetted seats held by PRS. We also have candidates shortlisted .
The imminent GE13 will see many aspiring politicians throwing their weight and names to be nominated to stand. Whatever political divide,ideals and party one stands on the “rakyat” will have the final say. CM Taib has already mentioned in Sarawak we practise democracy and the ‘rakyat’ will choose. Their votes will determine who will be the member of parliament for that constituency.
WE DO LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES.
April 14, 2012 20 Comments
Some said,”you all know better and its time to reveal and go on full attack mode against PRS. The question remains,”Should we bother ourselves?” or “We wait and see“
We have mentioned earlier,‘A victory for PRS is a victory for BN” and we are not about to rescind on our words.
The skirmishes by the sidelines will surely engulf into a bigger war but as per the loyal supporters of PRS they said,”We thought we got the tooth fixed by getting rid of the recalcitrants but now we need really need to extract it fully.
Simply they say, as mosts chinese have been telling them,”we need to chop the headsnake off so that the smaller ones will be irrelevant and not fight back.”
Its all over the news in the print media and internet blogs and we are justs reposting what had happened. We leave it to those who still have REVENGE on their minds to STRIKE.
WE DO NOT WANT TO BE CAUGHT IN A CROSS-FIRE UNLESS……
This was extracted from an internet portal:-
KUCHING: Of late the Julau constituency in Sarawak is causing a lot of worries to Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), primarily because an old enemy is making an insidious comeback.
The MP for Julau parliamentary constituency is Joseph Salang Gandum. Salang won the seat in 1999 and is tipped to defend it again in the 13th general election. Salang is PRS vice-president and Information, Communication and Heritage Deputy Minister.
But a campaign within the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition to topple him appears to be in progress.
The PRS supreme council was yesterday briefed on these “prejudicial activities” which are allegedly being carried out by certain BN leaders to undermine Salang’s position.
Said PRS deputy president Joseph Entulu: “The activities of these leaders pose a serious threat to Salang and the party.
“From the ground reports that we have received, such activities are very unhealthy and none of the component parties in BN should do such backstabbing.”
Entulu, who is also the MP for Selangau and Regional and Rural Development Deputy Minister, urged the BN leadership to take note of their concern.
He said the meeting discussed the issue after party president James Masing warned that Julau might fall to the opposition because some BN leaders were giving covert support to a “certain party” planning to contest in the constituency.
“Julau could fall to the opposition if the BN component parties did not stop supporting the independent candidate in the coming general election,” Masing was quoted as saying.
Julau is one of six parliamentary seats allocated to PRS.
Masing said he knew the group behind the campaign to unseat Salang but could not do anything about it.
“We have a serious threat in Julau from people within BN who want to go against Salang. We know it and we have reported it to the top BN leaders.
“It is not smart politics; it’s dirty politics,” Masing said.
While he did not name any individual or party, it is reliably learnt that he was referring to Wong Judat, who is Meluan assemblyman and his supporters from Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).
It is not clear whether SPDP president William Mawan is also involved, although it is common knowledge that Mawan and Masing are not on friendly terms.
However, about 200 supporters of Judat and SPDP members were recently entertained to a dinner in Sarikei by former MP for Julau Sng Chee Hua, who is said to be returning to Julau to contest against Salang.
Although Judat was absent at the dinner, it is alleged that Judat has thrown his support behind Sng to contest against Salang, who they consider as their common “enemy”.
Judat was said to be angry over a RM3 million road project which was withdrawn by Salang and transferred instead to another area.
Salang believed that since the plan for the project was not ready, the money would have been returned to the Finance Ministry.
But instead of returning the money to the ministry, Salang suggested it be diverted to another road project. Salang’s arch rival
Judat refused to accept the explanation. He wanted Salang out of Julau as he is an “outsider”. Salang’s longhouse is in Bintangor, but his grandparents came from Julau.
As for Sng, Salang was his arch rival since the days of the defunct Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) as both had eyed the deputy presidency of the party in the 2003 party election. Sng, however, was defeated.
Moreover, Sng, who won the Julau seat in 1995, was not nominated to defend the seat in the 1999 general election even though he won it with a majority of more than 10,000 votes. His place was taken by Salang.
Sng, who was the “big towkay” in PBDS, allegedly used money to buy votes.
In the coming election, Sng, if he is contesting, is expected to buy the votes of some 7,000 voters out of the 20,761-strong electorate (according to the 2011 electoral rolls).
Voting percentage in this Iban-majority constituency is around 70%.
According to sources, Sng has allegedly promised between RM500 and o RM1,000 per voter, and RM2,000 for each tuai rumah (longhouse chief).
“He needs about RM4 million to RM5 million to topple Salang,” said the sources.
In the 2004 general election, Sng financed Josephine Mawat to contest against Salang who stood on PBDS-BN ticket.
PBDS at that time was a component party of BN at the federal level, but an opposition at the state BN.
Sng deployed various strategies such as organising ‘polling district competitions’ and ‘longhouse competitions’ to win votes.
Sng also depended heavily on the support of other BN component parties in the state and the use of state government facilities to ensure Mawat’s victory.
He even accused Salang of being a ‘Barisan palsu’ (fake) candidate.
On the polling district competitions, any polling district that gave Mawat the highest votes would receive a prize of RM300,000, while the second highest would receive RM150,000, and third RM100,000.
Likewise, any longhouse which gave her the highest votes would also receive monetary prize.
Despite all these efforts, Sng failed to unseat Salang who secured 8,388 votes as against 5,700 votes polled by Mawat – a majority of 2,688 votes.
Asked to comment on the current activities to unseat him, Salang said: “Don’t worry. I welcome his (Sng’s) challenge. This is democracy”.
This appeared in an English Daily Borneo Posts:-
KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) has used the phrase – ‘siapa makan chabi, dia merasa pedas’ (loosely translated- those who eat chillies will taste the hotness) to those who have sabotaged the party.
As such, PRS deputy president Datuk Joseph Entulu, without specifically mentioning the party and the people concerned, had urged the culprit to stop such unhealthy practice.
At a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Jalan Pending here yesterday, Entulu had mentioned Julau as “very serious” as far as sabotaging PRS is concerned.
He said the matter was debated at length during the party’s supreme council meeting yesterday, which he himself chaired.
“To those who have sabotaged us, please stop such unhealthy practice.
“For us in PRS, we will not resort to such tactic and we want a similar treatment,” Entulu, who is Selangau MP told the press conference.
Complaints from grassroots supporters
According to him, the culprit, whom he had also declined to disclose include top Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders and a component BN party, adding that PRS had received complaints from its grassroots supporters.
Asked which component party he is referring to, Entulu merely said: “We have four component parties.”
The Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development said Barisan Nasional (BN) top leadership had been notified and were now aware of the matter.
Yesterday, Masing had reportedly voiced similar problem, and cautioned that Julau could fall to the opposition if the BN component parties did not refrain from supporting the independent candidate in the coming general election.
Masing, who is Land Development Minister, noted that some members of BN component parties were giving covert support to certain parties planning to contest in the constituency.
PRS has five other parliamentary seats- Selangau, Kanowit, Hulu Rajang, Sri Aman and Lubok Antu, and Entulu had hoped that no such tactic be deployed to all the seats.
Meanwhile, Entulu said he is expecting a three-corner fight in his Selangau constituency, but did not go into details.
April 9, 2012 34 Comments
The last few months have been nothing short of hectic for both these politicians. Both of them have different AGENDAS.
However on cyber/social media they are One (1)
Billy Abit Joo MP since 1990 is fighting to get renominated by his party PRS where he is a Vice President. His President James Masing has clearly said and we extract the quote,” A good leader must be able to read the writing on the wall, and monitor the feelings of party members“You must always ask yourselves this question; do they still want me? Please never overstay your welcome, for if you do, it will have tragic consequences for the party including yourselves,”
Ahmad Zahid elected in 1995 is in his 4th term and GE13 will be going for his 5th term. He is currently the Minister of Defence assuming the posts vacated by PM Najib Razak. As Vice President of UMNO he had mentioned in a bernama report that ,”Elements of sabotage in the last general election must stop to ensure victory for Umno candidates in the 13th general elections.
Moreover he did not mince his words as he was quoted and we extract here,”But what is worrying the top leadership are those division warlords who insist that they are picked as candidates regardless, and this will lead to problems.
“A general who is armed with a sharp sword will lose a battle if he has no soldiers to back him up. For this reason, we must have an army behind us, apart from the support of all.
He said a study revealed that good candidates could contribute 31 per cent to victory, and solving internal problems would contribute more than 50 per cent.
He stressed, other than the need to give full support to candidates picked by the top leaderships, the members must forget personal interests.
Billy Abit and Ahmad Zahid will be hoping that both of them will still be renominated on a BN ticket going into the GE13. It will not be much of a problem for the Minister of Defence to be renominated unless he decides otherwise due to reasons which might be personal.
Billy however has already been told in so many words and he has no choice but justs ,”Lawan Tauke” and see who is the bigger “Tawke” who will be backing him up.
Zahid knows the importance of cyber and he like Billy knows that influence of the new media such as the blogs, twitter and Facebook, were seen as contributing to the rejection of BN in the last elections. Billy has sound advice for his people and he knows his people the Orang Ulu Youths will stand behind him also to be renominated.
Both can do so much only and both have made their case known for the BETTER GOOD of Barisan National.
Will both be renominated as candidates ..?
This we extract from an internet portal on cyber by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi:-
Umno vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the Barisan Nasional machinery is ready to fight in the cyber world to garner support in the coming general election.
However, Ahmad Zahid said that BN would not adopt the opposition tactics of using slander against the opposition leaders.
“Our party machinery through the new media is prepared to fight off all the baseless allegations made and give the right explanation and information to the people,” the defence minister was quoted as saying in Utusan Malaysia.
“The opposition has no other way but to find issues that will tarnish the image of the national leaders in the cyberworld. We will not follow the opposition’s tactics to use slander,” he said.
Ahmad Zahid also wanted all BN leaders at all levels to be prepared for the opposition attacks, especially as the general election approaches.
He urged the opposition not to adopt such underhanded tactics, but to fight maturely by promising and implementing what they had promised in their manifesto
April 6, 2012 148 Comments
There are no love losts left and Sng Chee Hua has come out with guns blazing against his greatest foe to date James Masing. They were enemies in the battle of James/Tajem but became close alliances in the formation of PRS and after the bitter fall out its time to renew the rivalries.
In the lasts few days there have been a hive of activity with former PRS/PBDS members surfacing,seen together with Sng in Kuching and the newspaper reports
have only made it up as rumours. The line-up to the new party have been finalised and the recent candidate lobbying of PRS in Hulu Rajang makes it more urgent for the launching.
Even in Selangau,over the past few months it was known that Sng have made his rounds(tweeted on 27th March-MP Selangau Entulu the incumbent faces possible challenge from Sng.Word on d ground is making headway )and last week he has come over to Julau where he was the MP from 1995-1999. Our earlier article in July 21 2011 asked “ Calon PRS..??” as the picture below shows.
However the status quo has changed since or could it be maintained by PM Najib as he sees all of them being returned and BN wining 6 seats in the process. Could the new party in the offing be done to split the votes for all aspiring candidates? We will only know after the results are known and serious lobbying for MPs are done if the final tally is so close for comfort on both sides of the political divide.
Its a love hate rivalry between Masing /Sng and you wouldn’t see them shaking hands for now unless they take on each other in a parliamentary constituency. Will they shake hands if they crossed paths in Hulu Rejang or Selangau Parliamentary Nomination centre.? hmmm….
Sng is hell bent in ensuring his team contests only the one’s which are mosts likely winnable and the reports of Selangau,Hulu Rajang,Kanowit and Julau and the newspaper reports have got it spot on.
The other two seats in Lubok Antu and Sri Aman are not James “Proxies” as such and Sng feels that its better to have a foothold in winning a number of seats rather than lose all. Sngs strategists have it all mapped out and its there for the taking says a protem member of the new party.
Sng knows James will be political bad mouthing against him and this extracted quote is a clear indicator,”PRS can deliver all these six seats provided there is no element of sabotage among the component parties. Instead if we all work as a team, PRS can deliver all those six seats,” (January 5th 2012 article)
PRS enemies have already been identified as such and the party will make all preparations to ensure a victory will be achieved at all 6 seats. BN component parties in PBB/SUPP/SPDP will be lending a hand in all the 6 PRS areas and there is no doubt about it as the battle lines are drawn.
A victory for PRS is a victory for BN
March 11, 2012 24 Comments
How times have changed. The once powerful SUPP party has been cut down to size and now a new power has emerged. DAP who used to “slander and make fools of SUPP YBs”have taken over the roles of looking after the Chinese Interests in Sarawak.
SUPP to DAP is justs a party that is living on borrowed time and if this picture is a clear Perception that DAP is telling SUPP,” The tables have turned.” Eventhough its a opening/launching of a new advocate for YB Ting Tze fei (ADUN Meradong) the opportunity presents itself to make it a Picture Political statement to SUPP.
The Chinese newspapers wants to know what we do now and not SUPP. SUPP has merely got two(2)only Chinese YBs while we have 12. Thats a whole lot of difference.
But on the other side of the coin,”SUPP should be telling DAP-practise what you preach not only cutting RIBBONS too. ” Is this a deliberate act to tell the SUPP YBs? If you can, we can too but we are superior to you now. YOU ARE NOBODY NOW…
SUPP should also be fighting their own publicity war which is UNFORTUNATELY is very lacking and moreover their constituencies are in fact in the urban constituencies where mosts people are computer and social media savvy.
SUPP will be anniliated if they continue to be ENGROSSED IN IN-FIGHTING instead of fighting the enemy outside which is DAP and PKR.
Component parties cybertroopers in PBB,PRS and SPDP and BN blogs can only assist so much but if their own machinery are not working overtime but still have the attitude that we will cross the bridge when the time comes ‘ EVEN GOD CANNOT HELP THE PARTY“
SUPP, now DAP is laughing at you and they will continue to be the peoples choice unless you step up your game.
TIME TO MOVE YOUR CYBER TEAM…..
March 5, 2012 13 Comments
It seems the sacked SPDP5 are hellbent in creating troubles for SPDP and todays statement by Entri which appeared at the STAR looks like the right tonic to ruffle some feathers. Moreover MP Tiki Lafe is also standing by his statement which headlines,‘Dr.Tiki tells SPDP to mind its own business” which appeared at Borneoposts.
In it he blah, blah, blah but he seemed to and has incurred the wrath of SPDP Pending Information Chief Sutaghani Zaidoll in it where it was reported as,” Amongst the earliest to publicly call for the group formerly known as SPDP5 to quit their roles were SPDP Muara Tuang and Pending. ”
Suta said,”it has snow balled to other divisions and SPDP grassroots are united as he send a clarification to the Editor of Borneo Posts,’Clarification on Dr.Tikis statement”
It reads,” We the SPDP Pending Division,would like to clarify that at our recent TGM did not deliberate or mentioned on any issues pertaining the SPDP5,as quoted by MAS Gading MP Datuk Dr.Tiki Lafe.
However,SPDP Pending Division did resolved to call for party president Tan Sri William Mawan to be returned unopposed in the triennial general meeting(TGM) later this month.
If the MP so require our minutes of meeting to confirm this,he can obtain the same from our office or the SPDP headquarters.
We hope he get the facts right before making any comments.
Suta went on to clarify that we stand as one united SPDP and will also stand behind what our other divisions have made if its for the better good of the party as a whole. The 5 musts have forgotten who have sacked them and its the recommendation of the disciplinary committee who made the call to the SC under article XV111 3 (iii). They should fight the sacking instead of trying to find faults with the divisions and the President.
In another related news this STAR article headlines “It’s SPDP who wants to ride piggy-back on BN not SPDP 5, says rep.” drew flak from SPDP President in which he told the source,
“It’s (Entri’s statement) is utter rubbish.How can he (Entri) say we piggy ride on BN? We (SPDP) are BN“
The whole article is extracted here :-
MARUDI: Marudi assemblyman Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran is upset by an allegation that he and four other SPDP officials have been engaged in negative politicking while serving their constituents.
He said as the allegation was made by SPDP president Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom, it had caused some party divisions to make it one of the most important agenda in their meetings.
He said at these meetings, some divisional leaders made resolutions to sack the G5 (formerly SPDP 5) from the Barisan Nasional and demanded that they relinquish their positions in the Government or Government-linked companies.
“The allegation against the G5 actually points to the accusers themselves. The G5 has never carried on negative politicking against SPDP while serving their constituents,” he said during a function at Rumah Justine, Sungai Entulang, Bakong near here yesterday.
The G5 comprises Entri, Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Peter Nansian, Bekenu assemblyman Rosey Yunus, Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang and Mas Gading MP Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe.
The quarrel between them began last year when Mawan did not reappoint Entri as the party’s secretary-general.
On Nov 25 Entri was sacked. The other four were sacked later.
Entri said all along that they were discharging their governmental duties and responsibilities in their respective constituencies in accordance with the spirit and principles of Barisan.
“Under these circumstances, how could we be accused of riding piggy-back on Barisan?,” he said.
“Why should SPDP use the issue against us if it does not condone negative politicking within Barisan Nasional?
“Our positions in the Government are for us to serve our constituents and the people of Sarawak, and not our self-interest as alleged by SPDP,” he said.
He claimed Mawan uttered the accusation because SPDP was eyeing positions in the Government and Government-linked companies (GLCs) so as to ride piggy-back on Barisan.
He then accused Mawan of practising negative politicking to the extent that Infrastructure Development and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin had to hold a dinner in Bau recently to ensure that the people, particularly Barisan supporters, would remain united.
He regretted that those who accused the G5 of gross insubordination had failed to see and understand the actual problems in SPDP