April 15, 2013 10 Comments
BN is ready for GE13 .
The President of BN handing over the candidates list to all BN Component President
“Unleash the Potential of Youth”
April 14, 2013 3 Comments
PM Najib said ,”“It is most important because on May 5, we will decide the destiny of the people of Malaysia. In order to ensure the process of democracy runs smoothly, I on behalf of the security forces give an assurance that those wishing to go out to cast their ballot papers can do so without any fear or doubt.”
April 13, 2013 2 Comments
Yong himself has openly said previously that he wished to step aside to spend more time with his family. The Commander in chief and PM himself has called him to “think and help him in his hour of need” and he obliged.
April 9, 2013 5 Comments
We wrote earlier:-”Sibu:- In the by election DAP Wong Ho Leng won this seat. Wong would not defend this seat due to brain tumour and recoving from chemotheraphy. Temonggong Vincent Lau would bepitted against a new DAP candidate in Oscar Ling. Chances of wrestling the seat back from DAP looks very good as PBB ADUN Annuar has been working extra hard to win over the losts bumiputra votes during the byelections. They have both been seen working hand in hand and SUPP’s chances looks brighter eventhough this 95% urban seat. (Grey)
GE13 WATCH Given that incumbent Wong Ho Leng will not defend the Sibu parliamentary seat on grounds of illness, the DAP can expect an all-out fight from rivals in Sarawak. The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) is expected to field a heavyweight – Vincent Lau, 65 – in its bid to reclaim the seat lost by a slim majority of 398 votes in the 2010 by-election.
Vincent will face Oscar Ling, a 36-year-old pharmacist and Wong’s special assistant, who was named last month as the DAP’s candidate.
There is little doubt that Vincent stands ahead of Ling in terms of personality as well as familiarity in the local community.
Vincent, while a newcomer to politics, is a prominent figure as he is second-in-command of the family-run business, KTS Group, in Sibu.
He is widely recognised for contributions to education and social work over the last two decades. This has earned him the honorific of ‘Temenggong’ from the Sarawak government.
Still, this could work against him because the political scene in Sibu had been dominated by rich and powerful business figures for two decades up to 2008, said Sarawak DAP secretary Chong Chieng Jen.
They have found involvement in politics to be beneficial to their family-run businesses, he claimed.
The two parliamentary seats of Sibu and Lanang have been dominated by such personalities in previous elections.
SUPP had fielded Robert Lau Hoi Chew for five terms. Upon his death in 2010 and in the resulting by-election, the party’s Robert Lau Hui Yew was defeated by the DAP’s Wong.
Four-term Lanang MP and Sibu mayor Tiong Thai King is a younger brother of Rimbunan Hijau Group boss and tycoon Tiong Hiew King.
While the BN has yet to announce its candidates for the 13th general election, Tiong and Vincent are on the list for Lanang and Sibu respectively.
Sibu SUPP chairperson Wong Soon Koh has reportedly described them as “the most winnable candidates”.
Another of Wong’s special aides, Alice Lau – 32 and also a pharmacist – will contest in Lanang. She was defeated in last state election in the Bawang Assan constituency by the SUPP’s Wong Soon Koh.
The DAP has claimed to see a decline in support for the BN in Lanang, an urban seat with 72 percent Chinese voters.
SUPP’s ‘convincing candidate’
A source close to the Lau family told Malaysiakini that the internal rift within SUPP has dampened support for the party, and this is why it has to field a convincing candidate in Sibu.
“By fielding Vincent, SUPP hopes the voters will choose his personality over the party – it hopes they will forget about the infighting and remember Lau’s contributions to the community,” the source said.
He also said Vincent has a good relationship with the Tiongs and that the two families have agreed to support each other in the election, even to the extent of persuading employees to vote for the respective candidates.
When contacted, Vincent urged voters not to label him as a “business tycoon candidate” and not to judge him based on his background, saying this would be unfair to him.
“I just happen to come from a business family and have a better financial position than others,” he said, also rejecting the notion that rich candidates would stoop to buying votes.
Asked if he will quit the family-run business to become a full-time politician should he win the Sibu seat, Vincent said he will be able to attend to both business and politics.
He is prepared for the duties that await an elected representative, including “visiting flooded areas and even check on street lighting if need be”.
Both the Lau and Tiong families have one thing in common – control over several newspapers and publications.
However, Vincent said he will not use these to promote himself, explaining that he wants the media to report fairly on the election campaign.
SUPP strategies have ‘failed twice’
The DAP’s Bukit Bendera MP and political strategist Liew Chin Tong is unfazed by SUPP’s strategy of fielding candidates from rich families.
He pointed out that these candidates had been defeated in the Sibu parliamentary by-election in 2010 and in the 2011 state election.
“When society is mature, (you) can’t buy votes, but if society is immature and poor, money will have its say,” he noted.
Liew said he sees GE13 as a battle based on political alliances and demand for change, rather than on the personality of candidates.
The DAP is more optimistic about winning Lanang than keeping Sibu, a SUPP fortress. Until the 2010 by-election, the party had lost the seat only once – by 141 votes in the 1982 general election.
Sibu has more that 64,000 voters, of whom 65 percent are Chinese and 25 percent are bumiputeras.
“Although it is named Sibu, the constituency is located on the outskirts of Sibu town and has a mix of urban and rural voters from the BN’s stronghold,” Liew said.
“We never dreamt we would defeated (Robert) in the by-election.”
The DAP had benefited from a large batch of voters returning home to vote in the by-election, which saw a 70 percent turn-out compared to 67 percent in 2008, he added.
March 25, 2013 3 Comments
SUPP P196 aspiring candidate Wilfred Yap’s own words and we will respect that,” A PARTY WITHOUT DISCIPLINE HAS NO HOPE”
|P196 STAMPIN [PRU12]|
|Jumlah Pengundi: 67,257 <!– Peningkatan jumlah pengundi: –>Peratusan Kaum: M: 11% C: 76% I: % B/Sab: % B/Swk: 12% L: 1%|
|1. Datuk Yong Khoon Seng (BN) [21,966] 2. See Chee How (PKR) [2,198] 3. Voon Lee Shan (DAP) [18,896]|
Majoriti: 3070 Undi rosak: 428
|Penyandang: Datuk Yong Khoon Seng (BN) (Majoriti: 7,731 undi)|
March 7, 2013 Leave a comment
“Moral Support to the Police & Military Personnel at Frontline in Sabah”
on 8.3.2013 (Friday)
Venue 1 – Merdeka Plaza
10:30am Arrival of Working Committee
11:30am – 4:30pm Signatures Begins
Venue 2 – the front of Sarawak Visitors Information Centre (Old Court House)
5:00pm Proceed to Old Court House
5:30pm Arrival of YB Dato Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui, SUPP Party President Arrival of Distinguished Guests Arrival of Leaders of BN Components, Youth & Women Section
6:00pm Opening Speech by Party President
Speech by Tan Kai
Speech by Wilfred
6:15pm Ceremony Begins
6:20pm Handover of donation to “Tabung Wira Lahad Datu”
January 27, 2013 2 Comments
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.
January 5, 2013 4 Comments
DAP, everyone once in a lifetime one have used the phrase” two wrongs don’t make a right “. Of course we are referring to your recent election of new-office bearers where ‘Malays’ let alone ‘Dayaks or Kadazans”were elected into the central committee.
Whatever happened to your election scrutineers in tabulation? Was it a genuine schoolboys mistake or otherwise? We cannot answer that but the damage has already been done and to correct the wrongdoing doesn’t make it ALL RIGHT..!!
DAP can also argue that according to its constitution they can do all acts or things specified elsewhere in that they can make adjustments or put things in order.
However, we ask “shouldn’t there be a Emergency Central Committee Meeting to look into this “fiasco” and deliberate it through?
Furthermore,”Shouldn’t the Secretary-General notify the Central Committee on this matter as it will affect the political wellbeing of the party especially with ‘oversights” on election results?
This blog www://hantulautan.blogspot.com played up this issue http://hantulautan.blogspot.com/2013/01/tony-puas-stupidity-umnos-blessing-in.html. However what caught our eyes were this which we extract:-
This may sound paradoxical to the pro-opposition
supporters, but as Albert Einstein says “reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one”.
Sometimes, truth can emerge in the strangest of
DAP for all their true intentions on trying to put it right have been under severe political attacks and criticisms from major political parties in UMNO, MCA,Gerakan and other BN parties.
This is a serious matter and it only takes a DAP member to file a complaint to the ROS the party will need to convene another election for office bearers.
Will there be any brave DAP Memeber to write officially to ROS and the party? That is their internal problem and its up to the party members to make their moves.
December 9, 2012 5 Comments
In the 2008 General Elections the following are the results:- Yong Khoon Seng(BN 21966) Voon Lee Shan (DAP 18896) See Chee How (PKR 2198). Surely, by looking at the statistics and also the performances of DAP Assemblyman in the State 2011 Elections it looks likely that DAP stands a better chance to rattle or unseat BN in P196 Stampin.
PKR will have strong objections as their candidate have been working full time eversince See Chee How put in a poor showing in a three cornered fight in 2008. See Chee How garnered an impressive win in the last State elections in Batu Lintang Seat. He polled 13235 against BN/SUPP Sih Hua Tong 4854 while Independant Lina Soo managed 290 votes.
P196 is made up of 3 state seats in Batu Lintang,Kota Sentosa and Batu Kawah and the total votes Pakatan garnered was 33267 while BN 19520 of over 13000 votes. What makes PKR wanting to contest? If one reads into the statistics in the last state elections the majority of votes garnered by See Chee How speaks volumes of the support for PKR. This looks likely to be a political decision where the wrong move will mean that Pakatan will not have a Parlimentarian in p196
Moreover DAP candidate for this area is hardly seen and many voters are beginning to have the impression that DAP have suddenly been “too bossy” and “forgotten their functions as YBs in both areas” . They think they have the divine right to the seat and eventhough PKR have worked hard in P196 they will not give in to PKR’s chosen candidate Voon Shiak Ni.
SUPP have chosen Wilfred Yap 46 year old lawyer as their first choice and he is currently the SG for the Youth Central Wing. Yap have moved his machinery and seen to be engaging with DAP of late but he has been ignoring the movements by Voon. By the time elections are called this seat will have at least 89000 voters which makes it the biggest Parliamentary constituency in Sarawak.
Voon with the help of her own cyber team and ground machinery is going all out to ensure the Wanita PKR Sarawak makes a breakthrough in Sarawak. She is the National Vice Chairman of PKR and the wanita wing are all out to take on SUPP.
DAP for all their breakthrough at the State elections will also put their preferred candidates in Dr.Tang or another new face. According to sources close to Dr.Tang if there is another young candidate below 30 instead of Dr.Tang there will be a ‘serious split” in DAP ranks and file. DAP hierarchy are watching closely the ground movements and are even “willing to sacrifice’ the seat in order to see a united DAP Sarawak.
Meanwhile PKR ADUN Batu Lintang told audie61″ We will work hard to try to secure a seat in Stampin and SUPP candidate it seems could still be between Wilfred Yap and Lo Khere Chiang. Like Pakatan we are still looking at the candidate that will deliver the seat and BN likewise.
See Chee How was also trying to be diplomatic and he said if you remember what the Wanita PKR Chief Zubaidah have said,”that there was a strong possibility that Voon might be fielded in the coming GE in Stampin” She said that PKR are fighting hard to field their own and so does DAP who also wants it.
She continued that there will be only one candidate from Pakatan and we are monitoring the situation and getting public response on who is the right candidate. The odds are stacked against DAP as their candidate have yet to make their rounds and PUBLIC PERCEPTION is very important when choosing an election candidate.
Wilfred for all his support from the CWC still needs to convince the people and the perception that he is the candidate to represent BN. He has yet to mobilise his cyber team unlike Voon who has engage and consistently inform the top Pakatan National and State leadership she is the rightful candidate to represent Pakatan.
There is so much SUPP needs to learn to transfrom in the urban area as what they have used in previous elections needs to be overhauled. The urbanites are using mostly socialmedia,blogs,linkedin,reddit,digg,stumbleupon and of course facebook.
It is sad that many veteran and elderly politicians still believe that their tried and tested methods for campaigning still hold water. They must learn from Tun Mahathir when he was feeling sidelined he started his own blog and see how far it got him.
Its so unfortunate that Wilfred is also caught in a “time capsule” according to many cyber practitioners who feels he needs to really capitalise on this technology and feels he will be left behind in the polls. The Pakatan machinery is now in full swing and they too do not think they are certainties but they are willing to sacrifice for the party by working FULL TIME.
SUPP’s mindset has to change or else they will be served as with a tag as the ’weak partner” of BN. PBB.PRS and SPDP have their own cyber teams in place and though their majority seats are mainly rural based their followers are very much engaging the opposition daily.
A PBB Yb even told me in his rural area even a Penghulu of nearly 70 years old are asking for Wifi 24/7 and not intermittent signals as they need to know what is being churned out through twitter/sms/blogs and facebooks. It’s getting more open and even now radios are distributed by the opposition while 1 Malaysia laptops are distributed to the rural folks by BN.
However, SUPP taking on PKR or DAP they need not only to train their cyber troops well but also need the other independant troopers who knows how to penetrate the mindset of the people and ensure that they will not be swayed come voting day. The cyber dessimation of information is not just for those who feels like engaging for social “syok sendiri” or be put in as what is now called volunteerism by many.
There are no more FREE LUNCHES in this day and age of politics unlike our forefathers days says many of the so called volunteers and party members. It’s a sad fact but this is REALITY.
Who will still believe the same daggling of carrot of promises which was used by many politicians. PKR,DAP and SUPP fighting in the urban areas needs to get the necessry tools too for their cybertroopers to use to interact and engage in cyberspace and its not CHEAP.
It also consumes hell a lot of time which the politicians fail to notice and count in dollars hours. The cyber space are shared by many but only a handful are getting their messages and information across to create ripples and shake the whole of Malaysia.
Bad publicity is a NO NO in politics and they know how difficult it is to put it right. Even by keeping quiet the votes will be losts to the other party. Some in SUPP have found out but it came a little too late. Wilfred and Voon represent the younger set of politicians and they know that this tool must and should not be disregarded. DAP has yet to switch its own engine on and they will regret that they did it too late this time round.