Latest from the men on the Ground : At the launching of Lubok Antu Division attended by over 2500 people (estimated by reliable source) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said that he was very pleased that the Dayaks are now throwing their full support to PKR and this is an indication that PKR and Pakatan Rakyat will provide a strong challenge to wrestle some “Dayak majority” seats in the State elections expected in 2011.
Press Conference at 6pm: There will be crossovers and Anwar Ibrahim told the press/media that he is keeping it close to his chest. It’s a chess game according to a Keadilan Sarawak Member and BN is running scared with all the talk of hoping,crossover or jumping to a new house.
Excerpts from Tony Tien Malaysiakini…
Anwar Ibrahim says it again. Pakatan Rakyat has the numbers to take control of the federal government from the Barisan Nasional. Addressing a PKR dinner in Kuching last night, the Pakatan de facto leader said many things were happening which made many Barisan MPs unhappy but they dared not speak out in Parliament.The Barisan MPs could speak out if they join Pakatan, he added. Later he made his way to……
Kampung Gita Ceramah-Our Report
A huge crowd of more than 5000 turned up at a “Meet the People Session” at Kampung Gita where Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim the de facto leader of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) spoke last night in the Malay majority areas encircling the Sarawak State seats of Tupong(N6), Semariang(N7) and Satok(N8). These 3 areas are represented by 3 PBB incumbents namely Dato Haji Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg (State Housing Minister-Satok), Datuk Haji Daud Abdul Rahman (Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office-Tupong) and YB Sahrifah Hasidah bte Sayeed Aman (ADUN Semariang).
According to a PBB member a lot of people were curious and were there to pick up on anything that is new on “Where and What?” Dato Seri Anwars Keadilan can offer to the Malays in these constituencies. A strong statement which Anwar focus is on the General Economics for the Rakyat “Should we form the government we will bring down the oil prices? Malaysia produces enough and why should we buy from outside”. Our economy will be able to sustain the outside market forces which has hit hard on the wage earners.
Will the Voters in the Malay Majority areas buy that? I was told once by the Housing Minister that his voters in his area(10835) are more concerned about market forces affecting their daily lives than development promises. The Minister said at one ceramah a voter even asked him about the “Stock Exchange.”
Goes to show that we live in an era where voters in our areas know what they want. PBB and Parti Keadilan you will have to “Work Hard” to win these seats come 2011…..