Will this do for Sabah..? The threat of defections from BN and unhappiness of the MPs from Sabah is under control for the time being. At the mercy of Sabahans the Prime minister announced a RM1 billion allocation from the prime minister’s special allocation to be distributed according to development requirements in Sabah. Full report:- http://themalaysianinsider.com/mni/sabah-federal-development- department-scrappedh.html Are you all satisfied? Who benefits? Is this enough……………?
Our report Storm Brewing in Sabah? https://audie61.wordpress.com/2008/05/29/storm-brewing-in-sabah/. It has however quieten down now. I interviewed the immediate family of a former Chief Minister Tun Fuad Stephans (the 1st Chief Minister of the state of Sabah in Malaysia) on what he thinks? He simply said we know what Jeffrey is like and to expect leaders just to hop/crossover its not so simple. The goodies that the PM brings will not be known to the people/cronies or for that matter journalists. It certainly reminded me of the “Godfathers” meeting of Junior Chamber International where discussion was held from 12midnight and you have to wait for your turn. Teresa Alberto a former personal aide to Dr.Jeffrey Kitingan said that his former boss is very persistent and there is a lot of negotiating still to be done and its a lot of Money/Power Talk.
A Kadazandusun leader with PBS said that the Prime Minister is scheduled to officiate tonight the national-level Pesta Kaamatan Open House in Padang Merdeka in Kota Kinabalu. But its been raining heavily today and this is unusual for this time of the year. He even went on to say their God (Kinoigan) does not seem Happy.
Latest at 5pm..UPKO Youth ..As the Kadazandusun celebrations of Pesta Kaamatan reaches its finale tonight the heavens open up.Some read it as the God is shedding tears for the peoples situation. Some of them still live in the rural areas where development is at a bare minumum scarcity. Some of them dont even have “Identity Cards” and have not even voted in the General elections. Many felt that Sabah will be left behind from the rests of Malaysia. Sure the PM brings goodies to Sabah but announcing is easy but delivery is another thing. What a shame!! The illegal immigrants are treated better than Sabahans he said.!!
The ADUNS/MPs are happy. Are the people happy? Their pockets are filled while we have to work hard to fill our stomachs. Sabahans of Kadazandusun origin are in a holiday mood now with the Kaamatan Harvest festival but what will happen after the festivities/merry making is anyone’s guess? Watch this space…
Malaysiakini news carried this report:- http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/83722
Tengku Razaleigh also refuted the allegations of certain quarters that he would not contest the post of Umno president if Abdullah stepped down as Umno president and prime minister soon.
“That’s not correct. I am offering myself (to contest the post of president) to help rejuvenate an unsettled situation in the country, not because Pak Lah (Abdullah) wants to step down or otherwise.
“Whatever it is, I would want to wait until December,” he said. The Umno elections are scheduled for December when the party holds its general assembly.
Earlier extration from Malaysiakini :- https://audie61.wordpress.com/2008/05/19/tengku-razaleigh-to-remain/