Our correspondent Bugi Wijaya from Will this do for Sabah?. The continuation….(THe GOODIES LAND)
Nothing much has happened politically in Sabah after the visit of PM with his announcement of the goodies for Sabah. Except for the normal official response for those of the state administration supporting PMs goodies, the outspoken few (including MPs) have kept to themselves their response. What has happen to Ghafur Salleh or for that matter Anifah Aman? The only person who came of the blocks charging and voicing his disagreement on cabinet committee to tackle the illegal immigrant issues is Supreme Council member of PBS (Parti Bersatu Sabah) Dr Chong Eng Leong. Could he be BARKING once too often?
The General concensus from Sabahans is there is not much excitement created by the PMs goodies as everyone is talking about the increase in the price of rice and the impending increase in petrol price.
To make matters worse NST frontpage June 3rd 2008 headlines FUEL PRICE HIKE IN AUGUST? Bread and butter issues the order of the day before dealing with the political scenarios which might or might not affect Malaysia.
But the lesson to be learn is that the kadazandusun are disunited and as a kadazan society among the many kadazandusun society or associations whether the direction of the SIGAH is as important as fighting for the rights of the KDM as many of them especially in the interior and even in town are red i.c. holders (you can visit Stephan George of the Rawk in Penampang) unlike those that come from the neighbouring countires who hold blue i.c. and have even voted in the few past elections!
BN politicians like Yong Teck Lee from the Sabah People’s Progressive Party (SAPP) gave the BN leadership an August ultimatum – either solve the issues affecting Sabah or face defection.
(From MalaysiaKini) Tony Thien Sarawak Correspondent | Jun 2, 08 writes
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/83809 Dr Jeffrey Kitingan Sabah-based PKR national vice-president said there was “nothing new at all” in the prime minister’s announcement on the cabinet committee the ‘goodies’ would not affect plans for the crossovers from the BN to Pakatan Rakyat in Sabah.
Our response to all the hoo hahs hoo hahs is very simple as we know Earthquakes and Tropical Storm like the one in Myanmar hits with a twinkling of an eye and for the BN leader to come out with a statement like Happen overnight this words should not even be uttered let alone said out in the open. Does he expect more from the PM or is he just using this oppurtunity to uplift his credibility for the upcoming UMNO elections…..? Sure, he did re-emphasised what the BN government has promised will be delivered and “done with serious commitment.”
The Sabahans will be the judge afterall the Ballot box is their voice. Time is on their side and they will not be fooled all the time as John reiterated. So we say again… Are you all satisfied? Who benefits? Is this enough……………?
Sabah MP defections is a “meticulous strategy” put up by Anwar to deflect from the real crossovers taking place. All attention and energy is on the Sabah MP’s and the UMNO MP’s in West Malaysia were free to plan the defections. Abdullah knows what he is up to and knows what is coming. He needs to sugar coat these spineless East Malaysian MP’s without even offering more Cabinet positions. Abdulah just cannot afford to as the UMNO MP’s in West Malaysia will bring the GUILLOTINE down…. What position in the Federal cabinet if I may ask again was Shafie Apdal given? So can this all be pre-empt? Of course, for Abdullah and Anwar this is just their tactical moves as it will determine who hangs on to powers.
So as Charlie Wilson (US Congressmen) says “You think we can make all this up”………..???