SUPP-Long Way Back..!!!

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) should be sensitive to the views of people outside the party, especially voters. SUPP vice-president Datuk Yong Khoon Seng who admitted that the “lack of sensitivity could be one of the factors that contributed to the party’s heaviest defeat in the May 2006 state elections.”

We told them so…. but most of the leaders in SUPP blamed others….!!! This viewed was echoed by some of the component party members and the attitude projected by those in SUPP were very high and mighty. 

We say….As for the loss of Bandar Kuching parliamentary seat to the DAP one could attribute to the lack of coordination of all the Kuching SUPP Branches with its component party members. It’s very simple, how many registered SUPP voters are there in Bandar Kuching…? How come Alan Sim the candidate lost so heavily…?  The infighting and Alan being of Team B would be seen as a moral victory if he wins. Team A cannot afford that to happen.

It goes to say the in-fighting was the main contributor to the loss. It’s no use to blame the voters but blame yourselves for your downfall. The ceramahs also were not well planned and the candidate does not show his personal touch to the component party members. We say…. the attitude has to change if you want to win back the seat. Whats the use of component parties if there are not invited to your daily briefings during elections…? We try to tell you but it’s always falls on deaf ears….don’t underestimate the component divisional and branches members and exco’s. 

Don’t get people within the party to give you the postmortem because they always blame others as if they have no faults,” he told reporters after launching the second polls on ‘Prime Minister YAB Abdullah Badawi’ conducted by Pollster Sdn Bhd .Yong Deputy Works Minister was the first respondent for the poll featured on the company’s website http://www.sarawakpollster.com.my.

Its a long way back for SUPP to “regain any foothold in the areas” that they lost in Kuching. They have to work hard and sincerely or else DAP will continue to represent the people of Kuching in the State. 

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DCM-Abang Jo…..?

abang johari abang haji opengWill June and the closing of the “National Gawai Dayak 2008” celebrations in the State today echo the new Political Platform for Datuk Seri Abang Johari Tun Openg Sarawak State Housing Minister. Our earlier report we carried a report on him where he mentioned the Sarawak(BN) government has never pressured the federal government for important posts, including the post of deputy prime minister, since joining Malaysia in 1963. Now his name has been thrown in the hat in the impending State cabinet reshuffle.The “foreign powers” that the CM mentioned is clearer now as its just plain “Intense Lobbying”

Abdul Hakim Bujang correspondent for Sarawaks (Malaysiakini) has this to say in his report. For full text and excerpts please click to http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84491.  The dates keep changing and we started the ball rolling on the 14th May 2008 with our full report and on 3oth May we were all surprised with CM’s very straight answer of “foreign powers” in play to call of his announcement.

The Sarawak cabinet re-shuffle is indeed in the pipeline and the speculative date has been set.The Chief Minister holds the names of the Ministers and Assistant Ministers close to his chest and it will be a matter of time before he announces it. It could even be a few day’s time or one or two month’s time. However the  speculative date did start from the 8th of April 2008.We will continue to say that the CM will go through the lists at least 7 times and will only disclose the names on the day of announcement. 

After all it is “CM’s Team” in the cabinet re-shuffle. The Lobbying will Not Stop Just Yet…………………

Read also this report:- https://audie61.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/sarawak-cabinet-re-shuffle-new-blood/

Sabah Backs Tengku…?

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Definitely, Najib is the One as the PM keeps everyone guessing so says the report that is available in ( Malaysiakini ). A day earlier Pak Lah was extremely relieved to have Najib backing him and they had agreed a plan to hand power to his deputy when the time is right.The full excerpts http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84499. The “Tag team” has been formed with Pak Lah and Najib while Tengku’s confidant is still underwraps. 

Under UMNO’s quota system, a candidate wishing to contest for the party’s presidency must obtain nominations from 30 per cent of the party’s 191 divisions. Ku Li seems to have the confidence of Sabah UMNO members to back him.

We earlier reported that Umno’s general  assembly which has been scheduled to be held from Dec 16 to 20, and that there will be some keen contests expected for the top positions. Ku Li has upped his tempo by telling Sabahans that he has no problem accepting a Sabahan to contest the deputy and vice-president’s posts. The quota is simple and Ku Li has hedged his bets here as he knows “dangling  the carrot” to UMNO Sabah will see one of their own being made a Deputy President if KU Li wins. The deputy president’s post require 20 per cent, for vice-president 10 per cent.

PM was in Kelantan yesterday briefing and meeting the UMNO members there and today he arrived in Terengganu also to meet up with UMNO leaders after launching the East Coast Economic Region(ECER) Development Council. So we see that PM is making his rounds to get the necessary support and Ku Li is following up very closely at his heels. Ku Li also said “I don’t think there are any differences between a Sabahan and a West Malaysian. If they have the capabilities why not..?” Seems the challenge is already been thrown down to the divisional level. 

The divisional meetings will be held between Oct 9 and Nov 9, while branch annual general meetings will be held between July 17 and Aug 24. The challengers we said are not from the global efeects of the Oil hike nor from the supposedly defections of BN members but from within UMNO itself as it gears up for the General Assembly from December 16th to the 20th 2008. 

PM will have to move his party elections machinery and gelled them to stop “Ku Li”making inroads. Furthermore Ku Li has reports that a component BN party is leaving the coalition which will hit Pak Lah hard. Both the UMNO leaders are criss-crossing each others paths. It is going to be interesting and Malaysia and the world awaits……….!!