Join Me! Join Us! DAP Sarawak-Malaysiakini

Join Me! Join Us! There seems to be a united front from all the partners of Pakatan as they prepare for the State elections 2011. Whats more, where are the Chinese and Indian members going to park when the merged entity of SPDP-PRS becomes one?  Two contrasting statements from two different camps of the divide within the last 24 hours in Sarawak. Is there going to be an “associate member’ Clause for the Chinese or Indian to join PBB? Or is PBB going to amend its constitution to open to all races?

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Unimaginable! Mind Boggling! Read between the lines:- Sarawak BN chairman and CM Taib Mahmud who  spoke of the possibility of a merged PRS-SPDP entity one day “joining” Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), of which he is the president. After the SAPP turbulence in Sabah came the tail winds of CMs statement.


What’s going on? Is it Happening? Hold  On….”Politics is never a Reality “says a former group editor of an English daily. A 2nd year political student further added,”The CMs agenda needs to be fulfilled and also politics is a perception where the truth is always not there. Many will be shocked with this statement but it must be known that this idea was advocated way back in 1972 by the former CM Tun Rahman(Taibs uncle).  Taib said it was still up to PRS and SPDP to decide whether to join PBB after their merger, stressing however that they would be on better ground to talk with PBB once they had merged. Well, its alright that this merger will take sometime just yet but in politics as PKR State Chairman Dominique used to echo to me ,”Everything is Possible.Fast Forward”

upm student memo to mp 051207 chong chieng jenBandar Kuching MP and also state Assemblyman for Kota Sentosa urged BN legislators in the state to take the cue from their Sabah counterparts and said in a statement to Malaysiakini today that “as the largest opposition party in Sarawak, the DAP is openly inviting all Barisan MPs to quit the BN. They can either join our party as members or join us on a party-party basis as equal partners to form a new alliance front. Chongs also included three agendas and it can be read at “This is what all Sarawakians want. The  BN government has had their chances for the past few decades but they have failed the people of Sarawak”

What has created the ripple amongst the Chinese and Indian Politicians albiet being a minority of 33% in both SPDP and PRS is where do they go from here. Obviously they know that SUPP a majority Chinese based party has suffered major electoral defeats in the hands of DAP. The CM might just see this as an oppurtunity for them to bolster the ailing party. But in the 70s or the 80s the idea of a communal party system works but the last General Elections has shown that communal party ideology has taken a battering in the Peninsular. Its not a way forward to most members in the respective political parties of SPDP and PRS.

This will see a shift of a lot of “foot soldiers” to the Pakatan led DAP and PKR parties as their approach has changed from the communal mindset to a more attainable and friendly mutiracial concept. The doors are open now as they see 5 states are being run by Pakatan led government and the members are actually in the government while BN is the opposition in these states. Its a whole new ball game and PBB and DAP are casting their baits. PKR knows that there are not equip to go all out and head on against the BN Sarawak State as they are lacking “foot soldiers” and have more “Generals” than DAP. It is a known fact that battles and wars are not won by Generals strategising and commanding from their posts but by the foot soldiers who engage each other on the ground.

I have been very consistent in my reporting of seeing Gerakan in the State of Sarawak as the next “war 2011” will not be one of State BN parties against each DAP,PKR,state splinter parties or independants but one where BN will engage head-on against Pakatan. Not unless there is a THIRD COALITION in the pipeline. Gerakan is a party which practises a mutiracial concept acceptable by a lot of political members in Sarawak as an alternative if they so wish to participate in national politics instead of joing PKR or DAP. 

Taib has put it as when you go for a merger you must go through a process like that of a married life. You ought to learn what your partners are like and then try to understand them. Chong entices the BN legislators and members “to put aside our political differences and party politics to implement the people’s agenda.” It must be noted that both of them are using their political platforms to encourage, implement and fulfilled their partys agenda. Politics changes all the time and every minute will be a different ball game and whoever stays ahead will gain the advantage………

**Latest Sunday

PRS  SPDP  supportive of the idea of joining Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) one day but there was just that slight hint of “cold feet”.


15 thoughts on “Join Me! Join Us! DAP Sarawak-Malaysiakini

  1. joe says:

    Yeap I was shocked and caught off guard by CMs statement.What has he done?? Come to think of it he saw the end of PBDS!MDC not registered but also out of the scene. Communal where is he going?(-L-)

  2. George says:

    We dayaks want our own party whatfor we want PBB. In PBB who are we just stupid like Jabu,uggah, and gang…B*T*H

  3. Murasamy says:

    We are minority in Sarawak we know we join SPDP as we feel it also looks after us. WHaaaaaaaaaaaat is CM doing? Gone senile in his old age. also been told that its for his own dynasty.His SON.Nobody can fight sulaiman in PBB.What say u!

  4. Philip says:

    See what i mean! SPDP and PRS where want to merge? Its just that CM wants it. Why should they follow suit. Afterall they control their own party and they are Party Presidents.Aiya! Enough manipulating people TAib! ENUF IS ENUF!!!

  5. levelheaded says:

    The below is a copy and paste from

    A third force

    There is no smoke without fire. Rumours have been abound since MArch 8 that Sabahan parties may quit BN and join the opposition. As with most rumours in Malaysia, this has turned out to be not just speculation with the announcement of SAPP that it would move a vote of no confidence against Prime MInister AAB.

    In the light of this announcement, BN would have no choice but to kick SAPP out of BN. Out of the 14 component parties, there would be 13 left.

    There are also rumours that more than 10 others MPs would quit BN, either with their parties or individually. Will these turn out to be true also? After SAPP, I would not discount anything.

    But politically, this group of more than 10 MPs (10 to 18 as rpeorted in Chinese Malaysiakini) would be more effective to help the people of Sabah, if they can remain as independents , without joining Pakatan.

    Unless of course, they think for their own self interest, and that by joining Pakatan and bringing down BN governemnt, they would be rewarded with Ministerial positions and so on… And that would mean the politics of patronage, which we voters have been trying so hard to get rid of, may still be with us even with a change of government.

    If this group can remain as independents, then they will hold the trump card, and can in fact force BN in general and UMNO in particular to change. They could demand for better govenrnace; they could ask the government to accelerate the setting up of judicial commission, the formation of which is facing some resistance as some in UMNO would not want this to happen; they could also ask for an completely independent Anti Corruption COmmission.

    In a nutshell, these people could play leverage to get BN to return to the people.

    By staying out of Pakatan, they could still help form a new government if UMNO does not change and if Pakatan can get enough MPs to leave BN. Once Pakatan forms a minority government, the leverage to get Pakatan deliver what it has promised will be much greater if this group stays out of Pakatan. If Pakatan does not deliver, this group can again exert its independence and vote Pakatan out , too.

    When there is a 2 party system with almost equal strength, a small third independent force will be much more effective if it remains outside both the big brothers. That is what I hope will happen and this is what I have advocating.

    Dr Hsu’s Forum

    The above is a copy and paste from

  6. levelheaded says:

    There is a difference between UMNO and Barisan Nasional. I want to make it clear that it is not the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, but the UMNO government. It is not the government, but UMNO. Barisan Nasional is a coalition of unequals, not equals. UMNO is the big brother in BN. Therefore UMNO must be held responsible; and more importantly, UMNO must not be allowed to hide behind the BN banner. UMNO is the enemy, not BN.

    I have come to the conclusion that the easy solution is to completely defeat UMNO in the next elections.

    In the 2004 elections (11th General Election), the voters gave good support to Mr.Abdullah Badawi. But reforms did not come. Why? Probably because UMNO had done well in the elections. If UMNO had done well in the elections, then the election results tell UMNO that the voters are satisfied with the status quo. If the voters are satisfied with UMNO, then no reforms are necessary. In the 2008 elections (12th General Elections), UMNO did not do well, but she managed to win. UMNO did lose the 2/3 majority in the Parliament, but she did win, nevertheless. Will UMNO undertake reforms now? I would not be surprised if she did not. Why should she? UMNO is still the winner in the elections; and she can plan to rise and may even succeed to rise again. So, as long as she wins, she will never undertake the reforms. So, how do the voters get the reforms that they need? The voters will get the reforms when UMNO is completely defeated in the 13th General Elections. If UMNO wins zero seats in the next elections (13th General Elections), then some other party would have to rule Malaysia. Let us call it Party B. If UMNO is completely defeated in the next elections (13th General Elections), then Party B would rule Malaysia. Would Party B undertake reforms? If Party B does not undertake reforms, then voters would know what to do.

    There is no doubt that UMNO has used gerrymandering to strengthen herself. If we removed gerrymandering from UMNO, then there would be a reduced UMNO. So the non-UMNO voters of Malaysia have good reasons to vote against UMNO.

    It is possible that UMNO has used the Police Force to strengthen herself. The Police Force is required to be neutral. But is the Police Force neutral? I appeal to the Police Force to be neutral.

    UMNO is a race based political party and also the big brother of BN. So, the complete defeat of UMNO in the next elections is the only way to get reforms. The complete defeat of UMNO in the next elections is the only way to get a new beginning.

    UMNO is inclined to believe that Malaysians cannot do anything if they are in any way dissatisfied. The voters, however, have to send a strong message to UMNO that the voters can do something: the voters can vote.

    So, the next step for Malaysians is to completely defeat UMNO in the next elections.

  7. sahari says:

    Its still the same old smelly cincaluk only repacked. Nothing to be excited about. Tok Uban is real smart. Kudos? .

  8. jim says:

    His divide and rule theory lah! Dayaks cannot come up so melanaus ruleeeeeeeeeeeeeee(-L-) Ouuuuups did i say that?????

  9. mantan kaum bapak bn says:

    ayuhhhh ramai ramai kita redah http://WWW.194.ORG. kita ajar dia orang macam mana berpolitik, mereka masih mengamalkan politik ketuanan siapa memimpin dia tuan bukan sebagai pengurus ekonomi unt rakyat,

  10. Aki says:

    Taib’s suggestion looks suspicious to me. I dont think he really wants to unite the natives under PBB. My guess is that he was pre-empting a possible cross-over of SPDP and PRS into Pakatan Rakyat. If these two parties cross over to PR, the Sarawak BN will be weakened. Who knows some YBs from PBB would also join PR. If there are enough DUN members from BN joing PR, then it is the end of the Taib dynasty. The only way to stop such a cross-over is for SPDP and PRS to merge with PBB. In this way, he can control with iron fist leaders like Masing and Mawan.
    So, members of SPDP and PRS be wary of the scheme by this old fox who is up to no good.

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