In 5 days its Malaysia’s 51st Merdeka. Sarawak will celebrate its 45th Anniversary in Malaysia on September 16th 2008. In this Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88636 which had the headlines BN concede defeat I would like to point out a few points. As much as I congratulate Datuk Sri Anwar Ibrahim for a well deserved victory, I must point out that if BN had done reengineering and reinvent itself after the First Wave that is the Sarawak State Elections of 2006 a lot would have been avoided. To me democracy is not dead and the leaders should start now and listen to their second line of leaders or second echelon. Nothing is too late…….
I do agree with Umno information chief Muhammad Muhd Taib that one of their reasons for the lose could be hampered by internal disagreement. He is early in his post mortem and these type of actions does augur well and blame it on themselves and not look for scapegoats.
On another note he also dismissed talk that the victory would help Anwar oust the government with the help of defecting lawmakers, after landmark March general elections that handed the opposition unprecedented gains. Good, we shall see wouldn’t we…?
I have often question what happen to the 4 MPs and now we need to know that Anwar has until September 16th to prove it. Anwar did say afterall a week in politics is a long time well now he has 3 weeks. Is it sufficient or does he need to wait for the next general election,which he even said its 4 years too long. So the tsunami was the GE of March the 8th 2008.
Anwars successful quest in this byelection will make him more determined to wrestle Sarawak. He did mention it during the 10 day campaign. Will BN Sarawak just forget about it and just say its across the waters and it would not affect the political landscape. To me complacency is a SIN and there are many issues which has to be addressed. One of the most pressing points are the infightings and the unsolved issues affecting component parties. I will thus have to call it the “AFTER-SHOCKS 2011 SARAWAK“.
” WHY..?” It was an urban reengineering first by the urbanites in Sarawak. The undercurrents of the wave opened up a big gap and it gathered pace to be a tsunami and it will cause an after shock come Sarawak 2011 with Anwar and his team going all out. The Tsunami was called ,” A New Dawn in Malaysia” How do we term Sarawak then? Anwar and his team will come up with I’m pretty sure a very convincing agenda and slogan. Believe me this is for real BN Sarawak component members. I keep on harping on it as I have my reasons.
What do you do when you tell a YB that he needs to get himself to be seen and heard in the “NEW MEDIA” and get shot down. We are still vey rural and kampung based and internet will not harm us. PM of Singapore calls it a new war of engaging one another,organising online,politics on line. Its happening worldwide and its REAL. Are our members still so immature? We are 45 years in Malaysia and are we just making a “fool out of our own people.” Wish he just listen sometime but the mistakes that the administration always fail to see is that they always sidelined the truthful,rebellious,idealistic and realistic party members. Never mind there are alternate platforms nowadays.
Don’t try to sit in that comfort zone but please walk around it as Sarawak has had the GOOD times. Anwar is for real and his political “army of strategists” are hunting down Sarawak. Our archers needs to change their style of shooting and pointing their arrows. I for one remember how,”Tony Blair did it with his campaign style and Anwar will strike the right chords.” My dad said something very significant ,” An elder/senior when he stops LISTENING to a junior his time is UP.”
I am afraid for my party PRS of course and being a party member the party needs to strike too a ,”BALANCE OF SOME SORT” PBB is very intact but I’m not in the position to commend on it. SUPP what else can i say about the party? SPDP quietly but surely a very hard nut to crack. 71 seats in 2006 lost 9. BN 62 DAP 6 PKR 1 SNAP 1 and Independant 1
A chef in a local eatery said to me,” I sell pork items and my clientele are regulars but I need to go with the times.” I have to think too now that Malaysia has grown up and I need to change my concept.First he said he needs to appeal to all races.” Halal ” food and the identity stickers is necessary. Look at DAP it has reengineered even admitted Malay members and the Chinese newspapers are Full of them. MCA used to be strong but they are stuck in a timewarp. A chef like him who sees his salary and business will quadruple if his food base is bigger. So he said politics is also like food. You need new menus,ideas,creativity and reinvent. Pakatan has taken over 5 states and if by the time Sarawak 2011 comes about the people will be able to know how the states are run. BN not worried I don’t think so? I was told even three Keadilan flags flying in a rural constituency the YB was asking whats going on? Concerned yes,fear not yet..hmmm
Taib as CM I have nothing to be afraid but he is not getting any younger. He has pushed his people to walk with him,gone through many battles and push Sarawak into international recognition but his generals are not getting any younger are there. Look at Jabu,George,James,Mawan,Johari,Soon Koh,Nyarok to name a few and they are all pushing towards 60’s and early 70’s. Sarawak does need a fresh approach and the second echelon leaders needs to be thrown into the deep blue sea before they are losts in obscurity. Of course the elder leaders needs to impart their political know how but not necessarily moving the guillotine to their heads.
I am concerned I am not a YB and who am I to rock the boat…? Somehow I feel that there are many ways to contribute to nation building and my forsightness and a gift from GOD i think is to “UNLEASH THE POTENTIAL OF YOUTH” I am not selling myself to be considered for a seat in the next candidate lists lineup but I am sure I stand to the principles of a strong Party.Nothing can even shake the foundations if it is. Infighting is the scourge of all political parties but once the deadly worms have been identified it should be removed. The “Shaking of the Tree” theory still holds true to the leader who sits on top.Only he can do that and those below him will have to learn from him one day.
Today there are many ways to do things and the Permatang Pauh byelection is a living testimony of Anwars creativity and rheotorics which has captured the imagination of the people. When Sarawak calls for the next elections the oppostion too will have with them 4 MBS 1 CM and at least 295 other YBS and MPS descending down to Sarawak. There is a call for reenginering and reinventing and the after shocks will not be much felt. PBB,SUPP,PRS and SPDP the threat is real and don’t think now anyone can sweep under the carpet. Those days are gone and Anwar will cash on it. Taib,George,James and Mawan as Presidents of their respective parties the young ones within the party are the hardest to please but nurture them well and they will be on your side…….I can assure you that…