Ah.. Fed up for so many years with BN & PBB. Now with PR leading the way for change, let us make it change now or never. This comment which was posted in “Ming Court 1987 of Reverse Version” just about sums it up as to what is happening around us. Suddenly the “Bigger Picture” is everyone is talking about ‘Change or be Changed“. The spirit that surrounds the people is evident in the new faces which are taking over the governments in New Zealand,Russia,Thailand,Taiwan and of course the “OBAMA” factor in United States.
Nearer home in the Land of the Hornbills with the feel good factor as reported in Malaysiakini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/92818 More than 100 representatives of indigenous communities from throughout Sarawak came together today in Kuching to hand a five-page memorandum to the Sarawak State Assembly.
The Dayak based NGOs represent main groups like Orang Ulu, Bidayuh and Iban whose rights are compromised by logging and plantation activities – over 200 civil suits have been filed for land encroachment. The group remonstrated that their ancestral lands were often taken away with little or no compensation, and in violation of their native customary rights on lands.
I was also notified by sms that an article of the same relevance is worth looking into. This blog has the headlined “Dayak YB supported systematic alienation of Dayak Lands“. The article is written by Seliong Ak.Wau and I have to thank him for sharing it with all of us. Why the”SUDDEN AWAKENING..?”
According to a PRS Bidayuh member he says the ” FEVER ” is really catching on amongst the dayaks. It seems the STORM IN THE TEACUP was all preplanned and Baginda Minda has really open up the “CAN OF WORMS” Now the BN must not be in a DENIAL MODE anymore. The threat is real and it should not be brushed aside. You just look at the banner at this picture and it tells of the dayak “Unhappiness”.
He further added,”You honestly think the people don’t have better things to do than just to Protests,Carry Placards,Shout abusive words etc etc.” Something drastic needs to be done or BN will have a really difficult time in the coming State elections.
Malaysiakini also reported that,” Most of their ire was targeted at Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, for allegedly giving land to logging and plantation companies. They brandished banners, among them read: ‘Taib, Sarawak is not your personal property’, ‘Jangan cerebok tanah kami’(don’t trespass our land) and ‘…don’t give Orang Asal land to logging and plantation companies’.
Just then a political analyst joined in with the PRS member and said,”It’s the EMERGENCE of the STAKEHOLDERS” also all is not well too for your PRS President. What did he mean..? The local tabloids of course carried his concerns that,”James has received complaints brought to him from the ground alleged that members of another BN member party were sending signals they wanted Batang Ai State Seat (N29) He went on to say.”Anang ngacau sama diri” ( do not disturb each other within the BN family)
My suggestion is that there must be solidarity within BN and therefore members must instead help each other. It seems that the past couple of weeks has not been very encouraging for James. What with the Beginda statement and his uncensored MalaysiakiniTV Bully and Step down call of CM and Jabu.
Word on the ground apparently is that James is “BEING COLD SHOULDERED” by Pehin Taib. Their relations is at its lowest ebb. We say, CM has bigger agendas to look after BUT he could be having one eye on the November 15th Anwars Sibu trip and the joining of an assemblyman to PKR. Another senior former PBDS member said James must be eating back his words when he referred to a member,” This guy is quite slippery” meaning uncontrollable. Could James be facing the Battle of the Alamo?
For now, the focus will be Saturday the 15th of November where it will be an indicator for Pakatan and BN to gauge their strengths.