It was only this morning when we wrote this article but by mid evening the developments apart from PPP “Shape out or we Ship Out” http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/93677 is getting intense. The blog and the local tabloid which covered this subject had,” Jabu continuing to lambast certain quarters who kept denying the great changes and development that had happened in Sarawak for the past 45 years of independent.”Speaking at a luncheon reception of St Mark Chapel Nanga Peka, Paku, Jabu described them as individuals or small groups of people who were always in denial.
“They were only trying to influence the people to oppose development for their own personal gain.Jabu who is the Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communication as well as Minister of Rural Development warned the peoples against falling prey to such detractors.
The Deputy Chief Minister said these peoples are only good at making empty promises but added he was confident that people would not be easily swayed by them to ensure that they would remain progressive.
However not everyone is agreeable with the Sarawak Deputy Minister statement. Jabu is in fact often at loggerheads with many young Dayaks intellectuals and bloggers for his off-the-cuff remarks.
Henry anak Joseph a Dayak blogger recently said “It has greatly surprised me that a man of his standing is prepared to stoop so low to find fault with the young Dayak intellectuals. In my humble opinion his precious time should be devoted to matters that can provide long term benefits to the Dayak,”
There is also a call by the blogger concerned when he said this,”I am prepared to defend my stand and challenge the honourable minister to an open debate on the issue of land development affecting the Dayak. Any time any where.
Very strong challenge and it remains whether the Minister in question will accept. The word on the ground is obviously the number of people who has indicated their interests to take on the DCM Jabu in the next elections. Jabu himself was a “Giant-killer”in his very first state elections outing. Our informed source said 2 NAMES are being thrown in the hat to represent PKR to take on Jabu. Layar State seat remains a stronghold for the PBB and only someone very credible,has the political means and backup will force a challenge to Jabu.
The strong dayak sentiments might be there but JABU remains formidable. When Henry Joseph said this,” He thinks we gain when we tell him that. We gain nothing except receiving his hostile response.” This must sound like the CASH MACHINE ringing for PKR. Who then is the right person and will the person be the GIANT KILLER..? If Beginda has revealed so much the person in question will be out in the OPEN very soon. Jabu will be WAITING………….
Related source http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/93722