My first reactions were ,”Finally the local Sarawak government has given bloggers FRONT PAGE NEWS” Not too long ago a number of BN Assemblyman did not even bother to check what is happening in the blogsphere but now the trend is changing as the new voters are are mostly young and intellectuals and the hunger and accessibilty to alternative news means they want to know “WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THEIR SURROUNDINGS POLITICALLY”
Malaysiakini TV had Beginda Minda (former PRS Baleh Publicity Chief) who is now a PKR member speaking in this exclusive report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/92289 in which he spoke “On the matter of Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) which maintains land development and social-economic wealth of the state, Beginda said: “Salcra could do a much better job but it is not doing that.
Today Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu has hit out in this local tabloid that bloggers whom he accused of discrediting him and SALCRA. He said the state government recognised Salcra’s efforts in improving the livelihood of rural people,but the critics chose to instigate the people to go against it and hamper its efforts by abusing and misusing the internet.
“They blog every day and night but they have done nothing for the people.They only TALK” he said without getting into specifics such as bloggers names(or pseudonyms) website adresses,and actual quotes from any of the blogs.
As soon as he landed back at Kuching International Airport PKR spokesman Beginda Minda gave a call to audie 61 at 3.35pm and said that what is $3.72 for the dayaks that Jabu is saying. We asked him how he derived at that and he went on to say Salcra started in 1976 and it has benefitted 14000 people and paid out about RM20 million in dividends to landowners whose land it developed into oil palm plantations. Is this meagre $$ enough to help the dayaks.
Its high time he STEPS DOWN referring to Jabu and we are not JEALOUS of him says Beginda. He went on to say that Others are not given the chance to RUN SALCRA and who knows the person can generate maybe 200 million. Salcra will obviously improve further. My message is still very simple,”Step down before you are replaced.Bagi,bagi ,bagi chance untuk orang lain”
The state BN must take notice of the large turnout of the young Dayak Intellectuals at the party’s annual congress in Shah Alam on November 29th,as well as the slight drop in Malay support in percentage of the state BN is an indication PKR has made substancial inroads into the state. The word is now to deny 2/3rds majority for the Sarawak state BN government something.DAP used to harp on in the early 80s’Let us have one rocket in the State house. Today they have 6 while PKR has 2.
What lies ahead must be a stormy and turbulent times for the BN component parties but many poltical analysts says Sarawak BN will still form the State Government of the day. Its a tough call for the Pakatan group to wrestle this state BUT we know NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. After all the voters are the MASTERS of CHANGE………