He makes it all and what have we got..? This Malaysiakini report http://malaysiakini.com/news/94813 in which CM Taib Mahmud is not bothered by reports about the huge debt pile of a major Australian partner in a proposed US$3 billion aluminium smelter plant in Similajau, Bintulu, saying the project will proceed as planned. This could be the ‘LAST STRAW” and it is clear that the many BN YBs are unhappy but their lips remain sealed as they give the thumbs up to CMs call but behind it all is another picture. It also means more land would be taken up for this huge project and many are at odds as how they are going to explain to the people who voted them in at the last elections.
Even Anwar would know how to capitalise on it all as he starts on his campaign trail in making the inroads of having a huge representation of PKR in the state. Firstly he has Beginda Minda,YB Gabriel Adit and now he is making approaches to even Daniel Tajem who Anwar sees as the ‘star’ is still the man to watch in Sarawak’s politics as people still listen to him.
Tajem himself has openly said and these are very strong minded words,’But what I want is to see change in Sarawak. I don’t care who is going to be the Chief Minister after Taib, be he Malay, Chinese or Iban, as long as the policy on Native Customary Rights (NCR) land is changed.” Will this smelter plant,NCR lands and PKRs growing influence change the minds of BN YBs to switch camps? I doubt it very much eventhough reports from PKR Miri is that the ” pleasant surprise” as mentioned by PKR Vice President Jeffrey Kitingan is going to be a reality.
Wow! BN YBs will be wondering whether they will be part of this huge project. What if they are not..? Will they be left clenching their fists and grinding their teeth.? Even A PRS supreme council member who wants to remain anonymous said,”This could be the LAST STRAW” before we make our move. Is it a threat or is PRS worried..? The full report can be read here.
It just shows that Anwars impending presence in Miri has already ruffled many feathers and with the huge crowd expected BN will have to look over their shoulders. So who will be the BN YB making that move…