Implications Anwar..Now they want MDC

Dayaks “AWAKENING” the bests chance was 1987 when under the Maju group the defunct Party Bansa Dayak Sarawak(PBDS) secured 15 seats out of the 21 it contested. Most of the dayaks stood firmly behind PBDS which represents their political vehicle. These were the very words of a former PBDS supreme Council Member (1997-2000) who was talking to Natasha of audie61.

PKR representing the dayaks and now back again MDC. This Malaysiakini report under the guise of “Dayaks too want to go to the House of Lords” in which it was reported The pro-tem committee of the Malaysian Dayak Congress (MDC) is “disappointed” that the community’s representatives were not invited to a briefing on the plight of Indian Malaysians, held at the House of Lords in London on Dec 8.

Fair enough what was written but the real implication and the real deal is this,”“Following the deregistration of PBDS in October 2004, some ex-members on May 6, 2005 submitted an application to register MDC.

“After more than one year, the application was rejected by the Registrar of Societies on July 19, 2006 under Article 7(3) of the Societies Act, giving the reason that MDC would be a potential threat to national security.

“It is in this light that we the pro-tem committee members and Dayak community who were once Her Majesty’s subjects appeal to Her Majesty’s government to put pressure on the Malaysian government.”

So WHY THE SUDDEN INTERESTS AGAIN IN MDC..? The first obvious choice of course is the very word Dayak will capture again the imagination of the rural dayaks and it will be much easier to sell than PKR which in itself is Parti Keadilan Rakyat( Justice Party) while MDC Malaysian Dayak Congress is a sure sell at least 70% HOME FREE. What a difference right? Coca-cola or Pepsi Cola the real thing will have the edge while Pepsi will get its market share too but in Rural Sarawak Coke is Coke and not Pepsi.

Someone must have followed the impact of PKR in its quest for the takeover bid of BN Sarawak. PBB Pesaka Wing remains strong,PRS edgy,SPDP not very bothered,SUPP unmoved eventhough the dayaks in PKR has made a lot of claims that they have made inroads and are looking closely at wresting a substantial number of the 29 dayak seats offered.  It seems that a number of the members who have turned their tails against BN are feeling that the PKR FEEL is not what the Sarawak dayaks want.

Sarawak is still lagging behind the 308 feeling and has PKR made the necessary adjustments as their partners in DAP and PAS are hardly enthusiastic and visible in most of the PKR functions and dinners.

Am I missing something..? Even a PKR member who requests anonymity said the influx of new members is good but will it translate to votes for PKR in the constituencies it will contest. Has the dayak wind again CHANGED and moving in a different direction.PKR has created an impact in Sarawak and the opportunity thus presents itself for MDC to be another alternative vehicle.


12 thoughts on “Implications Anwar..Now they want MDC

  1. agnes says:

    Usual for the Dayaks to change their direction. That is why they are easily manipulated. PKR has promised YBS joining and where are there?

  2. chloe says:

    It is starting again.PKR will suffer the same fate like 1987 Maju group. Permas only delivered 5 seats. So can PKR Sarawak deliver hmmm.

  3. young voter says:

    In my opinion, Dayaks in Sarawak has no better choice in order to bring changes and justice. I know some are going to vote for PKR in the next state election not because they are fanatic of the party’s ideology or even a member of the party, it can simply be a practice of democracy. In other word, a vote for CHANGE, a vote for better future. Perhaps by voting the opposition is the last thing they can do to settle everything once and for all.
    I still remember before 308 GE, students in west Malaysia campus distributed fliers criticising the government for not doing enough and improving for the sake of rakyat. Neither did those fliers seemed pro-opposition. It was simply people were tired of waiting to see BN leaders change for the better, if not for the best. Moreover, being most transparent in governing. Hence, they went all out to share their thoughts and went back to their respective kampungs to influence their families to teach BN a lasting lesson. In fact, their efforts were unexpectedly paid off in the end.
    I’m not mentioning this to teach anyone anything, but it’s something worth sharing. I might be too young to talk politics, but I believe young people are never too young to have their thoughts heard.
    Remember, when come the next state election, either BN or Opposition, you’ll have to face the “young and dangerous” generations, that’s the truth. So, on your mark, get set … … …
    All the best!

  4. Mata Kuching says:

    It was very obvious that Taib and Putra Jaya had a hand in the way SNAP and PBDS were deregistered and the speed in which SPDP was registered in just over three days upon submitting its application to the ROS and how ROS turned around to recognise Masing as the legitimate president of PRS after much controversial decisions. This is how UMNO and Taib propagate their politics of divide and rule when the Dayak parties are competing for the rights to represent the interest of their communities.

    Did the Dayak parties and leaders fought for the interests of the Dayaks ? The Dayaks are still lagging far behind and many are living below poverty line without basic amenities and their own leaders in BN had on many occassions threatened to deprive them of development fund if they allowed themselves to be “educated” by the opposition parties to question bad government policies and projects. How on earth could the PM who was then the Home Minister be advised that MDC by its mere name Malaysia Dayak Congress be a threat to National Security? If that is so then all Dayaks are a bigger threat to national security. Or was it that Dayaks are the king maker of State and now even Federal politics?

    The answer lies within us and indeed the Dayaks are the king makers now in Sarawak Politics and together with Pakatan Rakyat we can be the king makers in Federal politics. What vehicle and platform can offer a UNITED Dayaks to realise their true dream of being equal stakeholder in Malaysia? A communal or dayak party cannot succeed by itself any more. PKR and DAP in the Pakatan are both multi-racial. They are the king makers in Federal politics and can offer Sarawakians the best opportunity now to regain our dignity and to renegotiate for better deals in oil royalty, NCR land be given land titles, leased land be converted to freehold,and equal opportunities in social economic developments .

  5. nembiak says: not like that. Dayaks will work together with PKR. PKR is more relevant for dayak at this time . MDC will act as NGO also to speak for dayak right.

    Dont try to confusing dayak.

  6. MDC Supporter says:

    Once MDC is registered, all the ex-PBDS members will apply to join MDC.

    Thereafter MDC can join Pakatan Rakyat to topple the Be End. But for now, it seems that the ruling Govt sees MDC as a ‘threat to National Security’.

  7. MDC Supporters says:

    Once MDC has been registered, it can join forces with SNAP, DAP & PKR in Pakatan Rakyat..The Dayaks will become stronger & united in Pakatan Rakyat.

    Hidup MDC!

  8. Mata Kuching says:

    Hey guys..lets start the ball rolling and organise malam christmas mesra rakyat in our respective kampungs and invite our fellow brothers from PKR and DAP to celebrate the joyful season with renewed enthusiasm and hope for a brighter future for all Sarawakians.

  9. young voter says:

    Let’s make a wish and send it to Santa Claus so that he will make our dream come true – MDC, the best gift ever for Christmas!

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