“Sarawak’s Gossip of the WEEK”

Malaysiakini reports the headlines of the ‘Top 10 News of 2008 and it has spilled over in Sarawak with some political developments concerning SUPP and PRS.The full report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/95539 Groundbreaking change does not happen overnight, at least not in Malaysia where it takes a special blend of circumstances to rouse people to fury.That process started late last year and spilled over into this year. From then, it was only a matter of time until pent-up frustration burst. And it did.

Of particular interests is the news surrounding the Weeks Gossips is within the Chinese community in Sarawak is “SUPP members in “contact” with DAP” and also fast forward towards the March 2009 reshuffle of State cabinet in that “James Masing is to be dropped as Minister” 

If I may,RPK was saying to the news network Al Jazeera in which he was interviewed,” he clearly said that in his writing the 99 % of the rumours/gossips turns out to be the REAL THING. Are we challenging something which has not happen yet but may happen?

SUPP has been in the news lately with the  recent elections in which not all members are happy with the status quo of the Supreme Council and only 3 new faces,2 of which by virtue of them being the newly elected Youth and Wanita Chief  of the party. The same team will be led by Dr.George Chan(SUPP President) in the impending Sarawak State elections.

Word has it that the rumours started with DAP has “many soldiers BUT not enough top Guns” So the opportunity arises and presents itself to some of the younger set of SUPP leaders and they see it as a WAY OF MAKING THEIR OWN STATEMENT to the SUPP hierarchy. In politics we have to be selfish in order to realise our dreams and this saying is being MAXIMISED and CAPITALISED FULLY  by some. 

It was out in the open yesterday and in some local internet forums and the journalists took advantage of the rumours and questioned the VP of SUPP and also Deputy Works Minister Yong Khoon Seng and he replied,”From where did you hear the rumours..?” When he was further cornered he replied,”Everything is possible is politics.As I look  at it , there may be a possibility (of people jumping party) but the percentage of this possibility is not high now.”

It was reported in a Chinese daily yesterday that the DAP Sarawak chairman Richard Wong had met some SUPP leaders who had expressed interest in joining DAP. A phone call was made by audie61 to Yong’s residence and the daughter Brenda answered,” This will be even better,I’ve joined PKR.” Wouldn’t this make headline news just immediatedly after yesterdays Q & A from the local journalists. She reiterated that ,”In politics there are a lot of speculations and rumours and only the TRUTH PREVAILS”. She even said that my dad is by her side now and these are his words.”he is not joining another party” Surely,as a party man Yong will ensure that SUPP survives whatever crisis and to us its simple,” THE PERSON CAN GO OR LEAVE BUT THE PARTY SURVIVES”

audie61 thanked Brenda for her political views and she said what about the RUMOUR OF JAMES MASING BEING DROPPED in the next reshuffle? huh! seems that the gossips have even reached the SUPP’s VPs daughters ears and the market is really abuzz with this rumour. Even the former legal advisor of PKR called me this morning to check with me on this latest development. Who has been cooking PRS Presidents Name in the Hot Frying Pan? Who is responsible? Why now?

The only reason is that,’more and more PRS members are joining enbloc and leaving the party. This report ,”Jawah Gerang and his supporters join PKR” which can be read HERE.  Today a local chinese daily has the PRS Rejang Basin Divisions of 3000 strong in Nangka,Bawang Assan,Bukit Assek,Pelawan and Katibas in a simple ceremony finally receiving their membership from the Central PKR.  Ngemah PKR assemblyman Gabriel Adit handed over the membership cards to all the successful members through the branch leaders. The question here remains that all these members were all aligned to Larry Sng(Assistant minister In Chief Minister’s Office) and since Larry failed in wresting the Presidency of PRS they have become irrelevant. They have taken the fight outside to PKR meaning,”If you cant fight them from inside fight them from outside.”

Where does this leave Larry? More and more of his LOSING ARMY are joining PKR and the 9th of  January there will be more PRS urban Kuching members joining. Put your THINKING CAPS ON and the solution is easy. Who is Larry Sng? He is the son in law of Ting Pek Kiing and also the son of  Sng Chee Hua. They have been the movers and shakers of not only Sarawak Politics but also Malaysian Politics.

The chinese saying has this,” When you are astride a tiger you are very powerful and very few people dare face you unless in an act of respect. But once you get tired and decide to get off the tiger,then you are eaten alive in an instant.The bottom line of course is ,once you are astride a tiger and in this particular case not one but two,you must never get off. You need to ride the tiger until you die or unless you decide otherewise by resigning. Your guess is as good as mine on how Masing’s fate will be.

CM Taib will not be drawn now into facing another angry tiger in the horizon. He needs to keep all his tigers in check and he knows how also to pacify the President of PRS. These are all hearsays of  James Masing is going to be dropped as he is after the Ketua menteri Sarawak Posts. The CM after 27 years in power knows what is coming and he has even survived the Ming Court 1987 revolt which was against his uncle Tun Abdul Rahman. This time its the Pakatan Machinery with Anwar Ibrahim going after his position and the State.

Any truth in the rumours then? The Top News in Malaysiakini has, ” When Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the dissolution of the Parliament on Feb 13, many BN politicians thought that the 12th general election would see the ruling coalition retaining its two-thirds majority in Parliament.

However, Malaysians decided otherwise on March 8 after a 13-day campaign, and deprived BN of its majority in the House. The opposition won 82 out of 222 parliamentary seats, with an all-time high of 31 seats for PKR, 28 for DAP and 22 for PAS.Equally devastating for them was that opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat won four states and retained Kelantan – all of it contributing to BN’s worst results in electoral history.

Will Najibs takeover in March be a boost for the ruling governement and the Sarawak State  Governement? Time will tell, as we know the mindset of Sarawak voters are not going to change overnight. Even the world faces a crisis and a credit crunch, Sarawakians are still able to manage and will not just easily influenced into making RASH DECISIONS.

The RUMOURS will go on and this is the way POLITICS is in Sarawak……..Brenda did say,”Let the TRUTH PREVAIL.”

21 thoughts on ““Sarawak’s Gossip of the WEEK”

  1. sam says:

    Pek Moh anyway has got James Masing and George chan by the nose. they cannot even move.So PKR is more relevant and I would not be surprise that sooner rather than later James might just join.

  2. zainuddin says:

    If no rumours than its not politics lah! anyway, there are of course some truth in SUPP and PRS. It will unfold when the time is right.

  3. chloe says:

    I said it once and I say it again. Eeee Georgie Boy just withdraw and resign before you lose FACE. SUPP will be annihilated if you still lead.

  4. Native boy says:

    At bests PRS will win just one seat and that is James seat in Baleh. SUPP will lose a few more and might just lose a total of 10 seats. The mathematics should be clearer after march.

  5. sharron says:

    Too much already Pek Moh that why so many SUPP boys very disgruntled. No more opportunity. Change is needed so the only way is through DAP. Too many people in PKR already joining the bandwagon and some of them cannot even see eye to eye with Dominique ng. at least they are alright with DAP Ho Leng and Chong. Thats the word on the ground and many are waiting to make the move at the right time now.

  6. wynne says:

    The bests choice for Larry is to forget SUPP and join PKR too. Even SUPP dont give your in law face. You think Larry you are wanted in SUPP. Think again!

  7. khatijah says:

    Both these two Parties will be in for a torrid time in the next elections. Even the 2 tigers who are supposed to be the movers and shakers as written have seen their BESTS days. No one listens to them anymore except Pek Mo maybe. The new BN Ybs cannot even stand the sight of them but action action shake their hand infront of CM and at the back macam macam cerita,

  8. phyllis says:

    Even the bests will fall one day and no different to CM Taib. His time will come but for the next elections he will still prevail. Empires and dynasties fall eventually and that no one can stop except you know WHO.

  9. PKR Gerik says:

    No one remembers Losers so if PRS and SUPP members stay behind they will be HISTORY..JOIN NOW..Together we will build this Nation and make it GREAT again.

  10. borneo post says:

    Ngemah assemblyman Gabriel Adit Demong received 3,000 new membership application forms to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) here yesterday.
    NEW MEMBERS: Goh (right) hands over the membership application forms to Adit (second left) while Munan (second right) looks on at the launch of pro tem committees of PKR sub branches in the Dudong constituency.

    Handing the application forms to Adit was Peter Goh, former deputy chairman of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Nangka division.

    Goh joined PKR together with former chairman of PRS Pelawan division Steven Kalai, Bukit Assek division chairman Tuba Aga, and Bawang Assan division chairman Bajai Serang.

    Speaking at the launching of PKR protem committees of sub-branches in the Dudong constituency, Adit said that support for PKR throughout Sarawak was growing as people wanted change.

    The sub-branches are Aik Dee, Naman, Pak, Menyan, Dudong, Salim, Lada and Usaha Jaya.

    Meanwhile, met after the launch, Jimmy Donald, former MP for Sri Aman, said that he expected at least 20,000 former PRS members to join PKR.

    Jimmy also said they were joining PKR because they wanted a change.

    Asked about his presence here, he said he was in Sibu to render support to Goh.

    To a question, he relied: “I will join PKR shortly,” but did not give a specific time frame for such a move.

    Earlier, Goh, who was also the organising chairman for the event said: “Today, we announce we join PKR with 3,000 members.”

    According to Goh, Dudong constituency has about 24,000 voters comprising 50 per cent Chinese, 45 per cent Iban and five per cent Malay.

    Besides giving weight to the on-going membership recruitment drive, he said they would be drawing up programmes and activities to further strengthen the party.

    More than 400 PKR supporters attended the function.

    Among those present at the function were PKR Sarawak deputy chairman Wan Zainal, vice-chairman Nicholas Bawin, former MP for Lubok Antu Jawah Gerang and Munan Laja.

  11. KEN says:

    More and more will be joining in more and more areas with more and more committed and decided hearts because more and more get frustrated with PRS’s and SUPP’s more and more loosing stance in Swk BN

    For those who remarked ” not possible ” ( being ousted or replaced ), please put your words with date in your diary b’cos some days you need to cry on it……if you reject changes in party’s direction or if you talk and dont walk it…

    Fellow Sarawakians are more and more understanding of what they should have, what they don’t have and what they look forward to have for their future generations….


  12. LHHeng says:

    Let me say one more time. Sarawakians must wake up to reality. NOW. They must get their customary rights back before they lost completely under BN.
    Only PKR can help them. Kick those BN greedy corrupted bums out before they create further havoc to the state and rakyat. Enough is enough.

  13. Tiger says:

    I was in Balleh for the last few days. Many of the rakyat there have realised of the whole policy of the BN government is nothing but all bull shits, none is helping the Dayaks to improve. Now, we are talking about policy, not the person being the YB. Even if, Masing is not the candidate for Balleh, any other person replacing him will not also been elected.

    PKR will move to the Kapit division, in the next few months. Watch out, Masing!! Watch out BN!!

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