If the PBB Malay/Melanau areas are penetrable meaning there is even a hint of a tilt in the Malay sentiments in Sarawak it will not be business as usual for PBB meaning,”The BN ticket is a guaranteed seat’ . Pensiangan will be the next focus but Sarawak remains the “battle” for Anwar as he seeks the Prime Ministers Throne. This Malaysiakini report,”After KT,there is hope for Sarawak ” http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/96714 in which the an extracted has this,” “To the Sarawakians it says the moment of truth is now. It’s time the voters show (Chief Minister Abdul) Taib Mahmud the final curtain.”
A SUPP Kapitan who is in his 70s says that SUPP as Anwar says is a dying party but when the chips are down and the going gets tough we will consolidate and fight back. There are altogether 18 SUPP seats which DAP are eyeing to wrestle and also to build on the 7 which they won in 2006 State elections. The groundswell is that,”Dr.Chan will do well to hold on to his seat as the rallying cry is to see the end of the Last Emperor of SUPP.
A friend of the Kapitan said,”Anwar knows its tough but he needs to also see the end of Dr.Chan. SUPP leaders who have fallen while on top as Presidents of SUPP were Stephan Yong( Kuching) and Dr.Wong Soon Kai(Sibu). Miri is next. Will this come as a shock if it happens?
PKR making inroads to the dayak areas. Is it so simple? The PBDS dayakism days were even more disturbing to the ruling coalition in 1987. A PBB YB said,”We are monitoring the situation and the groundswell but the hoo hahs are all in the urban areas like Sibu,Miri and Kuching. Next is it Bintulu he asked?
He told audie61 if the huge crowd were all voters and wearing armbands and shouting,”PKR,PKR,PKR and Anwar,Anwar ,Anwar” there is indeed cause for concern. Could it be also the HIDDEN HAND is doing it to divide PKR and ensure that BNs bastion in Sarawak is untouched. Maybe it will have an effect here and there but BN will still sail through in Sarawak. It doesn’t mean we are overly confident but we need to have our ears on the ground and eyes focussing on a common threat he added.
Talking about Bintulu audie61 received calls from SB Sarawak enquiring about PRS Bintulu members joining PKR. We told him that as far as those aligned to Larry Sngs faction there isnt any from Bintulu.The members in PRS Bintulu N59 Kidurong 881 members and N 60 Kemena 664 members are solidly behing the PRS President Dr.James Masing. Is someone again trying to PUSH THE HAND to ruffle up PRS?
The Malaysiakini report also included this,’In Sarawak, the opposition has played up various issues to great effect. This includes the growing disquiet over land issues Taib’s leadership, the wealth of top politicians in the state, cronyism, nepotism, corruption and marginalisation of various groups in business, the civil service and other economic opportunities.”
In a related development, Taib said results of the Kuala Terengganu by-election should not be used as a benchmark in any election, including the Sarawak election due in 2011.
The chief minister, who is also Sarawak BN chairperson, said it was not easy to make general recommendations from one event, including the need to rebrand BN to win the hearts and minds of the people.
Is BN Sarawak taking things lightly? The CM is unpertubed and if he is, he will not be Sarawak CM for 27 years.Senior leaders within his own administration has already sounded the warning signs and blasted their horns reminding BN not to take things forgranted. Even those within PKR knows that the PBB fort is at the moment inpenetrable and judging from the feedback PBB has already earmarked those GREY/BLACK constituencies.
There will be changes to the candidates and this of course will be named by the CM. The malays in Sarawak are still with the ruling coalition and they are still afraid to come out in the open for fear to be singled out by CMs trusted cronies.
The arrows will be flying through the air from the PBB fort and they might catch PKR off guard says a PKR senior member. Will the Malays throw their might behind PKR is a million dollar question? If 10% does that the eventual tallying of seats will still be short of wresting the State government. The mathematics has got to be spot on inorder to even make CM having sleepless nights.
BN is treating Sarawak like the MOUNTAIN which produces GOLD and they are not about to hand it over on a silver platter to Anwar led Pakatan coalition. The gold and silver will still be in BNs hands when the final count is in to form the State Government unless the people suddenly decides otherwise.
For this to happen or materialise the arm bands and the headbands will have to be evident with inscriptions from today onwards till the elections is called. Why..? This is a question which you will have to answer.
Related source http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/96726