Face to Face with Barisan Rakyat Bloggers in Sarawak

It was just a beautiful feeling to have met such an intellectual and open minded group of bloggers in Zorro,Delcapo and Harris Ibrahim together with SKY former MP Bandar Kuching 1982-1996. Also present were Malaysiakini journalists in Tony Thien and Joseph Tawie. Kaypo-Kaypo Food Politics feature writer Cilla Balla was also present. 

I would also reserve a special mention to Wong Chin Huat a columnist from Nut graph in which both us engaged in local Sarawak Politics. He has been here 3 times and I did mention to him the ‘Ground Zero” battle is so much different from the cyberspace or blogsphere. 

It was an interesting BRAIN DAMAGE WORK for me as I did not expect to be enlightened and the arguments were fruitful and with no malice or harm meant. Its only OPINIONS and it will benefit Bloggers more if they are UNDERSTOOD and not FEARED.  

Who says Bloggers from both political divide cannot meet? We are after all Malaysians and if there are too much hate sowed it is not at all healthy for the future. We are setting an example for FUTURE MALAYSIANS. This generation needs to open up and only if we are willing to step three steps forward in our THINKING can we fully developed this Nation.

Of course the Barisan Rakyat Bloggers are here to have the TRUE feel of the Batang Ai N29 by elections. There will be making their presence felt as they will be led by PKR Stampin Division Chairman See Chee How and Information chief William Lee.

The question is still,”WHO WILL WIN N29?  How far will the BR bloggers influence the PEOPLE to ensure that their work are not wasted as the VOTERS will vote for the right candidate. It’s the PEOPLE’s CHOICE and the party machineries needs to work hard to woo the voters. All other reasons will be irrelevant and considered useless after April 7th. 

We say as always,”  Thanks for the moments and its well worth an afternoon’s work.  

Blogger to stand in Battle of Batang Ai N29

No one in the blogsphere could have imagined that they can make it to Parliament until the 308. Amongst them was Jeff Ooi a blogger but he stood on a DAP ticket. The barrier is broken and as they say,”In Politics everything is Possible”

As BN-PRS and PKR-Pakatan are going into battle on 407 expecting a straight headon collision there are interested personnels trying their luck as ‘Independants” This remote constituency will surely throw up more than it can bargain for.

It seems Ruaikitai.com run by a local dayak blogger by the name of Johnny Chuat is joining in this battle and a quest for a seat in the state Assembly. His name is being thrown around and finally he has been interviewed by a local english tabloid. More to come on this news.

Will we see an upset here? Everyone has a chance and dont ever write of him.

We say as always,”  Ruai kitai might just open the floodgates for the bloggers and it will and might be the third force which everyone says might cover the local political climate..Believe me!!! 

“This is A Significant Date..April 15th Empress Dowagers”

The UMNO elections,President of UMNO,by elections would be done, over and dusted but April 15th seems to be a rather significant date. Malaysians would be wondering whether that will be the day when PM Abdullah officially hands over the reins. Could it be so obvious and clear cut now?

What got me wondering is this firstly,”Fuel Price cash rebate extended to April14th.” The claim period was supposed to end on March 31 but the Government has agreed to extend it for an additional two weeks, Pos Malaysia said.  

Secondly,Tun Mahathir spoke on the possibility of a “motion of confidence” be tabled in Parliament to have Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi remained as the Prime Minister. It’s a possibility; it’s not against the law. The law provides that to be the prime minister, you must have the support of the majority in Parliament but it does not say from which party.

Thirdly,Ali Rustam and Taib would play major starring roles in the coming weeks and its PAYBACK TIME according to some political analysts. Its not so much 007 “From Russia with Love” but Badawi’s,”Malaysia with love”.

Abdullah has been saddened by events happening in which it seems not all his men are only being targetted but also the opening of an old wound and spat between Mahathir and himself which does not want to go away.

Events moved so fast when Abdullah was out of the country in Brunei and in Indonesia. This will have hurt him more as speculations are such that Mahathir is going on an overdrive and wants to remove Abdullah soonest.

Najib must know what happened to Anwar when he was about to ascend the PM throne. He needs no reminding and he will be overly cautious. Nothing will escape him but it seems a number of Empress Dowagers will bite back at Najib.

Who then are the Empress Dowagers who will stop Najib at all costs? Take your pick and even Najib could not have seen it coming. An hour in politics is a long time and the scheming behind by the Empress Dowagers who has incredible influences cannot be discounted. There have 3 weeks to weild their swords and for all we know its already in place.

Unless Najib is sworn in as the PM in an official ceremony then he is safe. If not,the waiting game will be just like what Mahathir had said“Abdullah Badawi has to go . . . He’s the most despised man in the country. He’s not just a lame duck but a dead horse.”

Mahathir knows that legally the current prime minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi could continue serving his term until the next general election if he wanted to. So he is pushing Najib and also Muhyddin but also aggravating not only Ali Rustam but also Muhd Mohammad Taib with his overzealous comments.  

We say as always,”  Could Najib be caught with his PANTS down? No wonder Anwar was grinning and smiling when he left after the lunch meeting Pak Lah.The Empress Dowagers are at their deadliest when their backs are up the wall. Interesting…???