“All Soldiers BN or Pakatan making their way to Batang Ai”

Though its only about 4 hours journey from Kuching to Batang Ai the return trip and stoppages would have wasted at least 10 hours of the day. The troops or soldiers of both coalition have made last minute arrangements as they will spend a good two weeks away from home.

Knapsacks,toiletries,medicines,mosquito repellants and other personal items are all packed up by their loved ones as the ground forces starts to make N29 their home away from home. Without the advance parties the party machineries would be considered useless. Preparations and all the contacts to the longhouses where the polling stations are nearby have all been earmarked.

Both sets of supporters or party members would try to avoid each other at these longhouses eventhough they crossed paths quite often as they crisscrossed the rivers.

The word though is that N29 would see amongst the biggest turnout of both sets of supporters and party members from  BN and Pakatan Sarawak. The estimated figures according to Special Branch is that at least 15000 people would converge on this little town of Lubok Antu. Seems that Lubok Antu would be overcrowded and security measures would be tight to avoid any untoward incidents.

It is confirmed that amongst the many names who will be in Sarawak Lubok Antu for the nomination day are newly appointed UMNO Vice President Shafie Abdal together with his counterparts from Sabah parties of PBS,UPKO,PBRS.Meanwhile Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim and a strong team from PKR would also be making their presence felt.

Nothing though beats the political boys or soldiers who will be camped out to be on the call twenty four hours and on the move as and when they are required for BEAT DUTY.

These troops are not in any way the exco’s of the parties but usually like the ‘mercenaries’ or ‘rent a waiter’ types who are unknown in the political fields. They are amongst the most effective of the political machinery. In my early years I had a stint as one and was airdropped(excuse my political jargon) more than once into the rural battlefields.

Sometimes we just received immediate instructions and just vroom, vroom,vroom and of we go into the interiors. The dangers or political landscape could either be friendly or at times scarry. N29 is also a constituency where the unknown lurks if you are a visitor from outside Sarawak.Of course the nomination centre is in the town but real battles are waged in the interiors and in the longhouses of N29.

We say as always,” The battle has already begun and April 7th we would know the outcome. For now the troops and soldiers are all awaiting their instructions. 

Mission 407 Muhyiddin Heads BN Machinery

In an immediate handing over of duties President of UMNO Najib Razak has handed and put his deputy to tasks as the ‘Head of BN Machinery in the 3 byelections.” 

Muhyiddin will oversee all the 3 areas in Bukit Selambau(N25),Bukit Gantang(P59) and Batang Ai(N29). According to informed sources UMNO political strategists and BN headquarters have been instructed to “OIL THE PARTY MACHINERY INORDER NOT TO SUFFER ANY HICCUPS.” This is Muhyiddins first tests as Deputy to Najib and he would use all his experience to counter the Pakatan assault and onslaught.

There has been too  much negativity and ‘dirt thrown”on UMNO says a newly elected UMNO Youth Exco and we will be on the ground to prove it otherwise.The perception that UMNO cannot be reform has been proven otherwise.

The delegates have chosen a “Dream Team’ in UMNO. The people will see that the new “Leadership of UMNO” will deliver what it promises more so than what the Opposition can.

We will be behind our new General on the ground and that is our new deputy President of UMNO Muhyiddin. Mission 407 will be a tough battle on three fronts between BN and Pakatan. Who will capture the hearts and imagination of the voters and the constituents?  

The ground zero seems to be pointing to 3-0 or 2-1 either way for both coalitions. Informed sources from the 3 areas have put the BN lagging behind in two areas and just slightly ahead in one area. The respective political machinaries in these 3 areas needs to complete their Mission 407.

They need to revise their strategies in areas where they are  strong and work on their weaknesses.There is still time but it needs to be FAST and FURIOUS.

Nomination is this weekend and Mission 407 will clock off at 5pm. The results will determine which coalition will come out on top.  

We say as always,” There is no such thing as “NO PROBLEMS” in politics and there should be discussions to MAP new strategies at the spur of the moment and counter all negativities.Mission 407 is already in ORBIT and will land in 11 days..