The State elections for Sarawak is not due till 2011 but the Pakatan Sarawak machinery is well underway with discussions amongst the opposition component parties in reaching a common ground. Wanita PKR Sarawak had their meeting in the evening and they were also caught up in the “frenzy” of the state elections. The mainstream media /internet portal malaysiakini covered the first “fruitful” meeting between the leaders of DAP/PKR.
According to sources it was the first “official” meeting and in subsequent meetings Sarawak PAS and SNAP leaders will not be left out. Of course the main issue remains,” Straight Fight against BN Sarawak” where all parties will agree on a single candidate from Pakatan against BN. Great says PKR Wanita Exco Voon S.N ( lawyer by profession)
She gave her views when interviewed by audie61 on the current allocation of seats amongst the Pakatan group. They will be intense lobbying of course she says as most “eligible and aspiring” candidates lobbyists will be trying to push for their own. It will be no different for Wanita PKR she says.
“Don’t get me wrong,I am not pushing for myself” DAP has Violet and Ting as candidates and they pulled through. Of course PKR Wanita Sarawak would be grateful if at least 2 or more of our capable/winnable Wanita candidates are considered. We will try to push for the national quota but we have to face the realities that we will be facing the “might of BN”
Unless we are given that platform we will not be certain that we will not win. We will not go into a battle that we will not win she says. It must be noted too that at least 50% of the voters in some constituencies are women folks and with the current political situation in the country,anything can happen we obviously will stand a chance,”Don’t you think so audie61 she asks?”
We just nodded and we got in touch with a number of BN Wanita members who said,”we will not underestimate the might of our enemies and we will ensure that they will not have it easy.” Are they going to do battle with our BN Wanita YBS at their constituencies.?”
Its only PBB,SPDP who are the current YBs. SUPP fielded Lily Yong and she was defeated by PKR Dominique Ng who was the first PKR State YB for the country. PRS has yet to field any wanita candidate but it is speculated by PRS members that the current Wanita chief Doris Brodie is being groomed to be a candidate.
Will it be a New Dawn for Wanita PKR Sarawak? This question will only be answered if the national and state leaders in PKR gives them just that “flicker of hope” and a CHANGE for Sarawak. Another PKR lady member Rosie said,’ In politics there is always a chance. Times have changed and BN will need to work doubly hard to face us.It’s all calm now.Don’t you feel it?”
Of course she was saying,”There is a storm coming and BN be ready or else you will be swept away.
We say as always,”There will not be any stones unturned as all political parties head towards the 2011 State elections. Will we see PKR wanita candidates..Im sure Dr.Wan Azizah PKR President would give them her stamp of approval..