Muhyddin..”What next on the Application Papers..??”

Marina Undau

My better halfs uncle who is English was very angry when he was told of Marina’s issue. His first words was ,”Didn’t I tell you that we finished our 100 meters race 100 years ago. Here in Malaysia there is still in mosts government application forms a column for RACE. No Need for all this nonsense. I am married to a Bidayuh and does my children need to fill in their race in forms when they enter the British universities. Oh yea..!! British /Bidayuh he said sarcastically.

On one hand its triggered a very big response in Sarawak in the mass media,internet blogs and mosts of all a very “HOT TOPIC” in the coffeeshops. Even this report from

Where and When will this stop? Do we blame our local ADUNS or MPS for not doing their required duties?If we continue to point fingers it will never ever end. There must be a solution and someone in the top hierarchy/corridors of power must put a stop to this. An Iban  friend of mine who is married to a Chinese said to me without even thinking,”Why we just emigrate and I dont think the government  cares .?

Two arguments here in that he is already fedup with the government policies or he has given up completely and being professionals their children will  have a better chance of a good education as their grades permit them to pursue their dreams of having quality life after they graduate.

Malaysia is half a century old(above 50 years) and we still have a RACE COLUMN IN MOST FORMS. This must be gotten rid as this will only hamper the progress of the country as it works itself towards a developed nation by 2020. With more outflow of brains to other countries like what my Iban friend has this would be very serious for the country. In time we will only have HALF BAKED/HALF COOKED BRAINS left in the country.

It’s time the system rids itself of priveleges/preference /priorities especially for education. There are no second chances if you cannot keep up. You only have to blame yourselves if you fail to make the grades. Our almighty creator gave us BRAINS AND IF WE ARE LAZY we pay for it. Race is not an issue here. No one is stupid by all counts and each of us has a GOD GIVEN  talent to ensure that our country MALAYSIA is not left behind in all aspects. Those who are smart are not necessarily good business man and vice versa. Well,do not need to give a lecture here.

So what is next Malaysia? Bumiputra is not a religion and it should never ever be used to differentiate the priveleges accorded to anyone who is Malaysian. There are so many wrongs that needs to be put right and mosts people in Sarawak have to thank Marina. There are always something or someone who sparks it off and thank God for Marina.

“PKR Housekeeping..?”

It’s a fact says a PKR member.Read my lips….,’Before 308 not many maybe a few lah..!! only would give PKR or the opposition candidates a  chance to be even near the corridors of the DUN or Parliament Building. Today there are so many YBs and MPs in the opposition camps that disagreements/dissatisfaction are bound to happen. Some are even now thinking so highly of themselves that they even can go against the person who give them a chance in the first place.{ cutting the hand that feeds them

You see what is happening in PKR now is similar to what has happened in PBB which saw many holding on or swept away by the currents/traps on offer. Today PBB is under a very tight leash and PKR will experience all this as a lot of the new found members were former Barisan Man/women.

It’s like the song by singer and songwriter Carol Connors and late Sudirman Arshad’Malaysia’s Singing Ambassador’ with the his powerful voice behind,” To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia“. How many of PKR members can sing to the song,’Satu Perjuangan…??” Can you….hmmm

Simple if you know what we mean by ” TO KNOW MALAYSIA IS TO LOVE MALAYSIA” Party members all have their ups and downs with the party they represent and be it BN or Pakatan there are always infighting stuggles,jealousies,dislikes and backstabbing to be recognised by the top leadership. One has to love his own party and know the partys struggles and vision before he can seriously consider himself/herself a true blooded party member. If its just for the quick gains just forget it and be a Businessman or better a CON MAN.  

The voters will sooner and not later smell the foul smell of certain YBS/MPS who are not up to their marks. Maybe some of them forget the hallmarks of an EFFECTIVE PEOPLES REPRESENTATIVE..PKR,no,no its the countrys housekeeping…

  • Being the Best
  • Faith in God
  • Sense of Mission
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Proactive Stance
  • High Integrity
  • Balance in Life
  • Willingness to learn
  • Humility with self -esteem 
  • Compassion for Others 

We should look beyond the resignations of  PKR Badrul Hisham Selangor YB or the defections of PKR/DAP legislators in Perak and the resignations of other top leaders in Sabah. It just clearly shows that everyone has a shelf life and if they do not use the PLATFORMS accorded to them its their own failings.

BN during the early years also have their archilles heels and they also went through a political engineering process. Pakatan will be no different but whether the people who voted for them are willing to give them another chance in the next GE13 is yet to be seen.

That will be another article to write but for now there are too many political upheavals not only in PKR but also in MCA,MIC which will indirectly affect the countrys economy. The people who are supposed to be running the country and making decisions are all caught up in too much politiking as if the economy of Malaysia is so healthy that they are not needed.

Many are captains of industries and professionals in their own right but they have too little time for even harnessing the economy through troubled waters. Their motto on life reads{ Politics and Territorial Gains first the rests of the country can wait.}

The PKR member quoted a phrase to us and said this,’ The struggle of any nation in its successive generations is a structure that rises one stone upon another.” So whats wrong with PKR housekeeping as we need to weed out the thorns that are still pricking us after 1 and half years from a successful outing in GE12. Do you agree…???

Muhyddin”Headlines Borneo Posts Sarawak..READ”

Sarawak “mixed” blood children of all races had a very rude awakening with the headlines in Borneo Posts,’ Being mixed is no privilege“. Their voices could be heard all the way to the Borneo Posts office and even a leading journalists said a former Asst.Minister from SUPP complained bitterly over the article. Why is it happening now of all times..? Why,Why ,Why..??

The reason why audie61 took up this matter is that there are a number of us here who are of mixed race be it Iban/Chinese ,Melanau/Chinese, Bidayuh/Chinese, Kadazan/Chinese.

This is the statement that rocketted the staff  sky high….,” Iban-Chinese schoolgirl in limbo over Bumi status; ministry ascertains her as non-native, throws out application to do matriculation.” (Sarawak update story in Bahasa Malaysia)

Moreover DPM your statement in page 3 of Borneo Posts had this. “in the quest for development and prosperity we must not only upgrade access to education but also expand access to quality education.”

A number of parents of mixed blood children  informed audie61 that if the Federal and State leaders are on one hand promoting 1Malaysia as advocated by PM Najib and religiously followed by all in BN this is completely the opposite. Where is the 1 MALAYSIAN SPIRIT then…??

This is going to be a field day in terms of another debatable issue and self -inflicted PROPAGANDA for the opposition parties. BN needs to tread carefully on this as I’m sure there are thousands of mixed blood children who are VOTERS and also in power in Sarawak. Do we need to tell you WHO….??? Guess,guess,guess…………..

“Perak Chronicles-A Hollywood Script..??”

If a Hollywood script writer was to write about this chronicles he will not only be confused but also puzzled. It seems the democratic rights of  the people in Perak are being challenged by the legislators themselves. Is there an END to all this.? Surely,only a  SNAP ELECTIONS in the Perak State can stop this from deteriorating further into a complete mess of Democracy. It’s  Perak ‘s call and we can only sit and watch and tickle ourselves silly.

Consider this movie show: Firstly there is the appointment of Senators:-BN proposing Datuk Azian Osman while Pakatan Osman Abdul Rahman.There are 2 sittings chaired by2 Speakers Ganesan and Sivakumar and both sides of the political divide with at least 20 ADUNs(legislators) on each side.Exact numbers 31-28.  BN and Pakatan holding 2 separate proceedings. You tell me what the hell is going on? It certainly is beyond REPAIR and DEMOCRACY is surely the loser here.

audie61 copied this from internet portal Malaysiakini on the sequence of events for you to make your own judgement. We have said our PARTY PIECES and its your call the readers out there in cyberspace.

11.45am: Pakatan reps left the House after Sivakumar adjourned their sitting. They are now holding a press conference in the library, located near the chamber.

11.30am: Ganesan’s statements were met with Pakatan jeers, but he ignored this.

At the same time, Sivakumar is addressing ‘his’ assembly.

Effectively, two concurrent sittings are taking place in the House, with motions being ‘passed’ simultaneously, including one approving the state budget.

11.20am: The BN sitting resumed amidst much noise from the opposition bench although their mics have been turned off.

The rivals are exchanging banter, with Pakatan’s refrain being : “Speaker haram sila keluar.”

Ganesan ordered civility, threatening to take action against unruly members. Still, each time a BN member speaks, the Pakatan bench responds with jeers.

11.05am: Sivakumar has adjourned the Pakatan ‘sitting’.

11.00am: Nizar tabled a motion to suspend all National Service camps and other outdoor co-corriculum activities in light of the Kampar tragedy, pending the outcome of investigations. This was unanimously ‘approved’.

He then spoke on the findings of the 2008 Auditor-General’s Report, saying that his administration had done well (during its 10-month tenure in Perak). He recorded his thanks to the auditor-general and all government departments.

10.55am: Police have chased off about 80 supporters outside the building, back behind the security tape. The supporters obliged, but are taunting the cops, with some shouting: “1 Malaysia, 2 Perak, 3 Katak!”

One held up the front page of the Sin Chew Daily today to display the headline on the ‘1 Malaysia programme’ tragedy.

NONE10.45am: Sivakumar started the Pakatan sitting with a doa, although he is sitting at the Tronoh seat.

He asked for a minute’s silence on the Kampar tragedy and this was observed, despite some BN reps shouting “tadi dah buat”.

Sivakumar and colleagues retorted: “Itu speaker haram yang buat.”

Nizar asked to speak, but his mic was turned off.

Ganesan has not acted on this, while BN reps are ignoring the speeches. They are walking about and talking, appearing to pretend that their rivals are not in the House.

10.35am: Sivakumar took his seat on the opposition bench.

Chang Lih Kang (PKR-Teja) turned on his microphone, saying: “Speaker haram, sila keluar dewan.”

NONEGanesan attempted to say that he had adjourned the session until 11.30am, but was ignored by Pakatan members.

A Sivasubramaniam (DAP-Buntong) stood to explain why
Ganesan is the ‘unlawful’ speaker. Pakatan colleaguues responded with repeated thumping of their tables to express approval of his points.

Ganesan remained in the chair, rubbing his chin with his left hand.

10.22am: Pakatan reps finally entered the House, deriding the speaker even before taking their seats.

Comments were heard: “Wah! Speaker haram, bodyguard banyak”; and “Woi, Ganesan pakai sari lebih baik lah!”

10.20am: Ganesan adjourned the sitting to 11.30am.

10.15am: Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir has begun the budget speech. There is still no sign of opposition members.

NONEOutside the building, however, there was drama.

A police team led by Ipoh OCCI Anthony Glenn was accused of blocking the Pakatan reps from entering the House several times and of roughing up some of them.

Pasir Panjang rep Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin told reporters that they were blocked even before they could take the lift.

Sivakumar claimed that the police had grabbed his songkok, but did not succeed in taking away his robe.

The reps re-entered the building after the press conference, but Sivakumar re-emerged with Jalong rep Leong Mee Meng – this time, he was not wearing the robe.

“They grabed my robe and beat up a few reps inside the building” he claimed.

NONE10.05am: Ganesan began with announcements, stressing the ban on the use of visual recording devices and mobile phones in the House. The sergeant-at-arms has been authorised to confiscate these items.

He said additional sergeants-at-arms have been deployed – at least 22 are in the House – to prevent a repeat of the ruckus at the May 7 sitting.

The House observed a minute’s silence over the tragedy in Kampar on Monday night, in which 1 student drowned after a suspension bridge collapsed. There is still no sign of opposition members.

10.00am: The session started with the doa, after the sergeant-at-arms brought in the mace.The opposition bench remains empty, with speculation being that Pakatan representatives are still going through the screening procedures.

9.50am: All Pakatan representatives are now in the building after going through two police check-points.

Aulong representative Yew Tian Hoe, who is disabled, was driven to the building. He was wearing a black t-shirt with the slogan Bubar Dun (Dissolve the assembly), but there was a coat on a hanger in the car.

NONE“This is to express my protest,” he told reporters.

In the House, Ganesan is in the speaker’s chair, flanked by about 20 individuals wearing jackets. The BN bench is full, but the opposition bench is empty.

9.45am: Pakatan representatives have started marching from DAP headquarters to the state secretariat building; Sivakumar is wearing the speaker’s robe

9.40am: Thorough checks underway with the use of metal detectors, on bags carried by journalists

NONE9am: Still no sign of any crowd but elected representatives are slowly trickling into the state secretariat.

Among the first to arrive were DAP state chief Ngeh Koo Ham and Thomas Su but were prevented from entering the building, leading to an argument with the police. The police relented and allowed them in.

“It’s a shame and a mockery for police to block us,” said Ngeh.

Earlier report:

Police have thrown a cordon around the Perak state secretariat in Ipoh for today’s budget sitting.

azlanThe sitting was called by both the Barisan Nasional speaker R Ganesan and Pakatan Rakyat speaker V Sivakumar.

Ganesan replaced Sivakumar under questionable circumstances during the last assembly sitting in May.

With Pakatan continuing to dispute the legitimacy of the BN state government, the police are expecting tension-filled proceedings today.

In anticipation of trouble, the police obtained a court order late yesterday to bar people from gathering within 50m of the state secretariat building where the legislative assembly is located.

The order took effect from 1am today and is valid up to 11pm on Friday.

NONEEarly this morning at least eight trucks, one van, two jeeps, two Federal Reserve Unit trucks and two water cannon were deployed just outside the state secretariat.

The first police vehicle arrived about 6.20am. Several police personnel have also been placed inside the building.

By 7am, police personnel had put up barricades and barbed wire to prevent unauthorised access. Some 450 police personnel are on standby.

The sitting is due to start at 10am but the main gate to the building will open at 9am.

BN elected representatives will be allowed into the House from 9.30am, while Pakatan assemblypersons will be admitted from 9.55am – apparently to prevent them from grabbing the speaker’s chair.

PKR SG Resigns….!!!

This is for Real. We checked with a number of informed sources and they say its confirmed BUT the TRUTH  is that he has completed his work as assigned by defacto leader Anwar Ibrahim. salehuddin hashim interview 110408 thinkingHe has gone back to do what he likes bests and that is continuing his Business Interests in United States. With the inclusion of Zaid Ibrahim in the party Salehuddin Hashim knows that PKR’s administrative matters are in safe hands and  forsees a bright future for the party.

This is extracted from the Internet Portal Malaysiakini .It is learnt that PKR’s secretary-general Salehuddin Hashim has resigned from his post with immediate effect following a fallout with party’s leadership.previously complained that party leaders who were against his directives had bypassed him to take up the matter with party supremo Anwar Ibrahim.

He is believed to have sent a strongly-worded letter to the PKR leadership along with his resignation letter.

A professional administrator, he was appointed to the post in April last year and had last year and had previously complained that party leaders who were against his directives had bypassed him to take up the matter with party supremo Anwar Ibrahim.

“Blessings from God”

In 21 days you will be blessed by God. Really! By the way to the tune of M$6000 if you just give/pay the initial sum of M$50. Then you have to introduce 2 new friends to me and they will also have to pay M$50 each before they will be blessed . Great isn’t it and what a way to do multi level marketing and telling me that God has blessed me and will bless those who introduce more.

He showed me the marketing plan and said to me this is also a way to assist the telecommunications company in promotion. Wow! They even use the name of GOD IN VAIN to achieve their purpose. I was very mad with my introducer and it did not take too long for me to just distant myself and smelling ,” ITS ANOTHER WELL THOUGHT OUT SCAM. THE GULLIBLE ONES WILL SURELY FALL FOR IT. I’M PRETTY SURE GOD DOES NOT WANT TO BE PART OF THIS….Oooooh Please STOP THIS NONSENSE…

There are so many different ways to get a blessing and I’m sure the almighty creator will be pleased if you use your given BRAINS to good use instead of telling the world in so many words,” THIS IS GODS BLESSINGS

At least I can forgive my introducer as he did not know what he was doing or he could have been under a cruel spell.God Bless him…..Maybe the authorities should also make a check on this and who knows before long it might catch fire…..

PKR – The Journey so Far

When the final whistle was blown in the clash of the weekend it favoured Liverpool the Home side winning 2-0. Most of the staff at audie61 are Manchester Unitd fans and one can tell from their faces how devastated they were. Anyway this writeup from Malaysiakini has ruffled more than a few feathers. We copied it in full for those who are not subsribers of Malaysiakini so that  everyone will have their own reaction and make up their own assessment. Im sure the party boys /girls of  PKR would rather be Liverpool fans than MU after the next GE 13th.Which side would you rather support …This is the reality………………………………………………PKR’s losing game of musical chairs

Stanley Koh
Oct 26, 09
Despite winning the largest share of opposition seats in the last ‘political tsunami’, Parti Keadilan Rakyat now lacks boldness and decisiveness.
Rather, the sordid internal state of affairs within PKR and frequent open squabbling between Pakatan Rakyat coalition partners masks a growing anxiety among its own activists. 

There are fears that Anwar (left) does not have it in him to lead Pakatan Rakyat to another overwhelming electoral victory at the next national polls.

It is not just Anwar’s plodding pace that worries, but his ability to position capable and effective leadership at the state level.

Party insiders felt that for that to take place, appointments should be made only after sufficient feedback from the ground, an in-depth study of the local political scene and a well-thought strategic plan before the appointments are made.

Slow to progress

In recent months, murmurs of discontent rumbled about the lack of momentum and PKR’s supremo Anwar Ibrahim’s lethargic approach to transforming the party into a force strong enough to win the next general election.

The sudden gust of in-fighting and internal rivalry arising from state chairmanship appointments over the year was enough to make many wonder if the party is weakening in support.

On Sunday, Anwar chaired his 62-member Supreme Council and the agenda included a reshuffling of its party’s state chairmanship line-up.

Ardent supporters believe Anwar has to silence the rumblings from among his ranks and file over strategy and tactics related to such appointments.

There is now a perception within his ranks and file that Anwar is suffering from a surfeit of new ideas, lacking focus and without an impetus for quick decision-makilim kit siang and unity talks parliament pc 250609 02ng.

More seriously, there is also a belief that the gulf between his party and NGOs is widening due to eroding confidence towards the Pakatan coalition of which PKR is a major player.

Even DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang (right) has publicly acknowledged eroding confidence.

Many are beginning to doubt whether Anwar is able to transform his party into an unstoppable fighting machine under such circumstances? Time is running out.

PKR leadership can only undertake a major shift in direction, enhancing its organisational strength provided the adviser spends more quality time running the party and spends less time travelling overseas.

The liability incurred by a lackadaisical leadership is already telling.

This week, newly appointed Azmin Ali’s departed in a huff following a memorandum signed by 18 division chiefs calling for his removal. There was much media speculation that the appointments of state chiefs was akin to playing “musical chairs”.

Although the PKR leadership had clarified that Azmin’s tenure expired in October, the strained relationship arising from an appointment seems to suggest that there was little deliberate thinking on strategies and long term vision over such appointments.

It is a lesson learnt. The formation of a new National Integration Council comprising top ranking party leaders from the state and the peninsular is seen as a compromise and remedial action on the erred political judgement.

Yet, it also raises the pertinent question whether Anwar understands the strategic importance of having suitable and longer serving state chairmen to strengthen the party network and machinery.

In doing so, critics also contend that Anwar needs to behave more like a hare than a tortoise and unsurprisingly, some within his party view Anwar as “fiddling while Rome burns.”

Confidence shaken

To some of his core supporters, Anwar does not seem to be reacting positively enough to the growing recognition and demand for reform, particularly within PKR.

Confidence in PKR and Pakatan’s ability to transform our national political force into a two-party system in the country is wearing thin by the day.

Understandably, voices of concern are growing louder within the party that PKR is steadily lacking the firepower, plodding along instead of racing towards the next general election.

Will this major reshuffling of state chiefs be another play of musical chairs? Or will the appointments be well received from the ground and not just another excuse for political arrangements or simply expediency for political patronage?

Whether the recently announced major reshuffle of state chiefs will pump more renewable energy and effectiveness remains to be seen.

Azmin Ali, as expected, was given the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur state portfolio previously held by Abdul Khalid Ibrahim who will likely retain his Selangor state chairmanship.
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Libaran assemblyman Yhamrin Zaini was appointed the new Sabah state chief, replacing Azmin (left).

Mustaffa Kamil Ayub now heads Perak state following a short stint as Sarawak state chief.

The frequent changing of the guard in the state is a bad practice. Many could hardly warm their seats, draw up any organisational charts or consolidate local support before they are whisked away to another state.

Others argued that the appointment of state chiefs is a broader issue which must be backed by collective local support within the state, clearly aware of local sensitivities before the party enters an aggressive new phase of reforms.

But in politics, you cannot fake it. The appointment of state chiefs is an illustrated case in point; Anwar cannot afford to continue plodding slowly along. Many viewed Anwar as being unable to carve a clear set of directions or give a convincing account that PKR and Pakatan as a coalition can get its act together.

Will the new appointments be handled wisely or a protectionist backlash from states further hurt PKR’s image further?

As the adviser to the party, Anwar should know that a wisely thought-out appointment exercise can go hand in hand with the party’s agenda to consolidate a stronger support base while an idle endorsement will bring more political turmoil spawning more instability within the party.

As a critic remarked, “There is no before and after, PKR and Pakatan coalition share the same destiny, only one more chance at the next general election but unlikely after that.”

“Politics..All is Forgotten Today..”

(The rants and fury of Rafael and Ferguson)

Its Sunday and the kickoff between Liverpool and Manchester United  is only hours away. It will be at Anfield the home of Liverpool where the two most supported teams in the world will be locking horns and the worlds football fraternity and neutrals too will surely focus on this match.

Its an ADVERTISEMENT FIELD AND PAY DAY and with 36 titles between them who could ask for more? The football mega stars of Torres,Gerards,Giggs,Rooney will give centrestage to Michael Owen who was once a Liverpool favourite son but now wears the colours of rivals Manchester United. Will the fans give him a well deserved standing ovation or will they turn on their former favourite son ( Betrayal Huh..!!).

Also this game looks beyond the two Managers in Sir Alex Ferguson and Rafael Benetiz .(even his late father Paco  said,”was a stubborn child. “It wasn’t humanly possible to convince him” What did they say about Alex Ferguson..we leave that to another day..Hmmm.. smells of a tinge of politics here.

Similarly it reminds of former favourite son of  UMNO  Anwar Ibrahim. Wonder whether Manchseter Uniteds ardent fan PM Najib will have a wager with his former colleague in UMNO Anwar on the result of this match? Will we ever know? Nowadays its just a phone call away and a Teh tarik and Nasi lemak (Malaysian favourite food and drink)  will still get your Adrenalin pumping..

Tonight this game takes centrestage eventhough there are other games on offer with Manchester City taking on Fulham,Bolton against Everton and the London derby of West Ham taking on free flowing Arsenal at Upton Park.

“Maju Group 1987 Nearly…2011.Not Unless..??”

20 seats out of 48 seats in 1987 and the Maju group nearly did it. 15 seats were won by PBDS and 5 seats by Permas. If the CM has the “Inspiration” he might just call the early elections in 2010 just a year short of the full term. 23 years later after 1987 and the seats have increased to 71.

The major opposition players now are PKR,DAP,SNAP and PAS while BN are PBB,SUPP,PRS and SPDP. According to a political analyst the chances of the opposition toppling the State BN it will take a major shift from the electorate to stop supporting BN or NOT UNLESS there is an EXTRA ORDINARY MIRACLE OF DIVINE INTERVENTION.

The most obvious one we could envisage is CM being returned to the Almighty Creators Arms and there might be serious infighting within BN/PBB. This is truly a long shot.Don’t dream….hmmm

Even that with PKR having a new man at the helm his team needs to seriously look into the lineup which has been proposed before he takes office as the new Liason Chief of PKR Sarawak. Known as a no nonsence man Baru Bian according to few who knows him he needs to put his foot down and hopefully he plays his part as a politician and not a full blooded lawyer when he assesses the situation and groundswell of the names proposed by the so called lobbyists.

Of course if he can wrestle the State that will be an achievement but even to wrestle the Malay and Bidayuh seats will take some doing. A few days ago we wrote about Sarawak Advertisement N31 and we know we created more than a few ripples in the Bidayuh hinterland. There are some who told me that I hit the NAIL AT WHERE I WANT IT TO BE with this statement,There are a number of calibre people around but it seems that your PKR boys/Political scientists we call them here..haha are not doing enough or just plain SELFISH LOOKING AFTER THEIR OWN POSITIONS

As for the Iban areas many say its a forgone conclusion with too many Iban infighting and factions which has appeared and the seams are irrepairable and how many will give PKR Ibans a GHOSTS OF A CHANCE. It will be better served if SNAP is given a number of seats to contests in their predominantly strong areas. It must also be noted that SNAP has also losts its Invicibility of previous elections.

I was taken aback by some young Intelellectual Ibans who said to audie61 that if the remnants of the partyless PBDS were to revived the party it will be a different ball game. 1983 was when James Masing and his group started the revolution and till today he reminds himself of that with his car No as 1983. Were they trying to tell me something and they said the “Burning ambition of the Young and Dangerous might just light up another 1983 leader.” The whole group (band of brothers)was in that age group in their 30s and James Masing in 1987 was 38 years old.

Will 2010 or 2011 churn out another young group and bring their political ambitions forward. We know that History has a way of repeating itself BUT it seems that the dayaks are too divided and there is too much fighting amongst themselves that there is still TOO MUCH DARKNESS AHEAD FOR THEM.

DAP will certainly capture more Chinese seats and even wrestling 15 out of 18 seats on offer in the Chinese dominated constituency is not impossible. PAS will have difficulties but if they are given 2 seats to concntrate their full machinery on and it must be  predominantly malay, in the interior and coastal areas they might just surprise the BN/PBB candidates.

There are certainly a lot of work that still needs to be done and as a PKR Wanita Exco has previously said,’ This is our bests chance and if we dont grab it there will not be another . Baru Bian will have his hands full and he will need to exercise caution as there are NO MORE SECOND CHANCES FOR HIM IN THIS POLITICAL MINEFIELD. Every step he takes he must be mindful that he does his homework as its too easy to criticize others until you take the helm. Its very lonely on the top and he needs both hands to protect his throat from being SLIT. We wrote about him joining PKR about 1 and half years ago and to be pushed forward to helm the PKR machinery in Sarawak is no easy tasks.

There will be some who will say Baru is from a minority ethnic group . It doesnt matter though and Im sure his man surrounding him will know how to cover him or do they need to? Simple,CM Taib is a Melanau and do we need to explain further.

The next State elections will be interesting no doubt and given the BN machinery and stability especially in PBB it will still be a Herculean Tasks for the opposition to denyBN even a 2/3rd majority. 1987 it was very nearly and will 2010/2011 The GODS are on the oppositions favour. Something tells me they need to PRAY HARDER….

Najib’s”Budget day…?”

Are we holding on to our breadth? Is it going to be a people and business friendly budget? A lot of economist thinks its going to be a populist budget?However the usual suspects like cigarette, alcohol and luxury items are in for some major upheavels-SKY ROCKET PRICES..Have you given up smoking yet..???c9727d466701a84677a2931c16eb5e0d

More development funds for rural areas in Sarawak and Sabah? Surely this has to be a major consideration especially with Bank Negara Zeti Akhtar Aziz recently admitted in a Bernama report that more stimuli are required to sustain our economic recovery.

Its going to be debated through the main stream media and TV channels but before it engulfs we just hope that it is well balanced…Over to you Najib…