“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.

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“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…

MCA-“No more Dirty Linens..++”Sarawak Updates”

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Joey of audie61 received an sms that says ,” Seems the end is nigh for MCA tussle of leadership.PM has thrashed it out with the major two players and plainly its“NO MORE DIRTY LINENS”

Its quite similar to an sms which we received yesterday which states,”I know I am not affected by forthcoming reshuffle as boss has bisik to me and how relieve I am with the news

It must be a relieve to Ong in particular as he is under grave attack not only from Chua’s faction but now also his “supposedly soldiers” are also attacking him in the open. The case  involving Health Minister Liow’s wife  must be the final straw that is affecting the BN leadership. The  full report is available from an internet portal.

As with the case of MCA the BN Sarawak State leadership is trying to end all the speculations of the impending reshuffle and some really SHARP DAGGERS and BETRAYALS     are already in place.

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( Two Assistant Ministers together…??”)

It seems that our privelege source has informed us through this smsLATEST IF SNOWDON IS IN D LINE UP,TEDEWIN AND GANG WILL RESIGN.”

The  CM being the CEO of the State has already signalled his intentions but alas  it seems that there are so many trojan horses/whisperers who are barking up the wrong tree. 

The state is calm and the devolopment plans are in place but some who are not getting a bite of the cherry in terms of being in the right place at the right time are creating a ruckus/dissatisfaction of some sort.

Even a former PRS Appointed Supreme Council member told audie61,”Don’t you believe that BN will fall in the next State elections..? My smile was enough to send his B/P shooting up the scales and he must have got the signal. Are they signs like the X files….hmmmm?

So for goodness sake..Wake up to the political realities in that if you dont work hard and get your machinery going you will end up missing the boat. you cant wait for the people to vote you in just like that but you need to walk that extra mile.

BN Sarawak is complacent no doubt and they are dissenting voices from the people that all is not well BUT the people of Sarawak knows what is bests for them and they will VOTE with a clear intention on the candidate that will represent their constituency. Say what you like BN or ” Pakatan ” if in place in Sarawak will have done their homework before unleashing the candidate out in the open to be their CHOSEN ONE

If and when MCA problems are already solved the PM will want to have a fresh mandate for Sarawak and CM Taib will know that the  ground favours BN Sarawak  and he will say as usual use this phrase ,” I have got the Inspiration.Its TIME…”  

For now though BN cannot afford anymore dirty linens in public and they need to clean up their act or else the people/voters will turn around and BETRAY THEM.

Its up to the opposition to capitalise on the issues but they need to seriously look at their CANDIDATES FOR THE RESPECTIVE CONSTITUENCIES. This not only means the profiles but the realistic grassroot support and ground work that that has been done.

There is no need for us to tell you how its done but this might help from a former YB who has seen it all in his time,”Its a privelege to work with the bests and the bests will never let you down and will ensure you that the desired result is achieved and you will not have any sleepless night. Thank GOD I have this people

“Major Reshuffle…Any Logic..??”

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May 2010 It will be 4 years when the present State Government will be in power. Correct me if I’m a bit naive or must have read the CM’s signal wrong….Those walking in the corridors of power are using all their might and lobbyists tactics of trying to put their”manuk sabong” { fighting cock in Iban} to be considered as an Assistant Minister or Minister. 

Surely, the CM is diverting all the attention away as he puts his development plans for the State in place as he prepares his soldiers and army for the next state elections. If the BN soldiers or Generals are so involved in the pursuit of posts its going straight into the enemies Trap.

 The trojan horses/whisperers in BN are the causes of too many infighting especially so with SUPP involved in power struggle and legality issues of Special Delegates Conference(SDC) ,PBB,SPDP calm but undercurrents looks very choppy.PRS wounded but picking up to be a stable partner with new faces as YB. Or is it..??

Is the CM going to write his own DEATH WARRANT..? So audie61 asks is there any logic for a major reshuffle. It might just be a cosmetic changes with some additions towards filling up the empty available constituencies which the former Assistant Ministers or Ministers held previously. CM would not for once rock a stable boat but will ensure that it cruises through leisurely.

So my friends out there its definedly food for thought and drink to the brilliance of the man himself and his aides surrounding him. Did I not tell you all that the CM goes through his lists thoroughly at least 7 times before he finalises it.  Someone knows better than the CM does I presume or could he be the holding on to the “FOOLS GOLD”

“50/50 Status Quo.??”

Lets keep it simple our informed source said to Natasha of audie 61. The reshuffle of the State cabinet especially with the assistant Ministers might be put to a hold BUT which is a strong possibility he might just add on to the 2 which he has revealed to the press earlier.

It goes without saying that the lobblying factor has already created unnecessary tension within the State BN component parties. Our source also has mentioned that the good office of Najib has advised that the FEEL GOOD FACTOR should also not be compromised but be maintained at all costs. Sources close to Najib is also pushing the state to have an earlier than expected State elections as the State opposition parties are yet to “gelled” as a unit. The oppostion might just be “CAUGHT WITH THEIR PANTS DOWN.”

The setting up of (ARBS) Parti Agenda Rakyat Bumiputera Sarawak by UMNO Sarawak  protem chairman is also a wake up call to the coalition partners that they need to be on guard against the seriousness of the opposition assault on the state. The protem Chairman also mentioned to audie61 that ,” Najib has said privately to certain quarters that he does not intend to be the shortest Prime Minister of Malaysia and he has taken a serious overview of the threat present.

Affendi even says that ,’Its the silencers that are killing the BN government and we know the rating is now 50/50. We are also helping to keep the state BN in its position with our eyes and ears on ground zero and they should not think we are for one moment trying to create tension within the BN family. Obviously,Affendi said many will say he “ONLY KACAU DAUN but BN needs all the assistance and not more enemies.

Already he said PKR YB Dominique has mentioned that “ARBS and PBB are the “same cut from the same cloth” It can only confuse and not contribute to the betterment of the political situation in Sarawak. So…at least he said with a laughter in his voice ,” that means PKR is worried as they do not need another group of BN members to contain with.”

So the lobbyists of the Assistant Ministers in the cabinet might just have aggravated the fragile situation in the state and the CM according to the innsiders are taking a 50/50 chance if he does tilt the balance of power. Its his prerogative for the appointments and the CM will not want to go into the next state elections with something he might just live to regret.

A Status quo will see him not using his JOKER and why does he need to change when the mechanism is well oiled and very much functional says his closest aide. The guessing game will keep everyone on edge to face the common enemy and prevent unnecessary sparks and political tensions. Its the CM’s call anyhow…..

“A Sarawak Advertisement…N19.”

This is not the first time nor it will be the last time*wink..wink* that I have a ” Friendly Chat ” with a political veteran. Was it a predetermined meeting..NO CHANCE..!! It must be the Constellations or maybe its even  predestined by the Almighty Creator,” Praise the Lord ” that his time is now or mine to advertise him.

How well do I really know him..? Am I falling for it.? Is there a bargain or a trap waiting to engulf me in flames.? Enough of the doubts and as clear as the deep sea waters this veteran politician seems well mannered with a touch of human ethics and is a class act. Our paths have crossed on numerous occasions and from what I have gathered from his close friends he does pack a dictionary full of good political knowhows in the government machinery.

Why now and why did he NOT come into my life when he was on top of his political game ? Is fhis a politicians way of using the Tools available to him to push himself back in the limelight when all seems losts and gone. Anwar Ibrahim is a good example.

The day after 30/8 a certain prominent Datin mentioned to me,”audie would you believe it ,even in my wildest dream we would never have thought that Anwar will come back and give BN many a sleepless night.”

OooH  O.K. forgive my longwindedness I am getting there and  the area in question is  first a Bidayuh Constituency in the heartland of Serian N19. The total votes stands at 15449 and the YB who has sitting in the chair for as long as I know and that must be nearly 20 years.

YB Frederick Bayoi is a charmer in PBB circles with his down to earth approach but lately there are voices within the area that he is beginning to loose some of the plot. Of course that could be personal or the oppositions way of trying to derail the man or even from the younger PBB boys and I person in question seems to be Martin Ben.(Don’t let YB Bayoi hear it from here..Ssshhh..)

Secondly who is this person I am advertising.. Here Goes the tremor..(droom droom droom -drum rolls please).. for it to be heard all the way to the PKR hierarchy in Kuala Lumpur as the person in question is a University mate of Anwar Ibrahim. He was in the Faculty of Academy of Arts while Anwar was in Malay Faculty Studies.

He  remembers Anwar very well when Anwar shown like a Beacon of light in the Speakers corner in Uni and especially so when Anwar spoke on the issues which he Champion,’ The Cause for the Baling Farmers in Kedah.

Need you all know more or is he doing the same like our old schoolmates of 1978 who are now putting together a Team to be given the opportunity to help Sarawak towards 2020.

The advertising Fee will come later I presume…ya right.. but there must be a reason why I see him in a different light to push him forward to even be considered a candidate in the next Sarawak State Elections. Anwar just consider him as a God Sent signal to you and do not just brush him off. (skeletons in the closet..???)

I’m sure your Information Chief See Chee How will know how to get hold of him or even PKR State Advisor and former Senator Michael Bong  will know how to rope him in.( Both of them from SNAP previously)

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.

He wrote it down his resume for me on the only blank piece of paper at the back of an Old German football odds paper dated 9/1/2009. I will keep it in a my security box just like I did for the PRS original membership lists. Maybe when Pakatan takes over the federal government in future I will tell them how the ROS made the decision and it must not be repeated for the honour of the civil service. The time will come don’t worry as Paul Kadang says as History has a way of appearing when you least expects.

He is 62 years of Age like Anwar of course still handsome he says.

  • He is Andrew Nyabe a Bidayuh. He holds a degree and Dip of Education from U.M.(1968-1971).
  • In 1972-1976 He served as a Upper  Secondary School Teacher(SMK Binatang & St. Thomas Secondary Kuching. 
  • 1977-1987 He served as a Political Secretary under the SNAP allocation.
  • 1977 served in Ministry of Communication and Works
  • 1978-1984 Local Government Ministry
  • 1984-1987 Land Development Ministry
  • Present Chairperson Koperasi Sdn.Bhd.

Impressive credentials and why is he not even in the local Bahagian PKR Committee. Maybe his credentials must have feared the people who are running the divisions. They always say Good People never make good in Politics and this could be a Clear Cut of putting his experience in a COLD BOX till someone DIVINE opens it .

It seems a retired Police Officer by the name of Akaw Norijeb recruited the following persons for the PKR Bahagian and the Chairman is Encik Ramli,Secretary Max Sunting Treasure Sapiee bin Chiniong. ( politics huh!!!)

I am a Division Chief and I know very well that it does happen in divisional committees but in POLITICS it is selfishness which usually pushes one up the ladder of success. I am lucky enough to have a great team of members who are very cooperative and we push for Team efforts instead of individualism. The MU team is a living example and Alex Ferguson knows how to deal with THE BIGGER THAN LIFE OR VERY GUNGHO FOOTBALL SUPERSTARS

Andrew has helped many people to acheive the YB status but it seems what he is lacking is,” ALL HIS DEAR AND SUPPOSEDLY CLOSE FRIENDS FORGOT ABOUT PUSHING HIM UP AFTER THEY HAVE MADE IT.”

The same goes for a number of aspiring politicians in PKR they forget that its not them that put them there but the people surrounding them and the voters in the constituency. I remember how one senior PKR politician who said to me that in YB Dominiques greatest chance to be YB he was helped by Anwar who saw where the votes were and how he pushed them to get the votes.

If not for Anwar there is no YB Dominique today. He will still be trying to be a YB I suppose and maybe in 2011. But its destiny and maybe Andrews destiny is about to be written as he will be seated if all goes well in one of the 108 YB rooms available in the new DUN building.(at the moment there are only 71 seats to be contested)

So whats so special about Andrew.? He told me Its the struggle of his people (mosts of them say the same thing hik hik hik) which he would like to address in his twilight years and hopes that the GODS will answer his prayers. He is always on the ground in the constituency and this advertisement on him will be like a lottery won by PKR as I will have done him justice and if Anwar does call him for a FRIENDLY CHAT that will be 1 less out of the 6 seats in the Bidayuh hinterland to capture.

Its up to PKR now as I know for well that a lot of the former BN political secretaries are now been closely watched by the present BN State administration. So PKR dont tell me after 2011 elections that you did not listen to this Sarawak advertisement. Dont regret and say later IF ONLY…………….I have made my stance here and See Chee How the almighty creator has bestowed upon you to give Andrew at least an audience if not Anwar will have known you just let him past through the NET…

 Political advertisement N19 Frederick Bayoi is already looking over his shoulder ..I’m sure Andrews closest friend former District Officer Roland Abot will even vouch that PKR is definedly a loser if Andrew is not even CALLED UP OR CONSIDEREDfor an interview……

.Now then you wouldn’t like to let Anwar down do you…???