Gawai 2010″Sharing and Time For Reflections”

Its that time of the year again when the dayak community celebrate the “GAWAI DAYAK” with their love ones,families and their parents. In Sarawak June 1st has been Officially declared a Public Holiday where all walks of life will be celebrating this joyous occasion.

Audie61 and the management team would also like to take this opportunity to wish all their friends,supporters,allies,FELLOW SARAWAK BLOGGERS a very ‘ Happy Gawai Dayak ″ Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai

Its also a time for reflections and to move on to a more healthy lifestyle and  also to share the love of  the community spirit and togetherness to everyone.

HAPPY GAWAI HOLIDAYS……….. 

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Malaysia B.S.”Reality Sucks..!!”

Many would take the acronym of B.S.literally.However in this context we take it as Malaysia-Betting and Subsidies. There has been so much protests and anger from all walks of life  pertaining to these two” BIG ONES

 Either one could see the beginning of an end to the ruling government in any other country except in Malaysia.

The prophesy of R.A.H.M.A.N. was also received through an email to audie61 plus a hosts of other emails and smses. One of them included that Idris Jala should go back to his corporate life instead of mixing politics and economics just to blind the people.

How can Malaysia be a developed nation by 2020 when our Minister In PM’s department says,”WE will be BANKRUPT by 2019..??”This shocking declaration goes against the grain of past announcements of economic health and growth.

Does this make sense..?? Has he given the death kneel to the BN government and read the last rites..?? He is obviously not a politician and he should not be in the PMs department as he has drove FEAR INTO EVERY WALKING AND LIVING MALAYSIANS.” Of course we know very well that the TRUTH HURTS and REALITY SUCKS.

Even a staunch BN supporter was feeling aggrieved not only with the subsidies but also the betting issue. This is truly giving the Opposition an extra card and a GOLDEN JOKER to push the BN to the brink of surrendering.

We have to contain with the Betting issue and the Football licensing given to the Berjaya Group. The truth of the matter is that Islam together with other religions forbids gambling and here we are Malaysia an Islamic country giving away a football betting license where even China,Thailand and Vietnam doesnt issue such licenses. Where is the logic..?? Please for goodness sake, do not compare with Singapore as it is an Advanced nation already.

Do they care about the Barisan National Government?

http://www.malaysiakini.tv/video/19405/thousands-rally-against-sports-betting.html

 They only care for the short term profits and if BN falls they will already make their billions and even moved on to another country. Is it fair for the rests of the country?

Your God Given Conscience will even make you come out to protests on the street if the law allows you to do conduct a PEACEFUL PROTESTS.

These companies only care for their own BARISAN POCKETS and not Barisan National as a whole.

The cut in subsidies to save RM103 billiuon in 5 years is a noble idea but surely it is in the ruling Governments Hands to deliberate such measures before making it public. Would Foreign Investments jump the queue to Malaysia when there is a Statement of Malaysia going to be Bankrupt by 2019. REALITY SUCKS but it is absolutely bad economic publicity for the country.This could also go down as one of the worst calls the ruling BN government has ever made.

Now it so much easier for the Opposition to engage and get to the people and voters. Just an example would be,”TIME TO CHANGE THIS GOVERNMENT BEFORE YOU AND ME AND THE COUNTRY GOES BANKRUPT” and also “GAMBLING IS FORBIDDEN IN ISLAM

These captions posted and distributed everyway will be so much a problem for the BN grassroots/echelon leaders to address. Its a good 50%/50% left or right swing depending on the mindset of the people. The People Power will be too strong for even the BN machinery to overcome and it will play right into the arms of the Pakatan.

Reality Sucks and the present BN Government must be able to look at ways to overcome these hurdles. There are so many ways to put the country back to its glory days when everyone was going about doing their own business and minding politics. BN must get the FEEL GOOD FACTOR back before they look at short term gains to bail the country out the DOLDRUMS.

The people will surely have their final say in the ballot boxes come GE13. Honestly,it will take a herculean tasks for the present BN government to be still in power if the issues at hand are not strategically dealt with.

The signs are already bad as it is and the RURAL folks are the first to suffer if the oil prices continue to rise. Food and commodities prices hardly comes down when it goes up and the ordinary middle class citizens will have to bear the consequences. Football betting will hit hard on many families as compulsive gambling and losses will surely give rise to more unwanted and unnecessary crimes.

Pakatan will exploit it to the fullest on these two BIG ISSUES and its already up to the BN Government to stamp it out or COOL MATTERS DOWN by informing the MALAYSIAN PUBLIC that the country will not go BANKRUPT by 2019 and also that the Football betting license has been revoked. The BN Government will be rests assured that it will not face a greater tsunami than 308 if all other pressing issues besides these two BIG ONES are carefully and meticulously looked into.

If not the whole country will say back to BN..REALITY SUCKS……………

SPDP “Mawans Perfect Gawai..”

There is a saying that does not need to be reemphasised especially when it comes to someone who has all the kind words even when ‘dirt is thrown towards him.”. Is he for REAL..?? Leaders are born into this category and there are only very few who can swallow the pride and take it on the chin. No, audie61 is not writing about the Biography of William Mawan President of SPDP.

It was all too perfect and the press/media were all pressing for a quick reaction after the SPDP SC today. First he thanked the press and when these words came out from a reporter on site,”What will happen to the 5 YBs” Wow! Pheeeew !! Dush! Duuusshh..!Pretty sure there were expecting an “EXPLOSION OF WORDS” He answered with a genuine smile on his face “ What 5..Nothing has happened to the 5Ybs and they are still very much in the SPDP family.

Not getting the killer news one other reporter hoping to get a KICK especially with the World Cup 2010 a good 15 days away asked,”Will we see New Faces in SPDP lineup for the upcoming State elections? 

 Mawan said lets wish every one a Perfect Gawai including all the reporters present here and then when we sit together in the BN Supreme Council we will all decide on the Credible Candidates. The mosts important thing is SPDP must be ready with its machinery and on top of that the BN Solidarity Night will be on the 17th July 2010.

The 5 Ybs will be celebrating Gawai this year and they will be watching the World cup which will commence from June 11th till the Finals on July 11 2010.  A political watcher mentioned to audie61 “Isn’t that sufficient time for the 5 to finish their soul searching and reciprocate to Mawan come the Solidarity Night on the 17th July 2010…??” Mawan has been a cool gentleman even though so much has swept up towards his face and MY DEAR GOD… no one could asks for more than that. What would you have done..??

The World Cup will have a winner come July 11th 2010. In this SPDP 5 separatists misadventure there is also a clear winner and that ” would be ” Barisan National Sarawak.

 The President of SPDP is already a Winner as far as the press,members and the BN coalition is concerned.

Have you got any other questions..??

“35 years On…Have we changed..??”

Fancy this…?? After 35 years I found my long lost friend.Where else..? In the internet in Facebook. Times have changed and in this technological savvy world we have to use whatever resources and ways to STAY AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION. 

This today could be my mosts useless piece I have ever written on audie61 but who cares..!! Even Simon Cowell (American Idol Judge) has his dark moods where everything seems a no and a no.

audie61 hasn’t got over the fact that yesterday an old friend had a right all go at one of our ministers. It was headline news,’ Talking behind lorries with microphone.” by the DAP. He said to me ‘What if the DAP becomes government and the PBB minister had to do it that way..??” Over 50 years BN has been in power and they are telling people that they should not do this or do that.

Just remember the whole world is changing and people cannot be fooled anymore. The YBs are people representative  and they should be on the ground and not so high in the clouds as if nobody can touch them. It’s time to wake up  and BN better take heed.

Even today at breakfast one of my source said,” SUPP losts because they were not united and one of the senior Ministers in SUPP openly said that DAP will push the knife further in if we dont wake up.It could be the beginning of the end for once a great party but 50 years down the road they forget who are the grassroots and forget to listen to even the smallest of problem.”

In the Facebook and thanks to the creators of this wonderful programme that we can make use of this to find our long lost friends. 35 years is not a short period and to absolutedly lost touch and to able to communicate again is JUST WONDERFUL AND FABULOUS. You will be asking me next..Who huh! Must be somebody special.Of course it is and tears just rolled of my cheeks when I saw the photo.Brilliant..!!

BN as the government of the day should look into connecting the world to Malaysia further with access to the rural areas where even the most inaccessible place in Malaysia can enjoy this facility. DAP is right they make use of whatever presents them while it seems the BN has overlooked the tinest details.

The heartbeat of the nation is People Power and the people would love to see like what the PM practise walking with the people. (Some even say PM is putting himself at risks and should not do it.. huh! how narrowminded!) Unfortunatedly the majority of the YBs and MPs forget where they come from. No use me knocking them down and its up to PM Najib to sort his troops out.

The frustrations of the people will turn to protests in the ballot boxes and  if BN does not feel the pulse of the nation even FACEBOOK cannot save them. Its a wake up call the Sibu losts to the BN says a youth exco of the ruling BN government. We need to take it by the chin and move on and like a fighter we will not give up easily.     

Its time the elder leaders in BN entrust the youth and harness their potential. By gripping on to power too long will not only see BN losing touch with the people but also eventually be wiped out if we are not careful. 

Governments around the whole has changed dramatically and BN is really lucky that there are examples to follow. We need now to see how we learn from the opposition and do it better and make it happen.

Alright,we have more wrinkles on our faces,maybe less hair and put on a bit of weight but deep down we know that we as Malaysians want our country to progress with change and stay ahead as always like when we use to say,” MALAYSIA BOLEH.” Its yours Malaysia for you and me  and whoever gets it right be it 35 years on finding another friend be it.It’s 1Malaysia in heart and spirit if we are challenged by another country or attacked  thats for sure..

Have you changed and thought about it..? Oh no,that was rubbish I wrote but this is a blog right..?

DAP Sarawak 9 Points,”Ending Taib Rule ..??”

DAP Sarawak appears to be on Cloud 9 after last weeks P212 victory in the byelections. Now the State committee has even come out with 9 Points to lead the PR 4 coalition in its ‘war”against BN4. A few days ago Pakatan has also adopted “Sarawaks football very own 90s War Cry -Ngap Sayot.

Today DAP Sarawak has issued a manifesto called “Sarawak for Change – The Sibu Declaration” On one hand they are also copying and using a famous chant from the terraces similar to Singapores Kallang Roar with Sarawaks very own “Ngap Sayot”

 Lest we forget to tell them “It also had the BlackCat as the mascot and it had also the 3 mysterious rings circling and floating above the round bowl of water..??”. Will Pakatan adopt some kind of ‘PEOPLE MAGIC…??” Will we know..?? Or will there be another similar ” Joan of Arc” personality leading the charge..??

 DAP with its Enough is Enough will be hoping that its a new future for Sarawak and Malaysia. BN will surely counter the 9 Points manifesto and it will be up to the Peoples Power to see who will still lead the State after the next Sarawak State Elections. DAP will need to work hard and not to take one victory as a signal for Peoples Trust on them. The bubble will also burst and BN will also not take it lying down after losing P212 Sibu.

The main points raised in the declaration were:

 

1. Good governance = no more Taib

“Taib’s family through Cahaya Mata Sarawak (CMS) and other crony companies control the most lucrative contracts and businesses, impoverishing the rakyat while making life difficult for small businesses.”

Stressing that Taib will have been in office for three decades by next year, the declaration promises good governance, adding, “It’s time that we take the mandate back from Taib and herald a new era of reform and rejuvenation for Sarawak.”

2. Equal partnership

The party promises equal partnership in political coalition and in federal-state relations. They contrast Sarawak BN whose “sole purpose … is to prop up Taib’s empire. Nationally, resource-rich Sarawak has been given a raw deal.”

3. CAT governance

The DAP promises belief in the principles of ‘Competency, Accountability and Transparency’ (CAT) governance.

“We listen and engage with all citizens, not just those with the money. Less corruption means more for everyone. Sarawak is rich.

“By having open tender to all government procurements, timber extraction licenses and alienation of state lands for commercial and plantation purposes, all Sarawakians will be richer.”

4. Senior citizens’ bonus

“When DAP and Pakatan Rakyat become the Government of Sarawak, all Sarawakians above 60 years of age will receive a minimum of RM400 per annum in appreciation of their contribution to the state.”

5. Hardcore poverty

The declaration promises “an annual RM 80 million allocation from the State budget will be set up to eradicate hardcore poverty in Sarawak.”

6. Education

The DAP also promises “all schools regardless of background will be given allocations according to needs as practised in Penang, Selangor and Kelantan,” should they take over the state government.

7. Oil royalty

“Pakatan Rakyat National Common Policy Platform commits to provide Sarawak 20 percent in oil royalties from Petronas, instead of the current 5 percent, if Pakatan Rakyat wins federal power.”

8. Land reform

It also promises, should Pakatan assume state government, “all NCR land will be surveyed and titles (communal and individual) issued while all expiring leases will be unconditionally renewed. With lands accessible to the people and not cronies, we believe that the great economic potential of Sarawak will be unleashed.”

9. Investing in the future

The final declaration vows to pay “serious attention” to the flood problems in the state, as well as invest in “human capital and infrastructure,” promising free WiFi to “move Sarawak into a knowledge state.”

Football 39 Years “There are Back”

Blackpool 9 years ago was on the brink to drop out of the Football League. Now they are back in the Land of ‘Milk and Honey” the Premier League. Cardiff City was expected to join West Bromwich and Newcastle into the Promised Land but at Wembley it did not happen. Ian Hollaway the Blackpool Manager outwitted Dave Jones Cardiff Manager with his teams enthusiasm and never say die attitude even though they were twice behind.

Cardiff City has been in the the news as a consortium from Malaysia has bought into the shares of the club and expected them to be in the Premiership. Extracted statement,” Vincent Tan and his group’s recent purchase of a controlling stake in Cardiff City (by the way, Cardiff City is in the playoff for the Premier League) … and all of a sudden,The potential upside to a Cardiff City promotion is tremendous. It’s not going to be taps that we are going to open, it’s going to be floodgates .”

However it turned out to be a momentous day for Blackpool and we saw a scintillating game and a dramatic game with 5 goals in the first half. Blakcpool won 3-2 and many congratulations to them.

The consortium will need to bear with Championship Football for another season or more as Cardiff City will do well to even come as close as to even sniff Wembley turf. It gets even harder as there are always an “Indian Sign” hanging over the Wembley Play-off Losers.

It isn’t always rosy for any company to take over a football club riddled with debts eventhough the facilities are all  first class.The structure might be in place but Cardiff will need more than a miracle worker or consortium to make her dream of Premiership Football alive. Back door through Football bookies or betting syndicates could just be an answer.Hmmm.

But British Football will not easily fall prey to what happened to Malaysian Football at its pinnaclein the 90’s. Whoever thinks that football is short term fast gains better just use their money some where else where it could generate faster gains.

The recent headline news of “Sports Betting License Approval” by the Malaysian Government was also to assist the consortium to advertise the company responsible as millions usually tune in every weekend to follow the Premeirship. This indeed is a Dampener and ‘Bad News” as far as Advertising Action Plans goes. However to the opposition voices in the legalised betting saga this Blackpool Win is a Blessing in disguise.

Blackpool for 39 years have lived their dream and today they have not only joined the Big Boys but the Reality is that they are Back to where they should be. The whole town and the community will welcome the Chelseas,MUs,Arsenals and Liverpools to Bloomfield Road (home ground) and they will  enjoy every minute of it in the 2010-2011 season.

 Cardiff City and the new partners so near and yet so far.They had expected a 90 Million Pounds Windfall by going to the Premiership but Blackpool Won on the Day……