The early morning calls this morning concerned Sarawak DCM Jabu .The headlines didnt help him much as it implicates,”Many Quarters believe Jabu is CM Material.” Tun Rahman former Chief Minister and Uncle to Taib has put the cat among the pigeons when he said,”Since Jabu was PBB Deputy President he was in effect a representative of all races in Sarawak and therefore the bests person to become Chief Minister.
There was a lot of reactions and former Deputy Chief Minister Daniel Tajem even challenged the state to make Jabu the next Chief Minister. Even SNAP President Edwin Dundang chipped in a few words by saying,”it would be an achievement for the Dayak Community if Jabu ever become Chief Minister.”
DCM Jabu was quick to put a stop to all the speculations as the situation might just get out of hand. He issued a statement ,” At this point in time, replacement and succession of the Sarawak chief minister should not arise and should not be speculated upon,” Jabu, who is Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy-president, said in a statement today.
“I have consistently and publicly said that I have full confidence in the very capable, fair, competent and visionary leadership of Abdul Taib as Sarawak chief minister, and fully support his continued leadership as chief minister,” he said, adding that he was fully committed to work as a team player in PBB and Barisan Nasional (BN).
Over the past ten years there has been names being put forward to succeed Taib Mahmud. The names of Adenan Satem,Effendi Norwawi,Abang Johari,Awang Tengah and Sulaiman Taib just very recently has rolled off the tongues of most political analysts. These names will continue to be touted as possible successors as the Puppet Masters continue to pull the strings.
Jabu has flatly denied with the statement above but can we rule him out when the time comes? The Puppet Masters will ink their approval on the CHOSEN SUCCESSOR..