Sabah Updates P185:-“No Show Debate”

The turnout of the 3,000 over crowd at the Dewan Hakka for the debate between Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Sri Musa Haji Aman is an indication, it seems that SAPP have the edge in the P.185 Batu Sapi parliamentary by election. Musa who is also the Sabah BN Chairman has earlier refused the debate challenge issued by Yong denouncing Yong a being power crazy.

In recent ceramahs and election rallys, even Deputy Prime MInister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin (who had people walking out during his speech) and Pakatan Rakyat Supreme Leader Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim has not attracted big crowd unlike in Peninsular Malaysia. This has the Party Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) scrambling to ensure a full capacity in the same Dewan Hakka for the supreme leader rally tonight.

Earlier PKR candidate Ansari Abdullah tried to attend the debate between Yong and Musa but upon hearing the no show of Musa, he waited outside and subsequently went on his campaign.

BN campaign is picking up the momentum after earlier hiccups of poor co-ordination between the various BN component parties. Their candidate Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin is more confident of herself albeit her poor command of Bahasa Malaysia. PKR Ansari campaign has been largely in the bumiputra dominated area leaving the Chinese area to DAP and the large presence of their non local campaigners.

While PKR and SAPP are slugging it out against one another, BN is going about its own business of propaganda’s of bringing development under the 1 Malaysia agenda. With the two opposition parties in mud-slinging contest, the pundits are putting their money on BN to defend the seat which was held by the late Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah who died in a fatal motorbike accident.

But then again as in football, nothing is for sure until the final whistle. So will the crowd turn out tonight for PKR in Dewan Hakka?

(Snap shots of Yong Teck lee Campaigning)


By-Elections “Bookie Odds…?”

Both these byelections have turned the bookies world into a frenzy.P185 had BN giving a headstart of 2000 votes earlier winning only 90 cents and now it hass dropped drastically to BN giving 500 (95 cents either way). What has happened? Many issues have been brought up and it seems the tables are turning towards a marginal win for BN or SAPP.

Over in Kelantan the euphoria of winning the Malaysia Cup for the first time in the States history has not affected the odds with PAS giving a headstart ot BN of 500 votes losing 85 cents. The football team has done the state proud and now the people of Kelantan will focus their minds on who will be the representative of N45. PAS holds 38 out of the 45 State seats while BN holds 6 with PKR 1 seat. The latest odds for Kelantan is PAS 500 votes headstart winning 80 cents.

Its anyone’s guess at the moment and the bookies odds are determined also by groundfeedbacks from various sources. Polling day is 4th of November and there is still time to ensure a shift for votes.  

NO ONE HAS WON YET. WHO WILL BE TAKE THE WHEEL….!!

Idris “They are Back..”

It’s Free Gated Territory Yahoo..!!!!

No wonder the robbers and criminals are in hiding.Its the same time,same place,same tactics One month of Idris Jala’s NKRA (national key results area) show. Its measurables and results just to ensure that the country’s objectives are met. He could be out of a job soon….hik hik hik

Those living in the Samarahan areas are all inconvenient daily for the next couple of weeks. Other areas in the country are experiencing the same predicament.

There has been cars breaking down,tempers flaring,and cursing the man in blue and also Idris Jala the person/minister  who many still is convinced that he should still be working in SHELL or never left MAS instead of in the government.

Next he should introduce Touch and Go cards for those residents living in the inconvenient zones and create a separate lane.hahaha.That way BN ruling government might just win back some losts VOTES. 

 Maybe not, the criminal minds might just decide to even produce similar ones.

Well,you decide………………

 

 

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PKR Candidate “Masuk Air Sekali Lagi..??”

What has happened to PKR candidate for P185 Ansari? He must have stepped on someones shoes and they have put a curse on him. Maybe the third time he should and must just jump into the sea to wash away all the ” EVIL WATER  SPIRITS ”  hik hik hik

Halloween just around the corner ..31st October just remind him

(The report below courtesy of  an internet portal)

Ansari falls into the sea… again

By Clara Chooi
October 29, 2010
Ansari (holding on to platform in the water) with his campaign workers after the tumble. – Picture by Jack Ooi

 

BATU SAPI, Oct 29 — It was second time unlucky for PKR candidate Ansari Abdullah when he tumbled into seawater after a wooden walkway leading to a Kampung Gas home here gave way.

Ansari, who was on his campaign walkabout in the fishing village, fell several meters into murky seawater just as he was about to step into a villager’s home.

He had been trailing behind Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim who unlike him made it without wetting himself.

Ansari, in his attempt to break his fall, managed to cling on to the wooden platform’s edge before tumbling into the water.

Several other campaign assistants right behind him, followed him into the water. He was later rescued by villagers who used a ladder to help him climb to safety. Ansari, clearly shaken, left the village shortly after the incident for a medical check-up.

“I am fine but it is just for precaution,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He added that this was proof of the decrepit conditions of Batu Sapi villages.

“Their walk to their home daily is like a walk through a field of land mines,” he said.

Two days ago, Ansari took his first tumble when he was visiting Api-Api island off the coast of Sandakan.

During that incident, Ansari fell after a wooden platform attached to the jetty gave way and collapsed into the sea.

P185 Batu Sapi..”Broadband Penetration ..??”

No wonder…!!! Bugi Wijaya gone missing. Or did he fall like PKR candidate Ansari Abdullah together with NTV7 Journalists  into the sea after a wooden jetty they were on collapsed.? He was uncontactable and he told us that the Broadband Penetration in Sabah is Unforgivable.(…shoots)

Seems that the initiative of Maxis skyway VSAT together with a local based company for pinpoint mobile coverage for the rural communities has yet to be fully realised. Some journalists were also finding difficulties in getting their FEEDS across and are getting irritated. Maybe after the byelections the government will need to refocus their directions. Its a vital link to make Sabah and Malaysia a developed nation by 2020.

The stories also coming out from Bugi as he talked on the phone was also seems Yong Teck Lee is beginning to come on top and PKR has losts certain edge as mosts of their machinery are not led by locals(from Sandakan) Linda Tsens handicap seems to be her language and a bit too soft.

A BN YB sms to audie61″BN should be able to make it.Chinese leaning towards SAPP.Bumi shd go to BN.PKR have pblem,He is from Tuaran and he is contesting in Sandakan.Already 2 times in contest and both  lost…”

In Sandakan

 

All the hotels are fully booked with every single flights available arriving into Sandakan occupied.  The battle line has been draw with more than 26 nomination papers being sold by the Elections Commission in Sabah for the P.185 Batu Sapi seat parliamentary by election. 

Although there will be two by election held concurrent at the same time(the other being the State seat of Galas in Kelantan), the whole nation is watching Batu Sapi closely.  This is the bastion of Barisan Nasional (BN) “fixed deposit” where it was Sabah and Sarawak which ensured the Federal Government stayed in the hands of BN in the last general elections.

The stakes are high for BN in its preparation for the Sarawak State election which will have to be held by next year.  The Batu Sapi by election is an opportunity for BN to quash ground gained by the opposition from its victory in the last Sibu by election.

The stakes are even higher for Director of Operation Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman who is also the Chief Minister of Sabah.  As the head of the state BN, he must ensure the seat is won with an improved majority of more 3,708 votes from the last election.

It is an open secret that things has not been well with some state component parties not being happy with the Chief Minister leadership.  They have been seen moving around together with a senior state UMNO leader who has been speculated by many quarter will be the man called upon to replace Musa as the next Chief Minister.  For the record under Musa’s firm leadership Sabah has developed progressively and this has seen the state reserved improved to RM3 billion compared to previous leadership.

With BN Chairman, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak blunt warning to all UMNO leaders on changes he will be making in the near future during the recent UMNO annual general meeting, only a united BN in Batu Sapi will be able to deliver the safe seat to BN.  However, this remains to be seen with a faction walking out of the hall in apparent protest when the BN candidate Datin Tsen Thau Lin was announced by Musa on Sunday. Whether this is genuine protest by the grassroots or is there an unseen hand with a bigger agenda of toppling the Chief Minister will be known on polling day 4 November 2010.

The parliamentary seat of Batu Sapi felled vacant due to the tragic accident of its incumbent the late Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah.  It is expected to be a 3 corner fight with Pakatan Rakyat will be fielding its Tuaran Chief Ansari Abdullah and local Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) will be fielding its President Datuk Yong Teck Lee

Where will the ‘Lim Guan Eng of Sarawak’ stand ?

audie61’s has the pleasure to introduce our new Political Correspondent Tiger Liew with his first article:-

In Semenanjung Malaysia, they have Lim Guan Eng, in Sarawak, we have Chong Chieng Jen.

Like the Lims dominate the DAP in the west, the Chong family wields great influence over the state DAP in Sarawak. They may even be nursing the confidence that Chieng Jen is now unbeatable. Maybe even a future Chief Minister of Sarawak. It has happened in Penang with Lim Guan Eng, hasn’t it?

In politics, perception is more powerful than reality. They believe they will win in the long run.

So far, things have been going Chieng Jen’s way. The second term MP for Bandar Kuching rode the waves of discontent against SUPP in the state election of 2006, narrowly beating Alfred Yap Chin Loi and winning the new seat of Kota Sentosa.

We do not know how Alfred Yap felt after his loss but we can guess. He had of course been asked to give up his relatively safe Batu Kawah seat then and be the knight in shining armor riding into Kota Sentosa.

But if you believe the whispers on the ground, Yap has been quietly campaigning since the day he lost.  The word is that Yap will love and relish the chance to win his SUPP party’ nomination. He must be itching for a second round in Kota Sentosa.

If Yap does get nominated for a second time in Kota Sentosa, will he get the chance to meet Chong again?

For Chong, he has already proven his point when he fell Assistant Minister Yap in Kota Sentosa. He has bigger fishes to fry. The DAP has always been proud that their leaders (for example Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng) can parachute anywhere into Chinese majority areas and win. The elder Lim has proven it many times by winning in Melaka, Perak and Penang.

Will Chong defend his Kota Sentosa seat next time round?

Or will he go off and slay a new dragon somewhere else. Let his lieutenant fight Kota Sentosa? If the DAP can still tap the Chinese voters’ anger, Chong will be a hero and prove his worth by charging into the enemy’s stronghold. He will be able to hold his head high among his colleagues in Semenanjung Malaysia if he gains another state seat elsewhere.

But where?

If Chong chooses to fight another seat, one likely and logical place is the neighboring seat of Batu Kawah. He has been known to be making the rounds there.

And shhhhh,  the SUPP Batu Kawah hacks are scared shit about the prospect of a “Chong vs Tan Joo Phoi” fight. They would be, wouldn’t they? At the moment, See Chee How of PKR is claiming the chance to fight Batu Kawah. But if Chong drops in, the calculus will be much different.

So, will Chong leave Kota Sentosa for Batu Kawah?  Will he prove his worth and live up to the nickname they have given him: “Idol of the Chinese urban youth

Don’t forget, you heard about this first from the Tiger. Grrrr

P185 “Rose Among the Thorns”

It is just an idiomatic expression says Cindy of audie61 from Sandakan. The locals are warming up to Linda Tsen and many are saying that the BN coup “sympathy votes ‘might see her winning comfortably.

It’s going to be tough and hard work as SAPP Yong and PKR Ansari are not lightweights but the sentiments of the people might just be enough for BN to see her winning on the basis of her late husbands good work as MP.

The Batu Sapi nomination day has been set for tomorrow at the Sandakan community centre near here while polling day is on November 4.

Batu Sapi has 25,582 voters, including 1,535 postal voters.

The constituency near Sandakan comprises 15,099 Muslim Bumiputeras (59 per cent of the voters); 9,737 Chinese (38 per cent); 698 non-Muslim Bumiputeras (2.69 per cent); and 57 others (0.22 per cent).

ITS ALL SET FOR NOMINATIONS DAY.

Updates:-BN/PKR P185 Batu Sapi

Sabah Political Correspondent Bugi Wijaya ( Sunday 1.00pm)

Sandakan :  Reliable sources has confirmed that the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the parliamentary seat of P.185 Batu Sapi will Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin, the wife of the late MP Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah.  The announcement which will be made at 2.00pm  by the BN Sabah Chairman YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman will pit a new comer against a giant in Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee who will also be contesting the seat.

Sandakan has been a hive of activities with Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) having its Sabah State National Delegates Conference at the community centre here. BN leaders and supporters have also been arriving to lend a hand in the campaign for the by-election.

Pakatan Rakyat Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is also expected in Sandakan to announce their candidate in making it a minimum three corner fight for the seat which fell vacant following the fatal accident of the incumbent.
 

latest:-
It is believe Sabah Parti KeAdilan Rakyat (PKR) has reach a consensus on who will be their candidate for the parliamentary seat P.185 Batu Sapi. The de factor leader of PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who arrived in Sandakan on the earliest flight are in a meeting with PKR DIrector for Election Fuziah Salleh, PKR Batu Sapi Chief Hasnar Ibrahim, Sabah PKR Chief Ahmad Tamrin. Also in the meeting is PKR Tuaran Chief Ansari Abdullah who is expected to be the chosen one for PKR.

P185 Batu Api-Updates

Political correspondent Bugi Wijaya in Sandakan

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) today announced its President Datuk Yong Teck Lee as the candidate for the parliament seat of P.185 Batu Sapi. The announcement made in conjunction with the opening of the new SAPP Sandakan office saw the presence of former PKR division leader Datuk Nahalan Damsal who supported the SAPP to contest the seat.

The SAPP campaign is expected to be spearhead by former State Finance Minister Datuk Mohd Noor Mansor will see a keenly contest tussle for the seat by BN, PKR and SAPP. Both BN and PKR are expected to announce their candidate tomorrow but with more than 20 forms being sold by the Election Commission Malaysia, it is expected there will some aspiring independents offering themselves as alternative.

The contest will served a platform for every parties to test their strength given the current political climate of Sabah being a fixed asset for BN. As claim by Yong, there are a possibilities of three scenarios. One, BN victory with votes more then the combined of opposition parties; two, BN victory with less than the combined votes for the opposition and three either opposition party wins. In the first scenario, everyone would have to go back to the drawing board and re-strategize again. Two the opposition would have to sit down to discuss on proper seats sharing and three BN is finished.

With SAPP announcement all eyes would now be on who are the PKR and BN candidates ? It is getting interesting here.

Another insider news just received from Sabah has this ;-BN will have a very testing and tough fight against Yong Teck Lee. The ground is in favour of the former CM but many “goodies” will be thrown in which will benefit the people of P185.

Breaking News:-P185 Batu Sapi

At 9.35am our SAPP insider said it’s confirmed. Yong Teck Lee President of SAPP will be the candidate for the upcoming by election P185 for SAPP. Its a clear sign and a test for the slogan,’Sabah for Sabahans” which SAPP has been using eversince they broke away from the BN coalition.

It is now 100% confirmed that Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) will contest the Batu Sapi parliamentary seat in the 13th by-election to be held in Malaysia.

The seat  fell vacant with the demise of the incumbent Datuk Edmund Chong in a superbike accident involving a Mercedes Benz S320.

The nomination has been set at 26 October with polling on the 4 November 2010.