BN 6 Pakatan 8

No matter how one analyses the Tenang by election its clear that BN has close the gap on Pakatans earlier runaway wins  in by elections. Another victory under their belt means that BN has now 6 and with Merlimau by-elections in a months time the gap is closing.

The BN will have the feel good factor with them and its up to Pakatan to deny them another victory. The BN will point to correcting the wrongs by the former adminstration and will be confident that the people will give the BN a renewed mandate in the coming GE13.

Pakatan will need to rediscover their form and come up with a winning strategy in  order to keep their faint hopes and dimming lights alive to see that their dreams of Putrajaya is within reach.

The registered voters will have their final say on who runs the country after the next GE. It is up to the present government and the opposition to present itself as the guardian of the peoples trusts when the final votes are tallied. The truth is …….


BN to Pakatan “Exchanging Places..??”

These two names Gobalakrishnan ( Padang Serai PKR MP) and Tedcwin Ngumbang (PRS deputy Information Chief) at the bests of times are very useful to their respective coalitions.

They both are at anytime politicians who will kick up a storm to create chaos which will benefit their parties and ensures it stays very relevant. Both are considered too very useful and are straight talkers and has no regrets in opening their mouths to lambast if they see that their CITIZENS RIGHTS are being suppressed.

However due to their characters and personalites many will not take kindly to their ways. It is with deep regret though that their leaders have to remain silent and to let them go to please the majority. Tedewin in an sms said,”I am only a mosquito and leaving PRS will not hamper them. However it a very big sacrifice for me.”

 A PKR sympathiser cheekily said,”Maybe now Gobala can go to Sarawak without much hindrance and meet his adopted Parents in Kapit. Surely leaving PKR opens his doors and the immigration will close an eye to him.”

Both of them leaving PKR and PRS respectively are breaking news and many will capitalise on it. The reports can be seen by clicking here:-



Tenang Over,Merlimau March 6th

After this weekends Johor Tenang by elections the focus will turn to Malacca.

The Election Commission decided tonight to hold the Merlimau by-election on March 6.

Nomination day for the Malacca state seat is February 26. It is the 15th by-election since Election 2008.The seat fell vacant after the incumbent, Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Datuk Mohamad Hidhir Abu Hasan, 54, died on January 20.

In the 1999, BN won with a majority of 2,252 votes, 2004 (5,087 votes) and 2008 with 2,154 votes.Mohamad Hidhir, who was also a state executive councillor, defeated PAS’s Jasme Tompang in the March 2008 general election.

DAP “SUPP Need not Answer…”

It seems that the Samarahan Sarawak International Medical centre is being questioned by the Sarawak DAP. Does SUPP need to answer..??

We are not trying to cover the party but it seems that the DAP Assemblyman and MP has all the answers in his hands. Is he probing to find the truth or is he trying to score political points especially attacking Dr Sim Kui Hian who SUPP has just identified to stand in the Pending State Constituency.

Logically Chong has all the answers as per this report from the internet portal,”The total cost of the hospital three years ago was about RM400 million, but I have heard that this has jumped to over RM600 million,”

Moreover he continued,”Chong said the hospital has turned out to be the most expensive in Malaysia, if the total cost of construction was RM400 million as reported and the number of beds at 168 were to be taken into account.”Based on calculations, the cost of one bed in the hospital will be RM3.2 million, way above the RM500,000 per bed Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai mentioned last year.

He went on to say,””The people demand transparency on the part of the BN government, and Dr Sim is in the best position to let the people know.”

DAP Chong it seems that you have the answers and you are just going for Sim as he will be the candidate for SUPP. There is a time and place for all this and the DUN ,PAC,ceramahs sounds the most appropriate avenue. Don’t you think so..??

DAP Chong has even elevated himself  another notch to put his party in a good light and his report card will be impeccable when he said,” DAP did not oppose the construction of more hospitals in Sarawak, but that this should be done in a transparent and efficient manner.”

Wow! Questions and Answers All in Place…..

PBB N22 “I’m Coming For You”

When N22 was mentioned at lunch this afternoon one mans eyes gleamed with full of enthusiasm and anticipation. Here is one seat which this man holds dear eventhough in 1991 he stood as a candidate and losts in a five cornered fight against the eventual winner in BN Candidate Julaihi Narawi.

The sudden surge of PKR which seemingly felt at one time all-out no-holds-barred assault on the Sarawak BN has somewhat losts momentum. But our man Maxwell Rojis 58 has withstood the temptation to leave PKR and jump overboard into the reenergised SNAP or even to BN  parties.

He knows that his people still live without basic amenities such as roads, jetties, clinics, treated drinking water, and electricity. Time for them has stood still since independence in 1963.Moreover there has been many promises  and ‘we want change and everyone in BN has been given too long to change and yet nothing has improved dramatically in Sebuyau.

When we told Max that Julaihi Narawi (BN-PBB) has withstood the challenges and yet he won on numerous occasions in this constituency of 7549 what chances does he have?  

He replied,”I have a fair chance and if given the mandate by PKR I will give him a fair run for his money. I am afterall the Vice chairman of PKR Division Batang Lupar and I know the terrain very well and if PKR is looking for a winnable candidate they will not have to look far.”

Just as we were putting this article together,”Max send us another sms,”PKR is a party that wants winners and rests assured I will be a winner this time for them” My relationship with the voters in the area are good and I am always on the ground.He knows that the incumbent is warily looking over the shoulder and knows that Max will surely give him a run for his money ”

He also said that previously PKR fielded Mohamad Akek and he was defeated easily by Julaihi and the might of BN machinery. But this time round he assures the PKR hierarchy that it will be different. The mood of the people has changed especially with so many issues and the mosts outstanding one is the “land grabbing issue” and also the overstaying of Taib as Chief Minister in Sarawak.

Max knows that this is the bests time for PKR and its Pakatan Sarawak partners to cross swords with the BN4 in PBB,SUPP,PRS and SPDP. In 1987 at the height of the Ming Court affair there were no helpers from the Peninsular as PBDS and Maju group stood alone as he remembers very well. The surge of SNAP going after 28 seats has also created tension amongst the Pakatan fold but Max says that its only mathematics that counts.

BN wants winnable candidates the same goes for Pakatan. I just hope that the leaders will be sensible enough and matured to sit down and negotiate who will be bests served in the 71 seats. The cake is big enough for everyone and the common enemy is BN.No one else.”

When asks about the possibility of being “persuaded” after nomination to relinquish he said put it in writing,” NO WAY NOT MY STYLE“. So it seems the battle lines are drawn and PKR will need to vet through their lists and come out with a winnable candidate.



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Tenang “Chinese Votes” In the Bag

Campaigning for the 5766 chinese votes are at full swing. There are all sorts of methods and ways of campaigning to woo for the voters. A BN supporter said to audie61 we must be,”Innovative and yet Practical. The people will surely vote for sincerity.

It’s Chinese New Year in a weeks time and if 5766 BN supporters do their part by helping to clean up and work their ways to the hearts of the Chinese Voters many will appreciate it. Only at this by elections can this “IDEA” be appropriate.

We must get rid of the Perception that BN only throw goodies and have “mee-segera” Pakatan has their ways and they will not ‘resort” to campaigning of these sort.

Would they..??

“Fire brewing in Pakatan Sarawak”

Someone,somewhere,somehow must have sold the idea to SNAP that former glory is achievable says a former Emeritus Professor. It was clearly seen that PRS in the Lubok Antu by election used “Sarawak for Sarawakians” which is a strong local propaganda in itself. PKR being a national based party was more or less totality brought to its knees eventhough they had a former 5 term MP as their local candidate.

The propaganda brings in itself a strong attachment and sentimentality that this land Sarawak must only be ruled and taken care by Sarawakians. SNAP through its trials and tribulations is seeking to address a local issue that their dayak leaders in BN component parties are too submissive and have losts their direction in preservation of their land and the ways of governance. This is not a new issue for the dayaks as subconsciously they know that their leaders are promised the highest of the heavens when they are in the BN coalition.

SNAP was in the BN coalition  and they know how the BN operates. Pakatan is not too dissimilar as the coalition too is trying to wrestle power and rule the State in their own way. SNAP knows the local terrain very well unlike their Pakatan partners in PKR,DAP and PAS especially in the dayak majority areas.

They are not only beginning to ruffle a few feathers here and there but ACTUALLY INJECTED A NEW VENOM in the BN circles but also their PKR partner. What they are actually saying,”the battleground is big enough to include SNAP in the picture.”

The 71 seats available must be justifiable allocated and divided fairly amongst the coalition partners or else they will be dissatisfaction in the rank and file. BN has also faced this baptism of fire but through the years the jigsaw has been fine tuned to accomodate each BN component party.

There are different opinions and different school of thoughts and we will not know how the people will welcome back a second coming of SNAP. Fans of Liverpool football club welcome with open arms and fresh enthusiasm for the second coming of King Kenny “Kenny Dalgish an irreplaceble icon and Liverpool favourite son”

Football too has its strategies and SNAP as a political party will need to rechart,reinvent and reenergise its machinery to be acceptable in the Pakatan coalition with its new members some of them were parked in PKR to remain relevant to the Sarawak political climate. 

The Fire will need to be doused before it engulfs further and negotiations within the ranks needs to be stepped up. The earlier the EGOS are thrown out the better it is for the coalition. BN will obviously love to see a breakup in the Pakatan Sarawak coalition as it will see opposition parties at war with each other.

SNAP is in our midst and BN and Pakatan like everyone else in the political playing fields that we must never ever write our enemies off.


DAP Loke “Is a defamation Suit coming..??”

It does seem that when YB utter words in the Dewan Assembly they are and will not be charge for defamation as they are covered by the ” house immunity laws“.

How would the husband and children of the family feel when their mother is subjected to ‘ridicule’ especially if it affects someones size. Are they just going to sit there and watch..??


” He described the self-claimed first lady as “the 40-40-40 fat lady” YB sorry but the internet portal did mention  and we quote here” Loke’s speech on the roles played by the prime minister’s wife, Rosmah Mansor, drew rounds of laughter from the floor.”

Furthermore this was also written,” We must tell this fat lady that she is not qualified to represent us!” Loke added to cheering from the audience.”

Hellooooooooooo something is very wrong here.

We do not want to be hypocrites or hide behind the veil and say all of us do not make fun and call people names but YB Anthony this is a public function and a dinner.  Look around you and asks yourself this,”WHAT HAVE I DONE…??”

You are for one a Member of Parliament and she is afterall the Prime Ministers wife.Please don’t lower yourself to such an extend that you humiliate the FEMALE GENDER and lose your political direction.

Imagine one of us at audie61 call our staff even 38 38 38 she will surely be rests assured give the person who uttered the words a  “good slap us across the cheek ” and even more a.” kick up the ” BxxxS“……………..


Merlimau Assemblyman Dies..

On behalf of the management and crew of audie61 we would like to wish our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Merlimau State Assemblyman who was called to be with the Almighty Creator at 8.10pm .

Mohamad Hidhir, 54, was placed on life support system after a heart attack at the hospital’s intensive care unit.

Mohamad Hidhir is the state cabinet member in charge of rural and agricultural development.

Merlimau is one of five state seats under the Jasin constituency – the other four are Sungai Rambai, Serkam, Bemban and Rim.

Mohamad Hidhir’s passing sets the stage for the 15th by-election – and the first in Malacca – since the 2008 general elections

Our prayers are with the family and we are very sorry for your loss. May the souls of all the faithful departed throught he mercy of GOD RESTS IN PEACE.

“Bloggers Threading Thin Line”

It seems that very soon bloggers will need to be very careful in what they write as they might be liable to be hauled up for questioning or even face persecution if they posts  malicious news,” pornography, false information and other cyber crimes.”

The report from internet portal Asia Sentinel portal was emailed to us by a former group editor and reminded us that we are really threading on thin line.

It goes without saying that there will  obviously be a lot of supporters who will be against this new sedition act. However we need to remind ourselves that we need to be responsible and as net journalists we must have factual and documented proof from of our sources before we posts it on line.

 In other words we are only liable for our our own misdeeds. Its on line and there are no boundaries and the truth does hurt. See you in court…..

The report below:-

Bloggers to face sedition law, a prominent journalist is suspended

Malaysia suffered two ominous blows to independent journalism last week, one with the announcement that the government is about to formulate a sedition law to cover bloggers, who are fast becoming some of the most independent news providers in Malaysia.

The second was the suspension of the National Union of Journalists President Hata Wahari from his job at the Malay-language daily Utusan Malaysia, one of several newspapers controlled by the United Malays National Organization, the country’s biggest political party, for advocating an impartial press.

Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s Home Affairs Minister, announced on Jan. 13 that the federal government will write guidelines to define “online sedition,” a move which critics say is an overt attempt at cyberspace censorship.

“On a whole, officers from the home ministry, PM’s department and the information ministry have agreed on the contents of the guidelines,” Hishammuddin said in a prepared statement, adding that seditious items are expected to include “malicious news,” pornography, false information and other cyber crimes.

No one knows just what will be in the new law. “We actually have no clue at this point, the government has not even had a public airing, there has been no consultation with the press itself,” said Chuah Siew Eng, program officer for the Center for Independent Journalism in Kuala Lumpur. “We can only rely on news reports. There is no freedom of information law that would force them to divulge what is in it.”

“What we’re seeing in Malaysia is part of a much longer-term trend,” said Bob Dietz, Asia Program Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists. “The country never really emerged from the Mahathir years in the same way, say, that Indonesia had from Suharto. As Internet activity has grown the people in power – UMNO – have had to distance themselves from Mahathir’s promise not to interfere with online activity. Frankly, resorting to sedition charges to control press activity – traditional or digital – is a tactic we regularly see in other countries where the government is straining to stay in power.”

Other critics were quick to point out that Malaysia’s existing sedition law, a holdover from British colonial Malaya in 1948, has already been used on bloggers. Chuah Siew Eng pointed out the government threatened sedition charges against bloggers who insulted the memory of the late Sultan of Johor. Last year, authorities also threatened sedition charges against Asia Sentinel for critical reporting on the country but never followed through.

However, many observers agree that a main target is Raja Petra Kamarudin, the irrepressible editor of the online publication Malaysia Today, who fled the country ahead of charges of criminal libel and sedition for, among other things, suggesting incorrectly that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansour was present at the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006. Two of Najib’s bodyguards were convicted of the murder and, although one confessed that they were to be paid RM100,000 to kill the woman, no attempt was ever made to find out who was going to pay them.

“I think there is no reason for such a law,” said Tony Pua, an opposition Democratic Action Party Member of Parliament and prominent blogger, in a telephone interview. “Existing laws are very easy to use, broad and nonspecific. The sedition act itself should be repealed or substantially reduced in terms of scope.”

That seems unlikely to happen. In particular, Malaysia’s growing legions of bloggers played a major role in the relative drubbing that the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition took in national elections in 2008, winning only 51.1 percent of the popular vote and running behind the three opposition parties on the mainland. It lost the three most urbanized and industrialized states – Perak, Penang and Selangor but was saved partly by gerrymandered constituencies long-rigged in its favor, and partly by Sabah and Sarawak, which voted solidly for the status quo. For the first time since independence, the Barisan lost its two-thirds lock on the Dewan Rakyat, or parliament.

As to Hata, the Utusan Malaysia reporter, on Jan. 11, the Malay-language daily informed the veteran reporter that he would be suspended until the completion of an investigation into charges that he had tarnished the newspaper with statements he made to independent media last year calling for press freedom. He has criticised Utusan several times for publishing pro-Umno propaganda and blamed its editorial policy for the dwindling circulation of the UMNO flagship paper, which once boasted the highest daily circulation in Malaysia but has now fallen to sixth.

He faces eight counts of misconduct for issuing statements to news portals and is expected to face a disciplinary hearing on Jan. 17 and, say other reporters, is likely to be fired.

A 16-year veteran reporter with Utusan, Hata was elected president of the country’s National Union of Journalists in September. If he is sacked, he would be the third Utusan employee to lose his job because of his activity with the journalist union. Former NUJ president Yazid Othman and NUJ-Utusan Malaysia chairperson Amran Ahmad were also dismissed earlier. If he loses in disciplinary hearing on Jan. 17, he will also be forced to give up the chairmanship of the nUH.

The letter informing Hata of his suspension was draconian at least. He was not only ordered to stay out of any Utusan Melayu offices but stated that he was not allowed to “leave his neighborhood” and would have to be in areas that are reachable by the company “at all times.” He is also barred from bringing in outside counsel to the disciplinary hearing and must rely on the NUJ branch at Utusan Malaysia for assistance.

V Anbalagan, the general secretary of the National Union of Journalists, told the online publication Malaysiakini that the directive to impose “house arrest” on Hata was utter nonsense.

“I don’t know where Utusan derived their power from. Which law says it can do this? Utusan is not the police, nor is it the Attorney-General’s Chambers,” he said.

He added that while he will be present at the daily’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur in an attempt to represent Hata, the NUJ will still adopt a wait-and-see approach until the decision from the inquiry is made.

“We just want to go through due process. We want to fight the DI (domestic inquiry) first. We are not going to protest now, but we will wait for the outcome of the DI,” said Anbalagan.

Following Utusan‘s suspension of Hata, a Facebook group has sprung to his support for those who wish to register their objection to his treatment.