Chong “You Said…..??”

In this statement in an internet portal Chong Chieng Jen MP/ADUN Sarawak said,”On seat allocation within Pakatan, Chong said a few glitches need to be ironed out.

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“But I don’t think there will be any problem for DAP, PKR, PAS and Sarawak National Party to reach an agreement,”

We are taking our calculators out now. This should be EASY………

There are 71 seats available in Sarawak. PKR Sarawak earlier indicated 42 seats,DAP 18 seats which leaves PAS and SNAP to share the remaining spoils/seats. Did PAS say they want all the malay/majority seats..?? PAS VP Mahfuz Omar has already indicated..(source Star 17th feb.2011 SA5)

Ground zero cannot be wrong. PAS and SNAP are looking at getting more seats to remain relevant in the Pakatan Sarawak equation. This is because DAP has not made its stand as Chong has openly stated now,”He does not want to speculate on the number of seats the DAP will contest, as the final list will be decided by the Pakatan leadership.”

Isn’t this an Opening to stake claims for the SEATS..?? 

It has been stated by the   PKR strategy director, Rafizi Ramli that PKR Sarawak is eyeing only 30 winnable seats instead of the 42 which has been stated. Quote:- “We are looking to field PKR candidates in more or less 30 seats in the upcoming Sarawak elections..”


So whats the real figure. Don’t keep confusing us? 71-30-18=23 left.

PAS to tackle if the Pakatan leadership is genorous 5 seats which leaves 18 available for SNAP. (Mind you thats 10 short and 10 people will be fuming and very unhappy )

Now comes the big question SNAP as its now claiming for 28 dayak majority seats.

This is from an internet blog,” More worrying is the ever growing numbers of seats claimed by SNAP. First it was 7. Then it crept to 10. And the latest we hear is that SNAP is claiming a whopping 28 seats out of the 29 Dayak majority constituencies in the state! (We assume SNAP is not claiming Ba’ Kelalan, the seat that PKR state chief Baru Bian is eyeing.) Why is this trending by SNAP worrying? For the simple reason that SNAP is not able to back their claims with solid facts. How can it dream to contest in 28 seats when it cannot even find 28 suitable candidates? Even if, by some sheer Heaven-sent miracle, it manages to find 28 candidates, does it have the machinery to mobilise the grass-root in all 28 constituencies to back and support these candidates….

Is Pakatan Sarawak heading for a disintegration? Tell us something which has not been used to confuse the dayaks? Has there even been a vacuum left for PRS if it does pull out at the eleventh hour to contest? Not being naughty as this was disclosed to us that this might justs happen if the Larry Sng Saga continues to create controversies and displeasure.

The figures do not add up and our mathematician said,”Chong must know something is being planned to that effect and it will galvanise the dayaks to stand solidly with the Chinese DAP.”

 SUPP has somwhat losts its invincibility and its payback time as the Dayaks know under PBDS they won 15 seats while Permas had 5.  

This is an interesting read which we copied and makes sense to the timing of the Pelagus constituency saga:-(the players are still around but this time its taking place 24 years later.Mahathir-former PM,Masing-PRS/BN President Anwar Ibrahim-defacto PKR leader,Taib Mahmud-CM Sarawak for 30 years )

 Accept Reality, group tells CM
Sarawak Tribune, 12 March 1987

KUALA LUMPUR – The group of 28 elected representatives of Bersatu yesterday welcomed Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir’s advice to the Chief Minister, Datuk Patinggi Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, that the present crisis be handled within the bounds of the State constitution.

Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir was reported as having told the Chief Minister this on Tuesday when he met a delegation of Barisan Nasional leaders from the state at Seri Perdana.

The group also described as “unwise” the calling of a snap state election to solve the crisis.

A spokeman for the group, Dr James Masing of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), said that “in the period of political turmoil, uncertainty and the emergence of polarisation in the state, there is no guarantee that issues detrimental to racial harmony and stability will not be brought forth during an election campaign

Dr Masing said this in a statement issued at a hotel here which is the group’s temporary base in the city.

The statement was issued after one of its delegations met Umno Youth head Anwar Ibrahim.

Dr Masing said the group wanted to “get down to the business of the government without delay, for any further delay is bound to afffect the welfare of the people.”

He said that since 28 of the 48 state assemblymen had expressed their loss of confidence in Datuk Patinggi Taib, the Chief Minister was constitutionally bound to tender his resignation and allow the group to form a new government.

He reminded the Chief Minister of the meaning of Article 7-1 of the State constitution which states: If the Chief Minister ceases to command the confidence of a majority of the members of Dewan Undangan Negeri, then unless at his request the Yang di-Pertua Negeri dissolves the Dewan Undangan Negeri, the Chief Minister shall tender the resignation of the members of Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri.”

Datuk Taib and company must accept this because this is what the State constitution provides. The Chief Minister should not cling to power when he knows for certain that he has ceased to command the majority support in Council Negeri. If Datuk Taib truly cares for the people of Sarawak, then he must resign forthwith,” he said.

“Bersatu does not wish to wash dirty linen in public nor involve in mud-slinging because this will only bring about bitter recriminations and will not help to solve the problem. We want to get down to the business of government without delay for any further is bound to affect the welfare of the people.” he added.

He said Tun Rahman has denied an allegation that Tengku Razaleigh and himself are the prime movers in the move by Bersatu. “This allegation is part of Datuk Taib’s effort to pit Bersatu against the Prime Minister,” he added.

The Bersatu group and Tun Rahman fully support the leadership of the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, he said.

Chong has been very vocal of late and he knows that this is the bests opportunity for PR to stand united to win against BN. BN has already fixed their seat formula PBB-35 SUPP 19 PRS 9 and SPDP 8=71 seats.

BN Sarawak is watching very closely the developments which are being used to erode the coalitions fortress. Major players are jumping on board as they feel that the time is ripe and this is the bests opportunity for them to end the 30 years reign of the Chief Minister. 

What happens will be up to the Voters? PR or BN will put up their winnable candidates and its up to the voters in each of the 71 constituency to choose.

If its up to you and me to tick the winning candidates both of us will know what to do..