SUPP “Hurry or Face Annihiliation..??”

A former news editor of  an English daily based in Sabah told me to check up this bernama report(below). He said SUPP is facing its greatest enemy and many have said,”the veteran,oldish,outdated and defeated politicians does not want to let go” Everyone it seems just “Hantam SUPP” “{Hit out at SUPP}“as they still think they are so high and mighty.”

If they don’t solve their internal feuds and go for renewal of new blood and see to it that changes are put in place thats the end game for the once mighty SUPP party. One good idea to pursue would be the market talks of “SUPP/SPDP” merging to a new identity which might just be the right tonic to get the people from all races and backgrounds coming back to support this entity.

WILL SUPP/SPDP SEE THE LIGHT OF THE DAY..??

Response to the news that the Sarawak United People’s Party is to undergo a “complete overhaul” has been lukewarm despite assurances from SUPP president Dr George Chan Hong Nam that the change would be drastic, with new leaders at all levels.

Political analysts are not convinced that the revival plan will work as long as core problems and long-standing issues within the predominantly Chinese-based party are not addressed.

“The revival plan for SUPP will not work if it is designed by the old guard. When the old guard refused to pass the baton, many potential young leaders left the party,” said political analyst James Chin from the Kuching branch of Monash University.

He said that a clear succession plan was too long overdue in SUPP, causing able young leaders to see no prospect for them to be active in the party and to contribute new ideas.

sibu by election 070510 wong soon koh“Also, SUPP is unlikely to be revived until it has resolved the problem of factionalism in the party. For example, the move to stop Dr Wong Soon Koh (left) from taking up a ministerial position in the state cabinet despite retaining his seat is seen as an attempt to stop the Foochows from leading the party,” Chin said.

Another political analyst, Ahi Sarok of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, shares the view about the old guard.

He said the biggest problem facing the party was in not having young and new leaders of calibre because the old guard had refused to bow out.

“Yes, the old guard must go, but what I see is that they don’t have any young leaders. That’s the problem. If you don’t have any young leaders, how to revive the party?” he said.

They may still be some young leaders in SUPP but they have been defeated in the election, including Alan Sim who failed to wrest the Bandar Kuching parliamentary constituency from the DAP in the 2008 general election.

‘Chan in no position to propose successor’

“To revive the party, you should give space and chances to the young leaders. You should have pools of potential leaders as other political parties do with their Putera and Puteri wings and the like,” Ahi said.

Chan (top photo, left), when announcing his resignation which was subsequently postponed, has proposed that SUPP’s defeated candidate for Pending, Dr Sim Kui Hian (top photo, right), be nominated to take over the party leadership.

However, some party members, including veterans, demanded that Chan and the current central working committee members resign immediately and let the delegates openly nominate candidates and choose the new leadership.

SUPP Bintulu Youth founding member Nicholas Tang said the party should call for an extraordinary general meeting to decide on the new party leadership instead of waiting until the triennial general meeting scheduled for the year-end.

“Chan is in no position to propose or nominate his successor,” he said, commenting on reports that Chan preferred cardiologist Dr Sim because he had “no political baggage” and was of an immaculate pedigree.

sarawak nomination day 090506 violet yongDr Sim, the son of a former deputy chief minister, quit his job as head of the Sarawak General Hospital cardiac unit to contest in Pending but lost to DAP’s Violet Yong (right) with a margin of 7,595 votes.

“The party must undergo a total revamp and the choice of president and the CWC members must be decided by the delegates themselves. It is not the prerogative of Chan to pick any candidate to lead the party,” said Tang.

Former president Wong Soon Kai, who could not foresee SUPP solving some of its major problems in such a short time, has called for a “collective leadership”.

Between now and the next general election, SUPP must be made relevant to Sarawakians and their political aspirations, he said.

Without a new president and so many issues to resolve, the party must be managed by a collective leadership, at least for the time being, Wong said.

Bernama

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“Stop this Nonsense…!!

Islam is the official religion of Malaysia as enshrined in the Constitution. This is very clear and as a Malaysian citizens we fully subscribed to that. There should not be any questions asked on that and whoever is playing and fanning religious sentiments should be shown and thrown the book. The longer this is brought up and played to the Malaysian gallery it will be very detrimental to uphold the peace,religious and racial harmony.

We as strong believers in our own faith are indeed disturbed and angered and we strongly hope that the ruling government and the administrative powers that exists in the country should come down hard on the overzealous and overreactive reports that has surfaced.

We do not need to overelaborate on this subject as many has jumped on the bandwagon and criticize the enthusiastic over the top reporting. This has got to stop and this report we extract from the internet portal will be sufficient to inform the editors/writers that they have indeed crossed the line. Please get back on track and be more responsible to all Malaysians of all FAITHS.

We also ask Politicians and Political parties from both sides of the divide to use all the POWERS which has been bestowed to you by Malaysians of all races to protect the Country from all these religious bigots and curb all the sowers of hatred on religion and racial issues. This NONSENSE will be more harmful to the country than anyone can perceive.

Archbishop slams ‘irresponsible, baseless, provocative’ reporting

Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, Murphy Nicholas Pakiam, has slammed reports alleging a conspiracy to turn the country into a Christian state.

endon funeral 201005 murphy pakiamDescribing the reports as “irresponsible, baseless and provocative”, Pakiam demanded that the authorities take action against what it said were quarters that seek to threaten the harmonious, multi-cultural and multi-religious make-up of the country.

A “thorough investigation” into the matter should be made to determine the source of these “insidious, provocative and malicious lies” and take action against those behind it, said Pakiam in a statement.

He was responding to the blog postings, on which an Utusan Malaysiareport was based, accusing DAP of colluding with Christian pastors to make Christianity the country’s official religion so that a Christian can become prime minister.

‘We’ve never been treasonous, hateful’

jeff ooi interview 111208Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi (left) was named in the blog postings as the DAP leader who attended the meeting and joined the prayer session with the pastors, who were reportedly attending a mega-ceramah at the Catholic Christian Centre in Penang on Saturday.

“On behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Malaysia, I would like to categorically refute the allegation that such a meeting had taken place or will take place in a Catholic venue in Penang,

“It is clear that this reporting is baseless and highly irresponsible as the reporters and editors of the above newspaper have not taken any reasonable steps whatsoever to verify the allegations made by anonymous bloggers.

“Furthermore, this report comes after the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF), one of the organizers of the above meeting, having refuted the claims of those bloggers and the same was carried on online media.

“The NECF has further clarified that this meeting only covered the topic of ethical leadership and had no treasonous agenda as alleged by the bloggers and news report,” said Pakiam.

Pakiam said Christian authorities teach the community to be God-fearing and law-abiding citizens and conscientious decision-makers “based on justice which is reflective of moral and divine laws.”

Even in the Al-Kitab issue over which the Christian Federation of Malaysia has been in dispute with the government, Church leaders had always reiterated their commitment and readiness “to dialogue and work together with the government” and all parties for a just and reasonable solution.

“It is clear that our position has never been treasonous nor have we advocated hatred, antagonism or animosity towards any religion or groups of persons,” said Pakiam.

“I continue to call upon all Catholics, Christians and all Malaysians to pray, dialogue and work together to strengthen national unity and harmony. May God bless our leaders with a firm vision and the courage and strength to uphold and realise it.”

‘Utusan playing with fire’

pas umno pemuda talks parliment 010709 nasrudin hassanLending his voice in support of Pakiam’s remarks, PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan (right) also described the blog and Utusan reports over the alleged conspiracy as “irresponsible” and potentially destabilising.

“Other than potentially threatening the peace, such speculations are seen as a means of seeking cheap political publicity and (part of) continuous efforts to hide weaknesses and failure in protecting the sanctity of the (Islamic) religion,” said Nasrudin in a statement entitled ‘Utusan playing with fire’.

Nasrudin said it is a well-known fact that Islam is enshrined as the official religion of the federation, with Muslims making up the majority in Malaysia’s pluralistic population.

“For these reasons, Islam should not be in a position of being jeopardised and the Muslims would not allow Islam to be threatened,” he added.

If Islam is indeed perceived as getting weaker, said Nasruin, it was because of Umno’s failure to fulfil the mandate with which it had been entrusted to govern the nation, particularly in protecting religious practices and the people’s welfare.

“If Umno had taken care of (the practice of) Islam well and strengthened it, I believe and am convinced that such speculations (by Utusan) of moves to make Christianity the official religion of the nation would not have arisen.

“At the same time, Muslims would feel at peace and comfortable with practising their religion,” he added.

Digi “Is this your Premium Customer Service..??”

Sometimes it just takes a moment of ones time to answer queries or to look into matters. Mosts organisations will take pains to solve and look into problems immediately and will at all costs avoid uncalled for “bad publicity.”

This customer who told us that he has more or less given up hope on Digi as he was given a merry go round (understatement of the year) to lodge the complaint. He was driven to Digi for the Tag line”Always the Smarter Choice.” 

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Exit..”Sounds Familiar..!!”

Exit…who is saying he is going so soon says Haji Daud YB for Tupong just before the elections and we in Sarawak still needs his wisdom. If anything Taib is irreplaceable and without doubt he has politics in his blood which many are finding it hard to inject it in. 

The calls for him to step down grows louder and with Francis Siah MOCS and cousin Salleh Jaffaruddin singing the same tune Taib needs to act accordingly. Some in UMNO hierarchy cannot wait to see the end of Taib Mahmud too. They are very much the hidden hands behind.

He knows what is coming even before it develops and the “bomoh” equation suddenly reappears. Conveniently,with a masterstroke and the perfection of the Art of Deception he will rewrite his own history.

HOW HE GOT RID OF THE UNKNOWN EVIL..?? 

Having done that he will go for the jugular. He will make sure the Chinese accept it, be part of it and if anything that has been suggested on a ‘merger’ of dayak based parties PRS/SPDP he might just think otherwise. Politics is about now and not how it will develop. THINK WAY AHEAD….

Who says the merger of SUPP/SPDP will not happen? 

James will not want it to happen between the PRS/SPDP as he is according to sources not even in the picture of the merged entity. Imagination is something which cannot be taught and Taib’s Godly senses has all the makings of what we as a nation is predestined to be in a hundred years from now

Who has thrown up all this merging entities and the question of an EXIT.? 

The calls by KJ,Gan and Chin of Taib being the man the chinese has shunned BN Sarawak has not caught on and the Youth wings of PBB has come to the rescue of their dear leader.(previous articles)

Taib will play the tune of Beethoven’s Fifth symphony soon and some trusted lieutenants of yesteryears will pay the price. What is the price will be anyones guess and it will be so nice that the person will not know what he has eaten. The after effects will leave a bitter taste and before he gulps the tea to detoxify the plan has already been executed. 

You will be looking at it and whether it will fall into place. Don’t hesitate as when the Execution plans are hatched there will not be an EXIT as the axe will have fallen.

The exit points are all but closed now and whoever is involved will have to bear the brunt of the sharpened part. Those who are to survive will need not to hide behind the cloak but need to exhaust all their resources to the finish to stay part and parcel of the game and not being thrown to the wolves.

ARE THERE STILL EXITS…??

Taib will ensure that the only one exiting will be the ones he reserve them for. Surely, he has hatched the plans way long before the State elections and he will seize the opportunity to bury his love hate relationship with some.

The political picture is murkier everyday and the EXIT door is all but closed for Taib.He knows his every move is being watched and he uses his hatchet boys to stay free and above all the moves by his enemies.

He will crush his enemies TOTALLY