It’s about SOUL and PASSION says a Sarawak YB and a very close aide to Sarawak CM to audie61 which determines whether the blogger is of any value or not. If your heart and mind is not focus in your work the simple and precise message will not be delivered.
Of course one needs to be well taken care of as “half empty stomach will not generate fruitful political articles” interjected a former DCM of Sarawak. He says if its not ‘fair and free elections in Sarawak” I would not have losts in the lasts State elections. The opposition can harp all they want ” BERSIH” but at the end of the day even I was defeated. I am a living witness and don”t tell me the people dont know who I am. They want change. Mirians voted me out and no I am not angry but disappointed. Life has to go on and as President for now I need to see a successful leadership takeover soon and it will be done he said this to audie61.
He continued,”Urban seats its cyberwarfare and BN machinery is still very much lacking and he agrees that BN needs to oil up its parts and pick the bests to counter the “dirt and poisonous politics that is being spun out there in cyberworld” His party suffered badly and they will try to pick up the pieces in time for GE13 and he knows BN will experience more than a good fight.
There are no more safe seats be it rural or urban as the cyber warfare has taken over from the mainstream media and other publications. Over the weekend PKR liason chief Sarawak Baru Bian even said,”There has been increase in support for the opposition in many areas and its looking good for them. They are still many areas which needs to be looked into before they can give BN a run for their money.”
The BN Sarawak YB knows there is a threat but he says,”all BN machinery needs to step up and that includes cyber warfare to counter the opposition claims. They will hit us hard but we need to bomb them out.”
ARE YOU READY FOR THIS…??
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — In mid-2009, Umno Youth held a course in online media for its grassroots leaders in Kuantan. The names of a few prominent bloggers drew blank stares.
“Only 10 per cent (of those present) were familiar with those names,” the youth wing’s new media chief, Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz, told The Malaysian Insider. “Some didn’t even have email.”
The media unit that Tun Faisal heads, formed after accepting that “80 to 90 per cent” of those online were anti-Barisan Nasional (BN) in the landmark Election 2008, now claims that despite having to catch up to Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in the “cyberwar” for the hearts and minds of young and urban voters, it is now ready for a general election expected within the year.
However, Tun Faisal, a member of the Umno Youth executive committee, believes that despite having guns primed, the unit needs the government to provide it with bullets.
“Most young and urban voters perceive the mainstream media as pro-government, so they are automatically prejudiced against it,” said Faisal. “So we have to bring the debate online.
“But the problem is getting info from the government to counter the lies from the opposition. How can we fight claims from them and journalists when we don’t have more info than them?” he said.
BN had its nose bloodied at the 12th General Election in urban centres such as the Klang Valley and Penang, ceding its customary two-thirds majority in Parliament as the opposition took a record 82 seats and, at the same time, five state governments.
But the Manek Urai by-election in Kelantan, where BN surprisingly came within 65 votes of wresting the state seat, is considered a turning point for Umno Youth in the online battle.
Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin had said that BN gained in all young voter streams, signalling a shift in young voters that was said to have backed PR heavily in 2008.
“The opposition started in 1999 after Reformasi,” Tun Faisal said. “We only started in 2009. It’s like putting university students against primary schoolkids.
“But if you look at the results since Manek Urai, you can see that BN has definitely caught up especially with young voters.”
BN has since reversed a losing streak in by-elections, and even though PR was confident of making extensive gains in the recent Sarawak state election, BN retained its two-thirds majority in the assembly.
Tun Faisal says that one of the main factors is that his new media unit was given the mandate to strategise and coordinate online communications during these local polls.
“After 13 by-elections and one state election, I think we are ready to lead BN online in the next general election. But the leadership needs to have faith in us,” he said.
He revealed that in 2004, he led an Umno Youth cybertroopers unit into federal polls, at which BN claimed over 90 per cent of Parliament. But the ruling coalition’s best showing ever was followed by its worst in 2008.
“The difference was in 2004, we had a direct link to the prime minister’s department,” Tun Faisal said. “In 2008, we were left behind by the opposition, and even some pro-Umno blogs were against us.
“Over 70 per cent of the issues that BN has to answer is related to government. It is unfair for BN leaders to expect party machinery to answer them unless government opens up to us,” he said.
With Malaysians increasingly being found online — 11.3 million on Facebook as at the end of last month — and Malay and English print circulation dropping, Umno Youth sees a return to 2004 as crucial, a belief shared by Umno vice president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi last month.
“Our target by the next election is that all division youth chiefs are on Twitter and every state have their own cyberwar team,” said Tun Faisal.
Standard Precedural process :- The party election committee would gather information from the ground,feedbacks and study and verify all information before making their findings to the party Supreme Council. The President of the party would have the FINAL SAY as when he affixes his signature to the BN Coalition only very occasionally will it be refused. The CM as State BN Chairman will put the partys nominated candidates on the BN Sarawak lists.
Of course many who are not nominated will use whatever and however means to be renominated by lobbying themselves or through some parties who walks the corridors of power and are sitting inside the Federal BN election team.
Its a process which parties needs to adhere to eventhough the lobbying is intense but we know…
“It’s the President’s Call at the end of the DAY..”
An insider source from CM Sarawak’s office told us that his boss mentioned to some of his very senior cabinet colleagues,”The next Parliamentary elections needs to be held soonest or it will be very bad for the BN administration. The pendulum is swinging and it might just go out of control. The SILENTmajority are watching very closely. The only thing that is helping BN for the moment is the vibrancy of the world economy and 2012/13 it might get worse and affect Malaysia drastically.Be prepared for the worse and hope that BN is returned to power in the GE and still runs the Federal adminstration. The GE13 needs to be called soon”
The Anwar factor will still decide many a mind to switch camps.
WHO IS WITH WHO WILL DECIDE WHO RUNS THE COUNTRY AFTER GE 13.
WAS THE CM SAYING ALL THIS TO CATCH THE EARLY MORNING BURGLAR BUT NOT THE MIDNIGHT THIEF? ?
A BATTLE ROYALE IS ON THE CARDS….
The breakdown of seats available in Sarawak. The Sarawak MPs are busy going on the ground with the impending GE13 just around the corner. The first window of opportunity for PM Najib is after Hari Raya Puasa and many political analysts are pointing to a November GE13.
If this passes by the next date would be just before Chinese New Year 2012 which falls on Jan 23 2012 and heralds the Year of the Dragon. The Year of the Dragon is associated with the earthly branch symbol. Najib as PM will need to find the right moment,right time and also whether the economy is favourable for him to be returned to power.
The signs are very grey for the time being as the world economy is not robusts and it is affecting Malaysia greatly. PM Najib as the “country’s top salesman” is going round the world looking for more foreign investments. The country has been beseiged with too much politiking and it has obviously affected the economy as a whole.
I THINK YOU WILL AGREE TO THIS…………….
our correspondent from Sabah said “The sms and emails have started to flood the cyberspace in Sabah and the whole world will know soon. August 13th seems to be the chosen date for this Rally in Kuching Sarawak and it will be organised by Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS). Khairy Jamaluddin had the T-shirts Patriot in Red and now MOCS also have it in Red as one can see from the statement attached below.
Bugi says,”Yellow is the colour now which is deemed illegal and so afraid by UMNO/BN. It was once Green(associated with PAS) Orange (Hindraf) and also Black (Teoh Beng Hock) Next RED shirts will be banned too but by whom..??
WE SHALL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…
MoCS will hold a ‘Rally for democracy and reforms in Sarawak’ on Saturday, August 13 in Kuching.
The movement’s leaders who met in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday have decided to tone down the event – originally planned as an anti-Taib rally – to ‘A walk for democracy and reforms’.
MoCS will dutifully apply for a police permit for the event. We assure the police that it will be a peaceful rally and we will heed any reasonable advice/demands from them. We will extend our fullest cooperation to all law enforcement agencies in the state capital to ensure no untoward incidents on that day.
The event will be from 2-5pm. We hope to gather either at Padang Merdeka or Kuching Waterfront and then walk to either Reservoir Park or Museum Grounds where we will hold the rally. By 5pm, everyone should disperse. This is our commitment to the police.
This rally is a compromised version of the original street protests in forcing long-serving Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud to step down.
In our sincere efforts to adopt a non-confrontational approach, we invite all patriotic citizens, even leaders and supporters of the government, to join us in demanding urgent changes and reforms in the governance of Sarawak for the betterment of our beloved home state and people.
For too long, the state has been trapped in a quagmire of widespread corruption and the politics of fear and intimidation. We wish to educate all Sarawakians that politicians whom they elected to public office should be there to serve them and not vice-versa. The people are the masters, not those who govern.
When those who govern do wrong by abusing their power, it is the people’s duty and responsibility to vote them out. While we must be patriotic to our country and loyal to our government, it is also patriotism and loyalty to get rid of bad leaders and bad governments.
MoCS also supports Bersih’s simple message to the government – give us free and fair elections, true democracy and a better future for our children.
The movement will issue a 10-point declaration at the rally on August 13.
MoCS stresses that the rally is solely a citizen’s initiative with no political affiliation or involvement. Nonetheless, we welcome all concerned citizens, whether they are apolitical or politicians, to participate in the rally.
MoCS will not be campaigning for support from any established groups for the rally. We prefer spontaneous and voluntary support from all who care and love their state and nation and who earnestly want to help bring about genuine reforms.
MoCS is also encouraging those who are unable to come to Kuching and those living in other parts of the state and country and even overseas to organise similar walks in solidarity with their fellow citizens and friends in Kuching.
The Aug 13 event will be a RED rally. All participants are encouraged to come in red – the theme colour of MoCS.
Francis Paul Siah
13th July, 2011