An emeritus professor said that our Dayak Assemblyman should be at least be seen to do something if thats the word to be used to address the issue. They are put there,voted in by the people who have faith in them and if mosts of them lost their jobs in their thousands it will be a major social problem for the Sarawak State in the long run.
Even a former newspaper critic said,” Our Ministers must make an effort to find out the truth of the matter backed up with statistics. Can they justs take a Ban as a ban when it affects their own countryman?
A delegation with the Malaysian government to the Singapore republic would just draw more light to a rather touchy issue. This will have adverse effects on the manpower business between both countries.
The Silence is deafening but lets take that as a Starting Point to ensure that we will always lbe there for our people in their hour of need. We musts not take it as absolute truth until the ban is in totality for reasons which the country rejects our workers.
Efforts has been made by a political party from Sarawak and they have informed the Malaysian Home Minister and at press time the ministry has yet to meet their counterparts to resolve this issue.
When will we know..?
Will all our workers be victims of mindless some..?
A SUPP Pemanca said to audie61 over breakfast this morning,”George Chans outburst which reads as-.”‘if DAP joined BN, it will be also useless like SUPP, MCA and Gerakan’ because BN does not care about the Chinese.” This will return and haunt our party SUPP and eventhough I am serving in a constituency where we don’t have a representative I do feel scared for our other candidates.
We are allocated 7 seats and 2 of them are now in the hands of DAP namely P195 and P212. Our other 5 seats are held now by MPs (P 219 Miri-Peter Chin),(P196 Stampin-Yong Khoon Seng),(P199 Serian-Richard Riot),(P211 Lanang- Tiong Thai King) and (P208 Sarikei- Ding Kuong Hiing)
We have covered this earlier and click here to see:- https://audie61.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/anwar-v-najib/
According to an observer “If GE falls in the month of November SUPP will have the same problems of being headed by the present leadership. The SUPP general assembly will only be held in the month of December which will not benefit the party. SUPP losts 13 out of 19 seats it contested in the recently concluded Sarawak State elections and this in the majority Chinese urban areas. In the coming Parliamentary elections 6 seats are urban areas and 1 semi-rural seat in P199. The observer says he does feel for SUPP and the Pemanca is obviously scared as he has received very “negative reports” from the ground.
The FEAR says the Pemanca is more or less like “you can feel it in the bones” We have spoken our pieces to the party hierarchy and they know the chinese majority of voters are teaching SUPP a lesson but we have to soldier on. We will still have to consolidate our forces and hope SUPP listens more than ever now to the voices of the people. The newspaper articles which has been read by thousands should be looked into immediately and SUPP needs to address the issues or else they would be more FIRE for SUPP after GE13.”
BN will be worried,wouldn’t they..??
An SPDP privelege source telephoned audie61 and said,”Have you heard the latest from SPDP..? It seems that Deputy President of SPDP Peter Nyarok is now sleeping in the same bed as the SPDP Separatists 5. Also he is eyeing the P205 Saratok seat which is currently being held by Jelaing Mersat. Eversince he losts the N34 Krian State Seat he has been telling his closest aides that he stands a mosts likely chance of being nominated to be a candidate to representBN/ SPDP.
Word has it however that the President of SPDP William Mawan has already been grooming another person to replace the incumbent in the person of Enturan who is an engineer. Two other names in Chambai and Kilat were shot down by our source in that they are not on the same wave length and radar of the President.
The General elections cannot come any faster for Nyarok as he feels that this time round he will be more motivated and eager to retain the parliamentary seat for BN/SPDP. In the lasts state elections many issues were brought to his committee but were shot down immediately due to over confidence and ignorance and also without revealing and informing the incumbent Peter Nyarok.
One today still very much remains a sore point for the election committee members in that when they asked to reinforce more posters and printed materials they were brushed aside. Worse came up from the mouth”Materials,they cannot vote..!!” PKR Ali Biju used the propaganda materials to his advantage and scored big winning over an Asst.Minister with over 2,089 votes.
In elections every little things matters and if this kind of arrogance and attitude is not erased the candidate and the party will suffer big time. A source on the ground also informed us that in lasts weeks meeting in Saratok the component partiers have already indicated that they prefer Jelaing to be maintain as candidate and they saw Nyarok feeling very uneasy in his chair. He has sinced pushed his agenda further by courting the SPDP5 who were once not on the same boat.
The President is watching the developements with an eagles eye and also monitoring the moves made by his Deputy. PKR Ali Biju has already indicated strongly that if Jerlaing and Nyarok is fielded he will stand and if anyone else he will only give a helping hand. This is good news to SPDP President but he will not take it literally as he might justs be fooled by this arrangement. He needs to field for the party a winnable candidate and well received by the grassroots.
Nyariok might justs have to count and work his mathematics again if he thinks that he will have any chance of being nominated. Our privelege source says,”Nyarok might try but he will fail in his quests”
THAT WE AWAIT FOR THE GE13….
1998 Anwar was supposed go down in history as “taken out” and Now 2011 he is still very much part of Malaysia’s political landscape.So much has changed and it has reached to a political tussle unimaginable for the rakyat of Malaysia between 2(two) UMNO party leaders. Both have their own dreams of the coveted PM chair.One has made it by default so far and the report by John Malott the former US Ambassador to Malaysia does jumble up some of our brain cells.
The words of John read as,”When I was in KL, Najib’s personal think tank was called the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre, or MSRC. MSRC basically was two people, Rohanna Mahmood and Razak Baginda.Neither Rohanna nor Razak are government officials, so I am not violating any US laws by revealing what they told me and my Embassy in those days.
A secret pact
In 1998 Rohanna joined me for a private one-on-one luncheon at the Ambassador ‘s residence. It was during the time when Anwar was starting to challenge Mahathir, subtly but still obviously.
Rohanna told me that Najib and Anwar had reached a secret agreement. When Mahathir was gone, Anwar would be PM and Najib would be Deputy PM. That was the deal.
That never happened, of course. When the going got tough, Najib stood by, and let Anwar go to jail.
What about Razak Baginda?
He ends his article by saying,”Can there be any doubt about what was going on then – and what is going on now?
The political fight between the supposedly ‘bests of colleagues in UMNO in the earlier years” has indeed captivated the whole country. Some are even saying that it has turned into their own PERSONAL BATTLEFIELDS. Now,the new conspiracy is to get rid and remove these two “lead actors.” Now one is UMNO President ,the other PKR de facto leader.
The political picture is murkier as Najib has been pushed to the brim of losing it and UMNO warlords are already looking even beyond Muhyddin as the caretaker PM for the General elections. The possibility of Hishammuddin Hussein and Mukhriz Mahathir as the No.1 and No.2. has even been making the rounds in the political circles. Both are equally well supported from within their own party circles and also from outside with the BN component parties.
Far fetched..?? Dont think so..!!
UMNO can say we change for,”We give the rakyat what they want. This is the NEW BN.Give us your Mandate..”
VOTE THE NEW TEAM MIGHT JUSTS BE THE RALLYING CALL…
Parlimen Sarawak 31 kerusi. BN 29 Pakatan 2. Banyak orang analisi bercakap akan ada bumi gempar di Sarawak di PRU13. Ini di sebabkan “Rakyat Sarawak tidak berapa gembira dengan muka lama pemimpin BN. Kalau tidak ada pertukaran Pakatan akan menang lebih daripada 9 kerusi. Ini benar.”
A retired government civil servant said to me this was told to him last night as he attended a buka puasa function at a malay kampung in Serian. It seems that the people are making their feelings known more than ever now as the GE13 approaches.
Its now left to the party machinery to pick their mosts suitable candidate to face the people. Gone are the days when a BN ticket is already 80% a sure way to be a YB or MP. BN MPs are now feeling the heat and there are seen more than ever on the ground and these statements from two parliamentarians speaks volumes.
One may asks,”Where are the 9 seats that Pakatan will do well to wrestle from BN.?”
P218 Sibuti MP Ahmad Lai said,”these “jealous: people had been spresading negative comments about the government and are trying to their best to destroy his reputation in order to wrest control of the seat in the 13th Genral election” The headline of BN will never let opposition take Sibuti has angered many in the civil society. This is short of of saying again,”Protect at all costs”
Meanwhile, P216 Member of Parliament for Hulu Rajang Billy Abit Joo said that he was leaving his fate to the (federal and state) BN leaders to decide whether he will defend his seat in the coming parliamentary election. This statement was on the 16th of August 2011 which appeared in an English daily.
Today 22/8/11 he said “he was aware of a move by a small group in Kapit to come up with their own candidate to replace him.I am not stealing the seat from anybody but instead some peole are trying to steal it away from me” It seems the MP from Hulu Rejang is saying,”Come take it away from me,I am more than capable still to stand and defend the seat.”
His scorecard to date reads as :-
|1990||Justine Jinggut||4,200||54%||Billy Abit Joo (IND)||5,393||42%|
|1995||Billy Abit Joo||6,731||67%||Lucius Jimbun (IND)||3,084||31%|
|1999||Billy Abit Joo||6,884||70%||Kumbong Langit (IND)||2,751||28%|
|2004||Billy Abit Joo||6,949||67%||Bendindang Manjah (SNAP)||3,283||32%|
|2008||Billy Abit Joo||6,590||59%||George Lagong (IND)||4,426||25%|
The MPs can harp on their achievements,how they have performed, even some go on signature campaigns and lastly intense lobbying. It really BOILS down to the party and the respective coalitions in BN or Pakatan to put up their best and winnable candidate.
POLLING DAY ITS UP TO THE PEOPLE.
9 Seats Are you still asking where..!
It has reached to this Anwar vs Najib
SUPP President George Chan recent outburst has put the “cat amongst the pigeons.” His statement which reads as.”‘if DAP joined BN, it will be also useless like SUPP, MCA and Gerakan’ because BN does not care about the Chinese.”
Does that mean that Pakatan has one hand in the bag and will wrestle all the Chinese seats?
Was he trying to tell the Chinese based parties that we stand a better chance to be outside BN? There are too many issues which needs to be addressed and SUPP is indeed in a desperate situation. The GE13 will indeed be the last bullet to salvage its once proud standing as a party that ”clearly stands together for the Chinese community”
The people on the ground have indicated in so many words,”Anyone who stands against SUPP candidates now has at least 60 % of the votes in the pocket. The ground has reverberated at the lasts State elections and mosts political analysts are telling BN that in Sarawak that SUPP might just be extinguished by suffering a total wipeout.
“If you ain’t listening you will suffer an Unprecedented loss of magnitude propositions.”
The battle royale will be left to UMNO , the Sabah and Sarawak based multi racial parties to lock horns with the Pakatan trio of PKR,DAP and PAS. The smaller independant minded parties in SAPP(Sabah) and SNAP(Sarawak) might just play the kingmakers in determining who will be the new Government of the Day after GE13. SNAP is awaiting new leaders to emerge and making it more than relevant as it prepares for its TDC this year.
Now the situation on the ground for BN is simple,”go through every candidate not just two or three times but listen to the people on the ground before affixing their names on the candidate lists. Pakatan has already started to vet their candidates and are ready for the showdown.
Anwar vs Najib will indeed be a Battle Royale………
SPDP Presidents recent statement of “we have learnt from mistakes made in the April 16 polls and would thus be fielding only winnable candidates in the 13th general elections.” It has really open the floodgates for opinions,rethinking and reengineering from the incumbents and their supporters. It is indeed a fair statement from the President and with it an ultimate aim as one would put it as “NO PARTY WOULD WANT THEIR STRENGTH ERODED BY LOSING SEATS”
In the lasts state elections SPDP losts two(2) seats in Krian and Ba’kelalan both to PKR. Both were strongholds of SPDP as it were the seats of the Deputy President and the Secretary General of the party. The President has losts both his left and right hand man and he knows that the party needs to maintain the four(4) remaining Parliamentary seats
SPDP’s four parliamentary seats are P192 Mas Gading currently held by Dr Tiki Lafe, P 205 Saratok (Jelaing Mersat), P217 Bintulu (Tiong King Sing) and P220 Baram (Dungau Sagan). President Mawan statement and stand of late has indeed up the ante and a repeat of the PKR v SPDP in Saratok and Baram seems a mosts likely. Baram incumbent seems to have made his stand and he told the english daily,”he would love another go in Baram as he has many plans for the people.”
Saratok remains a winnable seat for SPDP while PKR has a right to differ. Saratok, with a population of over 50,000 is represented by MP Jelaing Mersat from SPDP. The state constituency of N33 Kalaka is under Abdul Wahab Aziz from PBB, and N34 Krian is under Ali Biju from PKR. In the lasts state elections Ali Biju defeated Peter Nyarok the SPDP incumbent handsomely.
An insider source reveals to us that Nyarok has not losts all hope and is eyeing revenge by putting his name in the hat as a possible candidate. He is after all the Deputy President of the party and it is highly likely that Jelaing will not be appointed to stand. The groundswell is very much against Jelaing as his “Batang Hidung” is not even seen at any of the 3 Malay villages . The “malay” votes are important in this parliamentary seat and SPDP will not chance it again as the reports on the ground is anything but kind to the incumbent.
The results below shows how Peter Nayrok was edged out by the PKR candidate at the lasts Sarawak State Elections:-
1. Liman ak Sujang (SNAP)……………………..216
2. Peter Nyarok ak Entrie (BN-SPDP)……..3,088
3. Banyi ak Beriak (Bebas)…………………….125
4. ALI AK BIJU (PKR)………………………..5,178
Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast…………………..8,674
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes………………………..67
Penyandang/Incumbent: Peter Nyarok ak Entrie (BN-SPDP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 4,784
Nyarok will make a claim for the seat as judging from the lasts two parliamentary elections SPDP has had very comfortable wins and he is all out to bait PKR assemblyman Ali Biju to stand against him. Jelaing has maintain his silence unlike Jacob Sagan and Nyarok sees this as an opportunity not to be missed to get back at PKR and make up for what he has losts
Word has got to the ears of an aide close to the PKR assemblyman. He said,”any other persons nominated by SPDP our YB will not stand in the parliamentary seat but if SPDP was to renominate Jelaing or put in Nyarok, there is every chance that he will seriously have to reconsider.
|2004||Jelaing Mersat (SPDP)||11,995||72%||Edmund Stanley Jugol (SNAP)||4,450||27%|
|2008||Jelaing Mersat (SPDP)||12,470||76%||Mohd Yahya Abdullah (PKR)||3,764||23%|
PKR he said was very pleased with the assemblymans stand in his recent comments on rumours in circulation that ,”he was prepared to jump ship and also join SPDP. Furthermore he reiterated that ” he was a staunch Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) man and that was where he would remain.”
Ali is definately toying with SPDP and as he knows Nyarok very well. Nyorok being a fighter in his own right had tested the bitter pill and he will do his utmosts to lay claim to be nominated for the seat. The ball is thus played back to the feet of the election committee of SPDP and the President. Will SPDP fall into the trap of PKR as Ali Biju has been told to make his stand beforehand. PKR and Pakatan hierarchy knows that this is one seat that they can ill afford to ignore and they will push all out for Ali to re-consider for the better good of the coalition as a whole.
SPDP and BN will need to consider all options to go for a seasoned politician or take the chances with a new fresh faced candidate? No matter what this battle will go on be it with or without the names we have mentioned.
People’s Progressive Party of Malaysia (PPP) should not be just recruiting members for no reasons. They have indeed irked many party leaders in the State BN including the likes of James Masing,Lee Kim Shin, Karim Hamzah,Daud Abdul Rahman and mosts recently SPDP President William Mawan.
William Mawan has expressed his disapppointment over the arrogant attitude of the State PPP leaders though they were new kids on the block. He reitereated when asked on the Mas Gading issue in that,”first and foremost P192 MAS Gading is one of the seats allocated to SPDP as agreed under the state BN convention.Whoever contested against a BN endorsed candidate is considered an opposition.That also applies to PPP if it were to field its candidate in Mas Gading which is a BN stronghold.”
Meanwhile our sources have mentioned to us that one of PRS parliamentarians in Aaron Ago Dagang might not be nominated again to stand on PRS ticket. His relationship with the PRS President is anything but cordial and they are 1001 reasons PRS might justs drop him in the next GE. Masing himself in October 8th 2007 has maintained that P210 Kanowit Parliamentary seat belongs to PRS eventhough Aaron than won the seat on the now deregistered( PBDS) ticket.
PPP should also capitalise on this shouldn’t they? They will have a ready made MP for now instead of him(aaron) making his way to Parti Cinta Malaysia(PCM) as the Sarawak State Chairman Gabriel Adit is his relative and he is also cousin to Leo Moggie former Minister for Energy, Communications and Multimedia.
PPP shouldn’t you look into this too for a new MEMBER.?
PPP has been creating all the political noises for the wrong reasons in Sarawak. This has irked all the BN Sarawak State political parties in PBB,SUPP,PRS and SPDP. Now they have even gone a step further by trying to make claims for a seat in Sarawak in P192 MAS Gading which is allocated to BN/SPDP.
According to sources they see the infighting of SPDP as an opportunity to get the endorsment from Federal BN to win a seat in Parliament for them. In the Parliamentary 12th General Elections 2008,President of PPP M.Kayveas was badly defeated by a majority of 11298 votes by DAP Nga Kor Ming.
It must be noted also that prior to that in July 2007, Kayveas was alleged to have mentioned an ultimatum to leave the Barisan Nasional coalition if the ISA is not amended and his party is not given any allocation of seats in the next general election. He later clarified that there was no such thing as an ultimatum but simply stating the PPP’s stand and made a ‘friendly request’ on the seats.
Many BN leaders in the State has told PPP to go and win back their seats in Peninsular instead of ‘shaking the cordial relationships” in the State BN Federal allocation of seats. PPP remains steadfast in their stand and they are even going on with another outreach community programme at Batu Kawa in Kuching, Sarawak(August 13) despite stern advice from Sarawak BN not to meddle with Sarawak politics.