Adenan..Logging No..!!”

It’s crystal clear what Adenan Satem Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office and Special Functions Minister has said in a Press Conference to the media at his Office. However there are many out there who still have their own interpretation on his tasks. Adenan a trained lawyer would only say what he knows is right and will not try to hookwinked the people into believing him.

One must know that he is not in the chambers to be challenged says a staunch supporter. Adenan would silently do his required tasks eventhough there are some disgruntled voices and whispers in the corridors who are justs willing him to fail. He is doing to serve the rakyat to the bests of his abilities and will let the POLITICAL SIDE meander its own course.

Of course, Adenan being quick witted knows that some are using the media to corner him and he stressed on the particular subject of logging licences but reminded them that ,”I’ve got no power” 

It will be a testing time for Adenan and his colleaques in the new cabinet lineup but he knows all will gell like Clockwork in no time. 

Someone’s Watching…

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Sarawak Revamped Cabinet Ready for GE13

Sarawak was abuzz with different news filtering through that there would be a major cabinet reshuffle when CM meets the press today at the 22nd Floor. Names as usual were thrown into the “hat” and some were even lobbying through their proxies/parties. Did we not tell you that on May 15th 2008 we wrote,”A former personal aide of the CM mentioned to me once that the CM will go through the lists at least 7 times and will only disclose the names on the day of announcement. It is pointless to speculate on “CM’s Team” in the cabinet re-shuffle. After all it’s the Chief Minister’s exclusive privilege on the Cabinet lineup.

We have written on numerous occasions and some of them have already been appointed:- 1.https://audie61.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/sarawak-cabinet-re-shuffle-new-blood/  2.https://audie61.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/next-pleasereshuffle-in-sarawak-cabinet/

While this was going on, one BN YB in MP Hulu Rejang was busy going on the ground. He knows very well that he has to up his ante.

He knows that there are others who are lobbying to be considered in the largest Sarawak constituency of Hulu Rejang. Names are also surfacing from the BN coalition and also present independant YB for Pelagus George Lagong is also considering to join the fold.

We wrote earlier on this subject which is “PRU 13 Kuasa  Rakyat..!!”and this is an extraction which he mentioned very clearly,”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.

The new Sarawak Cabinet line up of new faces of assistant minister knows what it is like to be overlooked and also to serve without much fanfare but staying LOYAL and their time is now. A senior media man said,’ Clearly the CM has fixed his eyes on the next GE13 and the appointment of the following listed would be an extra help to assist the BN Parliamentarians.

The new assistant ministers are Julaihi Narawi, Abdul Karim Hamzah, Len Talif Salleh,Robert Lawson Chuat Vincent all from PBB,Rosey Yunus  (SPDP) ,Dr Jerip Susil (SUPP) and Liwan Lagang (PRS).

The ministries they will serve are as follows:-

  •  1.Julaihi will be appointed as Industrial Development Assistant Minister (Investment and Promotion) and Rural Development Assistant Minister.
  • 2. Abdul Karim as Housing Assistant Minister and Social Development Assistant Minister (Youth Development).
  • 3.Len Talif will be appointed as Resource Planning and Environment Assistant Minister (Environment) and Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office (Technical Education Promotion
  • 4.Robert Lawson Chuat Vincent will be appointed as Welfare, Women and Family Development Assitant Minister.
  • 5.Rosey Yunus will be appointed as Welfare, Women and Family Development Assitant Minister
  • 6.Dr Jerip Susil as Local Government and Community Development Assistant Minister (Public Health).
  • 7. Liwan Lagang as Social Development Assistant Minister (Culture and Heritage)

The new faces are ready but it was indeed a pleasant surprise,divine meet up and also exchange pleasantries with some familiar faces. A well known blogger and he said all our “YBs will work hard to ensure a resounding success for the coalition.”

The feel good factor is surely being raised to move the troops ahead in preparation for a big battle and this one will take no prisoners. Sarawak New Assistant Ministers would be in the thick of action together with this versatile blogger. 

The GE13 will be upon us soon and Sarawak is ready…….

Undilah in November..??”

We’ve heard this once too often ,” I Told you so.Now do you believe me.See my predictions are correct as I was informed.”

One political observer even said this to us ,”True,true i read it here you go and see:-http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=19785:ge-13-will-be-in-november-and-not-next-year-pakatan-leaders-warn&Itemid=2

Whatever it is, Whenever it is, the Country will surely have to go to the polls by 2013. The people will need to give their stamp of approval to the political parties or individuals who are/will be  elected to be Malaysia’s Members of Parliament.

The Video Undi-Lah has been racking in the number of hits in the blogsphere and has its fair share of criticisms from various sources .These are extracted links from the internet portals:-

Malaysians will go to the Polls and it could be very soon.

Could it justs be November??

SPDP “Separatists 5 Lifeline…!”

There is a limit to what one can do and not do. The question now where is the thin line where the party is prepared to sacrifice? Will the party come out of this little ‘crisis” which is more like “a miscommunication plus brotherly misunderstanding” stronger or a little weakened. Its up now to the party faithful from the grassroot level from within SPDP to the top including those in the BN leadership and its component parties to say “Enough of this Nonsensical squabbling”

We are going into the 13th General Election which will be a “mother of all battles” and we need to draw every available strength as partners and not as FOES. The word is very clear and its “UNITED WE STAND,DIVIDED WE FALL” Let the EGO’s stand down and come together for the better good of the party SPDP. 

There are no two BUTS about it and a good and fair statement came from this article published in the English Daily Borneo Posts:- Fate of SPDP 5 hangs in the balance

THEY are at the brink of crossing the Rubicon. After almost two years of displaying what inner political circles describe as unkindly acts of insurrection and quiet disobedience, much to the chagrin of the majority, the party leadership has decided collectively to crack the whip and bring them to book.

The fate of the SPDP five now hangs in the balance and it appears their only lifeline is with the disciplinary committee whose findings on the alleged misconduct and behaviour of the dissenting group will be known in a fortnight’s time. But two weeks is a long time in politics and anything can happen along the way. Clearly, the rule of law now applies, and when it comes to the force of the letter and spirit of the constitution there are no two ways about it.

After holding out for such a long time, they may begin to wonder whether it’s been worth the effort after all as they now find themselves pushed to a corner and gradually isolated. Obviously, on their own, they would have become a spent force and would not have the energy to prolong the political skirmishes against the leadership of the party.

As they are now placed at the critical crossroads, two powerful images must surely stare them in the face. First, it is the fear of losing their positions in the party and, therefore, their powerbase, and this may have far-reaching implications on their future in politics. Next, rather asymmetrically, is the need to collect enough courage and humility to step out of their denial mode and seek forgiveness and reconciliation in the interest of party unity. It may well be the moment of truth and reckoning, notwithstanding the much-touted assumption that they may have an alternative course outside the party.

No one is bigger than the party, not even the president himself, and it is a fundamental principle in democratic representation that has to be upheld, or else the party risk being held at ransom by individuals with self-serving agenda and access to vast external resources. Consensus has long been the hallmark of SPDP politics, and this has been repeatedly stressed by the party president and its leaders at past conventions and to leaders at state and branch levels, and no one can dispute that it is the constituent core of the democratic process.

However, it is to be acknowledged that in matters affecting the interest of tens of thousands of members where the plurality of views is bound to surface, no consensus can be achieved totally without the element of compromise being managed effectively along the way. But too much of compromise can also be stressful for the party. Even then, the interest of the party must override that of individuals and groups.

The saga of the
SPDP 5, which began as a trivial disagreement or disappointment over the allocation of positions in the supreme council, has seemingly veered into a new ballgame that may eventually precipitate into something larger and more lethal than they are capable of handling. This raises the question of whether the group’s earlier claim over the alleged bias of the president in the appointment of key members in the supreme council is still the key factor keeping their current political pursuit alive. If they continue to stand their ground as they had done so wittingly prior to the decision of the supreme council to subject them to investigations by the disciplinary committee, they know they will be treading on shifting sand as the majority of the party members will stand on the side of the law and uphold the constitution.

According to well-placed sources, the challenge against the leadership did not happen after the party election, but had its roots in the run-up to the party convention where there had been reported instances of insubordination by some members of the gang of five towards the president. This was reportedly espoused in speeches made at some of the meet-the-people sessions with the message delivered at a public gathering in Beluru, one known to many as a tell-tale sign of an affront on the party leadership.

This gave rise to the question of compatibility and more specifically on the choice of appointed supreme council members, including the secretary-general, who could work with the president and supreme council in the interest of the party. The president must have known then there was a scheme to derail his leadership, but he chose to stand above the intrigue that was brewing and look at the bigger picture of the unity and stability of SPDP and Barisan Nasional. Compatibility is a stabilising and unifying factor in any party. To the president, the secretary-general is his right-hand man who must function to uphold and defend the position of the president and struggle of the party without the slightest doubt. Anything short of that will put the party leadership and its agenda in jeopardy.

Instead of reacting to immediately reprimand them, the president had decided to take a soft approach and give them the benefit of the doubt. Winning an argument against another fellow leader(s) was not in his mind.

Notwithstanding their incessant complaints and grudges against the president, their absence without valid reasons from almost all supreme council meetings in the past two years alone is enough to land them in legal entanglement, and they may even get the boot when the force of the party constitution is applied. They have the constitution to conform to and the rule-abiding members to explain to on their out-of-step action.

Any experienced political observer with a hawkish eye for what is beyond the written line and spoken word, will not hesitate to suggest that the group vis-a-vis the party is now placed in a Catch 22 situation. Nonetheless, it is not too late for them to make amends and start afresh on a conciliatory course in order to reinstate peace and enhance fortification in the party. Anything less than that would put them through a turbulent passage and it would be difficult for them to challenge, let alone defy the letters of the law as provided in the party constitution.

There is a point where political intrigue cannot and must not cross and that is when the rule of law and force of the constitution take their course. If the interest of the party and supporters matters more than their personal interest or ambition, the gang of five should be magnanimous enough to set aside their personal differences with the president and other members of the supreme council and accept in good faith the olive branch extended to them by the president. It may serve them well to take heed of the advice of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela who was often quoted as saying “a good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

Any observer with an inquiring mind cannot be blamed for harbouring the view that the group may be drawing their support from some external sources if they continue to stand their ground and not budge despite the uncertainty they face in the party. But it is misleading to suggest that the group is being backed by some unseen elements with links to the ruling coalition as that would run contrary to the spirit and established code of conduct in the Barisan Nasional, although such a wild suggestion would give them some sense of security and lead some people into thinking that the group is not alone but part of a group of people with links to the corridor of power. If there is some truth to it, then there is reason not to brush aside the suggestion that the group of five may already be considering a alternative course for their political survival should they fail to make any headway in the party amidst the present internal crisis.

This raises the disturbing question of whether the so-called external linkup is consequential to the internal leadership dispute in SPDP or the two have all along been part and parcel of a bigger narrative.

Given the BN’s stringent code of discipline and conduct which, among others, prohibits a member or leader from resigning from his party to join another component party in order to remain in the BN and continue to the enjoy the privilege of power, one cannot imagine how the BN leadership would allow the group of five to conveniently take shelter in another component party, or join a newly registered party in the hope of being admitted into the BN family. To do so would mean breaking the “rules” and prescribed code of discipline of the BN and setting an unhealthy precedent. It is tantamount to shooting at your own feet. Among BN components, it is regarded as back-stabbing. If you stretch the argument further and view the implications from a broader perspective, the practice would not augur well for political stability, unity and collaboration across the BN board as it would create a lot of mistrust and confusion right down to the grassroots level. Once that trust, which has been built over the years, is lost, it would take a long time to regain and reinstate it. Even if the wound of ill feelings is healed, the scar may remain and will occasionally remind of a disturbing past.

Breaking away from the party and pursuing their struggle through a new political vehicle outside does not automatically guarantee their place in the BN as the newly-registered party must first get the consensus of all exiting BN component parties before their membership application can be approved. In light of the present situation, it will not be easy for the new party, with the gang of five roped in as members, to get the support of one or two component parties to endorse its application to join BN.

Obviously, the gang of five is facing some kind of conflict within themselves and with others. But trying to resolve a conflict in hand by creating a bigger conflict is not going to help either. On the contrary, it will worsen the situation and enlarge the conflict area. What they hope to achieve at the end of the day must work to their interest and satisfy their conditions, although that may run contrary to the wishes of the majority of the party members.

The hours and minutes are ticking by and the moment of reckoning is drawing near for the gang of five. The only amicable way out of the conflict for them is to engage in reconciliation and commit themselves to a peaceful return to the party. While this takes place, let no external force disrupt or frustrate the process. In the words of Winston Churchill, “Humility and patience are the tools for resolving conflict”.

Sarawak New Entity..”SDGLA..??”

Expectations are running high as news of this new entity is being mooted. After the PRS Supreme Council James Masing in his statement at the Press Conference mentioned engaging with “hostile” groups rather than alienate them.

A group of dayak Law graduates has started to put their “wig heads on” and is in the process of forming a registered association with the ROS.  A “protem’ committee has already been set up and their tasks will be to look into the membership,committees,education,activities and foundation purposes.

There will be interesting times ahead for this dayak based graduates association says a spokesman in John Antau linggang who was not shy to be interviewed. We will be looking at about 300-500 membership for starters.

Moreover this association will be dedicated exclusively to the needs of  lawyers/graduates and the community service projects will be ones that they will feel most passionately. Everyone expects and we will have to deliver or we will be left behind says the spokesman to audie61.

GE13″Ready for Cyber Warfare..!!”

The English Daily”Borneo Posts” headlined this article in the front page. The State BN/UMB team has set an example. It is hope in the coming GE13, every state will have a united and a togetherness team.

United we Stand,Divided we Fall” played a big part in realising this entity UMB/BN Sarawak. The Sarawak State UMB team is helmed and under the leadership of Abdul Aziz Tan Sri Adenan from PBB and supported by all the component BN parties in the State.

Click HERE for full article :-