SPDP “Separatists 5 Guilty..??”

A BN sympathiser said to audie61 on the SPDP 5 ,”Oh No! Its come to this has it. Are they guilty?” Yesterday,we tweeted and also on FB and we were swamped with calls before and after the PC .Today,it has been a day full of political discussion after what has appeared in the main stream media . Now its time for both parties to put on their thinking heads ,move on and make their next move.

Is there still a window for a Negotiator?

Why?  A BN YB said “This crisis involves on one side 2 Aduns and 3 MPs and the other 4 Aduns and 1 MP. This will be BAD for BN as a whole and it leaves a bad taste on both sides if it is not solved amicably. 

The question comes back  Guilty.! No, not just yet but public perception has indeed swung back to the party and the President Mawan. 

We attached below what has been published and the opposite camp told us in a telephone conversation yesterday that there will be reactions from them. Why do we have to face the disciplinary committee when we have done no wrong? You ask Mawan what he has done and he has losts his credibility in our eyes.”

Today a veteran political analysts said “Its not about being who is guilty but we musts look at it from the angle of 1. Interpretation and 2. Constitution.

In Interpretation the party is being held hostage and the 5 YBs plus 3 others continues to defy the party as a whole by not turning up for the Supreme Council for 2 years and 7 times in totality. They know even if they are not seeing “eye to eye” with the President or some other members they should have used another platform to fight them and that is the party’s annual General meeting instead of jeorpadising and sacrificing the interests of the party.

They are selfish in a way but they are correct in a way taking advantage of the “kind heartedness of the President” The limit has been breached and the President has spoken“Its time and its my turn

Constitution- we look at the rule of law and if there are no rules how is the party going to continue to perform and remain relevant. SPDP has the constitution and”to the members of the party they must be upheld and not taken lightly and broken as and when a member decides. They know the Disciplinary pages are from pages 89-94 which is Article 24 of the party constitution. The constitution is a guidline for the political party to function as required by the ROS Societies act of 1966 and if there are any problems the party will turn the pages for assistance.

The 5 plus 3 will be hauled up for a hearing and if they defy and absent themselves they will need to use a political intervention of a “negotiator”to solve or see an end to the already uneasiness  created by both sides.

NO one is wrong justs yet until the SC meets again.

Extracted from an enbglish daily attached below:- 

 The so-called ‘SPDP Five’ have been referred to the Disciplinary Committee for failing to attend the party’s supreme council meeting for the past two years.

Party president Tan Sri William Mawan said this was decided by the Supreme Council during a meeting at party headquarters in Jalan Badruddin here yesterday.

The ‘SPDP Five’ are senior vice-president and Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Peter Nansian, vice-president and Marudi assemblyman Sylvester Entrie Muran, vice-president and Mas Gading MP Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe and two supreme council members – Bekenu assemblywoman Rosey Yunus and Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang.

The unanimous decision was made by 21 out of the 33 supreme council members, Mawan said, adding that the five persons were referred to the party’s disciplinary committee as they had “reached the party’s limit”.

Mawan said the five-member disciplinary committee was headed by Professor Dr Safiq Abdullah. They were not members of the supreme council.

He said the committee had been given two weeks to investigate the matter and to come up with a finding.

“The time has come. I thought it was a joke. But I, as the president have to put the party in order. There is a line nobody should cross. There is a limit to what you can do and cannot do in the party.

“This thing will never end and the party’s existence may be threatened and that discipline has been discarded. An individual or a group’s interest is subservient to party’s interest,” Mawan told a press conference here yesterday.

He also said that the actions of the five persons had caused confusion to the party.

“But let the due process takes its course. There is nothing personal here,” he said.

He, however, warned that the five persons could face expulsion from the party if they were found to have breached the party’s discipline.

But Mawan, who is Minister of Social Development and Urbanisation, was also quick to assert that he would not mind meeting with them to sort things out as he is “the most peaceful president”.

When asked why it took him two years to make such a drastic decision, Mawan said he had been liberal and democratic in his approach and had given the five persons plenty of time to come to their senses.

He added that the five would be informed of the outcome of the meeting.

Mawan also announced that the party had a new set of constitution which had been approved by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) “to bring better discipline and make the party stronger”.

The SPDP Five has started their ‘silent rebellion’ since the party’s last triennial general meeting (TGM) end of 2009.

Their main contention is that Mawan had not kept his promise to ‘keep the status quo’ in the party’s line-up that he announced before the TGM.

Meanwhile, when contacted, the SPDP Five refused to comment on the matter except to say that “they will cross the bridge when they reach it”.

 
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Bekir for Samarahan,Mukah or PetraJaya..?

Where will Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib stand to be MP candidate for GE13?

 Surely no one would go against “the anointed one” The motion has been set and mosts leaders from PBB Bumiputra Wing who are aligned to CM are jumping on the bandwagon and giving their endorsement freely. The lists includes State Assembly Speaker Awang Asfia Awang Nassar, Senator Idris Buang,Minister in Chief Ministers Office Fatimah Abdullah,Chief Political Secretary to CM Karim Hamzah,Youth Information Chief Aziz Adenan and the latest being Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management Awang Tengah Ali Hassan.

The Chief Minister has already said he hopes that Bekir is ‘serious in serving the people” in response to his son Bekir’s statement of “I am always interested in Sarawak politics but no one has yet called me,” Last weekend Awang Tengah joined in by echoing his boss CMs words,”“I am very happy for him and I hope he is serious”.

A few murmurs from the political circles are coming out with their own analysis from a different perspective. It might not affect the choice but certainly its worth to hear their views.Mosts of them are in agreement that,”Its good the leaders are coming out to endorse but something is missing.”

The 3 main factors includes  namely

  •  1.Why are the grassroots leaders in these two areas P197 Samarahan and P213 Mukah keeping mum?
  •  2.There is definetely a deafening silence and hardly a whisper of support from any dayak leaders from PBB or any component parties?
  •  3. Why is the Youth Chief Fadillah Yusof quiet?

In answering the first question there has been a tinge of disappointment in Samarahan Constituency for Bekir’s brother Sulaiman.The grassroots felt that that they were let down by Sulaiman eventhough they put so much hope on him. They felt now they needed somone else besides Sulaiman’s brother as the saying goes,”Once bitten twice shy”

Even Karim Hamzah told a reporter that each individual is different and that claims that he too will let them down is unfounded will not easily erase the ‘fear of another misjudgement” Bekir needs to consider this factor too as eventhough his brother in 2008 garnered 15559 votes against PKR candidate Hussain Abang Apok 4148 this time round it will not be so smooth sailing. One of the seats earmarked by PKR is also P197 Kota Samarahan and Baru Bian has already said this,”We have spoken to the people on the ground and so far the response is very encouraging.”

P213 Mukah the incumbent Muhammad Michael leo Toyad who is already in his seventh term has already made his stand by saying,”well,I have no wish to step down.I am still able to work at the moment also I am still working to develop my constituency,so I am ready to defend my seat. Bekir would know that the incumbent has twisted his words saying the above as on one hand the incumbent says… “its all depends on the party’s decision if I stay or not.”

Bekir too knows that that Leo Toyad who was once a Roman Catholic and now converted is not well received by his constituency,there has been calls of him being replaced by new faces and there are names being thrown around in Alphonsus Dorhat,James Pieng with others even before Bekir’s name emerged. There seems to be a very loud calling for a Christian Melanau assemblyman to serve this notably christian dominated constituency and in the lasts elections the signals were very apparent. Bekir will have his hands full as Leo Toyad would not give up his seat so easily.

The second question is the dayaks feels that the Melanaus are building their dynasty. If any of their leaders openly support not one of their own they will be scorn upon by their own community. It has been reverberating for some time now that the dayaks are hoping that one of their own take the helm and if endorsement is given to Bekir it will hamper any dayaks from getting the coveted chair. The dissenting voices speaks loudly,”Another thirty years no way..!!”

In keeping their distance the current crop of second echelon dayak leaders would know they will not be ‘singled out”by any group in the Bumiputera wing. There is already a known ‘power struggle’ amongst certain leaders and the grouping is getting clearer as the days goes by for the CM to finally call it a day. The dayaks are not only keeping out of endorsing”Bekir’ openly but avoiding being dragged into the skirmishes which are happening behind closed doors. 

Thirdly,one parliamentary seat which Bekir looks as challenging to stand out on his own would be the P194 Petra Jaya seat. The incumbent a deputy minister is also the Youth chief of the party. Bekir knows this area very well as he has his house located in this constituency and he knows that there are at least 5000 and above opposition voters. PKR has already indicated that there are signs that they will be able to win this seat and wrestle it from PBB. This even makes it a stronger case for Bekir has he is known to “love challenges.” Even DAP MP and Adun Chong Chieng Jen has thrown a challenge to Taib Mahamud his dad that he should move away from safe seats to fight the opposition in urban or semi urban areas.

Bekir would like to win this seat handsomely and tell DAP and PKR that he managed without using his dads influence. His dads preference would be for him to stand in Kota Samarahan or Mukah. The people of Mukah yesterday called audie61 and said,”Toyad still wants it and nobody else but only Bekir can take it away from him.”

 Bekir knows that he needs to be serious to please his dad and he would not just pick up P194. He has to wriggle out to prove his worth in the political field and a platform right in the middle of Kuching Division where the voters are semi urban and winning it would be the icing on the cake for him. Fadillah has kept quiet on this matter and he might just be thinking of “changing his seat” to maintain his parliamentarian status. Will he be given a “safe seat..?”

Year   Barisan Nasional Votes Pct   Opposition Votes Pct
2004   Fadillah Yusof (PBB) 18,236 75%   Wan Zainal Abidin Wan Senusi (PKR) 5,420 22%
2008   Fadillah Yusof (PBB) 19,515 78%   Mohamad Jolhi (PKR) 5,118 20%

PKR Sarawak Women chief Nurhanim Moksen even mentioned in a telephone call to us that he finds the challenge of Bekir to be interesting and she says winning for PKR will not be so easily as Fadillah would have been easier to challenge. They know how to handle Fadillah as they have kept track of his movements and will use it as “atomic bombs” on him and oust him. PKR must be confident enough on this seat as it was unveiled recently that P194 is also amongst their winnable seat.

The Bekir factor will be a twist in PKR’s works and Bekir a “fresh face”succesful businessman and also with good political linkages would be able to win back the majority of the constituents to the BN fold. Many in this semi-urban enclave would be very happy to give him a chance to improve their Petra jaya constituency as they know he does thrive on challenges. Bekir knows the option of P194 stands out eventhough the safe seats of either P197 or P213 are as good as him being given on a “silver platter” an MP seat.

It’s really Bekir Taibs Choice dont you think..??

BN/SPDP “Supreme Council Meeting….Full Turnout..?”

The agenda has been sent out to all members of the Supreme Council of SPDP via fax and registered posts by the Secretary General of the party. There will also be follow up phone calls by the administrative staff of the party a day to the supreme council. This is our normal procedure and it has always been practised by the party says an aide to the President of SPDP.

There is enough quorum for the meeting which is scheduled for 13th of September 2011 at 1 p.m at the party headquarters. Many will be asking what is in the agenda and our source reiterated to us as at audie61,”Usual and its the normal agenda in political meetings. ”

When pressed further he added,”Hopefully all SC members will be available,present in the meeting ,we will be able to deliberate matters for the better good of the party and the BN coalition as a whole. If some are missing we will cross the bridge when we come to it.”

A SPDP member mentioned to us  and said,” they should know the time and the place of the meeting too ” Just remind them its at Badruddin road and show them the picture.

THEY MIGHT NEED TO BE GIVEN DIRECTIONS ...??

PKR/SPDP “Political Vultures”

The speed in which Vice President Sylvester Entri capitalised on the weaknesses of President Mawan is an opportunity which he has been reminded that he has to exploit. Entri acted fasts with his group who remains intact after the State elections. Mawans right and left arm has been severed in that he not only losts his SG Nelson who was not renominated to stand but also his Deputy President Nyarok who losts to PKR Ali Biju in Krian.

The numbers game now looks like that Entri has 4 Aduns and 1 Mp while Mawan has 3 Mps and 2 Aduns.What remains though according to a close political aide in Mawans camp is,”Who is actually behind Entri and the group? What do they intend to achieve and will they be an End Result.?”

The party will surely be divided no matter what happens now and the only way to see an end to the infighting would be a TDC where the winner takes all. The fractures are highly visible and both sides would not just give in as the real ” war ” in the State elections is already achieved.

 The battles and skirmishes within SPDP will carry on and the vultures will circle around the party hoping to pick up what is left behind. Entri is moving ahead with his agenda and he is fighting for the ultimate prize.He is capitalising on the ever growing disturbing distrusts amongst the party faithful towards the President and sees himself as a Champion in unifying the resources available in the party to achieve his goal.

The President remains unmoved as he knows the majority are with him but the numbers can easily be switched as time and time again political scenarios changes and at times of crisis it will always be very fluid. Certainly there has been whispers on the ground that one or two of the MPs might just take this opportunity to be aligned to Entri as it was mentioned that Mawan has said only ‘winnable candidates” will be picked for the General Elections.

The question is the party can recommend but who has the final say? The ticket is still a “Federal Barisan National Candidate” Of course they will be lobbying for the seat but even if the Party President says he is my man but if the BN Federal Chairman decides otherwise chances are the party still needs to toe the line. Entri according to our source is moving in this direction and he knows that the “strong hidden hands” are all out to assist him. 

Will Mawan be fooled by this political strategy thrown down by Entri’s Hidden hands? Mawan has shown to be cool and calculated unlike Entri as per this newpaper article” was seen as ‘jumpy’ after SPDP president William Mawan advised party members not to create any more factions.” Mawan still has strong man MP Tiong behind him for advise and the financial pull but one cannot underestimate Entri too.

This battle in SPDP needs to be clipped sooner rather than later as the longer it carries on the party will lose its direction and the trusts of its members and the public as a whole. A party which has infighting will surely bear the brunt of the voters. This is a reminder which was mentioned by Azmin Ali then VP now Deputy President of PKR at a dinner in Kuching and in his ceramahs in and around Sarawak,”A party which goes into an elections embroiled in infighting will certainly pay the price by losing the seat. We must capitalise”

BN knows that it musts see an end to this infighting and of course there musts be a ‘negotiator’ in place. It does no good to BN and Pakatan will and make no mistake about it as Azmin has already sounded the battle cry. The cracks in SPDP will surely be an advantage and PKR/Pakatan knows that the 4 seats which SPDP holds will provide them that opportunity. 

The sooner the misconceived disagreements be settled the better it is for BN/SPDP. On paper PKR will also have marked winnable seats from SPDP.

Who will benefit more…..?

The political vultures are circling above and we don’t need to have a political degree to work it out.

SPDP “Showcause letter..??”

A veteran politician said to audie61,”If the President as so much as gives a directive to the Disciplinary board to take action against the Separatists 5 he is wrong. But if the issue of the “showcause letter” goes through the Supreme Council and is tabled and agreed upon, the President has used the constitution and powers within accordingly and is well sheltered from creating an unpleasant situation. It is not in his hands anymore.

IT’S IN THEIR HANDS.

The President will need to seek clarrification and advice from his think-tank to avoid any legal issues from surfacing and amongst the very first action is that they need to refer to article 16 Clause 35(h) where there is NECESSITY to table in the Supreme Council a special committee or Disciplinary Board to deal with this case on an ad hoc basis. Article 17 (f)of the said constitution permits the President to terminate the appointment of any one of all the appointed posts only.

Article 24 will come into play later where the composition,powers,procedures and decision will take into effect after the 5 member team has deliberated and put it up to be endorsed by a 2/3rd majority of votes of the Supreme Council present and attending.

A staunch SPDP supporter telephoned and said,”To me the President does not have a choice and he is being held hostage. He has to resolve this matter sooner rather than later or it will do the party no good in the eyes of Barisan National as we are one of the coalition partners. The party might be considered “weakened” if the 5 separatists leave but the Party as a whole will rise from the ashes to be a stronger as the ‘thorns” have been removed.   

Mawan has been a gentleman no doubt he says but its time to throw the challenge down to them and tell them in so many words that they are not indispensable. There are so many young and upcoming professional party members to fill the vacuum.”

The President needs to take the bold step or else more dirty linen will be washed up in public and the party will be more or less targetted. BN will look after their own and the party needs to be strong enough to take herself up to another level.

The Tombstones will be Engraved for ANYONE who crossed party lines and SPDP is no different. 

SPDP “Limits Stretched..!!”

SPDP privilege source informed us this morning,”The SPDP President has already spoken in Sibu and he does mean it this time. There is a limit to what anyone can do and with all the unhealthy politiking taking place Mawan has been left with no alternative left but to take the necessary actions.

His limit has been stretched like a “rubber band” and eventually it will also give way. It remains the prerogrative of the President to issue a directive to the SPDP Chairman and his disciplinary board to issue a “SHOWCAUSE LETTER” to those who has defied and are a liability to the SPDP.

Mawan has given them enough time and chances not to hold the party to its knees and this next course of actions will ensure that the party will remain intact. SPDP has 4 Parliamentary seats to defend and the party needs to get this problem out of the way inorder to remain relevant in the eyes of the Barisan National Leadership and its coalition.

The Separatists 5 will use all legal ways to bring the party to court but it will be to no avail. They will need to answer to the showcause letters when they are issued and if they remains defiant and bring the party to court they will be told in so many words that the clause 18C.-“Decision of political party to be final and conclusive” will be starring at them and its not a winnable scenario.

They should pick up a copy if they do not already have one under Laws of Malaysia,”Societies Act 1966(Act 335) & Regulations- Latest copy (As at 20th august 2005). The SPDP constitution should not be read in totality and its only a guidance when the legal arguments are being put infront of the presiding judge.

Just for the information of the Separatists 5 this might happen when they try to bring the party to court:-

The judge might just rule that under the relevant provision of the societies act ‘no court shall have jurisdiction to entertain or determine any suit,appliocation,question or proceeding on any ground regarding the validity of a decision of a political party or any matter relating to the affairs of the party.”

The President has given enough time for the Separatists 5 and their members to stop the backstabbing and bringing down the partys name over the last 1 year. There is a limit to what a man can handle and now is the time for Mawan to take action. Many political journalists has even said that Mawan lacks the courage to do it and is seen as “weak” If he follows through with this action on the 5 some will even say,”a little too late” and the damage is already irrepairable.

Mawan is still on high ground and he needs to flood them out and crush them before the real damage is done by them at the next SPDP TGM next year. Our source even says,” Don’t tell me 5 YBs dont have divisions supporting them. He needs to disect and cut them into pieces now as the new “taiko”amongst the group is ever ready for the challenge. Mawans back is already pushed  to the wall and this action remains the right political decision for him and the party.

William Mawan, the President knows its TIME………

DAP Sarawak.. BN “Dayaks Traitors..??”

This article which appeared today at an internet portal which mentioned this “suddenly I felt pieces of paper being pushed into my pocket” by DAP Sarawak Chairman Wong Ho Leng has indeed stirred up an uneasy feeling amongst the BN YBs .Some YBs at open houses were seen chatting away and reasoning why Wong Ho Leng  brought it up in the first place?

This will create an atmosphere of distrusts,uneasiness and betrayal which the DAP opposition leader hopes it will achieve. We extract the following where you will be able to analyse and make the judgement whether the DAP Leader is notoriously up to and extend being politically mischevious or was he trying to convey a message to the BN YBs

 Hellooooo”you are on CCTV”

This has also indeed another way of telling the voters,”your dayak YBs should not be there and it also serves to tarnish the good name of BN overall.”

The extracted version:- “He said many Dayak BN leaders were supportive of the opposition on the issue of native customary rights (NCR) land.“It is really pitiful and sorrowful that the Dayak ministers, members of parliament and state assemblymen are not prudent and not true spokesmen for the Dayak communities.

“They are not daring enough to talk about NCR land problems in Parliament or in the state assembly.I can tell you that during coffee breaks, they (BN Dayak reps) chose to sit next to us.

“And suddenly I felt pieces of paper being pushed into my pocket. Even without opening the papers, I know what is written inside.“It concerns NCR land problems which they (BN reps) want us, the opposition, to raise,” he said.

Next DUN Assembly Sitting  you will know who The BN ” Traitor” is wouldn’t you..??