2 U 2 “Happy 2012”

The Management and staff of audie 61 woke up early to see the sunrise for the last time in 2011 and together we had  breakfast to bid farewell to a very much eventful year. There were good and bad times.There were joyous and happy times. There were trying and testing times. But above all we all saw it through together. Many thanks to all the supporters,friends,allies and partners who visited us and commented at audie61. You have all inspired us to carry on towards the NEW YEAR 2012.

When we wake up to see the sunrise tomorrow it will the very first of 2012. May we take this opportunity to wish you all abundance of happiness,prosperity and above all good health to you,your families and to your close ones. Let’s give each other a warm HUG and we wish you a very meaningful 2012.

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Sarawak 2011-A Bernama”s Interpretation

A day before the New Year an article by Caroline Jackson Bernama Bureau chief appears in Malaysiakini. How fitting to say a few words at the end of a very eventful year for Sarawakians at the polls. The road ahead is anything but smooth for the ruling BN government and certain things needs to be put right or the nightmare will be prolonged for some BN coalition parties. However we must take into account and be Thankful to our Leaders for our state is very much free from security fears,religious persecution and racial hatred.

Sarawakians by and large have our differences but we do not let emotions take control and still live harmoniously alongside each other peacefully. Long may this continue and lets wish 2011 a fond farewell and may we welcome 2012 with open arms.

The management and staff of audie61 wishes all allies.supporters,friends and partners a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012. We are always by and with you as far as Sarawak is concerned. “Berjuang untuk Negeri Sarawak” All the bests to all of you and thanks for the  support during 2011 and please continue your undivided support during 2012 .

Extracted from internet portal an article by Caroline Jackson(Bernama Sarawak bureau chief)

The year of the Rabbit saw Sarawakians going  to the polls in the 10th state election on April 16, the biggest in the state’s history.      In terms of statistics, it boasted of a total of 979,796 registered voters, 1,749 polling centres and 213 candidates vying for the 71 state seats at stake throughout the length and breadth of Sarawak.      BN emerged from the polls with 55 seats, seven short of their 2006 tally.
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera (PBB) led by Abdul Taib Mahmud (left) repeated a clean sweep of 35 seats it contested in, but the four-party coalition suffered a setback when the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) was again dealt a heavy beating resulting in the party’s worst performance in its 51-year-old history.
The then SUPP president George Chan said the predominantly Chinese party worked so hard with the hope of retaining its seats from 2006 but was crushed, losing 13 seats out of the 19 seats contested to become the biggest BN casualty.
“If the May 2006 electoral disaster was etched in our memory for a long, long time, then the April 16, 2011 results could be a very bad nightmare for SUPP,” said Chan, who failed to defend the Piasau seat in Miri, which he had served since 1983, against a DAP newcomer, in his recently launched book, “What Now?”
But thanks to the predictable support from the rural-based Bumiputera voters, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) captured eight out of the nine seats it contested and thus debunked its tag as the “sick man” of the state BN, and in the process emerged as the second strongest partner in the state BN coalition.
PRS president James Jemut Masing credited the performance to its current image of stability and solidarity when political parties round them were cracking up – a far cry from its formation in 2004 following a bitter leadership struggle that had earlier led to the deregistration of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS).
On the other hand, the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), which won six out of eight seats contested, is currently facing an internal crisis with party president William Mawan quoted as saying that five “renegades” had created unnecessary tension and anxiety among party members and could even threaten its existence through sustained attacks against him in the press.
Subsequently on Nov 25, the SPDP supreme council sacked former secretary-general Sylvester Entri Muran from the party while four others – senior vice-president and Tasik Biru assemblyman Peter Nansian, vice-president and Mas Gading MP Tiki Lafe, information chief and Batu Danau assemblyman Paulus Palu Gumbang and another supreme council member and Bekenu assemblyman Rosey Yunus – were stripped of their posts due to insubordination.
Amid speculation of attempts to set up a new political party or join a BN component party, the estranged group of five retaliated that they had lost faith in Mawan, who said he would oppose any such attempts outright to re-enter the BN.     ‘SUPP won’t weaken S’wak BN’
Leveraging on issues, such as Native Customary Rights (NCR) land, land lease, Chinese education and even SUPP’s alleged “subservience” to PBB, the DAP won in all the 12 Chinese-majority seats while PKR, three, including the Orang Ulu seat of Ba’Kelalan by Sarawak PKR chief and NCR lawyer Baru Bian.
Ironically, George Lagong, who was sacked by PKR for contesting on his own, was the sole winner among the 41 independents in Pelagus.      However, with the 13th general election just around the corner, Sarawak BN secretary-general Stephen Rundi was confident that the current political scenario in the SUPP and SPDP would not affect the coalition’s strength.      –
Rundi, who is also PBB secretary-general, said the election machinery of all the state component parties was still intact, fresh from the state election.
“As you can see, Umno is the backbone of the BN and PBB is the backbone of the Sarawak BN, and we (PBB) are in the position to actually assist some smaller component parties to get themselves ready for the coming (13th general) election,” he had told Bernama.      Meanwhile, SUPP president Peter Chin, who was elected amid much controversy during the party’s polls early this month, said his immediate task was to unite his deeply divided party, repair its battered public image and win back the Chinese community.
The election, SUPP’s first ever direct party election, also saw five-term Serian Member of Parliament Richard Riot making history by becoming the first bumiputera to assume the deputy presidency, which was also expected to woo back its Dayak members to the party fold.
“We must go back to our members first and make them feel that they are part of the family of SUPP,” said Chin, who is also Miri Member of Parliament.

GE13 “PAS 17th Feb Dissolved..??”

PAS has already predicted that the GE13 will be held in March next year with Parliament and State assemblies dissolved after the Chinese New Year on January 23rd and after Chap Goh Mei (15th Day) on 6th February 2012.

Several Chinese newspapars notably Sin Chew Jit Poh and China Press have speculated earlier and this musts have been noticed by the PAS hierarchy.

The SG Mustapha Ali claimed that his predictions have been based on media reports and preliminary forecasts of the nation’s economic status.

BN will also take the opportunity to endear itself with the Chinese Community as it is held after the  Chinese celebrations. PAS SG also mentioned that after the dissolution the election must be held within 60 days, and polling will be held in March.

Dissolved 17th February Polling 11th March 2012

The term of the current Parliament only ends in March 2013. Many dates have been thrown in and the latests which by passed us all was November 2011. The window is indeed closing in on the PM Najib to dissolve Parliament soonest. UMNO divisional elections will be held after May and General Assembly in November 2012.

However, Najib still has that window providing he is still elected to head UMNO with a mandate from the party grasssroot and head for GE13 with a new team. Will Najib wait for after UMNO elections?  

PAS is trying to tell BN they are ready but will BN fall for the dates?

ONLY PM Najib Razak KNOWS….

Taib “Leap of Faith”

The succession to Sarawak’s CM glittering throne is again up for grabs. Many are questioning the CM for his ‘waiting game’Justs when is the appropriate time for him to let go?

WHY DOESN’T HE IS JUSTS RELINQUISH WHEN HE IS VERY MUCH IN CONTROL..??

He won the State elections handsomely especially with his party PBB with a 100% return out of 35 seats. 13 seats which fell to the opposition are the semi/urban Chinese seats of SUPP while rural seats two in SPDP and one PRS can be attibuted mainly to infighting and wrong choice of candidates.

One school of thought said,’Why should he go when he has the mandate of the rakyat for another 5 years term.?” He has delivered for Barisan National but there are “some” overzealous leaders who are working overtime to see an end to Taibs  rule. They certainly have been plotting daily and making Taib not only feeling “angry” on a number of occasions already” but also purposely revealing chunks of unbelievable mayhem of articles which seriously are ‘disturbing his peace of mind”

When the ‘shit first hit the fan” many legislators and strong link business partners took amongst themselves to rally and fight for their dear leader. Some when even as far as getting the right messages across which we just need to remind them with words as,”Hidup Taib” etc etc.

 Do not need to be reminded do we.?

Taib doesn’t need to be forced out which would be rather humiliating. Frank Sinatra would be very proud of him if Taib justs do it his own way. The song lyrics are very clear ,”And Now the end is near and I face the final curtain…”

Don’t worry Taib needs only to take the leap of faith and wink his eyes to the RIGHT and there will be others who would be joining him to retire gracefully. More would certainly just exit at the right time as a New Successor in place would have mean ‘replacements” are certainly in place.

Taib has said that he will live in good time and knowing the character of the man many are justs using all methods and ways to try to oust him out. The top leaders might not be in directly involved in the scheming and hatching of the plans for succession but indirectly the trail does lead back.

Do you recall this article in September,”Zaini Hassan who wrote in Utusan where he made a “ subtle call to Abdul Taib Mahmud today to step down in order to save Sarawak BN, telling him to heed the lesson the Terengganu BN learnt in 1999.” Justs lasts weekend another Utusan Malaysia reporter played the same kind of music but disguised to provoke CM Taib.

WE ALL KNOW where its coming from. Clear isn’t it?

Politics is all about Power and given Power to some of them they will try to take out the next person who they see as a threat for their survival. They will derail,deprive and disband the forces surrounding the leader and will remove him when the minutest of opening presents itself. Taib is already seen as having absolute control over the affairs in the State and will not ‘bow’ easily to threats,intimidation and fear tactics which he has mastered nearly 50 yers in service for State and Federal.

He is buying time to ensure that his pet project” the SCORE is not been shelved but carried out soonest before he calls time. His closest aides are telling him to take his time eventhough he himself feels that all is in place for him to justs take the Leap of Faith.

Certainly there are many names (see below Sarawak Trilogy Part 1,2 and Final) and calibre persons who will step in to see to the smooth transitional and move forward Sarawak State. Whoever takes over from Taib will not have it easy as he has used his political astuteness and manouverings to helm the State for well over 30 years.

You will have your own favourite Son of Sarawak to take over but do you know who is the anointed one yet…??  Wait..Taib has yet to take the LEAP OF FAITH

Article:-

 1.https://audie61.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/sarawak-trilogy-road-to-22nd-floor-part-1-dayaks/

 2.https://audie61.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/sarawak-trilogyroad-to-22nd-floor-part-2-the-chair/

 3. https://audie61.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/sarawak-trilogyroad-to-22nd-floor-finalwhose-my-boy/

Merry Christmas 2011

The Management and Staff of audie61 would like to take this opportunity to wish all friends,allies,supporters of the Christian Faith a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.

May joy and happiness snow on you, may the bells jingle for you and may Santa be extra good to you.

Those who are travelling by Road transportation back to their families during this festive occassion be extra careful and we hope you will get to your destination and back safe and sound.

“BN or Pakatan Judgement Day..??”

January the 9th 2012 exactly 18 days from now Malaysia would not be the same anymore says the emeritus professor to audie61 at breakfast this morning. It is already a known fact that BN is seriously facing a mountain full of “problems” as and when they face the electorate come GE13. Only PM and his closest “inner circle”will know when is the appropriate timing to call for the elections.

The No.1 question is “Are the people still steadfastly with BN or have they been disillusion with Pakatan and its promises and left?” He has been keeping his ears on the ground and feels that the Malaysian political scene is really rocking and the grounds are indeed shifting. BN does not need more problems on the plate.The M$500 given out has been twisted with facts from the ground that BN is indeed buying votes from the poor.

TRUTH OR LIES..? YOU WOULD KNOW.NOT US

The middle/average earners are given goodies even as far as churning out of 1Malaysia TV.Najid even said during the Astro distribution of decoders,”Any group of people marginalised from access to real-time information is in a disadvantaged position and will fail to compete in today’s world.” 

The timing of January 9th is all not too perfect says many for Najib. Anwar’s judgement day he was UMNO Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister when he was sacked from the government in 1988 but now we musts be reminded that he is the figurehead of the opposition alliances. Mosts if not all the corporate giants in Malaysia does not need a political upheavel. Will after GE13 results provide assurances or justification that all will be healthy and well in corporate Malaysia?

The political BN strategists are in a hurry to get it over and done with and the Pakatan group are justs watching and rubbing their hands with happiness to see whether the “BAIT” will be bitten. The swing will be very significant and if elections were called after the judgement day BN will need more than “goodies”to win the middle and fencesitters voters. Malaysia like any other countries have sympathetic hearts and ears for the downtrodden and they will rally to the call of the masses.

The next question is if Anwar is “put away” the likeliest leader would surely be Nurul Izzah his daughter and she has the charm and the fighting spirit to carry the torch through the finishingline and even pushing the government to submisssion. I extract this from an internet portal,”Imprisonment of Anwar will enrage the masses, but a guilty or acquittal verdict will not yield political benefits for BN. If the strategy is to remove him it is not a wise idea. This will incur the wrath of  the people.  ”

What choices does the BN? The quick dollar is to upheld the verdict(we did’t say that hmm)through some manouevering which the think tanks of BN needs to look at the possibilities. We do not need to tell them how its done as Malaysia has already have a slogan,”MALAYSIA BOLEH” It will be all the wiser to have the judgement day after the ELECTIONS. Someone has already seen far ahead we hope and we need not spelt it further as if spoils BN chances and plans the ultimate answer would be,”Sorry judgement today for Anwars case file number is delayed due to No.1 No. 2 and No.3 …………………”

This is the ground feel and BN musts not justs be fooled says the emeritus professor. There are many theories and articles written on the date in question of Anwars day in court but for the greater good one has to sit down and think and to look ahead at what consequences would materialise from it all.

The peoples voices would be LOUD and CLEAR. Do we need to remind ourselves,” It only takes a spark to lit the fire.”

The article which sparked the response:-http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=24855:victory-to-pakatan-jailing-anwar-will-only-boomerang-on-umno&Itemid=2

Ada “Dayak” Bising,Tak ada Pun Bising.?

When there is factional fight within a political party the separate groups will use whatever ways or methods justs to score points and also political mileage. SUPP’s Dayak YBs are now at each other throats and this is not healthy for the party as after a disastrous outing won only 6 out of 19 seats at the last state elections the party needs more than ever to consolidate itself.

The infighting needs to stop or call for a cease-fire as the Pakatan coalition is already rubbing their hands and the lasts we heard hmm is even composing a song for SUPP and its called,” Ooh ,Bising Saja lah…”

Moreover it is fact that when one is faced with problems the mind will be clouded and its no different for the political boys/party. Too much at stake says an observer thats why they cannot justs let go and forget the humiliating pain of defeat at branch level elections for some. It’s already entrenched in their minds of their supporters” If we cannot have it theyalso musts not have it.”

One SUPP faction has 6 AdUNS plus 1 MP while the other faction has 4 MPs plus the party headquarters,youth and wanita wings. The ROS will go over the documentations and will be the arbitrator. The ROS will have personal interviews plus both factional interviews.

They will write their reports and present it to the Director/officials within ROS to scrutinize.The final decision will only be made after consultation with the Minister in charge as this is very much a Political case.

The President of SUPP Peter Chin speaking to audie61 has singlemindedly reminded everyone to throw their weight behind the party and ease itself to be accepted as a party for everyone. The factional fights should stop and SUPP members musts get behind the party in the next GE13. When and only if the members in SUPP are united the opposition will find it tough. The party has suffered as there is never ending squabbles not only on major issues but also petty and personal issues.

He vows to ensure the party will be in good hands after serving his term of the Presidency. He has vouched to only stay for 3 years and when he calls it a day he hopes the party will be back to its glorious self.

At the moment the dayak YBs are at each others throat and this should stop he says. It is no good for the BN coalition and he said he has something to offer the Chinese and dayak communities as a whole. Everyone within the partysphere will not be left out and this spat in the public gallery should stop.

Below is the headlined article which Peter Chin’s deputy Richard has his say:-

KUCHING: SUPP newly elected deputy president Datuk Richard  Riot  refused to be drawn into a discussion on a resolution adopted a t the  party’s recent triennial delegates conference which stipulates that the  secretary-general would take over the helm if the president stepped down or was  unable to continue.

That resolution effectively removed any chance of Riot becoming president,  making his achievement of being elected the party’s first Bumiputera deputy  president rather hollow.

Many view his position in the party as mere window dressing to assuage the  bumiputera members.

Riot, who is also Deputy Foreign Minister, said he did not care what post he  was holding in the party as his main focus now was to be re-nominated by Barisan  Nasional (BN) to defend the Serian parliamentary seat.

Riot, the five-term MP, said this yesterday when told that there were murmurs  on the ground that he had been played out by the party and used as a pawn to  counter allegations that the new leadership led by Datuk Seri Peter Chin had  sidelined Bumiputera members in its top posts line-up.

“My focus now is to get re-nominated by BN to defend Serian, and I will not  deviate from that direction.”

When asked if he thought the deputy president post is just a window dressing,  Riot said: “The post is secondary.”

Meanwhile,  Engkilili asemblyman Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa said the  Registrar of Societies (ROS) should look into    the resolution  which  elevated the secretary-general into the second most powerful  position ahead of the deputy president.

When asked on the disappointment among party Bumiputera members that the  constitution was changed to ensure no Bumiputera member would lead the party, Dr  Rayong said it was not unexpected since Riot was a ‘lone ranger’, being the only  Dayak member in Chin’s central committee line-up.

Dr Rayong said he and four other state assemblymen namely Datuk Francis  Harden Hollis (Simanggang), Datuk Lee Kim Shin (Senadin), Dr Jerip Susil  (Bengoh) and Ranum Mina (Opar) and MP   Datuk Tiong Thai King (Lanang)  were still siding SUPP Sibu branch chairman Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.

Dr Rayong also claimed that Riot initially was with Wong but changed his mind  at the eleventh hour before the  TDC.

Riot was once a member of the now defunct Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS)  but joined SUPP in 1993.

Another SUPP Bumiputera assemblyman  Dr Jerip Susil said Riot should  have known he would never be given any real power in the party, saying  “All along it is like that and if he  does not know, he is naive.”

Dr Jerip added that by accepting the deputy  president post Riot had  betrayed Bumiputera members in SUPP as the new leadership was merely making use  of him as a window dressing.

Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/12/19/riot-polls-ticket-more-important/#ixzz1gxWXsMTp