GE13 ” MP Hulu Rajang…A Darkhorse..?? “

GE13 cannot come sooner for those who after months of lobbying will be hoping that their name will be the “chosen one for their party” BN/PRS have three very “capable and winnable” candidates and each of them have their grassroot supporters.

Who will it be amongst them will be known come nomination day.

Wilson Ugak claims that he has the blessing of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri James Masing to stand as a Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in Hulu Rajang in the coming general election.
Billy Abit says he is very much still confident and winnable as the incumbent and will be hoping that his more than “cordial” links with his long term association with the Federal leaders will be enough for him to be renominated.

Liwan Lagang says a source to audie61 must not be ruled out and might justs be the answer BN/PRS holding on to the parliamentary constituency.  A DARKHORSE..??

George Lagong who won as an independant in the lasts state elections in the Pelagus area remains a favourite to join in the fray. A phone call to him today on Ugaks statement he justs said,”Very Good.Let’s wait and see”

PKR and SNAP will be weighing their options and there will be not short of candidates as the parties feel this constituency will be up for grabs as there are many issues in their favour to be addressed.

WHO WILL BE THE WINNER AND CLAIM  P216..??

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Huh.! Wat’s going On.??”

IS IT ME..? SOUNDS LIKE ME… DEFINITELY NOT ME.

 BUT IT’S WAY OF THE MARK

 * scratch head *

Received so many phone calls and even one said that the newspaper  today

 ‘SOLD OUT” Oh…Wow! Unbelievable…

[Previous article:-PBB “Interesting developments”

Some times when you are the victim of truth it will justs appear at a time when you least expect.

Todays PBB meeting in which MPs for Batang Lupar and Batang Sadong attended was anything but cordial.

There was an air of anticipation of a meeting which will trigger disunity, discontentment and displeasure even before the meeting began. Eventually when GE13 was mentioned the ears all popped up like receivers to get the signals from the satellites.

The persons attending the meeting were all caught by surprise when the Chairman of the meeting stressed with venom,”We musts get all our operations centre ready in anticipation of the the GE13which will be called soon” There must not be cliques and we must be united to face the GE13.

Our reliable source said,”The persons who thought that they will be asked to do it nearly turned  white as a ghosts when the Chairman asked MP Nancy Shukri. It was anticipated that MP Nancy would not be renominated and they were all shocked to say the least.

Nancy said,”Am I not one of the ABU9 to be dropped..?If you all don’t know please check up the newspapers and the blogs and my name is listed and eventhough i vouch to work to please the rakyat in my area certain forces are hellbent to ensure I am not renominated.”

I’m sure she said Deputy Minister Rohani is in the same predicament. But she was cool and answered in such a way that the Chairman said,”Who said so? Tell me and those who thinks that they will replace MP Nancy or MP Rohani need to think of the next GE14.

The chairman said this and its a clear indication of what lies ahead for the two Wanita MPs of PBB. They have been asked by the top hierarchy of getting their operation centres up and working and if one can read into this PBB is putting as stop to changes or INFIGHTING which might affect the winnable chances for the party in Batang Lupar and Batang Sadong.

PBB is the backbone of the coalition in the state and if there are too much infighting it will affect the chances of the candidates and will virtually and eventually trickled down to the grassroots. There are of course those who feels that its their time to be given the ticket but in politics the BN Chairman will need to look at a winner not one who lobbies justs for personal needs.

BN will need all the right people in place to ensure that that is one seat won or Pakatan will cash in and say its ours and its your loss as infighting have caused you the seat. there are 222 seats available and up for grabs and PBB will want these two (2) seats sorted out with their candidates virtually having the upper hand with little or no resistance to their candidacy.

MP Nancy and MP Rohani will be hoping their paths are cleared and that all obstacles be it purely for selfish needs and not party needs ….

IT’s JUSTS GOT TO STOP ..]

GE13″PBB Interesting Developments..!!”

Some times when you are the victim of truth it will justs appear at a time when you least expect.

Todays PBB meeting in which MPs for Batang Lupar and Batang Sadong attended was anything but cordial.

There was an air of anticipation of a meeting which will trigger disunity, discontentment and displeasure even before the meeting began. Eventually when GE13 was mentioned the ears all popped up like receivers to get the signals from the satellites.

The persons attending the meeting were all caught by surprise when the Chairman of the meeting stressed with venom,”We musts get all our operations centre ready in anticipation of the the GE13which will be called soon” There must not be cliques and we must be united to face the GE13.

Our reliable source said,”The persons who thought that they will be asked to do it nearly turned  white as a ghosts when the Chairman asked MP Nancy Shukri. It was anticipated that MP Nancy would not be renominated and they were all shocked to say the least.

Nancy said,”Am I not one of the ABU9 to be dropped..?If you all don’t know please check up the newspapers and the blogs and my name is listed and eventhough i vouch to work to please the rakyat in my area certain forces are hellbent to ensure I am not renominated.”

I’m sure she said Deputy Minister Rohani is in the same predicament. But she was cool and answered in such a way that the Chairman said,”Who said so? Tell me and those who thinks that they will replace MP Nancy or MP Rohani need to think of the next GE14.

The chairman said this and its a clear indication of what lies ahead for the two Wanita MPs of PBB. They have been asked by the top hierarchy of getting their operation centres up and working and if one can read into this PBB is putting as stop to changes or INFIGHTING which might affect the winnable chances for the party in Batang Lupar and Batang Sadong.

PBB is the backbone of the coalition in the state and if there are too much infighting it will affect the chances of the candidates and will virtually and eventually trickled down to the grassroots. There are of course those who feels that its their time to be given the ticket but in politics the BN Chairman will need to look at a winner not one who lobbies justs for personal needs.

BN will need all the right people in place to ensure that that is one seat won or Pakatan will cash in and say its ours and its your loss as infighting have caused you the seat. there are 222 seats available and up for grabs and PBB will want these two (2) seats sorted out with their candidates virtually having the upper hand with little or no resistance to their candidacy.

MP Nancy and MP Rohani will be hoping their paths are cleared and that all obstacles be it purely for selfish needs and not party needs ….

IT’s JUSTS GOT TO STOP ..

GE13″Dates Set …??”

PM had mosts political pundits at the edge of their seats when he was quoted to have said this”“rasa-rasa bunyi (PRU) dah dekat (feel the sounds  (of elections) are near).”

Anyone in his shoes will be playing mind games to gauge the mood of the voters who will be casting their votes to elect and give a new mandate to the representatives who will be governing the country.

Some are getting bolder with dates thrown in to make it more juicy. Politics is after all Perception and getting the right feel and the timing is absolutely vital for the PM in office. He has till 2013 and if he decides to sit in for the whole term no one can blame him.

He took over from Abdullah Badawi who led the BN coalition to a mosts disastrous GE12 outing. 140-82 seats in Parliament and not having 2/3rds majority led to Abdullah leaving office after being pushed out in ‘shame’by the UMNO warlords.

Najib needs to perform better or he too will be forced to vacate the Presidency of UMNO through yet another ouster. The opposition has daringly informed Najib of the wrongdoings in the present BN government and Najib is walking on thin ice.

Pakatan facebookers and blogs have even listed them accordingly which has sent shivers but its curable by any political standards. BN will be facing the ‘mother of all battles “and both sides Pakatan and BN have their fair share of problematic areas and issues.

Its up to Najib and his coalition partners in BN to dissect and put right what has been done to emerge victorious or face the music of being setn packing out of Putrajaya by Pakatan. The following has beeen picked up as issues which will be used against BN.

  • NFC FIASCO
  • MAS-AIRASIA SHARE SWAP
  •  LYNAS ISSUE
  •  FELDA LISTING
  •  CIVIL SERVANTS PAY REVIEW
  •  INDIAN GROUSES, ELECTION REFORM
  •  SHORTAGE OF CHINESE SCHOOL TEACHERS
  •  HIGH COST OF LIVING
  •  UNFAIR  DEVELOPMENTS IN EAST MALAYSIA
  •  UNFAIR EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR ALL

There are other issues which differs from state to state but the National issues will be closely monitored by both sides of the political divide. The Pakatan ruled states will be under attack by the BN as they are the opposition.

Many political personalities are making their intentions known and some are going all out to have an impact in their chosen seats. No one wants to be left out and the PM is and will have the dates closely guarded even though some justs refuse to let PM rests until he dissolves Parliament.

What lies ahead is anyones guess……

ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE..??

PRU13″Rasa-Rasa Bunyi..?”

When will the Boxing gloves come off. Malaysians have waited for the moment when Najib dissolves Parliament.Both BN and Pakatan are all ready and soon the people will give a new mandate to the deserving coalition. The indicators are favouring PM Najib and it is no surprise that he was reported to have said in Port Dickson that

“rasa-rasa bunyi (PRU) dah dekat (feel the sounds  (of elections) are near).”

The Umno president said two days ago he will dissolve Parliament when  public confidence towards his administration is at its highest level.

“The right time (is when) there is a high level of confidence in the  government… we are still gauging situations (to) see what kind of  support (we have),” he told Chinese-language radio station 988FM in an  interview.

I’m sure you justs can’t wait to put your mark on the ballot papers…..

GE13 Cyber War..”Borderless.Youth will hurt you..!!”

When the head of UMB UMNO Tun Faisal told the BN bloggers in a cyber trooping workshop,”what you write will be read and its not about popularity but substance I was taken aback” Even if one (1) person reads your blog in “totality” it will multiply.

The message is simple blogs carry the full weight of how we address issues in this era of technological advances. Facebook is the supermarket where everybody buys while twitter is like express/bullet mail to the mind of the reader.

We are in this not because we want to be popular but we are in this because we want to engage the mindset of those who holds the keys and are part of the voters who will casts their votes in GE13.

Elections is about propaganda and dissemination of information takes all forms most common ones and traditional methods being through banners,buntings,billboards,TV aired advertisements,leaflets and also “surat layang2 in the villages”

Malaysia has develop and in 8 years time 2020 we want to be a fully developed nation. Our leaders knows that with development there are prices to be paid. The pyramid of voters “middle class” are all now internet savvy and technology is at a push and a touch or even without touching of a button (heat sensors) and they will receive whatever they require.

The cyber space is to be won and whoever grasps it by the neck will be a step ahead. Pakatan took the cyberspace in 2008 and BN leaders did not know what hit them. Today many are still lagging behind and are not fully in tandem or just ignoring the facts that cyberwarfare has reached the kampungs/longhouses and remote villages.

The leaders are so afraid to tell the Boss PM but the signs are REAL. PM played his card on justs pre-empt a June 3rd GE polling date. Why the Dayak leaders in Sarawak are so so afraid while the Sabahans said its not an issue?

Is there a condition put forward to the PM to say when he should hold the elections? BR1M(1Malaysia peoples aid ) and civil service pay rise have already been sorted out.

Let me tell you if the Johorean dayaks and also those who work in Singapore and Peninsular are back for the festive occasions in Kaamatan Sabah and Gawai Sarawak,it does spell trouble. They have seen it and they will tell all sorts of stories which will swing the votes.

Should the BN leaders be so afraid.? They did not do their homework thats why. They have taken everything forgranted and are running scared of facing their enemeies headon. (surely,YB Karim will say to me ..you are BN or Pakatan? he had a dig at audie61 when we posted this article:- https://audie61.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/pbbliving-on-borrowed-time/ )

Even a former Bintulu MP Ting Ling Kiew said,”The state Barisan Nasional risks losing one-third of the 31 seats at stake in the parliamentary election if it fails to replace non-performing MPs.He further claimed that some of the long-serving MPs had seldom visited their constituencies and provided services to the people.

audie61 writes  to clarify what needs to be done for the country and do not apple- polish just for the sake of earning merit points. If the YBs and MPS have done their homework surely Pakatan would be very worried. The reason for Sarawak YBs as stated by Dewan Rakyat speaker Wan Junaidi he was quoted to have said,”June3 as pollingdate,as speculated is a no,no for Sabah and Sarawak.

Wow! Looks very much a very defeatists attitude. BN should be on high ground and not looking upwards and any dates of celebrations should be the time to get the people rallying behind instead of giving a negative backlash.

Could another former YB be on a second home coming or trying to put himself in the shop window to be a candidate in GE13?

Nyarok who losts badly to PKR Ali Biju musts have regretted that he did not heed the youths during the lasts state elections. He was even known to have said according to sources in Krian that we use the same old style,use the same elderly people,dont need youths we will win. Also we were told,”He said posters like Ali Bijus don’t vote” but did he losts badly and had to eat his words and he blamed sabotage.

Such a lame and feeble excuse….

We were on the ground to judge his operations and we were saddened of the attitude and approach. A lesson to be learnt for SPDP as it prepares for GE13.

Hold on! Are we hearing things?

We were taken aback when we covered the SPDP Youth and Wanita AGM/TGM opening ceremony and Nyarok said,’Younger generation are the future leaders.” Oh my! Isn’t he behind times or was he trying to just impressed.

A little too late though Nyarok and he even urged the party’s election machinery to make full use of mobile technologies in order to reach to the young voters.

RPK would have loved to knock a few teeth out of Nyaroks mouth by what he was and now he is regretting what he has done. This should be shuffed down Nyaroks throat extracted from RPKs article,”Siapa awak? Awak ni rendah. Awak tahu saya siapa? Saya Datuk. Saya Tan Sri. Saya Tun. Saya wakil rakyat. Saya Yang Berhormat. Saya ada kuasa. Saya orang besar. Awak apa? Awak ni Blogger saja. You are nobody. I am somebody.

If only Nyarok realise earlier of cyber warfare and the usefullness of engaging the youths and its machinery he would still be in cloud 9. Thank God that he is not and its given a new beginning for the BN government to look very closely at what needs to be done and how its going to be done to ensure SPDP/BN retains Saratok.

Luckily,CM Taib Mahmud have remarried and he knows way around the young minds. At the SPDP opening ceremony we tweeted what he said and this are the very words which are music to the ears of the youths of today. Nyarok who is younger than Taib musts have private lessons from Taib on how and what not to say to youths if he still wants to stay RELEVANT .

The tweets:- Athanasius Audie @audie61

  • CM Taib said we musts read the mindset of the ppl fast as we face challenges from the youth
  • CM Taib said BN”clear cut image and we sink our differences” especially in facing GE
  • The Thinking power of the Youth says CM is very important.Modern thinking and not afraid to run in d act of balancing.

CM Taib said the THINKING MINDS of the youth differs from an elderly person like him who have seen so much and the technological advances in this modern era we need to think about what they the youths think and it musts be turned to votes. By the way Taib is older than Nyarok.

The message has filtered all the way to even James Masing who said today in star online ,”PRS engages cyberworld to win elections:-Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is delving into the cyberworld to win in the coming general election.

Its president James Masing said PRS’ New Media Unit would be one of the frontliners for the coming election.

“The shaping of the people’s minds via the Internet is more relevant to those who reside in the urban areas.”PRS cyber troopers will assist whenever they can in urban areas,” he said at the party’s headquarters here Wednesday.

Nyarok,Taib,Masing who next is giving UMB or cyber warfare an A+( PLUS) ?

James even said,”whatever lies.slanderous statements and unstatantiated allegations appear you must refute. PRS cyber troopers to battle in the War. Be very careful as it will hurt you if you are not ready to face the mortars and kitchen sink thrown at you. Some are prepared but some justs cannot take it and the opposition are well drilled and are stubbornly difficult to bring down.

The cyber space in this GE13 is not for the faint hearted and now even State housing minister and President of Saberkas Abang johari has joined the chorus of leaders in saying,”todays leaders must know of Facebook,Twitter and blogs so as to keep up with the younger generation

If you cannot communicate with the young people,how,then can you inspire and lead them? It seems the social networking will not only help BN or Pakatan but it will hurt the ones who are not ready to accept that the revolution is real.

PM Najib was quoted to have said this on December 1st 2011,”Keduanya, media baru. Mahu  tidak mahu, suka tidak suka, UMNO harus menguasai media baru kerana  hari ini, detik ini, ia mampu menentukan kemenangan atau kekalahan. Ia  berupaya mendatarkan “the playing field” atau ia turut boleh menjadikan  satu pertarungan itu, tidak setara. Dari yang demikian, orang UMNO wajib  mengetahui cara-cara untuk memanfaatkan media baru demi survival parti.

Memenuhi maksud dan menjiwai realiti baru juga, UMNO selaku sebuah  parti siasah yang dinamik, tidak boleh hanya sekadar hebat bertempur  dalam pertarungan lalu, kita semestinya juga menjadi juara dalam  berperang di medan laga terkini.

Its only now that the leaders realised the importance of the Cyber war.

We have earlier covered this subject and Click HERE to view:-

Former Deputy Chief Minister George Chans words clearly sums it up just like what Tun Faisal have opened up on blogs,

George Chan 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.

BORDERLESS YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT…..THE YOUTHS WILL DETERMINE WHO GOES TO PUTRAJAYA

SPDP “A Step Forward”

The Chief Minister of Sarawak Taib Mahmud did not mince his words when he said to the delegates and observers in Bintulu for the opening of the TGM. He said “PBB will advise and assist only when needed in component parties problems or internal disagreements. PBB will not get their hands dirtied. If our advises are followed its for the strength of BN.”

SPDP have chosen the Party President William Mawan as its President while the Deputy is Tiong King Sing. Congratulations to both of them from audie61 and the elected team for SPDP 2012-2015.

Obviously,there are some who knows that it will be a “matter of time”when this plan falls through. There were many uneasiness and unhappiness on how the TGM elections was run but its bests be told by delegates or sources who were present during the voting of the SC members.If we were to write it it will be take a number of pages.Good or Bad experiences,hiccups etc etc let the SPDP members tell you.

How timely and it can only happen in TGM Bintulu?

We were informed through our source that the No.2 position was actually reserved for someone to broker for him to come back to the fold. Your guess would be as good as mine,wouldn’t it?

 A lot of last minute negotiations were held to ensure it was fulfilled. Unfortunately, the lifeline was taken up and the top leadership feels that ‘since the goose has laid its golden eggs” we will look at it again when it hatches fully.

An article from an internet portal and a comment from a reader is attached to ensure we at audie61 did not engineer the story.

political observersays:

Absolutely right as predicted tiong is now in full control of spdp. Nelson remained as Sec Gen and Igai as dep Sec Gen. Igai and nyarok seem to be the hitman, claiming everything to be from ROS. 31 div declared illegal. It obvious those declared illegal, are most likely to vote against them. So play dirty. Somebody should verify with Ros when half of the division r illegal at the 11 hr. The party leadership should resigned en mass, to take responsibilty for such a mess and someone should challenge the validity  of the TGA. But then this is spdp, who cares just gives those dayak beers, and they will worship  you!

2012 hopesays:

Tiong seems to fully controlled spdp.

The extracted article from internet blog:-

KUCHING: As expected, the MP for Bintulu and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party’s (SPDP) treasurer-general Tiong King Sing was elected yesterday as the party’s deputy president taking over from Peter Nyarok.

On the surface, Tiong’s election as deputy president seems to have the all-around support of the party members.

But there are those who are worried that SPDP is returning to the old days of Sarawak National Party (SNAP), of which SPDP is its offshoot.

SNAP, which had more than 90% Dayak membership and professed a multi-racial policy, was however under the iron-clad rule of a non-Dayak, James Wong, from 1981 to 2002.

Wong did not brook any criticism against his leadership nor did he tolerate anyone talking about “Dayakism” in the party. Those who did so were either expelled or asked to leave to form their own Dayak party.

During his presidency, the Dayaks’ interests and voice were suppressed as he turned SNAP into part of his Limbang Trading Company.

Stubbornly sticking to his rigid “principled” rule, Wong would initiate disciplinary action against anyone who committed an offence, even a minor one against the party.

So SNAP under him split twice. The first was in 1983 when he sacked a few Dayak leaders including senior vice-president and Deputy Chief Minister Daniel Tajem on suspicion of supporting an independent candidate.

Tajem and several Dayak elected representatives were forced to form their own political party – Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS).

The second was in 2002 when Wong sacked Tiong over an issue of television station which failed to be constructed in Bintulu.

‘Tiong is like James Wong’ Tiong’s expulsion triggered mass resignations of members from the party which were led by William Mawan and eight other senior party leaders.

Like Tajem, Mawan and his group of nine formed their own party, SPDP.

With the exodus of credible Dayak leaders and elected representatives, SNAP, which was once the bastion of Dayak voice with 18 state assemblymen and nine members of parliament, has now been reduced to a mosquito party.

Coming back to SPDP, what some members are worried is that sooner or later he will take over the leadership of the party. They have seen what had happened to SNAP which was headed by a “towkay”.

They have also seen what had happened to PBDS and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) with “towkays” playing major and bigger roles in the two parties. While PBDS was deregistered in 2004, PRS had also almost faced the same fate.

SPDP members know what type of a leader Tiong is. Like Wong, he does not tolerate any criticism.

They recall what happened in a supreme council meeting in July 2009 when Tiong brought the idea of expanding SPDP’s wing to Peninsular Malaysia.

His idea was strongly opposed by the then secretary-general Sylvester Entri, senior vice-president Peter Nansian, vice-president Tiki Lafe and several other supreme council members.

They all agreed that it was not that simple as it had to be approved by the triennial delegates conference in December 2009 as well as amending the party’s constitution.

Tiong’s outburst

During the meeting, a member of the council suggested that a vote should be taken to determine how many would support Tiong’s suggestion.

And before the division could be called, Tiong was heard by reporters who were covering the meeting to have uttered the following words “…. Don’t do this to me. I spend my bloody money on this party and this is what I get…”

Tiong’s sudden outburst stunned the members present, and when the reporters came in Tiong was nowhere to be seen. But the mood of those present appeared to be gloomy, and some were seen to be very angry.

Several supreme council members did not agree for SPDP to go national.

“Why should you go national and waste our manpower resources, when we are threatened back home by PKR?

“Even the seat of president at Pakan state constituency in Julau is in trouble and so are SPDP other seats,” said one council member.

SPDP has eight state and four parliamentary seats including Tiong’s seat of Bintulu.

At that time, there were rumours that Nyarok had wanted to step down and had allegedly negotiated with Tiong to take over the number two post.

But the majority of the supreme council members were wary of the possibility of Tiong becoming the number two man in the party.

It was at this time that the anti-Tiong group discussed a Plan B whereby they wanted to challenge Tiong for the number two post in the event Mawan chose Tiong as his running mate.

Silent majority

Said another member of the anti-Tiong group: “What some of us fear is that if Tiong becomes the number two, it will be a matter of time before he takes over the leadership of the party.

“If this happens, then there are bound to be troubles in the party.”

Tiki at that time already talked about the new line-up when he said: “There is likelihood that even the top posts will be challenged including his own vice-president post.

“We are talking about Plan B and a new line-up.”

Tiki said that most of the elected representatives were in the second list. The first list contained the president and his men.

The group’s intention must have reached Mawan’s ears, who took steps to prevent the group from challenging the party leadership by calling for a status quo – meaning to say that Tiong and everybody would remain in their respective positions in the party.

However, after the TDC held in December 2009, Mawan changed his mind by replacing Entri as secretary-general as allegedly demanded by Tiong.

During the announcement in January 2010, five elected representatives – Entri (Marudi),  Nansian (Tasik Biru),  Tiki (MP for Mas Gading), Rosey Yunus (Bekenu), Paulus Gumbang (Batu Danau) and three other supreme council members – walked out from the meeting.

Together they were popularly known as “SPDP 5”.

That was the beginning of the protracted crisis that resulted in the five of them being expelled from the party in November last year.

Now that the members of the SPDP 5 are no longer in the party, no one dares to say anything openly against Tiong.

But the silent majority is closely watching Tiong as they perceive that SNAP’s history may be repeated