SUPP’s Central Committee Press Statement

audie61 tweeted earlier about 6 hours ago when we met SUPP President Peter Chin at the Youth Chiefs Office at the party headquarters and he told us frankly. Inform all the BN Sarawak friends “we are not leaving BN” We dont make rational decisions and we go through the proper party processes.

As Tweets allowed only 150 words we put it down as …SUPP Prexy said to audie61″ We will not leave BN as speculated n as responsible Partner only a serious breach will make us do it”

THE PRESS STATEMENT FROM CC  SUPP

ANWARJETANDA ..Ooh la la..Jetsetters!!

PROPAGANDA916 BO-HONG ..NOW ITS CALLED ANWARJETANDA 

The mass media.tweeters and blogsphere are just CASHING on the latest Pakatan or Anwar spunned Propaganda to boost up Pakatans image that they too have “FRIENDS” in the Corporate World who are willing to take the risks.

DID ANWAR JUST TOLD ANOTHER BO-HONG..?

We tweeted this morning

1. Mohd.Taufik Omar says to Utusan Malaysia’he is not Anwar’s friend and rental service done professionally.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT ANWAR SAID EARLIER?
  • DO WE NEED TO WRITE IT HERE?

2. Mohd Taufik Omar rents d jet Sarawak businessman pays d rent? Who is Sarawakian who paid?

  • Did not Nurul Izzah(maybe some conveniently does not know that she is Anwar’s daughter the MP for Lembah Pantai) tweeted “”wht’s d issue w a jet trip loaned by a friend? Aint ours, aint public funds.

Ooh la la Next its ANWARJETANDA..(translated ..IT’S ANWARS JET)

One by one its coming out of the closet and its revealing itself as Propaganda 916 as we mentioned failed and Anwar is trying to get BN off his back by using another BOHONG of pitting the intelligence of the rakyat to vote for them and using a private jet is nothing.

  1. Whatever happened to Everybody can Fly?
  2. Is Air Asia/Maswings/MAS too inconvenient for Anwars itinerary? 

We should look further than what it all boils down too.If they come to power all his cabinet will be loaned with Private jets. They might justs have private escapades and meetings outside the country. Many businessman would be cashing on  $96000 for them to crisscross to Sabah/Sarawak.

IS ANWARJETANDA HERE TO STAY..??

I still will ask PKR YB See Chee How to tell his boss to tell me looking in my eyes and say,” Audie do you believe me now.

Anwar ” JANGAN BO-HONG LAGI “

On September 9th 2008 we wrote “Anwar-Now 916 Bo-HONG” I remember when we looked back telling the Legal Advisor of PKR Sarawak in 2008 See Chee How now a YB, his boss would love to tell me in person” looking in my eyes and say,” Audie do you believe me now.

So much have happened from that date and even Abdullah Badawi has handed the baton to Najib as PM of Malaysia. Anwars dreams and aspirations were WASHED AWAY on that fateful date of 916.

He has been jostling with 916 until now and must have had many sleepless nights. But what really caught my attention going through “BN Bloggers Blogs ( I say we musts read our own too hmmm)was this heading:-Anwar Airlines: Now Every Liar can Fly!

The introduction was a masterpiece though we feel there was a spelling mistake..Ooops!  didn’t mean it my friend..{Not enough with fancy bus, Pakatan Rakyat is now showing their private jet to  ‘get sloser’ to rakyat} Is it closer..??

Anwar also a LIAR or shall we say BO-HONG. someone out there might just correct me on that later. 916 seems to be following Anwar up and down and for reasons only he knows has caught himself in another Web of Controversy.

WAH! TRAVELLING TO SARAWAK SABAH TO CAMPAIGN AND BE WITH HIS PEOPLE…which even his daughter Nurul Izzah tweeted “”wht’s d issue w a jet trip loaned by a friend? Aint ours, aint public funds. 

So very defensive and edgy with the tweet Nurul and seems that there is but a twist to the whole Anwar Airlines as mentioned by the blog as he rightly pointed out:-( BN leaders would be given budget with facilities provided by the government, and  they would not use their own personal fund. Even the Prime Minister could not go  that length.){ http://www.pisau.net/}

GOSH! 916 was a clever ploy and a GREAT PROPAGANDA many said but with the heading now by the blogger Anwar Airlines: Now every LIAR can fly! It has certainly made Anwar a Liability to realise Pakatans goal of reaching PUTRAJAYA.

DAP and PAS should seriously say ANWAR “JANGAN BO-HONG LAGI” translated to Hockien hopefully no one will give me an earful { DONT NO WIND NO MORE} English- {DON’T LIE ANYMORE}

4 YEARS AGO (916) AND NOW THIS HAPPENS…

Please read and click to view earlier article:-http://audie61.wordpress.com/2008/09/09/anwarnow-916bohong-malaysiakini/

OMG ” Now In English”

First my mistake,” I did not copy and paste the full malaysiakini article” Some and many too, say Malaysiakini is not VERY PRO-BN and I should not be quoting from there. audie61 should not be popularising the article eventhough they said something good about it.

This is what the Prime Minister said from the article which I fully support.ExtractedPrime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has dismissed allegations that Sarawak Chief
Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud had amassed billions of ringgit.”There are
all kinds of allegations, jangan kita layan (let’s not entertain it),”
he said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

Najib was responding to a question on a report produced by Switzerland-based NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) claiming that the chief minister, who has been in power for 31 years, has emerged as the country’s richest man with an estimated wealth of US$15 billion (RM46 billion).

PM said “There are all kinds of allegations, jangan kita layan (let’s not entertain it}  (This is the statement  I support)

  1. Isn’t PM supporting the CM? Isn’t this English?
  2. Where did audie61 go wrong?
  3. Reading and extracting not Very PRO BN internet portals and quoting is wrong?
  4. How are we going to put things right when we dont even know what are our enemies/opposition are doing?
  5. One can have their own opinions and evaluate what we have done. The cyber world was captured nearly 90% by the Pakatan cybertroopers in 2008. Today we are fighting back. Is it wrong to read even an opposition blog and tell the BN Boys how we need to put it Right against Pakatan?
  6. Is MY ENGLISH too difficult to understand ? Oh Gosh……!
  7. Lets FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE .

OMG do we need to explain further.Maybe we dont really know how to write??????? Or for that matter people or some of our readers don’t understand MY ENGLISH. Oh My English have suddenly been misinterpreted.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN THIS WORLD IS MISCOMMUNICATION/MISUNDERSTANDING OF WORDS WHICH USUALLY CAUSES MORE HARM THAN GOOD..

It saddens me when some are trying to hang on someones shoulders trying to make an easy kill for their own benefits.

Without a doubt I stand by Chief Minister Taib and Prime Minister Najib. CM Taib said to me” If I am so VERY RICH I would not be working in my office in the 22nd floor from 8am -5pm.

OH YEAH ! I can hear and feel the flying daggers coming my way…

Lucky ME MY FORCE FIELD is still intact…hahahaha

* not looking down on those who dont understand me and the English Language but to tell those who are out to defame me. Judge it yourself where I stand…

46Billion “Jangan Kita Layan”

It’s Now Pretty Clear that the Federal Government is very much with the CM Taib on Sarawak’s agenda on politics of development. If not PM Najib would just have kept silent on the issue of CM Taib amassing wealth in the region of $46 Billion as alleged by Switzerland-based NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF)

Instead when he was asked by reporters in a press conference the PM Najib said “There are all kinds of allegations, jangan kita layan (let’s not entertain it),”

Many would be wondering why the PM have said what he said but as a leader he needs to look after his flock( CMs and MB of BN controlled states) in times of an imminent power struggle from within UMNO and PM need not make an enemy out of CM Taib.

The Taib haters would be showing us the middle fingers and we are pretty sure our email would be flooded with  emails of “apple polishing of the highest order’. When Elephants collide its wise to stay out of range as one would not know what will hit us.

It is really up to the top boys to do battle obviously. PM Najib knows Taibs man are everywhere ready to push the knife further in to destroy his Premiership stay. Najib must have been advised to stay clear of any other controversies as a strong Sarawak BN mandate of 31 Parliamentary seats is the survival factor for UMNO to continue to stay in power.

CM Taib needs to deliver or else his stay as CM of Sarawak would also be in jeopardy. The BN Federal Government needs Taib to deliver and this statement from PM Najib,’jangan kita layan” speaks VOLUMES of how CM Taib is very much needed to deliver the required numbers out of 31 Seats in Sarawak to BN in the upcoming GE13.

 GE13 is the mother of all battles both for BN and Pakatan.

Lim Kit Siang Leaving.??

Lim Kit Siang DAP Supremo seems to have forgotten a “Golden Rule” look at yourself first before you talk about others. He can rant,condemn and tell the whole of Malaysia that Taib should keep his part of the deal to step down by midterm but what about he HIMSELF.

Hasn’t he been part of the Malaysian bookshelf for a good 40 years or more as he first won as an MP in 1969 in Bandar Melaka Constituency. Age too is not on his side and he has already succeeded in making his son the Chief Minister of Penang.

WHY DONT HE JUST SAY TO CM TAIB,”LETS RETIRE TOGETHER

Surely,Lim Kit Siang knows that he like many veteran opposition leaders feels that Putrajaya is within their reach and its unfinished business. If they signal that their time is up they will miss the GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. We shall see wouldn’t we and the GE13 is not too far away.

Taib too have a final hand to play in GE13 and Kit Siang knows unless the grandmaster of Sarawak politics is no more ,winning Sarawak State is still an impossible dream.

The person who takes over from Taib will not be able to control and dictate by just the looks of the eyes. The successor will have a large shoe to fit and the opposition will have more leverage.

The same will happen too for DAP when Lim Kit Siang calls it a day.

The article which appeared in the internet portal:-Looks like Taib is here to stay.

About a year and a half ago, tensions between Kuching and Putrajaya rose when there was a debate on when Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud should step down.

Worried that Taib’s 30-year rule of Sarawak would sour BN’s chances in the April 2011 Sarawak state election, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak crisscrossed the state, promising that Taib would step down soon.

As the heat poured on, Taib declared that he would step down in “two years” midway through the campaign, only to say ambiguously he would step down “mid-term” after it was clear that he had won the election convincingly.

However, all this talk of Taib stepping down in “two years” – which would mean April next year – appear to have all come to naught based on the speeches of Najib and Taib last Sunday.

In a press release today, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang pointed out that the duo seemed to be complementing each other on stage during the national-level Malaysia Day celebration in Bintulu.

Najib praised the cooperation and support of Taib administration’s for the federal government, while Taib praised the premier and alluded that his administration cannot be replaced by a “political newcomer”.

These on-stage theatrics did not impress Lim, who described it as a public “love fest”.

“But what the Najib-Taib ‘love fest’ in Bintulu camouflaged was the clear victory hands-down by Taib in the political tug-of-war with Najib.

“The reason is also very simple and straightforward – the tables have been turned, with Taib now having more political leverage vis-à-vis Najib instead of the other way round 18 months ago before the state election,” said Lim.

DPM Is this Not Sabatoging?

They are In.No questions Asked.This is how it Works.

Lets look deeper and not just point the finger at the organisers and the Organising Chairman Abang Johari who seems to be getting the blame. He has no choice but its coined in such a way that his deputies in Rosey and Entri are calling the shots.

Why? They both are YBs who are in the northern part of Sarawak and they are both backed by hidden hands who are more powerful and their whispers are enough to send shivers down Abang Johari’s spine.

Moreover,Abang Johari outside Kuching is easily manipulated and many have even termed him as Tourism and Housing Minister for Kuching Division and not Sarawak. He did try to put his foot down and defuse the situation but ‘the internal infighting of PBB succession plan” is rearing its head (follow up indepth on this in the next article.soon)

SPDP and G5 are still locked in bitterness and going by what has happen it involves a very much bigger picture than what we can see openly says a senior PBB member. It does seem that there is a struggle to get ahead of each other and the tussle of the northern boss versus the southern boss is nearing its final stages.

Mawan looks to be being pushed to the limit and the partymachinery though very much with him is being attacked from outside forces who feels that YBs and MPs on their side will mean a stronger base for pushing ones candidacy to the top.

Eventhough DPM Muhyddin has strongly made his statements on sabotaging and Mawan also especially when he worded it as an “insult and ridicule” not only to SPDP but to Barisan Nasional as a whole with the participation of an “illegal entity in the TYTs parade in Miri. Mawan went on to say it is an”act of sabotage to the Barisan spirit of solidarity to happen is perplexing, very disturbing and intolerable.”

Najib and Muhyddin have too much on their plates and the MPs who will be standing in Ge13 is very much on their minds and SPDP having 4 seats will need to deliver if the party needs to survive after the GE13. The party needs to make a stand and Najib have to openly put a stop to this infighting or else what Azmin Ali Deputy President of PKR says will come true. If there are infighting the party will loose and its a fact.

CM Taib is watching with hawks eyes and call what you may “Act of sabotaging or indisciplined by G5” the fact remains if Sarawak BN delivers CM Taib will be rests assured that his time will not be up.

There have one too may calls for his tenure to come to an end says an Assistant Minister and its nothing new but the fact remains PBB delivers as one can see 36 out of 36 seats contested and if PBB delivers 14 out of 14  who says he is not needed.

Can one blame Abang Johari for having a part in in sabotaging Barisan National Unity and solidarity? Surely, you have looked at the crystal bowl and have seen the faces who are very much responsible. Will tell you more very soon….

For now lets see whether Najib or Muhyddin will say G5 is illegal or very much part of the system of being a BN friendly entity.

A word”STOP THIS G5” will be music to the ears of BN SPDP.

 

OMG…Racist Overtones..??

OMG does it sound racist?

This is the unhappiness and uncalled for ruling which has come out from our neighbours Singapore.”Malaysians above the age of 18 are allowed to work in Singapore except for male natives from Sabah and Sarawak whose age limit has been raised to 35.”

Not only it has caused tensions but it does mean that “The new ruling has caused much difficulties to law-abiding Sabahan and Sarawakian native men, mainly unskilled and odd-job workers to work on the island.

Fresh workers below 35 were barred entry while those within that age group and already working there could not renew their work permits after they expire within two years.

Sarawak has over 40 ethnic races and besides the Chinese,Malays and Indians who live side by side with the other native races are the Ibans,Bidayuhs,Melanaus,OrangUlu, and others.  The Ibans make up the majority of the population.

Meanwhile,The people of Sabah are divided into 32 officially recognised ethnic groups. The largest indigenous native group is Kadazan-Dusun followed by Bajau and Murut besides the Chinese,Malays and Indians who also are very part of the breakdown of population.

The question now this is a very delicate position for the Malaysian Government as it involves the workers of two Eastern States of Malaysia Sarawak and Sabah.

This is not a small matter as its a very sensitive issue.

There will be repercussions as Singaporeans in General will in the long run call”natives from Sabah and Sarawak potentially uncontrollable and also troublemakers.”

Moreover not every one from Sarawak and Sabah below aged 35 should be coined as in the same mould. It has caused very bad distaste and its racially discrimanitory towards the natives of both states says many.

1.  DO YOU THINK ACTS CAUSED BY A HANDFUL  OF NATIVES SINGAPORE SHOULD PUNISH BOTH STATES ASKED ANOTHER? 

2.  IF THIS HAS HAPPENED IN UK OR USA IT WILL BE VERY RACIST IN NATURE. IS SINGAPORE ABOVE ALL THIS RULING?

3.  WHERE ARE THE OPPOSITION YBS,MPS AND LEGISLATORS WHEN THE NATIVE PEOPLE OF SARAWAK AND SABAH ARE BEING TARGETTED?

4.  THE RULING GOVERNMENT HAVE MADE THEIR STAND AND AT TIMES LIKE THIS THE PEOPLE MATTERS MOSTS AND NOT JUST POLITICS TO ONES ADVANTAGE

5. THIS “ADMINISTRATIVE PUNISHMENT” BY SINGAPORE MUSTS BE DELIBERATED AND A SOLUTION MUST BE PUT IN PLACE.

This statement which was published does not give much hope on the already strained relationship which has reared its ugly head in Sarawak and Sabah” Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore Datuk Md Hussin Nayan said that during the elections in Singapore, one of the issues raised was over the high number of foreign workers there and the government had taken steps to address the matter by minimising the intake of unskilled workers.

IF Sarawak and Sabah legislators decide to ban Singaporeans from entering Sarawak and Sabah we are pretty sure there will be a huge overcry by many Asian and Western Countries.

We have made  it very clear “THERE MUST NOT BE ANY DISCRIMATION OR RACIST BAN ON NATIVES OF SARAWAK AND SABAH

RACISM MUST NOT  REAR ITS UGLY HEAD ANYWHERE BE WARNED..!!

Click to read :-http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/9/10/nation/11999070&sec=nation

DAP Lim Kit Siang “Will you be Banned Next from Sarawak.?”

There is a popular phrase,”Don’t meddle too much or else you will pay the consequences“. We wonder if the next in line to be banned to enter Sarawak will be MP Lim Kit Siang Supremo of DAP.

Is he just trying his wits to meddle in Sarawak’s succession of CM to get the EXTRA POLITICAL MILEAGE needed for Pakatans much needed push for Putrajaya?

SEEMS YOU WILL BE BLAMING CM TAIB NEXT….

This is the article extracted from Malaysiakini portal

Come April, Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s self-imposed deadline to step down will expire, but there is little sign that it will happen, said DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang.
In a press release today, Lim noted that Taib had publicly said yesterday that there was no need for a leadership change as the people of Sarawak currently “enjoy peace, political stability and organised development”.NONEShould Taib refuse to step down next April, Lim (left) warned that it would be a serious setback for Najib who revealed in April 2011 that he had brokered Taib’s retirement date.
“It would appear that Taib’s speech today is specially meant for Najib’s ears, with the unmistakable message that he is not going to honour his understanding with (Najib).
“A test of wills between Taib and Najib is currently underway, with Taib thumbing his nose at the Prime Minister, defying Najib to see who can last longer politically.
“Taib is confident that Najib is too weak politically to try to enforce their understanding before the Sarawak elections that he is to be chief minister for only two years,” said Lim.
Midway through the Sarawak election campaign, Najib flew in to provide reinforcement as it was increasingly apparent that BN was losing some ground. Pakatan Rakyat’s campaign had focussed on Taib’s 30 year reign as chief executive of Sarawak and allegations of him amassing an amazing fortune during his tenure at the expense of the environment and the people.
NONEThroughout the campaign, Najib (right) said he had brokered a retirement deal with Taib and even exhorted Sarawakians to believe him.
Under pressure, Taib said during the later stage of the campaign that he would step down in “two years”. But after being sworn-in, Taib became ambigous and said he would leave “mid-term.
Lim said that come Sept 16, all eyes will be on how Najib handles the prickly subject.
Najib will be leading his entire cabinet to Bintulu, Sarawak for the Malaysia Day celebration on that day and Taib is certain to be present.
“This will also be the most appropriate occasion to clarify whether his understanding with Taib on the latter’s stepping down.. two years after the Sarawak elections, still stands,” he said.

Mawans BFF and Interview with Borneo Posts…..

SPDP President Tan Sri William Mawan knows who his BFF(Best Friends Forever) are especially when all the ADUNS have left him. 3 MPs are still with him while the other 1MP was sacked from the party.Mawan does not need to worry as he will still have the loyalists and the party machinery with him to fight the battle to retain the 4 SPDP allocated seats.

The other State seats and ADUNs the party have also sacked them and it will mean that there will be 7 available places to be filled up by NEW PARTY LEADERS from SPDP ranks. It was a crisis where it surely did open up opportunities which the previous ADUNS and MPS left a void. New leaders have emerge and SPDP have been garnering strength through the various activities,programmes and membership drive which have caught the imagination of many political leaders in and outside of BN.

If Mawan was weak he would have caved in and would even have retired with exhaustion but as a fighter and a leader he has shown tremendous capabilites and sustainability. SPDP knows and Mawan in particular knows who his BFF are and he has valued their help tremendously.

Below please find the excerpts from  his Chit Chat with Borneo Posts….

SARAWAK Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president Tan Sri William Mawan  had a bumpy start in politics.

He contested three times and lost three times — each time by a small majority  of less than 500. The setback did not ‘kill’ him but instead made him  stronger.

Now, some 20 years after his first electoral victory, he is facing one of the  worst nightmares for a political leader — a mutiny from within.

But the seasoned Social Development Minister does not blink or flinch,  believing he can weather the storm by turning the internal crisis into a golden  opportunity to revamp and breathe new life into the party.

Incidentally, SPDP has been reduced to a mosquito party with just four  elected representatives after six of its YBs (the Group of Five (G5) and Meluan  assemblyman Wong Judat) left due to differences of opinion and other party  disputes.

In an interview with thesundaypost, the SPDP president spoke frankly about  his involvement in politics, how he is handling the crisis in the party and how  the party will see a new beginning after emerging stronger from its internal  problems.

Q: Please tell us a bit about how you started in politics.

A: I first contested in Pakan in the 1983 state elections where I lost by 261  votes. I stood in the same constituency in 1987 and lost again by 258 votes. In  the 1990 general elections (parliamentary), I stood as an independent in Julau  and came out 425 votes short. And in 1991 state elections, I stood again in  Pakan. This time round, I won by 595 votes.

Q: What motivated you to join politics?

A: I’m not sure. I was just around — always there with the people. I was  chosen three times and defeated again and again but I stayed on to be with the  people. Some people may just talk about politics or profess to be politicians,  yet they are seldom there with the people. For me, I’m just there with the  people. And if that makes me a politician, then I’m a politician.

Q: In other words, you have your own way of doing politics?

A: My way of doing politics is not the art of politics. It’s just the way of  my involvement. The art of doing politics involves organising people and  managing resources which has a much wider scope. I’m just describing my  natural way of getting involved with the people. I’m not trying to define the  art of managing politics.

Q: It has been perceived all this while that your weak leadership is the main  reason for the party crisis you are facing now. However, your past record of  replacing the Sarawak National Party (SNAP) with SPDP shows otherwise. Your  comments.

A: Yes, the way I am judged now and what my past record shows do not tally.  So whether my leadership is weak or strong, it has yet to be seen. A lot of  people said I am weak, some commented I am too soft. But as you have said, if I  could face a giant like SNAP before, would I be such a cowardy person now?   Many, after just one defeat, slipped into oblivion. I contested three times and  lost three times, yet I’m still around today. Do you think a weak person can do  that? I rely on my instincts on when to make a move, when to respond or how  to be reactive to things. There are always implications to what we do. And in  face of the recent happenings within the party, I try to look beyond them. I  never want to be drawn into them until I feel hopeless. I want to stand above  all these happenings so that I can have a clear view, and thus, be able to make  the right decision. And when a decision needed to be made, I made it. If  anyone needed to be sacked, we sacked them. We are not happy or excited to see  any BN representatives leaving. This, as the whole, is weakening BN. Even  though SPDP had sacked people, we didn’t do it hastily. It took almost two years  before the G5 were sacked. Along the way, we never stopped trying to win them  back. So was it with Wong Judat. There were two or three attempts to win him  back.

Q: So how do you see what your party is going through now? Within a year, six  of your YBs had either resigned or been sacked, reducing your party (which had  10 elected representatives — six assemblymen and four MPs) to a mosquito party  of only four elected representatives?

A: To me, this is just a passing shower. It comes and goes. It is a political  hazard but just temporary. For all you know, whether I make noise or keep  quiet, I have been handling the situation behind the scene. I have to evaluate  the situation and re-think the next move over and over again after all these  things happened. I have to keep my cool. I cannot be merely reactive to what  is happening. Yes, instant reaction might satisfy my emotions and ego but it  will be my nightmare the next day, especially in the present context of BN  politics and culture. As party president, I cannot say anything that  contradicts myself and be caught in my own cobwebs later on. As a politician — and quite a senior one — who has been around for over 20 year, I think I have  learnt to be much more patient. In politics, what you see today may not be there  tomorrow. I guess there are times when we have to lie low. In a troubled  time like this, even if I have to make a move, I won’t want to tell the world  about it. In the face of my enemies out there trying to destablise or  destroy our party, I need to be really cautious with everything, including the  nature and manner of our responses. In any case, we won’t tell people where we  hide our weapons.

Q: As a leader of one of the state BN components, have you been given any  assurance of support when you need it?

A: The saving grace is we are in BN. This is a BN government and this is BN  politics. We are a coalition and SPDP is part of it. Within BN, it is always  understood we are always part and parcel of one another. But no one will not  be able to help or sympathise with you if you get out of line. The BN system  will not be beneficial to you if you deviate. On the other hand, BN leaders  should stick to BN principles or rules and regulations governing BN. Then I  believe disputes within any component parties will finally be settled by  themselves. But if BN leaders were to deviate from BN principles, then they  would be setting a precedence. This is dangerous for everyone in the  coalition. If SPDP were to settle its affairs within the ambit of the BN  system, I think the party is safe. People come and go — quarrels will always  erupt here and there. After all, we are democratic. People are more educated and  versatile. Today they may jump there but tomorrow, they may come back again.   But as long as BN does not discard its system and principles as well as rules  and regulations governing the structure of the coalition that has been there for  a long time, all component parties will be safe. To me, there is no  compromise in this regard. As far as possible and up till now, I think SPDP has  managed to keep in line.

Q: How do you feel about the party crisis and what are the reactions of  the leaders in SPDP?

A: As human beings, we tend to be emotional and think we are always right.  This is the problem with ego. I have a lot of ego but it’s probably much more  controlled or submerged. It is not manifested much. And just like anybody  else, I may be tough and uncompromising but the situation demands that I should  take a few steps back in order to go forward. I’m very grateful to all SPDP  leaders. They never lose sight of their responsibilities. They know what we have  been doing and what the future holds for the party. And true enough, as I  have said, what happens today is just a temporary phenomenon. We look forward to  the future. That’s why we emphasise on recruitment and membership drive. We  have been recruiting many new and young professionals from colleges and  universities. To us, this bad time is a blessing in disguise. There are many  seats to be contested and many candidates to be fielded. To the present leaders,  this is a new beginning.

Q: What has SPDP been doing to overcome its crisis?

A: I think the party needs a lot of restructuring and political  re-engineering. And once the next state elections come round, the whole  situation will change. Now people tend to focus on the number of elected  representatives we have sacked and how many have resigned but in the next state  elections, there will be a totally new SPDP. We are in process of  re-positioning ourselves for bigger things and tougher challenges and I have  suggested that some very concrete steps be taken before the next state  elections. As for the coming parliamentary election, I think we are on  course with the four seats. We probably need to review and strengthen the  progress in these areas where we have been campaigning and working in close  collaboration with the BN machinery. Most people will see the glaring  absence of elected representatives in SPDP — except for William Mawan himself.  But SPDP people know there are many of us and we know right infront of us are  bright sunny days. Elected representatives are important to us. For a  political organisation, you must have elected representatives. We do have seats  but in an election, any party can lose seats. But this is just temporary.  People just swing away now but they will swing back. Some may leave the party,  others return. But the party is still there.

Q: How do you plan to move forward from here?

A: SPDP will continue its good partnership with the other state BN  components. As for the party’s future, we are now providing a platform for young  professionals to play active roles in leadership and social activities which  include welfare. With many vacancies in terms of BN allocated seats, SPDP is  now an attractive platform for young professionals to come in and prove their  worth and leadership qualities. We started our revamp two years ago by first  creating the puteri wing, followed by the putera wing last year. For the puteri  wing, more than 2,000 members on average are recruited monthly since the  beginning of this year. The total membership of the party is now about  100,000-strong. This is the new begining. We have gone through the worst and  are now thinking of how we will rise from this. We need to reorganise and  re-engineer and we also need new and young people. This is a golden  opportunity to revamp because some leaders have already displaced themselves.  Out of necessity, I have to bring in new people to replace them. In the next  elections, you will see SPDP winning back all its eight state and four  parliamentary seats. We will come back to be more energetic, more poised, more  focused and above all, much more relevant. What the future holds is not what  we can foresee. But I’m optimistic the new system and structure of the party  will allow it to survive for next 50 years.