The writeup will start with ….BN Component parties agree fully to work together to defend all seats allocated against the opposition Pakatan group in the upcoming state elections. However this is totally against the flow of how the BN component parties in Sarawak that is,”washing dirty linen in public which the voting public is sick down to their stomachs with.
On one hand the CM who has taken office barely 3 months is besieged with BN component infighting which has escalated over from the former CM. The 10 YBs who have on 15th May 2014 said that they will all come together to join a new political vehicle in TERAS ( Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak) is facing stiff resistance from the other BN Sarawak component parties in PRS,SUPP and SPDP. PBB has through some of their assembly made positive political statements in relation to TERAS and the 10 YBs.
The Emeritus Professor said this headline,”PRS, SUPP, SPDP declare pact to defend their state BN seats allocation from Teras, to convey stand to top Barisan leadership that they won’t budge. Masing went on to say that Teras elected representatives who won their seats under SUPP or SPDP should have the moral to resign when they left the parties.
“They never stood as Teras candidates. In the last state election they were nominated either by SPDP or SUPP to represent BN.”
He said if they were to contest in the next state election they should stand under the Teras banner and must not mislead voters into thinking they were contesting under BN.”
A YB close to Mawan posted three questions
1.Why are they so Afraid of us?
2.Have we taken their seats away yet?
3.We are all BN are we not?
We are NICE PEOPLE and why are they creating such a Ruckus even before we have submitted an application to join BN. Shouldn’t they be concentrating on fighting the Pakatan group and win back their losts seats . This is totally absurb and to see three component leaders not only merging in minds but merging physically is akin to the dark days of MIng Court 1987 when BN faced the Maju group.
Extracted from the Broken shield please find the following,”
1987 Ming Court Affair
This political crisis already started brewing when Rahman Ya’kub was the governor of Sarawak. He criticised his nephew in a speech at a ceremony of opening of Bintulu port in 1983. In 1985, Rahman Ya’kub was involved in a bitter dispute with his nephew, Abdul Taib Mahmud over allocation rights. In 1987, Rahman Ya’kub formed a new party named Parti Persatuan Rakyat Malaysia Sarawak (PERMAS) in order to challenge Taib Mahmud at the polls. He also formed an alliance with Sarawak Dayak People’s Party (PBDS) in order to unseat Taib Mahmud. In March 1987, 27 of the 48 state assemblymen suddenly directed their support to Rahman Ya’kub while calling Taib Mahmud to resign as a chief minister. Among the defectors were Taib’s 4 cabinet ministers and 3 assistant ministers. A war of accusations on timber concessionaires then broke out between Rahman Ya’kub and Taib Mahmud. Taib Mahmud revoked 30 timber licenses held by his defectors and Rahman’s clients. Taib then accused Rahman for awarding 1.25 million hectares of logging concessions worth RM 22.5 billion to Rahman himself and his relatives. Rahman Ya’kub, in return, revealed a list of timber concessions covering 1.6 million hectares held by Taib’s clients and family. Despite the unsuccessful attempt at the 1987 Sarawak state election, Rahman continued his struggle with his allies, Sarawak Dayak People’s Party against Taib’s led Sarawak Barisan Nasional until 1991 Sarawak state election when Taib’s coalition won an overwhelming majority of 49 out of 56 seats in the state assembly
Another interesting character must be Datuk Justin Jinggut, a former SNAP vice president who is now actively promoting himself to be the PKR supremo in Sarawak. Interestingly Justin Jinggut is Norlia Tun Abdul Rahman’s husband. Now, who is Justin Jinggut again?
“I believe the first double-frogged politician was “born” in Sarawak. It was in Sarawak where this culture of double-frogging began when Ulu Rajang MP Justine Jinggut elected unopposed on a SNAP ticket in the 1982 parliamentary election defected to Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) in 1983. In 1986, he contested on a PBDS ticket and won with a big majority. He leap-frogged back to SNAP before 1987. In 1990 he stood again on a SNAP ticket and was soundly defeated by Billy Abit Joo of PBDS.” –
Are they any similarities to this episode asked the YB? How can he, meaning James Masing during the heightened SPDP crisis (2010)said that the merger of SPDP/PRS will go through if a “certain personality“ is not involved. Today he is seen not only merging in mind but physically putting his hands behind that certain personality.
Politics they say do not have enemies and this has proven to be so true of James Masing following through with Willaim Clay’s quote,”This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends, only permanent interests.”
James Masing knows too that driven to a wall he would use whatsoever opportunities that are available to him. We wrote the following and please go through them.
- March 12 2010 https://audie61.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/2436the-fear-of-1987-repeating-itself/
- March 13 2010 ..https://audie61.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/crisis-breeds-opportunities/
- March 14 2010 ..https://audie61.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/bn-taibtiongsngchanjabu-versus-james-and-pakatan/
One political source have similar thoughts to audie61 in that he said that James is holding both Peter and Tiong at their private parts and he will turn on them and be called by the Chief Minister of Sarawak and then iron out his political wishes. Both Chin and Tiong would be caught in a “LALA” land and they will suffer greatly with this association of minds.
The master in James have seen off Leo Moggie, Daniel Tajem, Sng Chee Hua and would not have much problem with Tiong King Sing or Peter Chin. Wouldn’t SUPP and SPDP be smarter and said to those who have left,” Good Luck” instead of kicking off a ruckus which we know well enough from insiders that they are pushing the blame indirectly to PBB.
The 10 Ybs are only trying to find a home for the next two years and they too will not be guaranteed a ticket to be the candidate in the next State Elections. Najib and Adenan have time and time again said BN will only field Winnable candidates and not those who thinks they can win without lifting a finger.
Many will point their fingers at audie61 for opening the Pandora’s box but the blame should fall on those who have misguided, mistimed and misadvised their Party Presidents and have Overblown EGO’s which they failed hard to contain.
BN Sarawak have a test and tested culture and those who are caught in the ‘TREE SHAKING” and washed away by the fast flowing waters will suffer greatly in the oblivion. PBDS,SNAP and some in PBB have suffered too and this Perfect May 15th 2014 storm are catching some out already.