Earlier this was reported in the BNBFF FB page,”Sarawak DAP unhappy with PAS. Will not compromise and we will make our stance very clear.
Chong “to defend and uphold the principle of the formation of MALAYSIA,Sarawak DAP will discuss at length whether we should remain in our pull out of PR”
Now its quite clear that DAP,PKR and PAS Sarawak are not exactly brothers in arms as their political ideologies have clashed. The ‘HUDUD” factor has reached boiling point and DAP Sarawak central committee met and they have put their foot down and supported their Chairman Chong Chieng Jen.
This appeared today in an internet portal today and one does not need to be a political genius to work it out where the PR Sarawak group is heading to.
Article as appeared:-
QUICK TAKE: So the Sarawak DAP wants to get out of Pakatan Rakyat if PAS insists on working with the federal government to implement hudud in Kelantan.
Making this strong stand last week, its chairman Chong Chieng Jen explained that if hudud was implemented, Sarawak would also be affected because all federal government departments at the state level would then have to comply with Syariah law in their administration.
But Chong did not stop there. He also lashed out at the non-committal stance of the Sarawak PKR on the matter and warned that the recent meeting between Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Jamil Khir Baharom had revealed that there was no need to amend the Federal Constitution to allow for implementation of hudud in Kelantan.
“This means that there is no need to get a two-thirds majority from Parliament to implement hudud and if implemented, it would go against the Sarawak Constitution and the principles of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) that clearly states that Sarawak has no official religion,” he said.
Chong’s threat to withdraw from the Pakatan coalition in Sarawak elicited a response from state PKR chief Baru Bian who expressed “shock” that Sarawak DAP has seen it fit to issue an ultimatum to Pakatan partner PAS over its stand on hudud without prior consultation with Sarawak PKR.
Baru chided Chong referring to his past statements which clearly decreed that Sarawak was under no obligation to follow the prime minister on the hudud law in April and subsequent stand that Sarawak agreed to the formation of a secular Malaysia in June which were published in the local papers and shared widely on social media.
“Our stand could not be clearer or any more unequivocal, if Chong cared to read the reports. We have never faltered from holding firm to the guarantees of the Sarawak Constitution and the terms of MA63.”
Baru also questioned Sarawak DAP’s independent step when at the national level DAP had not given any indication of the position regarding this move.
“Perhaps there are internal factors and extraneous considerations at play here but I will not speculate on such matters. Suffice to say that I am deeply disappointed that DAP Sarawak should take such a drastic step at this time when the state election is imminent,” he said.
However, observers are aware that the differences and bad blood between DAP and PKR in Sarawak could not be just over this old hudud issue.
Since last year, PKR leaders in Sarawak have been jittery over the state DAP’s “Impian Sarawak” programme which is the party’s charge into the rural areas.
Armed with RM600,000 for the rural drive, a neat sum collected from the party’s state assembly representatives who had an allowance windfall, the DAP’s rural drive has been quite successful.
This has made certain PKR quarters unhappy as they see the DAP’s go rural drive as a threat for it has encroached into some constituencies which they have been eyeing.
Meanwhile, Sarawak PAS has also told DAP off, saying that the party was free to quit the state Pakatan coalition if it wishes to do so.
The deepening cracks within Sarawak Pakatan do not augur well for the state opposition in the coming state elections, due in two years.
Article Extracted from Borneo Posts.
The faction in Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) led by Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh has left the party to join the newly registered United People’s Party (UPP) which was approved on July 14 this year by the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
Joining the senior minister in the new political entity will be former Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) elected representatives: Bengoh assemblyman Datuk Dr Jerip Susil, Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa (Engkilili) and Ranum Mina (Opar).
This was announced at a press conference earlier today, where Wong explained the move was the best strategy for both former Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Sarawak Democratic Progressive Party (SPDP) elected representatives to move forward on separate platforms and mobilise to gather support for the Barisan Nasional.
However, former SPDP representatives Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie (Tasik Biru), Rosey Yunus, (Bekenu), Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran (Marudi) and Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau) remain in Teras with Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom.
DAP Only “Noisy Thunder”
YB Abdullah Semop Assemblyman and Chief Political Secretary to Chief Minister who is also Sarawak State Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club Chairman, said that year in and year out, what the people had witnessed and heard from DAP was plainly populist demands and idealism without any solid follow-up on the execution of their “artificial or bluffing” manifesto.
The majority of Sarawakians treat YAB CM’s announcement of his vision and mission as the GENUINE “lightning” and on the other hand DAP’s Action so far is just noisy “thunder”.
Abdullah Saidol joins in together with Fadillah Yusof, Dr.Stephen Rundi and Karim Hamzah who have taken turns to hit out strongly at DAP Chairman Chong Chieng Jen
Incessant attacks have been launched against DAP Chong over the past few days eversince his call for the adoption of the 10 Point Policy Reform to the Chief Minister. DAP is seen trying to capitalise and claiming credit for all the State’s good work and also trying to discredit the Chief Minister who have managed to turn many doubters to his side.
There is an air of uncertainty on DAP’s side as it tries to recover losts ground and trying to tarnish the good work of the Chief Minister. DAP feels that with CM Adenan they are losing the INVINCIBILITY where the Pakatan coalition wrestled 16 out of 71 seats in the State Assembly in 2011.
The next state elections will be due in 2 years time and Pakatan have started to unleash their fury towards the State leader and checking him on all angles. The Pakatan coalition feels threatened for once and CM Adenan might just be DECEPTIVE enough to wallop them at their weakest point.
Moreover,the infighting in DAP has not be suppressed with the removal of former ADUN Voon and sacked YB Fong. Professionals are having second thoughts about DAP and Chong is seen to be building a family legacy. The last notable professional to join DAP was MP Julian Tan and the professional chain have now stopped says an insider.
The Sarawak State Government under CM Adenan is giving many sleepless nights to mosts of the DAP ADUNS as the Chinese electorate sees him as more as a “FRIEND OF THE RAKYAT”
DAP are finding ways to make itself still relevant with the people and they are seen to be capitalising on the CM noble intentions by riding on his feel good factor.
Will DAP be able to maintain their grip on their seats in PRN11?
This call by the the top leaders in the BN Coalition is indeed timely. It was getting a bit out of hand and all hell would have broke loose if it was not CONTAINED. Good Move for the SOLIDARITY FOR THE BN FAMILY AS A WHOLE.
A VERY SENIOR MEMBER OF THE BN COALITION said,’ We should be focussing on the Pakatan boys who are making waves and inroads into BN territory so they say. Instead here we are in little over two years we are going for a new mandate in PRN11 and fighting for SEATS which are irrelevant at this material time. Should we not solve problems amicably and leave it to the wisdom of the Chief Minister? Even the deputy Prime Minister has echoed those words.”
PRS President James Masing reiterated the call and he is abiding with the gag-order .
KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president James Masing has confirmed that Barisan Nasional parties in Sarawak have been issued with a gag order against making political statements in the media.
“We have been told not to make political statements in the press and I must abide by the rules of the game,” he said while declining to reveal the discussions during his party’s supreme council meeting last night.
“I am not going to discuss anything on politics, at least for now.”
Masing could not reveal who issued the gag order and how long it would last.
“Because of that (gag order), whatever political matters discussed among party leaders would be confined to the four walls,” he said.
However, Masing confirmed that the supreme council did discuss political matters “but it’s not for public consumption”.
Apparently, the supreme council discussed a July 2 meeting he had with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.
“I went to see him (Najib) to discuss political issues but what we discussed is not for public consumption,” he said.
“I do talk with the Prime Minister and Chief Minister (Adenan Satem) on political matters and they know where we stand. So, let’s just leave it at that and there’s no need for me to elaborate.”
He said that his meetings with Najib and Adenan were fruitful.
“This shows that we are always keeping in touch with the state and federal leaders,” said Masing. “It’s wrong for anyone to accuse us of shooting in the dark when in fact we do talk to the leaders.”
PRS insiders have speculated that Masing did not go to see Najib and Adenan of his own accord, but may have been summoned following the war of words among the BN partners on various issues.
It is believed that the recent “merger of minds” accord among PRS, SPDP (Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party) and SUPP (Sarawak United People’s Party) on seat allocation and against Teras entering the BN was also discussed.
It’s not known whether Najib and Adenan held similar meetings with SPDP and SUPP leaders or with Teras.
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Karim Hamzah in his effort to stand behind his fellow party elders in Chief Minister Adenan Satem, Deputy President Abang Johari, SG Stephan Rundi, Asfia Awang Nassar (Speaker) and Wan Junaidi (Deputy Home Minister) seems to draw flak from other Sarawak BN component party members on TERAS.
Even Deputy Prime Minister Muhyddin said that he will leave it to the wisdom of the Chief Minister Adenan Satem Surely, Karim with his vast knowledge of political system in Sarawak and as a former Chief Political Secretary and current PBB Supreme Council and Assistant Youth Minister knows what lies ahead.
DID HE BARGAIN FOR ALL THIS..?
This article appeared in local daily and this blogsite also carries the full text. We extract the article from the blog.
( Karim not convinced by Masing’s clarification on ‘merger of minds’ http://t.co/AET8TtxfHd )
KUCHING: PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is surprised that PRS, SUPP and SPDP are jittery over state seats at this point in time.
With the state election still far off, he was baffled that the three BN component parties had continuously made a ruckus through the press to express their dissatisfaction.
“Why are they (PRS, SPDP and SUPP) all jittery about seats at this moment of time. The state election is still very far away and the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) is not even dissolved yet.
“Why the furore about seats at this time and why was PBB not invited or being approached even if it’s to discuss (about) seats?” he argued.
He was responding to a statement by PRS president Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing that the ‘merger of minds’ among SUPP, SPDP and PRS was still relevant even though Pelagus assemblyman George Lagong had been offloaded from the Teras bandwagon.
Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Housing, said: “If the merger is aimed to strengthen BN, why was PBB not in the picture? Doesn’t it look stronger if PBB is included together (in the merger of minds)?”
The Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman remained unconvinced even though SPDP and PRS youth wings had explained that the reason why PBB was not invited was because the party was not affected in terms of seat allocations.
He even said considering that PBB is the backbone party of the state BN, it would definitely be courteous of the three component parties to discuss with PBB matters affecting the state BN or any unhappiness among the component parties.
“This is better rather than ‘ganging’ up and telling the world that the three parties in the merger have a total of 36 seats to contest and one seat more than what PBB is contesting.”
Abdul Karim said PRS’ main reason for being in the ‘merger of minds’ pact seemed to be because of the presence of Lagong during the announcement of the formation of Teras.
“Now that Teras through Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie has stated that George Lagong has been offloaded, it seems that the status quo and reason for the ‘merger’ has not changed. Why?”
Masing, who is Baleh assemblyman, reiterated that the whole idea of setting up the ‘merger of minds’ is to strengthen the BN coalition against threat from the opposition.