CM Adenan Knows his”winnable strategy”

aacca1Seriously, as “election looms” all parties and candidates within the BN Sarawak coalition will be frantically fighting for what is theirs. The only safe seat though will be the Chief Minister’s seat . Do we need to say more? You figure it out…!

This article is extracted fully from antdaily and written by Joseph Tawie.

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Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) is said to be so desperate to win the support of voters and the rural folk that it has to resort to using the names of Chief Minister Adenan Satem and Prime Minister Najib Razak to convince them in its war of attrition against its bitterest enemy – Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).

Typical of its leaders’ argument is that its president William Mawan Ikom is in the Cabinet of Chief Minister Adenan Satem. And that the party is also allowed to use BN facilities. If the chief minister is not supportive of Teras, Mawan would have been dropped as social development minister, they said.

Even Mawan himself was reported to have said that “if we are not BN then how is it that party leaders are allowed by top BN leadership (Adenan and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak) to talk about BN, use BN facilities and distribute MRP funds and announce BN development projects like other BN elected representatives? “Teras is a BN party as it was born inside BN. It will be just a matter of time, technicality and formality before other component parties in BN accept us,” he said. His party is not only a member of the Sarawak BN, but it is also a “true blood” of BN because it was born inside BN.

By using this tactic, Mawan and Teras leaders may win the hearts and minds of the simple-minded rural folk, but it can backfire on them. According to PBB sources, Adenan is not happy with Teras leaders as they have put him in a hot spot where he would be criticised by leaders from SPDP, Sarawak United People’s Party and Parti Rakyat Sarawak for being biased.

They want him to be hated by SPDP, SUPP and PRS which are members of the State BN, said the PBB sources. “This is a bad move on the part of Teras, and it should not resort to name-dropping of the chief minister to win support,” they said. True, Teras leaders cannot bluff people as the facts are obvious that they and the leaders of United People’s Party (UPP) are not invited to any BN function.

The absence of Teras and UPP elected representatives at a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and BN elected representatives in Kuching last Saturday spoke volumes of the fact that the two parties are not members of BN despite claims by the two parties. After the meeting, Adenan said that the majority of the incumbent elected representatives from BN would be retained in the coming state election.

No mention was made with regard to the future of the five elected representatives from Teras namely William Mawan Ikom (Pakan), Peter Nansian (Tasik Biru), Sylvester Entri (Marudi), Rosy Yunus (Bekenu) and Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau), and from UPP’s Wong Soon Koh (Bawang Assan), Johnichal Rayong (Engkilili), Ranum Mina (Opar) and Jerip Susil (Bengoh).

Again at the BN Youth meeting during the weekend in Ulu Belaga, youths from Teras and UPP were not invited. What does all this show if not for the fact that they are outside BN. Meanwhile, heated debates are raging between Teras leaders and SPDP leaders whether Teras is a member of State BN or not. SPDP vice-president Rayan Narong accused Mawan of being out of touch with reality and of being arrogant for ignoring the joint stand of SPDP, SUPP and PRS.

The three BN component parties would strongly oppose the entry of Teras into the ruling coalition. “The key to BN holding on to power is unity among the component parties. Does Mawan think the ruling coalition is willing to break up this unity just for the sake of Teras?” said Rayan.

“Technically it is impossible since the BN agreement stipulates that all the component parties must agree before any party can be admitted into its fold and SPDP, SUPP and PRS have made their objections to Teras joining BN very clear,” he said.

On Mawan’s claim that Teras was born inside BN fold, Rayan said that Teras leaders including Mawan himself had resigned from a BN component party to facilitate the formation of the party. “How can Teras be born inside the BN fold when its leaders and members do not belong to any BN component party,” Rayan asked. Defending Mawan,

Teras grassroots leader Pasang Ngelambai accused Rayan of refusing to understand that the people wanted candidates who had the people’s welfare at heart. BN, he said, wanted to field winnable candidates, and Mawan is one of them. –

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“Ugliness and Hatred on Line-“

Extracted fully and This is an opinion from Sarawakian Edgar Ong

If you have an account on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you would have noticed that there are far too many postings showing people sharing news, images, videos and personal opinions about subjects verging on the edge of being censored – some due to their opinionated sense of perversion or twisted perspective or insane ideas and views.

Most of the time you find yourself bombarded with ugly, nasty and unpleasant images, news and videos. I am talking about pictures and photographs of abused infants, minors, pets and animals. I am also including those barbaric and savage images and videos of heads and limbs and other bodily parts being chopped off.

Bad news sells. That’s what is basically bringing in the eyeballs into Facebook and Twitter accounts, and some delight in seeing their posts being seen or “Liked” so many times as if they are trying to break their own personal best record!

Why indeed are people sharing so much ugliness and hatred? Is it the shock-value factor that they are after? Is it an inner sense of feeling good about themselves that they are above all this? Or is it some grotesque and twisted sense of satisfaction about showing off to others what they feel is wrong with the world at large?

Perhaps only a psychiatric observation can give us the answer.

Wouldn’t the world be a better and nicer place if we, or at least the majority of us, share good things – the joyful, the beautiful, the caring and the loving news and images that we have seen, read or viewed?

Many friends suggested that we should share more of the good things in life – how to be better parents, better companions; how to live a healthier life; how and what to do with your free time and the list is endless.

We can share about food and drinks, music and reading; travel and cooking – even share news of family and friends and how they are doing and what you’ve been up to. Surely all this is a lot better than being just being a constant voyeur and peeping Tom into other people’s nastiness, ugliness and bad tidings?

Six months ago, I started a Facebook page called “Kuching Flood Feedback” specifically for those who had wanted to share and inform others about the flood situation in and around Kuching. Within a few weeks it had taken off and grown popular and had over 500 members.  When the flood situation improved I thought of closing it down.

Many members implored me to keep the page alive as it proved to be of value and interest to them, so I renamed it Sarawak Public Feedback, and increased the forum’s coverage area to Sarawak, to also include other subjects of public interest.

Today, there are 7,694 members not just from Kuching or indeed Sarawak. The subject matter now also includes public policies and politics.

Sarawak election is hot topic on Sarawak Facebook pages
Sarawak election is hot topic on Sarawak Facebook pages

No prizes for guessing what subject is now the hottest topic on Sarawak Public Feedback. It’s Malaysian politics – with a slant towards Sarawak, of course. Members get all hot and bothered and threads extend into the hundreds when it comes to debating issues from ‘Sarawak for Sarawakians’ to ‘Najib’s scandals’ to ‘Adenan’s popularity’.

Other non-politically minded members try their best to contribute, from time to time, their posts about local history, culture, food, places to visit and so on, but these posts amount to less than 20 per cent of total postings.

Sadly, social media, instead of sharing the good things in life, has become a platform for people to sound off – and when they do that it’s usually about politics and bad news.

“Men of Valour..Battle Royale East Malaysia”

Traditionally, battle royale refers to a fight involving three or more combatants that is fought until only one fighter remains standing. Generally, people use this term when referring to any fight involving large numbers of people that are not organized into factions.

Closer home, recent events show how the prelude is being played for a battle royale that has thrust many innocent and/or beguiled Malaysians into a dysfunctional state beyond rules, where no three-minute intervals occur in between each ‘fight’ by the contenders to the top.

Smack in the middle is the Najib, whom many perceive as a desperate man clutching to any straw for survival. Such a perception is far from the truth.

The attacks from all fronts in the insidious struggle to topple the government. That cannot be denied.

Malaysians have witnessed the increasing intensity to purported would-be climax events whereby rumours foretold the fall of Najib only to see how such moves fall flat at the eleventh hour.

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Yet, Najib is still standing in the turbulence, largely because of the men of valour who have risen to the occasion, some as a call of duty, others as a personal crusade, to support and to defend him from all enemies, local and afar.

abugiOur country is in a very delicate position and I intend to, with the assistance of Bugi Wijaya, provide a penetrating analysis of our country’s political landscape.

The Rural Bastion

As it stands, the Rural Bastion must be protected from any penetration by the Opposition and that is why Kementeriam Kemajuan Luar Bandar and local area district councils are very important. Agencies such as Felcra, KEMAS, MARA and RISDA must get their act together to be well-tuned and have no avenues for attack.

Undoubtedly, BN must make rural areas their fortress.

The DAP Factor

According to intel sources DAP impian sarawak is making headway in East Malaysia and some postulate that they may even win two semi-rural seats. Opinion leaders have cautioned Sarawak Senior Minister James Masing not to be over confident but to be focussed as his main concern is currently with Pakatan Harapan

Natasha, my pal, learned from her grapevine that the opposition in Sarawak i.e. DAP/PKR/AMANAH will concentrate on the 56 federal seats on offer, 31 Sarawak and 25 in Sabah.

Thus, it can be seen this is not just about Najib’s War against his critics but a national concern as he must consolidate not only UMMO’s 88 seats but also secure the 56 seats in East Malaysia without losing any more seats. Then only can BN be secure so says Bugi Wjaya.

SSK and Rahman Dahlan

To that end, Najib will need to strategize with the new team under the Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr.Salleh Keruak, who knows the ground very well as he has been a blogger since 2008.

Currrently, Datuk Seri Dr.Salleh Keruak and Dato’ Haji Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government have come to the forefront to defend Najib in social media and press statements.

The fact that the Opposition and their supporters are attacking them in their respective websites is clear evidence that they are on the right track in defending Najib.

The Other Lieutenants

Who can forget other Lietenants and Generals in this battle royale such as Ismail Sabri, Ahmad Mazlan, Shabery Cheek and our DPM Zahid Hamidi? United with one agenda, they are standing up to allegations and defamation on Najib’s cabinet to ensure that Malaysia will be pulled out of this quarmire of lies and accusations  hurled at the status quo from within and from international forces too.

The trusted liutenants of the Prime Minister have no room for complacency. This is the time to defend not just the PM, but the country, to stand up and be counted.

Even William Mawan who is an MP and BN friendly TERAS party has concerns with statistics which are not very much in favour of BN. The young intellectuals Bumiputeras of Sabah/Sarawak will need to be looked into if BN needs to survive this war.

Obviously, the political situation is very fluid and PM Najib and his team do not want to walk into a minefield…

Clearly, the time is NOW to launch unprecedented attacks on the divided Opposition via pertinent issues. No way can we walk into the battle royale and be suffer colossal damage from all the missiles thrown our way.

Cukuplah, Mahathir!

While the army is hard at work mending walls, plugging holes, we have a former premier who, instead of consolidating Sarawak and Sabah, appears to be working hand-in-glove with those who were once his enemies!

Regardless of how he dislikes Najib, there is no excuse to turn back on words. The damage he inflicted in our economy is immeasurable. The sum total of all his negative statements, especially those to foreign media, dented our country’s economic and moral standing. Has he ever lifted a finger to walk the extra mile for Sarawakians and Sabahans?

Whatever he did is was largely for himself. The same is happening with regards to his relentless attacks on1MDB and Najib.

In sharp contrast, Najib is so forward thinking that the Chief Ministers of both Sarawak and Sabah are appreciative of Federal support for both states as seen by the huge grants allocated to both states

What matters is how the rakyat will benefit in time.

As such, Mahathir cannot be thinking for his cronies any more, but for the rakyat.

Looking Ahead

Even MP William Mawan from the BN friendly TERAS party has concerns with statistics which do not appear very much in favour of BN as it is estimated that at least 60% young Dayak intellectuals are all going against BN. Hence, as MP in Rural Areas, he must step out to interact more with them and assist in the best possible way.

For BN to survive and win this war, they must seriously look after the young intellectuals and Bumiputeras of Sabah/Sarawak.

Seasoned politicians including James Masing must stymie DAP’s effort to make inroads in the Sarawak State elections, failing which the 56 seats will not all be so secure after all.

angusUnlike his predecessor, Najib has looked at all aspects of this equation and knows that East Malaysia is the ticket for another term for BN after 2018.

Angus  Elijah learnt that the BN SG Sarawak Dr. Rundi have informed his colleagues to watch the opposition movements closely. They not only need ears and eyes on the ground but the BN Sarawak Ybs needs to be on the ground at all times when the rakyat needs them.

Whether it will come true remains to be seen. There is too much at stake and the enemies seem to be gaining ground.

Once again, whither now, Malaysia? Not yet.

Coming up next:

Will the Chinese and Indians return to Najib? You may be convinced after ANGUS gives you a tour of the lost seats in the next post.

Stay tuned with Angus Rants

Hishammuddin….The Journey.

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Contributors:- Angus & Natassha continues on Series 3

Born on 5 August 1961, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has all the hallmarks of a potential Prime Minister.

That he has successfully steered away from the current controversies and is safe (at least for now) from darts, arrows and missiles and has not been embroiled in ongoing raging issues shows he has truly come of age as a Malaysian politician.

His portfolios have been nothing but impressive and all have given him the edge over other contenders to take over the helm of government should there be a change of leadership.

His journey to the top (or almost at the top) has been marked by an astounding record of achievement.

Currently, he is Minister of Defence of Malaysia, a portfolio he has been holding since 16 May 2013.

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin was Minister of Home Affairs from 2009 to 2013.

For five years, he was the Minister of Education  from 2004–2009.

Prior to that position, he served as Minister of Youth and Sport (1999–2004).

As acting Minister of Transport (2013–2014), Datuk Seri Hishamuddin achieved international prominence in March 2014, as the minister responsible for investigating the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

His eloquence when contending with questions from international press, his composure when all else seemed to be falling apart, his compassion when dealing with bereaved families left a lasting imprint in the hearts of all who the brilliant manner in which he handled the challenging post-MH 370 scenario.

In terms of organizational structure, as one of the party’s three vice-presidents and former chief of the party’s youth wing from 1998 to 2009, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin is definitely a man of substance within UMNO.

Notwithstanding, he is also the son of Malaysia’s third prime minister, Hussein Onn, and the cousin of the sixth and current prime minister, Najib Razak. His mother, Suhaila Noah, was from an illustrious family and his great-grandmother (mother of Hussein Onn), was a Circassian from Turkey.

With such an impressive background in bloodline and experience, there seems to be only one spot in his record book – the kris waving incident at the 2005 UMNO convention. Through time, it appears this has not been a setback in his political career as he has come forth stronger than before.

When Mahathir made the announcement of his retirement Hishammuddin was pacifying Tun with Rafidah n others. Does this not show he is a favoured one?

angusHe even visited Taib Mahmud and when he went back to peninsular he was down with heart problems. Does this also mean that he is not destined?

Najib does not want Hishammuddin to be in front yet or else he too will be brought down.

Yet, the question remains. Why is Najib keeping Hishamuddin in the shadows?

As a dark horse, given the experience and breeding he has, Hishamuddin may just race to the
front and overtake all other contenders to the PM’s position.

We will have to wait and see.

Source:

Wikipedia, Internet sources, my friend Natassha and Audie.

Earlier articles:-

1. http://www.malaysia-today.net/tag/angus-elijah/

2.https://audie61.wordpress.com/2015/09/24/najib-the-fighter/

 

Najib “The Fighter”

Edisi Ke 2:

He Float Like A Gentleman, But Stings Like A Bee                                                               

Status is conferred by virtue of the position one https://audie61.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/whither-nowmalaysia/  occupies in society but strength comes from within.

In the eyes of many, the PM is perceived as weak or less capable than his predecessors are but upon closer scrutiny, just when one thinks Najib is about to be snuffed out by his enemies, he emerges – stronger than before.

The trail of events in the last two years echoes the boxing career of Muhammad Ali, especially of the famous Rumble in the Jungle fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in Zaire, October 30, 1974.

In Kinshasa, Zaïre, the undefeated world heavyweight champion George Foreman fought against challenger Muhammad Ali who won by knockout, just before the end of the eighth round.

No one expected Muhammad Ali to win, but he did.

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Similarly, Najib has been under siege from various angles, each more intense than the previous, but he survived each attack even though the odds were against him.

Each time people expected him to quit or to be kicked out, his Bugis heritage surfaces from beneath the courteous elegance.

Strength wells up and he executes the right hook, an undercut and a jab smack at his the faces of his foes just when they least expected it.

Najib prevailed and won, albeit the next round comes far too quickly. Still, he is always ready.

A good example is the recent sacking of the former DPM, Tan Sri Muhyddin, whom many perceived as a threat as concerned Malaysians felt he might be part of TDM’s game plan to reposition his beloved son higher in UMNO hierarchy.

Hence, Muhyddin, the once-upon-a-time knight in shining armour who flatted Badawi was knocked out of the game sans any successor to pursue the agenda.

Contrary to many spins, our PM had been against the September 16 red shirt rally. Before the rally, rumours flew via social media of a conspiracy to trigger unrest so that emergency rule could be implemented.

Utter rubbish indeed.

A week after the rally, Tan Sri Annuar Musa revealed our PM only allowed the event to proceed after much persuasion by organizers.

The real reason for his hesitation was his concern that the rally could “would irk the Chinese and had constantly reminded organizers not to stoke racial tensions.”

When the September 16 rally emerged with no untoward incident, the PM’s detractors, who had long before had enough time to plot another move against they PM, they inflicted their return blow for Tan Sri Muhyddin’s sacking by releasing the Al-Jazeera video on the murder of Altantuya.

Even so, Najib successfully warded off the criticisms hurled against him and others.

Following that, the Malaysian Insider reported that Mahathir Mohamad raised the possibility of current Prime Minister Najib Razak being arrested by Interpol if he leaves the country.

Well, that statement has failed to ruffle any feathers as our PM stepped into New York peacefully for a working visit, which includes attending the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

Let’s not forget the absurd and irrational Mahathir-Sarawak Report-Justo-Tony Pua- Tong Kooi Ong- Ho Kay Tat- etc connection which only gave Malaysians a serious disconnect from all the contradictions, revelations, admissions and nonsensical flip flops.

Are there any more extensions to every failed plot that has yet to bring down our PM?

Will Najib emerge unscathed with attacks looming above his head and coming from all quarters?

Is that the main concern or should we focus our attention on the diabolical conspiracies, plots and schemes in the battle to oust our PM – a war landscape which has affected Malaysians at large?

Speak up, Malaysians! Let’s hear it from you.

Ooops “Debunking a Failed Spin”

images50FMM9JPOh No, Ooops I did it Again..

Collaquial terms such as ‘Orang Malaya’ must be understood in the right context.

People with a different frame of reference and the intellectual incapability to appreciate the social framework of such a term ‘Orang Malaya’ have no moral right to condemn me for my post on the “Orang Malaya’ tag.

The vile and baseless accusations is a deep reflection of their low-life mentality, ever ready to lash at their perceived enemies for anything which does not meet their royal agenda.

Having been in the political landscape for decades, I have deep insight as to the goings-on and naturally have immovable patriotic allegiance to my beloved country.

To associate me with Sarawak Report is another indication of the deep jealousy of my detractors, for their juvenile postings have never seen the light of day in mainstream media or top news sites.

My humble suggestion is for those writer/s to attend college and take Malaysia Negaraku 101 to be better acquainted with the nuances of geographical differences in semantics, pertaining to ‘Orang Malaya’.

But then again, for such servile creatures, this post is way above their heads.

Still I write from my heart with a clear conscience knowing I had none of those despicable intentions as maliciously alluded by those delinquent writers.

Regardless, my zest for GE 14 and the next state elections remains undaunted because I love Sarawak, my beloved state and Malaysia, my beloved nation.

No one trying to deride me can take that allegiance and love I have for my beloved country.

 

Whither Now,Malaysia?

At9NoRDQLaGENE4VySjxrKJyUYkMl8JbYJF2funF7RgiThe seeds of disunity, disinformation, and distrust have been sown in Malaysia. In the midst of economic problems and despair, there is always hope that our nation can ride the storms that beset us. For that, Malaysia needs a firm leader with wisdom and foresight.

Two years ago, when speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo (2013), Mahathir said UMNO would still support Najib ‘because of a lack of an alternative’. His words and actions today show a sharp 360-degree departure from that observation.

Numerous probes from various countries, including Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad that has more than $US11 billion ($15.3 billion) in debt.

The latest to join the fray is the FBI, which began investigations into money-laundering allegations related to our PM shortly after the arrest of Khairuddin Abu Hassan before his intended trip to the US to meet law enforcement officials about the 1MDB fund.

Against this backdrop, is Najib the best leader who can steer Malaysia out of troubled waters?
Malaysians are eager to cast the first stone at the sinner than to submit solutions to what is perceived as a critical problem to national stability.

Rumblings of discontent from the north to south, east to west have not been accompanied by any affirmative solution should the PM, for whatever reasons, decide to step down.

The status quo has dealt with detractors strategically and the record shows a significant number cowered in the face of pre-emptive strikes while others have had no qualms voicing their frustration.

Selective amnesia prevails as majority can only remember a ‘tainted’ 1MDB, preferring to forget that under Najib, we have had a very peaceful nation with no propagation of racist policies such as during Mahathir’s time (BTN), or cronyism.

Unlike his predecessors who did not have economics background, as an Economics graduate, Najib established and has been achieving targets for the Government Transformation Program (GTP), thanks to his foresight in engaging best economists and experts in the respective fields.

However, his enemies would never acknowledge these achievements including results in reducing crime, fighting corruption, improving student outcome, raising living standards of low-income households, improving rural basic infrastructure and improving urban public transport.

His effort to implement the GST has not been well received even though over 200 countries have implemented this tax system.
Throughout his tenure, our PM has not been racist nor has he been like Mahathir who supported Ibrahim Ali’s call to burn bibles and had said it was not an issue “as long as there were good intentions.”

Najib’s tenure as PM has not seen any untoward incidents arising from religious conflicts such as the Memali incident during Mahathir’s time. Yet, Malaysians are ready to throw rotten tomatoes at our PM, because of the spin propaganda to topple him.

It is only fair that the world awaits the verdict of local and international 1MDB probes before condemning our PM.

At the same time, it is reasonable to consider if there is any worthy successor to Najib should circumstances necessitate a change in leadership.

It is highly plausible that former DPM Tan Sri Muhyddin Yasin is the best candidate for the position because he proved his mettle by putting his party and country before his path to the top. Even though he paid a paid a heavy price for speaking up about 1MDB, his courage to speak up for his beliefs show compromise is not in his vocabulary but steadfastness in vision and loyalty to UMNO. Currently, he commands very strong support not just from Johore or UMNO but also across the board. His vast experience in public administration and excellent public relations skills are more feathers to his cap.

In such a heated ambiance where a small spark can trigger an avalanche of possibilities, having a hotheaded leader such as DPM Zahid Hamidi is risk few would favor, especially when leaders need to close ranks for the nation to move forward. His close relationship with Lim Guan Eng is another liability, which cost him many brownie points from grassroots support.

Khairy Jamaluddin’s share ratings might improve in a decade. His gungho approach and selective silence as and when situations favor him, not forgetting the baggage of his past as a fourth-floor boy, undermines his charisma and the aura of being a former PM’s son-in-law.

As the longest serving MP, Tengku Razaleigh stands far above many other contenders to premiership. His inertia to usurp power at all points of time underscores his courteous ways. He could have fought for the top position but he took the road less taken and until today, will only step into place if the position is handed to him. In terms of morals and ethics, this Prince has not been embroiled in any dispute or scandals that exploded during the tenure of Mahathir, Badawi, and Najib. Age is not in his favor and he is recovering from a recent bereavement. When duty calls, will he rise to the occasion?

The road ahead is paved with many obstacles – some seemingly insurmountable and others fragments that could fit once a great leader can seal the cracks in the path.

As for now, is Najib the best leader to steer Malaysia to 2020?
Speak up, Malaysians!

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ARTICLE WRITTEN BY ANGUS ELIJAH

  • political analyst who have been with audie61 team since its inception . Went overseas to polish up his writing skills and have come back fresher and dynamic perspective and looking towards the year 2020. A contributor of National Politics and will have no qualms about writing facts rather than fiction.

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