Many Congratulations to Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) on your name and logo change. We hope all is well within the party.We sincerely meant well with the felicitations to all of you in BN/PDP.
However,we were very much taken aback together with many of Mawans staunchest BN supporters when these words were uttered,” “sama ada saya menunggu dia atau dia menuggu saya( untuk permohonan sebagai ahli),kalau benar-benar berminat..pohonlah.
Borang ada disana (ibu pejabat PDP)
To put it very mildly, it was very ‘unnecessary‘ on the Presidents part. It’s creating an avenue for bad blood to be spilled within the ranks of both camps of supporters. It would have been more appropriate if he could have mention to the press media “Maybe I ask Captain Zai to come and collect on his behalf” (hehe)
That’s not his character we know as compared to Mawan who has always have a way with words even in the most testing of times and he will not let ’emotions’ get the better of all his political decisions. We say “Respek Sikit Tiong,Sik Bo Cam Ya,”
The matter of Mawan to be in PDP ‘new member’ does not arise in this situation to be chosen as a candidate. He was a former President of SPDP where he helmed for 10 years. He has left SPDP but he has stayed very loyal as a TRUE BLUE BARISAN MAN and has never wavered from the stance.
Rest assured we know, it is within the PDP democratic right to choose a candidate of their choice to represent the party in the forthcoming GE14 for P205. One can loudly claim that the ‘seat’ belongs to the party but one must not take out the fact that its the BN hierarchy that decides the winnable,loyal and can deliver the seat to BN.
In this Saratok seat one must be reminded that Mawan is still the sitting and incumbent BN MP. PDP can lay claim to the seat and wanting the “quota” but one must take note that the BN Hierarchy is not about to give this seat “Saratok” away on a platter to the opposition.
Mawan has kept the BN “fortress” intact and has been very people-centric and for the opposition to penetrate and capture Saratok it only needs to dislodge Mawan from being named the BN candidate. The mountain would have being removed and it would be plain sailing against an untested potential PDP candidate.
One can argue that the so called “potential” is the rightful choice of the party but BN knows the implications of losing this “rural parliamentary seat” The state seat of Krian is an opposition PKR stronghold and BN knows that only too well.
PM Najib and DPM Zahid have echoed their wants to all political leaders and parties and the call must not be taken lightly. “its not business as usual unlike the previous elections for BN and selfish agendas must be left aside for the greater good.
Will BN chance it and give it to an untested potential candidate and lose the seat?
It certainly would not look good too on the CM on his maiden election outing. CM is in the know that Mawan has worked the ground tirelessly and is very well accepted by the people of Saratok.
The 2 BN ADUNS have worked closely together with Mawan and they are very comfortable and supportive towards him.
PM himself was at Mawans first foray in Saratok when “all odds” were against Mawan.
Mawan delivered and is still carrying the BN flag serving the constituency well and PM will take all these into consideration. PM himself was on the ground morally and politically supporting Mawan to ensure that he pulls through in 2013.
“Saratok was deemed a BLACK AREA FOR BN and PKR knows very well and sees there were many sympathisers and dissatisfaction in the ranks of BN. PKR knows a GIANT KILLING ACT is very likely as were too many turncoats and desirable elements hampering Mawans quests for the seat and who also wanted to finish Mawan politically for good.”
The above was in 2013. Today, BN in Saratok is more than comfortable as they have made up much grounds in delivering to the people with Mawan at the helm. Mawan is very much the BN Incumbent and until the dissolution for the next GE14 he carries the BN Flag on his shoulders.
There are many factors in play in the “crucial”seats and BN HIERARCHY will obviously not leave everything to chance by disregarding Mawan’s contributions as a Parliamentarian.
It is understood that PDP is doing all these to raise the morale of party supporters. The feel good factor and big hoo-haa at the party level does not necessarily equal to winning the confidence of the people and the voters.
The party need to be realistic and listen to the ground and feel the pulse of the people.It is not wrong for any political party to stake claims on seats or quota.
Ultimately the decision will be from the Prime Minister and Chief Minister of the State who will above all make sure BN wins all the seats they contest.
In Hindsight, “One must be respectful in their words and with wisdom one can only move forward to change for the benefit of the people”
There is still a chance as always in Reconciliation and BN hierarchy will find a COMMON GROUND for all parties concerned as they head into GE14.