GE14 “BN Fortress”

It’s called lobbying and every party in any election would want to put their best candidate in the forefront to be given the mandate by the people.

The favourite topic nationally especially on politics is the argument for all constituencies be it Parliament or State (except Sarawak) will be the final list of candidates.

Who is In? Who is dropped? Why is the person not suitable? What has that person got to offer if he is chosen ?

Many equations and with that comes political manoeuvrings of the highest order. Or could that be called Sabotaging?

Umno secertary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has ordered party members who were not selected to contest to respect the party’s decision.

“Anyone who tries to sabotage the elections will be sacked,” he said.

aaattaThe question is how the hierarchy is going to solve this imbroglio. Of course its not going to be as simple as A,B,C. There will be many factors and reports to take into account and also this will also not satisfy everyone.

There are a lot of “hotly” disputed seats to be solved but to maintain solidarity and unity the winning mentality will not be compromised over preferential seats or personal agenda’s.

The BN fortress is now being persistently and severely  attacked from all angles. It goes without saying Propaganda and the Winning Formula of Each Constituency will need to be addressed thoroughly before the decision is arrived at.

The Pakatan Coalition is using only one symbol to contest in Peninsular there is indeed something to think about for the BN Coalition. The main parliamentary warfare would be centralised in certain states of Kedah,Perak, Terengganu and Johor .

Some of the BN States would need to go on the offensive instead of just protecting the BN Fortress.

In Sarawak the 3 parties of DAP,PKR and Amanah are using their respective symbols but in cohorts together in the same coalition. BN Sarawak who held her State Elections in 2016 would be focussing on the 31 Parliamentary seats.

In 2013, Pakatan Harapan managed to wrestle 6 out of 31 seats. 

The BN  coalition would be depending on Sarawak to deliver the status quo if not better which is needed if on any probability.

The Pakatan forces are not targeting as much on the rural areas which are considered ‘safe” but certain HOSTILITIES and UNHAPPINESS might just backfire on the BN.

The CM Sarawak will be leading his team for his first major outing and the by elections which he led must not be taken into consideration. There are “a number of seats which we do not need to publicize here . No one will want to go to WAR by telling the enemy this is my weakness and this is the trouble spot. 

The BN hierarchy knows that there are elements within its control to address or dire consequences will happen.   

Those dropped from being candidates might on face value accept it but their followers and close aides will not lie idle. The UMNO SG and who doubles up as BN SG has spelt it clearly. 

“Anyone who tries to sabotage the elections will be sacked,”

The BN Sarawak Fortress has been fortified and CM Sarawak will need his team to deliver to the BN.

In his message to all BN components and supporters it is absolutely crystal clear that the State BN will want nothing except Solidarity and Unified effort to face the common enemy. This is not the time for petty disagreements or personal agendas but a WINNING FORMULA.

Sabah BN will need to fend off the forces of the popularity which is building up with the Warisan Party and also its close ally with the Pakatan Sabah coalition. The State and Federal BN knows their strength and they too need to go on the full offensive to win not only in the ballot boxes but to put the best candidate forward .

The mandate will be given by the rakyat but BN fortress will need to ensure they have the right Generals, Captains,Lieutenants and foot soldiers to go into battle with the Pakatan Coalition.

Its no use just being named as a candidate but to have a mentality of Winning is of Upmost importance.

We just need to see whats on offer. 

Only after the Nomination Process can we be rest assured that the names are the final ones which will appear in the Ballot Paper.

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DAP Chong v SUPP Sim.Will It Happen in Battle of Stampin?

KuchingNites are willing to see the Battle of the Heavyweights which we published on March 22nd 2018. (see below)

The scenario has changed somewhat and it does seem DAP Chong might just go for the President of SUPP as it will certainly put him high amongst the “GREAT GIANTKILLERS” of Sarawak Politics. 

Will it Happen? Please read the extracted article from an internet portal

The cardiologist-turned-politician recalled joining the then Sarawak Chief Minister for a year-end break in Australia in 2016.

 “It was just a few more hours to 2017. I asked him if he had any wish for the new year. He said none, but when I pressed on, he said he had only one wish – longevity,” said Dr Sim, who is Batu Kawah assemblyman and a state minister.

Eleven days later, said Dr Sim, “he was gone”. Adenan died on Jan 11, after barely three years as Chief Minister.

The pair enjoyed a close doctor-patient relationship that later turned into a political one. Adenan had once asked Dr Sim if he should accept the Chief Minister’s post and the blunt-speaking doctor told him that if he wanted to live longer, he ought not to take it.

“He made the sacrifice, he set the direction for us and he died for Sarawak,” said Dr Sim.

He said it is now up to Sarawakians to continue what Adenan started. He is asking Sarawakians to give the state Barisan a strong mandate so it can negotiate with the Federal Government on state rights. His slogan: A stronger Sarawak.

Sarawak, which held its state election in 2016, will only see parliamentary contests in the general election. The spotlight will be on the six parliamentary seats that Sarawak Barisan Nasional lost in 2013 – five to DAP and one to PKR.

DAP is finding it challenging to retain its five seats although the party will be using its rocket symbol in the state for the general election.

The party has the upper hand in Chinese seats in the peninsula but Sarawak is likely to remain Barisan Nasional’s fixed deposit.

The post-Adenan era, coupled with the delivery record of Barisan assemblymen and MPs, have helped change public perception of the ruling coalition in the state.

PKR, which won the oil town constituency of Miri in 2013, may be hard pressed to hold it if Barisan fields SUPP secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting, who has an awesome reputation as a people’s politician.

The mood has softened; it is nothing like in 2013, but the DAP brand is strong among many Chinese.

Most of the grandest homes in Sarawak’s towns belong to the Chinese. They drive nice cars, eat in expensive restaurants and the richer they are, the more complaints they have about everything.

What is driving this discontent? Voon Kai Chee, a young SUPP politician in Miri, summed it up best when he said that deep down, young Chinese are seeking equality.

They take pride in the state’s reputation for moderation, good race relations and religious tolerance.

Vernacular media have gone to town on the Chinese battleground seats but one in particular, Stampin, has emerged as the seat to watch.

Dr Sim is one of two possible Barisan candidates for the seat. The other is Lo Khere Chiang, the assemblyman for Batu Kitang.

The moment Dr Sim’s name was floated, state DAP chairman Chong Chien Jen declared he would move from his Bandar Kuching stronghold to take on Dr Sim in Stampin.

That immediately set the tone for what DAP has defined as its “king fight king” strategy – or what some Chinese critics have termed “Chinese kill Chinese”.

The potential clash will put the local community in a dilemma because both Chong and Dr Sim have a good image among local Chinese.

Chong, a lawyer who started out in DAP as a reluctant politician, has grown into a fierce state Opposition leader who dared to stand up to former chief minister and now Governor Tun Taib Mahmud .

Chong is the driving force in Sarawak DAP but his standing took a dip when his party failed to do better in the 2016 state polls.

He is frustrated by the fact that Sarawak will remain a fixed deposit state for Barisan in GE14.

He knows Pakatan is unlikely to gain more seats because the street talk is that Miri, Sarikei and Stampin, currently held by Pakatan, may fall to Barisan.

As such, Chong needs to take this risk. If he wins, it will compensate for potential losses elsewhere.

If he loses, it will not be a total loss as he is still Sentosa assemblyman.

Not many people thought Dr Sim, who came in with so much idealism, would survive in the dog-eat-dog world of politics but his sincerity and energy to bring changes to his constituency won him support.

He is also seen as a clean politician which is pretty rare in this time and age. He takes a stand on big issues and has brought a more people-driven agenda to SUPP.

Dr Sim also has his assemblyman status to fall back on. But if he loses, the repercussions will be greater because it will set back the recovery process of his party.

Lawyer Jonathan Chai, secretary-general of Sarawak Dong Zong, noted that the Chinese community has become very divided and it will be tough for them to chose.

“I feel most of us want to see healthy Chinese representation from both sides. We need to exercise our wisdom to make sure that capable candidates win,” said Chai.

Dr Sim’s father was a former deputy chief minister during the early years of Taib’s administration.

“My father used to say the wheel of fortune takes turns to go round,” said Dr Sim.

Which side will it favour this time around? Few dare make a prediction on the looming scenario.

Earlier Article:-

  •  https://audie61.wordpress.com/2018/03/22/p195-bandar-kuchingbattle-of-the-heavyweights/

GE14- “14 years ago in 2004”

It’s been one hell of a ride for us since we welcome ‘ourselves‘ in the world of politics. Way back in 2004 the cyber world was just about to identify the right foot from the left foot. Today, in 2018 it has progressed by leaps and bounds and it’s now even got a new name in Digital Economy and Digital Age. Any difference to Politicians?

Not really though. Each aspiring candidate will need to ensure that the people vote them and every strategy which is taught in the book or learning through “hard knocks” must be used. 

After the EC Chairman announced the dates for GE14 both political divides from BN,Pakatan ,PAS or would be “Independent” candidates and supporters have had their ‘political sauces dumped into the date”

Any bearings on whether its the date,day it doesn’t matter. The voters will have to choose who they want to be their representative be it their state assembly or as a Federal Member of Parliament. There are many first timers,fence sitters and also those”tetap tidak lari” from voting their choices election after election.

When we received all the #hashtags and this FUN FACTS on GE14 it got us thinking. It’s after all both sides will suffer and those who have their strategies in place and know how to manoeuvre their tactics will obviously benefit. To those who are eligible to VOTE its time that you practise your democratic rights and VOTE. 

YOUR VOTE IS SECRET AND NO ONE CAN DENY YOU THAT RIGHT.

aaditt2004 is 14 years ago and we are glad to be very much part of GE14 in 2018 and to see democracy still in our beloved country of Malaysia. We can criticise, we can slander , we can curse but remember Malaysia is still our Country of Birth. 

Malaysian Parliament Dissolves

The Prime Minister of Malaysia announced after the final cabinet meeting that the country will go to the polls after the Parliament will be dissolved on Saturday the 7th of April 2018.

The Parliamentary  Speaker will hand over the letter to the Election Commission and they will be announced the date for Nomination and the Polling date.adi

GE14 “United We Stand..”

azaazThe phrase “United we stand….” is without a doubt a common one that is used by all strategists no matter what field they are from be it commercial or political. As election nears those who feel that they have the abilities and capabilities would want to put their ‘names in the hat” to be eligible for selection.

But do they fit the criteria?

Many are using the tried and tested textbook ways but somehow knowingly missed out on one of the most important battle strategy,”local ground conditions” On this instance a report which an internet portal put up had us scratching our heads on a Deputy Wanita Chief and a Full Cabinet Minister in Rohani Abdul Karim.

This was published,”beliau berhadapan masalah dengan tiga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri di kawasannya.

Any truth?

Is it just based on hearsay or is there any letter or petition to the CM or PM to have her replaced? Is she not been seen with the local ADUNS? This is not the age of ‘surat layang2″but the age of technology and news travels faster than any one can imagine.

To top it all it does seem very unpolitical to even put down someone in Wan Abdillah Edruce who was sacked from PBB http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pbb-sacks-wan-abdillah-edruce-for-contesting-as-an-independent-in-lingga

Is this statement just for show,”“I have given orders for him to be sacked. We want to show our displeasure with him, he told reporters in a press conference here, today. Moreover to add salt in the wound the late CM Sarawak also reiterated that he had already made it very clear that no independent candidate would be accepted into Barisan Nasional even if they won.

The present CM Abang Jo does have his own ways and methods to deal with over enthusiastic personnel within the party who tries to push their way to be candidate. He will not go head on with them but he knows his decision after checking out with the PM would be final. 

Today 4th of April 2018 he spells it out clearly in Miri,”“Kalau kamu ditakdirkan sebagai calon, maka kamulah yang menjadi calon. Jangan bergaduh,” No one can stop anyone from being the righful one but sometimes the lobbyists forgets about the protocol within the party and they do want to go and show their prowess and strength which is indeed unhealthy. 

This gets even more spicer when it involves another Federal Minister in Wan Junaidi. Another parliamentarian have the right to say about his fellow colleagues . There must be something wrong, somewhere don’t you think? This was extracted from the portal,”“Justeru beliau (Abang Johari) perlu berani untuk membuat perubahan,” kata seorang pemimpin BN di Parlimen.” Please, dont tell us that we have to read the whole article and not extract just the above. 

For the information of the portal we have been in cyber space as a blog since 2008 and we have not flown in just in time “FOR ELECTIONS” and disappear after that. Moreover the portal was caught posting the wrong picture of an individual and if it was not for that we would have just “LOOK SEE,LOOK SEE“.

We are not going to take action under the #FAKENEWS law which has been passed but its a simple reminder that we must decimate the right words and statements instead of creating and painting a BAD PICTURE for the Ministers in question who are serving the rakyat well instead of “SYIOK SENDIRI” or just to maintain their positions. Their cabinet postings are the prerogative of the Prime Minister.Period.

On another note this report by another internet portal which has surfaced recently which also seem to be attacking an incumbent BN/MP and even to the extend of him winning by scraping through with 2081 votes against a “giant killer” who finished off the political career of a State Assistant Minister.

aamawan38Mawan did not scrapped through and 2081 votes is not exactly just a mere 1 or 100 votes. Also for the information of the portal, Mawan was not a direct BN candidate and he was the SPDP PRESIDENT at that time in 2013. Let’s be fair with the facts and the choice of words used and do justice to journalistic ethics.

Whats more the portal has the audacity to imply on a “PBB insider also said fielding Mawan would make it appear as if the state lynch pin was a bully,which could affect ties among the coalition partners.”

Let me ask the portal whats the INTENTION and IMPLICATION on saying that the Coalition would be on warpath?

In any election the ZERO SUM is to win a seat and in this GE14 the stakes are high as every seat is important not only to BN but also the opposition. 

If the BN Secretary General did not say these words (extracted attached below) we would take back our words and say “Minta Maaf Ya”

On Sunday, Tengku Adnan had said the BN leadership would discuss with component parties the matter of candidates for GE14.

“We will discuss with them. If you can win the seat, take it. If you can’t, give it to someone who can.”
“They have to put aside their pride and ego, and not use the ‘traditional seat’ excuse to hold on to a seat,” he said.

He added that if component parties could not obey instructions from the top leadership, it could affect BN’s performance in GE14.
It would send a clear message to component parties to settle any disagreements before the election.

However, he also warned that party leaders would have to consider the top leadership’s decisions on which candidates were most suitable for a given constituency.

It does seem that lately the attack has been concentrated on PBB as the party is seen to be solid and will win all the seats it contest in the General Elections.

Don’t you think so?

PBB is the backbone of the Sarawak State BN Coalition and they do not intend to be the BIG BULLY as mentioned earlier and the title of “rich farmer versus poor brother” is of course a “TANTALISING HEADLINE”

PBB takes no prisoners and we have written many articles on the party and though have had our fair share of misadventures we have not wavered in our stand. The coalition partners in SUPP,PRS and PDP we have also stood behind them in their hour of need. 

The YBs in PBB might have their differences with their fellow assemblyman or parliamentarians but when it comes down to be united they will stand by each other in facing the common enemy.

PBB had their infighting days and they have learnt the lessons of being a divided entity.

The common ground for the party is that they will stand united as a coalition and win handsomely for BN in Malaysia’s 14th General Elections.