Can You Speak”Sedition Act 1948?”

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There has been a hype of arguments from both political divides and hoo-haas of late on subjects of interests amongst them,”Oil Royalty of 20 pct , Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63)  and many nationalists and activists are turning back to the history pages to stay ahead of the game. 

The people at large in Sarawak and Sabah are in a way being drawn in and most are either confused or being passionate over the oil subject and also have imaginary “Independence from Malaya”‘ tattooed over their foreheads. 

Sarawak and Sabah are not only rich in natural resources and the “black gold” which is lucrative has over the years being used to fund and speed up the development of Malaya in infrastructure while leaving Sabah and Sarawak way behind is coming to haunt the present ruling government. 

Sarawak Pakatan has this to say and we wonder what Sabah Warisan will do,”

“The bottom line is that the 20 percent oil profit now offered will be further and in addition to the present five percent oil and gas royalty.

“This is a positive development, and far better than the arrangement by BN, whereby the five percent royalty stayed stagnant for the past 45 years,”

The people who live on this land where they are born and raised are now asking,” we are shortchanged again and this is mainly due to politics. Why have they suddenly picked up the courage to ask and speak up? Is it because of the NEW GOVERNMENT.?

Surely, they must have some sort of back up and the extraction below has given them something to ponder and question without fear or favour.

We all should read and understand more before we deal in this subject to avoid unnecessary ‘calling‘ from some authorities who might just conveniently misinterpret the political intentions.

Sedition Act 1948 is a pre-merdeka Act enacted by the British Parliament and became Malaysian law. It is an Act that criminalises speech with seditious tendency including bringing hatred and contempt to the government or to incite dissatisfaction against government or engender ill feelings or ill will and hostility among different races.

The definition of speech does not include materials in writing unless published for public consumption that can *incite hatred and dissatisfaction Take note, there is no immunity for MPs speaking in Parliament or in the Legislature. Datuk Mark Koding from Sabah was convicted under the Act for seditious words spoken by him in parliament.
Now, let us examine for practical reasons.

Is representation to Putrajaya by a person, organisations and political parties asking independence for Sabah and Sarawak seditious or an offence under the Act? My humble opinion is that, it could not be seditious. This is because such an action or representation could not amount to inciting dissatisfaction against the government.

Precedents had been set about this. Politicians, the Judiciary and Malaysians at large could not deny Tunku Abdul Rahman went to see the British government to seek independence for Malaya which also years later on led to the formation of Malaysia. Lee Kuan Yew before the formation of Malaysia also flew to London concerning decolonisation issues.

 Likewise our local leaders who were involved in the negotiations for MA63 none of them been charged by the British and Malaysian governments for sedition. I hope we should not confuse ourselves. I am giving an opinion, not a legal advice but I hope constitutional experts and other legal experts will chip in their legal knowledge.

From Voon Lee Shan of Voonslegal, Ex-DUN Batu Lintang

 

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“Battle of Imagination”

MACAM YA JUAK..!!!!!

The Euphoria and Happy Faces of the people have since Vanished into Thin Air after the “promises” which saw to the fall of the former ruling Federal Govt. The war of ‘specifics” into the 20%, Petronas and the ding dong battles between GPS being PH Friendly in Federal and Opposition in the State does not bode well with most Sarawakians.

The prices of daily essentials are biting hard into the wage earners and as one housewife puts it,”TAK ADA GOSTAN.MASIH SAMA LEH“.This is the TRUE VOICE of the people and the gentle breeze and the leaves moving on the trees are a signal of a political earthquake which will reverberate throughout Sarawak come PRN12.

Even Parliamentarians at the 14th Parliamentary sitting are voicing out in their address “KOS SARA HIDUP MENINGKAT” 

Our source a Political Professor said,”We cannot ignore nor ridicule these remarks. The sentiments of the people will eventually turn into a CYCLONE and sweep you off the feet and your safe abode.”

The Masses of People will not Listen to Reason and they will win the ARGUMENTS just based on their own SENTIMENTS.

Good sense,Sound judgement and Reasonable thoughts are being overtaken by Passionate Emotions plus a single track mind.

aasb.jpgOne local based party in Party Bumi Kenyalang are listening to the voice and intentions of the people have expressed their desire to be part of these SARAWAK BARU coalition

This emergence of this new Coalition which is taking shape is mainly due to the oversight or too self-centric of both Federal and State Governments. 

This force who have fought elections on their own sees the opportunity in an “AMALGAMATION” of local based parties and are housed in ” Sarawak Baru” with the tagline “Sarawak for All Sarawakians” is gaining momentum.

They might have just hit the very heart beat of the people as earlier movements “SARAWAK FOR SARAWAKIANS” and other NGO’s have shown them the way and they have capitalised it fully by using it as “FOR ALL” which covers everything which will obviously be dissected for interpretations.

“SARAWAK FOR ALL SARAWAKIANS” 

Political Coalitions in PH or GPS will say,”AREN’T WE DOING THIS NOW?”  

SARAWAK BARU sees the prospect of being part of the NEW GOVERNMENT in 2021 as GPS AND PH will go head-on but they will be the eventual “winners”

Hypothetically our source says,” if this situation happens GPS wins 38 seats PH 30 SB 14 there will be the Unity Government made up of either GPS + SB or PH + SB.

This will not be an Alternative to both PH and GPS in Sarawak. The Battle of Imagination as in Politics we know its how they package it to win even ‘that single vote” 

At this precise moment when SENTIMENTS is at its peak anything is possible and the magical figure of passing the post in Sarawak is of course 42.

The Light Breeze will turn to a cyclone as Judgement Day in politics “Election Day” will reveal the truth. 

The Masses of Sarawak Voters know that the government of the day now cannot rely on the “uniform bodies” to give them a head start. With Pakatan at Federal the changes are imminent and spelt out clearly,”We are Clean”

The people will have the choice n its not about GPS, PH or SB. It’S about Sarawak and who will represent them in DUN.

In DUN Sarawak the language to use can be Bahasa Malaysia, English or Iban ( Former Pelagus Yb George Lagong) did this but he had to sit out the last election in 2016 due to a very bad accident . He has since recovered and says he will be back in 2021 if his health is at its peak.

The Sentiments are there and as per the Political Professor he says,”We need to scan to the furthest reaches of one’s thoughts. We need to join forces be it old heads or new and also those who are right or left of the political spectrum.

At a recent forum,”The End game” stand off with Petronas in the context of re branding  of Malaysia by Zainnal Ajamain a participant requested that Politicians be left out of committees as they are the causes of what the country has become.

This of course is his opinion and some heated exchanges were heard. Politicians are those who will pass the bills and we need each other 

The voice of the people and the sentiments are indeed boiling with intensity and even though we have a MALAYSIA BARU the changes are not felt on the ground.

There is still too much rhetoric and broken promises.

The statement below by PBDSB clearly shows the REAL FEEL on the ground in certain constituencies be it rural or in the urban areas. There are statistics and facts on where the seats they will win marginally or handsomely and at the moment they are looking at 14 but it might be more. Of course he will not reveal his strategy for GPS nor PH to see. 

PKR at the last State Elections won 3 out of 40 or more seats they contested. If they win 14 out of 82 that is a victory for the people who want them. 

PBDSB president Cobbold John Lusoi disclosed plans that his party is mulling the setting up of a third force in Sarawak in response to the changing political landscape in the state after the May 9 general election.

According to Cobbold (photo), his party is looking into engaging with the Star, the United Peoples Party (UPP), Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK), the Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) and the Sarawak Peoples Energy Party (Teras).

He had said the new opposition coalition is aimed at keeping both the Harapan and GPS coalitions in check and will seek to be the “favoured alternative pact.”

PH or GPS will know that they are not having things their way as the issues which are cropping up will turn in favour of ” SARAWAK BARU”

The so called political lobbyists/financial arm who are looking into viability of their investments will know that this Coalition is for real and they will have their returns in investment. Their economic financiers will also inform them that the SENTIMENTS are there to be capitalised.

In all the 82 constituency the GPS and PH are trying to win over their loyalists and be true to their political struggle BUT the injection of this Unified Force ‘SARAWAK BARU” the chess game has since changed into what lies”under that Poker card”

It’s no more a manoeuvring of which party will win this seat or that or who will win. It has turned very much to a “BATTLE OF IMAGINATION” by what the voters want and no one can take that SARAWAK FOR ALL SARAWAKIANS away from their hearts.

The voters request what is due to them and nothing more, nothing less.

PH and GPS has a lot to fulfill and they cannot take anything for granted.

At the tip of some of the voters tongues the voices are already coming out as “SARAWAK BARU

You will soon realise how Powerful the Coalition will become come 2021…..

PBB Vice President “Thank You for Your Thoughts”

The small gesture of invitation to other local based parties have earned political maturity and praises from both TERAS SG Banyi Beriak and PBDS (Baru) President Cobbold John to the Vice President of PBB.

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In a worded statement released it reads,”Convergence of mind. TERAS and PBDSB. A small step toward a better alliance, Sarawak Baru. We thanked YB Annuar Rapaee for the thoughts. To start with….TERAS, PBDS, STAR and hopefully other Sarawak based Parties with the same mind and singing the same tune with us will converge together to form the new Hopes And Entity, SARAWAK BARU (SB).

PBB Vice President words extracted from a local daily,”“As long they are in line with our (GPS) struggle, why not?” said Dr Annuar, when responding to a query if GPS is inclusive and ready to take in other local parties.

“Let us see how GPS is being formed first then only we will invite. Actually now we want to unite the four (ex-Sarawak BN components) first. Let GPS get itself formed legally. At the moment we are not registered with the RoS (Registrar of Societies).

“After we are formed legally then only can GPS be opened to others. Same goes to PH – opened to others,” he stressed.

Will this be the New Political Landscape for the upcoming elections in 2021?

The coalition parties of GPS (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) and a New Coalition SB (Sarawak Baru) to take on PH (Pakatan Harapan} or SB together with PH taking on GPS?

It remains to be seen and no matter what happens the Voters will have the final say on the outcome of PRN12. 

Pakatan Ministers”THIS MUST NOT BE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE”

Caught with  their pants down or the usual,”I thought it’s your turn and all the near to NORMAL PROCESS of FINGER Pointing.” This is a lesson learnt as being the New Government of the Day elected by the people EVERYONE is watching.

Slackness on the part of the Ministers and Deputies will not be tolerated by the net citizens.

Now the VOTERS are and will not only boot out the government of the day but they will ensure that they will make their voices heard through the social media.

The EYE IN THE SKY IS A VERY POWERFUL TOOL….

Ahmad Maslan its Wednesday atau Rabu though….hehehehehe Jangan Marah ya!!

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PBBM (BERSATU-0) DAP 29 SEATS FOR PRN12 SARAWAK

Politically the Message to their Pakatan Harapan Partners is simple .” In Sarawak we DAP hold the key to wrestling the State from the Ruling Government of Gabungan Parti Sarawak.(GPS)

adapLike it or not 29 Seats we claim first 40 to PKR 13 to Amanah  That leaves the Prime Minister’s party PBBM (Bersatu) in Sarawak as Zero (0). According to our sources in the political field most of them see that as very DISRESPECTFUL AND THERE SEEMS TO BE A PERSONAL AGENDA OR REVENGE of some sort?

This was extracted from online media,”Chong, who is also state Pakatan Harapan chairman, said he could not see another PH component Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) to derail the DAP suggested equation of seats because Bersatu would be in the state only to open up branches and help them win the next state election.”

According to an emeritus professor ,”there is nothing wrong in stacking a claim but if its done in an ill conceived manner there will be political repercussions. DAP might live to regret the words spoken out .”

DAP is making their first move and the 29 State seats is theirs to lose and its up to PKR and Amanah to divide the remaining seats with PBBM if they so wish .

Isn’t this good news for the ruling government in GPS or Sarawak Baru (SB) the other local parties coalition ?

DAP have spoken and its up to all the other parties to interpret their intentions. The Political Message is Crystal Clear….

Abang Jo is CM Sarawak today and Will Lead GPS in PRN12

Sometime in May 2008 these words were uttered to audie61 when we paid a visit to him at his office to invite him for a dinner function,”

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I was told once by the Housing Minister that his voters in his area(10835) are more concerned about market forces affecting their daily lives than development promises. The Minister said at one ceramah a voter even asked him about the “Stock Exchange.”

Goes to show that we live in an era where voters in our areas know what they want. PBB and Parti Keadilan you will have to “Work Hard” to win these seats come 2011….

2021 is exactly 10 years apart from 2011 and Tun Taib has since retired from active politics and today is the Governor of Sarawak while Adenan Satem is sadly gone as he passed away in office after winning the 2016 State Elections.

BN Sarawak has since resigned from the Federal BN and has since formed a Sarawak Coalition made up of former BN4 Parties of PBB,SUPP,PRS,PDP. The Chief Minister according to inner sources from PBB does want ‘Inclusiveness” and not only to have the 4 parties. A formal invitation will be made to parties who will subscribe to the “Sarawakian Call for more Autonomy from the Federal Clutches of Power’

In simple terms Sarawak will want to work closely with the Federal Government but to have more say on issues which affects the State of Sarawak. The Federal Government today is Pakatan led Government and the old regime of BN is ‘history”to many Malaysian voters.

When Azmin Ali the PKR strongmen in 2008 spoke at the Grand Continental Hotel where audie61 was present  of ‘infighting’ within coalition and parties” he struck the right chord amongst the many youths who were present. Somehow, he must have been tutored right and amongst many other challengers he stood tall and fought his way to be the Menteri Besar of Selangor and today is the Economics Minister of Malaysia under the Evergreen 93 year old Prime Minister Tun Dr.Mahathir’s cabinet.

Who would have thought this would happen in 2008 and in 2018 BN defeated against all ODDS at the hands of PAKATAN HARAPAN?

CM Abang Jo needs all his trusted men not to curry flavour to him but to speak the truth on what the rakyat wants and needs. The politics today have changed for the better and to maintain the Sarawak stranglehold he will have to face up to the challengers which are ‘not new” but needs to be addressed in totality for Sarawakians to understand his leadership.

What strikes us to write this article is this piece by a renowned journalist James Richie is someone who tends to venture into areas where many feel threatened that is ‘their nasi periuk” will be “pecah”

You read and analyse this below and Baru Bian is echoing a political war cry of some significance.

Interview with Baru Bian: May 2018

Q: What were the issues that helped you win?

A: Well, a lot of combined factors. I think one we must recognize that the issue of Datuk Joseph Entulu’s sacking and the other headmen. I think a lot of people are aware, or some are aware, even previous to his sacking there were hundred plus headmen (tuai rumah) and four penghulus who were in fact, kind of terminated from their services, and that have angered of course some people on the ground. And that was previous to the sacking of Entulu and Nyalau and three other supreme council members. So that is one, we must recognize. The other thing is that, in fact, a lot of people felt that NCR is no more an issue. Apparently, it was still very much alive in Selangau. Now, I was quite surprised when I went there, the clients that I acted for 10 years back came and told me, you know you fought for us, we won, the land is now ours, and now we are harvesting the kelapa sawit (oil palm), and in fact now a lot of us are even driving one, two hilux you know, and they (the Ibans from the Selangau area) were very happy with that.

Isn’t that enough to tell us that the 82 seats now when in 2021 the elections are called there will be some heavy casualties. What needs to be done by Abang Jo and his team?

The age of technology is far more advanced today than in 2008 and in 2 years time it will be even more “canggih” Don’t tell the youths or middle class about “DIGITAL ECONOMY” and they know better than us. They live in this age and anything that moves or they can smell will bring the government of the day to its knees.

Not only the Ministers but also the Backbenchers on the government side accordingly must be well trained to answer to the needs of their constituents and DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ENGAGE with those who send personnel messages to them.

Oh..!! By the way, this is not sarcasm  have they heard of PLEASE REPLY….unless as Abang Jo puts it in 2011 how to answer to a “PUSA?“.

Of course,the FACEBOOK is the main and most versatile social media being used by Sarawakians at large.

Don’t though for once rule out #twitter #instagram #telegram #whatsapp as they too are very efficient tools of communications. and are very important.

Azmin Ali, Baru Bian are much younger than CM Abang Jo but the CM will need his young and able YB’s who are his lieutenants to engage fully with the ‘cyber warriors” who were formerly opposition in the Federal side but now are the Federal government of Malaysia.

They know the cyber warfare more than our local cyber teams but that doesn’t rule out that with Sarawakian passion,skills and wholeheartedness we will still be able to fully engage their well oiled and trained cyber warriors.

It’s not going to be easy for GPS nor PH but in politics one have to win the “BATTLE OF PERCEPTION” and winning that the other 60% would be how the ground forces work themselves to win those who matters most the constituents who VOTE.

2008 to 2018 to 2021 things have changed so much. Abang Jo knows his task ahead…..

#we are not comparing Abang Jo/Azmin ali

TERAS “Grassroots wants Former President back”

“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” 
― Otto von Bismarck

The Executive Secretary Banyi Beraik of TERAS ( Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak) have been a very busy man. He has been seen around to the ROS Registry of Societies of Malaysia (Jabatan Pendaftaran Pertubuhan getting all the documentation and to ensure that all the 25 Divisions within the party have submitted their annual returns. 

aterasThis is to also to make sure that the political party formed in 2013 will be ready to take part in the upcoming Sarawak State Election which is due in September 2021.

TERAS according to Banyi,’have NEVER GONE TO CONTEST ANY SEAT under its FLAG or with ANY Coalition but we have had the following below under the party when former SUPP and SPDP members joined together on 15th May 2014.

  1. YB William Mawan Ikom (N47 Pakan)-now PBB
  2. YB Wong Soon Koh (N53 Bawang Assan)-now UPP
  3. YB Slyvester Entri (N76 Marudi)- now PKR
  4. YB Jerip Susil (N19 Mambong)- now UPP
  5. YB Peter Nansian ( N02 Tasik Biru)- now acting President
  6. YB Ranum Mina(N01 Opar)- now UPP
  7. YB Rosey Yunus (N71 Bekenu)- now PBB
  8. YB Johnical Rayong Nyipa (N33 Engkilili )- now UPP
  9. YB Paulus Palo (N80 Batu Danau) – now PBB
  10. YB George Lagong (N61 Pelagus) – now SWP
  11. MP Anyi Ngau ( P220 Baram) – now PDP

The party saw also the formation of UPP on July 18th 2014 at a Press Conference the President of UPP Wong Soon Koh said this,”We initially had intended to work with the group of SPDP YBs under the leadership of YB Tan Sri William Mawan through their new party Teras.

“However, after much consultation and getting feedback from our people on the ground, we have come to the conclusion that it would be better for the former YBs of SUPP and SPDP to work in a close partnership but to move forward on separate platforms.”

The parties within BN4 were hellbent in not accepting the TERAS formation and they had their “MERGER OF MINDS” to stop them from being a part of the BN Sarawak family.

We wrote an article on this and the administration under the late CM took note.

https://audie61.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/y-are-u-so-afraid-of-teras/

CM Adenan even in 2016 State elections had to field the concept of BN direct candidates to accommodate the UPP and TERAS candidates and he was proven right and with his leadership Sarawak State secured 72 out of 82 seats it contested.

The present Sarawak ruling government now under CM Abang Johari was elected under the BN Coalition but since then due to  he Federal Powers being wrested by the Pakatan Harapan Coalition they have left their former coalition.

Instead they will go into the Sarawak state Elections under a new Sarawak coalition GPS”Gabungan Parti Sarawak” PBB with 45 YBS in their party could have just formed the government on its own but with the power sharing concept maintains the former BN4 in the state administration which also includes UPP Assemblyman.

A political analyst said its high time the CM do a reshuffle or is he waiting to see the outcome of the GPS coalition being registered with ROS before he makes the decision. The PH Federal Government will be watching this development as they too would want a local partner to assist them to wrestle the State from the former BN4 parties.

Vice President of Teras Captain Zainuddin Tan Sri Datuk Amar Hamdan Sirat said,” obviously we are eagerly waiting for the homecoming of our former President as the grassroots in TERAS strongholds would gladly welcome this move.

He added,”we would also welcome an invitation for the party TERAS to be included in the present ruling administration of GPS. Of course, there are other political options but we will cross that line when the time comes. Our main agenda is at the moment to persuade our former President to guide the party to its former strength and win the seats entrusted to us.”

On the PBDS (Baru) move of coalition SARAWAK BARU if and only in the event that they are left out of GPS Captain Zainuddin said,“this is will be another platform and another interesting political development and this will favour greatly the Pakatan Harapan group.

For now though we are listening to the groundswell from our members in TERAS dominated areas and they are just waiting for some good news and the Chief Minister who is the Coalition Chief of GPS would know what to do.

We leave it to his political wisdom.

TERAS the party knows it will play a very significant part in PRN12.