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As GE14 draws near “macam-macam” unhealthy statements from the opposition front appears and they seem to be doing only one thing

They have not been able to penetrate the heart and soul of the constituencies mentioned and they will pick up ‘only the ones” they think can score them political and ‘brownie” points.

Is there another agenda being played by someone who is eyeing the seat? Will not want to get into “the matter for now and we leave that to another day if the need arises.

For the information of the general public at large the facts and statistics below don”t lie.

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The opposition put up at No.7 which is so irrelevant and in actual fact does not require us to rebuke it. (extracted below)

7.Aku yakin Cikgu Ani hanya berani berkata2 sedemikian dihadapan penduduk kampung semarang dan di kawasannya sahaja.cuba Cikgu Ani mengulangi kata2 ini di hadapan penduduk Shah Alam ataupun di kawasan elite.cuba tengok.”

For the information of the opposition front every constituency have different demographics and the mentality of the people also focus on other needs and wants.

We must be fair in our political statements and to be honest the Minister from Sarawak helming the Women,Community and Development Ministry is doing an exceptional work and her presence is felt not only in Malaysia but throughout the World.

Shouldn’t we be proud of our fellow Sarawakian instead of knocking her down unnecessarily?

The people of her constituency has no reason whatsoever not to give her a fresh mandate and the PM plus the CM Sarawak will consider her to continue.

Iboh bante sesuka hati jak!!!

 

 

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Mawan”Only To Legitimize…”

Every political parties main aim when they enter the Elections Fray are to win. It is no exception even to the coalition partners of Barisan Nasional ,Pakatan Harapan,other  non aligned political parties and independent candidates for GE14 Malaysia. There are so many factors and criteria’s to meet and be considered before a final decision is reached.

mawan1181There are a lot of horse trading involved too and unless the names appear on the nomination forms to be submitted for now one can only speculate. There are “many instances” too when names are changed even at the last minute before entering the election halls and affixing the signatures in front of the nomination officer.

The thousands of individuals involved in, prior to the GE14 are all ‘HOPEFULS” to be State Assemblyman or Members of Parliament. Every constituency have their obstacles and also their challenges to win.

It is no different to Mawan? Has he done enough? 

To his ardent supporters and the constituents in the Parliamentary seat of Saratok he has done more than his fair share in working the ground.meeting the peoples expectations and being their voice for the Greater Good of Saratok constituency.

He is the only BN Direct Parliamentarian and State Assemblyman who is very much aligned to the Barisan Nasional Coalition. He doesn’t come as a package of being a ‘greenhorn‘ in politics but with a bagful of experience under his resume having served as Sarawak State Senior Minister plus being a former President of BN/SPDP which he helmed from 2002 to 2015 for 12years. He resigned as President of TERAS (BN friendly party) as he was chosen as a BN direct candidate prior to the state elections in 2016.

When audie61 wrote ‘Don’t Destroy the Fort 205 ” https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/dont-destroy-the-fort-p205/  Mawan  did not minced his words in informing the BN Hierarchy that the “THREAT” was real from the opposition. Does he need to score “Brownie Points?” Obviously, one would not let him  bow down to that level to just ‘shout from the mountain top” and even cry wolf.

The PM and CM Sarawak knows the level of commitment,dedication and loyalty that Mawan has portrayed to BN and the following extracted words below are very significant in the final decision for BN to legitimize the candidacy.

“The Incumbent MP knows that the party PDP has the 3 lobbyists making their presence felt in the area and he ‘wished them well,encourages them as it is their democratic right but he reminded them that there is line that they should not cross.They must not elbow out the incumbent in this BN stronghold and on top of that not even WEAKENING the opposition. The lobbyists must also not play in the hands of the opposition.”

Mawan is very entrenched,fully anchored and has the winnability momentum for BN in Saratok and his legitimate candidacy will go down well with both the BN ADUNS and the majority support to fend off the opposition making any inroads to this BN Parliamentarian stronghold.

This upcoming election eventhough in Saratok must not be taken lightly and the Chairman of BN knows it is “not business as usual” and  BN needs to consolidate all component parties,fine tune the election machinery and ensure winnability for BN.

The two state seats in Saratok “Kalaka,Kabong are under BN while Krian is under PKR”. Much have been written about the PKR assemblyman and he would have his wish fulfilled if Incumbent Mawan is not even in the election fray.

His formidable ‘ego” was dented as he was beaten by Mawan. Statistics doesn’t lie and Mawan secured 11,600 votes against Ali’s 9,519 votes to score a majority of 2,081 votes. Ali polled 5388 votes when he defeated the BN/SPDP Kilat Beriak candidate in the state election 2016 by 1,640 votes.

It will not be difficult for PKR to defeat anyone else besides Mawan and Ali would be the first to celebrate. Clearly, Ali is waiting for that chance and he will ensure that without Mawan in the picture he will secure for PKR a much awaited a ‘Rural Sarawak Parliamentary seat

Mawan knows its only a formality when the time comes and it could be done through any component party. It’s anyone’s guess which party will Mawan be heading to and we are sure that its anyone of the 13 BN component parties of which more favourable towards a Sarawak based party.”

PKR or Pakatan Harapan would love to have him in their stable but to those who knows Mawan well enough they know he is indeed a BN loyalist. Even the deputy BN Chairman and DPM Zahid in our previous article “New Yardstick” have indicated clearly in support of the PM and Barisan Nasional Chairman.

AyardstickHaving said that, Mawan will ultimately pen his signature according to the wishes of the BN hierarchy to ensure that Saratok will remain a BN stronghold for now and for the Foreseeable Future.

PDP President Tiong would want the FIRST BITE OF THE CHERRY and he himself would welcome Mawan back with open arms if BN so decides that “Winnability and Loyalty” has given Mawan the right to be renominated as BN candidate to win the parliamentary seat for BN.

The words of the late CM Sarawak in his foreword in “REFLECTIONS”said that Mawan has “earned a rightful place in the mainstream politics of Barisan Nasional. He also displays a LEADERSHIP that is moderate and accommodating and is able to rise above intrigues to relate to the picture of good politics.

Barisan Nasional knows its Loyal members and Legitimising Mawans candidacy should be formalised when all due intelligence and accounts have been thoroughly scrutinised and considered.

 

SUPP all Set to “Wrestle P196 Stampin” from DAP in GE14

19990596_1561099923942532_6405914575135937879_nThe impossible seems now more probable as Minister in Prime Minister’s Deparment Nancy Shukri has found the “formula”

She will not be disclosing it publicly of course but apparently it has already send ‘some shivers‘ down the spine of DAP Leader and now only Sarawakian in Pakatan Harapan Vice President Chong Chieng Jen. Talks within DAP circles there is already a probability that a new face is to replace the incumbent DAP. What is the reason? Nancy would not have just made this statement if she has not been briefed in detail.

It does seem though, that with Batu Kawah and Batu Kitang already in the bag for BN after the winning in the last State Elections attention is now focussed on STAMPIN PARLIAMENTARY SEAT.

From 1999 to 2013 it was a seat for BN/SUPP  Yong Khoon Seng who won by majority of 8897 ( in 1999) 7731  ( in 2004 ) 3070 ( in 2008 ) and losts it to DAP  Julian Tan Kok Ping by 18670

The SUPP candidate hopefuls have been working the ground and with the President of SUPP and the Padawan Council Chairman as Assemblyman in Batu Kawah and Batu Kitang respectively there is much enthusiasm and in reality wrestling this seat back from DAP is within reach.

WHO WILL BE THE LIKELIEST BN/SUPP candidate? Surely, the Barisan Nasional leaders will scrutinise all potential candidates in order to regain back P196 STAMPIN.

Lobbyists’Belittling or Compromising PDP or BN..?”

Timely,Preplanned or has the same email (below) being dropped into the receipients ‘IN-BOX.” There are many unanswered questions within this political ‘imbroglio‘of Saratok which the Barisan National Hierarchy needs to addressed and to seek the HIDDEN TRUTH.

aacca.jpgPDP can be belittled but this Barisan Nasional Unity must not be compromised to preserve the seat from falling to the opposition in PKR. Isn’t the above called “strange bedfellows in English? meaning ( An unusual combination or political alliance “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.“)

This appeared in the local daily  but it was a denial by a senior vice president of PDP. The best part of it all is that it says,” Igai said it was quite a norm in politics that one could have been a member of another party, be it in the ruling or the opposition, before joining the present party.

“From what I know, Basil was once from the other side of the political divide, but it was over 10 years ago.

SURELY, this picture we received is not EXACTLY 10 YEARS AGO.  Could this be photoshopped by someone?

This is indeed a serious matter for BARISAN NASIONAL and the very reason that many seats were lost in the previous elections were partly due to internal sabotage and also leaders being led by ‘favouritism on the part of reports submission and integrity.

This ancient proverb holds some truth now,”The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” which suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy. Who is the PDP common enemy now? BN has an incumbent and sitting MP now unless there are very “WILD RUMOURS” he is not a Barisan Nasional Man.

However there are indeed swirling on the ground with reports,speculations and rumoured that the 3 lobbying candidates are being “USED TO CONVINCE” PDP that there are ‘worthy as the choice for the party and BN.”

Word from the opposition camp is that it will mean.”EASY PICKINGS FOR THE OPPOSITION PARTY TO SECURE THIS PARLIAMENTARIAN SAFE SEAT IF ANYONE OF THEM IS THE CANDIDATE.” 

Did PDP check this out?

BN knows that this seat must not be compromised and with the track record and impeccable service to the rakyat by the Incumbent they will find a solution and the CM and PM knows best what to do.

Aren’t they others in the PDP closet than these 3 which are already tainted even before GE is called?

BN will not have any sleepless night knowing that their Incumbent MP will not be “BULLIED INTO SUBMISSION” BN will stand by their loyal friend and maintain this safe seat.

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BARISAN NASIONAL WILL SEEK THE TRUTH AND WILL NOT COMPROMISE A SAFE SEAT.

Paul,”Missed Opportunity” Mawan,”Effective Decision”

1spdp.jpgThe President of PDP Tiong have finally been ‘smoked out of his fox hole‘ by the interview conducted by Borneo Posts Peter Sibon.

Tiong as President, says a former youth member.”he has to come out with a statement or say something to appease the party loyalists and aspirants or they will all lost hope of their lobbying for their “traditional seats”for GE14.  Moreover he also touched on Anyi who needs to be work harder to improve his performance and this would not give motivation to yet another incumbent MP.Will Nogeh sail through that is another tricky question?

This is a political decision which PM Najib himself would and could easily advised Tiong,”the quality of  decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon..” However,Najib knows that Tiong is very much in a hurry to wrap up this “imbroglio” and informed his colleagues in BN that all is under control.

He himself is not 100% safe and looking over his shoulders in Bintulu or else he would not have talked about delineation exercise. We know that he won in 2013 with voters of 26458 against DAP John Brian Anthony garnering 19025.

Meanwhile audie61 made two separate phone calls one each to Paul Igai and William Mawan. Paul said its a ‘missed opportunity for reconciliation” as the momentum was there after the Pahang BN retreat. The PM had said in so many words that on Mawan’s case  it had to be done ‘fast”.

When questioned further on Tiong ‘s statement he gave a positive answer as ‘all is not lost” He also mentioned that Mawan would be welcome back with open arms and will not be dropped as an incumbent. Of course Paul knows very well what transpired too in the last state elections when Mawan was fielded as a direct BN candidate.  He also told us that there are too many ‘piranhas” swimming around and lurking around the President.

Before we said thank you for his inputs Paul said,’please read his statement which was published a few days ago.”

If we read it politically PDP would not want this seat to fall to another BN component party. They have every right to claim the traditional seat and the press release is a strong enough statement to justify .

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We managed to track down Mawan who after coming back from Kuala Lumpur made his way to Kabong his MP constituency and now is on his way to Pakan for his DUN duties. audie61 asked him on the newspaper articles which PDP has made and he said ,”

‘I am serving both the people in my constituency and am more interested in getting down to the grassroots than doing petty politicking.

I have been elected to serve and am doing just that. The interest of Barisan Nasional is more important as we approach the GE14 and he said that he is so “entrenched in Saratok” that he will not take a step backward.

His main task is to consolidate all the groupings that exist in Saratok and to ensure that seat remains BN after GE14.

We were informed by our reliable sources that PDP President Tiong has been misinformed and illadvised on the situation on the ground. Mawan said ,’its up to Tiong to camp in Saratok for week or so and find out for himself instead of listening to hearsay’s which will do no good to Barisan Nasional.” He should come unnoticed quietly and he will know the real situation on the ground.

Mawan’s phone was breaking up as reception was not very clear he said,”in any elections, the product of information,analysis and critically the EFFECTIVE DECISION to act is important. This is a”bonus”safe seat for BN as he is the incumbent and he has worked hard to solidfy the seat for BN for GE14.”

Did Tiong make the effective decision and timing or will Tiong live to regret his actions?

Tiong knows the final say will rest with the State BN Chairman Abang Jo and PM Najib as the BN Chairman and for them to Sacrifice “WINNABILITY WITH LOYALTY” with a new and untested candidate is not exactly on their menu.

PM and CM will not want to go on the back foot and knows that Mawan will deliver the seat when called upon. PM himself  came down in 2013 when Mawan was at his lowest peak and he campaigned for Mawan to sail through against a “worthy opponent” in Ali Biju of PKR and other detractors who were hell bent of destroying and finishing off the then SPDP President.

PM Najib and CM Abang Jo will take all this factors into consideration and Paul could not have put it more nicely,”all is not lost

Nazri Went on an Overdrive, Over reacted and Overheated to “Samseng”

It was supposed to be an  Iftar@KL 2017 programme at Dataran Merdeka. The political journalist and those who know Minister Nazri Aziz well enough were waiting for the perfect timing. They got it spot on bang,bang bang and he shot everything that came his way.

at1.jpgNow #Sarawak is trending in social media at No.1 and there are many angry net citizens who are giving the Tourism Malaysia Minister a piece of his medicine. He called newly appointed Sarawak Tourism Minister “Setahun Jagung” (greenhorn) and also told him in so many words:-

“You should not talk big in politics. If you want to show samseng (thuggery), we are bigger samseng. I won’t let him be samseng like that; I have been a minister for a long time.”Don’t be a samseng when you are a new minister. If you want to learn to be a samseng, you can learn from me.”

When pressed further he even had a go at Miri,”On the city of Miri’s opposition towards the tax, “Miri only has one hotel”.
Wow, he even went further like a man possessed on a witch hunt on the byelection of BN’s chances in Pujut. Surely, this must have gone very well with BN Sarawak’s component parties and they will even lay out a RED CARPET TREATMENT for him to campaign for them.

Karim Hamzah does not want to aggravate the situation further and he was very magnanimous in his reply when asked by reporters in a programme “bubur lambuk”organised by the Island Big Bikers in Kuching Sarawak.

Karim reiterated that “We are not against the Federal Government.We are asking them to consult us because they are certain things that may need a little bit of adjustments.”

Is that wrong ? The bill as shown here extracted,” Tourism Tax Bill was introduced on April 4 and passed in the Dewan Rakyat a day later. Dewan Negara duly passed it, too, on April 27.

In the Dewan Rakyat, Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz read out the bill for its second and third readings at 1.39am on April 5 before it was passed at 4.57am”

Can it be delayed instead of being enforced by July 1st? Certainly in a democratic country the Prime Minister and his cabinet could be consulted again and deliberated on the table and that was what our newly appointed Sarawak tourism Minister was hoping and asking for.

Instead Karim got a tongue lashing and many are questioning Nazri’s agenda now? Is he doing it on purpose to show his mettle as someone very big and powerful within UMNO circles or is he doing for someone else across the political divide? We dont want to assume or else we too will get heavy “bombardments” coming our way.

Even now Fadillah Yusof PBB Youth Chief and Rahman Dahlan have come under attack when they are protecting one of their own. Nazri even have the cheek to say they are not ‘neutral” as they are both East Malaysians.

atourismIsn’t this going to blow over with now Sarawak pulling out its representation in the Malaysian Tourism Board in which the Minister of course is Nazri Aziz. This political statement comes a day after the spat between Nazri and Karim. Nazri also thanked the Sarawak government for pulling out and thats real “political sarcasm” on his part.

A political analysts just wants to touch the cream on top and said,”Federalism throwing their weight around as Sarawak’s Tough man the late CM Adenan is not there to rally the people and take the flak himself. Our source said Nazri himself will not be afraid to go in the ring with anyone but he did and does fear CM Adenan.

Is that the reason why he sees Karim Hamzah as a late upstart and “wet behind the ears” and even named him “Setahun Jagung” Many entrepreneurs are now capitalising on the Setahun Jagung term and have called their burger ANC SetahunJagung. Drinks ice kacang with Setahun Jagung,T shirts are also being made. This political spat will and are a windfall for some people who knows how to cash in.

Social media is abuzz and love him or hate him the Tourism Minister has waded into the battlefield and got on with his work. Nazri’s agenda will only surface long after he is gone. But it will do no good to Sarawak or Sabah if its already in full implementation. Sabah Tourism Minister Masidi Manjun have also joined in the chorus of agreeing with Karim and even PRS Youth Chief and Assistant Minister Snowdon Lawan came out to openly support .

Nazri as a senior cabinet Minister should not have reacted the way he did and he was Overheated in his responses which will have a detrimental effect on the Tourism Industry.

Anyway,Politics is interesting at the best of times when the right subject matter surfaces.

Mawan and Tiong,”Unbreakable Friendship..”

Where do we start with these two political leaders?

akketua1This saying best describes both of them,”Good Friends are Hard to find, Harder to leave and IMPOSSIBLE to forget” Audie61 is not about to apple polish both of  them but stating the facts which in a way is due to the significance of their year of birth of 1949 and 1961. One has to look at their strengths and weaknesses but we will not dwell too much on it.

They both have gone through many battles together since the SNAP days till today and have SCARS to show for their endeavors which have made them stronger and determine to ensure their own survival in today’s seemingly harsh political environment.

Both of them however have very strong Barisan Bond and the phrase below will see them through these most challenging of times and it will be sooner rather than later where you will both see them together for the better good of the rakyat of Sarawak.

“We must not allow such sense of emotional attachment to get the better of us until we take a compromising stand on SOME POLITICAL MATTERS and fail to see the bigger picture that concerns the health,unity and stability of the State Barisan Nasional. There is no problem that is too big or small to be taken to the Barisan discussion table and be resolved in the true spirit of the Barisan Nasional.”

Many attempts have been made to get these two political leaders to be together through various forums,press releases, discussions and very soon as they say,”SOONER RATHER THAN LATER” the parties will unite in the spirit of diplomacy of Barisan Nasional. Sun Tzu has made it clear that the “art of diplomacy is essential for the success in waging war,especially when alliances have to be forged”

The top  Barisan Nasional leaders in PM Najib Razak and State BN Chairman CM Abang Jo are just waiting for them and they should not be further delay with the IMPENDING GENERAL ELECTION 14 around the corner. Negotiating parties are seen in deep discussion in the last few weeks and word has reached the ears of both the 2 top leaders.

Tiong in many of his press releases have been very gracious and kind to Mawan and they have met a number of times to talk on the issue likewise Mawan with Tiong. A very good indicator has come from the SG of SPDP Anthony Nogeh who said this,”“I have met up with Tan Sri off and on. It is very clear that he has shown the intention of returning to SPDP.  And we welcome him with open arms,”

Mawan himself is very clear on this matter and he would be very happy and contented with the “Status Quo” on all the incumbents on the parties ticket for the upcoming GE14. He knows together with Tiong,Anyi,Nogeh and himself they will all be “Winnable” candidates for Barisan Nasional. This partnership of experience with youthful vigour ,determination and concensus on all members will benefit the party and BN in all totality. 

Our earlier write up https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/p205-saratokone-more-termfor-mawan/ has caught the imagination not only by the top political leaders but also leaders in the constituency of Saratok.

akketuaThey have come out in numbers and pledge that Mawan is very much in their radar as the peoples choice and voice of Saratok Parliamentary Constituency. The picture speaks for itself and PM Najib,CM Abang Jo and Party President Tiong will know that Mawan is still needed by them.

The stage is set for Tiong and Mawan who both will find “COMMON GROUND ” in their political journey and the Youthful Vigour of Tiong at 55 years old will look to his Friend of many years and experience Mawan to guide him through for many years to come.

It is without a doubt as many in the political field would want,”Inch Perfect Friendship and Partnership” where even the most turbulent of political crisis would see these two ‘GENTLEMAN’back together to give added strength to the Barisan Nasional diplomacy.

A former Assistant Minister in the State cabinet who relinquished his posts in the last state elections said to audie61,” Tiong and Mawan are the best of friends and he sees not much problems ahead for them and their faithful supporters to be back in One United  Family which will augur well for the Barisan Spirit in view of GE14 around the corner.”

In all due respect the path is set for both Mawan and Tiong to be walking and working together to achieve the 100% for the party which in itself will not go unnoticed by the Barisan Nasional Leadership. 

This Unbreakable Friendship Together will provide an eye opener for many.