Anwar v Azmin or Ares v Athena..??

In Sarawak today we still use “perahu tambang” (mini boat or ferry)  especially those who live at the riverbanks along Sarawak River here. Today even though with modernisation and development it is still being used to ferry people across the kampongs and also for tourists alike.

This picture (below) together with an internet portal on line story has become a sensation as the succession war is beating loud and clear as we approach the deadline of 2 years of PM Mahathir transition.

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What has this got to do with Ares and Athena and the Perahu?

So who has become Ares and who is Athena? Yours sincerely, was very much involved then in the earlier years of PBDS,PRS when we were heavily involved and it needs no introduction why it has surfaced again in 2019. We need to look at the behavioural pattern of some individuals who are just hellbent of wrestling power at all cost.

Below extracted Greek Mythology 

 Ares represents the violent and physical untamed aspect of war, which is in contrast to Athena who represents military strategy and generalship as the goddess of intelligence.

Perahu tambang is used for transportation but during the Brooke era we also have the Perahu perang iban but today political pundits would just simplify it by calling it who is on board the PERAHU?

We could write in full details the war that is engulfing into Sarawak by a Malayan based Party but we leave it to this online writer who we feel is SPOT ON.

To add more spice the days following the Miri PKR Convention will see more dirt being hung up to dry and before long someone will be sacrificed or RUTHLESSLY taken down.

AS they say in politics,”WATCH THIS SPACE,ITS GOING TO UNFOLD SOON” 

The extracted version in full below the write up from an internet portal

Azmin and other leaders planning to skip PKR national convention next month while defiant Wanita wing and a faction of the Youth wing will invite Azmin to launch their own convention.

THE feud between PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has reached a point of no return.

Azmin and several others are planning not to attend the party’s national convention in Melaka from Dec 5 to 7.

Their absence basically amounts to a boycott and Azmin’s non-appearance, in particular, would signal that the fallout between him and Anwar is at breaking point.

To compound the situation, the Wanita wing as well as the faction aligned to the Youth wing’s deputy chief, Hilman Idham, will be inviting Azmin to launch their convention.

It is understood that Wanita chief Haniza Talha and Hilman, who is Gombak Setia assemblyman, are doing it without the sanction of the central leadership.

The move is in defiance of AMK chief Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir’s decision to disinvite Azmin, although it is the tradition for the deputy president to address the joint opening of the Wanita and Youth wings.

Instead, Akmal has proposed Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in place of Azmin.

“It is so messy. Organising a parallel event is not the right thing to do. It won’t be recognised, ” said Selangor AMK chief Najwan Halimi.

Yesterday, Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian and some 18 division chiefs boycotted the state convention in Miri, a signal that all is not well in the state.

One of Anwar’s long-time comrades, Datuk Dr Mansor Othman, told The Star: “I am not going (to the convention). I have told Anwar in the face: I did not abandon you my brother, but you have forgotten your friends. You pushed me away.”

There is a mutiny in the making and Anwar will be presiding over the national convention as president of a party divided.

“It’s the first time something like this has happened in our party. People used to criticise Wan Azizah’s leadership but we still managed to grow from small to big under her.

“Now, a year after Anwar took over, there is a bigger crisis than ever before, ” said Khalid Jaafar, who is adviser to the Economic Affairs Minister.

The rebellion will cast a pall over the national convention and the focus of the delegates will be divided between projecting Anwar as the next prime minister and the deepening split in the party.

“I can foresee the debates will be all about PM8 (8th prime minister) taking over. I don’t want to be part of that, ” said Khalid.

On the other hand, Azmin and his faction risk facing a backlash if they attend the congress.

They may be the object of criticism and jeers from supporters of Anwar who are angered by Azmin’s oft-repeated support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to see a full term as Prime Minister.

They think it goes against the party’s stand that their party president assume the premiership by May 2020.

Those aligned to Anwar say he risks coming across as weak by not taking disciplinary action against Azmin as well as vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin because “they are walking all over the president”.

It is learnt that several reports have been lodged with disciplinary committee chairman Datuk Ahmad Kassim and that action has been recommended but Anwar is reluctant to act.

Anwar needs to keep the party and its 50 MPs together in order to strengthen his claim to the top job.

Sacking Azmin would mean losing as many as 15 MPs who are said to be loyal to him.

His party would be to go from the biggest in Parliament to second place after DAP.

He is obviously biding his time until he moves up before bringing down the axe.

Anwar’s political secretary Farhash Wafa Salvador said the action of the Azmin group is “close to treason”.

“They do not attend meetings but talk about party tradition and rules. No one is bigger than the party. It’s obvious their agenda is to get sacked and form their own party, ” said Farhash, who is also Perak PKR chief.

Farhash, who was in Miri for the Sarawak convention, also disputed Baru’s support in Sarawak.

“The state chairman is an appointed post, it’s an advisory role. Whether we like it or not, the state convention is decided by the central leadership and it has to go on, ” he said.

Farhash plans to make the Perak convention at the end of the month a big show of support for Anwar’s leadership.

But trouble may be brewing in Selangor where the state chief is Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari, an Azmin acolyte.

Amirudin is believed to be overseas and has yet to set a date for the state gathering, even though the national convention is barely a fortnight away.

Anwar’s troubles with Azmin began almost immediately after the party election last year.

Despite the hurdles thrown in Azmin’s way, his team dominated the party polls. Camp Azmin won big, winning 15 of the 20 supreme council seats.

The pro-Azmin group in the Wanita wing made a clean sweep while those aligned to Azmin won 21 out of 25 seats in the Youth wing.

It explains why the two wings have moved in concert with Azmin.

Things quickly went downhill between the top two after Anwar appointed his people to the supreme council and political bureau to shore up support.

“The way he runs the party is not a good reflection of how he will manage the country, ” said Khalid in a parting shot.

The national convention will probably proceed without too many hitches but it will be bad for optics if the deputy president is missing from the stage.

And it could get worse if it turns into an Azmin-bashing session. That would be like drawing public attention to the fact that the party is deeply split.

Azmin recently ran into Hang Tuah Jaya MP Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin in Parliament.

Shamsul used to be with Azmin but has since been won over by Anwar.

They had a terse conversation during which Azmin asked: “You are trying to stab me, to kill me off?”

Shamsul’s reply: “No need to stab anyone, nowadays politicians commit suicide.”

It seems like the Azmin group thinks it is being done in by Anwar while others imagine that Azmin and his supporters are committing political suicide by going against the future prime minister.

The Anwar-Azmin feud has been like a long-running soap opera with no finale in sight.

Confusion and Political Perception the Name of the Game!!

In our next article we will talk in depth of what Good Governance and getting the Right people to do a job for the Present Federal Government. 

Confusion and Political Perception will further divide all and the country will suffer greatly.

Moreover the Trusts,Tolerance and Harmonious living which most Malaysians practise is now being felt is at its lowest.

Surely, when you read this you will be saying,”WHO SAID SO?

Then Again,Blame it on Politics and now even Mahathir the PM is uttering the words we must practise Racial tolerance with his message at Tanjung Piai by-election

https://www.nst.com.my/news/politics/2019/11/538345/letter-tanjung-piai-voters-dr-m-calls-racial-tolerance

Here in Sarawak its slowly creeping in but we must all stop it before it rears its ugly head.. We detest those who look at colour,creed , religious issues to confuse and earn political mileage and points.

The JKKK and MPKKP issue is being used to break new grounds for  the Malaya based parties to finally have their say in local governance .

Are Sarawakians going to take it on their chins?

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The Ministers in the present Federal Cabinet have had their say and in the Parliament this transpired today.

This is what after the Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak said  at DUN Sarawak yesterday that the Sarawak Government will deliver to the JKKK.

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The extract in full from an internet portal on line.

Putrajaya not involved in appointment of Sarawak village management council members

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — The federal government does not interfere in the appointments of the members of the Village Committee Management Council (MPKK), said Rural Development Deputy Minister R. Sivarasa.

In this regard, he said any payment of allowance was under the state governments.

“For example, in Sarawak, the appointment of the tuai rumah or ketua kaum is made under certain laws, is not disturbed or touched… and the responsibility to pay any allowance to the existing MPKK is the responsibility of the state appointing them,” he said when winding up the debate on the 2020 Supply Bill in Dewan Rakyat yesterday.

On June 27, Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun announced that the Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) for states under the administration of Pakatan Harapan (PH) would now be known as MPKK.

SO ARE WE ALL LOOKING AT THE SAME POLITICAL CONFUSION?

 

(Pictures and illustrations with thanks)

Never Say Never In Politics

Perak-state-assembly-perakMany have uttered those words and how they have come to haunt them at the “best of times”

Surely, in the Tin Mining Town or City of  Grace (Perak Tourism Definition)  it will not be unusual to for a change of guard as it has happened previously. Of course, one would not bet one’s house on it unless if its 100%. A video of the magnitude of the person or CEO in charge of the State will not be easy to douse the flame.

Moreover, the difference in the State is only Marginal to topple the Present State Administration.

Would this just be the answer to many “UNANSWERED QUESTIONS FOR THE COMING TURBULENT MONTHS?”

This extracted fully from an internet online  portal

KUALA LUMPUR: A Pakatan Harapan leader in Perak disagrees with Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s prediction that the state will fall into the hands of Umno, similar to the 2009 incident where three state assemblyman jumped ship to BN.

He said about six months ago, two PH state assemblymen were unhappy with the Perak government and had threatened to leave the coalition.

“But they won’t leave as one of them is in Mohamed Azmin Ali’s team. And the other is an ardent supporter of DAP,” he told FMT, on the condition of anonymity.

“That is settled. The two will have more to lose if they leave their parties,” he said.

“They are getting full support from the state government and the ministries.

“State assemblymen are able to do a lot more for their constituents with the help of the federal government,” he said.

However, he said there had been a push to oust Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu in the past as some parties wanted to put in place another candidate of their choice.

“Faizal is the MB and they cannot remove him. Everyone is aware of that, and now they just want him to work with all political parties, even if he considers them ‘arrogant’.

“They want him to show more leadership skills. If he can do this, they may be able to serve the rakyat better,” he said.

In the state assembly, PH has 30 state assemblymen while Umno has 25. PAS has three state assemblymen and there is also an independent.

Umno just needs two state assemblymen to cross over to take over the state.

In 2009, a contest for control of Perak erupted when three state assembly members, from the 32 in the Pakatan coalition, became BN-friendly independents. This changed the balance of power in the 59-member legislature.

But the source told FMT that since PH now forms the federal government, the assemblymen are unlikely to cross over.

“Zahid is playing mind games by saying Umno hopes to oust the Perak government.

“This is all for the sake of the Tanjung Piai by-election, which is just around the corner. Zahid, who is a seasoned politician, is trying to boost the confidence of BN and voters.”

He said Umno would also try to create a rift between PPBM and DAP so that the infighting between PH leaders continues and they spend their valuable time on infighting and explaining the situation to the public.

“Umno will continue to say such things, hoping the rift widens. The last year before the next general election, Umno will also start attacking PH leaders for not fulfilling their promises.”

He also cautioned PH leaders that they may end up being a one-term government if the coalition parties fail to cooperate closely with one another.

“BN is clever in handling issues. Even if they face issues, they know how to play them down and work internally to solve them.

“PH parties need to know how to work together if they want to serve the rakyat and retain their seats in the next general election,” he added.

 

PH CHAIRMAN SARAWAK AH CHONG HOW NOW?

 Your Big Boss have spoken.

So how now for you after all the promises in GE13? For a upright politician and a deputy minister if you are not in the same wave length as your boss you should know where the EXIT IS.

We didn’t ask you to but the Voters will know what to do with you and your comrades at the next Sarawak State elections due in 2021.

ah chong21Extracted quotes from our Prime Minister Malaysia and Your PH Chairman

On oil royalty payment to Sabah and Sarawak, Dr Mahathir said the government now realised that giving 20 per cent to the two states would mean that Petronas would no longer become the international oil company that it was.

“So we have to appeal the Sabah and Sarawak governments that it is really not workable,” he said, noting that both states were also very concerned.

“They don’t want to kill Petronas but at the same time they want more money, so we’re trying to work out how we can give them more money without undermining Petronas’ own strength,” Dr Mahathir said.

CM SARAWAK has this to say extracted from an online portal (see below)

Wonder what will your response be at your SUNDAYS Press Conference?

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has submitted a new formula to the federal government on revenue-sharing with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas).

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said today that Sarawak was aware that Petronas “was an international company but it doesn’t mean that you can deprive us of our revenue”.

I have another formula. And I have submitted it to them (Putrajaya). The formula while maintaining Petronas as an international company will find a way where Sarawak can take part,” he said when met by journalists after launching the state-level Women Day 2019 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching here.

He made these remarks when prompted for comments on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that described the 20 per cent oil royalty for Sarawak and Sabah as “not workable”.

Abang Johari said: “We did not ask for the 20 per cent (oil) royalty. Pakatan (Harapan) promised the 20 per cent (oil royalty).”

On a note that the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) in May 2014 passed a motion to request the federal government for an increase in oil royalty from five to 20 per cent, he said: “Yes, because they promised. Then we said you promised, then we said we definitely want 20 per cent. But now that is a different story.”

In the Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto during the 2018 general elections, Sarawakians were promised an increase of oil and gas royalties from the present five per cent to 20 per cent.

Asked whether Putrajaya had endorsed the formula, Abang Johari reiterated: “I have submitted our proposal, our own formula.”
“It is (an) entirely new model which I believe won’t jeorpardise Petronas as an international company. We are the one who produce raw material for Petronas in terms of gas and crude (oil) particularly gas.

“So I have my own formula which is commercial in nature. Up to them (Putrajaya) now,” he said.

The chief minister said he could not disclose any more details on the formula as negotiations with the federal government were still ongoing.

He was quick to assert that Sarawak was standing firm on the new model, which he stressed would not jeopardise Petronas.

“Maybe the federal government may lose some revenue. But of course Sarawak government also wants revenue. It must be (a) fair formula,” added Abang Johari.

Dr Mahathir was yesterday quoted in a Bernama report as saying the government had realised that giving 20 per cent oil royalty would mean that Petronas would no longer become the international oil company that it was.

“So we have to appeal to the Sabah and Sarawak governments that it is really not workable. They don’t want to kill Petronas but at the same time they want more money, so we’re trying to work out how we can give more money without undermining Petronas’ own strength,” he told a dialogue session at the JP Morgan headquarters in New York.

“Spanner In the Works for Malaysia Day 2019”

Lim Guan Eng current Finance Minister would make a good Works Minister as he will always use the words” Works in Progress”

A Finance Minister who plays theory plus rheotoric politics and uses the blame game is no good for the country as a whole and investors would be put off immediately. It does seem that the country is not conducive enough would be a fair comment from would be foreign investments.

lge12When this article column  which we extract below was published in the STAR a widely read and circulated newspaper in Malaysia and online version https://www.thestar.com.my/  it gives a very bad impression. Am pretty sure the Council of Elders Daim Zainuddin will whisper something to his ears.

Extracted from STAR ,”In a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng delivered bad news to Sabahans and Sarawakians.

Lim said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) promise to give 20% instead of the current 5% in oil royalties to the two states could not be fulfilled yet. The Finance Minister blamed the usual suspect, the 1MDB financial scandal, for the government’s failure to carry out the election manifesto promise. The DAP secretary-general said the 20% quantum had to wait.

Wow! Sarawak by the way is playing host to the Malaysia Day Celebrations 2019.

A voter said ‘After Sabah last year why didn’t they pick Kelantan (oh forgot Sabah and Sarawak are partners to Malaysia) or could they be now showing the might of PH as Sarawak elections will be due in 2021?”  

So is POLITICS today into the BLAME GAME? What will Sarawakians as a whole think of the PH Federal Government? Lim Guan Eng has all the makings of a Good Promiser but to execute his works in progress he will need to iron out what he promised prior to GE14.

Let’s rewind shall we and there was also the video which went viral.

Extracted ,PH told Sabahans and Sarawakians that it supported more autonomy for the two states: “In line with the spirit of the Malaysia Agreement and the ascension of Sabah and Sarawak with Malaya to form Malaysia…. Full autonomy on education and healthcare, 20% oil royalty and half of all tax receipts collected in Sabah and Sarawak must be returned to the states.

“They will be fully responsible for the administration and financing of all healthcare and education in their respective states,” Lim said in a video shot before GE14 which is still going viral among Sabahans and Sarawakians.

“So remember, 20% oil royalty, from the present 5%, 50% of all tax receipts, whether it’s corporate, personal or GST, return to the respective states.”

Sarawakians know how to judge and am sure that they will also show an EXIT DOOR to promises unkept and maintain the status quo ruling government but with some tweaking here and there. 

The SARAWAK VOTERS knows best and the Spanner in the works was officiated by our future Minister of Works on Friday 13th 2019 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th) who seems to choose the right words for the right time.

Oh! were we being sarcastic or a wee bit superstitious.You know better……

DAP Now A Local Sarawak Party?

We are trying not to be fooled but this statement as reported by bernama does make  Sarawakians look like fools or be fooled. Read how you want but it cannot be misprinted correct?

“It is a big task for us to make them realise that we are actually a national party representing everyone at the national and state levels.

He said DAP was more successful in Sarawak as they were not considered a “peninsular party”. – Bernama

9 years ago when they were both in PAS if  Mat Sabu remembers these words,maybe he forgot he is now a big boy Amanah Malaysia President what Hadi remarked and we extract from the Star online :-

Hadi had angered Sarawak’s Iban community when he blamed PKR’s loss in the April 7, 2010 Batang Ai by-election to ignorant voters who did not know how to vote and “were still wearing loinclothes”.

Malaysia should by now be one of the top nations in South East Asia but somehow we are all left in a time capsule.

Hopefully the info graphics and these words which we extract might make sense to the Amanah President and maybe Amanah Sarawak might not be a “peninsular party”

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

― Abraham Lincoln

So DAP a “peninsular” party has since become a local based party with local Sarawakians as the Branch Chairmans?

 

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Zakir Naik has No Place In Sarawak

Are we all caught in a Quagmire?

Most of us in Malaysia are caught in more troublesome everyday living than to be caught in a religious incitements and playing sentiments.

Even a cartoon caricature has emerged that employees have requested to ease their burden by asking for “NAIK GAJI” instead they got a controversial preacher “ZAKIR NAIK”

Zakir Naik is according to the Prime Minister that he admits that Malaysia is in a Catch-22 situation as Zakir is “unwelcome guest which Malaysia can’t send away”

Oh Gosh! Really.. Malaysian Government now being threatened by an Indian National  who was given a Permanent Resident Status in Malaysia but in India he is wanted for corruption-charges,money laundering as well as terrorism related charges.

Zakir should be a good boy and stay quiet but instead he has stirred up a hornets nest in Peninsular Malaysia and also being seen as a thorn in the flesh for the Hindus and the Chinese.

A Muslim friend of ours said  Sarawak should not get involved in this Zakir Naik controversy and stay out of it. Let the Chief Ministers Department deal with it and issue a statement.

However,politicians being politicians will use this platform to say their pieces and of course we have over the few days seen many statements from Sarawak Ministers to Assemblyman to Non Governmental organisation (NGO’s)

No one wants to miss the Train which majority of Sarawakians if not all are against .

Religious Bigotry,Incitements,Extremism,Fanaticism which will jeopardise the racial, religious harmony and harm the peaceful coexistence of all races has no place and is not WELCOME in Sarawak.

zakadenanSo be careful especially what you say and we are sure that our late and former Chief Minister Adenan Satem would have said this to Zakir Naik,”U ARE NOT WELCOME IN SARAWAK AND BAN

DON”T YOU THINK SO?