MP205 “Moderation and Solidarity through Golf”

tsmawan 18Its not only politics that drives Tan Sri William Mawan. He does know how to hit,swing and drive the golf balls to the required distance and thereby also sending the correct signals to his worthy opponents. He explores every angle for the people to come together as one.

In his vocabulary and outlook there are no malice in his intonation but mostly he has outreached to the Larger Mass of Sarawakians by preaching moderation and doing away with extremism,bigotry,fanaticism and militant thinking in whatever forms.

To quote him which he said on 4th November 2014,”Moderation is the only way that can guarantee our continued solidarity and well-being as a multi racial society.Extremism begets extremism and the unscrupulous  who engage in bigotry are playing dangerously with fire and discarding racial hormony”

We will not compromise on our commitment to racial and religious harmony and ours is a united platform that draws strength and support from all ethnic groups in Sarawak.

His involvement in the Inter Community Golf tournament goes way back 9 years and he has continued to “WALK THE TALK“. Within the teams that are participating there are malays,ibans bidayuhs,melanaus,chinese,orang ulus all joining in. This goes to show that the National Integration is very much alive which has dampen and unscrewed the evil works of those who try to practise SEGREGATION and also to confuse everyone with their ill intentions.

amawan18aIn his Saratok constituency he is encouraging the youths to participate in various activities like the 9 aside football tournament. Mawan as former Minister of Social Development Sarawak has been very instrumental in bridging the harmony and solidarity through all programmes and sports activities.

The present Minister and Mawans able assistant Abdul Karim Hamzah is now carrying out his good work by also encouraging many different cultural programmes to continue the good work laid out .

The recent “heat” on the event ‘Octoberfest” was also given a positive response by the Minister which Mawan himself should pat his own shoulder. Karim was also quoted,”“Down here (Sarawak), it has always been promoted as Oktoberfest. They don’t promote it as a beer festival. If it is Oktoberfest, I don’t see any problem with it because it is a celebration of culture. That is why when some extremists or some people claim this is a beer festival, I don’t really agree.

Mawan himself said this ,”while politics can be highly charged the attainment of political goal can be through also the golf swing.” Mawan reiterated that it is in this era of fast track digital information and technological advances that the harmony and solidarity of people must be protected.

To further enhance Mawans point,”the Conference of Malay Rulers has even expressed concern at the state of harmony and unity in the country, making reference to the Muslims-only laundrettes and other recent incidents.

Mawans politics has Shifted Gears from ensuring that the people in his constituency basic needs of water,roads,bridges,education,housing are all taken care off to another level where he outreaches to all. He has never stop imparting the significance and importance of moderation and solidarity to all Sarawakians.

Many in his constituency sees the good in him and are willing him on to continue to serve as their Saratok representative in Parliament. Their voices are been heard significantly by the top BN hierarchy.

This quote,”while we may have known Mawan well but there may be still much that we do not know about him. But one thing we all know about him for a long time is that he is a FIGHTER.” This basically sums it up on Mawan(at least according to BN Sarawak Secretary General and Minister Dr.Stephen Rundi)

Mawan knows there are no fixed rules to succeed to serve the Saratok people well but he uses his personal values,qualities and non confrontational approach to achieve a higher level of goodness.

The inter community golf serves the purpose to further enhance the solidarity and moderation which is crucial to safeguard the unity of all Sarawakians and shelter all from the howling Extremism and Fanaticism wind blowing across the world.

amawan18bIt might sound simplistic to be involve in an inter community golf tournament but the deeper significance is for all to see as the participants are very attuned to the principles of solidarity and moderation.

Mawan would want this interaction of participants to tee-off to its 10th Year but they all have to start driving it off the green first come the 21st of October 2017.

The Gears have Shifted and it has GONE BEYOND what one has perceived and it is here to stay.

 

PAS Hadi “Fighting for Political Survival”

Oh No, PAS President is at it again. What will happen to PAS in GE14 is anyone’s guess.acawat1

It does seem that he is at his best when his back is at the wall as he makes this political statement to try to coax Barisan Nasional leaders to accept him and the party into the BN fold.

Will Sarawak leaders accept him and the party with open arms? He has yet to make amends on his “CAWAT” INSINUATION way back in 2009.

Even MP Salang and PRS Secretary General said this,””He pointed out that Sarawakian   MPs objected to the bill because it is an opposition bill tabled by Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, who has few fans in the state.

“During the Batang Ai by-election in 2009, he said we were still wearing cawat. Later, he accused Christians of converting Muslims. Things like that do not speak well of him as a person and a leader. So when he tabled a bill like this, how can I be certain that he meant well?” said Salang.

This is extracted from Rakan Best Nye Page: “Apologise first PAS President Hadi. We in Sarawak always live in peace,harmony, eat,shop, no segregation and enjoy together. 

We dont want PAS in Sarawak.
Don’t try to say this for your convenience. “PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang says Malaysians can learn from Sabah and Sarawak, where the two states’ diverse peoples have lived in harmony for so long.”

Is Hadi making the right calls or is he trying to get back the sympathy from the opposition front ,making PAS relevant while backstabbing the Barisan Nasional Coalition at the last minute?He has something up his sleeves and political parties within the BN are watching closely with hawks eye and waiting to  pounce.

BN Sarawak can do without PAS assistance as it goes to win the seats in Sarawak for GE14

” The Power of Cyber Media” Never UNDERESTIMATE..!!

There is only word one to describe today’s social media,”POWERFUL” Business owners and those thinking that the “eye in the sky” are just a mere useless technology and also a waste of their hard earned cash be ready to accept this lesson.

For Terry Yee’s anger and his outburst on a dog ,repercusions have already been taken by his principle. The  “US outdoor equipment firm is now dropping his company as a distributor.

It’s a Powerful tool if used for the right reasons and many too will FALL from the Top if their actions are caught by the social media activists.

So remember everyone that  “YOU MIGHT NOT BE TOO FAR AWAY FROM THE NEWS OF THE WORLD”

Terry-Yee-dog-abuse.jpg is just another plaything be forewarned.

PETALING JAYA: Animal lovers aren’t the only ones panning Singaporean Terry Yee for his abuse of a dog over a week ago – a US outdoor equipment firm is now dropping his company as a distributor.

Yee, 30, is said to be the owner of Tearproof Sdn Bhd. The company has several outlets at Mid Valley Mega Mall, The Curve and One Utama Shopping Mall.

According to its Facebook page, the company has been in business for over 15 years.

In a report by The Malay Mail, Osprey Packs vice-president for product line and marketing Rob BonDurant said Yee’s behaviour was “reprehensible”, adding that the Osprey brand “absolutely opposed any act of inhumane violence or neglect against animals”.

In an email to the portal, BonDurant said Osprey was in the process of terminating its relationship with Tearproof.

On April 2, Yee was caught punching and kicking a dog at a guardhouse in Puchong.

A three-minute CCTV recording which has since gone viral showed him falling off his bicycle when the guard dog broke free from its leash and charged at him.

Looking enraged, Yee ran up to the guardhouse, caught the dog and proceeded to punch and kick the animal repeatedly. He also used a crash helmet on the animal before carrying it into the guardhouse, out of view of the CCTV camera, where it is believed he continued battering the animal.

Five days later, Yee apologised for his act, telling The Star that he “snapped” after being “attacked” by the dog many times before.

However, animal lovers and members of the public have demanded that the authorities take action against him for his brutal hammering of the dog.

Adenan Are We Missing Something?

asupppCM Adenan have already called both parties to sort out their differences?Who and Which party is now trying to play the “good guy” and the “bad guy”?Truth be told says a political analyst the Rakyat will still turn their backs on them as both are still at each other throat’s and its a”Never Ending Battle”.

The Rakyat have taken to Adenan’s style and approach in terms of his way of governance and no nonsense approach on state matters. He have won many fence sitters to believe in his ways but it does seem for his popularity to turn to votes for both the parties it will still be a herculean tasks.

As a blogger Bugi Wijaya puts it.”We are the New Media truthtellers” We are not for the money but we have what it takes to full blown the story or facts just for everyone to see. Believe it or not and if its good enough it will sell.” https://audie61.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/bloggerstruthtellersbloodsuckers-or-shit-stirrers-part-1/

Adenan, we know we are not missing anything but the two rival factions within the BN stable are. You don’t need a Harvard or an Oxford Political Scientist to tell you ,Sir…!!! The Truth hurts…

CM Adenan Knows his”winnable strategy”

aacca1Seriously, as “election looms” all parties and candidates within the BN Sarawak coalition will be frantically fighting for what is theirs. The only safe seat though will be the Chief Minister’s seat . Do we need to say more? You figure it out…!

This article is extracted fully from antdaily and written by Joseph Tawie.

COMMENT:

Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) is said to be so desperate to win the support of voters and the rural folk that it has to resort to using the names of Chief Minister Adenan Satem and Prime Minister Najib Razak to convince them in its war of attrition against its bitterest enemy – Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).

Typical of its leaders’ argument is that its president William Mawan Ikom is in the Cabinet of Chief Minister Adenan Satem. And that the party is also allowed to use BN facilities. If the chief minister is not supportive of Teras, Mawan would have been dropped as social development minister, they said.

Even Mawan himself was reported to have said that “if we are not BN then how is it that party leaders are allowed by top BN leadership (Adenan and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak) to talk about BN, use BN facilities and distribute MRP funds and announce BN development projects like other BN elected representatives? “Teras is a BN party as it was born inside BN. It will be just a matter of time, technicality and formality before other component parties in BN accept us,” he said. His party is not only a member of the Sarawak BN, but it is also a “true blood” of BN because it was born inside BN.

By using this tactic, Mawan and Teras leaders may win the hearts and minds of the simple-minded rural folk, but it can backfire on them. According to PBB sources, Adenan is not happy with Teras leaders as they have put him in a hot spot where he would be criticised by leaders from SPDP, Sarawak United People’s Party and Parti Rakyat Sarawak for being biased.

They want him to be hated by SPDP, SUPP and PRS which are members of the State BN, said the PBB sources. “This is a bad move on the part of Teras, and it should not resort to name-dropping of the chief minister to win support,” they said. True, Teras leaders cannot bluff people as the facts are obvious that they and the leaders of United People’s Party (UPP) are not invited to any BN function.

The absence of Teras and UPP elected representatives at a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and BN elected representatives in Kuching last Saturday spoke volumes of the fact that the two parties are not members of BN despite claims by the two parties. After the meeting, Adenan said that the majority of the incumbent elected representatives from BN would be retained in the coming state election.

No mention was made with regard to the future of the five elected representatives from Teras namely William Mawan Ikom (Pakan), Peter Nansian (Tasik Biru), Sylvester Entri (Marudi), Rosy Yunus (Bekenu) and Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau), and from UPP’s Wong Soon Koh (Bawang Assan), Johnichal Rayong (Engkilili), Ranum Mina (Opar) and Jerip Susil (Bengoh).

Again at the BN Youth meeting during the weekend in Ulu Belaga, youths from Teras and UPP were not invited. What does all this show if not for the fact that they are outside BN. Meanwhile, heated debates are raging between Teras leaders and SPDP leaders whether Teras is a member of State BN or not. SPDP vice-president Rayan Narong accused Mawan of being out of touch with reality and of being arrogant for ignoring the joint stand of SPDP, SUPP and PRS.

The three BN component parties would strongly oppose the entry of Teras into the ruling coalition. “The key to BN holding on to power is unity among the component parties. Does Mawan think the ruling coalition is willing to break up this unity just for the sake of Teras?” said Rayan.

“Technically it is impossible since the BN agreement stipulates that all the component parties must agree before any party can be admitted into its fold and SPDP, SUPP and PRS have made their objections to Teras joining BN very clear,” he said.

On Mawan’s claim that Teras was born inside BN fold, Rayan said that Teras leaders including Mawan himself had resigned from a BN component party to facilitate the formation of the party. “How can Teras be born inside the BN fold when its leaders and members do not belong to any BN component party,” Rayan asked. Defending Mawan,

Teras grassroots leader Pasang Ngelambai accused Rayan of refusing to understand that the people wanted candidates who had the people’s welfare at heart. BN, he said, wanted to field winnable candidates, and Mawan is one of them. –

“Ugliness and Hatred on Line-“

Extracted fully and This is an opinion from Sarawakian Edgar Ong

If you have an account on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you would have noticed that there are far too many postings showing people sharing news, images, videos and personal opinions about subjects verging on the edge of being censored – some due to their opinionated sense of perversion or twisted perspective or insane ideas and views.

Most of the time you find yourself bombarded with ugly, nasty and unpleasant images, news and videos. I am talking about pictures and photographs of abused infants, minors, pets and animals. I am also including those barbaric and savage images and videos of heads and limbs and other bodily parts being chopped off.

Bad news sells. That’s what is basically bringing in the eyeballs into Facebook and Twitter accounts, and some delight in seeing their posts being seen or “Liked” so many times as if they are trying to break their own personal best record!

Why indeed are people sharing so much ugliness and hatred? Is it the shock-value factor that they are after? Is it an inner sense of feeling good about themselves that they are above all this? Or is it some grotesque and twisted sense of satisfaction about showing off to others what they feel is wrong with the world at large?

Perhaps only a psychiatric observation can give us the answer.

Wouldn’t the world be a better and nicer place if we, or at least the majority of us, share good things – the joyful, the beautiful, the caring and the loving news and images that we have seen, read or viewed?

Many friends suggested that we should share more of the good things in life – how to be better parents, better companions; how to live a healthier life; how and what to do with your free time and the list is endless.

We can share about food and drinks, music and reading; travel and cooking – even share news of family and friends and how they are doing and what you’ve been up to. Surely all this is a lot better than being just being a constant voyeur and peeping Tom into other people’s nastiness, ugliness and bad tidings?

Six months ago, I started a Facebook page called “Kuching Flood Feedback” specifically for those who had wanted to share and inform others about the flood situation in and around Kuching. Within a few weeks it had taken off and grown popular and had over 500 members.  When the flood situation improved I thought of closing it down.

Many members implored me to keep the page alive as it proved to be of value and interest to them, so I renamed it Sarawak Public Feedback, and increased the forum’s coverage area to Sarawak, to also include other subjects of public interest.

Today, there are 7,694 members not just from Kuching or indeed Sarawak. The subject matter now also includes public policies and politics.

Sarawak election is hot topic on Sarawak Facebook pages
Sarawak election is hot topic on Sarawak Facebook pages

No prizes for guessing what subject is now the hottest topic on Sarawak Public Feedback. It’s Malaysian politics – with a slant towards Sarawak, of course. Members get all hot and bothered and threads extend into the hundreds when it comes to debating issues from ‘Sarawak for Sarawakians’ to ‘Najib’s scandals’ to ‘Adenan’s popularity’.

Other non-politically minded members try their best to contribute, from time to time, their posts about local history, culture, food, places to visit and so on, but these posts amount to less than 20 per cent of total postings.

Sadly, social media, instead of sharing the good things in life, has become a platform for people to sound off – and when they do that it’s usually about politics and bad news.

Loyalty.”No substitute”

a1a2a1When the chips are down your true friends will stick together with and by you. When good times roll the friends who are now enjoying the fruits of your labour will be dealt a BAD HAND in time to come if they conveniently forgets you.

Whatever comes around will go around and that is the basic understanding of how karma, the law of cause and effect, works.

My friends become your friends and your friends too will back stab you. An enemy will never even get near you.

There is still a flicker of hope and this is dedicated to the friends who have betrayed my trusts. BEWARE YOUR TIME WILL COME.