“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.

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“Fishing in Trouble Water”

1bn sarawakIt all started with “merger of minds” and now it has snowballed to this. Do you blame the SPDP President for speaking his mind to the press in this statement? One may ask,‘what do you know about the intricate details of politics in Sarawak where the Chief Minister of Sarawak knows since 1979?” He won his first contest in the Muara Tuang constituency and has seen it all in his 30 years in office.

He too remembers the PBDS days where the party was at odds with the State BN but very much in tune with the Federal BN. Could this happen again? It will be a matter of time when it will unfold and the CM Sarawak is not making many friends from the SPDP,SUPP and PRS ‘merger of minds” coalition of BN partners. UPP/TERAS are BN friendly parties as the Ministers/Assistant Ministers/YBs sttod on Barisan Tickets at the 10th Sarawak elections. They are of course not Pakatan YBs? That’s for sure.

There has been a lot of mudslinging amongst the BN component parties and obviously it is so unhealthy. The State itself does not want it to be too unstable as it will not be good for foreign investments in the long run. The time will be soon when Adenan decides to dissolve the assembly and call for fresh elections in 82 constituencies.

If the bickering continues many pro-BN supporters will be looking over and above their shoulders and even will tell ADENAN a thing or two. CM Sarawak says’Bagi saya Peluang” but who are giving the voters and the people chance? Word on the ground is that its harder to make a living now than the final stable years of Taib Mahmud where everyone finds it so much easier.

Of course, Adenan has taken the necessary actions against corrupt practises, demanding autonomy,looking after Chinese and Christians’ Allah” issue and other populists agendas to ensure a comfortable MANDATE. Will that be enough? One must remember that the literacy rate amongst the youths and the people have gone up and they will not be fooled by just popular jargons.

Pakatan have had their fair share of promises to the people but everyone knows that DAP’Impian Sarawak” semi and rural drive are making headways. We do not need to put a blanket over our head and keep on harping all is well,all is well.all is well and BN with Adenan at the helm will win it for us.

Adenan is one person and he will win comfortably in Tanjong Datu Constituency or even might face a no contest. Will all the other 81 seats be so plain sailing? At the moment according to our Emeritus Professor its going to be a battle not only pitting BN v Pakatan/Independent but also BN v BN friendly v Pakatan/Independent.

1bn swakPBB spokesman did harp on UPP/TERAS are in line with Najib’s call for ensuring the BN will win handsomely but with the outburst from SPDP President Tiong it will be anything but plain sailing. The BN principle comes very much to the fore for Adenan on the discussion table. Though Adenan has echoed the names of TERAS incumbents at his election dry runs that they will be standing it still will depend very much on how the situation looks nearer the election date.

Word has it coming out from the ground PBB is his party but not the others PRS/SUPP/ SPDP or even TERAS or UPP. He is BN Sarawak Chairman and is the coalition head by virtue of his office. This statement was unheard of in his predecessors years.

Of course, SPDP has every right to shout from the roof tops and scream but it is only a small thin line which will see the BN Sarawak coalition in tatters if an amicable political situation is not reached. The wheeling and dealing within the BN framework will fall squarely on Adenan’s shoulders. He will bear the brunt of it if at the eleventh hour if the “merger of minds” grouping sees that one of their partners are not being politically satisfied and a breach of contractual seat arrangement is not met. (contracts must be kept or rewritten to serve all parties concerned.No other way around it. Verbal contact is a contract but in Malaysia…hmmm depending on who you deal with   )

Its like we say,”TOUCH AND GO” and Adenan needs to listen to seasoned political strategists instead of listening to raw,gungho and untested green horn politicians who only want their best interest served instead of looking at Sarawak in totality. We have even heard that they want to RUN THE WAR ROOM. Gosh!!! We gave you the chance and we know in this social media age the pen and in this case the keyboard is mightier than the sword..

 They know who they are and its bests that names are not mentioned or they will come after audie61’s back with more HATE AND VENOM. We are waiting!!!

Till the next episode in a few days time..

ooo Ha..ooo Ha..even we have losts the ooompphhh

PRN 11- Seat Swapping and Younger Candidates..??

PRN-11-Audie-61-logoA highly placed source in Barisan Nasional Sarawak says that the ruling BN Sarawak Coalition will be discussing the mechanism on the 71 seats on offer soon in the New Year 2014. The BN Coalition will take into consideration a number of factors and are seriously looking at all options even to the extend of fielding younger and capable candidates to ensure “FRESHNESS AND WHO WILL BE WITHOUT EXCESS BAGGAGE.”

The Pakatan are slowly making inroads into the rural enclave and have a stranglehold of the urban areas. They nearly made a clean sweep of all SUPP Urban seats except Bawang Assan and Senadin. DAP have managed to “hookwink” mosts of the urban voters to vote for them as alternative as SUPP is very much embroiled in fighting amongst themselves. This has not gone down very well with the voters in all the 19 seats SUPP was given to field their candidates. The semi-rural areas of SUPP withstood the “tsunami” as the rural areas have steadfastly stood behind the BN Coalition.

The NO.1 Priority will be the losts seats to the opposition and BN are seriously restrategising their machinery and thoughts towards the possiblity of “SEAT SWAPPING” . Of course they will be many “unhappy members at the grassroot levels” but the main objective of any coalition is to take back what they have losts. The POSSIBILITIES which is on offer is too good to be missed. It will be a good headache for the BN coalition and the Pakatan coalition will also be in for a surprise or two.

Surely, not all can be discussed in the blogsite and a lot of other strategies will come into play. The highly placed source said,”IT”S UP TO THE INCUMBENTS  TO  SAFEGUARD THEIR SEATS”. BN and Pakatan will have their hands full and they will take into accounts all political possibilities before they execute it fully.

ARE YOU READY TO BE CHOSEN AS CANDIDATE TO REPRESENT YOUR PARTY?

DAP 30 years Too Late..??

mawan63DAP who have been trying to wrestle the urban seats are now turning their guns towards 21 rural seats currently held by BN Sarawak. At the Impian Sarawak Dinner IN PJ Selangor one of the 25 volunteers even came out with a Pantun and said,”Susah susah saya buat Paip di Sarawak Ini semua Pasal Taib”

Why are they attacking the Chief Minister who all these while have talked about Politics of Development?

DAP must be “INPAIN” and not “IMPIAN” seeing their Pakatan partners in PAS and PKR not making much inroad in their quest to capture Sarawak from the Barisan Nasional Government. Now they are trying to capitalise on Volunteers and bringing in the “freshies” whose political ideologies are not so deep rooted and also not seeing that DAP is capitalising on them to spread the “WRONG MESSAGE” back to Peninsular Malaysia.

Development takes time and if the urban areas are not progressing how will it filter down to the rural enclaves? Sarawak is so huge and can fit the whole Peninsular into it and these young Volunteers who are brought down to CAPITALISE ON DAPS QUEST FOR ABSOLUTE POLITICAL POWER should not just be blinded by one such “pipe laying project”

If the 25 volunteers think they love Sarawak why don’t they stay down here in Sarawak for 6 months.  Dont go back to your nice pillows and bed and your city life? DAP is trying to “SOW HATRED” to the Taib administration and this is not healthy. Sorry young “freshies” you have been led astray.

DAP should have done this 30 years ago. We wrote about 4 years ago on one dayak DAP Bidayuh leader Jeguk who was very vocal and now he has even realised that BN is the platform where his people will enjoy the benefits. DAP will say this next “ALL BOUGHT BACK BY BN GOVERMENT” Typical of DAP isn’t it?

The DAP Dayak leaders who are speaking against the BN government are at one time also leaders in the BN component parties. They did not do enough on their part during their time and are now using DAP to further their agendas.

A PKR veteran leader when met said,” DAP are capitalising on the weaknesses of our PKR Sarawak leaders. PKR Sarawak are too weak and they will give away another at least 15 constituencies to DAP to contest. You see it will happen in the next State Elections. Moreover he said,” PKR have losts mosts of their outspoken dayak leaders to DAP”

Surely now the PKR YBs 3 of them will know that their rural constituencies will be swallowed up by the DAP Sarawak “Impian group” Do they have anysay or are they saying anything? You wish they will come out fighting but they have been very quiet on this matter. When someone tried to break the good relations of SPDP/PBB in an article which appeared in an internet portal PBB Information Chief Adenan Satem comes out with a strong worded statement,”BOND UNBREAKABLE BETWEEN SPDP AND PBB

PKR AND DAP WILL SURELY BE AT LOGGERHEADS DON’T YOU THINK? 18 PKR seats will be sacrificed…..hmmmm

DAP Mimpi SiangHari Kah..??

16 tA senior assemblyman from BN said to audie61,” DAP MIMPI SIANG HARI KAH..??

PKR have tried without much success and a so called multi racial party but Majority Chinese based party DAP is making a Big Political statement to its Pakatan allies. Have they disregarded PKR,PAS in their pursuit of trying to wrestle Sarawak? This is the question which many of PKR/PAS members have questioned.

If we look back at April 16th 2011 these seats were contested by: 18 PKR 2 DAP 1 SNAP

  •  SUPP AREAS:- 1.Bengoh- PKR (Willie Anak Mongin) 2. Simanggang (DAP) 3.Engkilili PKR (Marudi @ Barudi Anak Mawang)
  •  PBB AREAS:- 4. Kedup PKR ( Lainus Anak Andrew Luwak) 5.Tarat PKR(  Peter Ato Anak Mayau) 6.Bukit Saban PKR (Jerah Anak Engkiong @ Edward Jerah) 7.Layar PKR (Stanley Embat Pharoh Anak Laja) 8.Katibas PKR ( Munan Anak Laja) 9.Kemena PKR (Bernard Binar Anak Rading) 10. Bukit Kota (DAP)
  • SPDP AREAS:- 11.Batu Danau PKR ( Dr.Lau Liak Koi) 12.Bekenu PKR (Ishak Bin Mahwi)13.Tasik Biru PKR ( Datuk John Tenewi Nuek @ John Tenewi ) 14. Pakan SNAP 15.Meluan PKR ( John Brian Anthony Anak Jeremy Guang) 16. Marudi PKR (Harrison Ngau Laing)
  • PRS AREAS:- 17.Belaga PKR (Basah Kesing @ Ali Basah Kesing )18. Kakus PKR (Paul Anyie Raja) 19.Balai Ringin PKR ( Ibi Anak Uding)  20.Pelagus PKR (Edward Sumbang Anak Asun ) 21.Ngemah PKR ( Aris Anak Alap)

PKR will be the biggest losers in this political game. Of course,.DAP will put forward their case as such that some of PKR leaders have left them and joined DAP and also some are in SWP (Sarawak Workers Party) . Are they just going to quietly watch and see that their seats are going to be taken up by DAP in IMPIAN SARAWAK PROGRAMME?

PKR in Sarawak eventhough there are 3 assemblyman in Baru Bian,Ali Biju and See Chee How will not be able to contain with DAP’s 12 assemblyman at the present time.

It’s the numbers game and DAP is building its forces and BN will not be complacent eventhough many are brushing aside DAP’s advancement into the interior.

According to sources on the ground DAP MP Tony Pua and his group of DAP members are gaining foothold in some areas.

BN component parties needs to be aware and not to brush these DAP so called”dreams” aside.

DAP CEC Polls results..??

Who is in and Who is out? You make your own judgement! Truly Multi racial.??

DAP 15th National Congress, Kuala Lumpur
DAP CEC Election Results
Lim Kit Siang 624
Total Delegates 948
Delegates Present 739 (77.95%)
Ballots issued 721
Total Valid Votes 705
Spoiled Votes 16
Unreturned Ballots 0
Lim Guan Eng 620…
Tan Kok Wai 571
Fong Kui Lun 504
M. Kula Segaran 500
Teresa Kok 495
Tan Seng Giaw 492
Chong Chieng Jen 476
Karpal Singh 471
Ngeh Koo Ham 455
Anthony Loke Siew Fook 452
Ahmad bin Ton 448
Tony Pua Kiam Wee 446
Chong Eng 434
Teng Chang Khim 417
Nga Kor Ming 417
Chow Kon Yeow 410
P. Ramasamy 340
Boo Cheng Hau 332
 
Final Top 20
Liew Chin Tong – 1,438 votesLim Kit Siang – 1436 votes

Karpal Singh – 1,421 votes

Gobind Singh – 1,409 votes

Lim Guan Eng – 1,304 votes

Chong Cheng Jin – 1,294 votes

Loke Siew Fok Anthony – 1,263 votes

Chow Kon Yeow – 1,203 votes

Fong Kui Lin – 1,193 votes

Teng Chang Khim – 1,164 votes

Pua Kiam Wee Tony – 1,158 votes

Zairil khir Johari – 1,132 votes

Kok Suh Sim Teresa – 1,127 votes

Chong Eng – 1,111 votes

M Kula Segaran – 1,088 votes

Tan Kok Wai – 1,088 votes

Teo Nie Ching – 1,081 votes

Boo Cheng hau – 961 votes

Nga Kor Ming – 956 votes

Ngeh Koo Ham – 809 votes

Dayaks or Kadazans IN DAP CEC..??

Biggest Multi Racial Party? The question in Sarawakians or Sabahans lips is simple says a political observer,”Will the delegates push to include elected  Dayaks or Kadazans into the DAP CEC Polls ? Of course in order to pacify the two East Malaysian State leaders they will appoint them into certain positions.

The article which caught the eye of the political observer is this which we extract from the internet portal and share with all of you :-

Chance for DAP to erase racist tag

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Posted on 28/09/2013 – 15:30
Alyaa Alhadjri

KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP has been presented with a golden opportunity to silence detractors who accused the party of being “racists” for failing to elect any Malay leader into its central executive committee (CEC) in December last year.

This follows a High Court decision to strike out a suit challenging legalities of the “special re-election” of the party’s CEC members at its special congress on Sept 29.

It is left to be seen, however, whether the 2,576 delegates eligible to cast their votes for the second time will be seizing the opportunity that could potentially bridge the perceived racial polarities within the party.

A move to present a more multi-racial “image” could also help the DAP in its quest to penetrate into rural vote banks after garnering the lion’s share of non-Malay votes in the last 13th general election.

DAP deputy secretary-general Datuk Ngeh Hoo Kam had reportedly said that it is unlikely that any new faces will be elected from the 62 contenders for 20 top spots; nor will there be any change in the current office-bearers.

Still, certain factions may also use this opportunity to teach secretary-general Lim Guan Eng a lesson to express dissatisfaction on his handling of the recent 13th general election (GE13).

While his popularity will allow him to remain in the CEC, there may be attempts to bring down his number of votes.

When contacted by theantdaily, DAP vice-chairman Senator Dr Ariffin Omar claimed that the party’s “negative” image was mostly shaped by the mainstream media.

He maintained that there are no restrictions for any person to join or rise within its ranks.

“As far as we [DAP] are concerned, we are not looking at it [CEC elections] from an ethnic point of view.

“If you [critics] want to play with the race card, you will have to look at the overall situation in this country,” he said in referring to the Barisan Nasional ruling coalition which is made up of mostly race-based parties.

Ariffin, who is one of 10 leaders appointed to the CEC, stressed that he believes the current line-up of leaders is valid and “inclusive” of all races.

“I couldn’t care less about who is leading the DAP so long as the person is honest, has integrity and prepared to work for the party,” he said.

Ariffin’s comments were also made in response to former DAP vice-chairman Zulkifli Mohd Noor who had on Sept 20 reportedly accused Lim, the Penang Chief Minister, as being a “dictator” and having a hidden agenda to strengthen his hold on the party.

“The Malays in DAP are just ‘a 50 sen race’ and without them, it will not be able to reach one million [members],” Zulkifli was quoted as telling a press conference in Penang.

Zulkifli had also reportedly offered himself to be the party’s first ever Malay chairman in order to reflect DAP’s “multi-racial” politics.

“I’m not asking [DAP chairman] Karpal [Singh] to retire. But, if Karpal thinks his time is up to call it a day, I am prepared to take over his position,” said Zulkifli.

Zulkifli’s call had earned him a stern rebuke from Ariffin and several other Malay DAP leaders who on Sept 25 released a joint statement to refute his claims.

The group said Zulkifli’s actions are “shameful” and must be stopped immediately as it shows that there are individuals within the party who did not understand the party’s aspirations.

When contacted, DAP labour bureau chairman A Sivanesan said while he is on the list of candidates contesting on Sept 29, he did not want any members to vote for him.

“There are so many people out there who want to see the DAP destroyed. This is not the time to destroy the party [from within].

“Zulkifli is barking up the wrong tree… We [DAP] will be united on Sept 29 and the party will emerge from it stronger than ever,” said the Sungkai state-assemblyman.

There is also more drama to unfold with the resignation of Sabah DAP strongman Hiew King Cheu, who first indicated his dissatisfaction when he announced his withdrawal from the CEC re-election.