“Tanda Permulaan Perang”

Dum!Dum!Dumm! …. The Drums of War beats out from a distance.

aaamaIn the rural enclave where the Parliamentary Seat of Saratok is situated the battle of “potential” candidates rages on. It has got to a stage where the party PDP seems to have lost the bolt and nut that holds the”steering wheel” because bad blood, bad vibes, bad mouthing is being spilled by supporters of the lobbyists in question.

Moreover,the lobbyists are not supportive of each other but are at “ODDS” with each other.     ( https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/the-truth-is-out-there/  )
Barisan Nasional have seriously taken note of the situation and with their incumbent and sitting MP at the helm the opposition is also playing a waiting game.Have they infiltrated the ‘fortress of Saratok’ with “spies” using the network of the lobbyists?

The momentum to defend and maintain Saratok in spite of PKR lurking behind under the command of William Mawan is tremendous. However,we shudder to think otherwise.

We were made to understand by some insiders that it does seem that”the lobbyists are all ‘fishing in troubled waters” Moreover, by their actions it will be totally suicidal to the ruling coalition as their supporters are throwing spanner in the works where the Incumbent BN/MP has worked the ground for the past five years.

The sitting MP has manoeuvred the enemy in “PKR/Pakatan” into a false front and even guided them into the desired position for a final onslaught. Mawan knows his enemy well enough as he is not just a ‘green horn MP” but one who has been tried and tested even in the most unsavory circumstances.

The whole process and derailment would be felt for BN if the PDP lobbyists ‘plays into the hands of the opposition” The lobbyists tagline ultimately is to dislodge and ‘get rid of the incumbent MP” at all costs but doing absolutely nothing to even speak foul of the opposition PKR.

BN cannot afford this luxury and they need to stick to one who knows the ‘terrain’well enough to win the war for them. The ruling government machinery is working very well with the seating and incumbent MP and his activities are very well engaged as they are very people-centric. The battle that the 3 lobbyists are engaging are skirmishes which the party PDP needs to address.

The BN incumbent MP when contacted on this subject had this to say,So far,so good. The war has just started,”the best” is yet to come. The size of the battle would be the General Elections. Nobody should underestimate PKR  who is in the Pakatan Coalition. They too have the resources and manpower to match. Individual interest should be left aside. Don’t over simplify things.”

In summary, the incumbent Barisan Nasional MP Mawan is well verse of the tasks ahead. Barisan Nasional knows that they will need the right person to retain the seat.

THE VICTORIOUS PERSON CREATES THE CONDITIONS FOR CERTAIN VICTORY AND THEN DOES BATTLE WITH THE ENEMY.

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“Stark Realities of Politics”

Call a spade is a spade. However,in politics this does not necessarily be the case. There are many factors to consider before a final decision of candidacy through consensus is reached by the top hierarchy in Barisan Nasional. These are the Stark Realities of Politics.

politicsThe Parliamentary Seat of Saratok is now being closely watched by both the Barisan and Opposition members who have an eye for the seat.

We are sure that most people have tried the three legged race. There must be synchronicity, communication and teamwork. If there are not in tandem,the end result is falling flat on their face

You must be wondering why this “three legged race is so significant? Its not just the three legged race but a BIGGER PICTURE.

Its already an open secret that Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) has three lobbyists for the Saratok Parliamentary Seat in entrepreneurs Subeng Mula , Basil Thomas, and medical practitioner Dr James Chella to unseat the incumbent and seting  BN/MP William Mawan.

BN election team is monitoring the whole situation and this posting will not be overlooked”a facebook user by the name Ru’yun Tirasag, who alleged that all the three PDP aspirants for Saratok were either members or supporters of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).”

Preparations for the party to announce the party’s “chosen candidate” is underway according to sources from the party. The man touted to be leading contender for the candidacy and to be announced by PDP in Saratok will be Subeng Mula.

There are obviously dissatisfaction already within the ranks as some prefer Dr.James Chella who they feel is more accomplished and a Saratok ‘elitists”

The age factor was used to go against Dr Chella even though his qualifications are a plus point. He is considered “old at 66 years” as per some of the information being shared in the cyber world which has hurt the feelings of his supporters.(will not want to expose them here..Hmmm)

What’s wrong with growing up and growing older? You learn more, is more caring and you will be more broad minded and will be more appreciative towards the people says Mawan in a telephone call when asked about “BEING OLD”.

James Chella could have certainly used the incumbent as a fine example where Mawan is not only accommodating in his service to the constituency but when called upon by the people to sing and dance he does so very much like a 48 year old instead of a 68 year old.

Age should not be used to determine the candidacy and we are pretty sure that these words by Mawan (extracted from a previous article https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/mawans-unquestionable-loyalty/  will be considered more by BN,”There is no winnability without loyalty. Everyone claims to be winnable. Barisan Nasional will need to pick the most winnable. It is of course UNQUESTIONABLE  LOYALTY. We must quell all these aspiring and lobbyists as Barisan spirit must reign supreme.”

He continued without Prime Minister Najib Razak and he as the President then fighting for the party SPDP today Saratok will have fallen to PKR.

Where were the ones and the rests of them who stakes a claim for PDP today when MAWAN needs them most at the time?

Who is going to take the “LION SHARE FOR THE MESS AND CONFUSION?” It’s not only the three legged race in Saratok that has open up the party to be scrutinized thoroughly by the BN Hierarchy but also the “margin of winnability “of the other 3 PDP seats.

SPDP in its inception years had 8 State assemblyman and 4 MP’s in its quota. The party was embroiled in a bitter infighting through the years and now it has only 3 state YB’s and 3 MPs in the party.

Mawan holds not only the Parliamentary Seat of Saratok but also the DUN seat of Pakan. Its another loss for PDP if Mawan so decides not to return to the fold but joins a party of his choice in due time. Surely,one would not expect the assemblyman of Bekenu and Batu Danau who joined PBB to return to PDP now.

PDP would want to contest that they still are the ‘rightful heir” to the above seats but in political reality the truth is that the seat is now lost together with the assemblyman choosing the party of their choice.

The “Big Picture Perception”goes beyond Saratok seat and many are saying that Mawan is not seated in any party.

Mawan himself at the moment does not belong to any or is joining any of those political parties but to those who knows Mawan well enough knows he is ‘sitting on a mountain”

Will BN in GE14 gamble with an’unknown entity‘ in Saratok and lose the seat to PKR? 

BN does not want to be in disarray and they want someone who can deliver them the seat. The Incumbent and sitting BN MP falls into the category as he has shown time and time again in his pursuit to deliver the promises to the people (see pic an example of project deliverance by Mawan).

pakanMawans enthusiasm is youthful in every sense in ensuring that covering the state seat and parliamentary seat.His 30 years in politics plus experience has put him in a commanding position to be considered.

Didn’t he also win the “Anugerah Membara Parlimen Terbaik for Sarawak” in only his first term?

He has also delivered in the Saratok Parliamentary Constituency. ( http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/12/10/award-for-saratok-kudos-for-mawan/ )

No matter what though, PDP will try their utmost to dislodge Mawan but the BN Hierarchy will not want to lose someone of Mawans calibre who puts his soul and heart to the job required of him to serve the constituency.

Thats the Stark Reality of Politics which PDP is faced with and they need to wake up to the fact that they are now very much smaller in numbers and declining from the days when they commanded 8 State seats and 4 Parliamentary seat.

The RECONCILIATION PROCESS with Mawan returning must therefore not be ruled out for the party. PDP stands more to win than to lose in the long haul.

That’s Politics not a Spade.

“Anang Belaya….”

Many Congratulations to Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) on your name and logo change. We hope all is well within the party.We sincerely meant well with the felicitations to all of you in BN/PDP.

amawan2118.jpgHowever,we were very much taken aback together with many of Mawans staunchest BN supporters when these words were uttered,” “sama ada saya menunggu dia atau dia menuggu saya( untuk permohonan sebagai ahli),kalau benar-benar berminat..pohonlah.
Borang ada disana (ibu pejabat PDP) 

To put it very mildly, it was very ‘unnecessary‘ on the Presidents part. It’s creating an avenue for bad blood to be spilled within the ranks of both camps of supporters. It would have been more appropriate if he could have mention to the press media “Maybe I ask Captain Zai to come and collect on his behalf” (hehe)

That’s not his character we know as compared to Mawan who has always have a way with words even in the most testing of times and he will not let ’emotions’ get the better of all his political decisions. We say “Respek Sikit Tiong,Sik Bo Cam Ya,”

The matter of Mawan to be in PDP ‘new member’ does not arise in this situation to be chosen as a candidate. He was a former President of SPDP where he helmed for 10 years. He has left SPDP but he has stayed very loyal as a TRUE BLUE BARISAN MAN and has never wavered from the stance.

Rest assured we know, it is within the PDP democratic right to choose a candidate of their choice to represent the party in the forthcoming GE14 for P205. One can loudly claim that the ‘seat’ belongs to the party but one must not take out the fact that its the BN hierarchy that decides the winnable,loyal and can deliver the seat to BN.

In this Saratok seat one must be reminded that Mawan is still the sitting and incumbent BN MP.  PDP can lay claim to the seat and wanting the “quota” but one must take note that the BN Hierarchy is not about to give this seat “Saratok” away on a platter to the opposition.

Mawan has kept the BN “fortress” intact and has been very people-centric and for the opposition to penetrate and capture Saratok it only needs to dislodge Mawan from being named the BN candidate. The mountain would have being removed and it would be plain sailing against an untested potential PDP candidate.

One can argue that the so called “potential” is the rightful choice of the party but BN knows the implications of losing this “rural parliamentary seat” The state seat of Krian is an opposition PKR stronghold and BN knows that only too well.

PM Najib and DPM Zahid have echoed their wants to all political leaders and parties and the call must not be taken lightly. “its not business as usual unlike the previous elections for BN and selfish agendas must be left aside for the greater good.

Will BN chance it and give it to an untested potential candidate and lose the seat?

It certainly would not look good too on the CM on his maiden election outing. CM is in the know that Mawan has worked the ground tirelessly and is very well accepted by the people of Saratok.

The 2 BN ADUNS have worked closely together with Mawan and they are very comfortable and supportive towards him.

https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/10/05/the-winning-components-saratok-parliament/

PM himself was at Mawans first foray in Saratok when “all odds” were against Mawan.
Mawan delivered and is still carrying the BN flag serving the constituency well and PM will take all these into consideration. PM himself was on the ground morally and politically supporting Mawan to ensure that he pulls through in 2013.

“Saratok was deemed a BLACK AREA FOR BN and PKR knows very well and sees there were many sympathisers and dissatisfaction in the ranks of BN. PKR knows a GIANT KILLING ACT is very likely as were too many turncoats and desirable elements hampering Mawans quests for the seat and who also wanted to finish Mawan politically for good.”

The above was in 2013. Today, BN in Saratok is more than comfortable as they have made up much grounds in delivering to the people with Mawan at the helm. Mawan is very much the BN Incumbent and until the dissolution for the next GE14 he carries the BN Flag on his shoulders.

There are many factors in play in the “crucial”seats and BN HIERARCHY will obviously not leave everything to chance by disregarding Mawan’s contributions as a Parliamentarian.

It is understood that PDP is doing all these to raise the morale of party supporters. The feel good factor and big hoo-haa at the party level does not necessarily equal to winning the confidence of the people and the voters.

The party need to be realistic and listen to the ground and feel the pulse of the people.It is not wrong for any political party to stake claims on seats or quota. 

Ultimately the decision will be from the Prime Minister and Chief Minister of the State who will above all make sure BN wins all the seats they contest.

In Hindsight, “One must be respectful in their words and with wisdom one can only move forward to change for the benefit of the people”

There is still a chance as always in Reconciliation and BN hierarchy will find a COMMON GROUND for all parties concerned as they head into GE14.

Didn’t we say “Good Friends are Hard to find, Harder to leave and IMPOSSIBLE to forget” …Anang Belaya

Previous article:-  https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/mawan-and-tiongunbreakable-friendship/

“Kitar Semula Topik/Isu”P201

Wah!!!!! Sik ada lain isu ka?

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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!!!

 

 

“People’s Choice”

apeoplesTick Tock! Tick Tock! The clock is indeed ticking down fast as Malaysia awaits for the GE14. There are many aspirants to the coveted seat and to be chosen as a candidate. It is no different for the BN candidacy of Saratok Parliament.

Has the 3 aspiring lobbyists done enough to win the peoples hearts,soul and minds?

There are some unpleasant reports from the ground that they are ‘not very much the flavour of the month when they try to make inroads into longhouses for their activities. This certainly is a very big blow to them and it does not auger well for PDP for giving them the democratic rights to ‘test the ground to unseat a BN incumbent for Saratok.

The lobbyists are obviously at each others throats trying to outdo each other but forgetting that the people are the ones who are watching their actions. Their movements and activities carried out are haphazardly planned and strategised which will only benefit the opposition.

One cannot point the finger to the Incumbent MP for their failures and rejection by the people in the constituency. He has clearly said this,’It is not our divine right for us to divulge in details and morover it is also within their ‘democratic rights” to continue but they do need to know when they hit a road block.

Hmmm.”Isn’t it strange that the people have not given them a chance?

Its very awkward for BN as a whole. There seems to be no ‘convergence of thoughts” between them and the people see’s clearly that they are fighting not only an uphill battle but also rolling dices to try to convince the party PDP that they are strong favourites.

Will the people buy this? They also seem so ‘BLURRED OUT” in their target.

Even in their movements they have not ‘uttered anything significantly “bad against” or shown any malice to the opposition. One have to only check with the various organisations/authorities that have covered their ‘democratic lobbying movements

They do however seem to be more interested in “barking at the  incumbent” who is a Barisan Man and in Saratok the BN MP is holding the flag for the Barisan Nasional coalition.

That says it all doesn’t it?

Has Mawan’s activities and reaching out to the people blurred their vision? Mawan’s position is unassailable as his main aim is clearly defined to ensure that P205 remains a BN stronghold. The peoples interest and their needs are his main priorities and he trusts the people who put him there in the first place.apeop1.jpg

Mawan have reached out to to every sector of society in the Saratok constituency be it  masjid,temple,churches ,various women, youth organisations and also to schools plus other establishments. He has toiled and laboured hard which would mean he has ‘put in the shift” That doesn’t come by accident and the 3 lobbyists are playing’catch up”

He truly puts his all for the people and he knows that the people are watching him and they too want Saratok to develop further with him at the helm.

Are there any other reasons to even contemplating of ‘elbowing the BN incumbent out?”

Mawan who subscribes to Sun Tzu knows that very well,”Foreknowledge must be obtained from men who know the enemy situation” He has outreached to the Saratok constituents for the last 5 years and he makes it his point to be there in person when activities are being organised by the people unless otherwise.

BN hierarchy know its crucial that the people remain with the incumbent and they will not rock the boat unnecessary for selfish and personal agendas.

Mawan has significantly paved the way for BN on a steady ‘PLATEAU”.

BN will want to keep it that way instead of having to scale a mountain of sharp edged rocks to win over the people of Saratok.

The people have put their trusts to Mawan as their Parliamentarian and he has delivered in his first term. It is not easy to win the hearts and minds of Saratok constituents and Mawan knows that.

He will do all he can to SUSTAIN THE TRUST that the people have in him and in the ruling BN coalition.

 

 

 

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.