31+71″Together..?”

CM Taib has worded it strongly and push the message across said a Bidayuh Political analyst to audie61 who was amongst many present at Kampung Sagah celebrating John Jenos 70th Birthday. Here in the bidayuh hinterland politics,family and religion are the most talked about subject.

The newly completed Committee Hall can accomodate 40 tables and the birthday celebrant who happens to be audies father in law celebrated with close to 38o family members, friends and politicians from both political divide. There was no time to single out anyone whose political ideology they represent but only to enjoy the evening. Of course they were some who passed the remark,”Wah BN and Pakatan together” 

Coming back to the subject Taib said,” You know my trait…no sudden moves,it would not happen,’ He went on to say that he has not heard of any talk of the stdate election being held together with the parliamentary election. For both the elections to be held together Taib said he and the PM would need to think on the similar lines.There’s nothing against it as far as the law is concerned but the PM has to calculate his move and so must I.If the two coincide I can accept it.”

There were many Bidayuh professionals and voters of the area invited and the people will as always try to throw in some political remarks to make it a fulfilling evening besides the delicious food on offer.

 The local organising committee of the function is from the ruling party and he did invite Assemblyman for Tasik Biru Peter Nansian and Wilfred Nissom (political secretary to CM) but they did not give GOOD ENOUGH reasons not to be around. 

audie61 remember Larry Sng (Assistant Minister in CMs office ) did not make it to a local area in Kuching for a Church fund raising function he had to come back and ensure the people will not think that the YB Assistant Minister has shun them and have a negatve perception of BN. 

The presence of PKR Sarawak See Chee How,Baharuddin Mohksen and a few others  were enough to to send some message across. We can only say ,”Dont blame others when you have failed to deliver.”

A local BN supporter who was disappointed that the Assemblyman thinks he can just walk away with the seat and show himself during elections he has something coming for him.The “PKR leaders were supposed to be on time for the DAP dinner ar 645 pm but they still managed to put in half an hour talking and miggling with the local bidayuh committee.” What has happened to our local assemblyman and now Assistant Minister..?

 Isn’t every Vote vital and if they keep performing like that we on the grassroot level will have difficulites later. The Bidayuh community will remember and of course they will only vote for the YB/MP who are always working on the ground and also know how to bring their woes and requests in Parliament or the State Assembly.

PKR according to Baharuddin Mohksen will concentrate on where they will hurt BN mosts and its up to the people whether they are ready for the change. It will not be easy to dethrone the State Government but in politics he said,”Anything is Possible.” If  the polls are held simultaneously the whole scenario will be different. Will the BN be bold enough to sacrifice their trump card..?”

31 +71 together will still be a distant dream for now.. 

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Sng Chee Hua..”A Political Comeback..??”

These smses which has been in circulation today has sent tongues and tails wagging,”Eagle has landed..d.Sng to contest Meluan regardless” and the follow up,”not quite to replace w.judat mayb. Mawan may need him to neutralise Masing.”

Is this a political comeback of some sort by Sng Chee Hua? Its like the rise of “dayakism” and the posts Taib Era has got something to do with this speculations and rumours circulating.Masing has been very incessant in his statements that Pelagus belongs to PRS and they have found a candidate to replace Larry Sng (son of Chee Hua) and Assistant Minister in CMs office with three portfolios and is partyless after the PRS crisis.

Why Meluan? Why an SPDP seat? We have been harping that  the dayaks are seriously trying to use 1987 as a yardstick. 1994 PBDS came back to the fold and many felt they have been shortchanged by their leaders. The political equilibrium which has been enjoyed by the BN government in terms of stability,unity and harmony for the lasts 16 years is being rattled not only by the Opposition parties of DAP,PKR,PAS and SNAP but also from within BN.

The 5 plus 3 SPDP separatist has somewhat opened the PANDORA BOX. We have found delight for the last 16years in terms of OLD WOUNDS HEALING but political alliances does not lasts forever and the SCARS are still there. We say our politicians have come of age and extreme parochial politics has seen the last of its days but  its coming back with a different version.

On November 9th 2008 nearly 1 and half years ago we wrote”Ming Court 1987 of a reverse version“where the Dayaks are playing the puppet game on the surface but striking it hard quietly as they advance from their rural base.

We also received from a BN YB and Political Secretary said,”No need to wori Bro.What revival is this? Hasn’t there been numerous revival which led to the formation of PBDS before? It’s just another attempt by disgruntled and frustrated PERSONALITIES TO WIN POWER. Bear in mind that any group that uses race as their battle cry will never succeed. It has been proven by PAJAR and PBDS before.Many have short memory.   

With this in mind former Deputy President of PRS (P182 and N54 YB) Sng Chee Hua might also be picked to join in the fray. The 24 2/3rds majority and 36 overthrowing the BN Sarawak government has been sounded by DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang. It will be a political comback of some sort by Sng and he has been itching to get back to what he knows bests.

The smses which has been circulating has also a sting with a deadly venom especially this one,”Someone a GUD Fren has dug the graveyard for Masing.” Mawan appears all cool eventhough his name has been implicated and he would be very happy to play a major role in the absence “IF JAMES DOES WALK AWAY FROM BN” 

Opposition leaders cannot see it happening and many are not James bests friend but they know with PRS dayak leaders with them and also their own the REALITY CAN BE ACHIEVED.

 Will Sng again spoil the Opposition plans..?? He is afterall 8 years younger than Taib Mahmud the CM . Surely he will brush this speculation aside. We will SOON KNOW as the election days draws near………..

Political “History Does Repeat Itself…..??”

Natasha of audie 61 received an sms from a former staunch SNAP supporter,” James Wong the former President of SNAP( Sarawak National Party) is still alive and he would be clapping his hands and clenching his fists and saying..Yes about time and Thank God History Does Repeat Itself. William led a walkout in SNAP 8 years ago and now he is swallowing his own medicine and its all his own doing. He has been trapped and he should have listened. Thank you.Comments please…

Slyvester Entri’s walkout was not staged nor angered or dissatisfied with the party. He was HUMANLY HUMILIATED infront of his own colleagues and those who followed suit are Principally Correct. Who wants to be treated this way? Would you.? The immediate concern of course will be the BN government who has seen a fair of power struggles in PRS and SUPP. PRS has survived the infighting and has grown stronger as a result while SUPP is still bothered with factional disagreements.

The next  question which will be asked by the BN poltical strategists would be,” What affects SPDP will have direct relevance and impact on the BN4 coalition.”

 Is they a need for an EGM.? There are already voices of discontentment of irregularities and versions too of Constitution being disregared and overuled.ROS does need to check it out.There are also calls for Mawan to resign gracefully.Also there are indicators of PBB interferences.In this regard SPDP leaders at all levels must learn to accept and indulge in interactive negotiation to solve the problems besetting the party now.The dirty linens are now being hung in the public which are totally scrutinised and giving pointers to the opposition Pakatan Sarawak to attack the coalition.

Is there a way out for Mawan.? That he has to answer himself together with his closest leiutenants. However there is light at the end of the tunnel for Slyvester Entri.There are already FEELERS being sent to Entri and his aspiring group to join forces with PRS. An aide said to audie61,”At the height of the infighting of PRS Mawan did say for the better good of BN and to strengthen the BN we will accept whichever faction be it Larrys or Masings.Now its Masings turn to recipocate and find a home or parking for those who have walkout and with additions of 5 ADUNS and 1 MP this will put PRS in a very strong and commanding partner in Barisan National. PRS itself has  8 ADUNS and 6 MPS.

Will it work..? Im sure CM Taib will use this to his advantage and if the need arises he will not hesitate to tell PRS to accomodate the legislators for the time being (parking)in preparation for the State elections which might be called sooner rather than later.Even Larry would be accomodated to stand in PRS if it is necessary according to the aide. Who stands to lose will be SPDP and Mawans “status quo” might come back to haunt him and the party. One will not discount this happening as its for the greater good of the coalition.The right political message needs to be handed down by the leaders in SPDP and addressed. There is little time to quarrel let alone fighting for individual egos.

The line has been drawn and if no one extends an olive branch the scenario might just be ripe for the MERGER which has been advocated by the Chief Minister for some nearly three and half years already. There has always been a stumbling block by someone but as we know History does have a hand in Politics.

It is better that they join hands with friends in the other BN component especially if PRS makes the offer to make Sarawak what it ought to be a place where multi racial  understanding at its best, and where goodwill and tolerance  continue to motivate people to work together and learn from each other. Sarawak has enjoyed politcal stabilty and socio-economic development and the shift in the partners in the coaltion might just be the right tonic for BN to go to the people to asks for a new mandate.

SPDP leaders must also look at themselves as agents of change and if History has her own way Entri and his team would be absorbed into Parti Rakyat Sarawak(PRS). A BN supporter aligned to SPDP said,”Let the elephants fight until they are exhausted.Meantime the mousedeer can only watch.”  The inclusion of the YBs does strenthen the BN and he is all for it.How very wise……….

PRS”110 metres Hurdles”

 

A veteran  political analysts said to audie61,” The 110 metres hurdles have been won by Larry Sng and he has crossed the line.” What the point and why should James Masing still try to harp on the issue of Pelagus State Seat? It’s already a Done Deal and the Pelagus issue has already been settled and completed.   Wasnt he told to “Swallow his pride by CM and he will come out on top.” Something must not be right or else the PRS President  would have be tightlipped and carry on with business as usual. Why rock the boat when everything seems smooth?

 He can shout as loud as possible to the press/mass media but as far as CM is concerned Larry will still be a candidate for Pelagus. The poltical analysts said it just shows that ” James needs to speak out to apiece the WARLORDS in PRS and to keep his troops intact with him as PRS prepares to face the State elections.

 Can anyone rule out the possibilty of PRS leaving the BN State coalition? It has happened to PBDS though its now a different party but some remaining players inside PRS are very much the same but are older, wiser and more politically experience. Could this ignite the fire of 1987 revisited?

The State BN has ensured that stabilty,unity and harmony is prevalent in Sarawak Politics. To say that conflict was totally eradicated ,whether involving intra-party relationship or specific personalities in the most sublte ways,is attempting to paint a picture of political bliss. The State BN leadership has been able significcantly to contain most of these PETTY bickerings without upsetting the balance of power within the State BN.

We know that crisis breeds opportunities and conflicts is an inherent process in any power arrangement. A better understanding of how PRS works one has to understand that usage of  the role of conflict to gain a foothold. The Pelagus issue is very much a thorn that has stuck in the parties backside and the party members according to sources have been pressuring the President  to once and for all lay the ghosts of Pelagus to rests. Though its very thought -provoking the President  expects this approach would open a leeway for the CM to appease the party.

The CM being very astute will no doubt hold this card close to his chest and will refuse even when asked by press reporters to reveal even the slightest clue. The excitement is already up an ante on Pelagus State seat and James will sooner rather than later push his cart of names for consideration in the remaining 8 PRS areas. The 110 metres hurdles have been won by Larry Sng and be rests assured that he could even be an independant BN candidate.

WILL  PRS TAKE THAT..??

The article from Borneo Posts (English daily) which has sparked differences of opinions in Sarawak’s political arena. 

In a broad hint that incumbent must go, party president said successors have been identified

SRI AMAN: There are no two ways to it. Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) is staking its claim over Pelagus and has identified several names to win it come the next state election.Speaking to reporters after officiating at a public function at Rumah Anyie Rangie, Entulang Entawa, here yesterday, President Dato Sri Dr James Masing said PRS has short-listed “a few  possible  candidates” for the Iban-majority seat.

“We have several good nominees to choose from, who are highly qualified local Dayaks and the most appropriate to continue the Barisan Nasional (BN) struggle in Pelagus,” he said, clearly hinting that Pelagus incumbent Larry Sng will have to go.

And if that was not enough, Masing further said: “Pelagus is PRS’ for keeps … we will defend it come election.”

Asked to name names, Masing said not only is the time not right but that PRS prefers to let the potential successors to work hard on the ground until such time as when  the  party  will weigh who is the best of the lot.

“What I can tell you now is the potential names are highly qualified Ibans who are born in Pelagus and capable of carrying the BN flag high,” Masing reiterated.

Masing, who is also Land Development Minister, was earlier asked of PRS’ stand regarding Pelagus whose assemblyman he had expelled.

Sng, an assistant minister with three portfolios, is now partyless after he was sacked by PRS in 2008.

But since he was retained in last December’s cabinet reshuffle, many political observers until now believe that  Sng  will  defend  Pelagus under a seat-swapping arrangement between PRS and another BN component.

In response, Masing said yesterday that he does not see any seat-swapping coming simply because whoever is supposed to be the other party in the arrangement has not been showing any interest.

“I think  they (the other BN component) are not interested in swapping seats. Because of that, PRS will be defending Pelagus because the seat has always been ours,” he said.

ROS “Your Letters not decisive”

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They say in “Never ever keep a Good Man Down.The truth will be told and when the real politicians come up and start revealing it will create a turmoil. Heads certainly are starting to roll down the staircases and take the case of MCA and PRS.

Today Malaysiakini headlines ,ROS did not confirm chua as No.2″ while in April 1st 2008 the ROS declared James Masing the rightful heir to the Presidents Chair. With these new developments in MCA and the retaining of LarrySng as Assistant Minister in the minor reshufle it opens a new door for many who felt hard done with and of course in politics its about”Betrayal” and ‘Joining Hands”  

There are certain arrangements or haggling in place before all these can  bear fruit. audie61 received a lot of sms and telephone calls questioning the ROS decision and something should be followed up. There were also documents being thrown to our laps and amongst them a letter written by ROS on September 7th 2006 on PRS. Some even question what happened to the former PRS SG Sidi Munan and his pursuits of the truth? DID SOMEONE STOP HIM OR THREW IN THE TOWEL WITH A DEAL..??

Of course the rests is history as 308 saw to the opposition making grounds capturing 81 out of 222 parliamentary seats. It became a political solution. A former PRS VP also said that James should not havbe said too many words as he has already has the party and he needs not open up OLD WOUNDS. Has James and Sng Chee Hua made up..? We never know do we and who would have thought Ong and Chua had a unity plan. He was also peeved when James said he took the advice of former PM Abdullah,”Patience has its rewards

We also reposts a comment from yeoman who said,” Larry’s in shows the total disregard of PRS n Masing leadership . Its shows that its ok to defy ur own Boss coz in Sarawak BN , you only have to please Taib and the rest doesn’t count !! Absolute power ??

So was the deal brokered to maintain Larry and give James the President of the party on the plate and please his supporters asked an informed source? There are also evidences  on tape that mosts of Larrys divisions were pushed to a corner and asked to join opposition party “PKR”. This in time will be revealed.Shall we just put it on YOUTUBE..?? Hmmm Interesting times.  

This iswhat exactly Najib has in mind as he tries to clean up those who have had a fine run in the running of the administration. He needs to face his voters in theGE13th and he will not stop at anything not to clean up the virus that has plague the Barisan Parties. The political line is getting thinner and he needs to thread it with caution.

MCA in total turmoil and it also appears that SUPP is in a similar predicament in sarawak. In no time it will engulf itself into a BIG UNCONTROLLABLE FIRE. The Bureaucrats in the government agencies needs to polish up their work as now they cannot even see their backs.Previouslythere were a lot of people looking out for them but not now.It has become too fluid . Their bottoms are leaking with information furnished by those who are trying to bring down the indisciplined and non performing officers.  

ROS is now in the spotlight and many political parties in time will challenge the powers of the ROS eventhough we have posted earlier this article,” Societies Act 1966(Act 335 ) & regulations.-18c Decision of political party to be final and conclusive.

{ The decision of a political party or any person authorised by it or by its constitution or rules or regulations made thereunder on the interpretation of its constitution,rules or regualtions or any matter relating to the affairs of the party shall be final and conclusive and such decision shall not be challenged,appealed against,reviewed,quashed or called in questionb in any court on any ground,and no court shall have jurisdiction to entertain or determine any suit,application,question or proceeding on any ground regarding the validity of the decision.}

Are we looking at history in the making as the country soon in 3 years time prepare itself for GE13th. The bureaucrats in the government has a roll to play and they need to come to more clear cut replies especially on decisions. Enough said audie61 now rests its case ………

Sarawak it’s Calm “Signals are Good for State BN”

 

Updated:- Privilege source said 13 supreme council members including deputy president Peter Nyarok were absent at yesterday’s meet.Do you honestly think that all is well in SPDP..he begs todiffer hmmm A crack in the seams and whee will the New Assistant Minister Nansian be supporting ??

Updated:- 5.15 Pm New Assistant Ministers- PBB- Wahab Aziz,Dr.Rundi and Talib Zulphilip SPDP-Peter Nansian PRS-Mong Dagang and john Sikie. ( Larry Sng retained despite all the speculations of him being dropped)

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I would like to see Sng (picture) retained because we do not have enough young Chinese leaders. Things like that can be sorted out before the election,” Taib said when referring to the position of the Sarawak cabinet’s youngest member as a result of the PRS internal leadership crisis

Chief Minister Taib is truely a master tactician and a strategist when it comes to administering the State of Sarawak. There was much hype in the reshuffle of Ministers/Assistant Ministers,SPDP tussling of positins for the AGM on December 28th and 29th and the PRS Dinner where words from disgruntled members said that CM was not bothered and will not attend.

Alas,doesn’t this remind us of the Hug of the Uncle and the nephew in Hilton? Today he will announce the names of his new colleagues in the state Administration at 4 pm at wisma Bapa Malaysia and believe me there are already a bee line of reporters waiting at the site of the announcement. Speculations are a plenty and CM has already capitalise on this and enhance further his credibility of staying in power for another term.

SPDP is just a phone call away and now he needs a strong coalition to ensure the State would remain a strong BN bastion. Mawan summed it up nicely with these words,‘Any member challenging any determined post in the line up without the consent of the President is tantamount to working against the interests of the party,and I shall vigorously endeavour to stop such move,and not to allow it to succeed to undermine the party.” This was used by CM to his innsider especially at the height of the PRS crisis. The weak has fallen down the wayside and his troops in PRS are now those who will bow directly to him and his ways of administering the State.

An informed source and a close ally of Larry Sng has informed various persons that CM will not attend PRS dinner. Unknown to him the ripples that he created backfired and there was a very Big splash which resulted in CM’s allies working overtime. Let’s put it very simply,”Who are the deputy Federal ministers in PRS-Salang and Entulu and the Prime ministers son and an UMNO elder is also making an appearance. CM has always said to us,”Swallow your pride and you will see that the road is clearer. ”

Its (HOK BIN-Hockien) Show face (English) and the signals are even better now that we have heard that close allies of Affendi Jeman has lost faith in him with UMNO protem committee and they are leaving him. PBB will be even more stable with all these news and there are no alternatives to the State BN as very soon more we dare say will “leap back to the state BN after looking for greener pastures”

SUPP he has put his trusts on his in law George Chan and they will do well not to lose further seats in the coming State elections. SUPP need a boost of some sort and in time it will be given a new  “NUCLEAR ENERGY” to fight against the determined and  solid Sarawak DAP. The Dudong issue will be used to wash away the detractors in the SUPP circles and very soon all will be found out.

His State administration in place and his political parties are solid behind him the CM will signal it as a very nice inspiration and signal to call for a State Election. Those who aspire to be included in his new team and did not make it, needs to wait till 2012.Thats not too long to wait is it? CM know what his peoples pride is and he will use it to challenge those who undermine him.

Any trojan horses in the opposition..hmmm? seems SKY has his sights on blogging on Lazy Sunday.For some its a holy and blessed Sunday while others will celebrate and thank God for their new found positions in the State cabinet….

Oooh Ai..”Sarawak Headache..??

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Natasha says the boss has gone on HIATUS and will only be back on September 11th and it is timely that we posts this article from our fellow blogger as this article has some interesting facts to ponder on especially Sarawak Political Affairs.

By Abdul Hakim Bujang (sarawak update)

It has been five boring years since I was being paid three months salary to go on leave forever by the Sarawak Tribune. Based on the sacking letter the management was saying this was according to the agreed term that we can part company by paying each other three months wages.

However, when I met Datuk Seri Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar slightly earlier than that I was told that I have to be sacked because of my tendency to meddle in Sarawak succession issues. Hmmmm hmmm hmmm.

My largest sin according to Asfia was for openly supporting Datuk Amar Abang Johari liutenant, Ibrahim Baki in the race to become Petra Jaya MP. Asfia said he fully understood my support for Johari because of my Kuching roots, ha ha ha.

Mak kau tu’au Belawai lah pok! Apak kau tu’au Ajang! A former YB of my Kampung not knowing my family roots, he must be sick. My uncle is now a certain MP pol sec, true blue grassroot Gurkha, pity Asfia – typical of a parachutist that think too highly of their paper credentials.

In fact, Ibrahim lost that race partly because of his refusal to listen to my advice on the danger of certain “3/4″ advisor. Ibrahim knew whom, and we had a good laugh about it, years ago…

That “3/4″ advisor eventually climb Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) hierarchy at lightning speed right after that, of course much more higher than Asfia himself, surely at the chagrin of pure Malays who are much more senior than him.

We cannot blame the advisor because he and Abang Johari sharing a common trait, liked and accepted by people from all walks of life, regardless of race or religion.

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Unlike some arrogant, fake pretenders of PBB who have forgotten that their election victory are purely courtesy of Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket and help from the Chief Minister during campaigning period.

Come the next election, let wait and see, the people eyes are wide open now and they knew BN are not indispensable. Illiterate parents are blessed with educated children and oppositions are slowly adopting BN strategy, translating support into vote.

Those in BN who are still dreaming must remember that Datuk Alfred Yap once said that he can win without Malays votes, and he successfully dig his own political grave.

With the curent H1N1 outbreak and bad weather, Yap can always put on a haze mask and try asking what the Malays have to say about him?

Look at SK Haji Baki, the Malays majority school that is still sporting 1965 pre independence like building. Datuk Yong Khoon Seng vehicle too are rarely being sighted at Kampung Semaba now after winning by a whisker against DAP.

Politic of earned respect and acceptance

I have seen Chief Minister blue eyed boys came and go. Names like Datuk Dr Seri Effendi Norwawi, Datuk Wahab Dollah, Haji Bolhassan Di and many more would surely came to mind, but where are they now?

Oh my god, I forgot about Datuk Seri Adenan Satem, is he still alive and alright? He was once rumoured to be Taib successor.

I was on so many occasion being tasked to spin great stories about Adenan but more than often would never get the desired level of co-operation.

Partly because we never have that chemistry. My friends who can cope cocky species, having patience to wait for hours, and wasting time writing caption moronic report, does not have problem dealing with Adenan, not me.

Nobody in right frame of mind would believe that Adenan is an ordinary Joe equivalent to Dr Wahbi Junaidi now despite whacking PKR Sarawak treasurer general Haji Sobey Daud to pieces. (Haji Sobey goes into hiding for several months after that defeat unable to accept losing deposit and feeling ashame of certain quarters ridicule, politic!)

Adenan, Wahab and Bolhassan obviously sharing same quality, they are very intelligent people. However in politic being intelligent alone is not enough, you have to be smart.

Sadly, in my personal opinion all three are simply not smart enough. Bolhassan attitude changed him from the most popular supreme council member to an overnight party poll loser. There no need for me to elaborate about Adenan and Wahab, people knew.

Wahab used to be my employer  “owner”, Bolhassan my boss “Best Friend” while Adenan “most important VIP” but all three have disappeared into thin air.

There are simply too many other names, and majority are choosing to blame conspiracy for their failure to get the spot in the press.

Probably, they must hire me to bring a tape recorder in my pocket and start listening to what the rakyat have to say about them, what the average reporters have to think about them and what their grassroots leaders have to tell the press. I can do that at RM5,000 per month.

In politic, respect is earned until you become the most powerful guy. I criticise Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman like hell over the Muslim graveyard issues in Mile 3. He still smiles to me and shake my hand instead of cursing or hurling abuses to me.

I write very nasty remarks about Abang Johari at the height of the previous state election, he still shake my hand and smile to me. Same thing Dr Abdul Rauf, Wan Junaidi and few others. We still have certain level of respect for each other although we are not friends like what we used to be.

Parachutist syndrome in PBB

I have never read any report on Wanita PBB activities in the media. May be partly because I no longer subscribe to PBB linked Eastern Times and Utusan Sarawak.

When I was working for NST (stringer), Bernama and Sarawak Tribune, getting comments from Hajah Fatimah the  deputy PBB Wanita chief was the easiest thing to do. When I was tasked to publish a Wanita magazine, trying to meet her is much more difficult than that of meeting a super senior Minister 20 years her senior. How people changed!

Ironically, majority of the PBB Wanita are now working on their own. Fatimah going to the left with her Ministry roles, Hasidah going to the right over her constituency function, while Nancy Shukri busy with her so-called Parliamentarian capacity. By the way, who is the Wanita chief? Is PBB wanita headless or what?

To me this is only supposed to happen to an organisation led by the so called barely-educated-project driven grassroot politician.

That was not to be. Sadly, more and more parachutist are landing in PBB and creating what my friend described as “Pemimpin yang perlu dipimpin”. It is not only in PBB though, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) much worst than that, I will write about their anti instutition leadership at some other time.

I have heard about so-called PBB youth leaders rarely attending meeting, overheard about youth leaders openly requesting for project during meeting, and many more.

Its sad to hear this kind of accusation about PBB flying around, I hope they are plain rumours. If they are indeed true, PBB must start doing something and goes back to the basic.

Do not wait much longer, do the spring cleaning and get rid of some of the deadwood that spell very negative connotation!

PRS TDC

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This year is also supposed to be an election year for two Dayak majority or so-called Dayak-based political party, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).

I have almost lost track of Dayak politic. In the early 2000, Dayak politic was literally my game. I followed the Sarawak National Party (SNAP) crisis from day one. It was triggered by the sacking of Datuk Tiong King Sing.

This year, Tiong is also carving a name for himself in SPDP and most likely would vie for deputy presidency. Tiong trusted friend called me the other day optimistic that SPDP deputy president, Datuk Peter Nyarok would be giving way. I hope Tiong will not reveal his generosity to Nyarok in public the way he did about Malaysia Chinese Association (MCA) president that earned him MACC attention, here.

Mawan, the most intelligent Dayak leader and very smart too, had given the greenlight for a contest in SPDP, for all position out of democracy spirit. I know deep in his heart, Mawan is praying that Tiong would not changed mind or strike a deal with Nyarok to oust him, ha ha ha.

Over in PRS, talks about Datuk Seri Dr James Masing will be challenged by Datuk Joseph Entulu had silent down. Though the two extreme outside PRS are obviously showing comfort that Entulu is making his displeasure toward Masing publicly on differing background.

Some are hoping that Masing would be ousted so that those kicked out from the party during the recent spat can be brought back and maintained their respective status quo in the Sarawak state Cabinet. Majority of those kick out, however have openly joined PKR or DAP bandwagon, except Larry Sng, my ex FB friend.

The other extreme are hoping that Masing would be challenged so that Entulu would be able to put brake on Joseph Salang political carrier. It was widely speculated that Masing proposed Salang name ahead of Entulu to become Federal cabinet minister.

Salang presence in PRS is a threat to some, partly because of his “independent” financial status or political world view. In fact, Salang and Masing were the original “successors” groomed by Tan Sri Leo Moggie. That what Salang often told me, but politic would always be tricky and full of uncertainty.

Anwar and his Dayak paratroopers

anwar and his troops

The dull Sarawak political landscape was once again alive with the arrival of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Ibans from Kuala Lumpur.

Anwar was never tired of saying that Pakatan Rakyat would be taking over Sarawak government in the next State election. I would love to see that happening. Anwar, however, is far from having the right team to realise his dream.

He got very good Chinese leaders to help him in Sarawak, but they are not from his own party. PKR chinese leaders could throw a party if they do not lose their deposit in the next election, honestly. Dominique Ng included. I hoped DAP and PKR would square off in Padungan to teach Dominique a lesson that his victory was not about him or PKR, but the public dissatisfaction to the government of the day.

Anwar success in Dayak area would be depending very much on the support that he got from his Kuala Lumpur-based Ibans. These young Ibans from Kuala Lumpur would be playing very important role. Not his existing Iban leaders that have long overstay their welcome in politics.

The so-called Kuala Lumpur Ibans, however are of mixed background as well that Anwar have to do his homework very carefully before trusting or simply fielding the so called champion that stand out.

Some of these highly decorated are actually nothing more than pretenders themselves.

There is one who blogs highly about his business acument and parenting skills, but is nothing more than a PBB rejects who failed both his business and family life.

A seasoned writer, who was formerly based in UK once told me that Sarawak is actually a State with the highest percentage of PhD holder per capita, and Pakatan Rakyat is probably blessed with half of them, majority specialising in alternative medicine.

The once footballing Bintangor clinic dresser turned Doctor included but he would be joining BN soon, not vice versa.

Anwar must not waste his time and effort in Malays area because his anti instistution Band of Samseng Kampung will not bring PKR anywhere.
They can deny it but for how long? I fully agree that politician have to utilise all kind of supporters but naming one such personality as a top leader like what Anwar did before was far from right.

Looking at what is happening in Penang, I am sure the Rakyat knew that there is nothing wrong with having a Malacca guy as Chief Minister, at least among the Kampung Buah Pala folks.

ANY TREMORS IN SARAWAK..??