BN/SPDP “Supreme Council Meeting….Full Turnout..?”

The agenda has been sent out to all members of the Supreme Council of SPDP via fax and registered posts by the Secretary General of the party. There will also be follow up phone calls by the administrative staff of the party a day to the supreme council. This is our normal procedure and it has always been practised by the party says an aide to the President of SPDP.

There is enough quorum for the meeting which is scheduled for 13th of September 2011 at 1 p.m at the party headquarters. Many will be asking what is in the agenda and our source reiterated to us as at audie61,”Usual and its the normal agenda in political meetings. ”

When pressed further he added,”Hopefully all SC members will be available,present in the meeting ,we will be able to deliberate matters for the better good of the party and the BN coalition as a whole. If some are missing we will cross the bridge when we come to it.”

A SPDP member mentioned to us  and said,” they should know the time and the place of the meeting too ” Just remind them its at Badruddin road and show them the picture.

THEY MIGHT NEED TO BE GIVEN DIRECTIONS ...??

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BN/Pakatan 48 Hours and counting…..

The hours are ticking and both sides of the poltical divide are turning the screws against each other. The “Orang Utan” issue made headlines in all major newspapers in Kuching in which SUPP Bandar Kuching candidates led nearly 200 protestors to sent a protest letter to Sarawak DAP headquarters.

Personal attacks are the ‘norm of the day” as the brakes are removed while its full steam ahead. All candidates are making last minute pleas in an Open Letter to their voters to vote them in and what they can do if voted in. The constituency voters will know who is good for their votes and if they vote wrongly their areas will suffer in terms of putting the wrong candidate up.

Ground reports are in very much in favour of BN but they must still put in the extra efforts to win comfortably. Pakatan are harping on denying the BN Sarawak 2/3rds majority and the ” bomoh ” issue has again surfaced after 8 days of campaigning. Billboards are appearing at strategic locations with Pakatan to unite against Bomohism.

Both sides of the political divide are using technological advances to capture the young and also the middle income group of voters. The smses blasts are making appearances on the handphones very frequently. Those voters know what we mean,”30 years di bawah…….blah blah” “Vote for continued progress,stability blah blah…”

One such sms which i took very seriously is,” Gov 10 points solution on Alkitab is an amicable solution 2 both Christians and Muslims.Let us all stop politics of HATE and reject religious extremism in Sarawak.

The telcos are laughing all the way to the BANK and when the elections are over hopefully the lines will be back to normalcy. Not only that the government of the day should ensure the coverage to the interior and rural Sarawak must be stepped up.

Christmas have come early for those who are connected directly in proving the necessary backup to the candidates and parties concerned. A lot of hard work and effort are sacrificed by everyone  to ensure the choice of their candidates are accepted by the constituents and the voters in particular.

The 48 hours and counting will be crucial and any wrong decision or wrong move will be a minus point for the candidates. The ground zero machinery are mobilised to the fullest and the back up crew will be ready when called upon. Its the fence sitters that the parties will be concerned with and the swing will determine who will make it in one of the 71 seats available in Sarawak State Legislative Assembly.

Make the Right Choice……!!!!

BN “Making it Safe for You….”

BN Making it safe for you….

The manifesto already has it

Rakyat di dahulukan,Pencapaian Di utamakan

  • Place your trust in BN,we will ensure more & better roads throughout Sarawak…
  • Yakinlah dan berikan kepercayaan anda pada BN,kami akan memastikan jalan raya yang lebih baik seluruh Sarawak….
  • Penggaika pengarap kita ba BN,ka,i deka nentuka mayuh agi jalai alun ti manah agi ke serata menua Sarawak!

Under the National Key Results Area initiatives,by the end of 2012 the Barisan Nasional Government will deliver to the people of sarawak….

750 km of additional rural roads.

BN Rejects Direct Candidate

The doors are slowly closing on Larry Sng as he fights for his political lifeline. According to our source the BN Supreme Council has put their foot down and has rejected “outright Larry’s application to stand as a direct BN candidate.It was unanimously agreed.

It seems that there are only four options available for Larry.

  • 1. He will have to stand as INDEPENDANT.If he wins joins any of the BN component parties like others before him.
  •  2. He will need to join any other 2 other component party and hope that they FIND him a seat. PBB is a distant dream for Larry unless they make an “option” which is very unlikely.
  • 3. Go back and “kowtow” to James Masing and PRS hoping he will be accepted back in the spirit of BN.
  • 4.Leave BN and join Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

An informed source even went as far as saying he does have a Fairy God-Mother who will make sure there is a seat available for him. It’s a decision Larry will need to make and as far as his political lifelife is concerned he himself knows bests.

Full report:- Published in Borneo Posts 13th February 2011

End of saga

 

BN Supreme Council Meeting has decided not to accept partyless Larry Sng as BN direct candidate

LARRY SNG

KUCHING:  The political saga surrounding partyless Larry Sng has taken a new twist – he is not accepted as Barisan Nasional (BN) direct candidate to defend the Pelagus seat in the coming state election.

According to an inside source, the decision was made during Friday’s BN Supreme Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and attended by all BN component parties.

The source said the decision was made based on a provision in BN that “any party member who has been sacked cannot enter through the back door.”

All leaders of the four state BN component parties were present during the meeting with Najib, including Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is also state BN chairman.

“The decision not to accept him (Sng) was unanimous and his case was not even debated by all the BN component parties,” said the source.

Sng has been partyless since 2008 after he was sacked by Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) for insubordination.

BN Supreme Council Meeting has decided not to accept partyless Larry Sng as BN direct  candidate.

However, he is now holding three portfolios in the state cabinet – Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office, Assistant Minister of Youth Affairs and Training of Youth, and Assistant Industrial Development Minister (Training).

Sng, however, could not be reached for comments yesterday.

The 31-year-old, who made headlines in 2001 as the state’s youngest assemblyman, had said previously he would leave it to the BN top leadership to decide his political future.

There were also speculations that he could be accepted into Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) or Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) to be fielded in either Meradong or Meluan.

However, both SUPP president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan and SPDP president Dato Sri William Mawan have downplayed such suggestions.

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“Fire brewing in Pakatan Sarawak”

Someone,somewhere,somehow must have sold the idea to SNAP that former glory is achievable says a former Emeritus Professor. It was clearly seen that PRS in the Lubok Antu by election used “Sarawak for Sarawakians” which is a strong local propaganda in itself. PKR being a national based party was more or less totality brought to its knees eventhough they had a former 5 term MP as their local candidate.

The propaganda brings in itself a strong attachment and sentimentality that this land Sarawak must only be ruled and taken care by Sarawakians. SNAP through its trials and tribulations is seeking to address a local issue that their dayak leaders in BN component parties are too submissive and have losts their direction in preservation of their land and the ways of governance. This is not a new issue for the dayaks as subconsciously they know that their leaders are promised the highest of the heavens when they are in the BN coalition.

SNAP was in the BN coalition  and they know how the BN operates. Pakatan is not too dissimilar as the coalition too is trying to wrestle power and rule the State in their own way. SNAP knows the local terrain very well unlike their Pakatan partners in PKR,DAP and PAS especially in the dayak majority areas.

They are not only beginning to ruffle a few feathers here and there but ACTUALLY INJECTED A NEW VENOM in the BN circles but also their PKR partner. What they are actually saying,”the battleground is big enough to include SNAP in the picture.”

The 71 seats available must be justifiable allocated and divided fairly amongst the coalition partners or else they will be dissatisfaction in the rank and file. BN has also faced this baptism of fire but through the years the jigsaw has been fine tuned to accomodate each BN component party.

There are different opinions and different school of thoughts and we will not know how the people will welcome back a second coming of SNAP. Fans of Liverpool football club welcome with open arms and fresh enthusiasm for the second coming of King Kenny “Kenny Dalgish an irreplaceble icon and Liverpool favourite son”

Football too has its strategies and SNAP as a political party will need to rechart,reinvent and reenergise its machinery to be acceptable in the Pakatan coalition with its new members some of them were parked in PKR to remain relevant to the Sarawak political climate. 

The Fire will need to be doused before it engulfs further and negotiations within the ranks needs to be stepped up. The earlier the EGOS are thrown out the better it is for the coalition. BN will obviously love to see a breakup in the Pakatan Sarawak coalition as it will see opposition parties at war with each other.

SNAP is in our midst and BN and Pakatan like everyone else in the political playing fields that we must never ever write our enemies off.

TO DO SO WE DO IT AT OUR OWN PERIL.

BN “Timely Festive Greeting…??”

The management and staff  of audie61 would like to wish all our muslim friends and readers,”Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri” Please drive home carefully “Maaf zahir dan batin, Pandu cermat pasti jiwa selamat.”

It seems the UMNO SG has certainly found the appropriate time to get noticed and be the talk of the Raya Holidays in Sarawak. He seems to be rubbing more salt in to a very delicate situation and this internet report will not win him many friends amongst the ‘closest aides” to CM Taib.

 TIMELY ONLY HE KNOWS….

Barisan Nasional (BN) is confident it will keep Sarawak regardless whether Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud leads the ruling coalition, its secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said.

But Tengku Adnan reminded state party leaders to be aware of public sentiment outside the coalition and to assess the political situation carefully.

“Whether he is there or not there it makes no difference; BN will still win in the next election. But as you know, recently PBB came out with a statement saying that he should carry on,” he said in an interview with The Malaysian Insider.

“It is not for the party to say,” he added, noting that the coalition wanted to keep its two-thirds majority in the Sarawak assembly.

Taib, who has served as Sarawak chief minister for the past 29 years, is said to have been under pressure from another leading BN Sarawak member — the Sarawak United Progressive Party (SUPP) — to step down due to his unpopularity in urban areas where the Chinese-dominated party is contesting.

Tengku Adnan, also Umno secretary-general, however stressed that federal party leaders would not interfere in Taib’s final decision.

“In Sarawak, I believe that Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud will evaluate what the people really want. He is a statesman, I believe he does not want to destroy Barisan Nasional. It is up to him decide. As you know, we do not like to meddle in the component party members affairs,” he said.

  Taib has helmed the Sarawak administration for close to three decades. — file pic

Taib leads the Sarawak BN and also its largest party, the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu Sarawak (PBB).

 All PBB branches expressed support for Taib’s continued leadership of the state in its next polls, soon after he declared that he would step down if he was no longer needed.

SUPP leaders have recently met with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to express their concern on issues affecting the state BN.

Its president and Sarawak deputy chief minister, Tan Sri George Chan, had said this week they received strong support from Najib and would be meeting with Taib soon.

Chan, however, did not elaborate on the details of his meeting with Najib, who is the national BN chairman.

“We also know what is happening there. We know the situation there. I believe the chairman and the prime minister must have spoken to the chief minister, telling [him] the actual situation in Sarawak and what we need to do in order for us to remain in power,” said Tengku Adnan.

He also dismissed talks of SUPP abandoning the state BN ahead of the next Sarawak election.

“The situation with SUPP is because they felt that they are no longer effective in the state because of some shortcomings in the state itself. But they have not left [the] state BN, they are still a component member of BN Sarawak and their state assemblymen are still in the Cabinet of Sarawak,” said Tengku Adnan.

“We hope that they will still stay on as a component member of BN Sarawak, irrespective of whatever their feelings are and their performance in the last election,” he added.

Tengku Adnan also reminded the SUPP that they are in a real partnership where no component party will be left out.

He also said that the party and the Chinese community would still be represented even if SUPP does not do well in the next election.

“We have been ‘married’ for a long time. We cannot simply ditch our partners just because they are not doing well,” said Tengku Adnan.

The Chinese make up only 26 per cent of the Sarawak population, but they reside mainly in urban, more developed regions of Malaysia’s largest state.

There are two Chinese SUPP ministers in the Sarawak Cabinet and five assistant ministers.

The current term of the Sarawak assembly expires in July next year and the government is expected to call for state election by the end of this year.

The opposition collectively won nine seats in 2006, seven of which are Chinese-majority.

“We are in a real partnership. We don’t have a loose arrangement. Take for example Gerakan. We appoint the president as a minister,” said Tengku Adnan referring to Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon who was made senator and appointed to Cabinet despite failing to win a federal seat.

He also played down the fear that the Chinese would not be represented in the next Sarawak government, adding that SUPP’s problems could still be mitigated.

“I still believe if certain things [are] done now, maybe Sarawak needs new faces in certain parts. Maybe George Chan has been there too long, maybe Wong Soon Koh also has been there too long,” said Tengku Adnan.

“Maybe they need some new faces, but as I said, we are also taking risks with new faces,” he added.

Chan, 74 has been a state assemblyman since 1983 and was appointed deputy chief minister in 1996, while state Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh, 68, first won his state seat of Bawang Assan in 1991, and has been in the Cabinet since 1996.

Tengku Adnan also reminded the state leaders to solve the native customary rights (NCR) land issue, which has been used by the opposition in its campaign.

“The RM20 million given for land survey, I said, yes, people will applaud, but at the end of the day they want to see their land titles. We need to perform,” said Tengku Adnan.

Najib in his recent visit to Sarawak announced an allocation of RM20 million for the surveying of NCR land.

The measure was to ensure the government’s recognition of the Sarawakian natives’ land ownership.

“No More B.S.”

Seems that the many voices against Sports Betting has been heeded by the Government. We played a little part in it and we highlighted amongst others this message to the BN Government. Our earlier article:- https://audie61.wordpress.com/2010/05/29/malaysia-b-s-reality-sucks/

Either one could see the beginning of an end to the ruling government in any other country except in Malaysia.

Do they care about the Barisan National Government?

These companies only care for their OWN BARISAN POCKETS and NOT Barisan National as a whole.

This latest report filed in shows that the Government is :-

LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE

The Finance Ministry has yet to issue a sports betting licence as the government is still sourcing feedback from the public on the matter.

 In a written reply to four MPs, Finance Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the government had also yet to finalise the terms and conditions of the permit.

“The government is still sourcing feedback from various quarters for the proposal to license bookmaking in Malaysia, with the aim of reducing and subsequently eradicating illegal gambling,”

Some BN Grassroot supporters called audie61 and said,” The PM has listened to the people on the ground and he does and will not be pushed around eventhough it will generate revenue for the Government. Of course the opposition will say,” They have won a moral victory” but the Government above all should be commended for PUTTING A STOP TO SPORTS BETTING.

HOPE THIS IS NOT B.S.

Earlier Article filed:-The federal government’s recent decision to re-issue a sports betting licence to Ascot Sports Sdn Bhd continues to be the popular topic – this time in Parliament, as independent and opposition parliamentarians submitted their questions.

This is in addition to widespread opposition and public demonstrations against the licence issued to the company owned by business tycoon Vincent Tan.

vincent tan sports bettingTan (right) had recently defended sports betting and said that he will donate to charity the proceeds – amounting to half a billion ringgit – from the sale of Ascot Sports to the Berjaya Group.

“What is the fun of watching sports without betting,” he had quipped.

Up to four questions and one motion with regards to sports betting were recorded in today’s order paper, one each from Tian Chua (PKR-Batu), Ibrahim Ali (Independent-Pasir Mas), Khalid Samad (PAS-Shah Alam) and Anthony Loke (DAP-Rasah).

Tian Chua wanted the government to reveal why it cancelled the licence in 2004 and its rationale in reissuing it now.

“Why did the government issue the licence without open tender?” he asked further.

Ibrahim and Khalid wanted the government to explain why it persisted with issuing the licence in spite of it clearly contravening Islamic values and facing strong opposition from various segments of society.

Loke asked whether the government had considered the impact that the legalising of sports betting will have on society.

“The goverment should also justify why it approved the licence to Ascot Sports, why was the company chosen?” asked Loke in his question.

zulkifli noordinZulkifli Noordin (Independent-Kulim Bandar Baru) went a step further, following up with a motion for debate, moving for the house to urge to government to cancel the sports betting licence.

“It contradicts Syariah law and may give the wrong impression to youths that sports and gambling go hand in hand,” said Zulkifli (left) in his motion.

Due to lack of time, the questions were not answered this morning. But written answers are expected later today or early tomorrow.

Zulkifli’s motion however may also not see parliamentary debate as priority will be given to government business.