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……….

PKR “N52 and N53..??”

These two seats N52 and N53 held by newly appointed Assistant Minister John Sikie anak Tayai and Joseph Mauh ak.Ikeh is seriouly under threat of being overun by PKR not so much by the machinery or the party but by the voters in the constituency. According to inside sources in PRS if these two are still maintained as Candidates in the next State Elections  this seat is as good as GONE. The truth is that the people are fedup with them and have put up with them over twenty years and thats enough  and new faces needs to given the choice to be candidates. HEAR ,HEAR ,HEAR NOW…”WHAT IS THE GROUND SWELL TELLING YOU..????

Tamin N52  has a total of 10900 registered voters 95 percent are Ibans while the rests are Malays and Chinese. Joseph Mauh prior to being elected as assemblyman was a headmaster for over twenty years. He is very well known amongst the locals for his humility and good peoples approach. But even with his personality this time round it will certainly be tested to the fullest as PKR has made inroads amongst the electorate in the area.

The source continued,”They just have had enough and are tired of the same old faces which has been preaching, telling and using the same tune of Politics. The NCR land issue will hit PRS hard and with landmark cases won by the landowners over the government it will be a major obstacle for Joseph Mauh.

If Joseph Mauh in N52 is under threat N53 under newly appointed Assistant Minister with 9417 registered voters will be no different.Kakus part of the selangau Parliamentary state seat is an Iban majority seat of 85 percent of the voters Iban 10 per cent Orang Ulu while the Remainder chinese and Malays. 

The people of this constituency depends very much on logging,sawmill activities and oil palm plantations for their income. Infrastruture and access to information communication technology( ICT) facilities is very poor and only about 1o percent of the population of Kakus benefits. The source said if the article written on N56 is anything to go by and reposted this will certainly be a wake up call too for these two incumbents. The quicksand and the traps in waiting will suck both of them up and PKR whoever they fields will benefit and will sit in the next DUN seating after the State elections. They have to make the unselfish choice for PRS and the State. PKR has indeed been watching these two seats with anticipation……………….

Earlier article:-PKR Sarawak”N56 Baleh…Will Tears Flow..??”

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It seems that 99.51 percent  of Iban voters in the 9731 Baleh Constituency will see a challenge forthcoming during the next State elections. In the last state elections Dr.Masing (President of Party Rakyat Sarawak) was challenged by Lucius Jimbun using the SNAP symbol but he truomphed quite easily.

The likes of strong man and party Presidents Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon( news flash:- A big surprise! Penang State Chief Minister has LOST!) and Sammy Vellu were soundly defeated in the 308 elections and James will be very wary of the threat that will be posed this time round from PKR. The divisional chief of PKR Ulu Rejang Frankie Bendindang is speculated to give James a “good fight” and touted to be the candidate favoured by PKR.

However the voters of Baleh thinks otherwise according to a survey conducted by Natasha and Joey of audie61 and team. The results indicate that the voters are in favour of another candidate who gave the BN a lot of sleepless nights in the last 308 elections.It was found out that he losts the lasts parliamentary seat as BN had the full machinery and also only the ENEMY FROM WITHIN  his own camp derailed his path to Parliament. He was an independant candidate then but if he is a PKR candidate surely Baleh will be an EXPLOSIVE SEAT.

According to a veteran voter and a local from Baleh in 1983 when James stepped in the world of politics he brought GOOD and BIG Hopes for the Ibans in Baleh. Dr.James is afterall a doctor of Philosophy and he graduated from the Australian National University Canberra. He also served as a senior research officer with SESCO(Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation) He has all the credentials to be helping and assisting all his fellow Ibans in the area.

Has he done sufficiently enough after two and half  decades as Assemblyman for the area? He has all the facilities within his reach and if he has done enough there would not be any more rumblings and disgruntled Ibans would they? This is what James envisage in his vision for the 2006 elections. If he is relected he will bring more infrastructure development and land development for large scale farming  and plantations in Baleh.

He will ensure all schools in the area are supplied by electricity as part of the plan to equip the schools with the necessary infrastructure and facilities to facilitate the promotion of the information and communications technology.As for roads,James said the first phase of the proposed 37 Km Kapit-Nanga Mujong-Baleh-Nanga Gat Road would be completed by 2007 while the second phase was due for completion by 2010.

Baleh being one of the remotest and biggest rural state constituencies James has done sufficently enough to stay in power for the last two and half decades but  they are still many oppostion voices harping on his failures to deliver as promised.  WHAT WAS PROMISED..?? WAS IT THE CHIEF MINISTERS SEAT.Hmmm.??

This is the very question now being asked in Baleh,’What other hopes has  James to deliver to the Ibans in Baleh.?” Will James be able to withstand the next challenge? Will they be tears flowing or champagne to reach his third decade? This audie61 picked up from an internet blog,”I suspect that in the subconscious psyche of many Sarawakians, they do not believe that opposition parties can defeat the BN in the state general election.

Will PKR stop the champagne flow for James as he looks forward to three decades of being a State Assemblyman or will this be a hurdle too far for James? We shall monitor N56 with interests and for now we shall leave it to the people of Baleh to see who is mosts suited to represent them in the State legislative Assembly.

“Maju Group 1987 Nearly…2011.Not Unless..??”

20 seats out of 48 seats in 1987 and the Maju group nearly did it. 15 seats were won by PBDS and 5 seats by Permas. If the CM has the “Inspiration” he might just call the early elections in 2010 just a year short of the full term. 23 years later after 1987 and the seats have increased to 71.

The major opposition players now are PKR,DAP,SNAP and PAS while BN are PBB,SUPP,PRS and SPDP. According to a political analyst the chances of the opposition toppling the State BN it will take a major shift from the electorate to stop supporting BN or NOT UNLESS there is an EXTRA ORDINARY MIRACLE OF DIVINE INTERVENTION.

The most obvious one we could envisage is CM being returned to the Almighty Creators Arms and there might be serious infighting within BN/PBB. This is truly a long shot.Don’t dream….hmmm

Even that with PKR having a new man at the helm his team needs to seriously look into the lineup which has been proposed before he takes office as the new Liason Chief of PKR Sarawak. Known as a no nonsence man Baru Bian according to few who knows him he needs to put his foot down and hopefully he plays his part as a politician and not a full blooded lawyer when he assesses the situation and groundswell of the names proposed by the so called lobbyists.

Of course if he can wrestle the State that will be an achievement but even to wrestle the Malay and Bidayuh seats will take some doing. A few days ago we wrote about Sarawak Advertisement N31 and we know we created more than a few ripples in the Bidayuh hinterland. There are some who told me that I hit the NAIL AT WHERE I WANT IT TO BE with this statement,There are a number of calibre people around but it seems that your PKR boys/Political scientists we call them here..haha are not doing enough or just plain SELFISH LOOKING AFTER THEIR OWN POSITIONS

As for the Iban areas many say its a forgone conclusion with too many Iban infighting and factions which has appeared and the seams are irrepairable and how many will give PKR Ibans a GHOSTS OF A CHANCE. It will be better served if SNAP is given a number of seats to contests in their predominantly strong areas. It must also be noted that SNAP has also losts its Invicibility of previous elections.

I was taken aback by some young Intelellectual Ibans who said to audie61 that if the remnants of the partyless PBDS were to revived the party it will be a different ball game. 1983 was when James Masing and his group started the revolution and till today he reminds himself of that with his car No as 1983. Were they trying to tell me something and they said the “Burning ambition of the Young and Dangerous might just light up another 1983 leader.” The whole group (band of brothers)was in that age group in their 30s and James Masing in 1987 was 38 years old.

Will 2010 or 2011 churn out another young group and bring their political ambitions forward. We know that History has a way of repeating itself BUT it seems that the dayaks are too divided and there is too much fighting amongst themselves that there is still TOO MUCH DARKNESS AHEAD FOR THEM.

DAP will certainly capture more Chinese seats and even wrestling 15 out of 18 seats on offer in the Chinese dominated constituency is not impossible. PAS will have difficulties but if they are given 2 seats to concntrate their full machinery on and it must be  predominantly malay, in the interior and coastal areas they might just surprise the BN/PBB candidates.

There are certainly a lot of work that still needs to be done and as a PKR Wanita Exco has previously said,’ This is our bests chance and if we dont grab it there will not be another . Baru Bian will have his hands full and he will need to exercise caution as there are NO MORE SECOND CHANCES FOR HIM IN THIS POLITICAL MINEFIELD. Every step he takes he must be mindful that he does his homework as its too easy to criticize others until you take the helm. Its very lonely on the top and he needs both hands to protect his throat from being SLIT. We wrote about him joining PKR about 1 and half years ago and to be pushed forward to helm the PKR machinery in Sarawak is no easy tasks.

There will be some who will say Baru is from a minority ethnic group . It doesnt matter though and Im sure his man surrounding him will know how to cover him or do they need to? Simple,CM Taib is a Melanau and do we need to explain further.

The next State elections will be interesting no doubt and given the BN machinery and stability especially in PBB it will still be a Herculean Tasks for the opposition to denyBN even a 2/3rd majority. 1987 it was very nearly and will 2010/2011 The GODS are on the oppositions favour. Something tells me they need to PRAY HARDER….

“Sarawak Politics Breaking News..”

Two main events are happening in Kuching Sarawak. One involves a State Coalition pary SUPP who are holding a dialogue with 26 Branches and are holding it at It H’ng Restauarnt. Its a close door meeting with the main agenda,” Why the SDC was cancelled and a more serious resolution according to the source is,”The whole CWC of SUPP should resign..?”

Its a closed door affair and at the moment of writing it is still going on with represntatives of branches making their feeelings known. Seems two(2) assistant Ministers David Teng and Dr.Soon Choon Teck are the masterminds behind the purported resolution taken by the CWC.fAre they taking a leaf from MCA..?? hmmm

The other involves the arrival of Zaid Ibrahim who was invited by the State Central PKR committee for a discussion on certain matters.According to our source  he has also a personal invitation from  former PBDS Prseident Daniel Tajem. (the rumoured PBDS Baru) spin which has captivated and many have their adrenalin pumped up in “ANTICIPATION  OF A REVIVALSarawak update also carries the story HERE.

This has got the phones ringing and a number of bloggers and main stream journalists are making a beeline to have the BREAKING NEWS.. Stay tuned for more……