SUPP Lantern Festival Reunion Night

Professor Sim told audie61 that he was very pleased and also happy that many supporters turned up for the Branch Lantern Festival Reunion Night. He also mentioned that the newly renovated Branch Office is there to cater for all constituents not only from Pending Area but also to those who needs service and assistance if and when required.

We are there for the People and the people are the ones who will put our party leaders in office. Without the peoples trusts and believe that we can deliver what we promised we will certainly not be “elected into office”.

Don’t worry he said ‘lets enjoy tonight and make it a memorable evening for all. He also thank SPDP Pending for their continued support and presence.

Updates P185:”LDP lending a hand to PBS..??‏”

As LDP President Datuk Liew Vui Keong gave his full support to Datuk Seri Musa Aman as Sabah Chief Minister, many on the street are questioning his motive.

It was only last August where Liew had said that he hopes to thrash out with the Prime Minister on the controversy surrounding LDP and the Sabah BN Chairman.

His deputy Datuk Chin Su Phin had earlier call on to Musa to step down saying LDP has lost confidence in the UMNO Sabah Chairman as Chief Minister.

The Batu Sapi by election has unite the BN component parties with Liew’s affirmation of Musa leadership.

This augurs well towards a victory for BN candidate Datin Tsen Thau Lin, widow of incumber MP Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah who died in a tragic motorbike accident.

As everyone enter into overdrive for the crucial part of the campaign, all the candidates are using all resources to reach out to the undecided voters.

The chinese are eagerly waiting for the political rally by Penang CM Lim Guan Eng.

PR believes with the strong presence of DAP leaders including Lim Kit Siang who is a crowd puller, PKR’s Ansari Abdullah will be able to spring a surprise.

Meanwhile, SAPP’s Yong Teck Lee are promoting their website , and to reach out to the internet savvy voters.

With each camp expressing their confidence, the positive outcome of this by election is the brisk business made by the local businesses. Even the broadband has been sold out.

Come 4 November 2010, Batu Sapi will never be the same anymore.

Sabah Updates P185:-“No Show Debate”

The turnout of the 3,000 over crowd at the Dewan Hakka for the debate between Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Sri Musa Haji Aman is an indication, it seems that SAPP have the edge in the P.185 Batu Sapi parliamentary by election. Musa who is also the Sabah BN Chairman has earlier refused the debate challenge issued by Yong denouncing Yong a being power crazy.

In recent ceramahs and election rallys, even Deputy Prime MInister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin (who had people walking out during his speech) and Pakatan Rakyat Supreme Leader Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim has not attracted big crowd unlike in Peninsular Malaysia. This has the Party Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) scrambling to ensure a full capacity in the same Dewan Hakka for the supreme leader rally tonight.

Earlier PKR candidate Ansari Abdullah tried to attend the debate between Yong and Musa but upon hearing the no show of Musa, he waited outside and subsequently went on his campaign.

BN campaign is picking up the momentum after earlier hiccups of poor co-ordination between the various BN component parties. Their candidate Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin is more confident of herself albeit her poor command of Bahasa Malaysia. PKR Ansari campaign has been largely in the bumiputra dominated area leaving the Chinese area to DAP and the large presence of their non local campaigners.

While PKR and SAPP are slugging it out against one another, BN is going about its own business of propaganda’s of bringing development under the 1 Malaysia agenda. With the two opposition parties in mud-slinging contest, the pundits are putting their money on BN to defend the seat which was held by the late Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah who died in a fatal motorbike accident.

But then again as in football, nothing is for sure until the final whistle. So will the crowd turn out tonight for PKR in Dewan Hakka?

(Snap shots of Yong Teck lee Campaigning)

Updates:-BN/PKR P185 Batu Sapi

Sabah Political Correspondent Bugi Wijaya ( Sunday 1.00pm)

Sandakan :  Reliable sources has confirmed that the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the parliamentary seat of P.185 Batu Sapi will Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin, the wife of the late MP Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah.  The announcement which will be made at 2.00pm  by the BN Sabah Chairman YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman will pit a new comer against a giant in Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee who will also be contesting the seat.

Sandakan has been a hive of activities with Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) having its Sabah State National Delegates Conference at the community centre here. BN leaders and supporters have also been arriving to lend a hand in the campaign for the by-election.

Pakatan Rakyat Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is also expected in Sandakan to announce their candidate in making it a minimum three corner fight for the seat which fell vacant following the fatal accident of the incumbent.

It is believe Sabah Parti KeAdilan Rakyat (PKR) has reach a consensus on who will be their candidate for the parliamentary seat P.185 Batu Sapi. The de factor leader of PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who arrived in Sandakan on the earliest flight are in a meeting with PKR DIrector for Election Fuziah Salleh, PKR Batu Sapi Chief Hasnar Ibrahim, Sabah PKR Chief Ahmad Tamrin. Also in the meeting is PKR Tuaran Chief Ansari Abdullah who is expected to be the chosen one for PKR.

P185 Batu Api-Updates

Political correspondent Bugi Wijaya in Sandakan

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) today announced its President Datuk Yong Teck Lee as the candidate for the parliament seat of P.185 Batu Sapi. The announcement made in conjunction with the opening of the new SAPP Sandakan office saw the presence of former PKR division leader Datuk Nahalan Damsal who supported the SAPP to contest the seat.

The SAPP campaign is expected to be spearhead by former State Finance Minister Datuk Mohd Noor Mansor will see a keenly contest tussle for the seat by BN, PKR and SAPP. Both BN and PKR are expected to announce their candidate tomorrow but with more than 20 forms being sold by the Election Commission Malaysia, it is expected there will some aspiring independents offering themselves as alternative.

The contest will served a platform for every parties to test their strength given the current political climate of Sabah being a fixed asset for BN. As claim by Yong, there are a possibilities of three scenarios. One, BN victory with votes more then the combined of opposition parties; two, BN victory with less than the combined votes for the opposition and three either opposition party wins. In the first scenario, everyone would have to go back to the drawing board and re-strategize again. Two the opposition would have to sit down to discuss on proper seats sharing and three BN is finished.

With SAPP announcement all eyes would now be on who are the PKR and BN candidates ? It is getting interesting here.

Another insider news just received from Sabah has this ;-BN will have a very testing and tough fight against Yong Teck Lee. The ground is in favour of the former CM but many “goodies” will be thrown in which will benefit the people of P185.

Breaking News:-P185 Batu Sapi

At 9.35am our SAPP insider said it’s confirmed. Yong Teck Lee President of SAPP will be the candidate for the upcoming by election P185 for SAPP. Its a clear sign and a test for the slogan,’Sabah for Sabahans” which SAPP has been using eversince they broke away from the BN coalition.

It is now 100% confirmed that Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) will contest the Batu Sapi parliamentary seat in the 13th by-election to be held in Malaysia.

The seat  fell vacant with the demise of the incumbent Datuk Edmund Chong in a superbike accident involving a Mercedes Benz S320.

The nomination has been set at 26 October with polling on the 4 November 2010.

Updates:- P185 Batu Sapi,”SAPP Says its on..”

An sms received read,” It’s on. Will keep you updated.The SAPP President will not hold back and he  says  an opposition win will signal the end of the BN’s reign in the Land Below the Wind”

We also received an article from our Sabah political Correspondent Bugi Wijaya

Its confirmed that Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) will contest the Batu Sapi parliamentary seat in the 13th by-election to be held in Malaysia.

The seat which fell vacant with the demise of the incumbent Datuk Edmund Chong in a superbike accident involving a Mercedes Benz S320.

At this time, the party leadership are still in a meeting with the local CLC leaders on the plan for the by-election campaign.

Although no names on who will be representing SAPP in this contest, it is believed that a local leader will be picked.

As a party which practises non racial politics, a party leader who prefer to remain anonymous said that our candidate chosen is capable and we do not look at race as an issue. The important thing is he or she is ready to shoulder the challenge to serve the local community and bring about change to fulfil the party struggle to bring changes to Sabah political scenario.

Efforts to contact the other opposition leaders for their comment were not successful.

While SAPP have their candidate in mind, it is believe Sabah Pakatan Rakyat have yet to come to a consensus on their choice of candidate.

The interesting thing is that on the evening of polling day 4.11.2010 will see Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak hosting a dinner for his Facebooks friends and on 5.11.2010 will witness the SAPP Congress.

Who will win? We will know then.

P185 Batu Sapi Updates…!

From our Sabah Political correspondent Bugi Wijaya 

As Malaysians stay glued to the electronic media listening to the budget 2011 tabled by the Prime Minister at Parliament, it is believed that Sabah Progressive Party has set up a blog ( in anticipation of the by-election for the Batu Sapi parliamentary seat.  This is the earliest “confirmation” that the Sabah party would be contesting the parliamentary seat.

The seat fall vacant after the fatal accident involving incumbent MP YB Datuk Edmund Chong.  The nomination has been set at 26 October with polling on the 4 November 2010 which is concurrently the same time as the Kelantan Galas state seat.

SAPP Supreme Council in its meeting tomorrow is expected to endorse the party to contest the seat. There has been no lobbying as candidate among the SAPP members unlike the Sabah Pakatan Rakyat where a few aspiring leaders are locked in discussion on their choice of candidate.

With the decision of SAPP to enter the fray the Batu Sapi by-election would most likely see a three corner fight between PBS-BN, PR and SAPP.  However do not be surprise on the emerging of independent candidates which will make it the more the merrier.

No matter how many corner fight it is, the local would benefit from the economic influx as in any by-elections held thus far.

“A Big Deal..Gerakan,PPP or PRS..??”

The Privilege source sms reads,”5 SPDP YBs to join PRS..Comment..??” audie61 got on the phone with the crew we interviewed and asks around and these are some of the comments from SPDP members and others who wished to stay anonymous:-

  • True Kah?Real Surprise!
  • No Comments,Bring into Ur blogs 
  • This is it for Mawan.Thats it! 
  • Politics is all about the Impossible About Time too
  •  Within 48 hours from 22nd Feb 5 ybs to join PRS as a merger exercise gets underway
  • Cannot be Peter Nansian already said in my blog
  •  Leave it to the leaders to chart for us
  • There are so many other BN parties to choose and going national is an option The decisions will have a major impact on Sarawak politics.
  • Rumours and Pure speculations. No Basis for them to join PRS
  • Adits and Ajangs case lingers on and they need to thread carefully
  • Lets just see the credibility of this article.Mere speculations.

   Todays Borneo posts has also Najib saying that PPP will not have any impact on State BN equation. He went on to say that PPP that the Sarawak based component parties will be the major dominant force.However he said that the Sarawak parties have any grouses they could bring it to the Barisan National Supreme council.

When we were browsing through Lim Kit Siangs blog in which it was posted Gerakan has lost Penang for good an interview with Lim Keng Yeik with the Edge Financial Daily and this is what we picked up and feel that it is significant ,”Gerakan is a multiracial party and the conscience of BN.Will (Tan Sri Abdul) Taib Mahmud stay? He has good control but will it split when he’s not there anymore? That will depend on who provides the leadership for the Ibans. Are they a satisfied lot? I don’t know.’

What makes the 5 legislators know what the BIG DEAL is because they have to gauge it carefully or else in the next elections their place will be taken up by some new faces .

  • Najib did say the Sarawak coalition parties remain dominant. But can the factor surrounding Raymond Tan of SAPP joining Gerakan Sabah sway their thoughts? 
  • Or could this words by Lim Keng Yaik,”politics is very interesting and challenging in Malaysia.My thoughts and feelings could make a difference. I intended to make a difference.
  • Or could this words by James Masing have an impact,'”What I know is that they do have some problems within their own party but I don’t know how serious it is,” he said
  • PRS will be wary of the new additions as they will be going for their TDC in May says an Emeritus Professor.  


GE13 “699 Days and Counting..??”

Talks and speculations are rife that “The Feel Good factor” for the GE13 will coincide together with the Sarawak State elections. Sarawak’s state elections can be called anytime between now and the cutoff period which is 699 days.

The Art of Diversion practised by the BN government will be tested to the fullest and all other political strategies or ‘inAuspicious dates” being mentioned will be termed ‘Irrelevant”.What is relevant will be the day CHOSEN to fit the PM Najib and his counterparts to ensure a BN comfortable win.

Many factors are in place especially with BN having an IRON GRIP in Sarawak and Sabah and  development promises are being kept to ensure the peoples of Sarawak and Sabah are with the Federal government. PM Najib has urged his MPs and ADUNS in both states to “Walk their Talk

Its no use to complain but seemingly one does not perform. Audie61 has been harping on this subject on elected representatives not performing and even Anwar as opposition leader does not take too kindly on underperforming  YBs.(Penanti was a good example)

It clearly shows that the PM is clearly looking at a date which will catch the oppostion parties off guard and it only that FEEL GOOD FACTOR that will deter him from calling a GE13. Obviously there are certain skeletons hanging which needs to be addressed but its the general concensus which will determine whether he pushes for a FRESH MANDATE. Some political watchers are saying,”PM Najib is history as he always traces memories.”

One should remember though it is through history that we learn to LIVE TO FIGHT A GENUINE BATTLE.” The days of his late Father Tun Razak were different and the communications technology were/are not as advanced as todays. These days a touch of button will ensure that everyone is notified and both BN/Pakatan are only too aware.

The Unity talk of PAS/UMNO has captivated the online portal/smses/coffeehops but this is the diversionary techniques which the moles/spindoctors are capable of doing. Eventhough UMNO and BN knows that the people are not all with them but the BN Bastions are still the UNTOUCHABLES.

Don’t tell me for once that Pakatan will be able to wrestle these seats. The machinery/colour of money/moles are all deep rooted and only if and when the opposition can match 50% of its capabilities GE13 will still see BN stay in power.

The urban seats will obviously be the oppositions strongholds as the urban constituents will not waver with promises and they will vote with maturity as they will know who and which party can deliver and look after their interests. So Its not unusual to hear from Najib nor Anwar 1 year and a quarter after 308 that all YBs must perform and not take their positions lightly.

Obviously political parties on both sides of the divide are looking at PMs actions with genuine interests. They know he needs a Fresh Mandate and there are already speculations that July will be a very testing month for the Pakatan group. Anwars sodomy case is up for hearing and the Manek Urai by elections  also falls on this month.

 Sarawak is the trump card for PM and obviously 699 days away is not only just a number BUT something which will sway the FEEL GOOD FACTOR for GE13. PM has it close to his chests as he does his walkabouts in all the states to gauge the feelings himself.

So when DAP MP for Bandar Kuching  Chong Chieng Jen ruled out the possibility that a state elections would be called this year he must have done his homework and his mathematics. BN UMNO is not so particularly worried about the themselves but their coalition partners in SUPP,MCA,Gerakan and MIC. UMNO still has their strong supporters in certain states and they will not just disappear/whitewashed overnight.

The BN  partners are mostly urban based and these are concerns which will not be overcome overnight. Walking the Talks by the parties and their elected representatives are the fundamentals of the survival of the YBs. If they are too bigheaded and are just not bothered they will be sent home in GARBAGE/BODY BAGS. Enough Said……

We say as always,”Natasha got this from a BN YB,”Irrespectively whether you are opposition or ruling government it boilds down to WHAT AND HOW YOU CONDUCT YOUSELF .THE PEOPLE KNOW….