DAP Violet “Oh Please … Flood”

adap violetIf the Sarawak State Government have not done anything or lifted a finger DAP Pending Assemblyman have every right to issue the statement above. The last few days 18th to 21st February 2016 the amount of rain that has fallen in the Kuching Division even the best drainage system will not be able to contain the gallons of water the rain brought .

The rain waters came down “mercilessly” and the DID  engineers had their hands full. The operations centre was “bombarded’ with calls of help and all relevant government departments were working overtime.

During times like these we do hope that COMMON SENSE prevails instead of politicising this matter. Kuchingnites and for that matter Sarawakians are appalled by this statement attached. (Surely, soon we will be hearing that its not my statement and my FB was hacked)

Ohhhhh Gosh!!!

 

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The “Allah” stand…

audie61 have been receiving many questions on where we stand on the “banning of usage of Allah on the Catholic Newspaper Herald”. We stayed focussed and did not want to be caught in a “hail of bullets” and we know that there given the appropriate time the Chief Minister would make his stand.

He did that also during the 2010 Barisan Nasional Convention in Kuala Lumpur where he spoke,”When I travel to the longhouses, I’d just look for a Muslim cook from the city and they (the longhouse folks) would buy the food and even buy praying mats for me to pray in one of their rooms.

I was privileged to hear from 2 Menteri Besars from the Peninsula who said,”CM Taib speaks the truth and they were impressed with his words on religious tolerance in Sarawak.”

That was the day which made me saluted CM Taib for his “no nonsence approach to people who thinks they can use religion to gain political mileage especially when it comes to Sarawak”

Today we extract this from the internet portal and this is no different from 2010 which we heard at MCA’s hall,” The Allah issue between Muslims and Christians in Peninsular Malaysia does not affect Sarawakians because they are a tolerant people, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

To us (people in Sarawak) there is no issue. We have lived with people of different races and different religions for many decades, even before Malaysia,” Taib said in his first public statement on the issue since the Court of Appeal ruled last Monday that the word Allah could not be used by the Catholic weekly, Herald.

Taib declared the ruling was not binding on Sabah and Sarawak.

 

“We cannot alter the status quo in Sarawak,” Taib said when asked about Sarawak’s stand after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak opened the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) convention today.

Taib said the use of the word was not a problem in the state as the “spirit of tolerance” among Sarawakians is high, one of the features of multi-racial Sarawak which made it a bedrock of stability and harmony.

“When I travel to the longhouses, I’d just look for a Muslim cook from the city and they (the longhouse folks) would buy the food and even buy praying mats for me to pray in one of their rooms.

“This is quite natural with us in dealing with people of different religions.

“I myself came from a mission school and it never bothered me when other people made the sign of the cross,” he said, referring to a Christian practice.

“It’s because it’s their religion, expressing their respect for the Almighty. I can understand it.”

Taib said he would bow and offer his own prayers the Muslim way when his Christian friends made the sign of the cross in their prayers.

“The Chinese would probably do it their way. The intention is the same.

“It’s all praying to the superior being which we believe is the Creator of this world.”

“It’s this kind of spirit we have in Sarawak,” Taib said, stressing again that it is not the thorny issue that is in the peninsula.

“The Ibans, the Malays, the Chinese have shown their respect for other religions and cultures even before Malaysia.

“When we came to Malaysia, we carried this with us and it has become one of the features of Sarawak.”

In 2010, Taib had also spoken out against an attempt to curb Bahasa Malaysia bibles from being freely brought into the state.

He described the order to stamp the Bahasa Malaysia bibles with serial numbers by the Home Ministry as a “stupid idea” that should not be applied to Sarawak.

He had also called the strictures on the Al-Kitab nonsense.

Yesterday, Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail reiterated the Court of Appeal decision was confined to the Bahasa Malaysia section of the Herald.

He said the court held that the Al-Kitab and the Herald are two publications of an entirely different character.

“The Al-Kitab is the Malay version of the Bible and meant for Christians and used in churches whereas the Herald is a newspaper which is also accessible online and can be read by Muslims and non-Muslims.”

Abdul Gani added that the court stated the permission given by the home minister for the printing and publication of the Al-Kitab, in which the word Allah appears, therefore cannot be treated in the same manner as with the Herald. – October 21, 2013.

SWC or Danger “Sure Win Candidate or Grey/Black”

winnableHas the GE13 elections fever hit the state of Sarawak? Generally, we would be expecting much more but its been eerily calm. It’s the calm before the storm, and that storm is how the people in the whole country would vote. Lim Kit Siang a seasoned politician smells a kill. He knows politics is about propaganda plus perception and now he is telling Malaysians,’7 States will fall to Pakatan”

A BN observer said, “Sure Win Meh? Why isn’t he as confident as saying Sarawak and Sabah will lose 30 seats together for Pakatan to form the next Federal Government?

 Alas, he too knows that BN in East Malaysia have kept our eyes open and ears on the ground listening to all the movements. Recently, the deputy minister in PM’s office Ahmad Maslan said that the Sarawak atmosphere is very devoid of flags,posters and buntings eventhough its the 13th hour already. Sarawak legislators and political parties are doing their homework and in fact can safely say BN will have at least 25 in the bag out of 31 seats. Does he need to wipe the sweat behind his neck?

We can be highly critical of the way certain component parties carry out their fight in facing the GE13. They are too fears that some of the MPs after the results are known in the 4 component parties holds high probabililty of ‘short selling themselves’ to the highest bidder if the results are too close for comfort. We shall see wouldn’t we? In politics nothing is a sure thing nor are all ‘promises” kept in totality.

Many observers are pinpointing now to the Global Witness video footage which many “unkind” words were uttered and it will tip some votes over to the opposition. Latest ground reports are that thousand of discs are being burnt and translated into Iban and making their way to longhouses and riverine settlements.

Under this circumstances all the reports on the ground needs to be addressed and looked over again cautiously to pick the mosts ‘winnable” candidate. However the Ugly Truth will be too hurtful for many to swallow.

We start of with SUPP a multi racial party but dominated heavily with membership from the chinese community and 6 out of 7 SUPP Parliamentary areas are in the urban areas. We are of course not experts but we can be very critical as we have worked with their members.

Oh No..!! I see arrows and daggers coming my way. Forgive my humble analysis but its going to hurt some people nevertheless.

One would also ask did we take into considerations the voting strengths,the voters gender breakdown and get the feedbacks from the AJKs and groundzero.? Read on and tell us where we might just miss out..  

SW-“sure win” white or DANGER -“grey/black”

Having said the above, SUPP is now paying the price for unsolved infighting which has resulted in the Chinese voting community abandoning them. It’s not that DAP or PKR have suddenly an upsurged of membership but the legislators and leaders in the party have fought so bitterly amongst themselves that they have forgotten that they are actually supposedly to fight for the people.  

7 seats for SUPP

1.Kuching:- Tan Kai it seems is a very good candidate but unfortunately he has also been caught up in the turf war between group A led by Peter Chin and Group B led by Wong Soon Koh. He needs a ‘miracle” to win Bandar Kuching but he still needs to soldier on as someone dreamt he won by 6 votes to pull off a mosts unlikely win. Black)

2. Stampin:– Have they resolved Deputy Minister Yong Khoon Seng to hold on to the fort and stop him from retiring? DAP Chong seems favourite to go for another scalping but word on the ground is that former DAP ADUN Voon Lee Shans man are seeking revenge. Voon was unceremoniosly left out of the last state elections eventhough he has contributed much to DAP. They have not forgotten and SUPP will  do well to retain this seat. Many say though this urban seat will fall but its the mathematics that counts here. (Grey)

3. Serian:– Deputy Minister and Deputy President Richard Riot will not have much trouble going against the DAP candidate here. The Bidayuhs know that Richard have kept his promises and looked well after his own people and if SUPP ever thinks of a “real revamp” {thinking of a Bidayuh President..hmmm} he might just be the person to bring SUPP back to its golden and glorious years. Will be a Shocker if Richard is defeated here.(white)

4.Sarikei:- MP Ding would have won this time round but unfortunately the infighting in the Sarikei area between Wong Soon Koh’s men and David Teng’s men have shifted significantly towards the DAP. The sacking of Stephan Wong has had an adverse effect. He though has actively campaigned for the seat when the party had long ago announced that incumbent Ding would defend it in the general election. Tough for Ding as he faces enemies also from within (Grey/Black)

5.Lanang:- MP Tiong with all his influence and in any other GE he would easily pull through. He has even taken DAP to task and this are his words”You just look around – what have they done for the people? Nothing … except providing lip service and making more empty promises,”He will face off with Alice Lau who losts to Wong Soon Koh  at Bawang Assan State seat. In 2008 Tiong polled 19,476 votes against DAP Wong Kee Woan’s 14,612 votes. This time round is his 5th term as candidate and it will be his toughest yet (Grey/Black)

6.Sibu:- In the by election DAP Wong Ho Leng won this seat. Wong would not defend this seat due to brain tumour and recoving from chemoteraphy. Temonggong Vincent Lau would bepitted against a new DAP candidate in Oscar Ling. Chances of wrestling the seat back from DAP looks very good as PBB ADUN Annuar has been working extra hard to win over the losts bumiputra votes during the byelections. They have both been seen working hand in hand and SUPP’s chances looks brighter eventhough this 95% urban seat. (Grey) 

7. Miri:- Peter Chin will not seek another term and he has given the seat to his long time Political Secretary Sebastian Ting. Both SUPP and DAP are caught with their own infighting between their members and DAP has sacked 6 of its Senadin members as recent as 11th of March 2013 for insubordination and repeatedly tarnishing the party’s image. Sebastian is a hardworking and able candidate but the ‘winnable’ factor does point to Hii King Chiong a philantropists who according to sources in his CNY open house attracted more than 30000 people from all walks of life. Tough call for SUPP on this seat and Dr.Teo of PKR is waiting to pounce on SUPP’s uncertainties. (Grey)

Overall, SUPP will do well to win 4 out of 7 seats as the Chinese areas still are going all out to punish the party as their leaders have been seen to be looking after themeselves. The opposition are capitalising on the weaknesses of the SUPP party to win the seats and the infighting is not only amongst the top but it has reached also the grassroots. If the Team A and Team B infighting is put in the backburner the party SUPP still have a fighting chance against DAP. If not,you know the answer….!

4 seats for SPDP

8. Mas Gading:- The tussle of the G5 candidate in Tiki Lafe and SPDP Anthony Nogeh of standing as BN candidate will open the chance for PKR Candidate Willy Tumek or DAP Mordi Bimol to stand a fighting chance to win this seat. It will not be easy and eventhough many occasions there are 4 or 5 cornered fights BN still comes on top in this seat. PBB and SUPP have openly come out in support of Nogeh’s candidacy but Tiki remains hopeful. A last minute replacement for a “winnable” and acceptable candidate might just be the answer. A highly respected civil servant might be BN’s choice to esnure this seat is retained by BN/SPDP ( White/Grey)

9. Saratok:- Will the President of the party William Mawan be the chosen candidate? There are too many names being thrown around to replace incumbent Jelaing Mersat where many voters are waiting to throw him out if the party does not replace him with a credible candidate. Ali Biju the PKR candidate stands waiting to wrestle this Parliamentary seat from SPDP.

Even the BN component parties in Krian are keeping a close watch on the development of a “winnable” candidate. They will throw their weight behind when their party warlords sounds the bugle.(Grey/Black)

10. Bintulu:- It will not be a stroll in the park for MP Tiong King Sing and also Deputy President of SPDP. It does look an easy win but he has looked after his constituency well and many would not mark their votes against him. However this being a Chinese Majority area Tiong still needs to put in the extra effort to secure the win.(White)

11. Baram:- Incumbent Deputy Minister Jacob Sagan will need to fight the enemy within BN who has been hellbent to topple any candidate put up by the party. There have been “recordings of speeches” and its not so much the dam factor which is affecting his candidacy. Reports are also surfacing that the name of Anyi Ngau would be an acceptable face in Baram but Jacob has been given the blessings from the party.

 It’s a tough fight nevertheless but Jacob would win in the final tally. Will BN change their minds to replace Jacob in the last minute? one hopes not as Ba’Kelalan state seat under the SPDP allocation fell due to last minute replacement.

SPDP 4 seats are touch and go and only 1 now is heavily favoured to be retained without much fanfare. A lot of ground work and propaganda works needs to be carried out to ensure the other 3 seats remains with BN. The G5 factor will be a major hurdle for BN to solve and decisions need to be work out and carried out for the party to win the 4 seats without interference from the sacked SPDP members and their followers. A highly unpopular call must be made by the BN hierarchy.

6 seats for PRS

12. Sri Aman:- Masir Kujat the incumbent MP is under SEVERE ATTACK by his 2008 proposer businessman and former ADUN Donald Lawan. He will be challenged by DAP probable candidate Leon Jimmy Donald whose father was a former MP. SWP who made the call of going for all 6 seats under PRS have been dealt a blow by the resignation of its supreme council member and tipped to be candidate Andy Lawrence. (Grey)  

13.Lubok Antu:-William Nyallau will come up against SWP President Larry Sng who was a former Assistant Minister. Many expects Larry to pull through without much problems but the resigantions of 3 of its younger supreme council members is proving to throw spanner in the parties works. Ground forces say Nyallau will be ably assisted by the two(2) ADUNS and most of PRS heavyweights who would want to deal a black mark to Larry’s political career. SWP has even come up with a statement that ‘a broker” has been moving around to “buy” key party members and supporters. This will be a bitterly fought seat between not only PRS against SWP but also PKR Nicholas Bawin.(Grey/Black)

Nicholas has on numerous occasions questioned SWP,” I don’t know what they are fighting for. They said they fight against PRS, but at the same time declaring themselves as Barisan friendly. Politics must be taken seriously because it determines the future of the state and the country,” he said. (Grey/Black)

14.Julau:- Joseph Salang will square off with former friend turned enemy in Wong Judat who quit SPDP to stand as a SWP candidate. BN will face a tough fight but it is highly unlikely that Salang would be unseated from this seat. PKR will field a candidate but its candidate would not be much threat to Salang too. (Grey)

15. Kanowit:- Aaron Dagang was rumoured to be dropped and his candidacy would be taken over by Joseph Jawa. The incumbent is not very well received by the PRS hierarchy and he is only there as the seat belongs to PRS. Aarons close association with SPDP members runs foul of those in PRS. They want their own man in Kanowit but Aarons family ties with the former defunct PBDS Party president Leo Moggie still swings the pendulum to him. Aaron is likely to face a candidate from Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) and Thomas Laja from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). (White/Grey)

16. Ulu Rejang:-PRS anointed candidate Wilson Ugak will take on SWP George Lagong and PKR Abun Siu. However,Billy Abit says he is very much still confident and winnable as the incumbent and will be hoping that his more than ”cordial” links with his long term association with the Federal leaders will be enough for him to be renominated.  

Even former Kapit District council Chairman  has thrown his weight behind Billy Abit. Quoted statement:-Anyone can claim to be the next BN (Barisan Nasional) candidate in any constituency, but facts speak for themselves as Datuk Billy is still the MP, incumbent and the people in Baleh have been showing outstanding support for him,” 
(Grey)
17. Selangau:- The 13th general election, the Selangau seat is proving to be a tough battleground for its incumbent Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) deputy president Joseph Entulu. He will be faced with SWP defacto leader and former MP Sng Chee Hua and PKR’s likely candidate Josuha Jabeng. SWP and PKR are using personal issues to unseat Entulu. They are going round telling the voters that his “personal”intersts outweighs what is good for the Selangau are.

They said Entulu had no master plan for the development of Selangau that could generate incomes despite being its elected representative for more than 20 years.Even basic amenities like clinic, schools, clean water, electricity and roads are still lacking.

This rural enclave BN says takes time to develop and it steps are taken by the Entulu as he is the deputy rural and development minister. Sng will use whatever means to fight against his former junior colleague in PRS. This will be a closely watched battle as a former Deputy president of PRS Sng Chee Hua takes on the current deputy President. Who will win? Who is your last dollar on?   (Grey/Black)

PRS final tally would be 5 out of 6 winnable and hard fought wins. Which seat will fall remains questionable as it will depend very much on where both SWP and PRS concentrate their machineries. PKR would be hoping to capitalise on the weaknesses created by both SWP and PRS to steal ‘a seat” under their noses.

14 seats for PBB

PBB remains very united going into the GE13. There have been attempts which appeared in SarawakReport on loyalists of Taib Mahmud and Awang Tengah putting their own candidates but the party has stayed intact. Their operations room are all ready and equip with all the basic amenities required for the elections. One must never be complacent says a PBB senior leader and we know that there are some seats which will be tough. He named Limbang,Lawas,Batang Lupar and Sibuti where the candidates needs to put in the extra efforts to secure and maintain the winning streak for BN.

He further commented,”Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), the backbone of state BN, is confident of repeating its success by retaining all the 14 seats allocated to it.

18.  Igan :- Abdul Wahab bin Haji Dollah who has won the seat twice uncontested reminded us he can defend his seat in the coming general election as the opposition in the area is unorganised. (White)

19. Sibuti:- PAS Robby Tandang will take on incumbent MP Ahmad Lai in this seat. The issues are mainly personal on the ground against Ahmad Lai as the opposition is using his lack of appearance on the ground to campaign against him. Federal issues takes a back seat here. (Grey)

20.Samarahan:- This area will see a new face being introduced as Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib is not seeking re-election. A woman candidate district officer Rubiah Wang is highly tipped to be the candidate here. However, highly placed sources have also been informed that the son of a prominent Minister is also being touted to be Sulaimans replacement. Sulaiman posted a winning majority of 11,411 votes  defeating PKR’s Hussain Abang Apok and Independent Awg Bakar Awg Daud in 2008. (White)

21. Betong:- Noel Bucking from PKR will be the main challenger against Douglas Uggah Minister of Natural Resources and Environment who will be vying for his fifth term as a candidate. The main issue will be targetted on the “accordance of  respect to Betong’s Panglima Gagah Berani (PGB) holder Wilfred Gomez Malong” PKR said they will give Uggah a run for his money as he won the seat with a majority of 11,709 votes against Stanley Jugol of the Sarawak National Party in 2008. (White)

22. Petra Jaya:- This majority malay semi- urban seat of PetraJaya will see PBB Youth Chief Fadillah Yusof and also Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation locking horns with Sarawak Wanita PKR head Norhanim Mokhsen. Fadillah is quietly confident in securing another mandate from the people in Petrajaya eventhough he will be facing the PKR Sarawak Wanita chief. In 2008 Fadillah polled 19515 votes against PKR’s Mohamad jolhi who secured 5118 votes. (White)

23. Limbang:- Baru Bian PKR ADUN for Ba’Kelalan and PKR Sarawak Stae Liason chief will take on MP for Limbang Hasbi bin Habibolah. This is one seat where PBB will feel the “heat’ from PKR as in 2008 MP Hasbi polled 6427 against PKr’s Lau Liak Koi who garnered 5751 votes. The votes swing will determine whether PBB will be able to maintain its stranglehold on this seat. (Grey/Black) 

24. Lawas:- Henry Sum Agong in 2008 polled 8526 votes against PKR’s Japar Suyut who managed only 734 votes. However in this GE13 he will be challenged by a more credible candidate in veteran dentist in Dr.Bob Baru who will stand on a DAP ticket. Even the incumbent MP Henry acknowledge that,”Dr Bob is well-known to the people of Lawas and Ba Kelalan and he himself needs to intensify his efforts and up his ante” (White)

25. Mambong:- Tourism Deputy Minister Dr. James Dawos Mamit in 2008 polled 14182 against PKR candidate in Majen Panyog who garnered 7525. DAP is also interested in this seat in 2013 as their candidate from Mangan Ngandok has also stated his stand to be a candidate. PKR’s aspiring candidate would be Willie Mongin who is a Kuala Lumpur based businessman. This seat will be a toss up between the two Pakatan hopefuls against the incumbent MP Dr.James Dawos.( White/Grey)

26. Mukah:- In 2008 Dr.Muhammad Leo Michael Toyad Abdullah said this would be his last term as MP. He won convincing with 10090 against Independant Hai bin Merawin @Bonadventure who got 3792 votes. It seems though that he is being asked to stand again as there will be credible candidates from DAP or PKR who will try to wrestle this seat away from PBB. Wong Ho Leng the DAP Sarawak chief was quoted to say,”Yes, we certainly have a candidate, a local Melanau and if we stand together, we would be able to conquer Mukah,” (White)

27. Batang Sadong:- GE12 Nancy Shukri a first timer MP polled 8183 votes against Piee bin Ling of PKR who managed 2758. She has quietly done her work and been on the ground very often but aspiring PBB candidates are finding faults to have her replaced. The warlords are using all their muscle to ensure that she is not chosen and they have gone at times overboard in their quests. She remains the “winnable” lady candidate for the area and her approachability has created so many enemies in PBB who consider her fast rise and popularity within the party as a threat.Even Assistant Minister Naroden Majais is feeling undermined by her popularity which makes her supporters even more hopeful that she will win her 2nd elections with a far greater majority.(White/Grey)

28. Tanjong Manis:- Will Norah Abdul Rahman be fielded? This is a Sure win seat and anyone fielded in this constituency will face little or no resistance at all. Elected unopposed in 2008 Norah must have been very angry by the timing of the Global Witness video which implicated her sisters Fatimah and Norlia in the video.

Sources close to the Chief Minister said he was very upset and this could even affect Norah’s candidacy. It’s on everyones lips and fielding her might have serious repercussions on the whole outlook for BN Sarawak as a whole. Unless and if a scapegoat is found the candidacy of Norah remains “fluid”. PKR sources are monitoring the situation and could field a candidate from outside in the last minute to stop BN from winning uncontested again. (White)

29. Batang Lupar:- ABU Rohani(anyone but you) have been used to knock out the MP who is seen to be working very hard in the constituency. In 2008 she secured 11015 against her PAS candidate Abang Eddy Allyanni who managed 2923.

Her majority is so convincing that some aspiring candidates just cannot wait for her to call it a day to be named. She is presently the Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism and many locals have found her work satisfactory to say the least. There have been many unkind reports filed to discredit her good work.

Word from the Pakatan front is that PKR Sarawak SG Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh is the likeliest candidate to be fielded. However PAS have also made claims to the seat as they too are moving in the area.

Rohani said she was prepared and ready to take on whoever the Opposition decided to field against her in the seat. PBB in the surrounding areas needs to show all their support to her instead of trying to create a wedge and hamper the election machinery.

Truth be told this will be capitalised by Pakatan if left unchecked. (Grey/White)

30. Santubong:- Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar won handsomely by 15800 in 2008 against Rahamat Idil Latip who polled 3855. According to PKR sources their candidate in GE13 would be Zulrushdi Mohamed Hol.

Rumours in the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) circles say that Junaidi is likely to be dropped from the list of candidates for the coming parliamentary election.

Will he? He is seen championing many issues of late and this could be a message to his political masters that he is still needed in Sarawak. The name of Dr Abang Draup Zamahari Abg Zen, chairman of State Housing Commission and Drahman Jaladin, PBB Deputy chief of Pantai Damai Branch have cropped up very often.

Meanwhile,Wan Junaidi however expressed his confidence that he would be renominated for Santubong, proven by the support from the people from Tanjung Datu to Demak Laut.
PKR would be capitalsing on the uncertainties within the PBB ranks to try to win says the insider source. (Grey/White)
 
31. Kapit:- MP Alexander Nanta won unopposed in 2004 and 2008 and if he is unopposed again in 2013 he will create a record of some sort in Sarawak. However, it seems that PKR will be fielding a candidate against him as they have identified and shorlisted two names in Edward Sumbang and Kennedy Paing.
Edward is the chairman of PKR Kapit branch. He stood in the recent state elections in a three cornered fight in Pelagus constituency and garnered 1300 votes against 5,000 votes garnered by George who won the election. Kennedy is a professional working in the oil and gas industry in Bintulu. (White)
 
GE13 is close at hand and all political analysts from both sides of the political divide in Sarawak are waiting for the dissolution of Parliament. All political parties will want to ensure that their candidates fielded are the winnable ones and are very much accepted by the voters of the constituencies.
BN4 Sarawak in will have to contend with not only the Pakatan group but also SWP and many aspiring Independants.
The days are numbered as to when the date of dissolution will be and the elections will have to be called not later than May 27th 2013.

IS YOUR CHOICE A S.W. CANDIDATE?

11 to 13 Pakatan Sarawak To Win…

My personal observation is that we (Pakatan Rakyat) can win 11  seats, or even up to 13 seats if the message goes to the ground.  Anything beyond that is a bonus,” Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian told a  press conference today. 

This is the full article which we extract:- (click to see-http://malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/newscommentaries/54592-sarawak-pakatan-confident-of-winning-13-parliamentary-seats

On February16th 2013 we posted up this:-https://audie61.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/pakatanbn-both-at-145-only/and in the figures shown PR Sarawak would win 16 out of 15.

Many political observers are putting it conservatively at 8 seats losts for BN out of 31 and they have marked SUPP as the biggest losers with 5 out of 7, SPDP 1 PRS 1 and PBB 1. Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak have been spelling doom to BN eversince they won 15 out of 71 seats contested in the last state elections. Their confidence are sky high as PR have targetted Sarawak,Sabah and Johor as the deciding factor to wrestle Putrajaya from BN.

BN Sarawak knows now that the PR is targetting 11 to 16 and it certainly will be a fiercely fought battle at some of the greyish/black areas for BN.

Below are the current parliamentarians from Sarawak.

Sarawak

[edit] By Seat

No. Parliament Constituency Elected Wakil Rakyat (Member of Parliament) Elected Party
BN 29 | DAP 2 | PKR 0 | PAS 0
P192 Mas Gading Tiki Lafe BN
P193 Santubong Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar BN
P194 Petra Jaya Fadillah Yusof BN
P195 Bandar Kuching Chong Chieng Jen DAP– PR
P196 Stampin Yong Khoon Seng BN
P197 Kota Samarahan Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib BN
P198 Mambong James Dawos Mamit BN
P199 Serian Richard Riot Jaem BN
P200 Batang Sadong Nancy Shukri BN
P201 Batang Lupar Rohani Abdul Karim BN
P202 Sri Aman Masir Kujat BN
P203 Lubok Antu William Nyallau Badak BN
P204 Betong Douglas Uggah Embas BN
P205 Saratok Jelaing Mersat BN
P206 Tanjong Manis Norah Abdul Rahman BN
P207 Igan Wahab Dolah BN
P208 Sarikei Ding Kuong Hiing BN
P209 Julau Joseph Salang Gandum BN
P210 Kanowit Aaron Ago Dagang BN
P211 Lanang Tiong Thai King BN
P212 Sibu Wong Ho Leng[N 13] DAP– PR
P213 Mukah Leo Michael Toyad BN
P214 Selangau Joseph Entulu Belaun BN
P215 Kapit Alexander Nanta Linggi BN
P216 Hulu Rajang Billy Abit Joo BN
P217 Bintulu Tiong King Sing BN
P218 Sibuti Ahmad Lai Bujang BN
P219 Miri Dato’ Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui BN
P220 Baram Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan BN
P221 Limbang Hasbi Habibollah BN
P222 Lawas Henry Sum Agong BN

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.

Lim Kit Siang Leaving.??

Lim Kit Siang DAP Supremo seems to have forgotten a “Golden Rule” look at yourself first before you talk about others. He can rant,condemn and tell the whole of Malaysia that Taib should keep his part of the deal to step down by midterm but what about he HIMSELF.

Hasn’t he been part of the Malaysian bookshelf for a good 40 years or more as he first won as an MP in 1969 in Bandar Melaka Constituency. Age too is not on his side and he has already succeeded in making his son the Chief Minister of Penang.

WHY DONT HE JUST SAY TO CM TAIB,”LETS RETIRE TOGETHER

Surely,Lim Kit Siang knows that he like many veteran opposition leaders feels that Putrajaya is within their reach and its unfinished business. If they signal that their time is up they will miss the GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. We shall see wouldn’t we and the GE13 is not too far away.

Taib too have a final hand to play in GE13 and Kit Siang knows unless the grandmaster of Sarawak politics is no more ,winning Sarawak State is still an impossible dream.

The person who takes over from Taib will not be able to control and dictate by just the looks of the eyes. The successor will have a large shoe to fit and the opposition will have more leverage.

The same will happen too for DAP when Lim Kit Siang calls it a day.

The article which appeared in the internet portal:-Looks like Taib is here to stay.

About a year and a half ago, tensions between Kuching and Putrajaya rose when there was a debate on when Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud should step down.

Worried that Taib’s 30-year rule of Sarawak would sour BN’s chances in the April 2011 Sarawak state election, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak crisscrossed the state, promising that Taib would step down soon.

As the heat poured on, Taib declared that he would step down in “two years” midway through the campaign, only to say ambiguously he would step down “mid-term” after it was clear that he had won the election convincingly.

However, all this talk of Taib stepping down in “two years” – which would mean April next year – appear to have all come to naught based on the speeches of Najib and Taib last Sunday.

In a press release today, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang pointed out that the duo seemed to be complementing each other on stage during the national-level Malaysia Day celebration in Bintulu.

Najib praised the cooperation and support of Taib administration’s for the federal government, while Taib praised the premier and alluded that his administration cannot be replaced by a “political newcomer”.

These on-stage theatrics did not impress Lim, who described it as a public “love fest”.

“But what the Najib-Taib ‘love fest’ in Bintulu camouflaged was the clear victory hands-down by Taib in the political tug-of-war with Najib.

“The reason is also very simple and straightforward – the tables have been turned, with Taib now having more political leverage vis-à-vis Najib instead of the other way round 18 months ago before the state election,” said Lim.

DAP Lim Kit Siang “Will you be Banned Next from Sarawak.?”

There is a popular phrase,”Don’t meddle too much or else you will pay the consequences“. We wonder if the next in line to be banned to enter Sarawak will be MP Lim Kit Siang Supremo of DAP.

Is he just trying his wits to meddle in Sarawak’s succession of CM to get the EXTRA POLITICAL MILEAGE needed for Pakatans much needed push for Putrajaya?

SEEMS YOU WILL BE BLAMING CM TAIB NEXT….

This is the article extracted from Malaysiakini portal

Come April, Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s self-imposed deadline to step down will expire, but there is little sign that it will happen, said DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang.
In a press release today, Lim noted that Taib had publicly said yesterday that there was no need for a leadership change as the people of Sarawak currently “enjoy peace, political stability and organised development”.NONEShould Taib refuse to step down next April, Lim (left) warned that it would be a serious setback for Najib who revealed in April 2011 that he had brokered Taib’s retirement date.
“It would appear that Taib’s speech today is specially meant for Najib’s ears, with the unmistakable message that he is not going to honour his understanding with (Najib).
“A test of wills between Taib and Najib is currently underway, with Taib thumbing his nose at the Prime Minister, defying Najib to see who can last longer politically.
“Taib is confident that Najib is too weak politically to try to enforce their understanding before the Sarawak elections that he is to be chief minister for only two years,” said Lim.
Midway through the Sarawak election campaign, Najib flew in to provide reinforcement as it was increasingly apparent that BN was losing some ground. Pakatan Rakyat’s campaign had focussed on Taib’s 30 year reign as chief executive of Sarawak and allegations of him amassing an amazing fortune during his tenure at the expense of the environment and the people.
NONEThroughout the campaign, Najib (right) said he had brokered a retirement deal with Taib and even exhorted Sarawakians to believe him.
Under pressure, Taib said during the later stage of the campaign that he would step down in “two years”. But after being sworn-in, Taib became ambigous and said he would leave “mid-term.
Lim said that come Sept 16, all eyes will be on how Najib handles the prickly subject.
Najib will be leading his entire cabinet to Bintulu, Sarawak for the Malaysia Day celebration on that day and Taib is certain to be present.
“This will also be the most appropriate occasion to clarify whether his understanding with Taib on the latter’s stepping down.. two years after the Sarawak elections, still stands,” he said.