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


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.


BN A”Prison”for Dayaks ..!!”

The carrot was dangled and it really was just a matter of time when the journalistic minds starts to take over. Hop, Step. Jump and and the Rabbit not only Hopped as after pleasantries and filling the stomachs the main menu remains to be discussed.

The first topic obviously was regarding SNAP who was given a new lease of life and the Secretary General Stanley Jugol said SNAP was once in BN and now they are in alliance with Pakatan. This doesn’t mean that we will not have our say as they have already informed the reasons why they are pursuing with Anwar and in the Pakatan fold. If after the elections Pakatan does not keep to their promise and if BN does approach them its the offers that is on the table and uppermosts its the Oil royalty.  

We do not want to be like before,”A prisoner in our own party and to him BN is a Prison for the dayak YBs where the land is taken and the Minister is so powerful whereas in other countries the land is auctioned by the government and not taken and also that the Oil royalty should be more than 5%.

 Do you hear any of the ministers requesting for more as doing so will make the ruling Federal BN government unhappy. These land belongs to the people of Sarawak and as peoples representatives they must not keep quiet as they are more or less like Prisoners.  The Ybs must wake up and they must not be in their “prison’ but defending their rights says Stanley.

Even now you will not hear the Masings,Mawans or Jabus in direct confrontation with ATM..?(ATM-Abdul Taib Mahmud who is CM and holds the powerful Ministry of as Minister of Resource Planning)

The DAP assemblyman Voon Lee Shan concurred with the SNAP SG and he  continued by saying,”this information should get to the ground and the more we harp on it the more BN will be on their toes. Look at whats happening in Eqypt and Tunisia and very soon elections will be held in Sarawak.

An opposition supporter said to audie61,” Could Voon(DAP) and Ng Dominique(PKR) use the SNAPs symbol if they are not picked by their respective parties to stand. What do you think? They are so friendly with each other and this might justs be a start of a New Alliance. Nothing is impossible they say in Politics which is very often being used by the PKR Padungan assemblyman Dominique.

The year of the Rabbit will make many YBs hop and it seems after Chap Goh Mei the main talking point would be Elections,elections elections….. 

( The Heading-sms to us by SNAP YOUTH CHIEF DAYRELL  )

Hormatilah “Peluang Politik Keemasan”

FANCY THIS..Isn’t this just great? 

Senior Sng with his band of brothers meeting Anwar in Kuching at the Grand Continental for Breakfast while Junior Sng partyless but a true blue BN assemblyman meets up with PM at the Marriot in Miri sweating it out and needing to carefully pick his words to stay relevant for the BN. What did he Whisper..??

The comments from the article which has been uploaded is enough to make one think.

Broken Foot:-It cannot be denied that Anwar has every right to have breakfast with any one he chooses. More so it is done in the glare public. He must also remember he is the ‘defacto’ head of a political organisation. Thus he’s every move is watched by both sides of the political divide. Rumors are bound to spread. In the Malaysian context, most rumours has turned out to be true.

Sarawakian_3ff9:- Anwar should be aware that Sng is a die-hard opportunist who never miss a chance to promote himself and his son Larry. And in the process, he doesn’t give a damn whom he step over. His fingerprints are all over whenever the party he was involved in ended up in shamble. He doesn’t mind footing the bill as long as he is handsomely rewarded. He’s still buddy-buddy with many figures in the BN because of business opportunities. I won’t touch him with a six-foot pole.

audie61 made a number of calls after receiving a number of smses many of which with similarities,”What do you think of the breakfast meeting.?” One staunch Anwar ally for now said,”Sng always does that and he will wait for Anwar and impose himself” while another analysts said,”He wants to win no matter what happens and will do whatever to protect himself and family at the expense of others.

Blood is thicker than water and don’t believe when people say that son and father are not on talking terms.”

Once a Party President even said to a friend ,’These type of people are in short supply and no matter what you have to respect their actions and making opportunities work in their favour. They are useful in times of Chaos and penetrating the enemies fortress and they will not even BLINK an eye when its done.


“SPDP Supreme Council Member Quitting..??”

Tedewins resignation from PRS seems to have affected many who are at odds with some leaders in the BN coalition. Our insider source tweet to us,”Bro. It seems the next to follow Tedewin will be Peter Gani from SPDP. He is also a Supreme Council member and is considering joining SNAP. Looks like the Dynamo theory is gaining momentum”

Peter Gani is part of the team of 5 YBs and 3 Supreme Council who were very unhappy with President Mawan who according to them has turned back on the original party status quo. Mawan has steadfastly stood by his decision and many poiltical analysts has only words of praise and truly feels Mawan is a leader to be reckoned with a far sighted vision which augurs well for SPDP and BN.

He not only is not afraid to stand by his decision but he feels that the majority needs not be shaken and bowing to the demands of a few and being dragged in to create unpleasantness will jeorpadise the good work of many who has built the party which is truly multi racial not only in spirit but also in numbers.  

Calls from many SPDP supporters to audie61,”We wish Peter Gani all the bests in his new political vehicle. Thanks for the time spent with us in SPDP” 


“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.


SNAP’s Role In Sarawak Elections

Know your local conditions and local terrain well and you will go into the elections not with one arm behind your backs. A village dayak elder was quoted to have said that the symbol and flag of SNAP is very much alive in the eyes of the ‘ rural dayak community’.

There is the sentimental feeling  and attachment of being the VOICE of the people as the party was very much fighting for the ‘ livelihood and rights ‘ of Sarawak.  Moreover they were very much with the government and were unceremoniously left on the sidelines to fend for themselves when the infighting took its toll with PBDS and now SPDP.

The Pakatan partners of DAP,PAS,PKR are with the local based Sarawak partner in SNAP. A phone call to the SNAP Youth chief Dayrell Jugol to check on the party’s role and he said,” We are now strengthening the party and we know they are 29 Dayak majority seats.

We have to be ” reasonable ‘ and he concurred with Paul Kadang newly appointed Deputy SG and director of operations that whatever seats to be contested must be negotiated and they are working together as “partners”  to fight a common enemy in Barisan National.      

No one holds the final say and its up to the Pakatan coalition to ensure that we work together for a common good in wrestling the seats from BN. The idea of contesting in 29 seats by SNAP is of course’ wishful thinking” put up by local based political analysts.


We must know that PKR,DAP has also got ‘ dayak calibre ‘leaders in their ranks and also those who stands a better chance than our SNAP candidate. We must stand “united” and ‘unbreakable” to go into the battleground with one aim.

Dayrell ended by saying,’  He hoped that 2011 will see the rise of the party after being in political wilderness for the past eight years. We build from ashes and we will arise to play a major role in the direction of the politics in the STATE OF SARAWAK.”

A BN backbencher said,’We know SNAP are injecting new blood and appointing experienced people to help strengthen the party’s machinery but we in BN must not take anything forgranted and we must also reinforce our ground forces and take it to the next level and ensure that we win our seats.”


SNAP Losts in Logjam Direction….

The facts must be correct and clarified and not lies. How often have we heard this coming from various politicians from both sides of the house? If the statements on the logjam and causes are being misquoted and misleading we leave it to you to make your own opinions. ( the report can be read here….) 

However we take a particular interests in this statement”logjam was also caused by the construction of Murum Hydro-electric Dam” audie61 called  up the Councillor Tan Kian Hoo and he said,”Edwin SNAP President got losts along the way and he should get his facts or geography right before he comes out with his statement”

Let me say it again and is there any logic on this,”Balui and Baleh are tributaries of Batang Rajang. Murum River (which is above Bakun) is a tributary of the Balui, while Sungai Melatai is a tributary of Baleh. So how could debris in Murum floated overland to Baleh, by-passing Bakun Hydro-electric Dam?

Though he is unhappy he said that there must be answers and the people of Kapit will not want unfounded and misleading statements from people who dont know their facts.


PKR Padungan”Where is Baru Bian and the Missing Ones..?”

15th September 2010 here we are at “Malam Padungan”organised by PKR cabang Kuching and the programme listed 13 main items. The crowd of 600 or more waited for the arrival of the “their Puteri Reformasi” YB Nurul Izzah Anwar MP of Pantai Valley. Also expected was the PKR Sarawak State Chairman Baru Bian as he was listed as No.5 on the programme. 

Where is Baru Bian many of the diners asks..? There were many familiar faces present but curious absentees were some of the PKR Sarawak Exco’s in Abang Zul,See Chee How,Baharuddin,Bawin,Ibi and the Wanita exco’s? Could we be missing some flavours? Nearly, a year has gone by on 16th October 2009 we wrote ,

PKR East Malaysia…In total Disarray.”

Nurul Izzah spoke with much venom and full of authority that PKR is a party for all Malaysians be it in Peninsular,Sabah and Sarawak and “We must present a United Front” and God willing we will be the government of the day and take over from BN. More will be published by the main stream media who were present  in full force.


Pakatan Sarawak leaders from SNAP were represented by the SG Stanley Jugol and there was also a Perak Adun Assemblyman Tai Sing Ng. Dominique Ng the Padungan ADUN made his intentions known to the Padungan faithful that he will be putting his name up to join in the race to be nominated to be a Vice President of Central PKR. He also said that PKR Kuching cabang will be nominating Tian Chua for the posts of Deputy President.

A loyalists to Adun Padungan said to audie61 “IT IS INDEED A BOLD MOVE by the YB.He is daring and of course he does have his faults but we must give him credit for being one of the fighters for the recognition of September 16th Malaysia Day ”


“Pakatan4 BN4 Head On”

On July 1st we wrote,”Pakatan 4 vs BN 4” 13th July we posted this article.

Barely 3 weeks have gone past and the 1st Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak Council held yesterday has agreed that the opposition coalition will face off against BN in one-on-one battles in the upcoming state elections. 

According to a political watcher he said that Wong Ho Leng MP and Adun Bukit Assek mentioned that the Pakatan coalition needs to wrestle at least 36 seats in order to detrone the BN Sarawak. There was also a 4 point resolution in that it includes 

  • To gear up for Sarawak polls,
  • To resolve to capture Sarawak from BN,
  • To form a Pakatan committee to coordinate seat allocations, and
  • To come up with a joint manifesto for the election.

audie61received a number of calls from a number of  BN assemblyman and political secretaries to CM and they said,”eventhough Pakatan has now made their intentions known our elections machinery has long been in place and ready to engage in the political battle.”


DO YOU…………..???

“SUPP Leaving BN Sarawak..??”


 WHO IS SITTING BEHIND THIS DRIVER says a SUPP asssemblyman. There has been so much bad publicity of the party and it”s as if the party is really irrelevant. The internet portals article is trying to paint SUPP in such a bad light and to put SUPP at loggerheads with the BN State administration.

Do we need to hold a mammoth rally and hold placards to tell the whole world that we are solidly behind Barisan National Sarawak..?? We are on the ground.working,listening, engaging and looking into the needs of the constituencies which we BN/SUPP represents.

Don’t read too much what the spin doctors have written. Did they sit inside the SUPP EC meetings? The  truth is that SUPP will need to gear up and fight it out and prove all detractors wrong.

Many envisage it to be a bumby road ahead but we will have it TARSEALED but not SUPP at CROSSROADS (see article below). 

The portals article

There’s increasing suspicion in Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) circles that Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) leaders and activists may have started keeping some distance of late from beleaguered Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud.

This follows the failure of SUPP ministers to turn up at two major public functions with the same theme, ‘SeNada SeJiwa – One Beat, One Spirit’ that Taib hosted in Bintulu, and earlier in Sibu, recently.

bn supreme council mt meeting sapp sabah issue 190608 taib mahmudIt is not known what was Taib’s response to what could be construed as a deliberate snub by a party which has not hesitated to walk his path 30 years earlier.

Other public and private functions hosted by Taib (right), smaller ones, have been poorly attended as well by SUPP representatives. Again, the youth and the more senior SUPP representatives were noticeably absent.

Taib’s supporters in PBB, especially the Melanau Dayak, are outraged. They are openly asking themselves whether Taib will suffer the same fate as Abdul Rahman Ya’akub, his immediate predecessor and maternal uncle.

Rahman, who ran a controversial Muslim Melanau-led Islamic fundamentalist administration for ten years, was eased out by the federal government in early 1981.

This was after SUPP threatened to walk out from his administration and set up a new state government with the Sarawak National Party (Snap) and exclude the Bumiputera-based PBB.

They wanted Rahman’s pro-Muslim economic policies, among others, dismantled. Then Prime Minister Hussein Onn prevailed upon Rahman to quit.

NONERahman wrested two concessions from Hussein before he quit i.e. the installation of his nephew as his successor and chief minister and his appointment as the governor.

Rahman (left) did not leave quietly. He ferried in busloads of Muslims, Melanau and Malay, from all over Sarawak and stage-managed several rallies to show that he had public support. But this did not cut any ice with Kuala Lumpur.

He had to go and eventually he did just that to continue sulking in isolation at Raja James Brooke’s Istana by the Sarawak River in Petra Jaya, Kuching North. At SUPP’s behest soon after, Taib cut short Rahman’s stint as governor.

Taib also saw Snap, being a potential SUPP ally, as a threat when he became chief minister . He went to work with a vengeance to finance the breakaway Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) from Snap in 1983.

Thus began the history of splintering and de-registering Dayak-based parties. Taib’s strategy was to ensure that the Chinese would not henceforth throw their support behind Dayak political parties and exclude the Muslim Melanau-controlled PBB which has both Dayak (Pesaka) and Muslim (Bumiputera) wings.

SUPP’s game plan

The Chinese-led SUPP, where a third of the membership is Dayak, cannot this time around threaten to throw its weight behind a major Dayak-led party and leave PBB in the political wilderness.

So, it’s by no means entirely certain what game plan that SUPP can work on this time to bring about changes in the state administration. The speculation is that the party must have thought out its options very carefully given the timing of its deliberate provoking of Taib.

george chan hong namSUPP president George Chan (right) – his daughter is married to Taib’s son – may not be entirely in the picture as other party leaders move in unison to isolate, neutralise and marginalise him.

Among the young Turks in SUPP, increasingly better educated, the consensus is that the party must part company with BN, sooner rather than later, and strike out on its own.

The idea is that the party should go for as many seats as possible at the state elections. They don’t want to be encumbered by BN’s rigid seat allocations formula.

This circumscribes the democratic process and denies the grassroots majority a meaningful participation in the electoral process by tacitly endorsing elite power-sharing.

At present, SUPP gets just 19 of the 71 state seats while PBB gets the lion’s share of 30 seats i.e. Melanau (both Muslim and Christian), Dayak and Malay.

SUPP lost eight of their seats to the Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) at the last state outing in 2006. The party is expected to again lose these seats and probably suffer further losses – the figure mentioned is another three seats at the very minimum – at the next state elections which must come by the middle of next year.

The fact that SUPP is increasingly unhappy with Taib has been out in the open since May 16 when the party lost its Sibu parliamentary seat after 28 years in a by-election.

sibu by election 070510 wong soon kohSibu SUPP chief and Second State Finance Minister Wong Soon Koh (left) even openly blamed Taib, an unprecedented action, for the party’s defeat.

The chief minister did not mince his words at a BN retreat in Mulu on June 23 when he raised the issue to the discomfort of the SUPP leaders present. Other BN component parties, besides PBB, also saw SUPP as particularly ungrateful and expressed their feelings on the issue on the sidelines of the retreat.

Taib apparently was particularly bitter for being made the party’s scapegoat after its leaders, more than those from any other party, did particularly well for themselves under his administration.

Much of this “SUPP making hay while the sun shone” was at the expense of the rural and Dayak majority whose political leaders are by and large in the poorhouse, Taib’s deliberate choice for them.

SUPP cannot be entirely faulted for being more than sore with Taib. For one, the party feels, and more than rightly, that the continued splintering of Dayak parties and the dilution of their political strength has now turned out to be disadvantageous to their long-term future, sustainability and viability.

‘No longer the kingmakers’

SUPP leaders no longer feel like the kingmakers that they once were before the birth of PBDS. Younger SUPP leaders are even openly telling the old guards that they have led the party over the years to irrelevance in the BN fold.

Party strategists acknowledge that SUPP can therefore no longer seek relevance within the BN and must therefore look elsewhere.

Hence, the increasing consensus is that the party should go for broke at the next state election.

The alternative is to die a slow and certain death within the BN as the Chinese vote bank deserts it in droves. This would leave it increasingly as a Dayak rather than a Chinese party.

Given a choice between George Chan and Lim Kit Siang, the DAP strongman, the Chinese in Sarawak would opt for the latter. They realise, as the Chinese in Sabah are increasingly voicing out these days, that the parochial politics of old – where deadly local Muslim sharks abound – is not only a dangerous environment for them but uncomfortably too small as their numbers in the nation keep steadily dipping with the years.