“ENCROACHMENT into BN/SUPP Designated Seat. ?”

UPP have no choice whatsoever but to create a ” hoo-haa” and a “huge wave” in order to wrestle the  candidacy from BN/SUPP says a popular political figure familiar with the Batu Kawa constituency.
What was however very disturbing was the statement put up by Jerip Susil,”admitting that winning Batu Kawah state constituency would be a challenging task for UPP in the coming state elections, that as time goes by the people would believe the sincerity and struggle that is for all races and religion.”
img-20151127-wa0005.jpgWhat was he trying to say? Why are you still saying challenging task? If he was a hardworking PEMANCA surely the people would not blink an eye but to vote him against the DAP incumbent Christina?

Even UPP President has outlined 4 qualities which outlines him to be a good leader and candidate for the state constituency of Batu Kawa. Wong even spoke on what Liu has done over the years, the party was very confident that he would be one of the most winnable candidate. Hold on here, says our political figure,” didn’t Liu say this,”I remember when I was entrusted with this difficult task of setting up this branch.I was not confident at all and I was worried.”

Wasn’t he an SUPP Pemanca? Such contradictory statements? 

This will be one of the points which the State Barisan Nasional committee would have to look into.

SUPP does have a “winnable candidate” in current Chairman of Padawan Municipal Council in Lo Khere Chiang who have been serving the area of jurisdiction since 2008.

There have been hardly any complaints of his sloppiness, high handedness or arrogance. He has been quietly working into the hearts and minds of the people in the area which he was entrusted to look into. He is very much a party man and a true loyalists to the party even though many are “pouring oil to the fire” and saying he is not ‘cut to withstand the DAP onslaught unlike Liu who will be able to fight tooth and nail against DAP.

 

The political figure even said,”Liu has resigned as a Pemanca and now going full time and on what grounds will he use now for the next few months to go about assisting the people of Batu Kawa? Will he be using the party to force his way with the authorities? Surely, he has jumped the gun thinking that he is the most winnable candidate? What’s more the CM Adenan has mentioned most winnable incumbents didn’t he? Is Liu an incumbent for that matter and moreover the party is outside the Barisan Nasional?

UPP candidates of Wong Soon Koh, Jerip Susil, Johnnicol Rayong, Ranum Mina should concentrate on their seats instead of Encroaching into SUPP designated areas. UPP Vice Chairman and Youth Chief Johnicol Rayong on April 13th 2015 said,”said it was state BN chairman cum Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem who broke the news about retaining them as BN candidates in the next state polls”.

It does seem that UPP is going after all the 19 seats which SUPP has laid claimed upon. Its going to be a war zone as the other 3 BN parties have gone for “one for all and all for one

Lo Khere Chiang will let his actions do the talking and he will not be deterred by all the politicking that his surrounding his quests for the most winnable candidate. He knows that CM Adenan wants to win Batu Kawa as DAP only scrapped through in the last elections after an Assistant Minister Tan Joo Pooi losts to a first timer Christina Chiew by  543 votes. Batu Kawa used to be a stronghold for SUPP and Adenan knows that the winnable candidate he has in mind does need to weave the magic wand from his hand.

The battle lines are drawn and Lo will need Tan Joo Pooi and the SUPP hierarchy on his side if he is picked. Liu for all his keeness and “hoo-hahs” will need to sit back and give a helping hand to BN SUPP or he will say ‘goodbye” to his political dreams of being a YB or an MP. Adenan will not minced his words when the time comes and he will pick his most winnable,suitable and credible candidate for this Batu Kawa State seat.

Adenan knows to unseat DAP he will need all the factions to compromise for the better good of BN. He will not let this chance slip from his grasps and he would very much want Batu Kawa to be taken back by BN and in the main stream politics.

 

 

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SPDP or just PDP soon?

SPDP or PDPA source told audie61 that very soon SPDP will be doing away with ‘S” in front. We asked what’s the reason for that? “Oh, the party is rebranding and its going national. The new symbol will be similar to the shaking hands image. ” Further  conversation on SPDP revealed that there are uncertainties and this rebranding process could propel the party to have more prominent politicians joining the bandwagon.

Could the Alexander Asing rumour be true then? Surely, if the party loses its “Sarawak” the Division Chief and his supporters from the hinterland of Marudi would not want to be involved or be associated with bringing a Peninsular entity into the state when the “Sarawak for Sarawakians” passion is so strong at the moment. Moreover, why must SPDP be involved in following PBS a Sabah party extending its wings nationally. Could the party be playing into a political agenda?

Of course, SPDP will deny all this but one must remember,”if there is no wind, the leaves on the trees will not move.” They will also argue , we are united in one mind and heart with the other BN parties going into the state elections and we are also looking into a merger entity with PRS.

Surely, we all know that in politics anything is possible and the most common statement would be “we are doing it for the nation and the people” Isn’t that familiar? Keep informed and our source said if it doesn’t materialise that will only mean ‘its not the right time”

SPDP or PDP its here to stay……

 

 

Tussling Begins for the 11 New State Seats

a1121All eyes will be on the 11 New delineated seats when the 11th Sarawak State Elections is called. Both BN and Pakatan Harapan parties will put their cases to their respective coalitions on why their parties should or be allowed to stake a claim for the seats.

It will be politically interesting no doubt but at the end of the day the Rakyat will need to know who will represent them besides the designated party . They will need to weigh all the options as for the next 5 years when they affix their X to the person of their choice. Whoever sits as their representative must know the sentiments, culture, terrain, breakdown, wants, needs and many other factors of the local constituency.

The tussling and lobbying will be on going until the elections are called. Last minute changes have also taken place previously. Until the day of nominations we will still be wondering who and which party stakes the claim for the seats.

Extracted from Bernama

When the parliamentary sitting concludes next month, the 11 new Sarawak state seats are expected to be finalised, and the political parties in the ‘Land of the Hornbills’ can begin talks on whom should best contest in these constituencies.

Out of the 11 seats, three are Malay/Melanau majority areas (Gedong, Kabong and Telian), three Iban majority (Stakan, Selirik and Samalaju), two Orang Ulu majority (Murum and Long Lama), two majority Bidayuh (Serembu and Triboh), and one Chinese majority (Batu Kitang).

Chief Minister Adenan Satem has earlier announced five out of the new seats would be contested by the state Barisan National (BN) component party led by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu, including the three seats which are predominantly Melayu/Melanau who never failed to give their full support to PBB and BN at every past state election.

Batu Kitang will be a testing ground to see if the “Adenan charismatic factor’ can draw the support of the Chinese given that the problem faced by BN is its component, Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) – the predominantly Chinese party that faced an internal crisis which resulted in the formation of the splinter United People’s Party (UPP).

As Batu Kitang is an area created out of Kota Sentosa and Batu Kawah, which are currently under DAP, the opposition party is expected to make it a battlefield.Maybe unlikely.

This is because another of the opposition pact, PKR has already stake a claim in Batu Kitang and has even submitted several names who are likely to fielded as a candidate there.

Sarawak PKR chairman Baru Bian when contacted said Gerakan Harapan Baru would hold talks to reach a consensus on the distribution of seats when the time comes.He said it was still too early to say which seats would be contested by PKR but it would be in areas that they had worked hard to consolidate support.

In the last state election in 2011, PKR contested in 49 seats but only won three, namely Ba’Kelalan, Batu Lintang and Krian. Previously PKR only has one seat.In the state legislative assembly at present, PBB has 35 seats, SUPP six, Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) six and Sarawak Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) eight. The opposition – DAP has 12 seats and PKR three. There is one Independent.

A piece of the pie

Among the state BN leaders, PRS president James Jemut Masing has voiced his hope to get the Bukit Goram (Selirik) and Murum seats from the 11 new seats.

SPDP senior vice president Paul Igai, when contacted, said the party was eyeing the two Iban majority seats but hastened to add that it was still up to the state BN top leadership to decide.If a consensus is reached, it means that PRS is almost certainly to get Bukit Goram (Selirik), while two other Iban majority seats, Stakan and Samalaju, can be ‘booked’ by SPDP.

That leaves the Orang Ulu majority seat of Long Lama (Mulu), and Bidayuh majority seats of Serembu and Triboh.After PBB is expected to get the three Melayu/Melanau majority seats, it is also eyeing another two seats with Triboh and Serembu being their best bets.

PBB is also highly likely to get Triboh, which is carved from the two existing state seats of Tebedu and Kedup, which are represented by PBB.Serembu, on the other hand, is created from a portion of Bengoh seat, which is represented by SUPP, as well as the Tarat seat, being represented by PBB.

The 11th new seat, Long Lama (Mulu) is created from the Marudi, which is represented by SPDP (now with the new Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras)) and Telang Usan, which is under PBB.With PBB claiming five out of the 11 new seats, SPDP or PRS can now eye Long Lama (Mulu).In terms of estimated figures, the opposition is viewed as not likely to pose a big challenge to the state leadership.

Redelineation favourable to BN

However, it is well-known that the support for a party in a particular constituency can swing due to factors such as protest votes, selection of candidates who are not ‘voter-friendly’ or internal disputes.

This new redelineation can be considered as favourable to the BN as almost all the new seats involved rural areas in which the BN has proven to receive a lot of support.

Prior to this, these places involved rural state constituencies that are huge, prompting the Election Commission to conduct the electoral redelineation.

As soon as the Federal Court approved the redelineation process middle of last month, Sarawak DAP secretary Alan Ling claimed that the state BN required an additional 11 seats to address a split in two of the BN component parties.

All this assumption, however, was made without any consideration to the two splinter parties, namely UPP and Teras, which have declared themselves as ‘BN-friendly’.Now the onus is on Adenan to use his good sense and experience in dealing with their application to join the state BN fold.- Bernama

Adenan Are We Missing Something?

asupppCM Adenan have already called both parties to sort out their differences?Who and Which party is now trying to play the “good guy” and the “bad guy”?Truth be told says a political analyst the Rakyat will still turn their backs on them as both are still at each other throat’s and its a”Never Ending Battle”.

The Rakyat have taken to Adenan’s style and approach in terms of his way of governance and no nonsense approach on state matters. He have won many fence sitters to believe in his ways but it does seem for his popularity to turn to votes for both the parties it will still be a herculean tasks.

As a blogger Bugi Wijaya puts it.”We are the New Media truthtellers” We are not for the money but we have what it takes to full blown the story or facts just for everyone to see. Believe it or not and if its good enough it will sell.” https://audie61.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/bloggerstruthtellersbloodsuckers-or-shit-stirrers-part-1/

Adenan, we know we are not missing anything but the two rival factions within the BN stable are. You don’t need a Harvard or an Oxford Political Scientist to tell you ,Sir…!!! The Truth hurts…

Adenan wants Stronger Mandate..!!

adenan1CM Adenan doesn’t mince his words. He knows that in his “maiden election” as Commander in Chief his team needs to put up an impressive showing.Of course, the political vultures will rip into his bones if he does no better than his predecessor.

Adenan’s so called advisors will say we dont need to read into the results but in any elections even if you win the facts and figures matters as they NEVER Lie.
Adenans words of ,”so that KL will listen to Adenan as he speaks for Sarawak people behind him” is nothing but the Truth.

Its a return to the old ways of FEDERALISM says a veteran editor and current cyber critic.
Truth be told ,” Whatever happens in the next Sarawak Elections will have no bearing on the GE14.” This Sarawak elections will have the Federal leaders ready to barge in if Adenan does badly.
Sarawakians have always been realistic and they ensure that their Livelihood plus Bread and Butter issues are addressed. At the moment their eyes are  focussing on him. The sad truth though is here to stay.
Urbanites & Semi rural voters will not come back or swayed to BN as the local infighting between the parties of SUPP , UPP , SPDP & TERAS remains a “prickly ” affair. Adenan needs to win handsomely
“hensemness” in the rural areas with increase in majorities to balance popularity. The Mandate is achievable of course with 2/3rd majority but could a New Alliance be a REALITY after the election.
This will be a coup but we leave that to another article. Stay focus for now.

The battle ground is now fertile and the opposition are making headways in the semi rural enclaves and no one can deny the fact. Adenan knows that too and his political analysts do not need to cream up to him and give him the “beautiful picture that it is not.

Adenan have had a panoramic view of the opposition when his predecessor was leading the way. He was standing with the arrows and bows hitting the targets. Now his TEAM are being whipped into place to withstand the many adversaries that they will face. His timing and getting them all set and ready to go into battle will be absolutely vital.

The WIND which Adenan has managed to whip up like a desert storm of UU or Oooh Ha’s are a reality check for every Sarawakian Voter.

Will you be a part of the MANDATE that Adenan seeks? You know better than any keyboard cyber analysts. Honestly, we know though, that Adenan doesn’t mince his words..

Choose wisely and don’t forget this article when you casts your votes very soon in Sarawak elections.

 

 

“No clear Line in Politics ..Theory yes!”

aacca1A senior political analyst said to audie61,”There is no clear line in politics. He also made a clarification regarding PBDS candidates who stood in 1987 and 1991. During the Ming Court 1987, PBDS was at odds with Taib Mahmud and they joined forces with PERMAS to try to oust the then Chief Minister. PBDS leaders held positions in the Federal BN Government during this period but were outside BN in the State.”

So the headline on the article which is extracted fully Masing”Get this clear, Sarawak BN does not include Teras.UPP” leaves very much to be desired. The writer should have clarified the Minister’s statement instead of agreeing fully.

A source telephoned audie61 and even said,” the name of the game is that Masing only wants to rid off all challengers so that the DCM posts is within his reach. Fair enough to harp about it,but isn’t that challenging the Chief Minister’s statement of BN plus in the present ruling government?” PBB,SUPP,PRS and SPDP are of course the BN coalition but TERAS and UPP are helmed also by BN assemblyman and their members.

Teras,UPP are not anti-BN are they now? In political theory they are but politics is never a clear line.

The final candidacy will be very much to the Chief Minister wouldn’t it be? The 3 Presidents of the party will be giving their names of their candidates and its up to CM Adenan to give the nod to all the lists submitted. CM Adenan will want winnable candidates for all those seats which BN will be contesting. Isn’t that his decision plus inputs from the BN coalition members and his strategists?

Maybe,for the record audie61 would not know yet as they are not sitting in the Chief Minister’s chair.By the way,we are not stalking the writer but only asking why is that his focus is only UPP and in particular TERAS.

The full article which has been extracted. 

The people in Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) and United People’s Party (UPP) will find BN’s door wide open if they take the cue from PRS president Dr James Masing’s statement on Oct 5. Masing had said the current political scenario in the state would not be an issue if the people concerned were not only thinking of themselves. The current stalemate could easily be settled if those involved were serious in serving their constituents. “In the 12th general election, we had a situation in Julau. It’s PRS seat and (Datuk) Joseph Salang wanted to stand as BN candidate but he was not a member of PRS.

So was Kanowit. It’s a BN seat and (Datuk) Aaron Dagang wanted to stand as a BN candidate but I said it’s a PRS seat. “So I went to see (then Chief Minister) Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. Sir, I have a problem. Julau and Kanowit are my party’s seats, but the guys who want to stand there are not from BN. What am I going to do? “He said: ‘It’s simple, ask them to join you’. So I talked to Joseph Salang and Aaron Dagang to join us, which they did,” Masing was quoted as saying.

He said the reason Salang and Aron agreed to his proposal for them to join PRS was because they had the voters’ interest in mind. Masing further added: “So that’s how I solved the problem. Why make it so difficult, I cannot understand it because they think of what there is for them and not for the people who vote for them.

That’s the difference.” By “they” he can only mean the people in Teras – William Mawan, Peter Nansian, Sylvester Entri, Rosey Yunus and Paulus Palu Gumbang – and those in UPP – Wong Soon Koh, Dr Jerip Susil, Ranum Mina and Dr Johnical Rayong. Mawan’s declaration of “I am always Barisan, Barisan, and Barisan, through and through” will be seen as only political rhetoric if he keeps insisting Teras is a member of BN whether or not some component members of the ruling coalition agree.

Similarly, Wong’s BN posture cannot be genuine if he thinks UPP is the sole representative of the Chinese community and brushes aside Sarawak United People’s Party’s (SUPP) presence in the ruling coalition. Mawan and Wong must not think for a while that Teras and UPP are so important to BN that the ruling coalition will not hesitate to expel Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) and SUPP just to facilitate the admission of the so-called BN-friendly parties.

BN will not do that to its component members not only because that’s not how BN solves differences in the coalition but also because there are people who know too well the difficulty, or rather the impossibility, of winning in the election if they don’t stand on a BN ticket.

I think that’s what Masing was hinting at when he said anyone aspiring to be BN candidates should not just rely on the ‘dacing’ (scale) symbol to win seats, but more on their own popularity. Who in Teras will dare say they can win even without having to be on the side of the BN?

Mawan, whose election debut was as a DAP candidate, certainly can vouch that the surest way to lose is as an opposition candidate like he once was. Who in UPP, with the exception of Rayong, dare claim they don’t need to use the ‘dacing’ symbol to win in the coming state election? Rayong won the Engkilili state seat under opposition Sarawak National Party (SNAP) ticket in 2006 while Masing stood on Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) ticket against the BN twice – in 1987 and 1991. “

The real test of winnability is the ability to win without the use of BN symbol, especially in rural areas. So non-BN candidates cannot be supported by the BN political organisations until and unless they have been admitted to BN; otherwise BN is seen as fighting against the very laws it created,” Masing had said in his Oct 5 statement.

Right at this moment, Teras and UPP are not components of BN, until and unless they have been admitted into the BN, their winnability is not only suspect but irrelevant. However, the Teras and UPP people can make their winnability relevant if they are willing to play by the BN’s rule.

And Masing has just set the tone, if BN and your voters are your prime concern, then swallow your pride and play by BN’s rule. In Sarawak, that rule is set down by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), PRS, SUPP and SPDP. It can’t be any clearer, Teras and UPP can’t be so dumb not to understand that. –