Wishing You Selamat Hari Raya
Aidilfitri and Happy and Healthy
Wishing You Selamat Hari Raya
Aidilfitri and Happy and Healthy
Natasha says the boss has gone on HIATUS and will only be back on September 11th and it is timely that we posts this article from our fellow blogger as this article has some interesting facts to ponder on especially Sarawak Political Affairs.
By Abdul Hakim Bujang (sarawak update)
It has been five boring years since I was being paid three months salary to go on leave forever by the Sarawak Tribune. Based on the sacking letter the management was saying this was according to the agreed term that we can part company by paying each other three months wages.
However, when I met Datuk Seri Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar slightly earlier than that I was told that I have to be sacked because of my tendency to meddle in Sarawak succession issues. Hmmmm hmmm hmmm.
My largest sin according to Asfia was for openly supporting Datuk Amar Abang Johari liutenant, Ibrahim Baki in the race to become Petra Jaya MP. Asfia said he fully understood my support for Johari because of my Kuching roots, ha ha ha.
Mak kau tu’au Belawai lah pok! Apak kau tu’au Ajang! A former YB of my Kampung not knowing my family roots, he must be sick. My uncle is now a certain MP pol sec, true blue grassroot Gurkha, pity Asfia – typical of a parachutist that think too highly of their paper credentials.
In fact, Ibrahim lost that race partly because of his refusal to listen to my advice on the danger of certain “3/4″ advisor. Ibrahim knew whom, and we had a good laugh about it, years ago…
That “3/4″ advisor eventually climb Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) hierarchy at lightning speed right after that, of course much more higher than Asfia himself, surely at the chagrin of pure Malays who are much more senior than him.
We cannot blame the advisor because he and Abang Johari sharing a common trait, liked and accepted by people from all walks of life, regardless of race or religion.
Unlike some arrogant, fake pretenders of PBB who have forgotten that their election victory are purely courtesy of Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket and help from the Chief Minister during campaigning period.
Come the next election, let wait and see, the people eyes are wide open now and they knew BN are not indispensable. Illiterate parents are blessed with educated children and oppositions are slowly adopting BN strategy, translating support into vote.
Those in BN who are still dreaming must remember that Datuk Alfred Yap once said that he can win without Malays votes, and he successfully dig his own political grave.
With the curent H1N1 outbreak and bad weather, Yap can always put on a haze mask and try asking what the Malays have to say about him?
Look at SK Haji Baki, the Malays majority school that is still sporting 1965 pre independence like building. Datuk Yong Khoon Seng vehicle too are rarely being sighted at Kampung Semaba now after winning by a whisker against DAP.
Politic of earned respect and acceptance
I have seen Chief Minister blue eyed boys came and go. Names like Datuk Dr Seri Effendi Norwawi, Datuk Wahab Dollah, Haji Bolhassan Di and many more would surely came to mind, but where are they now?
Oh my god, I forgot about Datuk Seri Adenan Satem, is he still alive and alright? He was once rumoured to be Taib successor.
I was on so many occasion being tasked to spin great stories about Adenan but more than often would never get the desired level of co-operation.
Partly because we never have that chemistry. My friends who can cope cocky species, having patience to wait for hours, and wasting time writing caption moronic report, does not have problem dealing with Adenan, not me.
Nobody in right frame of mind would believe that Adenan is an ordinary Joe equivalent to Dr Wahbi Junaidi now despite whacking PKR Sarawak treasurer general Haji Sobey Daud to pieces. (Haji Sobey goes into hiding for several months after that defeat unable to accept losing deposit and feeling ashame of certain quarters ridicule, politic!)
Adenan, Wahab and Bolhassan obviously sharing same quality, they are very intelligent people. However in politic being intelligent alone is not enough, you have to be smart.
Sadly, in my personal opinion all three are simply not smart enough. Bolhassan attitude changed him from the most popular supreme council member to an overnight party poll loser. There no need for me to elaborate about Adenan and Wahab, people knew.
Wahab used to be my employer “owner”, Bolhassan my boss “Best Friend” while Adenan “most important VIP” but all three have disappeared into thin air.
There are simply too many other names, and majority are choosing to blame conspiracy for their failure to get the spot in the press.
Probably, they must hire me to bring a tape recorder in my pocket and start listening to what the rakyat have to say about them, what the average reporters have to think about them and what their grassroots leaders have to tell the press. I can do that at RM5,000 per month.
In politic, respect is earned until you become the most powerful guy. I criticise Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman like hell over the Muslim graveyard issues in Mile 3. He still smiles to me and shake my hand instead of cursing or hurling abuses to me.
I write very nasty remarks about Abang Johari at the height of the previous state election, he still shake my hand and smile to me. Same thing Dr Abdul Rauf, Wan Junaidi and few others. We still have certain level of respect for each other although we are not friends like what we used to be.
Parachutist syndrome in PBB
I have never read any report on Wanita PBB activities in the media. May be partly because I no longer subscribe to PBB linked Eastern Times and Utusan Sarawak.
When I was working for NST (stringer), Bernama and Sarawak Tribune, getting comments from Hajah Fatimah the deputy PBB Wanita chief was the easiest thing to do. When I was tasked to publish a Wanita magazine, trying to meet her is much more difficult than that of meeting a super senior Minister 20 years her senior. How people changed!
Ironically, majority of the PBB Wanita are now working on their own. Fatimah going to the left with her Ministry roles, Hasidah going to the right over her constituency function, while Nancy Shukri busy with her so-called Parliamentarian capacity. By the way, who is the Wanita chief? Is PBB wanita headless or what?
To me this is only supposed to happen to an organisation led by the so called barely-educated-project driven grassroot politician.
That was not to be. Sadly, more and more parachutist are landing in PBB and creating what my friend described as “Pemimpin yang perlu dipimpin”. It is not only in PBB though, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) much worst than that, I will write about their anti instutition leadership at some other time.
I have heard about so-called PBB youth leaders rarely attending meeting, overheard about youth leaders openly requesting for project during meeting, and many more.
Its sad to hear this kind of accusation about PBB flying around, I hope they are plain rumours. If they are indeed true, PBB must start doing something and goes back to the basic.
Do not wait much longer, do the spring cleaning and get rid of some of the deadwood that spell very negative connotation!
This year is also supposed to be an election year for two Dayak majority or so-called Dayak-based political party, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).
I have almost lost track of Dayak politic. In the early 2000, Dayak politic was literally my game. I followed the Sarawak National Party (SNAP) crisis from day one. It was triggered by the sacking of Datuk Tiong King Sing.
This year, Tiong is also carving a name for himself in SPDP and most likely would vie for deputy presidency. Tiong trusted friend called me the other day optimistic that SPDP deputy president, Datuk Peter Nyarok would be giving way. I hope Tiong will not reveal his generosity to Nyarok in public the way he did about Malaysia Chinese Association (MCA) president that earned him MACC attention, here.
Mawan, the most intelligent Dayak leader and very smart too, had given the greenlight for a contest in SPDP, for all position out of democracy spirit. I know deep in his heart, Mawan is praying that Tiong would not changed mind or strike a deal with Nyarok to oust him, ha ha ha.
Over in PRS, talks about Datuk Seri Dr James Masing will be challenged by Datuk Joseph Entulu had silent down. Though the two extreme outside PRS are obviously showing comfort that Entulu is making his displeasure toward Masing publicly on differing background.
Some are hoping that Masing would be ousted so that those kicked out from the party during the recent spat can be brought back and maintained their respective status quo in the Sarawak state Cabinet. Majority of those kick out, however have openly joined PKR or DAP bandwagon, except Larry Sng, my ex FB friend.
The other extreme are hoping that Masing would be challenged so that Entulu would be able to put brake on Joseph Salang political carrier. It was widely speculated that Masing proposed Salang name ahead of Entulu to become Federal cabinet minister.
Salang presence in PRS is a threat to some, partly because of his “independent” financial status or political world view. In fact, Salang and Masing were the original “successors” groomed by Tan Sri Leo Moggie. That what Salang often told me, but politic would always be tricky and full of uncertainty.
Anwar and his Dayak paratroopers
The dull Sarawak political landscape was once again alive with the arrival of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Ibans from Kuala Lumpur.
Anwar was never tired of saying that Pakatan Rakyat would be taking over Sarawak government in the next State election. I would love to see that happening. Anwar, however, is far from having the right team to realise his dream.
He got very good Chinese leaders to help him in Sarawak, but they are not from his own party. PKR chinese leaders could throw a party if they do not lose their deposit in the next election, honestly. Dominique Ng included. I hoped DAP and PKR would square off in Padungan to teach Dominique a lesson that his victory was not about him or PKR, but the public dissatisfaction to the government of the day.
Anwar success in Dayak area would be depending very much on the support that he got from his Kuala Lumpur-based Ibans. These young Ibans from Kuala Lumpur would be playing very important role. Not his existing Iban leaders that have long overstay their welcome in politics.
The so-called Kuala Lumpur Ibans, however are of mixed background as well that Anwar have to do his homework very carefully before trusting or simply fielding the so called champion that stand out.
Some of these highly decorated are actually nothing more than pretenders themselves.
There is one who blogs highly about his business acument and parenting skills, but is nothing more than a PBB rejects who failed both his business and family life.
A seasoned writer, who was formerly based in UK once told me that Sarawak is actually a State with the highest percentage of PhD holder per capita, and Pakatan Rakyat is probably blessed with half of them, majority specialising in alternative medicine.
The once footballing Bintangor clinic dresser turned Doctor included but he would be joining BN soon, not vice versa.
Anwar must not waste his time and effort in Malays area because his anti instistution Band of Samseng Kampung will not bring PKR anywhere.
They can deny it but for how long? I fully agree that politician have to utilise all kind of supporters but naming one such personality as a top leader like what Anwar did before was far from right.
Looking at what is happening in Penang, I am sure the Rakyat knew that there is nothing wrong with having a Malacca guy as Chief Minister, at least among the Kampung Buah Pala folks.
ANY TREMORS IN SARAWAK..??
Seems that ex banker and YB for Bukit Begunan is ‘rumoured” to be switching sides. However,its not from BN to any Pakatan parties. Like the Astro mixed FM ‘I heard a rumour” this is the early virus circulating in Kuching City to Sri Aman to the far reaches of Northern Limbang.
Any truth? If the calculations are correct it seems that Entulu is gaining momentum and using James Masings theory of “ONLY YBs MATTERS” to force a “deal” in surrendering the “PRS chair” to him.
Only Last week it was speculated that YB Liwan Lagang ADUN Belaga has taken the bold step to move into Entulu’s camp. Has Mong been informed to do likewise?
Why all the sudden? Has Mong been relieved of the eye blinds? Has the Hidden Hands cut a deal that if he switches sides “An Assistant Ministers Posts awaits him being the senior YB in the party..?”
It also seems that he has been short changed is the word in some political deals and he has suddenly woken up to a fine sunshine Monday morning to be in “Entulu’s camp” .
Of course, Entulu has every right to be overjoyed with ENTHUSIASM but with CAUTION. His grabbing of ultimate power is close and within his reach. Eventhough James has the upperhand according to a machai in James camp he must find ways to really curb the threat of Entulu before he himself gets EXTINGUISHED. Entulu will fear no-one especially when the signals are all favouring him.
This is evident especially when Entulu sent an sms sometime in July 18th 2008 “If anyone out there thinks they are so good,Easy solution..next elections fight us.’
BN does need this type of “dayak leader” to check the ever growing threat of dayak unhappiness with the present ruling government. The dayaks know that PKR can offer them an alternative for now eventhough its not long term solutions.
In conversations with some senior BN leaders they say “James is so afraid of his own shadows and his decisions are not FIRM.Tendency to flip-flop. ” Doesn’t this sound familiar?”
With Mong Dagang a willing lieutenant deserting James it seems that Entulu’s ever growing power will be uncontrollable. What options does James has? Another pre-emptive strike?
These two people pictured with James are also looking at saving their own political lives or else they will be left deep and wet in the dungeon. Remember we asked,”Is the Walikota Kapit Philimon Nuing or Pol.Sec Wilson Uggak with James or Entulu.?
“A political watcher confirmed in so many words,” THE FIGHT IS ON”
We say as always,”Are the HIDDEN HANDS closing in on James Masing?” Tell me…………
In 1987 this song by Bananarama British girl’s pop group of the 80’s “I Heard a rumour” was on everyone’s lips as one will say to each other,Ah ha I heard A……” Today in Astro Mixed FM every morning 8 am-8.30am there is M$100 to be won if you have “I heard A rumour” spin in which the deejays will determine whether your rumour can be substantiated and enough to convince the Malaysian public.
What was considered a rumour wherby SPDP No.2 man to be challenged seemingly is taking shape as it is already and successfully coverd by the main stream media today. Yesterday after being informed by our sources that it is already 99% certain that “Tiong will take on Nyarok for the No.2 ” we went a step further by clarifying with a very close aide of Nyarok.
It was late afternoon around 4.30pm 29th July 2009 when we managed to track down the aide and spoke to him. This is an excerpt from our conversation,” Its a rumour where some people are trying to instigate Tiong to go against Nyarok vice versa.These two YBs are the bests of friends eventhough they might have some arguments here and there.It’s only natural” . Of course there is more to that now that some Hidden Hands are in play to push and oust Tiong out of the picture.
We were informed that instructions has been delivered and with” to be followed ” to certain YBs to derail and neutralise Tiongs ever growing influence and to stop him at all costs. It was already agreed that the TDC scheduled for the 20th and 21st of November 2009 in Kuching and to be declared open by PM Najib that the Top Posts will see Mawan maintaining his grip. He will not be challenged.
What choices does that leave Nyarok ? Does he just relinquish his posts for Tiong and himself be left high and dry? In other words his political office is just as good as over if he does not carry out the instructions. Our sources has also informed us that while No.1 posts is compromised/arranged No.1 must not take sides in the battle for No.2.(that’s the DEAL in place)
No.2 battle is now open for grabs as Nyarok knows he is looking at the WALL OF HIS FUTURE IN SARAWAK POLITICS. Who then is behind all this scheming and dealing with Nyarok for him even to contemplate going against the hands that used to feed him.Is Nyarok looking further than being “handsomely rewarded” or is there “ONLY ONE ROAD OUT”
Moreover Nyarok stance on the merger issue between SPDP/PRS has somewhat soften and Tiong was really angry that his ‘mouthpiece’ Nyarok is leaning and somewhat agreeable towards the merger. Tiong puts it very bluntly to the SC to likening to the phrase .”Don’t think that once you have crossed the bridge you can burn it.”
Nyarok’ s man has also unknowingly uttered words that has got to Tiongs ears that Tiong holds too many positions in Youth Chief,Treasurer and Vice President. If you were Tiongs man what would you do? The ripples have provided more than an opportunity to the Hidden Hands to move in and ensure that Tiong is thoroughly checked .
What is interesting is that there are certain individuals speculated to be against the idea of the merger and with Nyarok being challenged it seems the rumour of Entulu taking on No1 in PRS has again resurfaced. We receive smses ,”Its confirmed from Bintulu that now YB Liwan and Mp Billy has switched camps and are banging on MP Entulu to take on YB James Masing. Now the question remains,” Is the Walikota Kapit Philimon Nuing or Pol.Sec Wilson Uggak with James or Entulu.?” If both goes James has losts his grip on the Rejang Basin and he will fear the worst says a political science analyst.
We say as always,”The political battles within SPDP/PRS will continue . audie61 ground crew have said,”I heard a rumour…” Can you believe us now..???”
The “Cawat issue” we wrote is just a reminder that in many instances political problems should be solved not by “hoodlum/hooligan ways but by a more matured without the so-called “FIRE and BURNING of FLAGS“. Thank GOD the message was delivered or else there would be serious consequences and repercussions.
Yesterday we touched on BN/Pakatan,”Want,Used and Needs”. You can read it all here again.https://audie61.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/bnpakatan-wantused-and-needs/
Today the less said the better and after all the deliberations,meetings and strategising audie61 crew decided we justs posts a PICTURE as they say,” A picture means more than a thousand words.’ Joey put it in a nicer way,”We have run out of WORDS TO SAY to BN/Pakatan” …hahaha
James,Mawan…’ Why don’t you both just join hands and merge back to just ONE PARTY..? I need BN to be BN3 and not BN4 to fight the ever increasing threat of the opposition against my rule? What are you waiting for and I dont want people to blame me for the breakup of SNAP.? You see SNAP your father and grandfather are blaming me which sees the registration of PRS,SPDP and so the demise of PBDS. Thats my call and act on it.”
So much has happened ever since and PRS was also embroiled in a crisis which was eventually solved this year as the opposition made inroads in Parliament and 308 was the time ROS under instructions had no choice but to recognise James as the legitimate President instead of Larry Sng.
Both factions did make efforts to realise the dream of a “merger’ but more so it was used to camouflage or more so in REALITY USE MERGER to get rid of the other faction. I was also part of the merger team on one side and underneath all that talks was another agenda. Heaven help me if there was not another.Since then a total of 8 divisions plus many of Larry’s Supreme Council has joined PKR . (In other words Jump ship when they losts or is there another reason..??)
What is stopping it now? These reports which we wrote earlier plus what has been published will throw a little light on the call for CM Taib for the merging. Click the links below for more:-
What would you do if you were CM..? Don’t you think that he has enough worries to just get himself dirtyto solve this problem? Mawan and James knows who is the boss and one of them needs to eventually step back and give way. Who is going to? Two senior political analysts said very bluntly,” Maybe they are waiting for the Good Lord to call Taib back to his side.” while another said,”This is politics and why should both leaders bow to Taib’s requests.”
We say as always,”There is already tension and CM will not want to wait for November.It only takes a day mind you 4 hours to register PRS..Be warned that CM takes no prisoners.Join Together or Ship out is the word..
This breaking news in the world of soccer would have everyone asking,”Is this really for real..?? Michael Owen a Liverpool goal scoring machine joining arch rivals Manchester United. A phone call to a Liverpool fan and he said,” He has seen his glory days while a Manchester United fan said,” Alex Ferguson always brings out the bests in a player.”
This is the extract from soccernet,”Michael Owen looks set for a surprise move to Manchester United, after having a medical on his knee on Thursday. The striker will then have a full medical on Friday ahead of signing a pay-as-you-play deal with the Premier League champions.
So the smses keeps coming in to audie61,”Whats the latest on Entulu taking on James Masing.” Its all quiet and calm before the storm and if Michael Owen joins MU who will say,” I told you so...(MU) Manek Urai” It is also similar to saying Anwar is ready to join back UMNO….”
We say as always,”There are always surprises round the corner and anything is possible especially in Malaysia….hik hik hik..