All Will be Settled

aa1135Much have been said about seat distribution. Only CM Sarawak and the BN hierarchy can settle it at the “Round Table”. There has been too much slagging and dirty linens thrown at each other between Barisan Component parties and their BN friendly counterparts. Certainly it does not look “HEALTHY” as sporadic infighting will only jeopardize the preparations.

The Bigger picture is getting a FRESH mandate for Barisan Nasional Sarawak under the New Man on top and that is Adenan Satem. The enemy is not within and a senior political leader have echoed this sentiment as he is doing his utmost to keep the “warring factions” on a leash or else all hell will break loose. This will be very detrimental to the Barisan Nasional  and the saying.”CRISIS means OPPORTUNITIES must not be ignored and it iwill be capitalised and cashed in by the Opposition Fronts.

Adenan will be RUTHLESS at the best of times when he needs to be and he will not let it get out of hand. He has been harping on “GIVE ME 5 MORE YEARS” which in itself is a double edged sword. He is after all the appointed Chief Minister until he has the FRESH MANDATE he is still under the rule of the thumb from the former boss.

This is the truth and nothing will stop Adenan from moving his Political Road Map to suit his next 5 years and the way his administration on how Sarawak will be governed.

Whatever and Whoever stands in his way as he battles through will be dropped or realigned. His inner circles will whisper sweet nothings to his ears but he will carefully go through the lists until he is certain of the peoples representative candidates who have the “Winnability/Credibility and Likebility” to win their respective seats. Remember Adenan was the Chief Hatchet Men under the former CM and as such he knows the way to SCORE A GOAL and win instead of kicking into an own goal.

 It will be SETTLED sooner rather than later and Adenan will see to that. Believe Me and all the BN Component leaders will sleep easy soon as Adenan has the final jigsaw …

 

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“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. –

CM Adenan Knows his”winnable strategy”

aacca1Seriously, as “election looms” all parties and candidates within the BN Sarawak coalition will be frantically fighting for what is theirs. The only safe seat though will be the Chief Minister’s seat . Do we need to say more? You figure it out…!

This article is extracted fully from antdaily and written by Joseph Tawie.

COMMENT:

Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) is said to be so desperate to win the support of voters and the rural folk that it has to resort to using the names of Chief Minister Adenan Satem and Prime Minister Najib Razak to convince them in its war of attrition against its bitterest enemy – Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).

Typical of its leaders’ argument is that its president William Mawan Ikom is in the Cabinet of Chief Minister Adenan Satem. And that the party is also allowed to use BN facilities. If the chief minister is not supportive of Teras, Mawan would have been dropped as social development minister, they said.

Even Mawan himself was reported to have said that “if we are not BN then how is it that party leaders are allowed by top BN leadership (Adenan and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak) to talk about BN, use BN facilities and distribute MRP funds and announce BN development projects like other BN elected representatives? “Teras is a BN party as it was born inside BN. It will be just a matter of time, technicality and formality before other component parties in BN accept us,” he said. His party is not only a member of the Sarawak BN, but it is also a “true blood” of BN because it was born inside BN.

By using this tactic, Mawan and Teras leaders may win the hearts and minds of the simple-minded rural folk, but it can backfire on them. According to PBB sources, Adenan is not happy with Teras leaders as they have put him in a hot spot where he would be criticised by leaders from SPDP, Sarawak United People’s Party and Parti Rakyat Sarawak for being biased.

They want him to be hated by SPDP, SUPP and PRS which are members of the State BN, said the PBB sources. “This is a bad move on the part of Teras, and it should not resort to name-dropping of the chief minister to win support,” they said. True, Teras leaders cannot bluff people as the facts are obvious that they and the leaders of United People’s Party (UPP) are not invited to any BN function.

The absence of Teras and UPP elected representatives at a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and BN elected representatives in Kuching last Saturday spoke volumes of the fact that the two parties are not members of BN despite claims by the two parties. After the meeting, Adenan said that the majority of the incumbent elected representatives from BN would be retained in the coming state election.

No mention was made with regard to the future of the five elected representatives from Teras namely William Mawan Ikom (Pakan), Peter Nansian (Tasik Biru), Sylvester Entri (Marudi), Rosy Yunus (Bekenu) and Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau), and from UPP’s Wong Soon Koh (Bawang Assan), Johnichal Rayong (Engkilili), Ranum Mina (Opar) and Jerip Susil (Bengoh).

Again at the BN Youth meeting during the weekend in Ulu Belaga, youths from Teras and UPP were not invited. What does all this show if not for the fact that they are outside BN. Meanwhile, heated debates are raging between Teras leaders and SPDP leaders whether Teras is a member of State BN or not. SPDP vice-president Rayan Narong accused Mawan of being out of touch with reality and of being arrogant for ignoring the joint stand of SPDP, SUPP and PRS.

The three BN component parties would strongly oppose the entry of Teras into the ruling coalition. “The key to BN holding on to power is unity among the component parties. Does Mawan think the ruling coalition is willing to break up this unity just for the sake of Teras?” said Rayan.

“Technically it is impossible since the BN agreement stipulates that all the component parties must agree before any party can be admitted into its fold and SPDP, SUPP and PRS have made their objections to Teras joining BN very clear,” he said.

On Mawan’s claim that Teras was born inside BN fold, Rayan said that Teras leaders including Mawan himself had resigned from a BN component party to facilitate the formation of the party. “How can Teras be born inside the BN fold when its leaders and members do not belong to any BN component party,” Rayan asked. Defending Mawan,

Teras grassroots leader Pasang Ngelambai accused Rayan of refusing to understand that the people wanted candidates who had the people’s welfare at heart. BN, he said, wanted to field winnable candidates, and Mawan is one of them. –

BN Plus will do “More Harm than Good” to CM



auuuuThe Rural Bastion of BN will only be secured if there are no infighting amongst BN parties and its grassroots. That is the rule of politics and it cannot be more specific than that

The younger set of dayak educated intellectuals and voters are now weighing all the options and they are slowly and surely a force not to be taken lightly.

A number of them when interviewed by audie61 said,” yea we have high respect for CM Adenan but  6% GST, 1MDB,currency exchanges, high prices of goods , plus political instability does not help Mr.UU.”

His rhetorics are well received but he needs to ensure that the TERAS & SPDP loggerheads must be solved before elections is called. 8 seats on offer and seriously, if dissatisfaction sets in it will allow the opposition to capitalise.

CM Adenan with over 30 years of experience knows the Opposition well enough but he has reservations on the voters.His warcry of “Bagi saya Peluang 5 tahun lagi” is certainly well thought of but its the infighting amongst BN members which will turn to “hollow” victory if there are major losses.

Surely, his recent meetings with Tiong King Sing have set the wheels in motion for an amicable solution. The top leaders might be hugging each other but the 2nd echelon leaders would be aggrieved if Mawan does take a step back to his former bastion of SPDP.

Politics anything is possible and we wouldnt be surprised if CM thanks Mawan and Tiong for putting differences aside for the better good of BN Sarawak.

Stay tune for more….!!!!

BN Plus “U-Turn..Home comforts of Kam Pua Politics..!!”

aeeeeeIt’s a sucker punch.

According to a TERAS member and former SPDP SC,”We remember very well at the PRS headquarters in the Press Conference that James Masing said,”a certain personality” must not be there.” Now is it done just to derail the CM Adenan’s earlier masterplan?

After some investigative works, we were informed that prior to the afternoon Press Conference on May 15th 2014 when this plan was given the go-ahead of getting the “YBS without a home together” Mawan was still indecisive. How could he betray his good friend and ‘ally” in Tiong King Sing?

Mawan was in a dilemma or was he? …Wouldn’t you be..when you are about to betray a Friend of many years..?

In reality, he could be MISLED according to sources from the ground. It could be seen clearly who initiated the rebellion as per the press conference led by the former SPDP youth secretary and the former SPDP women secretary The  leaders and some ” hardcore” members of S.C. look at this as ‘opportunity” to teach Tiong a lesson and also to be given positions and other perks.

Politics changes all the time and their days are “numbered” and they will be scrapheap soon if the next phrase of Political re-alignment comes to fruition. They will have their names in the annals of the history books if ‘someone” decides to write.

The women secretary took herself out of the equation when she smelt a rat. She has since kept a low profile which is a credit to her. SPDP members who are still with the party have not forgotten about this episode and they will gladly welcome back their former President but of course the rests have to join the queue while some will end up put in a very cold and isolated freezer.

This was the PC,” Sixteen divisional Youth chiefs, claiming to represent 5,263 members, and 10 divisional Women chiefs, claiming to represent 10,000 members, announced they have quit Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP). http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/05/19/26-youth-and-women-division-chiefs-say-quitting-spdp-to-join-teras/

Led by former SPDP Youth secretary Khairuddin Abdul Kadir and former SPDP Women secretary Olivia Chan, they announced at a press conference yesterday that they wanted to join their former party president Tan Sri William Mawan in the newly formed Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras).”

How come SPDP is still very much intact they ask..? Who was the schemer?

If the leaders had ten of thousands party members with them no one would dispute that. If they dare to take the lead they will be the first to face the wrath of the political in coming storm. Please don’t put the blame that its the Chief Minister Adenans Plan. The whispering campaign plus ‘pokok goyang”have even gone as far as “Adenan failed”

What happened in the Pullman hotel where and when the YBS met and subsequent meetings does not point to Adenan? Lets get it clear ,don’t lah if its not working blame Mr.Oooh ha oooo ha oooo ha. The “so-called plotters” failed.

Mawan and Tiong should have “kampua mee “together and see where they can go from here.

Mawan is a survivor and a very tenacious one and he should know that those who promised the world in terms of numbers should not be championing for themselves anymore but be blown away like the mists.

They know who they are and they must be willing to take the fall. Mawan and Tiong love their ‘charkueh tiaw” and kampua mee.

Pic 1Masing has already won the battle. He won it without even a fight. He had the BN “merger of minds” . The 11 new allocated seats are a lifeline to Adenan. He knows it and he will use this to achieve his mandate. Adenan already spelt it out clearly where the battleground is. Its the rural areas and he will not sacrifice his high ground to the opposition and more so to the infighting between TERAS/SPDP.

The “Sarawak for Sarawakians” movement is another factor which must not be taken lightly especially in the rural areas where ‘drumming into the minds” does take effect to especially to the younger set of voters.

Adenan have informed the BN coalition partners and grassroots members know the ‘history”  of all the opposition parties and their members. He will plan everything before he calls for elections. He understands the situation but does Mawan,Tiong,Masing know whether he wants them to fight head-on or call for a strategic truce of some kind.

Adenan as commander in chief  would not take too much risks or chances. He will go back to his drawing board and assess. This must have  cropped up in his mind when he was the executor behind Taib Mahmud. Its time for his executors to also know.

” The D-Day invasion of Europe was one of the most thorougly organised in history. With 175000 troops from four countries involving 5000 ships.every detail was planned scientifically. The invasion was practised for months in various venues. During the run up to the invasion,the Allies created various “DECEPTIONS” about where and when the invasion would occur”

Sarawakians-must-realise_1024x576There must be a carefull balance and he knows the ‘dayak sentiments” and groundswell is gaining momentum as new and untested young dayak voters are very well informed. The dayaks would want very much to be “recognised and respected” after struggling to get a firm footing. If the Merger is realised there should not be U-Turn.

The BN candidate will be nominated by the party and agreed in principle by the BN4 team. of course its the prerogative of the BN State Chairman but he too needs to get the blessing from the overall BN Chairman. The BN candidate needs to be elected by the people and it is also up to the party to lobby for Ministerial posts. The final say in lobbying will be up to the Chief Minister as its his prerogative. That’s basically the standard operating procedure for all assemblymen.

In this Merger process the UPP/SUPP dilemma should not be brought up. The parties of PRS/SPDP/TERAS will be showing them the way and no one should stay in the way and act as spoiler. This could be used as a yardstick to show that even how bitter the pill it could be swallowed.

Mawan a veteran politician knows when the bricks are being pilled in, he of all people would not want to stay there and be buried under it. There are indications from our various sources that  Barisan Nasional leaders would welcome such a movement which will make BN stronger going into the State elections.

James loves a good kampua too and he does get it all the time when he pays a visit to Belaga which is also a PRS stronghold. Mawan and Tiong loves a Peninsular “Char Kueh Tiaw” but if invited by Tiong for a local foochow  “Kam Pua Mee” he would come. Having said that,”the rebellious few who only champions for themselves must be put in the back burner for now.

Joseph Entulu knows that PRS being a strong and solid party needs to look at all options first and he could put a stumbling block to the “merger of minds’ of PRS/SPDP/TERAS.

The enemy is not outside of BN. It is inside and those who don’t try to resolve their differences will not escape the eyes of the executors. The Commander in Chief besides the executors have his two Generals in Johari and Tengah those rebellious few will be spent force.

Adenan and his executors knows Sun Tze’s central thesis that is “YOU CAN AVOID FIGHTING WHEN YOU PLAN THE RIGHT STRATEGY

The first move has been initiated by SPDP in their August 16th Supreme Council meeting. Adenan knows the battlefield well and he has scars to prove it. Adenan cannot afford this large scale war amongst BN component  parties and BN friendly parties to continue. The opposition will capitalise and the voters will turn their backs especially so when there is infighting. Time to end all the bickering and go into battle as a solid front will be BN and Adenans chances of an overwhelming majority.

Then his Oooo ha’s will sent a strong signal to everyone that its his MANDATE ………

Vincent Tan,”Mischevious,Slanderous and Baseless Allegations”

avtI refer to Malaysiakini’s article of August 5, 2015 titled “Dr M’s cronies who aided Pakatan targeted.”

I wish to categorically deny the veracity of the statements in your article that I or my Berjaya Group have donated the millions and billions of ringgit to Pakatan Rakyat or opposition parties as suggested in your article.

It is obvious that the allegations are purely a figment of the writer’s imagination and were crafted for purposes of sensationalism that could well have the effect of souring the goodwill I and the Berjaya Group have with the government.

While you may claim that you are quoting from an open letter written by one Amin Yatim from the blog MyKMU.net, these are nevertheless mischievous, slanderous, and completely baseless allegations.

It is disheartening to note that these days, just about anybody can make use of the internet to spread lies and sensationalise baseless accusations for their own twisted agenda. A credible online news portal should have, and indeed have, a legal and moral duty to verify these stories before publishing them.

Malaysiakini made no attempt whatsoever to verify the truth of these scurrilous allegations with me or anyone at the Berjaya Group before you went to publication. I find this totally abhorrent and unprofessional from a supposedly well-regarded online news portal like Malaysiakini.

This is particularly so when your report stated that the DAP treasurer had dismissed the allegation that I had made such contributions and the PKR treasurer-general had also denied any knowledge of the matter. These denials should have raised questions on the veracity of the allegations and warranted further investigation on your part before the article was published.

Your article has caused much embarrassment to me personally and the Berjaya Group, and I have already received numerous calls from my friends and business associates regarding these allegations. I, personally, as well as the Berjaya Group, have many foreign business partners and such allegations will cause serious damage to my and the Berjaya Group’s image and trading reputation.

I hereby demand a public apology from Malaysiakini which is to be published immediately on your news portal without prejudice to any further action which I may take against Malaysiakini. I and the Berjaya Group reserve all our rights in this matter.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun