Article extracted from Borneo Posts on line
Ibans should not remain parochial but instead be more open.
Come April 1st the much talked about GST will come into force. (The 6% of Goods & Services Tax ) GST (Goods & Services Tax), which is also known as VAT or the value added tax in many countries is a multi-stage consumption tax on goods and services.
GST is levied on the supply of goods and services at each stages of the supply chain from the supplier up to the retail stage of the distribution. Even though GST is imposed at each level of the supply chain, the tax element does not become part of the cost of the product because GST paid on
The opposition front have been making a lot of loud noises inside and outside of Parliament to the extend of the people following blindly and believing. The government is implementing the GST after only a thorough breakdown and careful study of the effects and also to ensure the people and economy will not be badly affected.
In Sarawak the GST will initially be felt ‘minor tremors”but in our CM’s series 3 the GST comes into effect with the Acronym “Gago Sangat Tok”- Actually the article will be focus on the lobbying of seats available for the 11th Sarawak State Elections.
The Hudud issue have got to the Pakatan coalition front of DAP leaving the front as it feels that they have been backstabbed at the back. Their statement reads,: “DAP Sarawak regrets that PAS has deviated from their PR common policy framework by pursuing the implementation of HUDUD law in Malaysia. With PAS remaining as a component party in PR Sarawak, DAP Sarawak has resolved and made the painful decision to quit from PR Sarawak” SO DAP will not have much to worry about GAGO SANGAT TOK (GST). They will need not to bow down to the demands with PKR and they will be able to venture in their “IMPIAN SARAWAK” where the rural seats will be their priority.
They will be calling their own shots and even if they do come together with PKR and other local parties they will have the upper hand. After all they have 12 ADUNS with PKR only 3 and the other an Independent. The game played by the DAP hierarchy in Sarawak looks simple enough to draw first blood to ensure that their voters will continue to believe in them as they are genuinely serious in their political fight. It will be so different for DAP if the BN Chinese based parties are not still at each other necks.
The Chief Minister Adenan have listened and handed down grants to the Chinese Community on Education and have done his utmost in eradicating corrupted officers who have their hands in illegal logging and even made his stand on stopping the catcalls of PENDATANG.The Chief Ministers Men are trying their best but it seems the political parties involved are not heeding the calls. On the ground it does seem that it will still be very much an uphill tasks for the BN Chinese parties to regain lost ground.
LET US BE ABSOLUTELY TRUTHFUL ABOUT THE WHOLE SCENARIO. ITS THE ENEMY WITHIN WHO ARE KILLING THEMSELVES AND NOT ANY OUTSIDER.
SUPP and UPP have to understand that no other BN coalition parties are lobbying for the urban seats. Both of them at the time of writing cannot even be seen cordially at political functions.
However in the rural bastion of safe seats for BN the scenario is very much dissimilar. The claims are more like what PBB Belaga Youth claims to contest in the New seats of Murum. This have also been counter claim by PRS who says that the seat is in their Parliamentary area of Ulu Rejang and their State seat of Belaga. It is no secret that the lobbying have been intensified to the extend that the ADUN of Katibas have even stepped in to ask all parties not to create the rift which will be of no benefit to the BN coalition. He is afterall a former Secretary general to PBB and he knows only too well the ultimate reaction from the top lleadership. ( This is not to be revealed here)
Lobbying of course in the rural areas comes in many forms and three or four days festivities at each constituency thrown by the aspiring candidates are not unusual. The Chief Ministers men have seen it too often in past campaigns and the signature campaigns are widely used as the Internet technology of Whatsapp (print screen) or Emails will have very little effect in this rural areas. The Chief Minister has already a list of potential candidates drawn up by his inner circles and he will have the final say no matter who GAGO SANGAT TOK (GST) The political parties will all have their own lists no doubt but the final say will be left to the BN Sarawak Chairman as he will be leading the team to the elections.
Our intelligence sources say that many veteran BN ADUNS are hopeful that their previous track record will get them considered or retained for the 71 seats. The 11 new seats will be divided amongst the BN coalition and here will be seen new, fresh faced and younger candidates.
The AIR OF RUMOURTISM has that they will be changes in a few constituency amongst them ARE YOU READY? These are the lists which are widely spoken as the election candidacy hots up:- Tamin ,Semop Jemoreng, Jepak, Muara Tuang Layar Bukit Begunan,Lingga Tupong Batu Danau.It does seem that GST ADUNS have got on the ground and worked hard and hopefully will not be dropped from the final lists.
Of course the Chief Ministers men have said its the AIR OF RUMOURTISM but CM Adenan will say YOU UU..( these are the reasons and here are the reports from JASA,SB and grassroots )
Chief minister men knows that the TEAM matters more than a few who thinks that they deserve the chances again when they are not seen to be politically motivated no more and they have also outlived their political lifeline. They might still be useful in other ways to the State administration and some will even be given government positions if BN are returned to power. Their experiences are much needed but to serve their constituencies is another matter.
Will this spark Nightmare at “PetraJaya”..??My “Alter Ego” is willing me to unleash the next super nuclear bomb on Petrajaya. (1984 was the release of supernatural slasher horror movie in which the star was Freddy Krueger. 2010 was the remake of Friday the 13th.It does seem that across the South China Sea a much Anticipated Bitter War is also catching fire in PUTRAJAYA.
No thanks to the writing of Veteran Kadir Jasin. Of course, we are not in the same mould as him as he has served in the New Straits times as Group Editor in Chief.(yours truly was only a political columnist for a local English daily only)
Kadir holds nothing back and his thoughts reflects what the elder statesmen Mahathir, has says a blogger Pecah Palak Mikir in a conversation with us as he too hails from Kedah.
Why rock the stability of the state as very soon its time for the 11th State Elections one may ask? A very Prominent Elder Politician who has served his tenure in SUPP says its time to tell the story of Friday the 13th 2015. There will be a number of Series not Chronicles like Raja Petra Kamarrudiin on Khairy Jamaluddin. (lols…hahaha)
Surely this kickstarts the road to the 11th Sarawak State Elections where there will be ” serious lobbying” to be a candidate.
We are all watching a “MOVIE MADE”(translate from Hockien) which is UNREAL as mosts of us are hidden from the truth. Look into the eyes of Adenan Satem and tell me the truth? Is he a worried man or is just continuing his term as Chief Minister as he is destined. We have called him a ROBOT before and under all that façade (he sits on 22nd Floor) is a ship that will erupt anytime when the buttons are pushed.
The Opposition leaders are all waiting for the eruption but knowing Adenan he will prove them all wrong. He was the ONLY ROBOTIC GENERAL under orders and able to see what was coming towards his predecessor Taib Mahmud. He now sits in the very seat which was occupied for 32 years and very soon February 28th 2015 will be his official one year in office. He has an exemplary report card says the Deputy Prime Minister echoing the Prime Minister’s words. (real buddies they are…. hehehe)
However will Adenan be able to muster a clean FULL SWEEP for PBB again and win back some losts seats? As it seems now there are too many holes for Adenan to fill it up and presently the Pakatan boys will have a field day with PUTRAJAYA catching fire and the sympathy of Anwar round 2.
Adenan can say PKR is and but a party born out of Anwar jailing and now there are more issues to solve than just going after the illegal timber boys, stopping the racists bigots plus overzealous Napoleons left from the former regime.
Most of them are waiting for someone to ignite the FIRE but none dares to step over the line. PUTRAJAYA Kadir Jasin dares . In Petrajaya they know what Adenan is like and he has survived over 30 years with CM Taib which is not an easy feat.( Ya. dahulu dia bujang dan hensem tetapi sekarang juga tua dan kelihatan sakit)
What makes audie61 even dare to write about the Chief Ministers Men ? Surely,the party boys will come out and defend him. Oh! we are doomed this time round.Let’s see who is in denial or are they really Chief Ministers men?
Aiyoyo, we have written too much for Series one. Time to schedule the next posting.
One even posted in yours sincerely’s facebook 1.Fairy Tale by naughty editor again…….Have inside info that newspaper will retract …ever ask why no other newspaper carry the story…..only 1 reporter at CM’s function heard it?
The other by sms 2.Borneo Posts today said,”adenan ask voters to vote for Sarawak based party. He did not specify UPP and Teras.The reporters assume so.Kapit folks say so too.SUPP not happy. Soon somebody would need to apologize.
They will try to generate as much spite, hate and venom towards the Federal Government even though its only going to be the 11th State Election.
We were called to look into this article,read it and we extract in totality for all to see:-
“Why do you have to wait for another 50 years for the Dayaks to be marginalised, suppressed and ignored? It is time that PRS together with two other Dayak-based Parties (Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party and Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak) quit BN and join forces with the opposition Pakatan Rakyat,” said one blogger.
He said the Dayaks must think of the next state election and kick BN out power, pointing out that was the only way the Dayaks could take back their power and revert to the glory days when Stephen Kalong Ningkan was the chief minister.
“Don’t waste any more time as the Dayaks are getting angry with the racial politics of Umno/BN,” he said.
Scores of comments in the social media were directed at Masing after he recently questioned why Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak seemed obsessed with winning back the Chinese votes, yet neglecting the Dayak vote bank which has kept BN in power.
Read another comment: “You (the Dayaks) are like an abused spouse whose husband is always on the prowl. You throw tantrums to get his attention, but in the end it is always you get abused. Why should your community vote BN if they are being taken for granted.
“There must be reasons. Shouting loudly is not good enough; nobody will listen to you, but if you want to be respected, you should quit BN,” said another blogger.
“Dayak elected representatives in PBB and SUPP should quit their respective parties and should join forces with PRS, SPDP and Teras to get rid of BN,” said yet another commentator, pointing out that there are 29 Dayak-majority state seats and 15 parliamentary seats.
Sarawak has 31 parliamentary seats.
Meanwhile, two PRS leaders came to the defence of Masing for giving a gentle reminder to Najib not to ignore the Dayak vote bank.
In a joint statement, PRS information chief Alexander Donald and PRS Youth publicity chief Bit Surang said that they supported Masing’s statement on the matter because of the general feelings of the Dayaks that they have been ignored, despite contributing much to ensure BN’s victory in the general elections.
Masing was correct, they said, in voicing out the concern over the issue of marginalisation of the Dayak community or Dayak-based political parties.
They added he had been in the opposition with the defunct Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak for more than eight years fighting unsuccessfully for the rights of the community.
“Now he is trying his best to rectify the system from within. As such we must give our strong support for his courage and determination to rectify all those weaknesses,” they said.
Article Extracted from Borneo Posts.
The faction in Parti Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak (Teras) led by Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh has left the party to join the newly registered United People’s Party (UPP) which was approved on July 14 this year by the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
Joining the senior minister in the new political entity will be former Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) elected representatives: Bengoh assemblyman Datuk Dr Jerip Susil, Dr Johnical Rayong Ngipa (Engkilili) and Ranum Mina (Opar).
This was announced at a press conference earlier today, where Wong explained the move was the best strategy for both former Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Sarawak Democratic Progressive Party (SPDP) elected representatives to move forward on separate platforms and mobilise to gather support for the Barisan Nasional.
However, former SPDP representatives Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie (Tasik Biru), Rosey Yunus, (Bekenu), Datuk Sylvester Entri Muran (Marudi) and Paulus Palu Gumbang (Batu Danau) remain in Teras with Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom.
KUCHING: PBB Supreme Council member Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is surprised that PRS, SUPP and SPDP are jittery over state seats at this point in time.
With the state election still far off, he was baffled that the three BN component parties had continuously made a ruckus through the press to express their dissatisfaction.
“Why are they (PRS, SPDP and SUPP) all jittery about seats at this moment of time. The state election is still very far away and the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) is not even dissolved yet.
“Why the furore about seats at this time and why was PBB not invited or being approached even if it’s to discuss (about) seats?” he argued.
He was responding to a statement by PRS president Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing that the ‘merger of minds’ among SUPP, SPDP and PRS was still relevant even though Pelagus assemblyman George Lagong had been offloaded from the Teras bandwagon.
Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister of Housing, said: “If the merger is aimed to strengthen BN, why was PBB not in the picture? Doesn’t it look stronger if PBB is included together (in the merger of minds)?”
The Assistant Minister of Youth Development and Asajaya assemblyman remained unconvinced even though SPDP and PRS youth wings had explained that the reason why PBB was not invited was because the party was not affected in terms of seat allocations.
He even said considering that PBB is the backbone party of the state BN, it would definitely be courteous of the three component parties to discuss with PBB matters affecting the state BN or any unhappiness among the component parties.
“This is better rather than ‘ganging’ up and telling the world that the three parties in the merger have a total of 36 seats to contest and one seat more than what PBB is contesting.”
Abdul Karim said PRS’ main reason for being in the ‘merger of minds’ pact seemed to be because of the presence of Lagong during the announcement of the formation of Teras.
“Now that Teras through Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie has stated that George Lagong has been offloaded, it seems that the status quo and reason for the ‘merger’ has not changed. Why?”
Masing, who is Baleh assemblyman, reiterated that the whole idea of setting up the ‘merger of minds’ is to strengthen the BN coalition against threat from the opposition.
The writeup will start with ….BN Component parties agree fully to work together to defend all seats allocated against the opposition Pakatan group in the upcoming state elections. However this is totally against the flow of how the BN component parties in Sarawak that is,”washing dirty linen in public which the voting public is sick down to their stomachs with.
On one hand the CM who has taken office barely 3 months is besieged with BN component infighting which has escalated over from the former CM. The 10 YBs who have on 15th May 2014 said that they will all come together to join a new political vehicle in TERAS ( Tenaga Rakyat Sarawak) is facing stiff resistance from the other BN Sarawak component parties in PRS,SUPP and SPDP. PBB has through some of their assembly made positive political statements in relation to TERAS and the 10 YBs.
The Emeritus Professor said this headline,”PRS, SUPP, SPDP declare pact to defend their state BN seats allocation from Teras, to convey stand to top Barisan leadership that they won’t budge. Masing went on to say that Teras elected representatives who won their seats under SUPP or SPDP should have the moral to resign when they left the parties.
“They never stood as Teras candidates. In the last state election they were nominated either by SPDP or SUPP to represent BN.”
He said if they were to contest in the next state election they should stand under the Teras banner and must not mislead voters into thinking they were contesting under BN.”
1.Why are they so Afraid of us?
2.Have we taken their seats away yet?
3.We are all BN are we not?
We are NICE PEOPLE and why are they creating such a Ruckus even before we have submitted an application to join BN. Shouldn’t they be concentrating on fighting the Pakatan group and win back their losts seats . This is totally absurb and to see three component leaders not only merging in minds but merging physically is akin to the dark days of MIng Court 1987 when BN faced the Maju group.
Extracted from the Broken shield please find the following,”
This political crisis already started brewing when Rahman Ya’kub was the governor of Sarawak. He criticised his nephew in a speech at a ceremony of opening of Bintulu port in 1983. In 1985, Rahman Ya’kub was involved in a bitter dispute with his nephew, Abdul Taib Mahmud over allocation rights. In 1987, Rahman Ya’kub formed a new party named Parti Persatuan Rakyat Malaysia Sarawak (PERMAS) in order to challenge Taib Mahmud at the polls. He also formed an alliance with Sarawak Dayak People’s Party (PBDS) in order to unseat Taib Mahmud. In March 1987, 27 of the 48 state assemblymen suddenly directed their support to Rahman Ya’kub while calling Taib Mahmud to resign as a chief minister. Among the defectors were Taib’s 4 cabinet ministers and 3 assistant ministers. A war of accusations on timber concessionaires then broke out between Rahman Ya’kub and Taib Mahmud. Taib Mahmud revoked 30 timber licenses held by his defectors and Rahman’s clients. Taib then accused Rahman for awarding 1.25 million hectares of logging concessions worth RM 22.5 billion to Rahman himself and his relatives. Rahman Ya’kub, in return, revealed a list of timber concessions covering 1.6 million hectares held by Taib’s clients and family. Despite the unsuccessful attempt at the 1987 Sarawak state election, Rahman continued his struggle with his allies, Sarawak Dayak People’s Party against Taib’s led Sarawak Barisan Nasional until 1991 Sarawak state election when Taib’s coalition won an overwhelming majority of 49 out of 56 seats in the state assembly
Another interesting character must be Datuk Justin Jinggut, a former SNAP vice president who is now actively promoting himself to be the PKR supremo in Sarawak. Interestingly Justin Jinggut is Norlia Tun Abdul Rahman’s husband. Now, who is Justin Jinggut again?
“I believe the first double-frogged politician was “born” in Sarawak. It was in Sarawak where this culture of double-frogging began when Ulu Rajang MP Justine Jinggut elected unopposed on a SNAP ticket in the 1982 parliamentary election defected to Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) in 1983. In 1986, he contested on a PBDS ticket and won with a big majority. He leap-frogged back to SNAP before 1987. In 1990 he stood again on a SNAP ticket and was soundly defeated by Billy Abit Joo of PBDS.” –
Are they any similarities to this episode asked the YB? How can he, meaning James Masing during the heightened SPDP crisis (2010)said that the merger of SPDP/PRS will go through if a “certain personality“ is not involved. Today he is seen not only merging in mind but physically putting his hands behind that certain personality.
Politics they say do not have enemies and this has proven to be so true of James Masing following through with Willaim Clay’s quote,”This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends, only permanent interests.”
James Masing knows too that driven to a wall he would use whatsoever opportunities that are available to him. We wrote the following and please go through them.
One political source have similar thoughts to audie61 in that he said that James is holding both Peter and Tiong at their private parts and he will turn on them and be called by the Chief Minister of Sarawak and then iron out his political wishes. Both Chin and Tiong would be caught in a “LALA” land and they will suffer greatly with this association of minds.
The master in James have seen off Leo Moggie, Daniel Tajem, Sng Chee Hua and would not have much problem with Tiong King Sing or Peter Chin. Wouldn’t SUPP and SPDP be smarter and said to those who have left,” Good Luck” instead of kicking off a ruckus which we know well enough from insiders that they are pushing the blame indirectly to PBB.
The 10 Ybs are only trying to find a home for the next two years and they too will not be guaranteed a ticket to be the candidate in the next State Elections. Najib and Adenan have time and time again said BN will only field Winnable candidates and not those who thinks they can win without lifting a finger.
Many will point their fingers at audie61 for opening the Pandora’s box but the blame should fall on those who have misguided, mistimed and misadvised their Party Presidents and have Overblown EGO’s which they failed hard to contain.
BN Sarawak have a test and tested culture and those who are caught in the ‘TREE SHAKING” and washed away by the fast flowing waters will suffer greatly in the oblivion. PBDS,SNAP and some in PBB have suffered too and this Perfect May 15th 2014 storm are catching some out already.