Bersih 2.0 “Sabah Radio Station..??”

Has Sarawakian DJ Peter John aka Apai orang Utan left the UK based Radio Free Sarawak to be in Sabah? It is on everyones lips that he has seek greener pastures or apparently he has been”sacked” or asked to go willingly. Certainly one has to interview the man himself as our source says,” he is now in Malaysia and you can contact him.” Did we meet him..hmmm?

Well this is really getting the rumour mill up and about as last weekend Bugi Wijaya our Sabah correspondent sent us this story.

SAPP launches its alternative online radio so that listeners in Sabah will have an alternative radio (online) to provide clean, brave and truth on news and issues affecting Malaysia and Sabah in particular.  The launching with the theme Bersih, Berani, Benar is held in conjunction with BERSIH 2.0 and despite the intimidation of the police and the city hall enforcement unit.

The Radio Sabahtv.net as launched with the unveiling of the signboard at the party’s headquarters on 9th July, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. by President of SAPP, Datuk Yong Teck Lee.

The event was also participated by members of the Sabah Bersih, MCLM and UBF. UBF Chief Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan, Atama @ Andrew Ambrose Mudi, Co-ordinator Chairman for Bersih Sabah and also chairman of MCLM adhoc committee of Sabah, Ronnie Klassen of PKR also came to attend the launching.

Yong, in his opening address through a recorded radio message said the event was spurred by Bersih 2.0 call for free and fair elections so the theme for its Radio SabahTv will be “BERSIH, BERANI, BENAR”. He said SAPP supports the 8 points of Bersih 2.0 and to stop the electoral corruption by the BN government.

Earlier in the wee hours of the morning, the police tried to questioned the SAPP Youth on the launching especially on the theme with the words BERSIH and the yellow backdrop.  They backed off after the arrival of assembly woman for Luyang Melanie Chia Chui Ket and her husband Edwin Liew.

There was a strong presence of the police force during the launching which caused the local present lamenting that they are the ones creating the jam in the area.

Najib’s fixed deposit State of Sabah is under real threat and it seems that many in UMNO hierarchy are pushing for a separate State elections first before the GE13. The radio station does have a big impact on the voters mindset and if DJ Apai Orang Utan is roped in to assist the local Sabahan DJs it will certainly create more than a stir/ripple but a whirlpool of uncertainties in Sabah.

Bugi says,”Yellow is the colour now which BN/UMNO is so afraid. It was once Green(associated with PAS) Orange (Hindraf)  and also Black (Teoh Beng Hock) The time has come for BN Sabah to stand out and be counted.It is indeed high time that the internet cyber team rolls into Sabah to assist the machinery which is still living in the past era of winning the hearts and minds of the voters. The truth hurts and if Sabah BN still think they can steamrolled the opposition they just have to look back at these two dates 308 and 416.”

Sabah Radio Station will Hurt YOU..Sabahans have seen the light.

IS BN STILL WAITING TO BE DETHRONED.??

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“A Big Deal..Gerakan,PPP or PRS..??”

The Privilege source sms reads,”5 SPDP YBs to join PRS..Comment..??” audie61 got on the phone with the crew we interviewed and asks around and these are some of the comments from SPDP members and others who wished to stay anonymous:-

  • True Kah?Real Surprise!
  • No Comments,Bring into Ur blogs 
  • This is it for Mawan.Thats it! 
  • Politics is all about the Impossible About Time too
  •  Within 48 hours from 22nd Feb 5 ybs to join PRS as a merger exercise gets underway
  • Cannot be Peter Nansian already said in my blog
  •  Leave it to the leaders to chart for us
  • There are so many other BN parties to choose and going national is an option The decisions will have a major impact on Sarawak politics.
  • Rumours and Pure speculations. No Basis for them to join PRS
  • Adits and Ajangs case lingers on and they need to thread carefully
  • Lets just see the credibility of this article.Mere speculations.

   Todays Borneo posts has also Najib saying that PPP will not have any impact on State BN equation. He went on to say that PPP that the Sarawak based component parties will be the major dominant force.However he said that the Sarawak parties have any grouses they could bring it to the Barisan National Supreme council.

When we were browsing through Lim Kit Siangs blog in which it was posted Gerakan has lost Penang for good an interview with Lim Keng Yeik with the Edge Financial Daily and this is what we picked up and feel that it is significant ,”Gerakan is a multiracial party and the conscience of BN.Will (Tan Sri Abdul) Taib Mahmud stay? He has good control but will it split when he’s not there anymore? That will depend on who provides the leadership for the Ibans. Are they a satisfied lot? I don’t know.’

What makes the 5 legislators know what the BIG DEAL is because they have to gauge it carefully or else in the next elections their place will be taken up by some new faces .

  • Najib did say the Sarawak coalition parties remain dominant. But can the factor surrounding Raymond Tan of SAPP joining Gerakan Sabah sway their thoughts? 
  • Or could this words by Lim Keng Yaik,”politics is very interesting and challenging in Malaysia.My thoughts and feelings could make a difference. I intended to make a difference.
  • Or could this words by James Masing have an impact,'”What I know is that they do have some problems within their own party but I don’t know how serious it is,” he said
  • PRS will be wary of the new additions as they will be going for their TDC in May says an Emeritus Professor.  

IT IS INDEED A BIG DEAL AND ALL AVENUES NEEDS TO BE EXPLOITED AS THERE IS NO SECOND CHANCE IN POLITICS…

Please..It’s “Laughter in the Rain”

Its coffee time and in the group around lunchtime were some lawyers,senior journalists and political party boys. Wow! Sweeping statement by the deputy speaker Junaidi.No,no,no Could the Hansard lie..? Valid point .Taken and well received by the group. So, that means that the deputy speaker and Santubong MP is correct in his statement today,” I’m not apologising

He even insists that the remarks are facts and based on constructive criticism which we have said in our article yesterday https://audie61.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/exclusive-replysarawak-members-of-parliament-full-of-decorum/

So isn’t this “laughter in the rain..?” The full version for your listening pleasure to ease the political tensions and stress.Hmmmm… 

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Another remark which had some of us in deep discussion was a Malaysiakini report which had this ,” Sarawak PKR leader Augustine Liom wants Dayaks in Barisan Nasional (BN) to join Pakatan Rakyat to change the state government.” Either its another laughter in the rain or PKR Iban leaders have suddenly got the courage to speak up to start another,”Dayakism revival in a different platform” through PKR. 

He went on to say this,”“The Dayaks now need a national party as their political vehicle. Sarawak National Party is nominally alive. Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak is dead and gone. Malaysian Dayak Congress has not seen the light of the day.

anwar ibrahim 140509“What we need is a political vehicle, that is PKR, and we need Malays like Anwar Ibrahimright) to champion the Dayak cause, not Malays who will divide us or who will rob us of our NCR land.

“We place our trust in PKR and Anwar to champion the Dayak cause. This is a stark political reality we have to come to accept and to live with. There is now no alternative to that.”

Neil Sedaka says,” I call it laughter in the rain.” Can the Dayak leaders and political boys see this happening..?? Even Wan Azizah the PKR President has this to say,’“If we want to change Sarawak for the better, then it is now or never.” She could not be saying this is all “laughter in the rain could she..??

We say as always,”Sometimes singing a song or two will ease the  tensions that has descended upon the Political Landscape in Malaysia..Of course,you and i know politics is REAL and it cannot be laughter in the rain could it..??

Sabah “Show Hand Time”

Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/103608 .

Our own correspondent Bugi Wijaya of audie61 filed this report .

The visit by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak to Sabah has been creating some ripples in the Sabah political pond.  While some of the amphibians choose to observe from the side there were a few that were hedging their bets on the game of political power muscle ala Russian poker style.

In case you are not familiar with Sabah politics, its called as “The Land Below The Wind” for good reasons.  Here although the people are not that politically matured as their counterpart from Peninsular and Sarawak (as mentioned by some strong Pakatan supporters because Sabahan kept BN on the 8 March 2008 GE) but they know their rights. 

 After all Sabahans has gone against the Federalism a few times since the early days.  Sabah politics is like the tag line of Nike “Just Do It” and its here that anything goes.

 

So it was the issue of ex-SAPP Deputy President Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah’s position in Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman’s cabinet that has been hogging the limelight in recent days.  It started with the call by BN’s LDP Deputy President Datuk Chin Su Phin calling for Musa to drop Tan from his cabinet citing Tan as a partyless independent state assemblyman.

The call was timed to concide with court case of the Mazu statute suit brought by former LDP President and CM Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat against Musa.  Many had said it the start of the downfall of CM Musa.

 Although being component party and colleagues in the state administration, the state BN parties followed suit with similar call.  Is this a move to shake CM Musa administration or is it really Raymond Tan they were after or the DCM post?

 As speculations mounted that CM Musa had asked Tan to join a component party to hold on his position as DCM, the question which party came to mind.

 

LDP says they welcome Tan but yet their action were akin to hostile to Tan and his supporters.  PBS and UPKO similarly welcomes them but statements from them were not friendly either.  PBRS has no comment being a Murut based party.  MCA state leader Datuk Edward Khoo had even boasted at a function as late as last Saturday that even if party president (Datuk Ong Tee Keat had met Tan in March with some advises given to Tan) agrees, and the state MCA divisions agrees, Tan would still have to go through him to join MCA.

 

As the seconds ticked and everyone eyeing the DCM post come Monday on PM visit, it is like a Russian poker game.

 

LDP had a straight, PBS and UPKO each had a three of a kind and a flush, PBRS with no hand and Sabah MCA with a Full House.  As Tan voiced his displeasure on how could he join in a party which has been hostile to him and will make his mind on which party to join in due course, MCA Sabah suddenly went on a pr campaign for Tan. 

 A few division head including state deputy chairman Datuk Paul Kong who is a Sarawakian (that’s why Sabah is a good example for PM’s 1Malaysia) had came out in the press welcoming Tan to join them.  There was still no official state by state chairman.

 As the seconds ticked away and even before the dust had settle on PM visit, when it was show-hand time it was Gerakan which had a ROYAL FLUSH!

 As a humble and quiet Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon announced in the morning prior to the PM meet the people session at the state padang Merdeka, that Tan including ex-SAPP youth leader Au Kam Wah will join Gerakan.

 

Thus, overnight from a really “mosquito” national party in Sabah, Gerakan had manage to upstage the rest including UMNO no. 1 partner MCA.  Gerakan now has a Deputy Chief Minister post.  With support from their ex-SAPP supporters, Gerakan will be a new force to reckon with their multi-racial approach.

 Thus the real winner now is Gerakan.  Another winner could be CM Musa advisor Datuk Tham Nyip Shen.  Tham who is a former DCM and ex-SAPP deputy president, has always been a level headed and action oriented leader.  It is a well kept secret that he is a good strategist and executor of political strategy and thinking.

We say as always,”Sabah politics is really like a roller coaster. You will always be looking over your shoulders as it might just turn overnight.  

DONALD “PLEASE HELP ME I”M FALLING” ~ Malaysiakini

Tough..! Pressure to Leave..! Hand Over Resignation letter..Its a wretched political life if you have crossed PARTY LINES. Believe Me, I know that too…Suddenly the attack is INCESSANT and its not only coming from SAPP but also MCA. This Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90744 whereby Donald Lim was told bluntly by Tham Nyip Shen a former deputy chief minister who recently quit Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp), described Lim as “rather arrogant” for asking that the DCM post be reassigned to Sabah MCA head Edward Khoo and for the party to be allowed to contest 10 state and five parliamentary seats.

Where is Donald heading with his statement? Its a very BOLD APPROACH as he sensed that there is a need for less political parties in BN. Its a BREADTH OF FRESH AIR but he needs to REFINE AND SUBTLY bring it up to the BN Management committee instead of “letting loose his tongue“. This approach in these dire times will incur the wrath of not only Sabah parties but everyone concerned in Sabah. 

There was talks that Raymond might just give MCA more than a lifeline if he is an MCA member. MCA needs also to reinvent and why not have a DCM in Sabah. The oppurtunity was there to be seized as Raymond will certainly not join LDP or PBS. UPKO and PBRS was not even mentioned by his close aides. The other alternative was to set up another Sabah based party. On September 29th 2008 we heard of the possibility of the party and we played up a report which was called,”Peoples Movement Sabah or SPM..??”

What then is the name? Its People’s Movement Sabah.. We had a good laugh as it just might also be called Post Mahathir Syndrome or reverse it SPM( Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia).  PMS if you are more CREATIVE you will know what it is call..hehehe Oooooh what a name.!!! Let’s just hope it a HOAX or they will really be in a tough SPOT and also be ridiculed….(latest we received from a PBS youth exco is that there will disagree with the new party admitted to BN.They should join other BN parties. These has left many members aligned to Raymond in a dilemna and in limbo 

So Raymond must have gone crying to Donald joked a LDP member. He said,”Who is the best friend of Mickey Mouse..? So alas, the lyrics were sung from the phone and we have it copied it for your listening pleasure: Its time for destress from Politics as too much will cause your heart to miss a few beats. TOGETHER NOW WE SING……

Please help me I’m falling in love with you
Close the door to temptation don’t let me walk thru
For I should’t want you
But darling I do
Please help me I’m falling in love with you
Please help me falling and that would be sin
Close the door to temptation don’t let me walk in
Turn away from me darling
I’m begging you true
Please help me I’m falling in love with you

Politics have a very funny way of putting together bedding partners.It seems that the word “Machiavellian” comes into play. Those who prescribed to Machiavellian politics are good or very realistic. They know how to capitalise on and use situations and people for furthering their political careers. They are not frightened of crisis and take it as an OPPURTUNITY.

The English will say,”You have to break the egg to fry an egg.” while the Malays would say,”Dalam kesempitan ada kesempatan.” So Raymond and Donald had all of you crying out loud,” HEeeeeeeelp..!!!!

SABAH CONNECTIONS

It has been a very tumultuous week in Sabah politics and Bugi Wijaya has filed this report.

In the Malaysiakini report The BN doesn’t ‘get’ the Internet by Ong Kian Ming http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90024 , I discovered that Deputy Minister Of Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development, Dato’ Saifuddin Bin Abdullah has a blog at note “Paparan terbaru di blog saifuddinabdullah.wordpress.com“.  What make it interesting is the comments make by some in his notes in Facebook promoting his blog.  You will have to read them….hehehe  to know what I mean.
 
Sabah..! Oooh my Sabah its disintegrating,the “War Of The Show Power” between SAPP leaders and Datuk Raymond Tan expand to Tan’s CLC Tanjung Papat where 2,000 member from 15 branches quit the party.  See http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/90106 for the full story.  It is ironic that ex-youth chief YB Au Kam Wah members form Elopura CLC has not make any public announncement while there is no news yet on Chief Minister Political Secretary Jimmy Wong’s branches.
 
The Youth Exco under new Youth Chief Edward Dagul would meet tomorrow.  It is believe dthat in the meeting, they will declare their support for the decision to withdraw from BN.  Definitely missing from the meeting would be the youth chiefs from Tanjung Papat and Elopura.
 
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Received from Cindy
 
I wonder why when one talk on the handphone in the restaurant, its always so loud.  This was what happen during dinner tonight.
 
The phone rang and there was this man (I think he must be deaf as he spoke so loud) that was three tables away.  As usual, the conversation is politics.  The topic of the day was …..zeng….zeng…zeng….. SAPP Pullout From BN.  He was said that BN is gone and if the general elections were to be held in the near future, BN would be wipe out.
 
Anyway back to my dinner table, Kong my MCA friend disagree.  He says that BN has a track record and has been consistent in bringing development to the people.  The only blimp now is the wrong use of ISA recently especially against journalist Tan Hoon Cheng.  Asked on PM, Kong said its up to UMNO themselve to sort it out.  What can DSAI do for the people?  I reminded him on the petrol price hike which has sent everything to increase in price!  He reply, “hey, thats why I am paying for this dinner”.
 
These short exchange reminded me of a photo I received by email.  Its a electrical post which acts as a lamp post too.  The post is like BN and has been there for a long time.  It do not light up any more at night (no more shinning light for the people).  The post is broken and rusted at the mid point.  What the authority did was some welding to hold the post together.  The core has been eaten by rust (UMNO, MCA, MIC besiege with problems) and the support is from the metal pieces welded in (other component parties are supporting it).
 
Now wouldn’t it be better to just put in a new pole (Pakatan)?  Then there will be disruption in constant electricity supply.  Would you bear the inconveniences?
 
So what would you do? Weld some more metal rod to strengthen the post or change a new pole?  The choice is yours.
 
 

“Sharkman SAPP” hik…hik…hik…~Malaysiakini

Malaysiakini portal carried the full report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89641 which carries a very  serious political message for BN as it was headlined:SAPP may pull out of BN on September 17th. Cindy our correspondent covered it through sms to us this afternoon at 12.35pm. Bugi Wijaya seeing that there has been too much “TENSION” in the country said that what and how YTL put it over the mike when questioned had him nearly falling over in stitches.

This one the Sharkman was in his element,” No need to wait seven days.TODAY also can SUE me. TAK payah bagi Bung Mokhtar tunggu tujuh hari untuk menarik balik apa yang saya cakap.” Bugi said that he had asked Datuk Yong on the call by Datuk Bung  giving seven days to apologise for the allegations of each MP was given RM$50000 for the Taiwan trip. He said his statement must have meant for the costs of the airfare,hotel expenses and other expenses for the MPs.

You want to hear more.Don’t worry when they summon me in the Court of Law,we will through the courts exposed the whole fiasco of the “Taiwan” trip.

  • How it’s planned ? 
  • What was the objective?
  • Who went?
  • What have they learned?

That’s good enough don’t you think for appertizers…Bugi..? With all the uncertainties hanging around in MALAYSIABOLEHLAND “Sharkman” Yong still managed to put some smiles in the faces of the journalists who covered the PC today..