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……

 

 

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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

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 ………

BN PRS/SPDP/TERAS “Merger of Minds”

Does everything come a full circle? Not everything, but most of it. Well, are you going to dispel the fact that all the leaders of these three parties will go back to their beginning into ONE BIG ENTITY.

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A senior SPDP politician Datuk Paul Igai was quoted,” he expected a “major development” to take place before state elections are called. TERAS Supreme Council member concurred and called it ,”merger of the minds” Tan Sri James Masing was cautious in his choice of words,”“Let’s see what are the reactions of our members first to the merger proposal”

At the recent PBB MKT meeting on the 16th August 2015 CM Adenan was asked a question,”Have you indicate to other parties to prepare for elections. I do that all the time he said.” But he added and “TO RESOLVE THEIR DIFFERENCES…..it could be seen that the Deputy President and Senior Vice President of PBB Abang Johari and Awang Tengah nodded with agreement with the CM Adenan.

An argument put forward by a BN sympathiser,”Will PBB allow this merger of minds to happen? The dayaks will all be housed in one big house and they will be a threat to PBB. Of course if you look at the political mathematics that would not even be a threat as PRS 9 Seats, SPDP 8 seats only totals to 17 seats, SUPP are by consensus allocated 19 seats while PBB 35 seats.

It must be noted though that politicians by and large will follow the flow of the river and will not try to go against the current to stay alive politically. PBB with 35 seats will of course be fearful of SUPP/PRS/SPDP combination but has the TERAS and UPP card at the moment to play with.

Adenan still requires a fresh MANDATE and he will need his executors to move and solve both issues and affecting the parties concerned or to come out with a BOLDER APPROACH OF “merger of minds entity in PRS/SPDP/TERAS. Solving the rural based parties problems would see PBB and the new entity winning,winning back losts seats and maintaining the grip for Barisan Nasional.

19 seats which are allocated to SUPP which the majority have been taken over by DAP will see the dominant Chinese Urban based parties slugging it out between SUPP/DAP/UPP/independants which according to a Chinese analyst ‘the bests man win”. Chinese voters are being enticed he said by Adenans call for greater control of Education for the state which is good no doubt. However this are just populists statements and one would wonder what DAP or the opposition pact would come out with come election day.

One clear indicator would be,” Will the BN Federal Government dare to answer the EDUCATION question?” if they are tight-lipped over the education issue, the analyst said the tables will not turn for the BN candidate to make much impact against the DAP. The issues at hand with the higher prices for goods, ringgit spiralling out of control and other factors will affect the urban cyber savvy voters.

As for the rural seats its not so much that the leaders of the political parties are at logger heads but the constant pushing, back biting and annoyance comes form those second echelon leaders. A senior leader said to us,”  if you look at SPDP/TERAS its people like Robert Ayu, Alexander Asing, Banyi Beriak who wants to stand and be a candidate and knows that with BN ticket in Sarawak chances of winning in the rural areas is 60%. Who doesn’t want to be BN Assemblyman? Mawan,Tiong have their own seats in ADUN and MP and they are comfortable in their own right”

So the question is who are making it impossible for the parties to merge or at bests to see the SPDP/TERAS combination back to its former glory? One political pundit remarked,” Did you know that Tiong and Mawan as friends had “cha kueh tiaw” together in KL after the Parliament sitting? Of course we would say,true or not which is commonly asked  plus are you trying to create a friction for Mawan and the other TERAS aasemblyman?”

It does seem that some Sarawak based Peninsular Bloggers up to no good again. Our political pundit says PBB/BN  knows who they are and they should not meddle in Sarawak affairs.Moreover they are not fine tuned to the local cultures even though some are married or have decided to live in Sarawak. Our political culture is now being tested to the fullest as the ‘minds have been bombarded with more lies, allegations, defamation and names selling.

He continued,”Truth can become Untruth while Rumours can become Truth” All these political movement are for the “BETTER GOOD OF BN SARAWAK” Some who yearn for political standing will need to wait for their turn as the road deviates and they need also to fine tune to the Sarawak political landscape.  

It’s not something new on the political mergers and we all are not too excited about it. Or are we? Even one of the executors from PBB  looks at it as a Unity of the Dayaks? Certainly if it happens we will witness the history of A FULL POLITICAL CIRCLE .{ chronology:- Sunday 16th August 2015 SPDP seriously talked about merger. PRS initiated the idea very much earlier in 2006 but was given cool reception (vice-versa). Today 20th Augusts 2015 its all splashed in the mass/media.}

Adenan would be saying to us all oooo ha, ooooha, ooooha U U…. Case solved...Thanks for giving me another 5 years as CM Sarawak”

Eerie Silence On 10 cents Increment on Fuel prices

What does this eeriness mean ? One political analysts told audie61 bluntly.”the rakyat couldn’t be bothered anymore as there are too many holes in their pockets to stitched up

Long gone are the days of protests of increasing fuel prices and what the PDAM (Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia) say about long queues at petrol stations every time prices were increased will not be happening.

He added,”The people are simply FEDUP to say the least and cannot wait to repay the government of the day the same way that they are being treated now. It will be soon and PRU14 could be the time.

News are also filtering through from internet portals that Putrajaya has announced that it would no longer warn consumers prior of fuel price increase.

This is extracted ,” The retail price of RON95 petrol will go up by 10 sen and RON97 will increase by 20 sen a litre for July 2015, effective midnight. “However, the price of diesel will remain unchanged at RM2.05 a litre,” according to the Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia deputy president, Datuk Zulkifli Mokti.

He said the new price for RON95 is RM2.15 a litre, and RON97 at RM2.55 a litre after the goods and services tax.; “The prices will be effective from 12.01 am, July 1,” he said.

The eerie silence is very unusual for Malaysians in particular as many will certainly voice their concerns. This will spark another mad scrambling of food,goods and services increases.

DO YOU FEEL THE HEAT…??

DAP + PKR = 0

dapSarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said as long as PKR was working with PAS, the cooperation between Sarawak DAP and Sarawak PKR was almost at zero.

He said the reason why Sarawak DAP quit the state Pakatan Rakyat (PR) was because despite the PAS policy to pursue the implementation of hudud law nationwide, Sarawak PKR still wanted to work with PAS.

“The implementation of hudud law has no place in Sarawak,” he said, adding that he could not understand why Sarawak PKR still wanted to work with PAS although this was going against the wishes of the majority of Sarawakians.

For that reason, he said Sarawak DAP had to sever ties with PKR or anyone else in the same boat as PAS.

“If PKR still has any doubts about it, then it should be clear by now. It is also time for PKR to sever ties with PAS. Only then can any form of cooperation between DAP and PKR be possible