Saturday, May 28, 2011

Zombieland - where the likes of PPP, Gerakan, MIC, MCA, SNAP rule

Written by Ismail Dahlan, Malaysia Chronicle

The curious thing about zombies is that they don't always know that they're dead. Or some of them know it, but are in denial. Which may explain the proliferation of these zombies in Malaysia of late, particularly since 2008, entire parties of them.

The PPP is the oldest of these zombie parties. They have no excuse for staggering about in such a rotting state; they have been dead long enough to know it for sure. Whatever are they fighting for? If asked, they will claim to be fighting for the people.

But what they are actually doing is fighting for one of them to be a deputy minister. Even when they do not have a single seat, because they have been thoroughly rejected by the people whom they claim to be fighting for. What garbage-pickers! Disband your silly party, sirs, and spare us your stench!

Then you have Gerakan, another party roundly rejected in the only state where they had any sway, Penang. In the 12 state seats they contested in Penang in 2008, they won zero, and lost every one by large majorities. Their 10 Parliament seats were reduced to 2. They are a Chinese PPP now. But there they are, still strutting about making pompous statements.

Koh Tsu Koon unblushingly accepts a Cabinet post, despite having lost his own seat, but then proved so incompetent that he had to be replaced by Idris Jala. Of which fact he pretends to be blissfully unaware, collecting his redundant salary every month, borne by the struggling Malaysian taxpayer.

If the Gerakan wasn't sure after the 2008 election that they had joined the ranks of the walking dead, they should surely know by now. But still they hang around, making feasts of the scraps and bones thrown to them by Barisan. Another bunch of garbage-pickers!

Soon to be joining them is the MCA, clearly forsaken of popular support, even before an election is called. Its members, having learnt no lessons from 2008, decided that it was a good idea to elect a scandal-tainted politician as their President, who was thick-skinned enough to later talk about morality.

At a loss for ideas on how to regain support, they resorted to threatening their own voters that they would not accept any seats if they lost, meaning there would be no representation in the Cabinet for the Chinese.

They forget that Malaysian have the power to dump the entire Cabinet, by electing a new government. We have yet to see the MCA giving up any posts. They bark at the people, and wag their tails for their masters.

And marching right beside the MCA, his arms thrust straight out in front of him, like any self-respecting zombie, is Palanivel, the MIC's mostly-silent President who advises the Indians to go back to the estates, while promising to make them millionaires, all in the same contradictory breath.

The MIC is constantly proclaiming that the Indian vote is returning to the Barisan. Of course they have to say this, otherwise what use are they to the Barisan. Their functions without fail involve handing out clothes (cheap ones of course) or other inexpensive goodies to those who turn up. These rent-a-crowd tactics are their basis for claiming returning support.

The tragic bit is every Indian who turns up to receive such miserable hand-outs from the MIC, is a living example to their failure for the past 50 years. Nay, it is more than failure that they are guilty of, it is criminal neglect of their constituency, and worse.

If they are not busy neglecting their constituents, they quarrel among themselves for the spoils of their mean politics. Witness the recent MIED drama, where one of them sues Samy Vellu, because, of course, he is 'fighting for the people'. And then he queitly withdraws his suit. By ‘co-incidence’, he now has a seat on the board.

Samy Velu, despite having no position in the party, holds the equivalent of a Ministerial post, paid for of course, by you. (Oh, and by the way, we're cutting your subsidies because they cost too much. We can't cut the government's bloated RM18 billion administrative cost, because if we did, who would pay the Samy Vellus and the Koh Tsu Koons and all the other freeloaders?)

The MIC continues to dance, locked in embrace with Barisan, even though it is without doubt, their last song.

And in Sarawak there is SNAP. Why would they still hang around, contesting every other seat? And how could they possibly afford to? In the event, they made no difference. But do they give it up? No, they hang around, perhaps to make no difference in the next elections. Making no difference can also, apparently, be a lucrative pursuit.

And Malaysians can only sit and watch bemusedly, at all these lurching, putrefying zombies wearing fancy suits, dining in 5-star hotels, driving expensive cars, and of all things, standing for elections. Not only do dead men vote in Malaysia, they contest seats!

It really may be time to be rid of them. - Malaysia Chronicle

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Melayu Perkasa

Today I step alKitab with both feet ! @LeonLeeBMG @allencharlie @leonleebmg @poppabelle @daveencypini @nonvitaltooth .. Starting tomorrow, I will use the pages to wipe off my shit as toilet paper... Not too bad... Soft like kleenex ! Wakekeke !!!

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See more pics of this person stepping on the Bible in different feet poses at Melayu Perkasa.

The Lost City of Kota Gelanggi - cover up!

For those who read about it, you will recall that in 2005, the Malaysian Govt was excited about accidentally finding an ancient civilisation in Johor. This was reported in the various newspapers.

There was talk about excavating the huge site to rediscover this civilisation. And then..... silence! After that, no news at all about this discovery.

A number of times I have discussed with friends that there was definitely a cover-up because the authorities did not like what was discovered - something that is contradicting what the Govt is trying to claim. And so many years passed and now I received this email revealing what I suspected to be true! Read on.......

Good to know who are the real Pendatang... The Indians and Chinese were here way before the Malays ... You have to start learning the correct history.


LEE Ong Kim (Dr)

Associate Professor and Head

Policy and Leadership Studies

National Institute of Education

NIE2-03-54, 1 Nanyang Walk,

Singapore 637616

Tel: (6... GMT+8h | Fax: (65) 6896-9151 | Institute of Nanyang Technological University

A small piece of History for our future generation. Why Kota Gelanggi (lost city) touted as earliest civilisation in Malay Peninsula news was banned as they were Buddhist.

The Johor find of 2005 which was quietly dropped was none other than Kota Gelanggi lost city reflecting Srivijaya and its Buddhist splendour. But they deliberately disregarded it because that would have sidelined Malacca Empire and Islam which was smaller and came some 500 years later. I met Dr Lee Kam Hing, a former History prof at MU in Singapore recently at a seminar. Dr Lee, who is now Star research director, told me he was trying his best to highlight Kota Gelanggi, but that the govt killed it off. This is clearly another case to cover up the real history of Malaya and fool the younger generations into believing that our history only began from Malacca 1400.. Not only that, they try to show Parameswara as Malay and Muslim, but actually he was Hindu! If one were to condemn these UMNO scumbags on how they distort history, it will never end......the condemnations will more than cover 10 PhD thesis!

A small piece of History for our future generation Hitler's public relations manager, Goebbels, once said, 'If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.'

Once again our government wiped out any references to a famous Melaka prince as being Hindu and belonging to the powerful Hindu empire Sri Vijaya. So all of a sudden our museums, school text-books etc. all refer to Parameswara as a Malay prince.

What race ruled or did not rule is beside the point. What is important is not butchering history to create your own truths. You cannot change your race even if you convert - Parameswara could have been responsible for Umno's proud heritage of ' Ketuanan Melayu '.

If this is what it is based on, there is no ' Ketuanan Melayu '. The lineages of Melaka Sultans are Indians, not Malays. It is no secret that Parameswara was an Indian and a Hindu prince. It is clear from records that Parameswara never converted to Islam. He was an Indian Hindu who fled Palembang in Sumatra to eventually found Melaka circa 1400 AD. It was Sri Maharaja who converted himself and the court of Melaka to Islam, and as a result took on the name of Sultan Muhammad Shah sometime after 1435.

The most famous of Indian Hindu Kings were Raja Chola and his son Rajendra Chola who invaded Southern Thailand, Kedah, Perak, Johor and Sumatra about 1000 AD. This is Raja-raja Chola - the Indian/Hindu kings and not Raja Chulan - a Malay king. But what is really sad is that our children are taught as though Malaysian history suddenly began in 1400 with an Islamic Melaka.

We are led to believe that the Indians and Chinese first arrived on the shores of Malaysia in about 1850 as desperate indentured labourers, farmers and miners. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The cultural influences of India in particular, and China, in South East Asia span over 2,000 years, starting with the arrival from India of the Brahmanical prince/scholar - Aji Saka in Java in AD78, through to Vietnam, Cambodia (Indo China), Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Bali, Borneo, Brunei and beyond.

The findings at Bujang Valley speak of an ancient Indian/Hindu presence in Kedah. There were Chinese settlements in Pahang and Kelantan around the 13th-14th century and in 12th century in Singapore.

The early Brunei Sultanate had a Chinese Queen. One need not ponder at length the implications of Angkor Wat and Borobudur or that 40%-50% of Bahasa Malaysia comprises Sanskrit words. To illustrate, some of these words are :

bumi = boomi singgasana = singgasanam

putra = putran perdana = pirathamar

raja = rajah menteri = manthiri

desa = thesa kapal = kappal

syakti = sakthi samudra = samuthiram

kolam = kulam sepatu = sappattu

bahaya = abahya

jaya = jeya

maha = maha

aneka = aneha

nadi = naadi

kedai = kadai

mahligai = maaligai

mantra = manthrum

tandas = sandas

(This list can go on)

An extremely important archeological find that pointed to one of the greatest empires in history - the Raja Chola empire that ruled from the Maldives through India , Sri Lanka and right down to South East Asia found deep in the jungles of Johor a few years ago and made headlines in the mainstream newspapers in 2005, suddenly disappeared from the news¦..

The time has arrived for us to record our history as the facts tell us and not as we would like to wish it. The truth will never hurt anyone. Lies, always will.

National Institute of Education ( Singapore )

Congratulations, Jabu!

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu admits the state does clear forests to plant oil palm as part of efforts to wipe out poverty. But hang on a sec, says Philip Khoo; what happened to RM19bn in logging royalties that the state should have received from a hundred million trees chopped down?

A Toastmasters International district governor presenting a souvenir to Jabu (second from right) - Photo credit: The Star

The official standard line in international forum is to flatly deny that Sarawak has cleared primary forests to plant oil palm.

Until 21 May 2011, that is.

On that day, long-standing Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu Numpang, defiantly admitted that Sarawak does clear forests to plant oil palm, excusing it on the grounds that it is to assist in poverty eradication (See Malaysiakini report.)

And he should know, at least as far as the part about clearing forests for oil palm is concerned. He is also state Minister of Rural Development.

His ability to pronounce on the latter, poverty eradication, would be questioned by some unkind souls who think he should be titled more appropriately Minister for Rural Under-Development – in the sense of under-development introduced by the great South American intellectuals in an earlier era of development thinking. Those South American intellectuals knew all about under-development, as their countries’ household incomes covered the whole range from the richest in the world to the poorest.

All guns firing, indiscriminately

As he was speaking on the occasion of the opening of the Toastmasters’ International District 87, it is to be hoped that the Toastmasters toasted him appropriately for his candour, if not for the quality and content of his speech.

An earlier generation of Orang Ulu, specifically Kayan, would have known how to have toasted, parap, him, lacing their toast with loaded messages of praise, filled with double meanings.

For of course Jabu did not only admit to the policy of clearing forests for oil palm, he came out with all guns firing — if indiscriminately.

He lambasted the foreign NGOs for their hypocrisy in forgetting the history of their own countries’ environmental degradation and suggested that they should pay compound interest for the environmental loans their forefathers had taken, before they are allowed to open their mouths to condemn Sarawak.

In doing so, he somewhat lost the plot, as these NGOs are trying to make up for their forefathers’ environmental sins, not only at home, but globally. Amongst their number are persons who, at home, have chained themselves to old growth stands, or lived in them, to prevent their destruction. There are campaigners against more highway development, against polluting industries and against the export of polluting industries to developing countries.

Losing the plot – magnificently

Meanwhile, it is the Sarawak Government that is lusting after the true heirs of those — those eager to capitalise on what they expect to be cheap energy from the dams, so that they can claim they are using “clean” energy for their polluting industries such as aluminium refineries.

But we can safely leave the NGOs to defend themselves — and indeed many of them would only be happy to see their countries pay for their previous and ongoing contribution to global climate change.

Jabu truly lost the plot when he claimed that forest clearance in Europe, the United States and Australia had to do with poverty eradication, just as in Sarawak.

Instead, in at least the United States and Australia, as in Sarawak, it was the natives who paid the price, including the ultimate price of hunger, disease and death, for forest clearance which was — and is — to make a select few gloriously rich in the shortest possible time as they raped nature in the name of development.

He lost the plot in magnificent style in trying to justify oil palm development in Sarawak as poverty eradication, pointing out that the 1.2 million people in rural Sarawak still lacked basic infrastructure.

Hang on, logging didn’t wipe out poverty

And he quietly omitted to mention whatever happened to that previous hare-brained scheme for development — logging — with apologies to hares.

By official statistics, Sarawak chopped down over 370 million cubic metres of logs between 1980 and 2006. Since up to 40 per cent of the tree goes to waste, this amounts to something like 620 million cubic metres of trees. That is a lot of trees: if we estimate a tree to average 6 cubic metres, that’s something like 100000000 trees* — one hundred million trees! — and that’s not counting all the trees that are damaged irreparably by logging activity.

Let’s be conservative and use the present royalty of RM50 per cubic metre to estimate that these 370 million cubic metres of logs would have resulted in about RM19bn in royalty over the years.

RM19bn in royalty — not counting all the other revenue that logging contributes to — and Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Rural Development Alfred Jabu Numpang says that rural Sarawak is still lacking in basic infrastructure? Whatever happened to the RM19bn? Did others just numpang on it, while the rural people saw the forests disappear before their very eyes?

Others will be better qualified to estimate the kilometres of roads, or numbers of schools or hospitals, or telephone coverage possible with RM19bn over 25 years, or RM760m a year on average – although it is pertinent to point out that Sarawak has the lowest road index in the country, much lower than even Sabah.

What is clear is that rural Sarawak still subsists on dangerous logging roads, and has little telephone coverage. Schools are provided by the federal government, and although there’s a fairly generous number of rural primary schools, secondary schools remain a different story altogether with 12-year old kids having to go to towns as boarders to be in secondary school. Hospitals are also provided by the federal government, but in the interior of Sarawak — using electoral districts as identifiers: Ba’kelalan, Batu Danau, Telang Usan, Kemena, Kakus, Belaga — there are no hospitals, despite a promise to Belaga 15 years ago!

And Jabu expects oil palm to do the trick?

So, logging didn’t do the trick, and now it’s oil palm.

But wait: the overwhelming proportion of oil palm in Sarawak is in estates. Besides those owned by the companies from Malaya such as Sime Darby, IOI and the like, the rest are owned by… yes, the same logging companies that raped the forest. Again, the rural people watch the palm trees grow on former forests, much of it their native customary rights (NCR) area, and the most they can expect is to become labourers at, at best, RM20 a day. This is supposed to bring development?

Let’s name the companies, or at least the “Big Six” — Samling, Shin Yang, Rimbunan Hijau, KTS, WTK and Ta Ann.

The first two, Samling and Shin Yang, are known to have between them, over 2 million hectares of forest concessions, much of it now under so-called license planted forests, which include oil palm, and all still counted as part of the state’s permanent forest estate.

Presumably, the others too have similarly large concessions, with KTS, under the guise of KTS-Pusaka, a KTS-Sarawak State joint venture, also having an estimated 500000 hectares slated for oil palm plantations, stretching from Belaga all the way to the Tutoh. (Just in case there are those who think, well, KTS-Pusaka is all right, as the pusaka is the people’s pusaka, the caution is to reserve judgment in a state where PPES Works, or Perbadanan Pembangunan Ekonomic Sarawak Works is not, as the name suggests, a state-owned company but a subsidiary of Taib-family owned CMS Bhd, while another listed private company, Sarawak Plantations Bhd (SPB), got at least part of its plantation area from the closure of state-owned Sarawak Land Development Board (SLDB).)

Well, it appears that at least Penangites have derived some development benefit from Sarawak’s deforestation. PenangFon, admittedly a much better broadband service than Streamyx, is owned by Rimbunan Hijau. Apologies for any moral dilemma this raises for environmentally- and people- conscious Penangites.

* To help visualise what a hundred million trees are, let us assume that all logging is carried out according to law and that the average tree has a diameter of 50cm. Then, one hundred million trees, side-by-side at the trunk, would come to 50000km. They would circle the earth at the equator and have 10000km left over!

Philip Khoo, a keen observer of Malaysian politics, is a regular contributor to Aliran

Monday, May 23, 2011

Alfred Jabu new facebook and twitter

SNAP condemns call to rally against CM

Posted on May 20, 2011, Friday

KUCHING: Sarawak National Party (SNAP) is calling on all its urban and rural Dayak members to not support a street protest if Chief Minister Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud did not step down by Aug 13 as proposed by the Movement of Change Sarawak (MoCS).

SNAP publicity committee spokesperson Chemegi Kalong said the call made by MoCS leader Francis Siah was merely to further his personal interest and ulterior motives. He recalled that Siah had attacked SNAP bitterly during the last state election, especially after the party withdrew from Pakatan Rakyat.

“Siah attacked us like hell, saying all sorts of things. So I call upon all Dayaks in Sarawak, old and young not to join the street protest, “he said in a press statement issued yesterday.

Chemegi said when Siah attacked SNAP, he was also attacking the Dayak community. “SNAP is a Dayak organisation. Attacking Snap means attacking the Dayak community. To all the Dayaks in Sarawak, Francis Siah is our enemy.”

He said the party must not be lured by Siah into supporting his call for demonstration to oust the chief minister as he believed that Taib was still the right man to lead the state.

“He brought development to us so why should we remove him? He should continue to do the job to bring in development to us,” he added.

He reminded Dayaks not to be hoodwinked by Siah’s sweet talks and remain united to fight for the rights of the Dayaks.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

‘SNAP needs to re-invent itself to become relevant again’

by Peter Boon. Posted on May 13, 2011, Friday

Felician Teo

Dr Gregory Hii

SIBU: SNAP today only has residual value which unless it re-invents itself will continue to be on the sidelines of mainstream Sarawak politics.

A councillor in Bintangor, Felician Teo, said yesterday that SNAP’s leaving PR had minimal impact since it had been regarded as a spent force.

“It needs revitalisation of its party and leadership, rebranding of its image (they are not going to win many votes just reminding Sarawakians that they are the party of Sarawak’s first Chief Minister) and most importantly, start to build grassroots political machinery,” Teo told The Borneo Post.

He was asked if SNAP’s move to severe its ties with PR would have impact on the united front.

Its secretary-general Stanley Jugol was quoted as saying that SNAP could no longer work with PR as it had been sidelined during and after the nomination prior to the just concluded state election.

Jugol was also reported to have said the proposed merger talks with DAP would cease automatically, following them severing the ties with PR.

Teo figured that would be a win-win outcome for both parties if that ever happens.

The way he saw it, DAP needs to expand its political base from urban Sarawak.

“This is because the move will make them seen to be supported by more than one racial grouping, though the reality is that they have gained support from other races other than the Chinese to win in some seats during the recent state election,” he quipped.

And what better way than to forge strategic alliance with SNAP, which represents an immediate platform for them to build a support base among the rural electorate, he noted.

Added Teo: “SNAP would have gained a new lease of life by riding on DAP’s well oiled political machinery, team of first class political strategists and strategy executers and other resources at their disposal now that they are in government in some states.”

He also did not discount the possibility that SNAP was knocking on BN’s door since without political alignment with either BN or PR, SNAP would head into political oblivion.

In an earlier interview, veteran political observer Dr Gregory Hii said while SNAP’s leadership was entitled to its own decision to reflect best interest, “constant changes to its affiliation/position in PR will give an impression that it is not a committed, reliable partner and disciplined organisation. And that is not good.”

Dr Hii reckoned that if SNAP wanted to build itself, it needed disciplined leaders, clearly defined goals, good and efficient organisation with solid grassroots support, committed and hardworking members, willing to sacrifice themselves.

“They must have adequate financial means to work towards its goals,” he opined.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Call to purge SNAP of opportunists

FMT Staff | May 11, 2011

Responsible political leaders should 'atone for their sins by honourably resigning', said a former SNAP deputy president.

KUCHING: Sarawak National Party (SNAP) should purge itself of “political opportunists” before the general election.

A former deputy president of the party, Ting Ling Kiew, said if these “opportunists” refused to resign voluntarily, they must be pushed out.

“If they should refuse to resign voluntarily, SNAP members should immediately initiate an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to legally change the current leadership.

“As a strong supporter of SNAP for the last 30 years, I call upon the entire central working committee members to immediately resign and give way to new blood to revive and rejuvenate the party.

“They should take full responsibility for the humiliation it has brought to SNAP.

“They should not regard the party as their family’s personal property and make use of the party to make a living,” said Ting.

Ting was sacked as the deputy president of the party after the Sibu by-election last May when he called on SNAP members to support the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Robert Lau Hui Yew instead of the Pakatan Rakyat candidate Wong Ho Leng.

At that time, SNAP was a member of Pakatan comprising PKR, DAP and PAS.

But in the run-up to the recent April 16 state election, SNAP became embroiled in a seat tussle with PKR and has since pulled out.

‘Leaders must atone’

Ting said that many young professionals and qualified political aspirants have openly expressed their concern and their interest to join the party if the leadership changes were effected immediately.
“There is no more reason for the current SNAP leadership to hold on. By now, they should realise that they are incapable of helming the party and should give way to others.

“By holding on to their positions, they only prove that they are greedy, selfish and power-crazy people.

“Their continued presence in the party will eventually lead to the death of SNAP,” Ting warned.

The results of last month’s state general election was something for SNAP leaders to ponder seriously.

He said being wiped out and losing their deposits in all except in one of the 27 seats contested was the most humiliating “trauma” ever experienced by any political party.

“Responsible and decent political leaders with moral credibility should humbly atone for their ‘sins’ by honourably resigning en bloc to give way to new, young and responsible leaders to take over.

“Only then can the party be relevant and worthy enough for DAP to negotiate and come to terms with in the Sarawak political context,” he added.

Dundang may seek re-election

Meanwhile, SNAP president Edwin Dundang told The Star that he is considering seeking a fresh mandate as party chief in the party election in August.

He took over as president after James Wong stepped down in 2002 after helming the party for more than 20 years.

Under Dundang, the party had taken part in two parliamentary elections and two state elections.

Except for winning a seat in the 2006 state election, the party did badly, and the worst was the recent state lection where its 26 candidates lost their deposits out of 27 seats it contested.

Dundang himself lost his deposit in Marudi, a former SNAP stronghold.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

BN allies wooing SNAP members

Joseph Tawie | May 10, 2011

Barisan Nasional partners, PRS and SPDP, are competing to win over disgruntled Sarawak Nasional Party (SNAP) members.

KUCHING: Sarawak National Party (SNAP) members have been urged to abandon the party as it is no longer relevant to the current state political landscape.

This call came from the party’s former central executive committee (CEC) member Sylvester Enteri.

Urging disappointed members, Enteri, a former Marudi SNAP branch chief, said: “It is no longer SNAP of the old days; it is SNAP that has been rejected by the people.

“You can decide for yourselves to which political parties you want to join in this democratic country.”

Enteri is hoping to convince unhappy SNAP members to join his Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), a Barisan Nasional ally. SPDP won six of the eight seats it contested in the recent state election.

Enteri, who is now SPDP vice-president and Assistant Minister of Public Utilities, had contested in Marudi against SNAP president Edwin Dundang. Enteri polled 4,578 votes in this once SNAP stronghold, as against 281 votes obtained by Dundang who lost his deposit.

Close shop

Yesterday Enteri asked SNAP to close shop following its disastrous outing in the April election. SNAP lost its deposit in 26 of the 27 seats contested.

Enteri said it was now clear that Sarawakians had rejected the party and its candidates.

He said SNAP leaders had hung on to their past glory and had been harping on the fact that the party was the oldest in the state and that it had once reigned supreme.

“But SNAP’s past did not go down well with the present generation of voters….the party is no longer relevant,” he said.

Last week another BN partner, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) called on SNAP members to join PRS in order to strengthen the voice of the Dayak community.

The once proud party’s fortunes began to sharply decline in early 2000 after a bitter quarrel between its then MP for Bintulu Tiong King Sing and the party leadership over a failed TV3 project which was supposed to have been built in Bintulu.

The quarrel led to the expulsion of Tiong and nine CEC members party. Enteri was one of them because he disagreed with the expulsion.

Enteri, together with the other expelled members, then went on to form SPDP in November 2002.

William Mawan was made the president of the party, with Enteri as secretary-general and Tiong as the treasurer-general. The party was immediately accepted into the BN fold at state and federal levels.

Monday, May 9, 2011

SNAP leaders must resign

Joseph Tawie | May 8, 2011

Beleagured SNAP's 'pullout' from Pakatan is 'immaterial' as its current leadership has 'lost all credibility', said a former top party offical.

KUCHING: A former Sarawak National Party (SNAP) vice-president has demanded that the party’s entire Central Working Committee including its president Edwin Dungan resign en bloc and take responsibility for the April 16 polls fiasco.

Declining to reveal his name, the former Sarawak Assistant Minister said: “They know who I am … they should all resign.

“They should be courageous enough to claim responsibility for the dismal performances of their candidates who all except one lost their deposits,” he said adding that it was irrelevant whether the party remained in Pakatan Rakyat or not.

The former Julau assemblyman described SNAP’s ties with Pakatan as ‘immaterial’ as party had ‘lost its credibility.’

“Whether SNAP is out of the Pakatan Rakyat or not is immaterial.

“The most important thing is for the CWC members – from the president downward – to resign and elect new committee members in order to bring credibility and integrity to the party.”

He was commenting on reports quoting SNAP secretary-general Stanley Jugol who on Friday said the party had severed its ties with Pakatan.

Jugol was quoted as saying that the 50-year-old SNAP had decided to quit Pakatan after it was sidelined following disagreements on seat allocation.

“We are no longer in Pakatan. We are now on our own,” he had said adding that it was meaningless for the party to remain in the coalition as it was no longer invited to attend any functions or meetings organised by the opposition alliance.

No credibility

Speaking to FMT yesterday, the former SNAP vice president said: “SNAP has lost its credibility and cannot claim itself to represent the Dayaks anymore.

“The recent state election clearly showed that the Dayaks have rejected the party especially under the current leadership.

“SNAP cannot rely on history and its past glory to win back the Dayaks’ support for the party, especially the young Dayaks who do not know even who SNAP’s Stephen Kalong Ningkan was.

“These young people cannot be bothered with past history as they are more interested with what the party can offer them in the future,” he said.

In 1974 SNAP won 18 state seats and nine parliamentary seats in the Dayak majority constituencies. Its leader, Ningkan was made Sarawak’s first chief minister. But their immaculate pedigree was of little use in last month’s polls.

Going into the election SNAP was already at loggerheads with PKR over seat allocation.

Refusing to compromise SNAP went ahead and contested in 27 Dayak majority constituencies with Dundang boastfully declaring they had the support of Dayaks.

In the end 26 candidates including Dundang lost their deposits. (NYAU CENGKERAM!!!)

Personal opinion

Meanwhile, Jugol today clarified his Friday statement.

He said it was his personal opinion that SNAP should pull out of Pakatan.

“The CWC members have not met to discuss the issue (pulling out), but I believe it is the general feelings of the CWC members as well as members of the party that it should leave the Pakatan Rakyat.

“What appeared in the local press that the party has severed its ties with the Pakatan Rakyat was my personal opinion,” he added.

Meawnhile Sarawak PKR information chief See Chee How when contacted said that it was not surprising that SNAP pulled out of Pakatan considering what its leaders did and acted before the state election.

He said SNAP had some good grassroots members, whom he thought would be good SNAP leaders in the future.

“But now some of them have started to join PKR… now they realised that the party is only an empty vehicle which is not able to serve the interests of the party and members of the Dayak community,” he said.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Anonymous Letter

SNAP is a party with a lot of frogs who fantasize and dream that somehow, someday they will turn into handsome princes, which they never were in the first place.

It is a party that had been mutilated beyond recognition over the years through the selfish acts of their own members with their respective agenda.

That internal divisions were well exploited by their political rivals through divide and rule, leading to the party's eventual de-registration by the ROS, only to be given a new lease of life after a few leaders met Najib just before the Batang Ai by election of April 2009.

One of those who met Najib, including Ting Ling Kiew, who was the Deputy President, was however sacked by the party. SNAP was then hijacked by a few fellows who initially thought the PKR could be their vehicle for a Dayak agenda (when SNAP's fate still being in limbo at that point).

This include people like Paul Kadang, who once worked at the PKR HQ and who ran down the PKR just before the recent Sarawak election, trying to rationalize the rebranding and revival of SNAP! Even Daniel Tajem who was once PKR adviser was roped in as a member of the new team.

The money flowed at the initial stage but when the well wishers realised that the SNAP revival was Najib backed and not contributing to the Pakatan cause, the taps went dry. The president, Edwin Dundang, who only managed to get 281 votes in Marudi, however brags that SNAP is now like a young lady with a number of potential suitors, DAP included.

The results of the recent Sarawak election where all the SNAP candidates, except one, lost their deposits suggest what the voters, even in Dayak majority seats, think of these fellows. So the Dayaks aint't no fools after all.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Enda badu badu ngerichau Apai Saloi tu ah!

SNAP not keen on DAP merger, mulls over ‘many options’

Joe Fernandez | April 24, 2011

We were betrayed by PKR during the state election and stabbed in the back by DAP, says SNAP sec-gen Stanley Jugol.

KOTA KINABALU: The Sarawak National Party (SNAP), a formidable nationalist force which once ruled the state, is at a crossroads in the wake of the just-concluded April 16 state election, according to a post-mortem concluded within days.

However, while the Iban-led party – Parti Asal Bansa Kitai — may be down for now, it’s by no means out.

This is the confident, if not defiant, tone struck by SNAP secretary-general Stanley Jugol in an exclusive take in Kota Kinabalu.

Jugol was in the Sabah capital to trade notes with Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Yong Teck Lee and for a much-needed short vacation with his family in a favourite holiday destination for Sarawakians.

“SAPP anticipates that the PKR will do a number on it in Sabah as it did against SNAP in the recent Sarawak elections,” said Jugol. “We could only share our unfortunate experience with PKR so that they would be ready for the onslaught when it comes.”

On the post-mortem, Jugol disclosed that his party confirmed that it was done in by two other Pakatan Rakyat (PR) members, the PKR and DAP, in-fighting within the opposition alliance, money politics by the ruling Barisan Nasional and its own lack of resources.

SNAP, the post-mortem concluded, was also not “the spoiler” in multi-cornered fights since even the combined opposition votes in the 26 seats it contested was less than that collected by the BN.

“The BN didn’t even bother to really campaign much in the rural areas and yet it won,” claimed Jugol.

“The coalition employed thousands of party workers at RM30 a day for ten days, sponsored nightly feasts in the longhouses, and bought up votes in the last two days before the voting on April 16.”

Going forward, Jugol does not think that SNAP will ever merge with the DAP following the latter’s invite from party stalwart Lim Kit Siang. He disclosed that SNAP was taken aback by the invite although it is yet to reject it outright.

The Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), led by James Masing, has also invited SNAP to close shop and join it and participate in merger talks with the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).

(PRS was formed after the Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), a 1983 breakaway from SNAP, was deregistered. Subsequently, when SNAP was deregistered for a while, the SPDP was formed.)

“The DAP invite may actually be too much too soon,” said Jugol. “We were betrayed by PKR during the state election and stabbed in the back by DAP.”

Both PKR and DAP, he explained, backed each other during the campaigning and urged the voters to reject SNAP in favour of either themselves or the other party.

Funds dried up

DAP, he added, went along with PKR’s lies and this included the fiction that SNAP was suddenly rolling in money because it was purportedly financed by the BN and would be re-joining the ruling coalition soon.

“Both PKR and DAP did not concentrate so much on BN during the campaign but against SNAP,” alleged Jugol.

“We were in fact initially financed by the losers in the recent PKR elections but the funds from them suddenly dried up once the campaigning started and we came under attack.”

Having faced the DAP’s onslaught during the polls period, Jugol did not think that SNAP could suddenly turn around and “persuade the Dayaks to love the Chinese-based Peninsular Malaysian party”.

Besides, a DAP-SNAP merger would merely be a re-creation of the discredited SUPP model, he said.

“SUPP did not benefit the Dayaks at all and in the end even the Chinese abandoned it although the Dayaks continued to stand by it in six seats.”

“The DAP has reached its maximum potential in Sarawak, among the Chinese, and that’s why it’s now eyeing the Dayak seats,” said Jugol. “So, there’s potential for a conflict in Sarawak between DAP and PKR.”

PKR, pointed out Jugol, also wants all Dayak seats for itself since “it can’t win even a single Malay seat in Sarawak despite being a Malay party”.

Leaving aside the proposed DAP-SNAP merger as a non-option, and the possibility of teaming up with PRS and SPDP, Jugol thinks that his party could still mull over several other definite options.

These include the party staying as it is – pledged to unite all Dayak seats under its banner; transform itself into a Borneo-based party or a Borneo-based national party.

“We are not in any great hurry to decide on the way forward,” said Jugol. “We have to also listen to what our members, delegates and leaders have to say on the issue during the August party elections.”

Looking at Baru

He does not rule out the possibility that SNAP would formally invite Sarawak PKR leader Baru Bian to take over the helm of the party since the president, Edwin Dundang, has expressed a wish to step down.

Baru, an Orang Ulu, is the newly-elected state assemblyperson for Ba’Kelalan. He is expected to help attract the minority Dayak communities like the Bidayuh and Melanau besides his own people.

He expects SNAP – “we are still licking our wounds” — would stay out of the fray for the parliamentary seats if the general election was held this year.

The later the general election is held, confirmed Jugol, the greater the possibility that SNAP would focus on a few Dayak seats. These have tentatively been identified as Serian, Kapit, Mambong and Betong.

Asked for the particular interest in these seats, Jugoh said that they were held by non-Dayak based parties like SUPP in Serian and the Malay-based Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) in the three other areas.

“We are in principle against non-Dayak based parties holding Dayaks seats and weakening our collective voice,” said Jugol. “Again, this is one reason why the DAP invite to us does not hold water.”

Besides the 26 seats where it contested, SNAP member George Lagong stood and won Pelagus as an independent.

Lagong, a half-brother of tycoon Sng Chee Hwa, initially had the party’s official consent to stand against Masing in Baleh at the instigation of the latter. But when Lagong changed his mind and decided on Pelagus instead, there wasn’t sufficient time to issue him with a new official consent letter since party officials were also busy in their respective areas.

Jagol : PKR is a multi-racial party; the majority of Sarawak PKR members are Dayaks. Fools open their mouths only to confirm their stupidity.

SNAP to attention when BN calls

Pak Bui

SNAP is, indeed, a ‘dying party’, as PKR’s Anwar Ibrahim has argued.

SNAP is dying because money politics is strangling this once proud party. In the 1970s, SNAP was a truly multi-racial party, led by Sarawakians with a vision for politics that extended beyond the narrow scope of being just another candidate ‘for sale’ to cash in on an election windfall.

In its heyday in the 1970s, SNAP spoke out against the draining of our oil resources to the peninsula, and the impoverishment of our people by proxy peninsular BN stooges like Rahman Yaakub and Taib Mahmud.

Najib’s father Razak and the peninsular BN insisted on Rahman taking over the rightful place of Chief Minister Stephen Kalong Ningkan. By moving Rahman and later, his nephew Taib, into place, the peninsular BN succeeded in suppressing the multiracial SNAP, as well as other avenues of inclusive, multi-racial political unity among all Sarawakians.

Rahman and Taib were tasked with obeying to the peninsular BN, delivering a large chunk of parliamentary seats to keep peninsular BN in power, and contribute to peninsular BN’s electoral war chest and bail out hapless children of peninsular BN warlords like Mahahthir. In return, the ancient uncle and the old nephew were given immunity from prosecution, and allowed a free hand to squeeze every last drop from our wealth in the state.

Rahman and Taib both played the race card, and rehashed the colonial tactics of “divide and rule”. Taib’s policy of pitting race against race paid off, and was instrumental in breaking up SNAP and triggering the formation of a ‘Dayak’ party, the PBDS. Taib finally succeeded in cowing PBDS and turning its leaders into subservient mouthpieces, like James Masing.

The peninsular BN has been trying to use the same trick of promoting a ‘Dayak’ champion like SNAP to “divide and rule”, just as Taib has done for three decades.

SNAP ‘dying’ to join BN

SNAP was ‘dying’ to rejoin the same peninsular BN that has presided over the destruction of our forests and the theft of Native Customary Rights (NCR) land. SNAP’s claims of being a Sarawakian party had no credibility because it was clear it would cross over to the BN if it won a few seats in the coming election.

According to Sarawak Report, SNAP leaders have admitted as much. SNAP president Edwin Dundang told Taib’s cheerleaders, the Borneo Post, last August 26, of his personal feelings that “Taib should not step down now because he still has a lot of unfulfilled political ambitions and missions to accomplish.”

When the SNAP plan hit the fan, party secretary general Stanley Jugol denied a pact with BN. However, he was careful not to deny SNAP would cross over to the BN after the polls, if it won seats.

Stanley Jugol complained the author of the Sarawak Report expos√© on SNAP was “malicious and dishonest” for reporting that SNAP has made plans to jump over to BN Yet he never denied the Sarawak Report writer’s assertion that SNAP will embrace the BN after the election.

“Doesn’t he know that to go to the BN fold, a party will have to get consent from its members and the concurrence of each and all of (sic) the parties which are already in the BN?” he asked rhetorically. In doing so, he made it clear SNAP will certainly scrabble to obtain consent from its members, and agreement from the BN component parties, if it wins a few seats.

SNAP both “Dayak party” and “multiracial party”

In a painfully long-winded defence of SNAP during it’s campaign, its so-called director of elections Paul Kadang failed to convince Sarawakians that SNAP intends to oppose the BN. It was noticeable that after pages of typographical diarrhoea, he never once denies that SNAP will betray Sarawak’s voters, by defecting to the BN after the election.

Instead, he attacked PKR for being a party started by “Malay-Melanau politicians”. He was playing the race card, even though he grudgingly accepted that Baru Bian is now the Dayak leader of a multiracial PKR.

PKR has been working for the grassroots for more than a decade. Can Paul Kadang point to how SNAP works for the welfare of the Dayak, as Baru Bian and See Chee How of the PKR, and Chiew Chin Sing of the DAP, have done?

Which party does the handful of lawyers supporting the indigenous communities and NCR belong to? SNAP or PKR? Paul Kadang was using the same racist “divide and rule” language that Taib, and peninsular BN, have been using for decades. SNAP tried to use race as a tool to try to win a few seats, but failed miserably.

Racial politics always beats the same boring drum, “Ein volk, ein reich, ein Fuhrer” (“one people, one nation, one leader”), as in Germany under Hitler (“director of elections” of the National Socialist Party). SNAP is the leader, in Paul Kadang’s imagination, in Dayak-majority constituencies.

Paul Kadang made gruesome contortions, claiming that SNAP has had “two important characteristics vis-√†-vis its support: it has always been a multiracial party. Of equal importance has been its emphasis on Dayak interests”.

The “multiracial” and “Dayak” words, lumped together, sounded exactly like Umno talking about the importance of Malay rights. Was he talking more about the elite Dayaks’ interests, or the Dayak masses’ interests?

Paul Kadang and people like him in SNAP are political opportunists, giving themselves titles like “intellectuals”. They champion only the Dayak elites, but they make pretentious claims to be representing the Dayak masses.

They pretend that only the Dayaks have socioeconomic problems and therefore, SNAP focuses on Dayak interests, when in fact, SNAP focuses on the interests of a few SNAP leaders.

SNAP’s shady funding

Paul Kadang denied SNAP had received BN money. He argued that SNAP could, theoretically, obtain funding, “for example”, from a theoretical “native petroleum engineer working in the Middle East and earning US$25,000 a month and who is moved by the plight of his community, (and) will contribute RM100,000 to SNAP’s election campaign”.

Strangely enough, he could not produce the name of this mythical philanthropist willing to give up more than a month’s salary.

Paul Kadang claimed SNAP had been “inundated with monetary contributions from well-to-do natives living abroad”. Perhaps one of these was Leo Moggie, a convert to the BN cause, and his BN friends with deep pockets.

Paul Kadang condemned critics of SNAP as “armchair politicians”. Unfortunately, Paul Kadang is himself an armchair politician.

SNAP’s current crop of failed leaders is a blight on the party.

"DISASTROUS" ko Tajem.

Tajem open to DAP-Snap merger proposal
Terence Netto
Apr 25, 11
Snap adviser Daniel Tajem said the idea of a merger between his party and DAP should not be dismissed outright because "we cannot be doing any worse than we are right now".

Contacted by Malaysiakini today, Tajem said nobody in Snap has asked his opinion of the matter yet, but "if they do, I would advice that they not dismiss it outright".

NONE"We have been, at least I have been, through the worst election experience of my life where 21 of the 26 candidates we fielded lost their deposits," he said.

Tajem, 75, said he expected a formal meeting of the party to be held soon to discuss the future of Snap.

"Sure, the election results were disastrous but when we decided to restore Snap to its strength of old, we were not thinking of just the election that was held recently but of the long-term future of the Dayaks within the Malaysian nation," offered Tajem.

"This proposal of a merger between Snap and DAP is something that we could not have thought about because it's outside the frame of our thinking about the future of Dayaks," he said.

"But given our disastrous performance in the recent election we cannot be doing any worse than we are right now," opined Tajem.

Litmus test

He continued: "All my years in politics I have not seen a debacle as bad as the one Snap has just gone through. I don't think it helps our situation to blame anyone or any factor for the disaster.

"NONEInstead, we should concentrate on the longer term which was what I, when I agreed to become the adviser, had my eyes fixed on.

"It so happened that the election interposed between our desire to revive Snap and our need to fly our colours at the polls.

"Now that the election results have come in and these have been disastrous for Snap, we should consider as wide a range of options as we can."

Tajem said the litmus test of any option was whether it would be good for the future of the Dayaks.

"That's why I would advise against dismissing outright the proposal of a merger with the DAP," he said.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dundang, face your defeat like a man

Apr 21, 11 8:53am
your say'Trying to claim that Pelagus is a Snap seat when it is not won on a Snap ticket is the most egoistic display of a low-class politician.'

Fresh from defeat, Snap mulls going national

Kgen: After such a humiliating performance, Snap should just dissolve itself. As a Dayak party, they contested in Dayak-majority seats and lost their deposits in 25 out of 26 seats.

Snap should realise that the real reason for their humiliating defeat is the uncertainty of whether they are part of the opposition or a party waiting to rejoin BN. Based on how demanding Snap is in negotiating seats with PKR, I doubt they can work with Pakatan Rakyat.

Can their assemblymen be trusted not to hop to BN like what Pelagus state representative George Lagong is mulling?

Multi Racial: Edwin Dundang, it is clear that Snap lost every seat they contested and as president you should take full responsibility for the failure and resign.

The best approach for you is to call for an EGM (emergency general meeting) and propose to the party that it is to be dissolved and all members join DAP. Believe me, this is the only way to go for Snap members.

If you don't do that, Snap will die a slow death. This could be your last job as president - to secure the future of your members.

CKS: Dundang, face your defeat like a man - that is the first step you must take if you want to continue in politics.

Trying to claim that Pelagus is a Snap seat when it is not won on a Snap ticket is the most egoistic display of a low-class politician. Even Wee Choo Keong would not make a similar claim! Or has he?

Kapten Pencen: I did comment in Malaysiakini before the state election that it would be considered a big success if none of the Snap candidates did not lose their deposit.

The one and only reason why Snap contested the election was to help BN by taking away some voters from the opposition in seats that was considered black or grey, and they succeeded.

Snap is irrelevant and has no following in Sarawak, I should know as I am Sarawakian. Another thing that was widely speculated before the election was whether the Snap candidates, if elected would jump ship.

George Lagong has just proven many people right. He is already preparing to 'frog' to PRS. And he was supposed to be a Snap candidate. If Snap had won, we would be witnessing a 'frogathon' in Sarawak now.

Lim Chong Leong: DAP should not welcome Snap. It was selfish and it decided to go for broke alone. They thought they could hold their own and even defeat Pakatan.

Now they hint they may merge with DAP? Of course, merge with the biggest opposition winners. They just want to hang on to others like a parasite and leave when they think they could win seats on their own. We don't need such people.

If Snap is sincere about the DAP cause, they should just dissolve the party and let its members join DAP.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


1. Stephen Anak Sagir (N. 1 Opar) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

2. Frankie Jurem Anak Nyombui (N. 2 Tasik Biru) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

3. Richard @ Peter A/L Margaret (N. 16 Bengoh) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

4. Ateng Anak Jeros (N. 17 Tarat) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

5. Anthony Anak Nais (N. 18 Tebedu) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

6. Belayong Anak Jayang (N. 19 Kedup) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

7. Dan Giang (N. 25 Balai Ringin) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

8. Ivanhoe Anthony Anak Belon (N. 26 Bukit Begunan) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

9. Semijie Anak Janting (N. 28 Engkilili) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

10. Joe Anak Unggang (N. 31 Layar) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

11. Dayrell Walter Entrie (N. 32 Bukit Saban) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

12. Liman Anak Sujang (N. 34 Krian) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

13. Jamal Bin Abdullah @ Tedong Anak Gunda (N. 41 Pakan) - ALAH.

14. Labang Anak Jamba (N. 42 Meluan) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

15. Augustine Anak Liom @ August Liom (N. 44 Machan) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

16. Toh Heng San (N. 55 Katibas) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

17. John Bampa (N. 57 Belaga) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

18. Edwin Dundang Bugak (N. 66 Marudi) - PRESIDENT MEGA NYAU CENGKERAM! APUUUU! ENDA MALU?

19. Kebing Wan (N. 67 Telang Usan) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

20. Lawrence Cosmas Sunang Anak Simpang (N. 69 Batu Danau) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

21. Abang Othman Abang Hj Gom (N. 23 Lingga) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

22. Ramli Malaka (N. 58 Jepak) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

23. Thony Anak Badak (N. 61 Bekenu) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

24. Johari Bujang (N. 62 Lambir) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

25. Micheal Anak Lias (N. 43 Ngemah) - NYAU CENGKERAM.

26. Ungun Anak Bayang (N. 60 Kemena) - NYAU CENGKERAM.


Sapa banggar? Dundang tauka Lagong?

Fresh from defeat, Snap mulls going national
Ang Ngan Toh
Apr 20, 11
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The Sarawak National Party (Snap), which fared badly in the just-concluded state election, is considering amending its constitution to enable it to play a political role at either the regional or national level.

“We are examining various options open to us in terms of coalition building, one that would ensure stability of direction and purpose.

“This may include the possibility of electoral pacts with parties or organisations outside of Sarawak,” party president Edwin Dundang Bugak said after the central executive committee meeting (CEC) yesterday.

NONE“With such reforms being taken within the party, we are sure that Snap will emerge stronger and more responsive as a political organisation."

It is not clear whether Dundang was referring to DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang, who yesterday proposed a DAP-Snap merger.

Meanwhile, Dundang said the Snap leadership accepted the verdict handed down by the voters in the polls.

“Owing to various factors, Snap did not perform well as it had expected. In fact, the party is at a low ebb,” he added.

He said an initial result of a post-mortem conducted immediately after the election showed certain structural weakness in the party for the poor response from the voters.

Dundang said the full result of the post-mortem would be known in a few weeks' time.

Snap fought polls 'virtually alone'

Another reason for the dismal showing, he said, was the party's troubled relationship with Pakatan Rakyat, particularly PKR.

He blamed PKR for targeting Snap more than BN during the 10-day election campaign.

“Given the ferocity of attack on Snap by PKR, it was hardly surprising that Snap had to fight the election virtually alone,” he added.

“This was clearly not a satisfactory situation for Snap since we had considered ourselves part and parcel of Pakatan Rakyat,” he said, adding that the shabby treatment by PKR was uncalled for.

Dundang however said he would not be stepping down as party president to take responsibility for Snap's failure in the election.

“I am not a cabinet minister unlike Dr George Chan, the deputy chief minister, who took the full blame for SUPP's poor showing in the election,” he said.

He said his term as party president expired at the party's triennial delegates conference scheduled for August this year.

Snap claims Pelagus rep as its own

Meanwhile, Dundang claimed that an independent candidate, George Lagong, who won in Pelagus in last Saturday's polls is the party's state assemblyperson.

NONEHe said Lagong was supposed to contest in Baleh on a Snap ticket, but made a last-minute switch to Pelagus when incumbent Larry Sng was not re-nominated to contest on a BN's ticket.

“Lagong was unable to get a letter of authority from the party in time due to the last-minute switch so he stood as an Independent.

“This was done with the full knowledge and blessing of the party,” he said, adding that Lagong could not be present at the CEC meeting yesterday as he had prior commitment elsewhere.

Dundang said Lagong had stated that “he is and will remain steadfastly as a Snap member”.

“Being the sole Snap representative in the State Legislative Assembly, he will be given, in due course, an important and significant role in the party's central executive committee,” Dundang said.

He said Lagong had accepted as a member of CEC with immediate effect.

Dundang said Snap, therefore, was not totally wiped out in the election as widely reported by the media.

Twenty-five of 26 Snap candidates lost their election deposits when they failed to secure one-eighth of the total vote cast in the constituencies they contested.

The sole Snap candidate, who did not lose his deposit, was Tedong Gunda, who faced Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) president William Mawan Ikom, in Pakan.

Lagong, however, is non-committal

Lagong, who is Larry Sng's uncle, defeated Stanley Nyitar @ Unja Malang of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Edward Sumbang Asun of PKR.

NONELagong (left), when contacted, was non-committal about his ties with Snap.

“It was a mere speculation that I was a Snap candidate. I won as an Independent, and not on a Snap ticket,” he said.

He conceded that he was supposed to contest on a Snap ticket in Baleh, but made a last-minute switch to Pelagus.

Lagong said any political decision he made would be based on what is good for the people of Pelagus.

He nevertheless said he needed a political vehicle to pursue his political career.

“I do not rule out the possibility of joining PRS or any other parties,” he explained, when asked for his reaction to the invitation by PRS president James Masing to join PRS, a component of BN.



Badu agi ngerichau, Jugol! Anang ngambu sebarang utai!

Lagong is our man, claims SNAP.

FMT Staff | April 20, 2011

All eyes will be on George Lagong whom SNAP claims is its man although he won the Pelagus seat as an independent.

KUCHING: Sarawak National Party (SNAP) has won a seat, albiet by default, through Pelagus candidate George Lagong.

Party secretary-general Stanley Jugol said Lagong was a current member of SNAP and had contested in Pelagus due to a last-minute change in strategy.

Jugol said Lagong was originaly slated to contest under the SNAP ticket in the remote Baleh constituency against Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president James Masing.

“We had announced Lagong’s name for the Baleh seat at our earlier press conferences. Lagong is a SNAP member.

“But at the last minute, he decided to switch strategy and contest in Pelagus because of family pressure, ” he said, adding that Lagong is Larry Sng’s nephew. Partyless Sng was dropped by BN from contesting this time.

Jugol explained that when Barisan Nasional (BN) failed to name Sng as a candidate, his family had immediately contacted Lagong and told him to contest in Pelagus.

“It all happened very fast. SNAP was aware of Lagong’s decision and agreed for him to contest in Pelagus under SNAP ticket.

“But due to logistical reasons – Baleh is very far upriver from Kapit – we could not deliver him the letter of authority in time for him to submit his nominations in Pelagus as a SNAP candidate.

“So Lagong contested as an independent but he is a SNAP member,” Jugol told FMT, adding that Lagong had given SNAP permission to announce this fact.

Jugol, however, did say that although Lagong was a SNAP representative, it would not be recognised in the State Legislative Assembly.

“In the state assembly he will be considered an independent because he won the seat as an independent,” Jugol added.

Lagong was the only independent among 41 independents who won a seat in the recent Sarawak state election.

He defeated BN-PRS candidate Stanley Nyitar by 2,837 votes. Lagong secured 5,740 votes against Stanley’s 2,903.

The PKR candidate, Edward Sumbang Asun, managed to secure 1,171 votes.

SNAP not wiped out

In 2006, Sng won the seat under a PRS ticket but Masing sacked him from the party in 2009 for insubordination.

Sng has been partyless since and Masing’s adamant refusal to accept him back into PRS or for that matter allow any other BN partners to accept him resulted in BN dropping him as a candidate despite Sng being Taib’s blue-eyed boy.

Masing has blamed PRS’ loss in Pelagus in Saturday’s election to “money politics”.

“The pride of the poor communities is as deep as their pockets. This is most evident in politics,” he had said.

Yesterday, SNAP president Edwin Dundang had announced that the party was not “wiped out” in the election as widely reported.

“Lagong contested in Pelagus with the full knowledge of the party. When he was unable to get the letter of authority from me, he had to contest as an independent.

“He could not be present today at the meeting as he had some commitment,” he said, dispelling rumours that Lagong was open to offers from other BN coalition partners.

Word here is that Lagong, who is currently in Brunei, is being wooed by Masing who is eyeing the post of deputy chief minister.

Except for Pelagus, PRS won all its eight out of nine seats contested in Saturday’s polls.

Masing is bent on getting Lagong and bolstering his party’s credentials as having delivered 100% of its seat.

Sarawak Democratic Progressive Party (SPDP), another Dayak-dominated BN component, won six out of eight seats it contested.

This is your official statement on your 26 candidates: List of SNAP's candidate. George Lagong's name was never on your list. And now you say he is SNAP candidate? Please continue to twist and turn your words, Jugol, so that people will know who you are.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Uchu ambu Rekaya Dana Bayang udah angkat ngelaban Jabu ngamatka jako pesan Indu Dara Insin Temaga kelia menya.


Nyau ke lama sida ke udah dia, ia pan nyau ga besai. Nyau kira umur semilan taun, sida bumai di Tengalun endur kebun sida Nanang Sanggat ke diatu ari ulu rumah sida. Sida bemalam di umai lebuh maia nebas. Senang seduai Isik mai Dana enggau seduai ke umai, seduainya laban ke tuai, endang orang udah bebini beranak. Ia pan enggau seduai ga ke umai, sida tiga pan gawa meh di umai, nyau kelama sida tiga ka udah dia.

Bisi pagi siti seduai ke tuainya tadi nurun ga gawa, Dana lalu apin dani. “Lapa Dom tu lalu enda angkat?” pia ku Isik bejaku enggau Senang. “Nyangka nya lelak meh ia,” pia ku seduai menyadi ke tuai. “Awak ke tinduk, nadai ia kala bakanya. Mupuk meh tua,” pia ku seduai. Seduai ia pan mansang ga nebas. Nyau ngetu ngansah seduai pulai ga ke langkau, meda Dana endang agi tinduk, tak diteju ke seduai meda ia lalu enda dani. “Nadai ia kala bakanya, nyangka nya bisi mimpi indah,” pia ku Senang seduai Isik. Seduai pan mupuk ga baru gawa.

Nyau maia ke ngetu tengah ari, pulai meh ga seduai ke langkau. Datai di langkau, meda ia endang udah dani. Seduai nanya ke nama kebuah ia bengat tinduk ngelama nya. Saut ia madah kediri bisi mimpi. Seduai pan ngetu ga nanya ia. Nyau kelama sida ti nebas umai sida tiga udah di tanya seduai baru ga ia.

Dia ia nusui mimpi ia, sepengelama ia tinduk nya tadi asai ke tiga malam ia diau di menua orang. Ia asai ti ke langit, datai din betemu enggau Dara Insin Temaga, lalu tinduk begulai enggau ia. Laban ia ke agi mit gaga bendar Dara Insin Temaga ke ia, gaga meda anak ia baru datai. “Nya, uji nuan nesa panau ba dada aku,” pia ku ia nganu Dana. Ia pan lalu nesa panau Dara Insin Temaga ari kiba ke kanan. Tesa-tesa ia, ia pan nyemerai ke kanan. Lalu di tanya ia ga, “Berapa semua ia ditu,” ku Dara Insin Temaga. “Baru ke lapan,” ku saut Dana, “Alai nuan lalu nanya aku ga, aku nyau enda ingat agi.” “Uji tesa baru,” pia ku indunya enggau ia. Baka nya tadi ga ia, nyemerai dada ia di tanya indu nya ga Dana, “Nuan ke bendar nanya aku, nya alai aku ka bendar ga enda ingat,” ku Dana.

“Nya alai Dana, bisi Ribai datai ari tasik besai linggang gumbang ila. Anang ngelaban orang nya nuan Dana, nyentuk ke lapan turunan nuan ila. Anang ngelaban orangnya nuan, laban orangnya tau nyaup kita, tau mai pemansang ke kaban kita, tau ngasuh kita tampak rita tampak nama,” pia ku indunya nganu ia. “Nya alai enti nuan ngayau nyerang menua, anang nyemberai ke tebing kanan nuan, laban nuan enda tetesa ke panau aku terus abis dada aku ke kanan. Nyadi semua enti ari kiba endurnya Dana, nyamai nuan ngelaban, nadai munsuh tetan ke nuan enti nuan nyerang sida,” pia ku jaku Indu Dara Insin Temaga enggau Dana.

Senang seduai Isik pan ngenung ga ninga mimpi ia, dipelalai ke sida tiga menyadi, laban Dana ke agi mit. Nya alai seduai ia enda ngasuh Dana nusui mimpi ia suh orang bukai lebuh ia agi mit kelia.

Tu gaya tusut Stanny Embat Laja:

1) Rekaya Pemancha Dana Bayang X Mengan Tuai = Tiong "Anak Umbong Anak Sulong"
2) Tiong x Attat = Jalu
3) Jalu x Ingka = Sulah
4) Sulah x Atin = Gurang
5) Gurang x Nil = Unit
6) Unit x Laja = Stanny Embat Pharoh
7) Stanny Embat Pharoh

Snap supports PKR’s Baru Bian as CM

Queville To | April 15, 2011

KUCHING: Snap today announced that it was willing to join a cabinet headed by PKR’s Baru Bian as chief minister if the opposition managed to kick out Barisan Nasional tomorrow.

“The notion that Baru Bian is to be the chief minister has been agreed upon by Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak. This is because Snap is a member of Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak,” said its secretary-general, Edmund Stanley Jugol in a statement issued here today.

He assured that Snap strongly subscribed to the struggle of Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak.

“In the event that PKR wins very few seats, and Snap captures more seats within the opposition front, Snap will offer DAP, PAS and PKR to jointly govern Sarawak,” he said.

However, he lamented that PKR was spoiling the chances of Pakatan by contesting in too many seats and causing a split in the opposition votes.

“Snap only fielded candidates in 26 areas. But PKR fielded 49 candidates which reduce the chances of Pakatan Rakyat Sarawak to win in the majority of the seats they contest,” he noted.

Snap had previously come under fire from opposition groups over allegations that it was insincere and would switch sides after the election.


Sunday, April 10, 2011


Alfred Jabu anak Numpang mai burung kenyalang lebuh iya nganjung nama minta pilih tu tadi. Pengawa baka tu endang selalu dikereja iya tiap kali iya nganjung nama minta pilih.

Lebuh iya datai ba District Office di Betong, Jabu lalu ngengkahka semua perengka piring iya nya ba sepiak bedil lama ba penama ngagai rumah opis nya.

Udah nya iya lalu meremi seraya ke murus-murus bedil nya lalu besampi. Udah tembu Returning Officer ba opis nya nyebut semua nama bala pengari ti minta pilih bagi nya, Jabu sekali agi dipeda murus-murus bedil nya seraya besampi.

Kami deka meri jaku tangkan ngagai Jabu nya, bedil nya ti bensumbar Bujang Timpang Berang ukai enggi iya tauka aki ini iya. Sapa bala orang ti endang bempu bedil nya? Aram mih kitai mulaika pengingat kitai ba cherita tu:

“Nya alai aku nadai runding panjai Rajah. Belaya meh tua! Enggai aku digaga orang baka tu. Enggai ke aku belaya ga ila enggau orang ti nusui jaku ngapa tu enggau nuan. Nyamai ga tua empu belaya!” pia ku jaku Rekaya Aji Apai Limpa enggau Rajah.

“Anang pia Aji, aku enggai belaya. Nya alai aku mesan ke nuan kitu keh, awak betemu enggau nuan empu. Awak ke jaku tu tau padam ngapa pia aja.”

“Enda pia!” ku Rekaya Aji Apai Limpa. “Jaku tu enda padam ngapa enti tua enda belaban, laban jaku tu ngemalu aku ba ati aku. Mudik meh nuan ke Saribas. Aku enggau bala aku pulai dulu. Udahnya bai meh bala nuan ngelaban aku!” pia ku Rekaya Aji Apai Limpa.

“Anang Orang Kaya,” pia ku saut Rajah. “Laya tu ka lama enti tua belaya laban menua jauh. Enggai ke bala kita tusah ila, aku nemu nuan berani Aji. Nya alai aku rindu, sayau ke nuan. Aku nemu nuan kebal, aku nemu semua rita pemerani nuan ke udah ngelamatu.”

Bala sida pan angkat ga deka pulai. Bala sida bukai betabi enggau Rajah. Semina siku Rekaya Aji Apai Limpa empu enda betabi enggau Rajah, ditipas iya jari Rajah. Sida pan mupuk ga mulai ke diri ngagai perau sida, lalu undur meh pulai ke menua diri empu ngundur ai Sarawak lalu pulai nebing ai nya masuk ke Saribas.

Tang sida iya enda lalu pulai ke Saribas. Sida iya lalu nyemerai ke Nanga Kalaka lalu masuk ke Batang Rajang. Sida lalu ke Mukah, ngeluba menuanya dia baru datai di Mukah.

Gaga bendar Sarip Mansur ninga rita sida. Iya lalu sedia mantu sida enggau barang, nama utai ti kedeka ke sida. Laban Sarip Mansur endang enda lantang ati ke Rajah megai menua Sarawak. Meda sida Rekaya Aji Apai Limpa tu deka angkat ngelaban Rajah, nya alai Sarip Mansur lalu gaga bendar deka nulung sida enggau naka ulih iya.

Bala sida Rekaya Aji Apai Limpa lalu diberi ia empat batang bedil sereta enggau ubat-ubat bedil maioh ga diberi ia keh dikena sida ngelaban bala Rajah. Ari nya meh penatai bedil Timpang Berang ti kena sida belaban di Bukit Sadok.

Nya alai, bedil nya endang diempu raban peturun Rekaya Aji Apai Limpa.

Bisi sekali lebuh maya pengerami makai bebala mayuh begulai enggau bala pemesai-pemesai perintah di Kuching, Jabu bisi bejaku lalu nusui pasal cherita siku ari aki ti nurunka serak tubuh iya. Dia iya enggau ati ti gaga nusui cherita iya nya madahka aki iya ti nyadi tukang masak ti duduk ba kemudi perau pengayau bala anak Rekaya Pemancha Dana Bayang. Dia Jabu nusui baka ni aki iya ti ngulung asi ti udah mansau lalu dikelambungka nuju bala pengayau ti duduk ba ruang perau. Cukup gaga Jabu nusuika cherita tu ngagai bala mayuh!

Baka ni ku Jabu nya? Uchu-ambu Rekaya Aji Apai Limpa?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Latest in the list Mr. Tony Badak for Bekenu

Stanley: Hahaha...enti Tony Badak nya menang ba bekenu...siap Indu daho dedia ila...pemadu pengindu Tony Badak nya...hahaha

Edwin: Gelaran iya ... Ambai Kumang.... hehehe!!!

Stanley: Parai kitai...udah ba spdp engkejuk ga ngagai snap...pemadu meh tony. Enti nunda keh sida sdnu host gawai taun tu tang ia enggai. Laban sdnu ditu enda ngam enggau pangan diri pasal duit ba last dinner sida suba.

Edwin: Harinya ngeshow ngagai bala mai 5 iko indu pare enggau iya ....

Stanley: Endang keh pengawa ia nya. 1st wife ia suba Ivy nama.... Diatu udah divorce. Lega amat asai ati Ivy diatu laban udah settle. Ukai main Tony nya sakit suba kna syphllis. Nya kebuah Ivy mai sarak. Enda tan agi ia...