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?