Barisan is a coalition of political parties and not a club – Dr. Jeniri Amir

Sarawak Barisan Nasional Club against Barisan principle, says political analyst


Dr. Jeniri Amir

KUCHING: The proposed formation of the Sarawak Barisan Nasional Club will create more problems to the Barisan Nasional coalition, warned a political analyst.

Jeniri Amir, who is a senior lecturer with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), said that condoning its formation would be tantamount to going against the Barisan principle.

He went on to say that allowing the five ex-SPDP elected representatives to pursue their political interest through such club would set a precedent that no other party president would want to condone.

The five ex-SPDP elected representatives are Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie (Industrial Development Assistant Minister and Tasik Biru assemblyman), Datuk Sylvester Entrie Muran (Water Supply Assistant Minister and Marudi assemblyman), Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe (Mas Gading MP), Rosey Yunus (Family Development Assistant Minister and Bekenu assemblywoman) and Paulus Gumbang (Batu Danau assemblyman).

Recently, Nansian, who is the spokesman for the five, told a press conference that the proposed club would be the new vehicle for them to pursue their political struggle under Barisan.

Nansian also said that a protem committee for the club had been formed and an application to register the club would be submitted to the Registrar of Societies after the Chinese New Year celebration.

“The purpose of forming the club is to gather and continue the support of the people in our respective seats for Barisan. We believe through the club we will be able to show our unity and solid support behind Barisan.

“So far, the response to the club has been good and we hope Barisan will appreciate it,” Nansian told newsmen after a ceremony to take down the SPDP signboards and replace them with new signboards bearing the name “Pusat Khidmat Wakil Rakyat Barisan Nasional” at his service centre and that of Dr Tiki’s in Bau recently.

Jeniri, however, argued: “If you allow some individuals who have been sacked from a Barisan component party to form a club just to remain in the coalition, its implication is far-reaching not just to the party involved but also to Barisan as a whole.

“The formation of the club, if condoned by Barisan, will create confusion, cause splits and weaken the coalition.”

According to Jeniri, there is no need for such a club to be formed because Barisan is a coalition of political parties and not a club.

He said the action of the five ex-SPDP elected representatives to form the club was actually sending a wrong message to Barisan members and followers.

“Imagine, what will happen if it happens in PBB, which is the biggest party in Barisan?” he asked.

Jeniri said Barisan should go by its principle and take serious action against the five. He said the five had been sacked by SPDP, which is a component of Barisan, and they should not be allowed to park or form such a club for their own survival.

“I believe Barisan has its own standard operating procedure to deal with cases like this. “It should follow the procedure, abide by the principle and maintain its consistency,” he said.

Jeniri suggested that the five should just quit totally from their present posts in the government.

“They are talking about principle, but why are they not abiding by the Barisan principle. “They are out of SPDP. Because SPDP is a component of Barisan they should be out from Barisan too,” he said.

Nansian and his group had decided to group themselves under the proposed club after their membership in SPDP was terminated in December last year.

Before that, the party had sacked Datuk Sylvester Entrie Muran, Water Supply Assistant Minister and Marudi assemblyman, for insubordination.

5 thoughts on “Barisan is a coalition of political parties and not a club – Dr. Jeniri Amir”

  1. Not after 55 years of PBB & UMNO! It must now be zero tolerance & striking back with the greatest force. Why are you so forgiving & relenting? Have they- PBB, BN got a trace of the people’s interest at heart? NO! It’s endless tricks, acrobatics & deception to stay in power. If you research globally & think thoroughly: Politicians are the roots of all the problems in the world: pillage & plunder; cronies; in-equality of races & incomes; apartheid; hardship & grief turning to crime & tragedy; trillions of $$$ wasted worldwide on corruption, thefts, land-grabs, resource-grabs, amassing of projects, money outflow & laundering, white elephants & kickbacks; abuses, mismanagements, misuses, crime-fighting, strife, riots, wars. In the end, to cling to power & luxury, they will kill. Look at Idi Amin, Africa, N. Korea, Arab Spring.

  2. Time Magazine quoted an economist at Morgan Stanley in Singapore as saying that the country might have lost as much as US$100 billion since the early 1980s to corruption (RM300 billion = 300,0000 million).
    Perwaja RM10 billion. Forex fiasco early 90s RM30 billion. Maminco scandalRM 1.6 Billion.
    Bank Bumiputra Scandal RM10 billion. STAR-LRT bailout RM3.256 billion. RM 38.5 billion compensation to highway companies. Putra transport system, which cost RM4.486 billion. Maminco scandal RM 1.6 Billion. PKFZ 12 billion. Bank Islam RM700 million. M.V. Agusta & Proton lost RM 348 million. Wang Ehsan, oil royalty Terengganu RM7.4 billion. Philharmonic Orchestra has swallowed a total of RM500 million. Bailouts of Malaysia Airline System RM7.9 billion. Spent RM3.2 billion in teaching Maths and Science in English over 5 yrs. Jets and submarines to 2 private companies Perimeker & IMT Defence amounted to RM910 million. RM1.3 billion wasted building the white elephant Customs, Immig & Quarantine (CIQ) facilities on cancellation of the Scenic Bridge. National Service Training Programme yearly estimate of RM 500 million. RM 4.63 billion, ’soft-loan’ to PKFZ. RM250 in NFC Cowgate scandal. RM30billion with Sarawak’s CM & cronies in 31 years. RM 160 million for 300 computer labs in Sabah – only 2 completed.

  3. Putrajaya only had 6,008 voters but Opposition-held Kapar needed a staggering 112,224 voters, 17 times more than Putrajaya. Deceit; gerrymandering; State-controlled media; vote buying; phantom voters; postal votes; useless ink, new voters from illegal immigrants, public machinery used to support votes for incumbent, crooked government….

  4. . Malaysia has neither transparency (non-corruption) nor real human rights, neither freedom of the media nor true democracy. The blacks are only 14% of US population, if Obama can be US President, an Indian or Dayak or Chinese can be a Malaysian PM…think about it! How tragically you’ve been treated.
    You need a giant civil rights movement akin to that of great Martin Luther King. It is glaring apartheid in Malaysia under the label of ‘Bumiputra’. How can a race be treated superior to another, especially when they work the least. The crime of apartheid is defined by the 2002 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as inhumane acts of a character similar to other crimes against humanity”committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.”
    On 30 November 1973, the United Nations General Assembly opened for signature and ratification the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.[1] It defined the crime of apartheid as “inhuman acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them.”


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