SNAP is still a BN component party


I hope this is not an April fool headline by the Borneo Post, because it gives us a new implication on the status of Sarawak National Party (SNAP).

I met Stanley Jugol and Darrel Jugol (SNAP Youth) during the Batang Ai by-election nomination day. It was polite to say “hi” to relatives when we have the chances to meet them. Nothing was mention on this news, but I was made to understang that some SNAP CEC was in Kuala Lumpur to meet Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (who shall be Malaysia’s next Prime Minister and probably be the new Home Affairs Minister).

2009-04-01-snap-exSome questions

  • With Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s comment on the technical status of SNAP, now we know that SNAP is still a component of the Barisan Nasional (on record). Was that the reason why SNAP was never being deregistered?
  • What is SNAP CEC member, Dr. John Brian (holding the post of Vice President) doing in PKR? He is seen as PKR’s strategist in Sarawak (well, at least that was being read in his blog).
  • The media have carried headlines and news that SNAP “pulled out” from the Barisan Nasional and today we are reading that SNAP have never resigned from BN. Were the readers being fooled all these while by these politicians?
  • Will this move make an impact in Batang Ai? We know that there are still some strong supporters (the elder Ibans) of SNAP in Batang Ai.

Senior Sng denies

Former Julau MP Datuk Sng Chee Hua has denied that he has been working against the Barisan Nasional in the Batang Ai by-election.

“I am a BN man and I believe that the BN will deliver the seat,” he added in a press statement yesterday.

Well, hopes Datuk Sng pay a visit to the PRS Operations Room in Batang Ai to strengthen this claim and statement. Probably our good friends Tedwin Ngumbang and Audie Chua should also lend a hand in Batang Ai.

Electronic media war

One thing for sure – the Barisan Nasional lack people who can documented their campaign. Unlike their big brother, UMNO-nergised blogs, the BN Sarawak, while equiped with high tech digital cameras, video cameras, during the recent nomination day are good for private home viewing (printed photo album) and home videos.

So, YB YB, Datuk Datuk, Datin Datin, this good video clips, photos are all needed if you are to enter the new media. The printed mass media have limited space to show the real things. And, we, the new generation voters want to view and read the latest information on the ground, and not relying on SMS from the campaigners.

Today, the BN are trailing (or even not there yet) in term of electronic media war. If this continues to happen, then it might be too late.

Listen O-thee BN

Today’s voters do not only listen to your ceramah, but take a little more time to surf the Net, read newspapers for views and opinions before they decided on whom they will vote.

1. oBN, your projects are not well documented for the public. Yes, we heard of them, but we do not see them. The papers, development photos and videos are well kept in your office but for who? Some of us cannot attend development exhibition, but we do come back to vote.

2. Government websites are becoming redundant, full of historical facts! Either the government are so lokek, and can’t afford a dedicated webmaster in every council or district offices, or they just couldn’t be bothered about it.

3. All champions and no frontliners – 6 days more, my honest opinion to both sides: PKR have better documentation of their campaign. Better organised despite their lack of fund, logistic supports, etc. The BN relied on all the media to send out their signal to the voters. Yes, we read it. The reality on the ground is different.


The PRS President need to do something to tackle his own men. The rest of the component are doing their part well. SUPP even started campaigning right after nomination to secure votes from the Chinese community. Follow-ups call have been made by Harden and Yap. Their visits were well documented in the Chinese media.

It is the PRS supporters that could spoilt this happening! So, if you do not organise it well despite the advantages (well, maybe not enough funding from party supporters).

4. oBN campaign workers bawa perangai masing-masing! Nak show terror semua! This might back fire, jangan lupa ye oBN.

5. The battle is only half way and there is no need for advance credit. The votes are not in yet, so no need to say I did this and I did that. Talian belum di buka lagi, jangan buang kredit anda!

Party delivers but reps need to work on it

No doubt the oBN have delivered various projects to the rakyat, but it is not reaching the rakyat as planned. Who ever handles and are trusted to handle this project, task or work must be sincere and be hardworking.

Even Jawah had the opportunity to do so. So did the late YB Datuk. But why it didn’t happen as planned? It starts from the representative, the party workers, the Councillors, the Tuai Rumahs, etc..

The rakyat needs to review their performance as well.