Where are the PKR heavyweights? Why are they not in Batang Ai helping Jawah?
BN top guns in Batang Ai
Leading the charge is no other than the newly elected UMNO Deputy President, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who is expected to campaign for Malcolm Mussen at Nanga Kumpang, near Engkilili.
Other than Tan Sri Muhyiddin, Federal leaders like the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Culture and Heritage, Datuk Shafie Apdal are already making their rounds in Batang Ai.
The Borneo Post carried an election headline today – Blow to Jawah’s bid. This kind of news are expected in election and most readers would expect such a news. How much is that worth if we convert that into votes? Check the Polling Station here.
The morning starts with a positive note from our candidate over at the BN corner. After not having proper meal yesterday, he is getting a good warm coffee today to start the 5th day of intensive campaign. Chocolate, bro for the energy!
Over at the PKR corner, it was a dissapointing evening for Jawah Gerang and his team yesterday. No, I don’t think it has to do with April Fool’s Day. Here are some recorded event from PKR yesterday. The sequence of event has not been cooked for the BN leaders to read.
Trekking Anwar at Batang Ai
Berikut nota yang dihantar oleh seorang penyumbang Sarawak Update dari Lubok Antu yang mengikuti pergerakan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim di Lubok Antu pada 1 April, 2009.
01 April 2009 5.00 ptg : Pudai
Anwar mahu adakan ceramah tetapi Tuai Rumah Jamit, di Kampung Pudai tidak setuju. Anwar terpaksa berpatah balik ke pasar Lubok Antu. Kena penangan April Fool dari masyarakat Dayak beliau hari ini.
01 April 2009 6.30 mlm : Pasar Lubok Antu
Anwar serta gerombolannya cuba mengumpul orang di masjid Lubok Antu, tetapi penduduk tidak mahu hadir. Tidak sampai 50 orang yang hadir, termasuk Dominique Ng dan Jawah Gerang. Majoriti konco-konco Anwar sendiri.
01 April 2009 8.30 mlm : Kutai
Anwar pergi ke markas PKR di Kampung Kutai, Lubok Antu. Ceramah beliau cuma dihadiri oleh petugas-petugas PKR, pengikut-pengikut Anwar serta pembodek-pembodek berkereta besar yang mengharapkan peluang untuk bertanding dalam pilihanraya negeri akan datang. Kereta yang diletakkan di bahu jalan semua kereta besar yg tidak dikenali, bukan kereta penduduk tempatan. Orang-orang Kampung Kutai pun tidak datang.
Sebuah lori milik abang kepada Jawah, Tuai Rumah Lepang anak Gerang juga sudah dilihat menanggalkan bendera PKR atas sebab-sebab yang tidak diketahui. Jawah juga tidak mendapat keizinan dari Tuai Rumah Kelinsing untuk berkempen di Kampung Sekarok.
Uchu Keling says : The three longhouses reported by Borneo Post was a BN territory. Jawah was a BN MP there before he switched camp to join PKR. Hence, it is politically correct for the Tuai Rumah to make their stand on their support.
The lorry owned by TR. Lepang is his private property and he have his rights on who to support. Blood runs thicker than water, but it doesn’t mean we share the same ideology.
I know this paragraph will catch your attention because it has been so, all over this blog. PKR have not come up the stage and explain to the rakyat on HOW they will administer Batang Ai, if it comes under their administration. All the PKR have been saying is to ask the rakyat to give them a chance and vote for Jawah.
The rakyat are smart and intelligence as mentioned by PKR. Yes, they are smart and they demand answers to their questions, too.
How could we ask someone to vote for us and not knowing what will happen next. They too need to consider what would happen to them in the next two years before the next state election comes.
The rakyat do not vote blindly either to BN or PKR.
If I give you the public office, what are you going to do in your administration. Let’s go beyond the normal VOTE for CHANGE, CHANGE WE MUST battle cry.
If you can’t write it here, please blog it elsewhere and tell us. We are reading. List down what have PKR done in Perak and Selangor (to the Iban).. Give us the links and printed document to proof. Then only your campaign is solid. At the moment, we also can say its hearsay, lah!
If we vote for you, what will you do for us and how are you going to do it?
When it comes to Dayak seats, we will expect this to happen. Well, luckily for Batang Ai, it involves only two main groups – the Bawins and the Jawahs. Dini-dini pengawa bepilih enti kerusi nya ba sitak ke maioh pengundi Iban, kitai sigi tetap ninga berita ke baka tu.
Nadai ngawa laban nya sigi adat demokrasi, sapa sapa tau minta nyadi kindidit.
Over the weekends, I spent some time doing some photo shoot with a few Iban friends, the MBA holders, the Bachelor holders, one secondary school student, senior Ibans and those who have just came back from their overseas stint.
Vote for Change
All the friends who were with me during the photo shoot, agreed anonymously that we need changes to our political system. I, too not sure with what they mean by political system. And, these range of friends (of various age and career), also agreed that the current campaigners in Batang Ai (especially Pakatan Rakyat) need to explain to the voters (walaupun kitai enda ngundi din, tang kitai deka nemu nama rancangan Pakatan Rakyat enti sida menang ila, keno ko siko kaban aku nanya bala maioh).
Enti kitai minta pilih, kempen meh tua ko. Tukar mih pengari di Batang Ai. Udah lama pegai Barisan ko siko da agi. Ninga bala kami ke berandau, di deh nembiak ke baru sekula secondary tu nanya.
Serving the rakyat
Secondary school student: Uncle, nama sida Anwar tu nadai madah ke pengawa ke deka digaga sida ba menua kami din. Nama sida tu ka minta elected aja nyadi YB dulu and then ila baru berunding nulung kami. Baka kami sekula, enti ka nyadi Pengawas, mesti nemu tugas. Bala pengawas lalu madah ke kami tugas sida. Nama Anwar nadai madah ke tugas sida ya, Uncle?
All: Akai daii.. merinsa nyaut tanya nya. Ketawa magang mih kami sebuat tadi. Amat endarr.. ga bala Pakatan Rakyat tu. Kempen ka nukar perintah tang lalu bedau nerang ngagai rakyat cara ngadu ke pemerinsa rakyat ke udah 45 taun merinsa.
Uchu Keling: If a secondary school student can asked us that way, I am sure there are a lot of other young Ibans, those who can vote and may be going to poll in Batang Ai – and, they need answers to these questions.
What is your master plan for the people of Batang Ai if you get elected? How are you going to execute your election promises especially on NCR Lands, infrastructures, etc. Are you ready to go to the Dewan Undangan Negeri with your proposals and seek funding from the Barisan Nasional and using tax payers money as the main excuse for funding?
We have seen the few DAP and PKR representatives in DUN who are very vocal during the seatings. How well have they achieve in serving the rakyat? Have the rakyat in their constituencies gain from the win? Hopefully, our friends who are being served by these Opposition reps can share with us the success and the failure during their term in public office.
Ari banding nya, kitai sama berati serta berunding sapa ke patut di pilih kitai ba pengawa bepilih mit Batang Ai, serta nyendia ke runding diri maia bepilih besai DUN Sarawak ke deka datai tu ila.
Ngerindas pending: Ba sitak Krian din ila pama ga pemaioh grup ke deka minta nyadi pengari nganti YB Datuk Peter Nyarok (sema iya badu minta dipilih nyadi pengari sitak Krian). Kena pansa bai burung engsing jara, tak bisi dua tiga iku udah bala ke semak-semak bala YB serta udah berengkah bejalai nemuai ngagai rumah panjai di sitak Krian. Steadii Krian ili!