Party shifts its attention to Krian and Ba Kelalan – Paul Igai

Posted at the Borneo Post, 25th January 2012

KUCHING: Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) will intensify its activities in Krian and Ba Kelalan in the months to come to reconsolidate party members and also help Barisan Nasional (BN) to strengthen the local bases. The party has in fact held many activities at the two state constituencies but not enough to attract the attention of the media, its deputy secretary-general Paul Igai texted via SMS yesterday.

BN-SPDP lost the two seats to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in the last state election “due to some political confusion and manouevering several months prior to the April 16 state poll.

“But just because there was no intense media coverage in Ba Kelalan and Krian, that does not mean the party is not canvassing any support for the BN there,” said Paul, who is also a political secretary to the Chief Minister when rubbishing claims made by several independent assemblypersons that the party was overlooking the two areas.

Apart from Krian and Ba Kelalan, other state seats allocated to SPDP are Marudi, Tasik Biru, Meluan, Pakan, Bekenu and Batu Danau while its parliamentary seats are Bintulu, Baram, Mas Gading and Saratok.

The four parliamentary seats will see a lot of political activities in the next few months prior to the general election.

“We have many activities in Saratok and Krian. Activities have also been planned for Ba Kelalan.

“There seems to be a lot of activities in Mas Gading and Baram of late because of intense media coverage there. But there are no less party activities in Saratok and Bintulu.”

On another matter, Paul described last Saturday political gathering in Bau by former members of the party as a gathering of five independent assemblypersons apparently supporting the BN.

“Since they are now ex-SPDP members, we wish them all the best,” he said.

He said the party’s main focus now was to hold the next triennial general meeting (TGM) in Bintulu in March.

He said the party would also need to assess a new candidate in Mas Gading because the incumbent MP Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe (also former SPDP vice-president) was no more a party member.

Much repair work would be required in Baram too.

Paul said: “Baram needs reconsolidation of BN members to lessen the impact of the sacking of its former vice-president Datuk Sylvester Entri (also Marudi assemblyman) from the party last November.”

Paul now functions as publicity and information chief following the membership termination of its former information chief Paulus Palu Gumbang (also Batu Danau assemblyman).

Hari Raya note to ADUN N34 Krian

Just a thought, Salam 1Malaysia and Salam Merdeka.

This note goes to YB Ali Biju, ADUN N34 Krian, and the 645 members of this group are free to respond.


During the recent PRN10, YB ADUN N34 Krian won areas in Selambung, Entebu and Bajau with a handsome majority, backed by your campaign regarding NCR land issues.

Did YB tell your voters, during your campaign, in those three areas NOT TO accept the perimeter survey? I cannot recall it, if YB did.

Today, the land in those three areas have been declared as Communal Reserve Land, after the completion of the perimeter survey by the L&S Dept.

Example of the Communal Reserve Land gazette notification

Will YB ADUN Krian, dare to go back to those three areas, and tell your voters to tear up their Communal Reserve Land gazette notification instead of just merely cautioning them that they must be educated on the worth of their land and the downgrading of their NCR land.

Or, will YB ADUN Krian goes back to the three areas and tell them to start identifying their land boundary among each other prior to the start of the government’s SECOND PHASE of the survey process, where upon completion, INDIVIDUAL LAND TITLE will be issue to individual NCR land owners.

Rather than spending time confusing the rakyat in Saratok over the social media, I would be grateful to ADUN Krian and his supporters to start doing better community-based educational events, etc where those session should be used to share knowledge on how to improve our own livelihood.

It is time to stop ALL your politics and WALK the TALK. The real rakyat cannot live on politics alone. Politics is to put you (YB Ali) in public office. And, if you pour or allow “politics of your supporters” to dwell in that public office, too bad, the rakyat won’t feel the good times of life while you are their “Yang Berhormat.”

Btw, do not ask me about land laws, because you guys know it better, or else, you won’t be pestering me or other people to talk about it. You can eat your law books, but the rakyat won’t be filled (kenyang) with those.

What feed the rakyat is their ability to stand on their own, manage their own home economics, with the knowledge that we share with them. Its the sharing of ways to improve oneself that is lacking in this FB Group page/forum.

And finally, I have no vested interest to be a candidate in any election. Your supporters said it, not me.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to Muslim followers of this page. Maaf zahir dan batin.

James Joshua Guang
Exco Pemuda SPDP