So the “Flip-Flop” disease gonna be in Sarawak..???

12 03 2008

First bernama reported this………

March 11, 2008 23:07 PM

 

Sarawak BN Bastion Wants More Federal Representation

KUCHING, March 11 (Bernama) — With Sarawak setting the record in contributing the most number of Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs – 30 out of 140 nationwide – in the just-concluded general election, the state BN wants more federal cabinet representation.

Most state and community leaders strongly feel the Federal Government should now consider giving Sarawakian MPs the recognition they deserved, especially those from rural constituencies as they had delivered all the seats.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) senior vice-president Datuk Seri Awang Tengah Ali Hasan was quoted by the Borneo Post today, as saying that more Sarawakians should be appointed to fill federal posts.

“It is the hope of the state BN…after all, it has delivered the most seats to the national BN,” he said, adding that PBB hoped it would be given a bigger role to play in the new Federal Government line-up in the form of more ministerial, deputy minister or parliamentary secretary posts.

The backbone of the Sarawak BN, PBB won all 14 seats contested, including the new seats of Igan, Sibuti and Limbang while Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) six, Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) four and Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) six out of seven seats contested.

Awang Tengah, who is also state public utilities minister, said PBB had one cabinet minister and one deputy minister in the federal cabinet, prior to the dissolution of parliament.

Datuk Seri Mohd Effendi Norwawi, who was appointed senator, held the post of minister in the prime minister’s department while Datuk Douglas Uggah was deputy transport minister.

Meanwhile, PRS president Datuk Seri Dr James Masing said various portfolios in the government should be allocated to the rural MPs because the BN’s mandate to govern came mainly from the rural seats, as far as Sarawak was concerned.

In describing Sarawak and Sabah as the BN bastions, Dr Masing, who is also state development minister, said the two states should be given due leverage in federal cabinet representation.

State Environment and Public Health Minister Datuk Michael Manyin, who is also PBB vice president, said minority Bumiputera communities in Sarawak and Sabah needed more voice, as well as deserved to be allocated more posts in the federal cabinet.

— BERNAMA

 

Then the BOSS say this……

 

March 12, 2008 00:29 AM

Sarawak Will Not Lobby For More Federal Representation

KUCHING, March 11 (Bernama) – Sarawak will not lobby for more representation in the federal cabinet, despite several calls to increase the present representation, Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said today.

“I don’t normally lobby for things like this. We will leave it to Prime Minster Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to consider.

“We are in BN. He (Prime Minister) will take note, as he would understand the ‘feeling’ in Sarawak,” he told reporters after attending a briefing with MPs at the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) headquarters here today.

Sarawak has set the record in contributing 30 out of 140 nationwide BN MPs in the March 8 general election. As the backbone of the Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN), PBB won all 14 seats contested while Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) six out of seven seats, while Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) six and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) four.

Most state and community leaders strongly feel the federal government should now consider giving Sarawakian MPs the recognition they deserved as the state played a pivotal role in ensuring victory for the BN in the just-concluded general election.

— BERNAMA


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12 03 2008
Sean E

If you want to have a better future for our children in Malaysia, do you part by signing the on-line petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/RCER2008/petition.html

This is one of the way (non-violence) to bring our message to the Government. Don’t just sit there, stand up and be counted!

Why do we need to reform the Election Commission?

1) Gerrymandering. The discrepancy between number of voters in voting areas is too great. The smallest parliamentary seat (Federal Territory, Putrajaya) has only 6,608 voters while the parliamentary seat for Kapar in Selangor has 112,224 voters. What this means is that one vote in the Putrajaya parliamentary constituency is equivalent to 17 votes in the Kapar constituency.

2) Phantom voters. A common tactic is to ‘buy’ the identity card of the voters. Party members from the ruling parties will then vote on the voters’ behalf. Random checking of a person’s identity must be conducted using those finger print checking device (like the bank use). Any voting done on another person’s identity must be made a serious offence under the election law.

3) Postal votes. The rules on postal voting must be reviewed, tightened and amended. The current rule favours the ruling party as the armed forces personnel and policemen who vote by ‘postal voting’ would obviously not jeopardize their career or promotion prospect by voting for the opposition. Voting under postal voting is not secret as it is under the watchful eyes of the senior officers.

13 03 2008
DewA_LavaU

wahai org2 sarawak suma ambiklah iktibar ngan apa nok udah berlaku rah melaya tok.sik kisah kaum apa melayu ka melanau ka iban ka bidayuh ka iboh agik nak berkelai sama dirikmpun.sedarlah.sikkan kita maok Sarawak tok tergadai kedak rah Semenanjung?pikir2lah.

14 03 2008
Salak

DewA_LavaU,

Banyak caranya. Pikir ajak sik cukup tapi pikir penting.

Rang Srawak mesti ada “kung-fu” fighting. Lebih penting lagi asas smengat tok. Tapi teruknya rang Srawak macam dah kenak sengat: kemabang dari hidung ka jarik kaki.

Tapi jangan bimbang – biji dah diceme!😉

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