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The mainstream media is gravitating towards the `concensus’ that Taib himself, above the PM and PBB, will alone decide whether he will stay on as CM of Sarawak. Is this true? In a democracy the voters actually decide who become the top executive of a democracy-though in a Cabinet system ala Westminster, it is the person who command confidence in the parliament/state assembly who will become the top dog. But overall the people still vote to decide which party were to get the most seats in the Assembly-and indirectly choose the leader of the party to be the CM.  However in Sarawak with more than half the people not registered to vote, this being especially true in the interior areas where most of the seats are located, only less than half the people will decide whether Taib will stay. Still the voters will decide whether Taib will stay, no matter what Taib or the media so supportive of him, says. So let’s see what the voters say come the state election due by July next year!

The buzz – Is Taib just testing the waters?
Alan Ting
Monday, 30 August 2010 00:42
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You and not me decide if i want to continue as your CM?

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SUPP and DAP leaders finally met up-but what transpired didn’t end up with any solution for the dredging of the Rejang river- the siltation of which was seen as the cause of the regular flooding in Sibu. Is there any way that politicians can deal with each other on a more cordial way to settle problems for the people rather than putting settling their problems over the people’s problems?

Wong meets Wong and ended up in shouting match

Monday, 30 August 2010 22:45(Malaysian Mirror)

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Wong Soon Koh (standing left) gesturing at Wong Ho Leng (sitting)

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How the situation of the schools can get to this stage must be clarified by the authorities. Eg does the Rm1500.00 allowance given to Penisular teachers teaching in the interior displace the budget meant for keeping the schools in good maintenance? If local Sarawak teachers are employed then there will be a huge cut in the `hardship’ allowance given out to these teachers from Penisular. Notice the news’ title` Beberapa sekolah(a few)…dalam keadaan fizikal yang kritikal’. Wonder why they don’t put the official figure aof 6% as reported in the content of the news? An attempt to downplay the serious problems? What if someone get hurt by the critically damaged schools?

Beberapa sekolah di Sabah, Sarawak dalam keadaan fizikal yang kritikal

August 30, 2010, Monday

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The politicians who threatened all tuai rumah and ketua kampung to support the BN party or risk losing their appointment, is turning his `gun’ at the bidayuh, who had been unhappy due to massive displacement by the Bengoh Dam. Such threat make a mockery of the `1 malaysia’ slogan of the Najib administration and put undue pressure on the voters.

‘Bidayuhs have much to lose if they don’t vote BN’

by Peter Sibon (Borneo post)
August 30, 2010, Monday

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The regular flood affecting Sibu and all other towns along Sg Rejang had subsided over a few days -but the bureaucratic mud that jammed decision to dredge the river continue to stop any positive actions to forestall future floods. In a dramatic turn of event the SUPP Wong Soon Koh offered the job to dredge the river -at 2 points, to DAP’s chief Wong Ho Leng, who claimed that he got 10 calls from contractors immediately after that! If DAP managed to dredge the river and improve the flooding situation SUPP’s incompetence will be amply proven beyond doubt! SUPP is now in a hot seat to deliver the `license’ to DAP to embark upon the river dredging! To give or not to give the license is equally a losing game for SUPP-who is in hot soup now!

Wong vs Wong: Mud slinging continues over dredging issue
Chris Reubens(malaysian mirror)
Monday, 30 August 2010 00:00
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