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Jaringan Orang Asal advocate the return to elected Tuai Rumah for the long houses-so they elected their own Exco line up for the coming year:

Senarai AJK JOAS 2011-2012

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It is coincidental or what-water transport in Rajang can only resume after July 2010-when the state assembly’s mandate runs out? The water level is lowered due, in large part, to the impoundment of Bakun Dam. Apparently they are rushing to finish the impoundment to start producing power and make money-oblivious to the tens of thousands of interior folks whose livelihood depend on the Rajang’s water transport. Kapit remain a town without road transport to the outside world-thus have to rely on water transports for its daily needs. But their problems have to wait for some one to make enough money before anything can be done to restore their river to their use. Perhaps the state elections will be the people’s other option?

Electricity for Bakun resettlers ‘only’ if state provides lines

Fri, 17 Dec 2010 12:47(Freemalaysiatoday)
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It is from here:

Bloggers Wanted
Posted by Cyber Trooper on December 16, 2010 at 17:28:32:

As part of BN Machinery to counter oppostion and pro opposition bloggers. UMNO and PBB has set up a RM10 million Cyber War Fund.

We invited Sarawakians with journalistic instinct to contact or visit any PBB, PRS and SUPP branches to register yourself as an interested party.

Qualified Candidates will be notified within 7 days.

UPDATE: PBB has denied recruiting anti-Opposition bloggers. Wonder why they can’t see through a joke???

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Malaysian voters¬† seems to depend on unhealthy elected representatives to have mid-term review of their ruling parties whether at state assembly or Parliamentary levels-wonder if there should be a better system for doing it. Now a special opportunity emerged when an UMNO Assemblyperson Datuk Sulaiman Taha(condolences to the family of the deceased) passed away this morning to test the preparation of PR to win seats in Johor-UMNO’s strong hold. It has been argued that PR is better placed to fight in Johor than in Sarawak based on logistic and other reasons-despite the fact that there are seats in Eastern Malaysia with lesser majority of victories for BN in Sarawak and Sabah.¬† This informal `policy’ seems to have been validated circumstantially by the constant complaints of lack of support from the Eastern PKR members as well as by the lack of appearance of the West Malaysians PR leaders in the Eastern states compared to the BN counterparts. So may be a test of how `easier’ this challenge to go to Johor can be provided by the coming by-election. The fact that the seat is in the northern tip ie nearer to PR’s north-bound sphere of influence may give some leverage to PR supporters who could come all the way from the capital to support the campaign. They only need to dent the huge majority (more than 24%) to show how far it is worth the effort to invest more campaign capital in the stronghold of UMNO. In going for UMNO’s strong holds PR is going against normal campaign logic which dictate that inroads are easier made in the areas with weakest winning majorities of your opponent rather than their strongholds.

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The Batu Sapi by-election used a voters roll updated to Oct 9th-less than 1 month ahead of the Nov 4th poll. They could gazet the new roll that fast-while the quarterly roll from July-Sept took 3 months(see report below). Wonder what account for the super fast speed when an election come along. Did the EC made any shortcut to gazette the roll? Since gazetting involving clearing lots of objections(despite a fine of RM10.00 for objection of each voter) wonder how the EC clear these new voters when an election come knocking on the door? Did these objections all dissappear in time or that the roll was bulldozed through the gazetting process? If they can do it faster when election come -why not make it a regular way to speed up the process to reduce the time needed for new applicants to wait for their voting status?

Sebanyak 177,857 permohonan pengundi baru telah didaftarkan bagi tempoh Julai hingga 30 Sept lalu mengikut Daftar Pemilih Tambahan (DPT) Suku Ketiga 2010 yang diwartakan semalam.

NONESuruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) berkata DPT itu mengandungi 205,183 pemilih, termasuk 27,326 permohonan pertukaran alamat pusat mengundi.

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