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SUPP’s candidate Robert Lau jr had reportedly accepted the election results-but not his boss Wong Soon Koh who claim that the DAP imported Penisular political culture to Sarawak. Let’s see if the politicians only speak for the benefit of his own supporters or he really mean it!

黄和联:要告就告 行动党补选没犯错
砂行动党主席黄和联国州议员要求黄顺舸尽快对外宣布﹐其口述的“恶棍” 所谓何人﹖

(本报民都鲁20日讯)砂行动党主席黄和联国州议员扬言﹐他无须对砂州第二财长拿督斯里黄顺舸或把行动党控上法庭一事做准 备功夫﹐因他强调﹐行动党在诗巫国席补选期间﹐并无犯下错误。

于此﹐他希望黄顺舸铭记行动党国会领袖林吉祥于516诗巫补选获胜后﹐送给黄顺舸作为“生日礼物”的赠言。

“当时﹐黄顺舸在民众会堂的台阶处﹐要求林吉祥不要将西马的政治文化引进砂州﹐而林吉祥就说了‘不要胡说八道’这句话来处理。”

针对砂州第二财政部长拿督斯里黄顺舸于今日的报章上提出﹐或把行动党控上法庭一事﹐其中还指责行动党善于玩弄政治手段﹐并在诗巫国席补选期间发表引起选民 反弹的种种言论。黄和联于今早受邀出席行动党民都鲁支部2010年(第三十一届)常年大会后受访时抨击黄顺舸完全不了解何谓“民主”﹐更不了解何谓选举过 程﹐鉴于此﹐他建议黄顺舸熟读高庭和联邦法院的法律。
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There were a couple of cases which we come across where PR campaigners were stopped at long houses: at 1 case the PR campaigners were asked to leave by the Tuai Rumah because they fear that the BN campaigners already inside could cause trouble; in another case a BN minister want the PR campaigners stopped -but the residents objected. Finally the minister was sent off the long house! In both instances it is clear that it was not the Tuai Rumah who were the culprits-at most they were trying to avoid trouble that could stem from intolerant BN campaigners!
June 15, 2010

Sarawak EC rapped over directive to Iban chiefs

hornbillunleashed @ 9:00 AM

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DAP’s Wong Ho Leng become DAP’s 2nd MP in parliament due to the Sibu by-election victory. His 1st speech in parliament certainly is a major departure from the speeches by his predecessors. But has he spoken for all Sarawakians-especially for the majority Dayak communties? Read for your self his speech from here:

Speech on 10MP – English

Speech by Wong Ho Leng, MP Bandar Sibu in Parliament on the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) on 14th June, 2010.
Datuk Speaker,

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to participate in the debate on the 10MP. I intend to talk on several issues.

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The report on watching elections in the portal Nut Graph generated a good debate on postal voting -which became an issue at the Sibu by-election, like never before. So what to do with postal voting? We reproduce the debate here so that we can continue debating it -or else the debate will disappear as the original report is pushed back by new reports in the same portal. Our response to the last comment is in the comment section. Briefly a blogger argued that he/she find defense of the Malaysian practice in some `advance Western countries’….

9 Responses to “Watching our elections” from Nut Graph.

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Ngiling Bidai Sg. Aup 2010

Barking dogs never bite. Its the silent one that suddenly gnarled and bit anyone. Sometimes its fun to speak paradoxically or in parables. Nevertheless, from what I observed, “barking politics” as mentioned by YAB Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud during the launching of ‘Program Sejiwa Senada’ in Sibu yesterday seemed to work. This insistent barking , though irritating got on the nerve of our CM. Had it been a toothless barking, I’m sure he wouldn’t have bothered mentioning it. So I guess, barking politics does get the message across.

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At the end of June Road Show a few of us went to Sg Aup to meet Timothy our resident observer there. We asked if they have seen the promised Rm600.00 for each house. He shook his head. However the computers promised had been sent to a small office of the JKKK. Is he particularly disappointed? He seems to take it easy-resigning to the fact that politicians have a habit to not keep their promises-especially election promises.

Actually the long house which gave the highest vote to DAP-coming close to 50%, was celebrating the closing of the Gawai -the Ibans’ new year. They expect only the residents themselves to turn up-without any politicians who were crowding their ruai just weeks ago. All were set when we arrived for a short visit. Tapai/tuak bottled in vintage alcohol bottles, soft drinks, tit-bits etc are arranged around a few pillars. The Iban gongs were also out, ready to be struck by the resident all-women group.

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Thanks Takun, you have made your point and stance clear to the Iban. In today’s Borneo Post you said “The Tuai Rumah has the rights to allow or refuse party campaigners or agents (from any political parties) from canvassing or politiking in the longhouse – in response to Sidi Munan of SADIA comments on 23 May (BP). Good precedent. And never mind about the Iban “Adat” or culture. Even the Malays would not allow anybody enter their house as you said.

Thanks again for your understanding of the Iban Adat. Did you know that the Iban is about the only race in this world to say “Udah ngintu diri kita, or udah neku ke lengan?” Meaning – have you had your lunch/dinner? If not, “stay and eat first.” Nih uduk enti niki rumah diberi makai. Even dogs were given food to eat. This shows how deep the Ibans respect of visitors. Never in their sane mind would they shoo away visitors. As can be seen in the pic. during voting day at Tanjung Penasu, only BN vehicles were allowed entry, and to the opposition it was out of bound. Is this Adat Iban that Takun prefer?

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Being an impartial observer, I thought I was not going to get myself drawn into anyh post by-election comment. But from what I saw and read in the newspaper, it seems almost impossible to disassociate oneself from the never ending tirades made by SUPP and other BN members.

From the day when I and one member from SEW went to give our preleminary SEW Report to Daniel Ngieng, he was not happy with the way the “WEST MALAYSIAN” conducted their campaign in Sibu. Even James Masing himself warned about “Don’t Make Incredible Hulk Angry.”  And today George “Michael Jackson” Chan, in The Bornoe Post said they were not happy with the style of campaign of the West Malaysian.  Are they really that stupid, or they just can’t accept that the BN loss to DAP.  SUPP lost, that’s it. To be honest with BN, haf it been a fair and free election, SUPP would have lost by more than 3000 votes. But then again, they ignored the obvious. BN can never do wrong, and only the opposition is portrayed as evil.

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LGE: have you ever received Rm100.00 from your CM?

Note: Some good photos of the forum are here in Lucia’s blog.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/133182

Guan Eng’s blooper in Sibu
Susan Loone
May 31, 10
12:33pm

An independent observer revealed a blooper by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng while visiting longhouses during the Sibu by-election in Sarawak earlier this month.

Lim (right), who is also Penang chief minister, is claimed to have asked the residents if Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud had ever given them RM100 as part of an appreciation programme for senior citizens (as implemented in Penang).

“What do you think the response was?” asked Ong Boon Keong, representing the Malaysian Election Observers Network at the ‘Multi-perspective review of the Sibu by-election’ forum in Penang last night.

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Shanker
May 31, 10(Malaysiakini)

I refer to the letter by Bishop Hwa Yung, Church is non-partisan, but we’ll keep the money.

Bishop, I understand the predicament the Malaysian church sometimes finds itself to be in. Granted, the church wants to remain non-partisan in matters of politics. But the church cannot adopt a similar attitude when it concerns morality and corruption, which you also observed in your letter.

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