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Where? Look at the words in bold below in Borneo Post’s very accurate report. Question: can the party ask the police, JASA etc to give them feedback on party business eg candidates’ popularity? If they do isn’t it an abuse of government offices? Are these long term politicians so used to doing it that they don’t mind to `share’ it withe the media?

SUPP sets up preparatory panels in 19 state seats

by Lim How Pim

June 27, 2010, Sunday

KUCHING: SUPP has set up State Election Preparatory Committees in 19 state constituencies in preparation for the state election which must be called before next July.

Its president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan revealed that “a lot of work is underway.”

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With a state election coming and the Federal Govt listening intently for any voices of unfulfilled appeals from the Eastern states it is expected that those who are better off will be the ones who will raise their appeals first-and so it was the chamber of commerce who lead the charge to get more Federal `assistance’. It is funny that the they titled their seminar ` ‘New Economic Model — The Way Forward for Sabah and Sarawak Bumiputera Minorities’ In Sabah and Sarawak the Bumiputras are the majorities-why they call themselves `minorities’? Are they referring to themselves -the business class, as the minorities in their society? If that were so why do they think they deserve `privileges’ compared to `all layers of society’ which is mentioned by Leo Moggie as the supposed beneficiaries of all projects?

Call to give Sabah, Sarawak special rights in oil, gas devt

by Georgette Tan
June 27, 2010, Sunday

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An UMNO at Sg Asap.

As though the party is predicting a better future in the East UMNO had moved East by registering the highest party members of all states in the country in Sabah! It seems to make political sense now that there are political trends which point to a diminishing or stagnant support for UMNO in the West Malaysia. With more members and therefore more delegates to the delegates meeting which elect the party leadership Sabah will in time play a leading role in UMNO, perhaps helping to correct a historical imbalance between the 2 sides of Malaysia! In contrast the PR’s move to the East seems sluggish!  The only thing which stop the trend to go all the way probably would be Sarawak’s ban of UMNO, a situation which may change if PBB don’t perform well in the coming state /parliament elections!

June 27, 2010 15:23 PM

Sabah Has Highest Number Of Umno Members Among States – Shafie

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Sarawaknews predicted that the slow change of mind for most voters make registering of new voters  a new area of inter-party competition for next year or 2. This seems to come true when most major parties start embarking upon voters registration now! UMNO, DAP, PAS and lately MCA, are the major parties who do voters registration on more publicised and systematic basis-all training their eyes on the 4.7mil unregistered voter-which will increase significantly when the general election arrive in 1-2 year’s time! Only PKR which is embroiled in endless internal struggles is not yet getting into the act. However sometimes ago some folks advising that party appear `cool’ about voter registration by claiming that if there were a 4-5% swing of voters mood-it will overcome any advantage from voters registration. Well: can any party count on an `extra’ 4-5% voters’ change of mind to compensate for their laziness to register voters nowadays?

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Is it a sign also of the imminent election in Sarawak: ministers take their complaints about flight delays to the press-as though to help vent frustrations for flight dependent Sarawakians-at least the growing middle class! The complaint is directed at a Federal GLC-MAS, as though it is an indirect way to have a go at the Federal govt-the `pet blame’ for Sarawakians especially when election come! If the above reading is correct we can expect more complaints even from the BN ranks!

Dawos: Impending open sky policy would do the trick

by Saiful Bahari
June 27, 2010, Sunday

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Many parts of Sarawak remain unreachable by road. Passengers on top of `express' boats along Sg Baram

It was like a repeat show: come election road projects will be announced eg in Batang Ai. But after the election the roads remain a mirage for the voters-who will be asked to vote the same way to get more promises…

RM2 bilion untuk projek jalan luar bandar S’wak
Jun 27, 10 10:51am
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