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This is the result from the most recent poll conducted by the Sarawak opinion poll group: Sarawakpollster.com.my:
1) I predict Sarawak’s Chief Minister will call for State Elections:

In December 2010
12.50 % of People Answered this
In March 2011
62.50 % of People Answered this
In July 2011
12.50 % of People Answered this
Unsure
12.50 % of People Answered this
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From Star:

Batu Sapi MP Edmund Chong dies in road accident

By MUGUNTAN VANAR

 

KOTA KINABALU: Batu Sapi MP Edmund Chong Ket Wah (pic) of Parti Bersatu Sabah died in a road accident in Kota Kinabalu. He was 54.

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The worst of predictions had been prompted by the log-jam started from Kapit:

Transport at standstill as debris clog rivers

by James Ling. Posted on October 8, 2010, Friday

KAPIT: Riverine transport here came to a standstill yesterday as a massive amount of dead wood, sawn timber and other debris clogged the Baleh and Rajang rivers from 7am.

NO WAY THROUGH: Driftwood in the river makes it impossible for boats to travel. 

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Wong Soon Koh calling ...the logging boss?

 

Boat operators in collision course with debris

by Peter Boon. Posted on October 9, 2010, Saturday(Borneo Post)

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The 50km of logs and debris which jammed up Rajang River will hold up not just the daily passengers who commute along the river but  also important happenings planned around Sarawak, viz the impoundment of the Bakun Dam(originally planned for this Sunday)and the state elections (which could start with a dissolution of the state assembly). The politicians are shocked-eg by the attack on their credibility in enforcing logging regulations, which will affect log imports from overseas. Worse the event is not the first one-2 others had taken place before and no lesson was learned enough to prevent further recurrences. By the look of it the Government is intent to let the logs and debris to flow into the sea-further exposing the problems to international marine traffic. Many things are jammed by the logs floating down Rejang River-may be the first domino to fall for all business-as-usual in Sarawak!

Saturday October 9, 2010

50km logjam on the Rajang river

By PHILIP HII
philiphii@thestar.com.my

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