Why should Taib be desperate-after he got newly wed? The report in Tunia must be un-settling (see appended report). He knows-and his opponents inside and outside the party also make sure he knows, that he is the sore thumb and easy target in the campaign. He is the liability that lessen the re-election chances-not that the Opposition has that much resources and capacity to nudge him an inch. The coup of the Radio Free Sarawak was that Taib’s right hand men -Karim Humzah and James Masing, had to avail themselves to the unofficial media to defend their boss, which means that not many members of the public get to know the story. But there is nothing to stop more people to get to know the real stories from now on! Meanwhile read this report about Tunisia to see how worried Taib must be should he be deposed:
Tunisian Ministers Quit Ruling Party
VOA News 20 January 2011
Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in the center of Tunis, 19 Jan 2011
Tunisian state television reports that ministers from Tunisia’s interim government have resigned from the ruling party of the ousted former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The move comes days after four opposition ministers quit the interim Cabinet in protest of the ruling party’s continued influence in politics. On Monday, Prime Minster Mohamed Ghannouci announced a coalition government that retained the ministers of defense, interior, foreign affairs and finance from the previous Cabinet.
The new government was expected to hold its first Cabinet meeting Thursday.
On Wednesday, hundreds of demonstrators rallied in the capital, Tunis, calling for the elimination of any ties to the old ruling party.
In their efforts to complete a “break with the past,” Tunisia’s interim leadership has freed the country’s remaining political prisoners and moved to track down assets stashed overseas by the deposed president and his family.
State television reported that 33 of Mr. Ben Ali’s extended family had been arrested while trying to flee the country. Images of seized gold and jewelry were shown.