After being confirmed as the Sarawak Liaison Chief for PKR Baru Bian released his profile video in You Tube here. Comments welcome!
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The prove is here:
2010 merupakan tahun di mana pemerhati politik membuat teka teki mengenai tarikh pilihan raya negeri akan diadakan, walaupun tempoh Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) berakhir pada Julai tahun depan.
Tetapi sebagai parti pemerintah Barisan Nasional (BN) dan pembangkang gigih dengan spekulasi pilihan raya bahawa pengerusi BN negeri Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, akan menyambut ulang tahun ke-30 sebagai Ketua Menteri Sarawak pada 26 Mac tahun depan, hanya beliau yang mengetahui tarikh itu.
NONEHanya bayangan yang diberikan oleh Taib setakat ini, beliau telah
menerima inspirasi tetapi enggan menyatakan tarikh itu apabila ditanya mengenai perkara tersebut setelah beliau pulang dari menunaikan haji pada bulan lepas.
Empat parti campuran negeri, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak (SUPP), Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) dan Parti Maju Demokrat Sarawak (SPDP), kata beliau yang sedia menerima sebarang permintaan daripada Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak untuk mengadakan pilihan raya negeri dan pilihan raya umum secara serentak jika ada keperluan untuk berbuat demikian.
“Jika Najib ada inspirasi untuk mengadakan pilihan raya itu tidak lama lagi, ia mungkin lebih baik untuk kedua-dua pihak mengadakan serentak dengan pilihan raya negeri,” kata Taib, yang menyokong cadangan keanggotaan terus BN sebagai jawapan untuk meletakkan terus calon BN pada pilihan raya akan datang.
Baru Bian the land rights lawyer has been re-appointed the PKR’s national Vice-president and Sarwak’s state liaision chief today when the new PKR leadership line-up is announced. The re-appointment reflect that the party see the value in continuity in the state leadership ahead of the imminent state elections which has serious national implications. Earlier the failure of Baru to squeeze into the elected leadership line-up has been used by the BN to show that the opposition party at Federal level did not value Sarawakian leaders, though Baru reportedly took that easy as part of the normal outcome of a democratic process.
There is no end to the weird things that can happen in Sarawak when the Chief Minister hold power for close to 30 years! The following reported `marriage’ between the Taib and someone with an age closer to his grand daughter, must count as one which do not add credit to his electability!
The Grapevine newsagency has it that the wedding will be held at Pullman Hotel tonite and has no link to rumoured package for Taib to step aside in favour of Jabu the Iban DCM to warm the seat for Effendi Nawawi to take over finally. Ibans’ discontent that they, as majority community in Sarawak, has been ruled by a minority leader from Melanau descent, has been a factor closely watched by the ruling parties and it is not out of character that some appeasement as the one sketched out above could be considered ala Badawi’s seat-warming act.
Taib weds Arab woman, says report
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?
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.