19 Apr 2011

Thief Minister Stole Election !

Thief Minister Stole Election !

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A tiny cabal, like thieves in the night, hijacked the machinery of the state and denied the will of the people in Sarawak at the weekend.

Like the perpetrators of a palace coup, a handful of family members, bomoh’s and loyalists mounted an outrageous and blatant rigging of the count.  Then, immediately, in an unprecedented act at 10.30pm at night, before even the last votes were counted, they bundled the old Chief Minister into the governor’s office to be sworn back in before the matter could be contested.

But contested it will be.  If these plotters and cheats think they can claim legitimacy for Taib, they cannot.   All Sarawak knows he is a fraud and that his desperate supporters are seeking to protect the billions they have stolen from the State by keeping him in office.

Sarawak has changed whether they like it or not

The unprecedented and enthusiastic crowds who turned out and rallied for change in all the major towns across Sarawak last week tell us all we need to know about the real election result.

The biggest crowd in all Malaysia’s election history gathered in the small capital of Kuching and made the feelings of the people perfectly plain, as Taib’s armed and aggressive riot police attempted and failed to provoke and harass them.

Police try to disrupt Kuching rally for PR - a record 40,000 peacefully campaigned for the opposition

By contrast the BN rallies failed hopelessly.  Sarawak has changed and all Sarawakians know it.  Taib also knows it as he sits in his headquarters at Demak Jaya aware that all around him the people of the capital, his home town of Bintulu, Sibu, Miri and across the country have mobilised against him and want him out.

So strong and so obvious was the unity and determination of those population centres that Taib did not dare cheat too heavily and obviously in the urban areas (apart from some outrageous exceptions, like Senadin, see below) and the opposition swept to victory, more than doubling their seats and wiping out BN as a force in the cities.

But, Taib cheated blatantly and obviously everywhere else, determined to snatch the election by abusing his power over the tiny, rotten rural boroughs.  The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, colluded in this and he too deserves international disdain and condemnation for allowing one of the most corrupt examples of a sham election to ever take place.

He will get that condemnation.  Sarawak Report is invited, together with other observers of Malaysia’s shameful actions in Sarawak, to report to the UN’s Human Rights commission imminently in Geneva and we will tell exactly what happened.

The facts will be made known

Because Taib is a known and serial election-cheater his tactics were anticipated and they have been widely noted and recorded.  Reports are being carefully compiled and Sarawak Report will be covering the information as it is gathered over the coming days.  Much of this election is going to be contested and a re-election will be demanded.

Today PKR leader YB Baru Bian, who was one of just three PKR members who managed to get a seat, despite massive attempts to destabilize him, confirmed that there had been systematic and widespread cheating.  Even so, the opposition won 41% of the acknowledged vote – getting just 21% of the seats thanks to the deliberately skewed and corrupt system developed by BN in Sarawak!

So what forms of rigging were used?

Taib used sister-in-law Gertie to bring the money!

Gertie Chong - Taibs brother Arips 2nd wife

Just consider how Taib went about saving his own skin in Balingian, a constituency where for the past five years he has pillaged the timber and grabbed land from the poor.

We have received inside information that his own sister-in-law, Gertie Chong (widow of Arip) was the one who was charged with bringing the bags of money over from Sibu to bribe and bully the impoverished voters.  This is how small and desperate the circle of Taib’s supporters has become.

She handed it out to the PBB workers who then went round the houses distributing a full RM1,000 per door to people, so impoverished by their Chief Minister and State Representative, that they lack even enough barrels to capture sufficient rainwater to drink.

Taib’s ‘development’ has caused the pollution of their rivers and streams – they would dearly love him gone.

But, Gertie brought them RM1,000 per door!  Last election it was only RM50 !  More than anything, the wild inflation of Taib’s bribes tells you the level of his deep unpopularity.

The Shin Yang connection

And where did this money come from?  It came from Shin Yang.  The crony timber and plantation company which has relied on Taib for the fat concessions that have turned its owner Ling Chiong Ho from being a barge handler in Sibu, working for Taib’s brother Onn Mahmud’s Achipelago shipping monopoly just a few years ago, into a multi-millionaire.

So, of course Shin Yang had to cough up.  As far as Taib was concerned he was calling in favours – the sort of favours that gangsters call in.  Just look at the evidence on Shin Yang’s palm concessions alone, all handed to them via private deals with Taib Mahmud’s Resources and Planning Ministry.

In just one case alone, Shin Yang is the major shareholder of Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd, which used to be a government venture.  Taib, in a typical move, privatised it into a public company in 1990 and Shin Yang was allowed to buy over 37% of the company.

Since then Sarawak Oil Palms says it has expanded its land-bank to 65,000 hectares, with 35,000 planted with oil palm in Sarawak.  All of course thanks to concessions given by Taib.

Gerald Rentap Jabu, son of Deputy CM Alfred Jabu (who also bought his way into scraping back his seat) is also on the Board of Sarawak Oil Palms.  Until recently, Taib’s brother and proxy, Onn Mahmud, held shares in the company through his own nominee, Shea Kin Kwok, identified as a key player in the Japanese timber kick-back scandal.

Onns proxy shareholding in the former state asset.

However, the concessions that have come Ling Chiong Ho’s way are far more extensive even than this. The current land registry document published by Sarawak Report in March shows no fewer than 75 lots handed to numerous of companies controlled by Ling Chiong Ho.

Danum Jaya Sdn Bhd,  Linau Mewah Sdn Bhd, Mazama Plantations Sdn Bhd, Shin Yang Oil Palm Sdn Bhd, Sarawak Oil Palm Bhd, Dataran Danum Sdn Bhd, Danum Sinar Sdn Bhd, Dataran Seping Sdn Bhd, Linau Sinar Sdn Bhd, Selangau Plantation Sdn Bhd, have been handed huge areas at rock bottom prices.

Just one enormous chunk of this land, some 90,000 hectares, has been acquired in Belaga, the area that Taib had cleared for the Bakun dam project.  Shin Yang has already been slammed by NGOs for its handling of the timber concessions given to them by Taib in the Belaga area and disregard for the native communities.

We can also see from the land registry that further huge tracts of plantation land have been handed to Shin Yang in the other planned Dam areas of Baram (13,000 hectares) and Murum (16,500 hectares). [see list of companies and concessions at the bottom of the article].

And Taib’s own constituents of Balingian have not been let off the hook either.

Shin Yan has taken land in Taibs own constituency.

Ling Chiong Ho has also walked off with fat plantation concessions in Mukah and numerous other concessions in the Bintulu area.

Land taken in Bintulu by Shin Yan - well over a hundred thousand hectares in total

So, the money with which Taib was buying his voters was money taken from the removal and exploitation of their lands in the first place!  RM1,000 was of course a lot to Taib’s impoverished voters. But it would have been nothing to them if Taib had fairly developed their land and ensured they got some of the profit!

Go getter Gertie

Bag Carrier - Gertie Chong was the one who brought the money from Shin Yang in Sibu to buy votes in Balingian.

It is of little surprise that Gertie Chong was the family member chosen by Taib to carry out his dirty work in Balingian.  She is the 2nd and favourite wife of his favourite brother Arip and her name pops up as a major shareholder in a good number of Taib crony companies.  She is a major shareholder of Jaya Tiasa, the company based on plantations handed to her husband by Taib and then sold on for a fat profit to the tycoon Tiong Hiew King of Rimbunan Hijau Group.

Gertie is also a fellow director and shareholder with Taib Mahmud himself in the company Mesti Bersatu, a shareholder in the Royal Mulu resort and Miri Properties, which owns the Marriott in Miri among other ventures.  She also is a shareholder in Lanco Plantations, along with Taib himself.

Indeed, Gertie has been associated with so many of the Mahmud family business ventures that have taken advantage of their political stranglehold on the state, that it is no surprise that she was brought in to help with the emergency operation of keeping them in power at whatever cost – in fact RM1,000 per constituent is a very small cost indeed by comparison to what they have made and doubtless intend to make in the future.

Despite this Taib’s majority in Balingian was slashed from some 6,000 to around 2,000 on the day, so sickened have his people been by his greed and landgrabbing.

Gangster CM used gangster tactics to grab the election

Sarawak Report will be accumulating the details of this election theft as reliable reports and evidence is collated from the different districts over the next few days.  However, our report to the UN will include the following points:

-         The Mass Disenfranchisement of much of the population of the interior, which enables Taib to operate a ‘rotten borough system’, where seats are decided by just a tiny number of people whom he can pressure and influence.  470,000 natives of the interior do not have voting rights out of Sarawak’s 2.5 million total population.  Taib has deliberately pretended that he finds it ‘difficult’ to register remote communities who resent his destruction of the jungle.  However, while he says he cannot reach them, he has sure managed to reach their trees!

-      BN has used this ‘rotten borough’ system to achieve 77% of the seats with just 55% of the votes,  creating what they call their ‘fixed deposit’ of seats in Sarawak.  PR gained 41% of the votes at this election (despite all the cheating) only to receive 21% of the seats.  Equally, seats in the towns consist of up to 30,000 voters, whereas those doted around the interior amounted to 6,000 voters and these are easier for BN to bully, bribe and control.

-        The illegal touting of projects and votes by BN politicians, including the Prime Minister, in the run up to the election. These are used as a direct bribe and form of blackmail as it is made clear to voters that they will not get the projects and worse may be discriminated against in the provision of basic amenities if they do not vote BN.

-         The abuse of postal votes.  Only allowing government workers to use them and pressurising these employees to vote BN.  Also the outrageous targeting of postal votes at single constituencies they want to influence, rather than the constituencies the voter actually comes from.  The practice of doubling up by sending in postal votes eg by the army and then bringing in plane loads of the same soldiers to vote in person as well!  The introduction of suspicious last minute ‘postal votes’ in order to try and boost BN’s tallies far later than legally allowed.

-         Use of gangsters to intimidate and turn away voters from the polling stations.

-         Abuses by the electoral commission, which include switching voters’ polling stations away from their home areas to distant places they cannot get to, suddenly on the day of the vote.  The hiding of ballot boxes for periods of time, so that agents cannot tell if they have been tampered with and illegally withholding (on the direct orders of the Election Commission) the Form 14 information that confirms the tally of each box, so that a proper monitoring can take place of the count.  Switching off the lights and ‘counting’ in the dark.

-         The cutting off of mobile phone networks on the day to inhibit the opposition from keeping up with what is happening.

-         The naked bribery by BN of poor voters the day before the vote.  Offering money in return for their ID numbers and then paying the remainder only when they have proved that they have voted for BN!  The scale of these bribes went sky high at this election, indicating just how unpopular BN is and how much they had to pay to get people to give in and vote for them.

Senadin – one case history

There will be more examples with back-up information of BN’s gangster tactics, but Sarawak Report will be presenting the case of Senadin at the UN this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyiSfJ0DzVM&feature=player_embedded#at=24

- PKR was leading the vote by 1000+ during the last ballot counting.

- Suddenly a blackout conveniently occurred happened during the last ballot counting in the Miri City Stadium.

- Blackout lasted 1 hour+ and the Election Commission continued counting with a sudden appearance of bought votes and ‘postal’ votes at an illegally late hour.

- SUPP were declared ‘winners’ with slim majority 58 votes after postal votes

- There were announced to be 158 ‘spoiled’ votes favouring PKR

- The SPR refused a recount, despite the fact that there was a clear case for a recount.

In this way the 20,000 crowd which had gathered in Miri to support PKR on the night that less than 100 were prepared to attend the rival rally by BN’s George Chan, just a few days before, were denied the obvious representative of their choice.  Instead one of Taib’s key supporters was forced upon them to help the Chief Minister in his attempt to continue his gangster government.

No legitimacy

PR are contesting this election on a number of fronts.  The BN Federal Government will use all means at their disposal however to continue to prop up Taib who keeps them in power.

This is despite the fact that he daily embarrasses and shames Malaysia through his corruption and his greedy exploitation of his impoverished people.  Najib would dearly love to be rid of the old parasite, but he is yet to find a way.  Certainly, the Prime Minister’s election promise that if Taib ‘won’ for BN he would shortly step down will be one of many, many, many promises made by BN at this election that will not be fulfilled.

Taib has no legitimacy.  He knows it, Najib knows it and the people of Sarawak know it.  The rest of the world will know it too.

[Below are the concessions given to Shin Yang's Ling Chiong Ho in recent years.  No wonder Taib was expecting pay back time.  Shin Yang paid for his election bribes].

Ling Chiong Hos plantation concessions - but it was payback time at the election!

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  • I love Sarawak

    Thank you, thank you, Clare & Papa Orang Utan for your courage and hard work in exposing the great crime of the greedy and power hungry politicians and businessmen against the wonderful people and land of Sarawak. Keep up the good work. Both Taib and the federal Malaya government want to keep preying on/victimising the people and land.

    • danny

      LOOK LIKES ALL ISSUES BRINGING UP HERE ON TAIB WEALTH WILL NEVER FINISH SAMPAI KIAMAT!!!! I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST WE HIGHLIGHTED ISSUE ON SWK DEVELOPMENT! THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN SWK IS ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE. WE KNOW THAT THIS SWK ROAD LINK IS THE WORST IN MSIA COMPARE TO NEIGHBOURING STATE/SABAH. WE KNOW ALSO THE GOOD HIGH QUALITY ROAD LINK (NO NEED HIGHWAY) IS CRUCIAL AND IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE TO MOVE. THE WORSE LINK IS BTU-SIBU. WHEN THE AUTHORITY GOING TO UPGRADE ROAD? I AM REGULAR USER FOR THE SWK HIGHWAY FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS. NOTHING CHANGED EXCEPT BETONG-SARIKEI ROAD. NOW I AM GOING TO USED IT AGAIN BALIK KG NEXT WEEK. EVERYTIME I WILL BE ANGRY/DISSATIFIED!!! WE MUST HAVE CONCERNED ON THIS ISSUE. NO POINT ON OTHER ISSUE!! I WANT TO SEE OTHER COMMENT FROM YOU ALL.

  • KARMA BELIEVER

    KEEP THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION GOING.

  • Haji Suut

    SELAMAT BERISTERIHAT, KEPADA SEMUA, SETELAH KITA PENAT BERKIMPIN UNTUK CALON MASING MASING , MENANG DAN KALAH ITU ADAT PERTANDINGAN.

    • danny

      Tn Hj, ada buat simpanan etiqa takaful?

  • IMAM BUKIT SARI

    ASSALAMUALAIKUM,

    SELAMAT BERISTIREHAT KEPADA SEMUA,SETELAH KITA SEMUA PENAT BERKIMPIN UNTUK MENEGAKAN PARTY DAN CALUN MASING MASING,MENANG KALAH MEMANG ADAT BERTANDING.YANG PENTING KITA SEMUA LEPAS INI HARUS MENGKAJI KELEMAHAN DIDALAM DIRI MASING MASING.

  • http://- ikanbetok

    thank you sarawakreport for your good job..keep up

  • aravind

    Keep up the good work. God willing, all atrocities of this corrupt regiment will end soon enough!

  • ubah

    Thieves only work at night and it is therefore not surprising that he also gets officially appointed at night time.

    I think this must be a Guinness Book of Records entry as I cannot recall any Chief Minister in the world who gets sworn in at night. Can anyone confirm this?

    Maybe this case is different as it involves a Thief Minister instead.

    • kelunan hudik

      hi, Ubah remember the thief minister is controlled by his bomohs and the bomohs only use their magic power especially at night when they call upon all the devils and jins to come out of the darkness and fight the good people. No matter what, the devil will be defeated sooner or later. For GOD is more powerful than the devil!!

  • pinsysu

    same tactics will be deployed / repeated by BNNajib come GE13. msians need a seismic shift in voters sentiments if all these blatant electoral frauds are to be neutralised. only a change in the federal gomen will there be hope for the East. sarawakians have started the momentum of change & this will carry thru to Sabah & then Peninsula … God is watching us. many thanks to sarawak report for all the noble efforts & hopefully a mirror Malaysia Report materialises.

  • Rashid R

    I told you all that TAIB will win.

    Taib, his mafia family and cronies mafia have Sarawak by the balls, gripping tight with gomen machinery and no one can do anything about it. They will keep on plundering, use violence and murder to hang to power.

    THE ONLY WAY IS FOR RAKYAT TO DEMONSTRATE LIKE IN eGYPT, TUNISIA, LIBYA, YEMEN AND SYRIA AND FIGHT VIOLENCE WITH VIOLENCE FOR WEEKS-TO DEMAND THE CAPTURE OF TAIB AND HIS FAMILY………THEN CHOP OFF THEIR HANDS AND HANG IN PUBLIC.

    I AM SURPRISED THAT A FEW OF HIS RELATIVES HAVE NOT CHOPPED OFF TAIB'S HANDS.

    IF ELECTIONS ARE FREE AND FAIR, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA WOULD HAVE FALLEN TO THE OPPOSITION.

    NO WAY WILL TAIB OR NAJIB BE VOTED OUT BECAUSE OF SICKENING ELECTION FRAUDS. I WILL EAT THE SHIT OF ALL OF TAIB, NAJIB AND THEIR FAMILIES, YES SHIT, ALL AT LUNCH IF SARAWAK OR NAJIB LOSES.

    ANWAR, NIK AZIZ, LKS- PUT YOUR LIVES IN FRONT AND LEAD IN MASS DEMONSTRATIONS FOR WEEKS AND DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF ALL BARISAN STATE AND FEDERAL GOMENS.EVEN IF THEY KILL YOU AND RAKYAT BECAUSE RAKYAT WILL TAKE OVER BY FORCE AFTER THAT.

  • azhar

    The system has been extremely compromised. The voting process is a farce. It is blatantly being manipulated. We know that it will be difficult to repair as power has been with one party for far too long. Corruption has been deeply entrenched.

    Bribery is very open and radically transparent. To the extent that we read statements in the mainstream media such as "you vote for me and I will give you this." Where does the money come from?

    Will those who are entrusted with the interests of the people ask for an account what and how much is spent or promised? We know the answer.

    You can vote. The numbers may be encouraging but the results are predetermined. Too much money and benefits are at stake. The addicts will not give it up.

    We Malaysians, especially our Sarawakian brothers and sisters need all the help we can get.

  • sputjam

    Giving money to voters, especially poor one during election is ok what! It still depend on the voters judgement on whom to vote after spending all that bonanza.

    anwar did this in sabah during the UMNO invasion. So he should have been able to counter it if he is smart enough. But then, that is another story.

    The vote counting is Senadin looks like cheating. But desperates always resort to this tactics.

    It is unjust to deny the people in the rural areas their rights to vote. But sarawak and sabah have their own citizenship rules and the pens cannot intervene in cases where wackies are involved.

  • http://malaysiatoday Jit Dharma

    Thanks SR. All patriots who are sickened by the continuing

    impoverishment of the poor masses of Sarawak will send a clear

    message to the corrupted BN government in GE 13. Liberate

    Sarawak. In the meantime be brave and continue the resistance.

  • Justice

    Thanks. Eagerly waiting for international body to pressure Malaysia government for another election in rural area. PBB win 35 of 35? Very suspicious figure.

  • Teperasa Agoo

    Via Sarawak Report, you have produced among the best investigative reports. Thank you, Clare and Company.

    In your report to the UN, please mention, also, the DDOS attacks to major online-news sites; silencing of opposition's news media, e.g. Suara Keadilan and immigration abuses.

    The oppositions were severely handicapped by the blatant corroboration of the election commission. With all the abuses by those in government, the Sarawak election was a farce, a mockery of a fair democratic principle.

    Shall we go for a re-poll, monitored by the UN?

  • a

    Dudong also blackout during counting. Perhaps something can when the margin is small. The dudong blackout was reported in the borneo post on 17th april. wonder why the rest of Sibu no blackout but only the area around the Dudong counting centre.

    Also Ba Kelalan seat, something fishy going on??

    The bigger voters' turnout due to more postal votes?

    Also Kota Sentosa constituency saw an increase from 1000 previouly to 3000 postal votes this time.

    also DAP was able to get counterparts from Peninsular Msia to coach local candidates and that explain for the better monitoring which helps win seats in urban areas. In rural areas monitoring is more difficult!!

    heard at tamin Rm1000 were disributed!!

    h

  • Sarawak Reporter

    I believe that both political parties, Barisan and Pakatan used bribes to try and win the election. I personally received a SMS from Pakatan promising RM600 if they won the election and obviously handouts were provided by BN. Politicians are skunks, my vote went to the highest bidder obviously haha.

    • Eric K

      Paul Wong, i knw that guy with heavy moustache. I cant believe he have such a great wealth frm the company. Doesnt look like gansta to me but really an arrogant fella.

  • GD flora

    Too often we have been hearing about corruption and fraud in malaysia.Sarawakreport plans to submit the reports to the UN human rights commission for further action.The world at large knows what is happenning in Sarawak.Let's wait and see what

    UNHRC will do about this report.

  • Jason T

    I'd like to record my appreciation, as a Malaysian citizen to the Sarawak Report team for their tireless efforts to highlight the corruption, abuse of power and injustice that continues to plague Sarawak and the country as a whole.

    I am particularly interested in finding out what the UN's Human Rights Commission can effectively do once you have presented the case to them. Can the Election Commission of Malaysia (ECM) be brought to task for failing to uphold the various Election Acts and Regulations? Does the UN have sufficient influence to force upon the ECM to reform?

  • val

    do keep up the good investigative work and expose…

    bring all the muck out into the light!!!

    thank you for putting ur lives in the front line

  • Eric K

    hope one day all this crook will get what they stolen from the native. Native ppl should try to bomoh them.

  • Ben

    Well, that is Sarawak and it is a shame, but the same happens in the Peninsular! BN is going all out to cheat, rig and cling to power!!

    Yes, expose BN and the government to the UN and all other international bodies so that the world see how rotten this country is politically!!!

  • Timo

    Rural people in Sarawak do not have money to buy computer and Internet. Urban people are well informed of Taib's billion Ringgit property in overseas.

    Each Sarawakian who come here should print out Taib's property photos and send to each long house head. Word of mouth is powerful, seeing is believing.

    Unless Pakatan Rakyat becomes federal government, otherwise these corrupted leaders would still be free.

    Anwar has said before if Pakatan Rakyat becomes federal government, they will set up royal commissioner to investigate those illicit money (from 2000 to 2008, during Mahathir's ruling time) taken out from Malaysia.

    Look at Selangor and Penang states now, they are they only states to return surplus money back to residents. Unlike the dirty methods used by Barisan Nasional during election.

    Look at Penang state is the only state to receiv a praise from Transparency International. No other state in Malaysia has ever received such praise.

    see page 272 at http://www.transparency.org/news_room/in_focus/20

    Both Selangor and Penang receive the higest investment in Malaysia recently. What does it mean? Pakatan Rakyat is not fair and racial and not capable than Barisan Nasional?

    Mahathir has destroyed Malaysia using racial game thur his mouth. He is not capable to increase the valude of Rinngit as compared to tiny Singapore who does not have any natural resources. One of the reason, UMNO are corrupted and eaten up Malaysian resources like Sarawak.

    The people of Sarawak are still poor in rural area without electricity especially.

  • http://malaysiatodayandsarawakreport Vick Nes Warren

    the malaysian government should strip taib, his families and nominees all the ill gotten gains and form a bumiputra fund. that way the whole country would know who had been denying the affirmative rights of the bumiputra

  • anak sarawak

    I fully agreed with comment #9.

  • Realistic

    From the very beginning, after nomination day, I already know that this election will be a sham…despite knowing how corrupt and greedy CM Taib is, BN politicians still go on protecting him…they have no principle at all, much less, integrity..I can only assume that they are all complicit in the corrupt govt..Taib ensure his staunchest supporters got some of the wealth also, to ensure their loyalty…There's a saying which says that "if you do bad things to others, bad things will come to you many times more"…So Taib and cronies…your Final Destination is coming…..very soon!!

  • http://none Watch Dog

    All of Taib's election is a sham,vengeance,deceit,jealousy and violence if he cannot have his way..a sulking child.Everybody knows about it .

    We have to kill "BOMOHISM" and every YBs whether Christian or non Christian MUST carry Taib's AZIMAT with them. How stupid these people are?

    Mr Realistic..yes it will happen to ALL of BN YBs..or Parti Bini Baru/Parti Bula Bula /Parti Bohong Bohong..

    Anyway the dayaks have given them mandate to take what's left.We have preach the GOSPEL to rural folk to instill the words of Christ so that they won't be scared..something like the style of RFS but purely preaching GOSPEL.

  • hot

    congratulation to taib for a wonderful job well done in the last state election.

    ibans and dayaks have had given white hair the mandate to take more ancestral land.

    long live native sarawakians.

  • Orang Utan

    Surely it is now time whilst matters are still fresh to carry out the postmortem of the state election to determine the biased or otherwise of nature of the whole election machinery. Question must be asked about:

    1) the integrity of the postal system, who is eligible to vote this way, how to register such voters, are foreign based voters included.

    2) registration of new domestic voters – how those currently not registered should be made or encouraged to register

    3) evidence of vote rigging, vote buying, intimidation, bribery etc.

    4) the integrity of counting process

    5) the concentration of voters in urban areas which casts an unfair distribution of voters per constituency – triggering constituency to be increased in number or that voters who were previously at their home constituency should remain voting there which then questions the integrity or availability of postal voting.

    Opposition would remain in opposition for a long time to come if none of the gaping issues are addressed.

  • Blunt Speaker

    Despite so much evidences of corruption by this extremely greedy cm, his families, cronies and followers, the BN GOVT and MACC are keeping mum and unperturbed all this while. Unless there is a change of GOVT, how are we going to freeze their assets and return them back to Sarawak?

  • http://whereyouguysgonnahide? gandalf

    The United Nations must be convinced to be involved in the next elections in Malaysia, not only Sarawak……the figures do not add up and there are ample evidence of fraud and abuses and manipulation….ex govt people and civil servants are well aware of the cheating that has been going on in previous elections;

    postal votes (from police and army post elsewhere)are brought in when voting go against the govt…..it is common knowledge and there is NO independent verification of how secret or secure these votes are….this has been going on for donkey years!carry on the good fight….we are winning!!

  • ganyang malaya

    At which point do we stop with the peaceful ideas and just resort to violent revolution as a means of achieving the goal?

    The only possible thing Taib could do is call in the army and police for support – or, more expected of him, hop on a plane and seek safe harbour outside of the state.

    We cannot overtake this guy and his cronies in a peaceful way as there are far too many entrenched parasites who will continue to enable the corrupted actions of this entirely wasted system.

    Voting means only so much when all the elections are severely rigged. At that point, what can one do?

  • http://sarawakreport harrie

    our shameful TM of Sarawak, what a down-right rotten and dishonest thief minister are you? You will be cursed for many years to come. What's next you gonna grab and rape this time now that you made yourself sworn in at the middle of the night 16/4. An unauspicious time you know or not.

    you think you are powerful, but no…. you are just a sick and silly old man nobody wants execpt your foolish cronies and family who stand to gain by associating with you.

  • http://snoopyjnr.com Snoopy Jnr

    In Islam, it is permissible to remove a corrupt leader by force, if all else fails.

    • anak sarawak

      How stupid the voters are!

  • http://explorer Backstage view- Waya

    Well analysed. Very intriguing with the cloak and dagger sort of things and wayang kulit but in time all exposed.All the in-fighting,squabbles and pulling down of foes rightly or wrongly and at all costs! We are very far from achieving a developed country status and likely to remain a third world country beyond 2020, only 9 years to go, a blink of an eye! says our PM.

  • Baramandy

    Thief works at night so the thief minister has to be sworn in at night because it can't be seen by the public and he is not the rightful public supported minister.

  • http://grkme.com grkme

    Thanks for highlighting things about the 'Malaysian thief' in Taib Mahmud.Even we Malaysians are so ignorant of his wrong-doings.

    For your info,there are so many leaders in the ruling party of Malaysia,the so-called UMNO/BN who are worst than Taib,one popular one to say is ou former PM,Mahathir and many-many more.

    we can pass you the info through if you ready to furnish me your mail.

    Please save the Malaysians! We just can't bare the high-cost of living here.

    Thank you.

  • Maan Taib

    Big mouth laod noise Datuk Nakhaie Ahmad – president of YADIM. This guy is trying to mix up religion with the right of each individual Malaysian. Sikit sikit cakap – buang negara. How about buang Sabah and Sarawak from federation of Malaysia.

    Ibrahim Ali is another Perkasa man is even stronger than Najib.

  • http://www.maa.com.my Dominie

    Publish in facebook. All IT literate should know and remember this history of Sarawak.

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