Saturday, May 07, 2016

Landslide in Sarawak



Kuala Lumpur, 7 May 2016: It rained so heavily here in the Klang Valley this afternoon but in Sarawak we witnessed a landslide at the State's 11th election [see results]. The Singapore Straits Times says the results of the election is seen as gauge of embattled PM Najib Razak's popularity. Of course it is, but what the outcome of the election really proves, in my point of view, is the maturity of people of Sarawak and the quality of Chief Minister Adnan Satem as a leader. The 72-year old Adnan, who took over long-time CM Taib Mahmud only in 2014, is a natural. He has none of the baggage that bogged down his predecessor, he is seen as clean and fair, and he doesn't mince his words when it comes to issues affecting Sarawak, from religious freedom to more royalty for oil. He had this no-nonsense approach towards anything viewed as external threat to the well-being of Sarawak, even if it emanates from other parts of Malaysia. As a result, several individuals were barred from entering the state or were evicted during the election campaign period. And they weren't all politicians from the Opposition. Adenan remains focused, calm and collected and didn't play into the hands of his more seasoned political foes. I think those guys must have thought they would have a lightweight to contend with once they succeed in forcing Taib Mahmud out. Well, they would know how wrong they had been: Adenan was the sleeping giant waiting to be awakened ....

Blaming the Voters
p.s. As the post-election comments come in,  we see how the contest for Sarawak has exposed the Opposition as a party that is stuck in the past. The DAP-PKR childish bickering over seat allocations aside, the inability to accept the voters' choice is still there ... and still despicable. Read what this chap had to say, for example: DAP blames low turnout, claims few Chinese voted BN.
And no wonder. His boss Lim Kit Sing was already accusing voters of accepting bribes offered by BN candidates even before polling had begun: BN congolomorates are wooing voters with money ...

Read also:
BN's landslide made sweeter with seven Chinese seats
Adenan's opponent loses deposit

Source: Facebook


And an analysis at Life of Annie's:


Excerpts:

"... it's quite clear that there had been a swing to a certain extent as far as the Chinese votes were concerned. DAP suffered quite a lot while BN's Chinese-based party, namely SUPP did rather well.



"That's for me is the biggest significance of the Sarawak election.
"It gives BN the signal that there's real hope of winning back the Chinese votes in other parts of the country too."

14 comments:

xnakdedak said...


Woke from your prolonged slumber for this little puff piece huh?

Value for money? Nope.

Sad, so sad......

.....and still the Luxembourg and UAE Jews close in on the dedak king.....

cam said...

that was what people said about Pak Lah after Tun M reigns.. hopefully you are not going to initiate a demo in kuching to topple adenan... in times to come.

Hantu Gigi Jarang said...

Someone from the Semenanjung can become Tuan Yang Dipertua of Sarawak soon...he's not wanted here!

Dayak Warrior said...

Hantu Gigi Jarang,

Muhyiddin kaaaah? Wakaka

Anonymous said...

Tahniah BN..with the right strategy and working hard to woo the voters BN will be accepted by the majority

Hantu Gigi Jarang said...

Rich Malaysian, poor Malaysian - Aliran

Sarawakian for Malaysia said...

Adenan Satem for Prime Minister!

Rabbit said...

Lucky Sarawakian. They are spared from all the BS spewed by ANCs and their ilks in this part of the shore.

O AB said...

Bro Rocky,

A win is a win. A big win that is. Let's saviour the moment first.

mahiaddin said...

pakatan?

jangan tanya siapa ketua ( numero uno ), bendera pun tiada.

kalau konon liwat ketuanya, tokong konon ok, tapi assmin tak setuju.
kalau konon tokong ketuanya, orang pan pun mampus nak undi pakatan.

pepehal, anak mahiaddin bisnes ratus juta.
geng bugatti lagilah.

bugatti said...

tabur dedak ke pas je lepas ni, cukup2lah ke mca/dap

Gta said...

I guess you have difficulty in understanding what a Free and Fair election is. In Malaysia elections are never Free and never Fair.

RD. said...

Ehmmm....wonder why nobody mention about the low voters turn-out. Maybe the MSM would like to focus more on this during the upcoming 2 by-election.

Franco Wong said...

PR shouldn't have fight each other just because of mistakes done by one party. They should have fix it and continue fighting off the enemy. Perhaps this will be the lesson learned from them.