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Sakmongkol ak 47

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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Lest the people of Sarawak forget.

One score and 10 years ago, they have voted in a bad government.
Today, the people of Sarawak go to the polls. They will elect a government which will manage the state for the next 4-5 years. It's a simple but weighty decision to make: - place the state in the hands of a team of 'managers' who will run and manage the state so that, people derive the maximum benefits. In other words, they will chose people who will form a good government.
The first requirement of a good government is good people. Surely, this is the most obvious criteria. Judging by this criterion alone, the cabals that have managed the state with their leader, Taib Mahmud are crooks.
By and large, the government set up by Taib Mahmud has not be able to contest the allegations that it is a corrupt government, incompetent and anti-people government. The only way to deal with this kind of government is to kick them out.
Ok, we won't let sentiments rule our decisions. We have to decide rationally. This was the approach suggested and encouraged by the PM himself. We will take him on that.
Since the last 30 years, did the Taib government commit itself to finding solutions for the people? Judging by the barrage of sudden and unexpected announcements of projects about constructing roads, drains, houses, bridges, and all other things including the proverbial kitchen sink, this government is not a government with purposeful design, but a government that makes things up as it goes along. It is therefore and incompetent government. Indict them and haul them up for accountability.
We must tell that to 6000 long house inhabitants who have been without the most basic and fundamental facilities- electricity and water. As if to rub it in, the Taib government recently distributed computers to the rural people living in areas where electricity is nonexistent. People still need to use generators for electricity in a state that boasts it has the largest dam which can supply electricity through undersea cables to places miles away, but not to its people. That can soberly be termed as gross neglect.
The people of Sarawak need to ask only ONE question. Has the Taib government worked? That is, has it functioned well for the people or has the instruments of powers been harnessed in the main, for the benefits and profit of an elite few? The rational and sober answer can only be- it has alienated the majority of people and has served the interests of a few. That's oligarchy.
To show that we are NOT sentimentally driven, tell people we know exactly what oligarchy means. a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also : a group exercising such control.
For the people of Sarawak, it meant, a government controlled by Taibs, Awang Tengahs, Jabus, George Chans, that goofy Abang Joe whose only qualification amplified thus far is the fact that he is Malay, - a small group nevertheless that exist for the purpose and benefit of a small group. It's a government not of the people, by the people, for the people. That form of government has perished from the earth alongside the 'plunder and pillage of the forests and the clandestine rape of the state's wealth.
So, its one score and 10 years ago, the people of Sarawak voted in a bad government. The un-sentimental solution is to vote that bad government out.
So for today- let the people of Sarawak ignore and forget the high sounding terms of GTP, ETP, EPP, PDP, NKRA, so on and so forth; let's be pragmatic and ask, have we elected a good government?
Mr. PM Sir, we are not sentimental fools.

38 comments:

NGINAP SRENGENGE 16 April 2011 at 08:24  

Assalamualaikom,

I appreciate your kind of writing.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 08:32  

Dato' Sak,
This bad government was abetted by the current Federal Government which wants it to continue in order to ensure its own survival. The people of Sarawak alone can't be blamed for electing this bad government cos when election time comes, Santa Claus from KL will bring down loads of sweeteners to make them decide on who to vote for. For simple folks who live by the day, a sack of rice and promises of a better future makes them forget about the atrocities of the past. May Allah bring them strength to decide the right government this time around. This is their best chance to better their lives and the lives of their future generation. Let them send a clear message to the Fed Government that they can't be shoved down their throat with a bad state government.
Pak Tua

Henley,  16 April 2011 at 08:37  

very well put and simple !!

Lubok Buaya 16 April 2011 at 08:49  

Taib! Ya oligarchy!

By the age proven method of lanunacy eventually installing crowning kleptocracy.

Agri culture tak ada! Curi culture banyak!

Something is wrong in his child-adult state. His adult ego state has been badly contaminated and by no less than his Malayan kleptocratic brothers.

It has to take Ahmad Sarbani's life to tell us RM 108 billions nationally wasted.

Siapa lagi akan jadi korban? To preserve the lunacy ?





Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 08:56  

The issues have been the neglect of the rural people and the rape of the resources of Sarawak.

The way it is, the State is determined by rural voters not urban more informed people.

It they again choose the same Taib to rule them, then basically they deserve their continued fate to live in ignorance and poverty.

Right before our eyes, we in the know just cannot do anything but watch the wayang and watch even how foreigners are raping it for the next 5 years.

By then , Sarawak will the the epitome of corruption for all in the world to study. It would be in the same level of how those Arab leaders rob their own resources too.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 09:10  

>>Mr. PM Sir, we are not sentimental fools.

Mr Sak Sir, we are passionate voters. We will vote out those incompetent fools.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 09:15  

Bro Sak, our brothers and sisters in Sarawak need all the help they can get.They have suffered for far too long.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 09:51  

Dato, you are a God fearing man with a sense of right and wrong. Your opinions are based on this godly foundation irrespective of your political inclinations. How do you describe Najib and his BN people who side with wicked Taib to rob the poor and oppressed, the deprived and down trodden?

Quiet Despair,  16 April 2011 at 09:54  

What choice do the Sarawakians have, pray tell?
A leader allegedly corrupt and another leader who is worse - morally corrupt and financially corrupt.
Read Ummi Hafilda's blog who alleged that that man gave Azmin RM23 million one night when he was in the government.
His corruption is believeable If not how can his party go on contesting and paying his legal fees if there were no stash of cash reserves.
At least Taib has proven to bring much progress to his people than that fella who cannot even help his people when they are in trouble. He just leaves them in the lurch to fight their own battles.
It is incongrous to want Sarawak to fall to the opposition when in West Malaysia we want BN to be in power. Just to throw out one man We dont want the Sarawakians to suffer.
Taib is sure to leave but what about Mr Aljuburi a.k.a Mr Y a.k.a Porn Star? He has long lost his credibility.
Sarawakians must heed Pairin's regret that being out of BN has led Sabah in the doldrums.
Yes indeed. Look how Sabah has degraded after the development paved by Harris Salleh.Sarawak is miles ahead of Sarawak in developments.
We pray Sabah will not lead to another Perak.
By 11 pm tonight, Taib will form his new government.
Sak don't you fear about your credibility as an UMNO man of rationale and intellect?
Reading the comments in your blog these few days, makes we wonder are we reading Din Merican's blog.
Where are all your UMNO supporters?
Around 99 per cent of your commentators are DAP supporters. They are not for Keadilan or PAS. They want Sarawak to be another Penang. Clear as day. They know that the Chinese in Sarawak will vote DAP.
It's okay for Din or Uncle Zorro to do that since they don't have credibility.
Uncle Dinpun dah terhegeh-hegeh mengampu Najib sejak di MIER dan baru dapat Datuk. His cahoot the drunken two-faced RPK has blown his cover.
I know Sarawakians are not sentimental. They are not foolish.
They will vote with a conscience for the betterment of their people and their state.They want cerah masa depan.
They will not gamble their chldren or grandchildren's future. Will not want to lose what they already enjoyed.
We respect your choice, my Sarawakian friends. You are more politically wise than some of us orang Malaya who thinks they are superior.
Viva Sarawakians and BN.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 10:18  

Anon 09.15

On the contrary, I think people in Sarawak can show to us Peninsular Malaysian a thing or two on their bravery rejecting bad government and install good government for the people.

On the other note Dato Sak, since the government will give 1000 Astro to rural folks, maybe they can also demand for plasma? Led? Or latest TV technology 3D. I don' think Pehin has problem to pay from his poket money.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 11:07  

All these PKR people. They are saints. They are without sin. Cleaner than christ. But I wonder who is in the video with a whore. Maybe he met her to clean her sins. In a hotel. Naked. And gave her an OMEGA.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 11:41  

Have a Sarawakian Dayak with the knowledge and Work attitudes of DAP Lim Guan Eng, as the CM, Sarawak can be among the richest and most developed State in the country.

Continue having the current kind of CM, guaranteed the plight of Dayaks will go down the drain when all their lands are nothing but brown mud deluted of any forests or timber (if not inundated by water for Dams) for their future.

They alone have to decide.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 12:10  

Suffered for so long? Brothers and sisters suffered for so long? Give them to Anwar. They will get an OMEGA each. Maybe a bag full of US dollars too. You want a better life? WORK HARD LIKE THE REST OF THE PEOPLE.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 12:55  

It's the entire Federal government + billions of ringgit VS Opposition.
We need Divine Intervention.

OneMalaysian,  16 April 2011 at 14:16  

Dear Sakmongkol

Democracy as a form of government is not perfect, although it is arguably still the best system invented so far. However, among its most severe imperfections is the belief that the exercise of the one-man one-vote mechanism in public elections will automatically produce a desirable government. On the surface it seems fair, that each citizen has an equal say in the choice of who should represent him or her. This would be true if each citizen is equally capable of making that choice.

In societies where a significant portion of the population is illiterate, or is uninformed about the affairs of state, or about the economy, because they are essentially cut off from the mainstream of economic and political life, how could they make informed choices about their long-term future? That is why the sophisticated debates on politics and economics are mainly carried on by the town folks and the better-informed people. It is no surprise then that we often find the urban areas falling to opposition party candidates, while the rural seats are won by the ruling party who can induce less informed folks to vote by showering them with little gifts during elections. Some call this bribery. But whatever label we might put on those gifts, they do achieve the desired results.

This is what is being played out in the urban and rural areas of Sarawak – a dichotomy in voting patterns. So the future of Sarawak will not be determined by a “rational” electorate, but by the little gifts and false promises showered upon them by the ruling clique the past 10 days. To the humble folks in the deep interior, who live from hand to mouth, these little gifts do mean a lot, and they thereby forfeit the chance to elect a better government who can give them a much better deal.

So long as the Federal government continues to molly coddle those crooks in Kuching because of the promise of the Sarawak “fixed deposit” that keeps BN in power, there is little hope that the welfare of the rural people of Sarawak will get significantly better. Even if this current bunch gets kicked out, a similar bunch will replace them because they can continue stealing so long as they play the “fixed deposit” card, and the BN government is determined to stay in power even if that means condoning crooks. All of them think that the winds of change blowing across the Maghrib and the Middle East will stop at the Arabian Sea. It might blow all the way to our shores.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 16:52  

Yes. You are not a sentimental fool. You are a bloody fool.

Quiet Despair,  16 April 2011 at 17:56  

Haha the porn star has already left for the U.S. It's an admission of defeat.
It's normal for a sore loser like him to run away. Not gracious enough to wait and at least thank those who voted for PKR.
It's so laughable that before closing of polls at 5pm, his men were already trumpeting that Sarawak has a new government and a new CM. Look at his posting-BN and Taib akan tumbang. Kahkahkah (ches I am sounding like Tukar Tiub).
Pity ya the "new CM" Baru Bian did not get congrats hand-shake from his boss. Only the DAP and SNAP will be around.
But when Taib is announced victor, the two parties also will also be awol.
Is this the kind of leader you want who won't stick around through tears and happiness.
Then there was a fracas by PKR supporters who posed as EC officials at the polling station.
Sarawakians interviewed on TV were miffed saying we Sarawakians are unused to gangster culture brought in by Semenanjung people.
"Tak ada budi bahasa," they said.
Yes. Shame on us. That's the culture Anwar brought in and propagated.
That won't be the last we heard from the Satawakians.
Tonight they will teach Anu-war a lesson.

Warga Malaysia,  16 April 2011 at 18:22  

So would you Good Datok vote for BN/UMNO next general election?

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 20:19  

The natives of Sarawak has made their choice.

There is a degree of Dayaks supporting PR but not enough numbers.

They "enjoy" their land being grabbed for the next 5 years. Well let them enjoy their free rain water.

The Chinese has proven to reject BN.

DAP performed the best.

BN lost record numbers of seats.

PKR also improved from 1 to many more seats.

The shift is there but ignorance and money proved the deciding factor.

Who won?

Both sides can claim but obviously BN has lost a RECORD/good number of seats to oppositions.

Come GE13, this will translate to a number of new parliament seats.

Quiet Despair,
As usual you are so ganged up about Anwar . Stupid.

He flew out yes, for whatever reasons do you know? You do not know.. so keep your mouth shut.

yes, as opposition leader he is subjected to all kinds of attacks on trivial matters unrelated to politics.

Your BTN attitudes will not affect the next GE13. Already this results showed if Najib goes for GE13, he may lose.

We sure look forward to early GE13.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 21:28  

your analysis is always way off course.you are not in touch with reality.keep up you major loser

rance,  16 April 2011 at 22:29  

Dear Dato'Sak It looks as thou. the bomohs n the witches have done their job

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 22:36  

Ha ha ha..Dato' Sak.

People at rural area a reluctant to change. Their confortable what their have..no electricity, no water, no problem unless they have no food...so same with our rural semenanjung....all about ketuanan Perut..ha ha ha

So Bless Malaysia, we are third world nations..Forget the Wawasan 2020..we are never reach it..ha ha ha.

Najib, now focusing on Sub-urban and Urban voter. Most of them are not enough income..be smart to fulfil their expactation. They will cost BN a lot of money unless..your fix deposit in the rural is enough for you to win the errections!!!! ha ha ha..

Congrat White Rajah...ha ha ha

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 22:37  

Sarawakians have spoken loud & clear. They want more cronyism, corruption & mismanagement!

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 22:44  

Accept the fact that Sarawakians dont trust you. Be gracious in defeat.

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 22:53  

Quiet Despair,

Why do you think this old man likes to claim he is a true UMNO member but keep condemning them and saying they lost the old UMNO way. It is because he feeds upon adulation from the opposition commentors. He has such a huge ego that he wants people to say he is so good, bla bla. So as far as UMNO is concern he comments are of no value just like from the opposition bloggers.

So, do not despair quiet despair as this arif guy is a joke! He blows his own trumpet just like Aljuburi!!

Anonymous,  16 April 2011 at 23:05  

I would rather be in Malaysia than Egypt or Libya. Say what you want about BN but you would not leave this country. If this country is so bad you would have left but you didnt. You are still around showing your shameless ungrateful face.

Meanwhile he is having fun in europe. Here we have stupid people blindly supporting him.

Quiet Despair,  16 April 2011 at 23:36  

Just a short comment.
Hahaha, I told you so. Eat your hearts out.
I predicted 51 seats for BN and they got 53.
I am celebrating with them now.

dawai koko+ 16 April 2011 at 23:51  

if only all GEROMBOLAN leaders like u...

Anonymous,  17 April 2011 at 00:14  

Sakmongkol...better joined PKR or DAP soonest possible....

Anonymous,  17 April 2011 at 08:47  

Quiet Despair....

Why are you celebrating when BN is NOT?

You just need to watch the video conference between Najib in KL and Taib in Kuching to "celebrate each other" on the victory.

Did you not note the rather less than estatic mode?


BN knows what is going on, you do not. They know what they did to get the rural guys' votes (not sure if even along the way ballot boxes were actually tampered in rural areas), the money everything etc.

In a GE13, they would have that kind of money nor manpower to do the same and in Peninsula they know they are not facing jungle surrounded people but more informed electrolate .

The message is very very clear. BN will lose a good number of Parliamentary seats more from what they have NOW.

Come on .. take on PR now if he dares.

Anonymous,  17 April 2011 at 09:55  

The Dayaks have made their choice. They have been reached and told the stories and most care not.

For the Dayaks to come out to the real developed world, the Dayaks themselves must change within themselves. Outsiders like the Chinese can only help to bring them out to this modern world but cannot interfere with the way of life they wish to choose.

It gets boring sometimes to knock on hard rocks. We get hurt ourselves.

The Chinese has given solid support for change . A change actually not only for everyone but for Dayaks in particular. The results showed. The majority of the Dayaks prefer to live the way they have been living and give their trusts to the ones in power. So be it. Dont blame PR for anything. Blame yourselves for failing to bring about this among your own. Outsiders are outsiders. They cannot meddle.

It is up to Dayaks to help themselves now.

Meanwhile the Chinese can still survive very well whether under BN or under PR. They are an economy within an economy. The govt depends on them more than they depend on the govt.

The rest of us are looking forward to GE13 and see.

Cheers all.
Wrong .. it is SNAP that spoils the broth.

... for your info , the Dayaks have made their choice. They have been reached and told the stories and most care not.

For the Dayaks to come out to the real developed world, the Dayaks themselves must change within themselves. Outsiders like the Chinese can only help to bring them out to this modern world but cannot interfere with the way of life they wish to choose.

It gets boring sometimes to knock on hard rocks. We get hurt ourselves.

The Chinese has given solid support for change . A change actually not only for everyone but for Dayaks in particular. The results showed. The majority of the Dayaks prefer to live the way they have been living and give their trusts to the ones in power. So be it. Dont blame PR for anything. Blame yourselves for failing to bring about this among your own. Outsiders are outsiders. They cannot meddle.

It is up to Dayaks to help themselves now.

Meanwhile the Chinese can still survive very well whether under BN or under PR. They are an economy within an economy. The govt depends on them more than they depend on the govt.

The rest of us are looking forward to GE13 and see.

Cheers all.

Anonymous,  17 April 2011 at 10:35  

Quiet Despair

You have every right to celebrate. You are the only one brave enough to stck out for Taib and BN.
In all your postings, you were consistent in predicting status quo will remain and BN will retain 2/3rd majority.
I guess you are well-informed than some of the delusional Aljuburi supporters here.

OneMalaysian,  17 April 2011 at 10:49  

Dear Sakmongkol

As you reflect on the results out of Sarawak, do not for a moment feel discouraged. You had advocated change. But change will take some time to come to Sarawak because of the unique conditions there – vast territory and a large portion of its people that has been left behind by 30 years of Taib’s neglect, such that they cannot rationally and intelligently decide their own long-term future. Their votes for Taib do not reflect their own best interest. But those who advocate change must be patient and steadfast. Truth will eventually prevail, and Sarawakians will see the light. It took quite a while for the Egyptians, Tunisians, Syrians, Bahrainis and Yemenis to rebel against their own tyrants. But they eventually did.

Lubok Buaya 17 April 2011 at 11:38  

Friend, Anonymous 17 April 2011 09:55,

The Chinese know a lot. They better. Otherwise, that 5,000 years would have been meaningless.

Now, try learn something new. There are more Dayaks and everyone else who move on two legs than the Chinese in Sarawak. If you just spin some numbers, it isn't too difficult managing the China economy. ( I'm not trying to be racist here or ultra nationalist.) All you have to do when budgeting China's economy is put some numbers on the spreadsheet. With 1.6 billion people, all you have to do is find another say RM100 on top of the current year figures. So, with just RM100 out of the air, surely the hardworking China citizens can flex their muscles to labor RM100 each. In any case, with that magic amount you have RM100.6 billions in income for the whole country. In Malaysia, we don't even have to work or load up our spreadsheet to make RM108 billions. The Royal Customs just have to close their eyes and zap! There's RM108 billions!

No, not all the Chinese created the RM108 billions to the alternative economy but just about everybody else - the Tuns, the Tan Sris, Datuks and you name it they're in there including our royalty.

This is the short end of the stick. Why don't the Sarawak Chinese who don't need the government (whose government is it?) which needs them more, load up your spreadsheet and add another RM100 to the number of Ibans and all on two legs (Non Chinese) in Sarawak... for real work and growth??? What'll you a Chinaman get? For real genuine work your contribution of say 7.5% (say) of the Sarawak GDP ... might be 10 times more than NOW !!! Would 5,000 years teach you anything there???

So why don't you forget your X-chromosomes having no defect and start learning that on the average your physical body need just the same level of calcium molecules or compounds as the pygmies in Africa do.

All you have to do, is get in there with the Dayaks and the monkeys. Show them how things could be done. And your 7.5% contribution need not reamain a paltry figure BUT you could well HAVE MORE !!! Forget you're a Chinese. All you want is MORE !!! Well, with their numbers the Dayaks with your help can give everybody MORE and themselves get MORE!

Provided ... you stop thinking China is the Middle Kingdom ! BUT I'll admit, the MALAYS never want you to forget that. Why? Probably because the Malays and the Chinese together are still screwing around and sucking blood and not learning anything new! Well, there are Dayaks who do that, too!

So what's the big deal in being Chinese? Or anyone else for that matter? Couldn't we be a race of people called "MORE" ???

Anonymous,  17 April 2011 at 13:53  

Quiet Despair,

You r the better man! As for si tongkol kayu, shame on u! Calling urself an UMNO but actually u r a bitter old man who only knows how to talk!!!

Lubok Buaya 17 April 2011 at 14:02  

Quiet Despair,

It is incongrous to want Sarawak to fall to the opposition when in West Malaysia we want BN to be in power. Just to throw out one man We dont want the Sarawakians to suffer.

Screwed-up logic, fundamentally flawed. When 1Malaysia's CEO, is having 2 winks day in and day out, and we're not talking Pak Lah, and country loses RM108 billions because of Royal Customs with one Noble Malay as Korban, why did we pay for Najib to study in the UK? Forget Sarawakians. They don't have to be in Malaysia, do they? Not that, Hishamuddin is not so handsome!

As for Sarawak, what's the essential difference of Sarawak remaining a Brit Colony after 1963? Maybe they would get screwed-up by the Brits. But there really is not much difference is there? In fact the Brits would have made enough money on the oil and maybe too in education and health, which you must not forget, also make money, too!

Education is a bizness, too isn't it? Najib's PhD from Monash is testimony! And Sarawakians could have bought enough medical hardware, with the Brits getting richer!

Maybe the Malays are stupider than the Chinese, after all! ;-))

Anonymous,  17 April 2011 at 15:23  

Lubok Buaya....

Cheers but I find it difficult to comprehend your "economic figures".

Yes, we all want "more" but there is a community that we feel should have "more".

Well we now know , they do not need "more" as they have decided and we all say from now on .. so be it.

They are satisfied with what they are getting, so all those "Radio Free Sarawak" etc should in fact get the message... close down and get on with life.

I can't say for others, as for me.. it is "hands off" from now on.

Luboh Buaya 18 April 2011 at 09:54  

Anonymous 17 April 2011 15:23,

You Cina bodoh? ;)

Deng Siaw Peng said it's great to be rich.

What can you sell to a poor man? When you take all the money from their pockets what would they have left to buy from you? Make them rich and get richer yourself. Not curi as PBB and UMNO do!

MCA/SUPP/UMNO/PBB/MIC Quran/Bible says no can else can make money except them buggers, yet they want to sell cars that was made with your money and which cost double!

Don't believe what I say. You don't have to! ;)

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