Thief Minister Stole Election !

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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47 Responses to Thief Minister Stole Election !

  1. Wow says:

    I suggest that you give due respect to the democratic process in Sarawak. Although seemingly imperfect, the people have spoken and the results are out. Your further provocation only shows that you will not stop short of a riot in order to get the result you dictate.

    Sarawakian.

    • Malaysian says:

      And let Taib’s regime to continue to plunder the state’s natural wealth?
      Are you blind to the dire conditions the natives live in?
      Are you deaf to their pleas for help to take back their ancestral Native land?
      Are you oblivious to the devastation of the forest in Sarawak?

    • Mohd Amin says:

      yeah, speak for yourself. I have no respect for this BN win if you call this ‘democratic process’… I was there at the indoor stadium and was denied entry to observe the so-called ‘democratic process’ in process. BN are a bunch of cheaters

    • pening kepala says:

      its not SR that is inciting riot…its the CM himself who is inciting…SR is just a platform which expose the ill-doings of him and his cronies..and what democracy are you talking about?we must be wary of the tactics he will deploy soon…he will destroy all evidents from the Land and Survey dept for sure…

    • Deprived voter says:

      Wow is just another TAIB’s dog! You call this democratic? Haven’t you watch all the uploaded videos at YouTube showing all the hanky panky during the just concluded Swak election?

      Get a life will ya?

    • Troy says:

      why do you condone such rampant malpractices…don’t u have any dignity and self respect…’seemingly imperfect’ you say…..!!! why not bring in election observers from the UN and see whether the election was fair!

    • najibrazak says:

      One can only assume Inche WOW cannot read. I dont mind stealing an election and equally I dont mind admitting it. Wow take note.

    • Wowwowwow says:

      But this is the truth, everyone knows about it.

    • louis says:

      Who are you to represent Sarawakians??!! Shame on you! The people have spoken? The people’s rights have been denied!

    • Watch Dog says:

      What democratic process that yu are talking about? Is it really democratic??
      Wow..you are pout of your mind..If there is a ;level playing field..BN would have lost.

      Your Thief master blocked all opposition from campaigning in Balingian,postal votes coming out of the blue,power failure when votes are counted in Senadin..signs put up saying BN territory and NO opposition can enter.

      Taib used all 27 helicopters while the two clowns camped in Sarawak giving political bribes..please grow up WOW..wow as you are..serve your thief master.

      IS IT REALLY A DEMOCRATIC process by demonic BN????

  2. najibrazak says:

    If I was capable of feling shame I would be hanging my head below my knees. Happily I am just a crook like my party, my predecessors as Prime Ministers and most if not all BN. If all else fails I can copy Ghaddafi, Mugabe and many other”Commonwealth” PMs and be an open dictator instead of a closet one. Hidup Melayu

  3. Miri says:

    You call this a ” democratic ” process ? The election was stolen by BN by hook and crook. You are saying that SR is inciting a riot ? Do me a favour, speak for yourself and not in the name of Sarawakian ! The truth hurts. SHAME ON YOU !

  4. I think more like DEMONic process……not democratic…. then again these are end times right??? Wars and REVOLUTION ala Libya, Egypt, etc should be acceptable…..300,000 of opposition voters vs 372,000 of hantu voters needs to be tested….. but blow pipes and arrows Vs Guns and Tanks is a loser. Is there any other ways but to keep suffering and work like slaves while you aspire for a better life, education, health, infrastructure?? We can do little Disrupt….just need to take up the courage!!

  5. di says:

    I don’t see democracy in Sarawak. Democracy will not shut other voices that raises issues they are not happy about. And in a cleaner government, politicians are not allowed to get involve in businesses while in office. And if they do, they could only try to do it discreetly. But is clean government the order of the day in Sarawak. No!

    Why is development being thrown as a reward instead of the rakyat’s right?

    Surely the so-called “democracy” in Sarawak is not perfect. Even Churchill said that democracy is the worse kind of government (but it’s better than the rest). What the more exposed Sarawakians want (and their number are small) is a more transparent government which development the state FOR the people, NOT at the expend of the people.

    You said that, Wong, because you are probably the one who may not gain anything is Taib were to lose or out of the picture.

  6. Taib is a morally-bankrupt CM. Enriching yourself through underhanded means is one thing; taking so much from people who now have so little, is another. I am an atheist, but I dearly hope that there is a hell where Taib and his gang will spend eternity. Whatever his wealth is on earth, no amount of material goodies can make him feel better when a red hot poker is rammed up his ass till the end of time… Be strong Sarawakians! If you cannot unseat Taib (or bring him to court) before he dies, rest well knowing that the Devil is waiting for him.

  7. Dayak says:

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
    Keep up the good work SR. God bless.

  8. Joe says:

    The first comment is definitely unfit to be sarawakian or he/she is immatured. If money can buy you wealth, it does not guarantee your health because karma will haunt you.

    a true sarawakian.

  9. phantom says:

    to “wow”, don’t call yourself a sarawakian. you only make us feel ashamed to be from the same state as you are after your idiotic comment.

    from, phantom the real sarawakian

  10. Deprived voter says:

    We in Sarawak have been deprived our voter rights. What a relieve, Sarawak Report is picking up our agony which we have tormented for years. We sincerely hope, by bringing this matter to UN, it will bring an end to TAIB supremacy and dictatorship. Please help us and let us live in the world of true democracy!!!!

  11. peppervine says:

    Wow… What an insight account of blatant democracy fraud!

  12. Sarawakian says:

    SR constantly reports twisted facts to influence readers into believing what they are saying is true. 90% of what is reported by SR is false. the 10% remaining are the names of the people mentioned. Malaysians should start being more inquisitive and start making efforts to search for facts themselves instead of believing whatever they read.

    Stop bullshitting SR you have gone too far with your lies without any concrete yields. You are capable of defaming people and creating lies just to achieve your own agenda.

    That’s Cheap !!!

    If only you had a clear understanding of Sarawak’s Politics and what goes on there you wouldn’t be writing this but instead giving credit to the people you attack.

    And given the results this has clearly become a personal affair. Are you too disappointed your so called successful blog wasn’t so successful after all. Clare Rewcastle Brown i suggest you find another occupation in life.

    • Miri says:

      If you think that SR is peddling cheap lies about Taib, namely being a THIEF and the most CORRUPT politian in South East Asia, why is he not suing Clare Rewcastle Brown for libel in the Court of Law ? If he is innocent, he must clear his name. Otherwise, he is making the entire leaderships of Malaysia a laughing stock in the international communities.

  13. Mish says:

    Yes, wow/sarawakian

    Please speak for yourself. You have a right to your own opinion, just don’t try to speak for us all.

    In my opinion, even a blind man could see this was anything BUT a fair ‘democratic’ election.

    Another Sarawakian

  14. anti-wow says:

    LOL. u think by allowing apposition to win 12/71 or even 16/71 is democratic? some shit-head like you is the one that will easily be bought by the BE-END government coz once they handle u some RM 1000, u’ll easily vote for them without thinking about the future generation.
    people are not provoking or whatever but rather saying the hidden truth behind what used to be a ‘closed doors’.
    before the internet become a widespread things in Malaysia, we only heard one way news plus another small stream from harakah etc.
    but now, when we have much other choices apart from gov. media, people like u cannot really accept the changes and the truth behind it.
    no one would go against the gov. if they handle our country assets properly. Just look at petroleum, forest, plantation ect, we have so much of it but not everyone get to taste the sweetness of it. no one ask the gov. to give them money without them working for it (except for some), but rather hope that the gov handle those assests for the betterment of the future properly.
    u think 50mil for emails for everyone above 18 is necessary or more so that they could save a company that almost bankrupt? A lot of other things to give example about if i want to list them all here.
    in sarawak, the most obvious example is the CM himself. I dont think any sensible leader would try to use his position for personal benefit rather than the people. He has multimillion dollar company overseas just by becoming CM. George bush the shithead probably dont do that. Can’t u see the difference?
    injustice must be stopped!

    • Wow says:

      You’re talking as if those parties like PAS and PKR were to be shooed in just like that simply because some pretty blonde is telling them to do so.
      Wake up. Not everyone is as gullible as some. Thankfully, Sarawak has shown your malicious jingoism is still too unpalatable for the vast swatches of the population. I’m sorry, but that is the reality outside of your cocoon.

      • Watch Dog says:

        You are just another Taib’s pea brain man..or brain dead..being paid by his thief master ti praise him..This is DEMONICRACY or Taib Dynasty or Nasty with wow as a idiot office boy.

  15. polymerwealth says:

    There’s blackout every five years during election and you call this coincidence? If you’re the one leading 1k+ majority then suddenly blackout and u lost by 50+ votes, how will u feel?

  16. Bleeding Sarawakian says:

    To wow, are you saying “they” did not buy votes??????????????? Wake up!
    SR, great job! We do not want to say peace, peace and leave the innocent people suffer quietly. Enough for oil palm plantation, aluminium smelting plant, Dam….. These are the greatest lies. Keep on the expose, pray for change.

  17. Sick to the core! says:

    Wow, you must be a Taib’s ass licker! Continue licking his and BN’s ass and you will find that you may even lose your underwear…. the day when the people finally get rid of Taib and BN!! There is nothing democratic about the elections last week. Police intimidation, results rigging, refuse to recount, etc…. The evidence is out there, but of course not in the mainstream media which you BN goons control! Thousands of people who witness it, photograph and video it cannot be wrong!

  18. Citizen of s'wak says:

    @WOW: you must be another blind citizen to say election process is fair. You’d probably be those ppl that have a good salary and live a comfortable life.

    WE all know change is gonna happen next election if BN doesnt improve the condition everything we know will change and who knows a new group of ppl to govern fairly this time.

  19. Watch Dog says:

    Thank you Clare and Peter John. PJ you may have to stay put there in London.Please just forget your work as the DAYAKS are satisfied with what TAIB is doing with the exception of DAYAKS in Krian and Ba Kelalan.
    The dayaks are worth only a packet of keropok,RM30-50 plus 2 cans of beer.Why bother as they have given Taib mandate to take the remaining NCR land?

    There’s no way that BN can be toppled as the Dayaks are still licking the master’s arse.I hope that TAIB will act fast and grab their NCR land…go Taib Go,go go go…take it as it is all yours now.

    • Anti-Watch Dog says:

      Your name speaks to your very DNA. You are indeed a Watch Dog for the taib’s ass!

      • Watch Dog says:

        Mr Pea Brain,I have done ALL I can tohelp the dayaks but they still voted for Bn especially in Layar when the dayaks there are scared of Jabu’s miring woth idol burung kenyalkang and yellow pulut rice.Why do the dayaks so scared of this rituals?

        I am never been a government servant like you and i don’t need to lick BN’s arses unlike you. Since the dayaks rejected PR and favour BN with the exception of smart dayaks in Krian and Ba Kelalan..then why should I not praise them and ask TM just t take what are left..the dayaks have agreed by voting TM.You did NOT go home and educate your rural folks.

        So what DNA are you talking about Pea brain?? Think before you speak and MAY GOD bless you anti-watch dog.

  20. RichBoxII says:

    I am a PACA at one of the Polling Station at Balingian, I also say, there is collusion between SPR and Polis. I was threaten with arrest and told to trust the EC. But my with my own eyes, I say and can comfirm 2 youths attempted to vote twice. When confronted, one just left without voting a second time. Thereafter, I was vanished to stand in the hot sun outside the polling station. There was also two entrance at this Polling Station and a Pondok Panas at one of them. 3 though looking man was seated beside the drain opposite the pondok panas. If they are voters why would they want to hang around the polling station. To cap it all, before all this, PBB workers were seated outside the room ticking who has voted and who has not. Than at 10 am SPR officers came around and chase me out (I was doing manual count of voters who have voted around 10 meters away from the room). I left with no choice, but PBB workers were to be eviicted as well.

  21. Human Rights says:

    Well done Sarawak Report. You have awaken many Sarawakian people. I estimated at least more than 50% of Sarawakian against BN. (Remember there is a lot of PR supporters cannot come to support as work overseas, outside Sarawak and outside their home town). The official count is 45% of Sarawakian against BN. So Taib is the most Unpopular CM in Sarawak History. All my Dayaks friends support PR. Together we all spread happenings of Corrupt & Power Abusive Taib BN regime, right to the interior. Keep up the good work. We fully support you. Good to bring up to UN. We here will stand together on ground fighting for justice and human rights. Thank You, Sarawak Report.

  22. NottyMaus says:

    Clare and Peter John, keep it up !
    The parliamentary is not far away. Some how what you expose will get through to the rurals if you persist.

    If PR makes headway in Malaya parliament with support of perhaps 20 to 25 PR-Sarawak MPs, your battle will be half won.

    • Watch Dog says:

      Let us join hands with DAP,PKR and up and coming UBF from Sabah in the coming parliamentary election.Sabah and Sarawak have things in common the 2 point and 18 points plan respectively.We must get point 1 of the points plan so that our BIBLES will not be stamped. Idris Jala did a poor job as he has to please his master.

      Imagine that UBF, DAP, PKR joined forces and Parliament will be a chaos…with UMNO being the opposition.Let’s see if they can survive like what we are now..no more inflated contracts for lazy and corrupted people,no more commission from sales of arms,submarines and frigates.Let us proceed as a journey to a thousand miles begin with the first STEP..Now is the time.

  23. ong says:

    “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”, “By contrast the BN rallies failed hopelessly.”

    But don’t forget that 1 vote in a BN constituency equals to 2 votes in the overall PR constituency. The average number of voters per constituency in the 55 constituencies won by BN has 11,553 voters. The average number of voters per constituency in the 15 constituencies won by PR has 21,936 voters.

    It’s time the anti-BN bloc stop indulging too much in ‘syiok sendiri’ fantasies and start working on how to get the support of the semi-rural and rural voters.

    “Taib is a known and serial election-cheater”, “the money with which Taib was buying his voters was money taken from the removal and exploitation of their lands in the first place!”

    Whether we like it or not, the above are still ‘opinions’ whereas the results of the elections showing that the rural and semi-rural voters cast their votes for Taib and BN is a ‘fact’. In the context of Malaysia as it is, the ‘fact’ that BN buys their votes is totally irrelevant to the final election results. This too is a fact. Lamenting losses because of BN vote buying and cheating is indulgence in self-pity which will still not win the next elections.

    It may be more worthwhile for the anti-Taib and anti-BN lobby to start figuring out how to change the mindset of the rural and semi-rural voters. Otherwise, they can continue to ‘syiok sendiri’ with “The biggest crowd in all Malaysia’s election history” while Taib and BN continue to happily and successfully plunder and buy the votes of the simple-minded and naive rural and semi-rural voters.

  24. Sarawak Citizen says:

    Good Job Sarawak Report!

    This was exactly what i wanted to know personally as a “rakyat”. I knew the electoral fraud is eminent but no one has thus far come out and take this further. We are all only talking about it so far and least that we know 30 years has gone by…. It is time now to prosecute him and bring back all these assets he and his cronies/families have stolen from SARAWAK!

    Hurray! Go for it!

    I am full for it.

  25. Anti-Wow says:

    Wow..! you are one real coward. You need a lot of prayers. May the Lord grant you more of His wisdom and open up your eyes to see the truth.

    My advise is do not hide your eyes under your ass because that will never give you any truth. Work hard to dig your eyes out to its position…so-called Sarawakian…if only I have enough saliva to bath you away from your polluted mind…if you have one…oh yea…forgot it you have one…

  26. Wow says:

    Extremists like you are the ones who do not belong in Sarawak. Someone wise once said, ‘Do not believe everything you read on the Internet.’ Obviously, you people never got the memo.

    Sik sedar diri

    • Deprived voter says:

      Wow, wow doggy! I guess TAIB hasn’t feed u for days since d election bcos he is busy with his new wife n also strategising how to win GE13! So that is why u have been barking around here!

      Though not all news on cyberspace are true but Sarawak Report (without ‘s’) has been reporting with facts n docs! In fact, she even tells u how to get those info!

      Anyone with a brain would knw u r just another machinery of TAIB who mock around n try to confuse readers but obviously u FAILED miserably!

      Go hump urself at TAIB’s pole!

    • another anti wow says:

      Don’t call names, please. Extremists exist in communist countries, but not Sarawak, or Malaysia as a whole. And a communist country doesn’t tolerate any criticsm. When you bad-mouth a communist leader, they’ll yank your head off. But that wouldn’t happen in a democratic country, unless its a demoNcratic country, like some fellow netizen would call.

      Why should we ignore on-line news and reporting? Even the mainstream media have on-line websites. Isn’t there anything called The Borneo Post Online, etc…? Someone wise also said, “internet is full of information”. The internet is an option for those who want to know the ‘other side’ of the story. BN controlled mainstream media are all siding BN, and blaming the oppo. – one-sided reporting. That’s where the rural folks are trapped: forced to listen and watch one story, and also being forced to become hopeless story critics. Why not? Because they don’t have other stories to compare and contrast. Shall we call those rural folks hopeless, or lazy critics? No. The govt of the day that had made them hopeless and lazy. With such attitude, there’s no way for the govt of the day to make the country a great nation. Don’t dream of “Vision 2020”. It’s merely a dream that won’t materialise. All they do is to ‘teach’ their people to opt for the ruling govt and hate the oppo. It’s similar to spoon-feeding.
      A ruling democratic govt is meaningless without any opposing force. That’s why there’s election – the “yay” and the “nay”. The louder the oppo’s voices, the better. More improvements can be made. More developments can be implemented – not the ala-BN development definitely. That’s corruption.

      • Wow says:

        By your own logic. Other than political endorsements and panderings, do you detect any positive tone in this ‘publication’ anywhere? That’s not extreme to you?
        Sometimes we think we know better, but we realize later on that we lack further information. You are definitely in this category. Although you seem to have a good heart, it’s a pity that you are also naïve.
        Keep at it and it won’t be long before we are made to fight other peoples’s geopolitical battles for them. This is not a game.

  27. Loyal Reader says:

    I am abit disappointed in the quality of facts in this articles. Just to point out one. Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd was a JV between government unit PELITA and CDC (Commonwealth Development Corporations).

    The government’s stake remains since its incorporation til today, where as CDC itself decided to sell its stake to SY in 1995 to exit from its investment. The deal was definitely arm’s length. If you think CDC would have sold it to SY at a discount would be ridiculous. Anyone else interested who has the financial support could propose their offer for the shares and SY just happen to be the successful one.

    And to those who believes whatever Sarawak Report writes is true, good luck! I used to believe what SR reports here, but not as much as before. I’m not saying that it is entirely false, but some data were fabricated to misconceive readers either intentionally or unintentionally. Maybe at the rate, only 50% is true? Who knows.

    SR, please do not sell your credibility away for the sake of SARAWAK! We do not need fabricated facts, but the truth!

    Loyal Reader

  28. Watch Dog says:

    Gertie Chong is SINGLE now.Anybody to ask her hand in Marriage?? She needs a night partner..Any marriage proposal?/ She is damned bloody rich after her husband stole all what Sarawak has to offer through his brother..the SULTAN of Sarawak while the dayaks office boys,secretary,clerks look on approvingly.

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