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March 29, 2011

Paul Kadang explaination on SNAP Saga

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SNAP: Why We Do What We Do

By Paul Kadang, Director of Operations, Sarawak National Party (SNAP)

Taken from Sarawak National Party Blogs


SNAP’s recent re-emergence to reclaim its place in the Sarawak political arena has sparked numerous allegations and prejudgements on the motives of the prime movers of the party’s re-vitalisation. Presumably made with good intentions, these prejudgements have been voiced out in the internet by political observers who seem to hold themselves out as being totally familiar with the present Sarawak political scene. Most of these, however, contain presumptions that have not been thoroughly examined.

Let me elaborate on the reasons and circumstances leading to SNAP’s re-emergence.

Background

From the beginning since its founding in 1961, SNAP has had two important characteristics vis-a-vis its support: it has always been a multiracial party. Of equal importance has been its emphasis on Dayak interests, which is not surprising since this community forms its inner core.

It had been the tearing and cracking of this core by its political opponents since 1970, through their divide and rule policies, which not only decapitated SNAP as a viable political organization but also formed the first significant break in Dayak communal unity. The manifestation of these divide and rule policies has continued to this day and has been a contributing factor to the dispossession of the Dayak people of much of their properties and lands by unscrupulous people.

Since that time the holy grail of Dayak politics has been to forge their internal unity and cohesion in their search for equitable power sharing in the country. They have laboured hard towards this end but so far without success. And so to this day, Dayaks have continued to be splintered and their political representation fragmented amongst the various parties in Sarawak.

Over the past eight years, Ibans and other natives did not have any indigenous political party as their platform for democratic dissent. They gave the benefit of the doubt to SPDP and PRS and even PBB to try to regain the rightful political significance of the native population. In those eight years, the blatant disregard for Native Customary Rights and Native Customary Land as enshrined in the laws of the state, continued and became even more widespread till today. All these happened without even the slightest protest coming from legislators and political parties that claim to represent, protect and uphold native interests be they the PBB, SPDP or PRS.

By 2008, the natives, particularly those from the Dayak communities, were totally marginalised politically. A new generation of native intellectuals then decided that the time had come for natives to depend on no one but themselves to fight their battles.

Answering the clarion call of Reformasi that have yielded fruits in the federal general elections of March 2008, these Dayak intellectuals began to look at PKR as the platform from which to fight their battles. Some became PKR members, while some others watched with keen interest and gave their support from the fringes.

But two years later, they slowly drifted away from PKR for reasons which in total had shown to these intellectuals that native problems are of a low priority to PKR. The instances are as follows.

PKR’s Relationship with Natives and Native Issues

The records show that PKR in Sarawak was started by disenchanted Malay-Melanau politicians splintered from the then and present ruling elite. For ten years the main issues that made up PKR Sarawak’s political agenda were their typical infighting and their urge to find a way to replace Taib Mahmud and gang as the ruling elite of Sarawak. All the office-bearers and head of PKR Sarawak were from that group for most of the twelve years of PKR Sarawak’s existence.

It was only in 2008, with the entry of other native and Dayak intellectuals into the party that wider native issues became part of PKR’s campaign fodder to attract these native votes. Before this, there were almost no PKR divisions in Dayak-majority constituencies. Attempts were then made by personalities like Nicholas Bawin to open up branches in Dayak native-majority constituencies.

It is notable that only after twelve years, for the first time ever, a Dayak was appointed a few months ago as head of PKR Sarawak. Even then the appointment was not without vociferous protests from the pioneers of PKR Sarawak. Till now, no Iban sits in PKR’s inflated Majlis Pimpinan Pusat or its political bureau. These are ominous signs of the patronising attitude of PKR that culminated in the Batang Ai by-election catastrophe of April 2009.

The Batang Ai By-Election

The native intellectuals group, Malay Melanau and Dayak, that supported PKR had by the end of 2008 quadrupled in number, ready to adopt PKR as the saviour of the natives. Then came the Batang Ai by-election and it was clear to most of PKR Sarawak native leaders that Nicholas Bawin was the most viable PKR candidate and was expected to be nominated. They were astonished therefore that a long time ex-yang berhormat, formerly from the ruling coalition who was not known to be associated with PKR, was appointed instead of Bawin. That was at the behest and financial lobbying of a Chinese towkay whose official affiliation with PKR was nil but who evidently held a major sway in the personal considerations of PKR’s Ketua Umum. Without consultation with PKR’s native leaders, Bawin was dropped. Such is ‘democracy’ in PKR.

The result of the by-election, as expected, was a major disaster to PKR’s attempts to make inroads into Sarawak Dayak native politics. PKR’s candidate was thrashed. He obviously did not enjoy the confidence of these intellectuals, who chose to stay away in protest against the evident highhandedness. As an excuse for their defeat, PKR went into its typical damage control mode in alleging, for instance, that the ballot boxes were switched while in helicopters. That’s just vintage PKR to ignore the elephant in the room.

In the post-mortem, if ever really there was one, the issue of Dayak leaders’ lack of influence in PKR’s decision-making in Sarawak was never even addressed. Batang Ai is one of the many things observed by these intellectuals which raised questions about native-issue priorities in PKR. They have since kept their distance from the party. PKR remains in their mind as a party that will perpetuate neo-colonial intentions in Sarawak. This is obvious for those who care to see.

Consequently, while those intellectuals were grappling to find a vehicle to voice out native dissatisfaction by natives themselves, SNAP’s re-registration was ordered by the courts. It is only natural therefore that SNAP became a magnet to these partyless native opposition leaders.

SARAWAK STATE ELECTIONS 2011

SNAP was and is very much in favour of an opposition electoral pact for obvious reasons. Now that the possibility of such a pact appears to be diminishing by the day, it is important that political observers and commentators are made aware of the following:

Negotiations

The opposition grouping has no chairman nor a fixed structure. Even then, it does not matter much to SNAP as to who takes the lead in convening negotiations between the four opposition parties (SNAP, PKR, DAP and PAS) as long as certain rules of political decency and civil negotiations are followed and that the management of the negotiations by whomsoever has the competency and the power to decide.

PKR took the mantle and in the same breath publicly announced that it will run in 53 seats and SNAP will be accorded only 3. It was as if the seats were for PKR to distribute. SNAP had no choice but to respond publicly that it intends to run in all of the native-majority seats numbering 29.

Negotiations commenced in a haphazard manner and much later than ideally possible. SNAP refuses to be marginalised and to underscore its seriousness and capacity to compete, declared publicly its 16 candidates for 16 named constituencies. A startled PKR came back to ‘offer’ 4 seats, instead of 3. SNAP responded to this infantile insult by announcing 11 more candidates for 11 more constituencies. Altogether totalling 27 seats.

PKR’s incompetency in leadership and management of the negotiations was obvious. There was no negotiation agenda and things were done by the seat of their pants and at their convenience. SNAP expected the first session would have been attended by decision-makers of all parties. There is no point in negotiating if the negotiators have no power or mandate to decide. Decisions from higher-ups must be obtained at the point of negotiation. That wasn’t the case with PKR. At all times, PKR insisted that the final decision would be made by KL after a negotiating position had been reached by the parties. To any seasoned negotiator, such a statement is already a ball-breaker.

We had also expected that the first order of the day was to get a consensus of the proportionate spread of the number of seats to be contested by each party in accordance to macro demographic factors which all four parties hold themselves to champion for. It was clear that DAP would run in Chinese-majority areas, PAS in a few Muslim-majority areas and PKR in Malay-Melanau areas, where they had concentrated their efforts in the past decade for better or for worse. SNAP, being a multiracial party but traditionally a Dayak-based one, will contest in the native-majority areas. It was only in the mixed areas that overlapping claims will have to be resolved through negotiations.

But PKR having suddenly realised that native issues could be the determining issues in the coming elections, and still hung-over from the ecstasy of the 2008 electoral tsunami in the peninsular, thought that by placing their candidates in these native constituencies PKR can be the beneficiary of a Sarawak tsunami.

The opinion-makers and intellectuals who had fled to SNAP therefore fear that the beneficiary of native electoral dissatisfaction may be a national party that has shown in the last two years little sensitivity to the natives’ political predicament. They fear that Sarawak’s native problems, under PKR, will remain secondary to a grander federal plan of PKR’s national leaders. At worst, SNAP will never be able to be given back those constituencies by PKR.

If in fact PKR had made a positive impact in native constituencies and indeed enjoyed native support, by putting in hard work in building up an articulation of native dissatisfaction, the results would have been evident. But instead, PKR had never won nor come close to winning a native-majority seat in 3 federal elections and 2 state elections in the 12 years of their existence in Sarawak. In fact, a number of their candidates lost their deposits. So much for PKR’s desire to contest in 53 seats.

The second order of the day would be for the negotiating parties to consider the ‘winnability’ of their candidates as a basis for their allocation of the overlapping seats. Till this very moment, the ‘conductor’ of the negotiations themselves has not sorted out their own internal selection problems as to who runs where. They fear that if they make representations of the winnability of a particular candidate, it may incur the wrath of another party member also aspiring to be the candidate for the same area.

Out of this fear and indiscipline, it is PKR’s practice that their candidates list is only completed on the eve of nomination day so that those among their members who have lost out will not have options but to play along. Knowing this, SNAP decided that it would not be encumbered by PKR’s internal deficiencies. SNAP announced its candidates way ahead of time to give them a head start in going to the ground in the vast constituencies to familiarise the voters with their candidacy.

What is the Status Quo?

To date, SNAP has announced its decision to run in 27 of the 29 native-majority seats. It has refrained from contesting in the remaining 2 seats in deference to the work done by and its support for two PKR native leaders. In a gesture of goodwill and in recognition of the winnability factor, these concessions are made. The truth is that PKR has no other native leaders of their calibre and SNAP’s candidates in the 27 seats will be at par, if not better than PKR’s candidates.

As it has always maintained, SNAP will be happy to be a part of an electoral pact if it is allowed to contest in the said 27 constituencies. However, should there be a free for all, SNAP has the capacity and candidates to contest up to 40 seats. That is an option that it will take only if there is no more rules of engagement among the opposition parties.

Finances

Opposition supporters are hoping, and SNAP along with them, that the natives in a bold decisive move will act with political maturity and courage to invoke an electoral tsunami. It is indeed high expectations.

However, it is disheartening to note that while such a lofty commitment is expected of natives, the possibility that their commitment might extend to financing the election campaign that they favour is strangely dismissed by these commentators. On this premise, SNAP is maliciously accused of conspiring with BN in order to get political funding. Such accusations are insulting to SNAP and are the furthest from the truth.

These commentators underestimated and underrated successful natives as people who cannot put money where their hearts are. In the last few months, SNAP has been inundated with monetary contributions from well-to-do natives working abroad. Perhaps these commentators have stereotyped natives to the point that it is unthinkable to them, for example, that a native petroleum engineer working in the Middle East and earning US$ 25,000 a month and who is moved by the plight of his community, will contribute up to RM100,000 to SNAP’s election campaign.

SNAP needs money badly but it also realises that an efficient and honest campaign will not be too dependent on huge campaign budgets.

Quality of Candidates

It has been mentioned that SNAP’s candidates are of the quality that can be bought over once elected. It is as if there is a fail-proof formula to prevent this. At SNAP, we humbly submit that we have dealt with this issue on a ‘best-effort’ basis. It is only those who have not gone through the rigours of election management that wishfully think a watertight formula is ever possible. By the same token SNAP would like to hear those people who doubt the integrity of our candidates, if it is at all possible, to attest their supreme confidence that candidates of PKR or any of the other opposition parties will not jump ship once elected.

SNAP’s list of candidates is multiracial in nature. It comprises young professionals and also a good mix of Dayak nationalists with experience far beyond those of the commentators.

Conclusion

Let the voters decide. SNAP respects the opinions of others as their right to voice out opinions in a democracy. By the same token, SNAP reserves its right to its own political action without having to be accused of treachery and all the other tales that make interesting gossip at the teh tarek stalls.

SNAP urges that before certain presumptions are made, basic empirical research should be done that goes beyond mere rhetoric and wishful thinking.

Like everybody else in this state, we wish to unseat the Taib regime. But we will do it in a manner that safeguards Sarawakian and Dayak control over their own affairs and destiny, and avoid jumping out of the pot into the fire. Our words are based on actual experience but we certainly welcome learned comments and guidance from armchair politicians made in good faith.

God bless the people of Sarawak.


The writer holds a master degree in political science from University of British Columbia, Canada. He was previously the deputy secretary-general of PKR and is now the director of elections for SNAP in the coming Sarawak state elections.

March 28, 2011

Saut tanya ngagai SNAP

Filed under: Pakatan Rakyat,Sarawak Politics,State Election — Pengayau @ 11:03 am
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SNAP diatu ukai baka SNAP maia zaman niang Stephen Kalong Ningkan kelia.SNAP diatu semina kena BN mecah ke Undi Dayak alu nyadi Ulun BN!!!


1.Uji tanya ngagai Edwin Dundang,amat tauka enda 4 iku Ketuai ari SNAP udah di beri mata duit RM20,00 siku kena meli entuka  4wd?

2.Uji tanya ngagai Pemuda SNAP,amat tauka enda sida udah nerima mata duit RM200,00 ari siku Tukey Cina ari Malaya?

3.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP nama kebuah Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) ti betuaika Harris Ibrahim mutus ka semua kaul enggau sida iya?

4.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP nama kebuah Movement Of Change Sarawak (MOCS) ti betuaika Francis Siah mutus ka semua kaul enggau sida iya?

5.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP nama kebuah sida enda nyadi ngaga Training PACA(Polling Agent,Counting Agent) kena 9 aribulan March 2011 ti udah di atur alu di pesutuju ka sida enggau  MCLM di Miri tang nyentuk ka saritu alu bedau madah ka kebuah?

6.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP nama kebuah SNAP mansut ka nama calon sebedau di tapis dulu ulih MCLM laban SNAP sigi udah bejanji deka minta tulung MCLM napis calon sida iya ngambi ka semua calon sida iya nya calon ti berkualiti tauka berkaliber?

7.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP,amat tauka enda Paul Kadang bc nerima duit RM50K kena sida ngaga symposium di Miri,Sibu enggau di Kuching sarinya?

8.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP nama kebuah sida alu bedau meri nyaut saut tanya ari Francis Siah ti meri sida iya 48 jam sebedau iya mecah ke rahsia SNAP?

9.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP amat tauka enda bala calon sarinya di janji tauka udah di beri mata duit RM10K siku alu mayuh agi deka di beri tauka di janji lebuh maia pengawa bepilih ila?

10.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP amat tauka enda sida bisi ngaga sempekat enggau bala UMNO Malaya kena mechah ke Undi Dayak maia pengawa bepilih tu ila

11.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP,dini sida bulih duit kena bejalai ka pengawa Parti sida tu tang suba madah ke diri nadai duit?

12.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP nama kebuah bala Ketuai dalam SNAP enggai ngangkat talipaun ari Francis Siah tauka Radio Free Sarawak kenyau ari berita tu pansut sarinya?

13.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP nama kebuah sida selalu enda datai maia baum Pakatan Rakyat enggau bala Raban ari DAP,PAS enggau PKR senentang bebagi ka penuduk?

14.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP,amat tauka enda siku Ketuai sida kala nginjau duit ari Ketua Cabang PKR Miri suba kena bejalai ke pengawa SNAP tang nyentuk ka diatu alu bedau di bayar?

15.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP amat tauka enda sida udah bisi Election Machinery sereta mayuh sukung ari bala Dayak?

16.Uji tanya ngagai SNAP amat tauka enda sida iya suba semina minta sereta bersetuju enggau 3 iti seat ianya Marudi(Edwin Dundang),Bukit Saban(Darrel Walter) enggau Telang Usan(Kebing Wan) maia keterubah iya berunding ka penuduk enggau Baru Bian ari PKR suba?

17.Uji tanya ngagai bala SNAP nama jaku sida maia nya suba?

“Auk,enda ngawa,3 iti seat nya pan cukup meh laban kami SNAP ndai duit”

List of SNAP candidates

1. Edwin Dundang (Marudi) SNAP President,Former District Officer of Baram,Lost to Robert Lawson Chuat in Bukit Saban in 2006 Sarawak State Election

2. Kebing Wan (Telang Usan) SNAP Acting Deputy President,Lost to Lihan Jok 2006 Sarawak State Election

3. Augustine Liom (Machan) Ex Industrial Court Judge,Lawyer,Former Policy Director of PKR Sarawak,Former SNAP candidate in Sarawak State Election 2006 and lost to Joseph Mauh Ikeh in Tamin

4. Anthony Liman Sujang (Krian) Lawyer,Former Treasure General of PBDS

5. Dayrell Walter Entrie (Bukit Saban) SNAP Youth Chief,Lost to to Alfred Jabu Layar in 2006 Sarawak State Election

6. Stephen Sigar (Opar)

7. Frankie Jurem Nyumboi (Tasik Biru)

8. Richard Peter Munai (Bengoh) Former Personal Assistant of Dr Jerip Susil

9. Sylvester Belayong (Kedup) Lost to Ritchard Riot Jaem in Serian in 2008 Parliamentary Election

10. Abang Othman Abang Gom (Lingga) Former PKR candidate in Sarawak State Election 2006 and lost to Simoi Peri

11. Dan Giang (Balai Ringgin) Former campaign manager for Cobbold John in 2006 Sarawak state election

12. Joe Unggang (Layar) Former bank employee in Sri Aman

13. Tedong Gunda alias Jamal Abdullah (Pakan) SNAP member,associate himself with PKR with hope to contest in Pakan and now back to SNAP

14. George Lagong (Baleh) Half brother of Datuk Sng Chee Hua

15. John Bampa (Belaga) Former SNAP candidate in Sarawak State Election 2006 and lost in 3 corner fight with Liwan Lawang,Stanly Ajang Batok.Managed to secure only 912 votes

16. Johari Bujang (Lambir) Former District Officer of Miri

17. Simijie Janting (Engkilili)

18. Ateng Jeros (Tarat) Lawyer based in Kuching

19. Anthony Nais (Tebedu) Businessman

20. Ivanhoe Anthony Belon (Bukit Begunan) Businessman

21. Bakin Umpa (Meluan) Farmer

22. Alexius Douglas (Ngemah) Self Employed

23. Munan John Andrew (Tamin) Self Employed

24. Adang Jirau (Kakus) Farmer

25. Douglas Alau (Pelagus) Businessman,Ex Lecturer,former PBDS candidate in Sarawak State Election 1991,stand as Independent in 2001 but lost in both attempt to Gramong Juna in Machan

26. Toh Heng San (Katibas) Ex Assemblymen and SUPP Chairman for Engkilili

27. Rosnah Mohamad (Jepak) Businesswoman, Former exco of Angkatan Muda Keadilann (AMK) Sarawak

28. Lawrence Cosmas Sundang (Batu Danau) Government Pentioner

29.Thony Badak (Bekenu) Shell employee,SPDP member and Councilor in Miri

March 25, 2011

Why MCLM has severed ties with SNAP

Filed under: Pakatan Rakyat,Sarawak Politics,State Election — Pengayau @ 11:27 pm
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Taken From Peoples Parliament

I reproduce the press statement released at the MCLM press conference this morning.

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On 16th February, 2011, MCLM announced the formation of a strategic alliance with the Sarawak National Party (SNAP), the objective being to lay the foundation of a concerted effort to, firstly, end the plight of the marginalized Sarawakians by ending Barisan Nasional and Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s 30-year reign of pillage in Sarawak in the soon-to be held state elections and, secondly, to establish a pro-rakyat federal government post the 13th General Election and begin the process of restoring the nation to the rakyat.

In late February, during a meeting with the SNAP leadership in Kuching, MCLM had, in keeping with its drive to improve the quality of candidates offered to oppose BN candidates in the state elections, as well as to empower citizens to be effective agents of change and reform, offered to assist SNAP in screening the prospective candidates of SNAP as well as organising polling agent/counting agent training for its members.

Whilst the SNAP leaders had, then, enthusiastically accepted this offer of help, leading us to arrange for the training to take place in Miri on 19th March, 2011, developments over the last two weeks have led us to the irresistible conclusion that there was little sincerity, if any, on the part of the SNAP leaders in ever wanting to achieve the stated objectives of the alliance as aforesaid.

Towards the end of the second week of March, without proffering any reasons, we were informed by SNAP that the training was cancelled until further notice.

Then, on 15th March, 2011, we received information that SNAP would, on the following day, be announcing the names of 16 candidates to contest in the state elections even though, until then, we had not been given the full details of any of those candidates to be screened.

On 16th March, 2011, SNAP did indeed announce the details of 16 candidates, none of whom, as far as we know, had been screened to ensure capability and integrity.

Intelligence reports from our operatives in Sarawak have confirmed our worst fears: many of the 16 candidates are regarded as high-risk, integrity-wise.

Over the last few days, we also received reports that the SNAP candidates and some of their ‘privileged’ leaders had suddenly come into significant funds that were being made available by operatives from Kuala Lumpur acting under the directions of BN.

On 22nd March, 2011, SNAP announced the names of another 11 candidates.

Again, information we have received of these latest candidates is not favourable.

It must be stressed here that the action by SNAP to renege on an arrangement to screen all potential candidates, and to now announce candidates of questionable integrity, without more, makes the continuation of the alliance quite untenable, as we have at all times made clear our insistence that only candidates of unquestionable integrity are to be offered to serve the rakyat in the state assemblies and Parliament.

On 23rd March, 2011, reports in the news portals Sarawak Report and Free Malaysia today confirmed the information that we had received last weekend that SNAP was receiving funding from Barisan Nasional and had entered into an alliance with BN to keep the latter in power in Sarawak.

We have since sought from the leaders of SNAP some cogent and convincing reasons for their actions, and a rebuttal of the most serious allegation that they are now working in concert with BN to undermine efforts to bring about a regime change in Sarawak but, regrettably, none has been forthcoming.

For these reasons, we are, with immediate, effect, severing our alliance with SNAP.

We also call on the people of Sarawak to exercise their vote wisely in the coming state elections and to reject the overtures of BN and its allies, both open and concealed.

HARIS IBRAHIM

PRESIDENT

MALAYSIAN CIVIL LIBERTIES MOVEMENT

March 20, 2011

Semadi Nadai Agi Parti

Filed under: State Election — Pengayau @ 10:13 am
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Taken from Antu Beduru

Oh antu, sinu aku meda kitai Iban. Selalu “nyamai belaya dulu ari belaya ila”. Tu meh utai ti kedeka sida Mamut & BN. Tak digiga sida bala parti pemangkang belaya. Tang sayau bala kitai Iban ba SNAP lalu enda mereti.

Baru manah manah PKR mai perau ke ulih ditepan kitai Iban ngicha ke ulih meruan.

Baru datai sida semenanjung mai panjong ngicha ke kitai Iban tau merengung. Enda mukai mukai ga SNAP mai terabai nyilat penatai sida ari seberai.

Tak kerah kerah sida SNAP ngumbai diri udah nyadi manah lalu tau mai pengubah ngasuh kitai Iban badu bepechah.

Nama tuju SNAP bakatu. Sapa enda nemu SNAP nadai duit, tang diatu nyau madah bisi orang sponsor. Reti nya enti nadai orang sponsor, nadai meh SNAP. Baka leka jako orang putih SNAPPED – patah. Uji peda bala sida calon SNAP, berapa iko ia ke bisi duit mimit. Kemayuh agi nya tak kering. Mayuh kapa kapa. Engka amat sekeda ari sida nya ila bisi utai ulih, tang kemayuh agi menik menik aja mata.

Ukai ku ka bejai sida SNAP, peda Edwin Dundang, nadai ga duit, Stanley Jugol, nadai ga duit. Bakani ka nyadi President etc. Candidate pan nadai sida. Ia ke temu aku sekeda bala SNAP mayuh betalipaun ngagai candidate PKR ngasuh sida nya melompat. Bakani tu ka nyadi. Uji sida SNAP anang beguai mayuh macham. Deliver first perau Pemangkang, nya baru berunding. Enti SNAP menang kerusi 16 + 20 + ? = 40. Pelaba aku nadai jalai. BN nemu, enti one-to-one fight, peluang BN alah endang besai. Tang enti 3 tauka 4 calon belaban, berani aku betui BN menang. YOU CAN CUT MY THROAT ko YB Gabriel Adit ba Batang Ai suba.

Amat munyi ko jako kaban siko. It takes a few Dayaks to kill a million Dayaks. Ko James Brooke, it needs A DAYAK TO KILL A DAYAK. Bakani kati, pengawa SNAP tu meh nganchur ke harapan kitai Iban. Enti ulih, for the sake of Iban/Dayaks anang meh sida beguai demand mayuh seats. Nya ga udah di perandau ke sida suba.

Peda PBB, ngumbai PKR bam, lapa sida enda meri mayuh agi seat ngagai PRS, SPDP enggau mayuh agi post ngagai kitai Dayak ba PBB. Sida semina nemu nganu PKR, tang sayau SNAP kena panjuk.

Semadi Nadai Agi Parti

MOCS nelanjaika SNAP!

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MOCS nelanjaika SNAP!

For your reading pleasure

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Francis Siah <sirsiah@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 4:06 PM
Subject: SNAP has become a problem – Fwd: To SNAP leaders, esp PAUL KADANG 

MoCS fellows and friends, 

Since MoCS started, we have never criticised anyone except the Termite. That was my decision right from the very beginning.

Now, I have to reveal to you all what is actually happening and why SNAP has been attacking PKR.

It’s just the work of a few ‘soldiers of fortune’ in SNAP – they are all out to make a quick buck during the election. They don’t even care about their own Dayak community. The rest, including their announced candidates are all innocent. This much I can say.

Remember the Clint Eastwood western, “For A Few Dollars More”. That fits into the tiny brains of some SNAP people.

There will be fireworks in the days ahead. I will resolve this SNAP problem the best way possible.

Fighting the Termite has been a tall order for us. Unfortunately, we now have to settle the SNAP problem. As always, we must do what must be done.

Stay tuned.

-fs.

Below: The letter I sent out to SNAP leaders yesterday

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Francis Siah <sirsiah@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 11:27 AM
Subject: To SNAP leaders, esp PAUL KADANG
To: Paul Kadang, Stanley Jugol, Anthony Liman, Douglas Alau 

Dear Paul Kadang and SNAP leaders,

I have communicated with Paul Kadang on SNAP and what is going on for a long time, the last was this morning over the phone. I’m very disappointed with the way SNAP is operating.

MoCS wants to help SNAP but SNAP wants to be exclusive. DAP, PKR and PAS are together and are supportive. WHY is SNAP the odd one out. Too many secrets to hide. Paul Kadang has a lot to answer.

Let me get to the point.

I know what is going on in SNAP from Day One and its KL connection. Paul Kadang has wanted no secrets between him and me. That part I have kept but Paul has been very secretive and I’ve been told that he has even prevented some of you from communicating with me. Eg, Stanley Jugol is not even taking my calls now although he was happy to hear from me in the past.

MoCS has invited SNAP to several functions but even after Stanley had agreed to come, no SNAP people turned up. What? Is SNAP so powerful now that it doesn’t need the help of others, even when offered.

Or could it be because I know too much of SNAP’s secrets that I’m also a threat to some.

Let this be an appeal to the current crop of SNAP leaders NOT to let down your own Dayak people.

This battle should be about wanting to change Sarawak for the better and NOT about making peanut money from sponsors. Do not touch election money. It’s dirty!

I’m aware of how much money has been received by SNAP and where it comes from. A sum of 200k has been received via Paul so far. Only a measly sum but SNAP is expecting more.

(I have to state this figure because Paul smsed me this morning to declare that he does not handle election money. Can Paul deny here that he received the sum from the KL sponsor? )

The KL funders could be sincere in wanting to help but it’s not to fight PKR and create dissension in Pakatan Rakyat.

Let me STATE this very clearly.

If SNAP wants to be EXCLUSIVE, then it’s also in the way of MoCS’s agenda for change and wanting to rid Sarawak of its most corrupt leader.

Any opposition party which deviates from this agenda will have to face the wrath from MoCS and its affiliated NGOs.

If SNAP still continues to play hard balls and does not stop its quarrels with PKR publicly, I will go to the media and tell all about what is actually happening. Then SNAP will be the enemy as well.

DAP, PAS and PKR are working very closely together. MoCS is solidly behind them.

Let me declare here that I’m not a PKR member. I’m a non-politician. But PKR leaders in Sarawak are open and sincere people, like those in DAP and PAS. YB Wong and YB Chong are proven politicians of substance and they understand MoCS’s work. So too PAS people. I know that they genuinely want to help Sarawak. I’m unable to sense that in some SNAP people.

To those in SNAP, let me appeal to you – Don’t kill SNAP for a few ringgit. It’s a good vehicle. One day, it could be the strongest local party. Don’t let Stephen Kalong Ningkan, Edward Jeli, Balan Seling, Michael Ben and other SNAP patriots who had passed on roll in their graves. Let them rest peacefully.

And please don’t drag the respected elder statesman Daniel Tajem or even Edwin Dudang into this mess, principally created by Paul Kadang, and perhaps innocently and blindly supported by some of you.

Think of your own Dayak community first.

I will brief MoCS fellows on what is going on. I have no secrets with my members. If SNAP is still in this fight together with Pakatan Rakyat, there is still the opportunity to work together.

MoCS will organise a Conference of the Alliance of Opposition Forces (PR parties and NGOs) in Kuching soon. I will still invite SNAP to come…one more chance. If SNAP is not interested to attend, then we will know your stand.

Meanwhile, stop dreaming of 40 seats. SNAP doesn’t even have TEN ‘winnable’ candidates. Be honest about it.

-fs

February 9, 2011

SNAP oh SNAP,nama penyadi bala kita?


SNAP – Keamat ke penemu kita, tau ke ngetu diatu.

Ke terubah iya, SNAP madah ke diri ninggal ke Pakatan Rakyat. Udah nya iya madah ke diri deka setanah enggau UBF, sebengkah plaform politik. Udah nya iya madah ke diri endang agi dalam Pakatan Rakyat. Tang udah nya bala tuai-tuai SNAP nurun ke KL deka enggau ngulu pengawa bejadi KITA. Udah nya iya madah ke diri agi mengkang dalam Pakatan Rakyat. Paul Kadang nyebut siti pekara. Anthony Liman nyebut pekara bukai. Udah nya Stanley Jugol bebida penemu enggau runding ari dua iko kaban ke dulu tadi. Lalu President sida, Edwin Dundang? Iya nadai didinga nyebut sebarang utai. Nama penyadi ngagai SNAP?

SNAP nyau tau disema ke baka nembiak ti kena serang penyakit schizophrenia. Orang ti kena serang penyakit schizophrenia ditemu baka orang ti maioh macham perangai enggau ulah – ketegal sebengkal penanggol ti nyadi dalam untak. Nembiak schizophrenia nya raya agi laban nembiak nya orang ti apin besai, lalu enda nemu ngaga pemutus ti betul, ti ba maya ti sama mega ngembuan runding beberapa iko nembiak dalam siti undak. Enti sebengkah parti politik didinga meri penerang-penerang ti bebida-bida, nya ngayan ke parti nya udah kena serang penyakit schizophrenia. Penanggol ti baka nya enda manah lalu deka ngemuntan ke pejalai parti. Nama kebuah SNAP beperangai baka nya? Bisi beberapa iti saut ti tau dikarap ke.

Ke terubah, nyangka meh SNAP endang sengaja deka nyarut ke runding semoa orang lalu neju ke kitai ngaga pelaba, nyengkaum kaban dalam parti nya empu. Tu nyangka nya ator serang sida ti betul sereta manah. Tang aku belaba ke SNAP enda pintar baka nya. Chara serang nya tau mangkong pala SNAP empu, ti tau ngujong ke maioh kaban sida deka dituntong penanggol. Tentu SNAP enggai meda kaban iya ti endang enda maioh nya ninggal sereta ngeleka ke parti nya. Enggau tu kitai tau nyimpul enggau siti penemu ti madah ke SNAP endang sengaja deka nyarut ke runding kitai.

Kedua, kes nya tau nunjuk ke kitai nya bala tuai-tuai dalam SNAP berupai enda selubang penemu. Siko ari sida nyebut “tu”, siko ke bukai nyebut “nya”. Tang kitai agi ulih ngampun pengilap enggau penemu ti bebida baka nya. Tang tu tau mai penerusak soh SNAP. Sebengkah parti ti bisi penemu-penemu ti bebida ari siko tuai enggau siko tuai enda ulih begempong lalu berupai enda seperau. Baka ni ko SNAP ulih mutar ke pengawa kempen ba semoa 28 iti penudok ti deka diperebut ke sida enti pengawa ngundi nyau datai ila?!

Ketiga, penemu ti bebida-bida entara tuai-tuai dalam SNAP nunjok ke kitai nya bala tuai dalam parti bisi kuasa ti diperebut ke, enda pia? Anang kitai enda ingat, Paul Kadang diatu benong cheregas ngulih ke sukong enggau penampak nama diri empu dalam SNAP, lalu iya mega tampak ba orang media. Kada enda Stanley Jugol nya berasai ditulak ke tisi, enda selamat sereta bisi ngembuan ati ti chemuru? Anthony Liman enda tau dileka ke pia aja, suah bendar mansut ke penerang-penerang ti sensational dikena iya narit bala media. Berebut ke kuasa endang nyadi ba semoa parti politik. Tang ba sebengkah parti ti deka ngangkat ke diri lalu meresi moa diri, berebut ke kuasa nya ukai pekara ti patut dikereja.

Siti ari tiga iti senario baka ti udah diterang ke di atas nya tau dikena nerang ke nama kebuah SNAP ngembuan ulah ti tau ngasoh orang enda lantang ati, enggau dipeda enda tegap penemu enggau runding. Nya ngayan ke parti nya sebengkah parti ti enda selubang penemu. Lalu sebengkah parti ti enda ulih sepenemu semak ba maya ngundi tu nya parti ti deka tumbang.Read more here

SNAP – Sundal Dayak ti bingking.

Ke sebengkah parti ti kerah-kerah ngumbai diri bisi 100,000 iko kaban, naka meh pemesai penanggol ditapi sida enti pemayoh kaban ti datai enda bulih 100 iko ngulu symposium SNAP ba hotel Grand Continental di Kuching apin lama tu udah. Bilik ti dikena ngator symposium ti amat besai nya dipeda puang ti semina endor 80 iko aja bala orang datai kia, lalu nya pan dikumbai sida gempuru ke bala pengukong ti kering ti endor bala orang bisi ditemu mupok-mupok pansut lalu mulai ke diri; manah mimit ari pemayoh tuboh 50 iko ti bisi datai ba pengawa ti sebaka di Sibu.

Taja pan semoa symposium sida balat bendar dipetesau ke ngagai orang mayoh, SNAP mengkang enda ulih ngerak 1% bala kaban sida ngulu pengawa sida nya. Enti symposium di Sibu sida semina digulu 50 iko kaban, lalu udah nya di Kuching digulu 80 iko (ti disadang sida symposium ti pemadu besai nya), SNAP enda tau enda nerima pengamat parti nya udah udah kurang penyukong, lalu tau mega meri reti parti nya nadai agi.

Augustine Liom, siko ari orang ti bejako ba symposium nya, bisi didinga bejako mantah BN ba pekara-pekara ti bekaul enggau tanah. Iya ngenang pasal pekara ngerampas tanah enggau salah guna kuasa dalam system perintah menoa tu, baka meh iya nya lama udah ngulu ke Dayak minta hak sida pulai. Tang taja pan baka nya, kitai patut betanya ari bakih kitai ti bepelajar tinggi nya, nama kebuah iya enda bemunyi seleka jako leboh iya agi kereja nyadi Session Court Judge, ti endor iya enda kala ditemu bisi ngator penyarut tanah bansa Dayak ti bai soh ngagai iya dikena ngelaban Perintah?

Bah! Baka ni bala lawyers Dayak di SNAP? Berapa iti keas tanah NCR udah menang ba jari sida? Nyelai amat pekara tu, laban betaun-taun sida nadai didinga engkukok, diatu baru sida bisi didinga bemunyi. Enggau nadai bepelasar ke sebarang rekod ti ngayan ke bala lawyer SNAP kala menang kes-kes tanah, tentu nya deka nyadi ke pengelemi sida ti endor BN mudah agi ngalah ke pengari sida.

Wilfred Gomez ti bisi enggau ngulu symposium di Kuching nudoh ke penemu mai SNAP ngubah rambai jako sida – Sarawak enggi orang Sarawak (Sarawak for Sarawakians). Rambai jako munyi nya endang manah bendar. Tang rambai jako ti munyi nya mega nadai guna enti kitai nadai pelasar dikena nyukong julok ati kitai. Awak ke aku nerang ke ditu. SNAP tu sebengkah parti ari menoa Sarawak. Kuasa autonomi Perintah Federal semina ulih diberi enti bisi sukong penuh ari Perintah Federal. Enggau penudok SNAP ti nadai sebarang kaul enggau Perintah Federal, baka ni kuasa autonomi nya ulih jengkau? Enti semaPakatan Rakyat ti betuai ke PKR ulih ngambi kuasa di Putrajaya, bisi tau ke enda kini SNAP jako dalam Perintah Federal? Nama kuasa autonomi ti deka ulih SNAP enti iya nadai sukong ari Perintah Federal? Baka ni enti SNAP bulih nasib ti sebaka enggau PBS di Sabah – sebengkah parti ti nunggal lalu nadai pemisa sereta nyada ke rambai jako ti udah bari?

Parti KITA enggi Zaid Ibrahim enggau MCLM enggi Haris Ibrahim udah ngayan ke sukong ti kering ngagai SNAP ba maya bepilih besai. Baka ni penalam penemu SNAP ba gaya menoa di Sarawak? Udah-enda sida nyendia ke perau lalu nyimpan minyak enjin sangkut enggau naka penyukop dikena sida maya kempen ila? Udah-enda sida numboh ke komititi ba sitak-sitak menoa ti deka endor sida bediri ila? Enda tekenyit Haris Ibrahim enti iya mansik enggau silik pasal semoa pekara ti bekaul enggau bala pengari SNAP, baka ti disemaia sida ngagai iya?Read more here

February 7, 2011

PKR Sarawak is killing SNAP?


PKR Sarawak declares war on SNAP

PKR Sarawak Insider

PKR Sarawak has declared war on SNAP, even though both are opposition parties and both want to see the end of Barisan Nasional rule in Sarawak.

The Blog, Antu Beduru, managed by Baru Bian’s boys, published two articles called SNAP – Get real or get lost and SNAP – The stubborn Dayak whore.

Baru Bian’s boys are worried that PKR Sarawak may get left behind once SNAP reemerges as a dominant opposition force in Sarawak.

The recent breakfast meeting between Anwar Ibrahim and S’ng Chee Hua also rattled Baru Bian’s boys who see their boss about to be sidelined.

According to the talk in Kuching, the S’ng clan will soon emerge as the PKR powerbroker in Sarawak who will decide the line-up and candidates for the coming state elections expected in the next couple of months.

S’ng is also said to be the financier of Radio Free Sarawak, which operates out of London.

Pengayau comment
1.We know the author of this letter and he is not a PKR member nor a Sarawakians.You can check his Blogs here

2.PKR Sarawak has never ever declare war on SNAP,as a matter of fact and for the records,we do not want to see SNAP flirting arround with some dubious and suspicious character which their main agenda is to splits the Dayak votes.Who will benefits from this?Of course BN!

3.We know  Antu Beduru personally and he write based on TRUTH and not HEARSAY.Remember when he exposed about Taib wedding a few days before that?

4.We had never ever worried to be sidelined as we fight for the Peoples of Sarawak and not for self interest like some guys did

5.Actually,Baru Bian supposed to met with Anwar for breakfast but he cant due to during that time,he is still at Church.So Datuk Sng just go and grab Anwar and the 2 of them sat together waiting for Baru Bian.

6.Yes,Dtk Sng is trying to persuade and negotiate with PKR Sarawak and offer some funds for the Party and in return he will given a SAY to appoint or to choose some candidates.But do we agree with him?The answer is Big NO!!

7.Radio Free Sarawak  is not being funded by Datuk Sng.That is the truth.Some people has speculate that Sarawak Report is also being funded by him but the truth and the answer is BIG NO!!

December 23, 2010

Jeffrey’s personal wealth estimated around RM1 billion ringgit.


Taken from Antu Beduru

Page 240 (click to enlarge)

Taken from an unpublished doctoral dissertation by David Walter Brown, Why Governments Fail to Capture Economic Rent: The Unofficial Appropriation of Rain Forest Rent by Rulers in Insular Southeast Asia Between 1970 and 1999.

Click to view: http://english.cpiasia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage

The allegations are on pages 235-248.

Jimat jimat kitak SNAP neh?

Read also UBF = United Beli’ Followers?

If you haven’t read this article, Jeffrey’s secret Miri meeting triggers rumours, read it first so that you can better understand the context of this posting. 

If you haven’t heard of the UBF or United Borneo Front, then read this article, Jeffrey wants to put deprived Borneo on world stage.

A Sabahan is now speaking on behalf of us Sarawakians without our consent, and apparently Jeffrey wants Sabah, S’wak ‘longhouses’ back.

Who is this Dr Jeffrey Kitingan?

“You can trust me.”
 
Let us be frank and honest. He is a professional frog. His long track record and vast experience in jumping from party to party and forming party after party must surely rank as the most prestigious after Ibrahim Ali of Perkasa. He has made a very successful career out of using political parties to best benefit himself. 

Is this professional frog corrupt? According to an unpublished doctoral dissertation by David Walter Brown, Why Governments Fail to Capture Economic Rent: The Unofficial Appropriation of Rain Forest Rent by Rulers in Insular Southeast Asia Between 1970 and 1999, Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan is corrupt. Allegations are made by Dr. Brown in the document, which you can read online or download: http://english.cpiasia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage. The allegations are on pages 235-248.

This corrupt professional frog has just formed yet another platform, this time called the UNITED BORNEO FRONT. Would you trust a corrupt professional frog who makes a living out of forming political parties, movements, and platforms?

Apparently, some Iban would.

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June 28, 2010

SNAP’s back but at crossroads


 

Taken from  Malaysian Mirror

KUCHING – After eight years in the political doldrums, Sarawak National Party has been given a new lease of life after the Court of Appeal on June 23, 2010, set aside the decision of the Registrar of Societies to deregister the party.

But what is SNAP’s future like? Will the Dayaks return to the party?

Is SNAP – the pride of the Dayaks in the 1970s when it had 18 State assemblymen and nine MPs – able to recapture its past glory?

Or will it be able to capitalize on the sentiments of the Dayaks against the Barisan Nasional government and the authorities? And what are SNAP’s directions?

snap-dayakThese are some of the questions that many Dayaks and non-Dayaks are asking and demanding to know.

Many believe SNAP can attain its past glory, but to do that it must be led by someone who has the charismatic personality – the bold and the fearless.

“Change of leadership must be made if it is going to play a major role in both state and national politics. During these eight years, SNAP was left with a skeleton of members as many had left due to the uncertainty of its fate with the ‘Sword of Damocles’ hanging over its head,” said a former SNAP leader.  

Its performances in those years in two parliamentary elections and one state election against the Barisan Nasional were not only dismal, but to the point of being embarrassed, considering the fact that at one time it was the party to be reckoned with.

On April 10, 1961, SNAP became the third party to be formed after Sarawak United People’s Party and Party Negara Sarawak and that opened the way for the Dayaks to play active politics just before Sarawak obtained its independence in 1963. Synonymous with Dayak politics, it produced Sarawak’s first Chief Minister in the person of Stephen Kalong Ningkan.

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June 26, 2010

SNAP – is relevant again

Filed under: Dayak Syndrome,Sarawak Politics — Pengayau @ 5:53 pm
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Taken from  DayakBaru

Written by: Dr.John Brian Anthony

Kerubong Tekura NO MORE!

I remember in the last election those SNAP candidates were accused of using “kerubong tekura” – : empty tortoise shell because of its legal standing when contesting the last State election. It means SNAP is an empty party without hope.

MDC (Malaysian Dayak Congress)  effort to get registered were denied by the Government at that point in time (2006) and a decision was made to be together with SNAP. In the last election, SNAP won a seat  of DUN Engkilili. Instead of  nurturing SNAP to become stronger and fight for Sarawak people’s issue Johnichol Rayong, the SNAP sole winner he decided to be come a BULL FROG. He is expected to be admitted to join BN/SUPP. It is a blessing for MDC /SNAP not to have a leader like Johnichol Rayong who only has a personal agenda to make himself rich.

Taib says SNAP can ask to join BN

Edwin Dundang and Stanley Jugol, SNAP President and Secretary General respectively says SNAP is with Pakatan Rakyat now. Taib say SNAP can rejoin BN subjected to component parties collective decision.

Suddenly, SNAP become relevant again. It is the oldest multi-racial party in Sarawak and SNAP has a colourful political history. SNAP has given “birth” to the deregistered PBDS and current SPDP. Even PRS leadership were mostly from SNAP. Many of the  leadership of PKR Sarawak were previously from SNAP. Actually, PKR has many former SNAP members.

It is important that SNAP will move towards a new political era, an era of multi-racialism in Sarawak. It is the only local political party with a multi-racial face.

What is expected of SNAP?

In this blog, we have two opinions on SNAP. There are some Dayakbaru who wanted SNAP to die a natural death. Neverthless there are as many Dayakbaru who feels that SNAP must be made active again as it is the only Pakatan Rakyat component that is Sarawak based. PKR , DAP and  PAS are Malaya party.

Many Sarawakian are not comfortable to be a member of PKR, DAP or PAS. In this instance now, SNAP is a very attractive alternative and a political platform that Sarawakian is most familiar with. SNAP understand Sarawak politics very well and without the threat of being de-registered it should be a party of choice for many young Dayak.

Here, the young Sarawakian must regroup again and think carefully of their vision and strategy to counted as a strong political player in Sarawak. SNAP needs money and most of all it needs supporters with Sarawak interest at heart.

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