Sabah is heating up GE13 momentum

A single spark in SABAH could start a prairie fire
Although it is now the holly fasting month of Ramadan, the political arena of Sabah is not calm at all. Instead, it is brewing a tide of resignations.
United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) deputy president and Tuaran MP Datuk Wilfred Bumburing, as well as Umno supreme council member and Beaufort representative Datuk Lajim Ukin are expected to announce this Sunday their withdrawal from the BN.
It is also said that they would join the Pakatan Rakyat.
They are holding high party positions and Lajim is even the Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister. There must be reasons for them to "sacrifice" the established interests and join the alternative coalition.
It is heard that Lajim has not been getting well with state Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, while Wilfred is dissatisfied with the BN. Wilfred advocates that Upko should leave the BN, but leaving the Sabah BN is very likely to lose the opportunity of being fielded in the next general election.
They have a certain level of influence in their respective constituencies. However, it is still not enough to shake the BN.
Previous failures
In fact, DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang had made a prophecy on December 24, 2011 that a huge political change would emerge in Sabah within 24 to 72 hours.
On April 20 this year, Pakatan Rakyat leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahims also pointed out that a major event would take place in Sabah within one or two weeks, in which a number of leaders would come forward to help the Pakatan Rakyat make its way towards Putrajaya.
However, their prophecies were not fulfilled at that time. Some even ridiculed them.
At the end of last year, it was rumoured that Upko president Tan Sri Bernard Dompok had met the alternative coalition, but it was later denied by Bernard himself.
In addition, a rumour was triggered after Wilfred gave up to be reelected as the BN Tuaran chairman, but joined the Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah-led NGO Angkatan Amanah Merdeka (Amanah).
Musa Aman brickwall
Why no action has been taken so far by BN's central leaders, after the Pakatan Rakyat spread the news? Could it be because they take it as another false alarm like the September 16 regime change claim?
It is speculated that the BN might have taken action spending months to negotiate. However, the negotiation failed due to Musa Aman's tough stand.
Lajim disclosed an inside story that he had met the Prime Minister for four times since December 20 last year. He had also told the Deputy Prime Minister and senior ministers in the Cabinet about the changes needed by Sabah Umno and BN. However, his view was not taken seriously.
It showed that Musa Aman is an assertive leader. Among Musa, Lajim and Wilfred, the BN chose the former. Musa, after all, receives greater support in Sabah compared to the other two.
Don't underestimate: A single spark could start a prairie fire
At this very sensitive moment, deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's visit to Sabah this Saturday might be related to the matter. However, based on the Sabah's interest-first political characteristic, a day trip might not be able to change anything.
It is expected that the Sunday's tide of resignation would not set a great blow to the BN. However, if the Pakatan Rakyat make use of the BN's infighting to strengthen the alternative coalition's force or form a new front, the alternative coalition might be able to win six to eight parliamentary seats in the coming general election.
It is estimated that if the Pakatan Rakyat is able to make a breakthrough in the four "fixed deposit" states of the BN, namely Sabah, Sarawak, Johor and Pahang, and increase its number of seats from the existing five to 32, it would then have the opportunity to take over the federal government.
Therefore, do not underestimate a single spark, as it could start a prairie fire.
It is another political drama for the people of Sabah and the real fun is yet to come!


Alan Newman said...

The system is rotten to the core. Take a case in point: Long time ago, Sarawak's CM was elected to serve the people. Then he has a grip on 3 super posts: CM, Finance Minister, Minister of Planng & Resource Managemt , appoints his successor, appoints the Dep CM, all the state level ministers, all the city mayors kuching, sibu, bintulu miri, etc, all directors of departments, departmt heads. Awards timber concessions for decades without tenders. Land grabs, collusion with timber, oil palm, shipping & development tycoons. Cousin runs the Energy and the giant Naim Group. Devours all the mega million projects with costs over-runs or inflated for kickbacks, controls the media....Cling to power for 31 years and wanting to be Governor. Now upcoming cronies plotting to take over and plunder another 30 yrs. Even USA Pres Obama needs senate approvals for appointments. What kind of democracy is this? Hell broke lose! This is not a can but a sea of worms, maggots, devils & monsters. Your CM is rated at some RM45billion, and look at your rural living conditions. And you can tolerate another day without protest?
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Alan Newman said...

Quote: “Ambiga warned that any delay may have serious repercussions as what has been revealed at the RCI may be occurring in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak as well.”