Hornbill Unleashed

January 9, 2011

Baru Bian emerges triumphant and stronger.

Filed under: Keadilan — Hornbill Unleashed @ 7:23 PM
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Whispers of a vicious sms campaign to derail Baru Bian’s re-appointment as State Liaison Chief for Sarawak in the last few days by a small group of dissenting ‘hidden hands’ have been put to rest with the top leadership in Kuala Lumpur reiterating their unequivocal support for Baru Bian and announcing his re-appointment this afternoon at party headquarters in Merchant Square, Jalan Tropicana, Selangor.

The leadership of PKR also announced that Baru Bian’s largely ceremonial Vice President’s post has been assumed by Datuk John Nuek, a retired civil servant. This will free Baru Bian to concentrate on the PKR elections machinery and lead the charge in the coming state elections

The leadership also announced the appointment of lawyer See Chee How to the PKR Supreme Council. These strategic appointments by Kuala Lumpur are a clear message that the party is now ready for the big showdown with the Barisan Nasional.


I want to record my thanks to the Party’s leadership, in particular Dato’ Seri President and Dato’ Seri Ketua Umum Anwar Ibrahim for their confidence in me by re-appointing me as the Sarawak Liaison Chief today. This is very important because what we have done in preparation for the upcoming elections must not be disrupted. Co-operation amongst Pakatan Rakyat members, NGOs, supporters and sympathisers in preparing for the coming election is unprecedented. This must gain momentum in the next three months. 

With my appointment now made official I endeavour to work together with our PR colleagues, Party leaders and members, sympathisers and supporters to ensure PR achieves the historic political victory we all desire after thirty years under a rotten regime of a man and his cronies.

May God bless and bring to reality our sincere and righteous will and desire for change.

Baru Bian



  1. Often, our views are clouded by hearsay, rhetoric and half-truths. Like half bricks, half-truths can be thrown further.

    Anwar is a seasoned statesman and smarter than any of us who write or read on this blog. Has anyone of us on this blog been covered by the world’s most influential media channel? Has anyone of us earned the honor of giving lectures at some of the world’s top universities?

    He must have made his choice well.

    Here we are, pundits and trolls on blogs throwing half bricks, manufacturing inflammatory rhetoric and blood libel that serves only to incite the very factionalism and hatred that we purport to condemn.

    You can’t even pretend to know Granda and you’re already calling him names. May be you only know Baru Bian through his popularity in the alternative media about his court cases. There’re many people out there, some of whom I’ve associated with, have accomplished much much more than Baru Bian. And they do it quietly. You’re only guessing what you know about Granda and at that, you choose to to pick on the potentially libel negatives.

    Organizational builders are usually not pop figures.

    What you also don’t know is that, Granda adviced and persuaded Anwar to pick Baru Bian. Granda had never intended to take up such post in PKR, although he is fully qualified himself as an organizational builder and has contributed to the party far beyond what any of you in Sarawak have.

    Baru Bian is only triumphant and stronger because Granda made him.

    Comment by Peen Keening — January 13, 2011 @ 11:57 AM | Reply

  2. Would like to see Mr Granda and Mr Baru issue a joint statement to the press. The absence of Mr Granda to close out the saga, is begging a lot of uneasy questions.

    Was the SMS campaign the act of over-zealous Granda supporters, or was it the act of BN saboteurs/psyops ? If it was instigated by Granda’s camp, what happen to them now ? Why did they do it ?

    Of course it would be good if there is NO permanent bad blood between the supporters of the 2 man (that it was schoolboy mischief); even better if it can be shown with solid evidence that it was BN supporters dirty tactics to cause discord within PKR leadership.

    If there was a serious conflict, due to whatever reasons – it would be reassuring if there is a clear resolution; besides just to reaffirm Baru leadership – which come to think of it, would only sound more like the Mafioso way.

    Comment by MERAMAT TAJAK — January 10, 2011 @ 8:28 PM | Reply


    Comment by babai — January 10, 2011 @ 7:47 PM | Reply

  4. SELAMAT TAHUN BARU, busy celebrating new year, whats up with the poison letters & SMS? YOu mean to say that there’s something bad to say about Baru Bian? , As far as I know BB is a God fearing man, whose legal practice has been dedicated to serving justice, he has the respect of his peers at the Bar and the Judicairy for being forthright. Therefore I cannot imagine what the detractors are wont to say. Anyway to these irresponsible persons, I strongly urge them to repent & work for the benefit of society instead of wasting their time to try and undermine a good man.

    Comment by eureka — January 10, 2011 @ 1:15 PM | Reply

  5. With Baru reappointment, it’s time to close rank. It’s normal in politic for different ones to lobby for positions. PKR Sarawak is no different. With Baru’s reappointmrnt let’s immediately focus our attention and energy to fight the real enemy – Taib and his Sarawak BN. Congrats Baru and Team. Let’s move on and move on with even greater conviction and commitment to set Sarawak free from this evil regime of Taib Mahmud.

    Comment by KL Observer — January 10, 2011 @ 12:22 AM | Reply

    • Well said and good wisdom and senses prevailed. PKR can only get stronger if the leadership does not hesitate to expel trouble makers who criticised and lost confidence in their leaders but refused to resign. The worst groups are those who criticised through sms and poison letters and never wanted to reveal their identity. Sarawak PKR is still saddled with trojan horses and the people on the ground know who they are. I am sure Baru Bian and PKR’s central leadership know who they are too but do not want to be perceived to be going on a witch hunt against these culprits.

      Comment by Irene Kana — January 10, 2011 @ 6:31 AM | Reply




    Comment by Free Sarawak Information Service — January 9, 2011 @ 11:36 PM | Reply

  7. Why rest now…the PKR leaders should get to the root cause…who behind all this ‘hidden hands’. If left uncheck…dont you think they might re-surface later and sabotage the PKR him or other PKR candidates in the coming GE? pikir lah sendiri… if I am the hidden hand…I will hit back….play behind(main belakang lah)

    Comment by HH4million — January 9, 2011 @ 11:31 PM | Reply

  8. Well, that’s the way to go. Now with Baru Bain confirms as Head of PKR Sarawak, all must now close rank. Unity is strength and the enemy is the BN led by UMNO_pBB.
    Focus now all you people and this is the chance and may I say the only chance.All must help to win this crucial war, be it housewives, workers,taxi drivers etc. PR Sarawak stay strong & focus to win the state, Sarawak from the BN.

    Comment by JJ — January 9, 2011 @ 10:22 PM | Reply

  9. Just treat the incident as a small mosquito bite.

    Baru Bian for CM post

    Comment by Tigeryk — January 9, 2011 @ 9:36 PM | Reply

  10. Logic prevails. Now it’s …..

    New Government ! New Hope !

    By the way, SNAP, “Don’t be snapped into two again !”

    Concentrate on Sarawak. Gain a footing. Forget Jeffery’s BUF (bluff) !

    To BB : You are on the right track. We are with you.

    Target : 63 seats.

    To those in Merchant Square : Thanks for the trust. “We will deliver !”

    Methodology: Big Bang !

    Comment by NewHope — January 9, 2011 @ 7:53 PM | Reply

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