Hornbill Unleashed

January 30, 2011

Can Rosmah ‘pillow-talk’ Najib to ‘save’ Taib?


A revolt is simmering in Sarawak and is threatening to indirectly topple self-declared first lady, Rosmah Mansor, unless she manages to “pillow-talk” her husband Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak into holding concurrent polls.

Suave Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Taib Mahmud is pandering to Rosmah’s vanity and is hoping that her sweet-talk for “concurrent polls preferably in June” will save his hide.

To help Taib achieve this, is his wealthy flamboyant sister Raziah Mahmud, who is said to be very pally with Rosmah.

According to a FMT source, Taib has asked his sister to “persuade Rosmah to push Najib” into holding joint state and parliamentary polls “for BN’s own survival”.

“Taib has informed Najib of the ground situation. He believes Najib is mindful of this but there is no positive reaction.

“Now Taib wants his sister to help him convey to Rosmah the hard facts.

“Raziah will tell Rosmah that if Sarawak BN fails to deliver the parliamentary seats, then Najib will no longer be able to hold onto Putrajaya.

“He will not be prime minister and Rosmah, as the first lady, will be history,” said the source.

No Putrajaya

The source said Taib believed that by holding concurrent polls, the Pakatan Rakyat opposition pact will be stretched and resources divided.

“Being a peninsula-based party, Pakatan is going to focus its maximum efforts on retaining Selangor, Kedah, Penang and Kelantan while pushing for Perak and Negri Sembilan.

“But if we hold only state polls, then the opposition will come down on us like it did in Sibu,” said the source.

Meanwhile, another insider in Taib’s Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) party familiar with “rumours to rope in Rosmah” said the coalition was in dire need of “this particular federal assistance”.

“Umno in Sabah and in the peninsula is very divided. Najib is very dependent on Sarawak.

“We know this and unless both elections are held together there is no guarantee that BN can win a majority of the parliamentary seats in Sarawak.

“Sarawak has 31 parliamentary seats. The opposition holds two seats. We think we will lose more seats this coming general election.

“If this happens, then BN’s overall majority will be greatly reduced and it will definetly affect Najib’s bid to retain Putrajaya,” the source said, adding that if  Sarawak BN failed to deliver the seats there was the “frightening” possibility of Umno muscling its way into the state.

Reduced majority

Barely 10 months ago, a confident Taib had rubbished talks of an emerging grassroots rebelllion.

He saw absolutely no threat in Sarawak opposition DAP, as the sole flagbearer holding a parliamentary seat.

Sarawak BN held 30 seats at the time, a nice number which helped seal BN’s grip on Putrajaya in the unexpected 2008 political tsunami.

Then blew the unprecedented Sibu wind which defied the political odds in Sarawak. DAP won its second seat.

In August last year, opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim  said the Pakatan Rakyat coalition was “upbeat” about its chances in Sabah and Sarawak.

Speaking at a ceramah, Anwar had reportedly said: “They can hold on to Sabah and Sarawak. Najib has been going there over and over again and (his wife) Rosmah even went there to sing.

“But when we can wrest a seat in Sarawak (Sibu), it is a clear indication that the BN fortress has begun to crumble. All we need is less than half the seats in Sarawak and a few in Sabah, and Insyallah (God willing), we will take on Putrajaya.”

But much has happened in Anwar’s PKR, which, if truth be told, has shaken its members’ faith in the party, its policies and ability to lead.

“PKR is riding on DAP and, to some extent, PAS’ strength. On its own it can’t survive. In Sarawak, we have good capable PKR leaders but they are subject to KL’s law and that makes them useless to us.

“PKR also does not have much money, not like DAP… PKR expects Sarawak to take care of itself but long-term sustainability is not easy…” said a grassroots PKR member here.



  1. Hahaha! Who would have thought that the days have come for Taib, the Great Leader of Sarawak, to be “saved” by someone?

    Can’t he win anymore?

    Comment by KuchingKia — January 30, 2011 @ 6:17 PM | Reply


    Where got time for Rosmah to chit chat with bosom friend Raziah?

    Rosmah is so busy flying back and forth the Middle east on her swellheaded ego trips as symbolized by her big hairdo.

    She is too dizzy to think for herself let alone pillow talk with Najib or even have time to sleep together!

    But does UMNO has a say about the election date?

    Can Najib just decide a date by himself without democratically consulting his UMNO members?

    The other thing is that Najib probably does not sleep with Rosmah anymore because he faints after taking one more look at her botched plastic surgery.

    Only Rosmah got him by the balls because she is a C4 expert and did the Mongolian job. She could blow up Najib with more Mongolian scandals if he did not promote her big plans for herself to be Malaysia first woman PM.

    Lady Macbeth was over ambitious and ended up in a real mess…….

    Comment by Ayamkurus — January 30, 2011 @ 11:52 AM | Reply

  3. This shows how sacred and worried is Taib now. BN Sarawak try to keep delaying the state to the last date and is definitely seeking help from Najib and Putrajaya. Will this help? Of course, the old man has clearly calculated the good of having the 2 polls running at the same time so that BN Sarawak will suffer less defeat. Dont forget this is year 2011, and Sarawakian have got totally fed up with all the bullies and lies, and the slogan of politic-of-development is no more effective (they are effective only to some hand full of appointed community leaders, Tuai Rumah)

    One of the Sunday morning while having makan and story time with some friends (some government servants and teachers), it was to my very surprise that many those who have supported BN all for a long time are talking loudly “to vote any one or anything other than BN-Sarawak”. We were joined by other tables with exteremely high spirit. Some even hope the poll to happen the next week and are ready to tell BN a good new fact. No wonder some teachers were transferred on immediate notice at the year school opening time, surely because the “BN Spies” have reported no good news. BN party leaders even put blame on some retired government servants for going against government but dont they understand WHY?

    Many of SUPP areas are not in good shape and some PRS areas are shadowed by dark clouds. To run the state and parliament poll at same time may help BN, but NAJIB-BN also in trouble of current big headaching situations

    Comment by Tuai Rumah 2010 — January 30, 2011 @ 10:37 AM | Reply

    • those coffee shop high spirits better prove themselves by voting for the opposition on polling day

      if not, its just all for show

      Comment by mike — January 31, 2011 @ 9:27 AM | Reply

  4. Malaysians in Sarawak may not take to the streets like the Egyptians demanding for the ouster of the paramount thief minister, the shameful Taib Mahmud. But tens of thousands Sarawakians have already protested in their minds calling not only for Taib to step down but the entire UMNO controlled BN to be replaced. Brave hearts abound among the Dayaks who dared to challenge the corrupted regime in protecting their rights and NCR lands. A vote for UMNO controlled BN is a vote allowing UMNO to deceive all Malaysians under 1Malaysia and milk the country. Billions have been siphon yearly and 80% of the rural population remain poor and urban poverty have already set in with more costly housing and consumer goods due to mismanagement, leakages and wastage. What the PM’s wife spent on her overseas trip alone is enough to compensate the displaced residents of Bakun, Murun and Bengoh.

    Taib’s billions overseas must be returned to the state and for this reason alone all Sarawakians must vote against BN and ensure Taib Mahmud is accountable for all the loots. No country with the vast natural resources that Sarawak is endowed with and governed well can be as poor as we are now. Sarawak do not need more political parties to defeat Taib. WE only need brave hearts and God fearing citizens to defeat the UMNO hegemony and Taib.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — January 30, 2011 @ 8:07 AM | Reply

    • All you need to do is vote for the opposition on polling day! It should just be as normal as going to the toilet.

      Comment by Ayamkurus — January 30, 2011 @ 8:04 PM | Reply

  5. After Sarawak falls to Pakatan, the BN-Sarawak MPs will cross over to Pakatan.

    BN No. 2 will take over from Najib (like what Najib did to Abdullah).

    Comment by NewHope — January 30, 2011 @ 1:54 AM | Reply

    • BN No. 2.. Muhyiddin or Rosmah.. whice one?

      Comment by menarat — January 30, 2011 @ 1:41 PM | Reply

  6. Taib’s political life has 5 more months, that means he has only 5 months to live politically.

    Najib has at least 3 more years.

    Taib knows that his end-time has come. He will lose come election.

    He is now so scared that he wants Najib to help him to cling to power by holding concurrent elections in DUN and Parliament.

    If Taib is to lose in the election, it will be his own doing. He can’t blame anybody. Just as the other corrupt dictators, such as Ben Ali of Tunisia and Mubarak of Egypt can’t blame any one except themselves for their tragic downfall, Taib will have only himself to blame!

    People say Najib is a bit thick while Rosmah is the smart one.

    I think Najib is not stupid and Rosmah is very, very smart!

    Taib’s loss will not affect Najib in the slightest!

    Pillow-talk for Rosmah and Najib may have plenty, but certainly none about the dying (both politically and physically) man!

    Comment by TT Wong — January 30, 2011 @ 12:40 AM | Reply

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