Hornbill Unleashed

June 26, 2012

Pakatan’s eye on Putrajaya hinges on Sarawak

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 12:00 AM
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Joseph Tawie

Sarawak PKR is urging people to sponsor radio sets to be distributed to rural Sarawak to enable the voters to hear the ‘ubah’ message.

When Anwar Ibrahim declared to foreign journalists recently that the opposition Pakatan Rakyat will win the 13th general election by 10 seats, was he alluding to Sarawak?

It’s a question that seems to have found an answer in Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian’s clarion call to Sarawakians last night.

Facing a 3,000-strong crowd who turned up at BDC Stampin last night, Bian said: “We must win at least 10 seats, and that is the mandate given to us in Sarawak.

“Can we do it? I am sure we can. You are matured voters.

“I know we can win in Kuching, Sibu, Miri and Bintulu. We also want to win in Hulu Rajang, Selangau, Kanowit, Baram, Limbang and Lubok Antu.

“We have big hopes in these rural constituencies.”

Also present at the ceramah organised by DAP was Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Bian credited the slow change taking place in the minds of rural folk to Radio Free Sarawak.

“In these rural constituencies, we have big hopes as our people have started to change…after listening to RFS which has been helping Pakatan Rakyat to spread the ‘ubah’ message,” he said.

He cited the example of a Tuai Rumah (longhouse chief) in Hulu Rajang who was given a radio set to enable him to hear messages from RFS.

“He retaliated and threw the radio to the ground and it broke into pieces.

“But one month later the same Tuai Rumah asked for another set of radio. The man changed his mind after he heard the messages of change broadcasted by RFS.

“If you have any means of sponsoring the rural people, I hope you can buy a few sets and give them to your parents, uncles, aunties and relatives so that this message of change can reach every nook and corner of Sarawak.

“This is our biggest hope to counter the politics of fear. They are being threatened by BN politicians, but they are rising up. They now realise that the BN is practising a politics of lies and threats,” he said.



  1. Lets give CHANGE a CHANCE!

    Comment by Edward, M — June 26, 2012 @ 4:43 PM | Reply

  2. Giving an account number so that people can bank in the cash for such radios would be a good idea and in RM what would that be per piece

    Comment by kreegah — June 26, 2012 @ 4:02 PM | Reply

  3. The feeling is good. Only about 1,000 attended the BN/MBKS function at Tabuan Jaya on Sunday morning. Here we have about 3,000 attending a PR session at BDC. Maybe the BN will report as only 300 attended this session at BDC.
    We know that in BN Sarawak there are also a few good and capable people among them. But sorry to say that ‘Sarawak and its People’ has been long neglected and we will vote for CHANGE.

    Comment by gagojackman — June 26, 2012 @ 9:21 AM | Reply

    • Less than 500 and mostly students were roped in for the BN disguised as MBKS function and when it started to drizzle, less than 100 were left. MBKS and other councils cannot fool the people anymore with its hidden politically biased agenda.

      Comment by Lee Hui — June 26, 2012 @ 7:55 PM | Reply

  4. We should all unite & vote to give UMNO PBB BN the BIG kick.

    But will we get another 50 years of baloney from the new Malayan ruler Pakatan?

    It will be *”wantan” for us.


    Comment by anon — June 26, 2012 @ 6:50 AM | Reply

    • I think not cos now Pakatan will have a strong opposition (BN) to keep them in check.

      Comment by nts — June 27, 2012 @ 10:36 PM | Reply

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