Hornbill Unleashed

January 12, 2018

About 300 brave showers for candlelight vigil in memory of former Sarawak CM

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

A portrait of Tan Sri Adenan Satem stands at the site of the candlelight vigil held at the Kuching Waterfront, January 11, 2018. — Picture by Sulok TawieAbout 300 people braved light showers to take part in a candlelight vigil at the waterfront here tonight in memory of former Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who died exactly a year ago due to heart complications.

A spokesman of the organising committee Robert Liew said although Adenan had passed away, his dedication and pro-poor policies were still deeply rooted in the Sarawakian mind.

“As Sarawakians, we all can feel his sincerity and dedications for Sarawak.

“He has done a lot for the state within a short period of three years as a chief minister,” he added.

Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) secretary general Datuk Sebastian Ting, who was among those taking part in the candlelight vigil, said party members are forever grateful to the late chief minister for saving SUPP from being deregistered by the Registrar of Societies (RoS) due to an internal crisis.

He said it was because of Adenan’s request to the Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, SUPP is alive today.

“As a Chinese, I am also grateful to Adenan for giving recognition to Unified Examination Certificate for graduates from Chinese independent schools,” Ting said, adding that UEC holders can now apply for jobs in the state civil service or apply for study loans from the Yayasan Sarawak for their tertiary education.

Ting, who is also the state assemblyman for Piasau, said Adenan had also allocated funds for Chinese schools, which had never been done before.

“All the things that he done for Sarawak, especially for the poor, will always be remembered,” he said, citing as examples the reduction of electricity tariffs and the abolition of tolls imposed for crossing bridges in Sibu, Miri and here.

Source : The Malay Mail Online by Sulok Tawie




  1. Sarawakians should know that the Adenan era is over. Abang Jo is just a puppet of MO1.

    We must stand united with our main focus of defeating BN, & this GE14 is very timely now for action to be taken. The proper person to helm Pakatan Harapan temporarily is Tun Mahathir. He can’t be carrying out his duties due to his age. We must feel proud that this person at his age, who is witty with his razor thin sharpness in his thinking. He is not “senile & moronic” like some leaders from UMNO.

    Comment by Hattan — January 12, 2018 @ 8:47 PM | Reply

  2. Another episode of SUPP side show to use the late Adenan to win Chinese votes by ignoring the mother of all corruptions committed by Najib. What the fuk. They think Sarawakans are stupid.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — January 12, 2018 @ 6:04 PM | Reply

    • The useless and hopeless SUPP should also commemorate the steppimg down of former thief minister, Taib Mahmud, who had caused SUPP to lose all Chinese majority seats.

      Comment by Mat Som — January 19, 2018 @ 1:08 PM | Reply

  3. Pakatan Rakyat won more votes but less seats in Peninsular Malaysia because UMNO won more seats in Malay majority constituencies with fewer electorates. The voters there have benefited from FELDA schemes, and they are UMNO fixed deposit constituencies. Mahathir thinks that he would be able to get some seats with PriBumi appearing as alternate UMNO. And PR minus PAS are willing to let Mahathir become PM so that he could bring in 10 or more MPs for the opposition coalition. It is sad that the country has to rely on a person who is known to have done great harms to the institutions and political system, to break UMNO to end the institutionalized/legalized corruption. Racism is bad, and Mahathir’s return proves it. The choice in GE 14 is not whether Najib or Mahathir should be PM, it is a choice between UMNO corruption and an end to it. Mahathir said that he would not go one forever. That is an encouragement for PH supporters.

    Comment by limpehkong — January 12, 2018 @ 1:49 PM | Reply

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