PR leadership must not allow the Carcosa sex tape caper to distract focus from the Sarawak general elections

The Pakatan Rakyat leadership must not allow the worst case of gutter politics in Malaysia – the Carcosa sex tape caper targeting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim – to distract focus from the Sarawak general elections or those behind the latest political conspiracy would have achieved one of their objectives.

With nomination for the Sarawak elections in ten days’ time, it is urgent and imperative to restore public confidence in the Pakatan Rakyat, which had recently come under a bout of adverse publicity particularly in the past fortnight.

The key to the restoration of public confidence in Pakatan Rakyat for the Sarawak general elections is to resolve seat allocations for the Sarawak state general elections without any more delay.

In fact, such negotiations should have been concluded already and not been allowed to be so protracted and inconclusive.

I was very disappointed that DAP-PKR seat negotiations were not resolved on Thursday as I had convinced the Sarawak DAP leadership that last Thursday should be the deadline for the conclusion of seat allocation discussions so that Pakatan Rakyat can assure the people of Sarawak and Malaysia of a one-to-one contest between Pakatan Rakyat and Barisan Nasional in the April 16 Sarawak elections.

Thursday’s seat negotiations broke down however when DAP leaders found that instead of five contentious seats to be resolved, another seat was added increasing the list to six.

It would be a great disaster if there should be multi-cornered contests involving the DAP and PKR in five or six constituencies in the Sarawak general elections for it would gravely undermine public confidence in Pakatan Rakyat not only in Sarawak but in Malaysia.

DAP Sarawak has the full autonomy to finalise seat allocation negotiations but the DAP National leadership is confident that Sarawak DAP leaders are fully committed to the larger goal of ensuring that the Pakatan Rakyat secure a major breakthrough in the Sarawak elections which will pave the way for greater Pakatan Rakyat success in the 13th national general elections.

There must however be a greater sense of urgency by everyone concerned to resolve the seat allocation negotiations so as to ensure a one-to-one fight against the Sarawak Barisan Nasional in the most important state general election in the history of Sarawak and Malaysia. Every day counts!

  1. #1 by monsterball on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 4:47 pm

    I hope Anwar can instrust his Sarawak candidates to listen to DAP.
    As much as keDAILan is important to do better than one seat they have in Sarawak…right now…where DAP have 7 seats..keDAILan should not demand but listen.
    Winning more Muslims votes and still loose the seat to BN is no use.
    Just look at Sibu. DAP is loved and respected by more and more Malaysians of all races and religions.
    Settle the issue fast and come out talking to the public with a united agreemant.
    Time is againast them.
    Somehow..Muslims work much slower than Chinese…and hope Anwar will move the work faster …not sitting on the fence as one good diplomatic political leader…but stick his head out and demand like a good Commander.
    To win a war…a good Commander study all facts and facts is …DAP is more powerful than keDAILan in Sarawak.
    So listen to DAP…for better or worst.
    I hope the failed DAP/PAS in the past have made PAS and keDAILan learn how much DAP have sacrificed and suffered loses.
    That maybe history..but histroy will repeat itself…if all parties behave how powerful the are….when the fact is…DAP is the driving force to free Malaysians.
    Anwar have made many mistakes…proven and acknowledged by him.
    I hope he can stop his men in Sarawak to show how smart they are..when DAP is born many many more years before keDAILan.

  2. #2 by limkamput on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 5:21 pm

    If political power is fought with personal ambition and greed, in what way then is PR different from BN? This would sound obvious to many, but have we not seen this has been the Achilles’ heel of BN? Politics and political power have never served the wider interest of the people. Instead, it is for the ruling elites and their cronies.

    What is so difficult to resolve the seat allocation in Sarawak if the overarching intention is to serve the interest of the people of Sarawak? It will only become protracted when the intention is about himself and his own political party. All PR parties should realistically assess which party has the most likelihood to win in each constituency. It is pointless to win the tussle over the right to contest, but only lose it to BN. The mentality of the people is already bad enough (in the sense that many are ignorant, uninformed, greedy and smug). You politicians should not make it worse. By being magnanimous and I am this will help inculcate more positive attitude among the people toward PR.

  3. #3 by HARAPAN MALAYSIA on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 5:34 pm

    Apa-apa pun, tetap menyokong penuh kepimpinan Pakatan Rakyat sehingga bertapak di Putrajaya atas dokongan KUASA RAKYAT..yang inginkan KEADILAN DAN KEBENARAN wujud di bumi tanahair negara bertuah secara BENAR bukan sahaja BETUL bagi memberhentikan minda-minda kotor jijik keji….. tak terhenti-henti fikir macam mana nak aniaya seksa kacau-bilau seorang jiwa insan setiap waktu setiap masa…!

  4. #4 by Dipoh Bous on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 5:50 pm

    BN dah anjur majlis itu-ini, rasmi itu-ini di merata tempat tp PR belum nampak bayang2 lg…

    If this goes on, the war is as good as over even before it started!

    Common Sarawakians VOTE FOR PR !!

  5. #5 by Thor on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 5:58 pm

    Most important are to counter all frauds that BN are planning!
    BN have to rely mainly on fraud to win.
    EC will firmly deny it but PR still have to be vigilant.
    101% alert as these are not by-election.
    Pakatan must also come up with their own kind of security seal or label that are tamper proof as to avoid ballot boxes being swap during transportation to counting centres.

  6. #6 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 6:31 pm

    Opposition PR’s over all mission is a modest one to deny Barisan a two-thirds majority by winning at least 25 seats. (PR has no chance at all in Putrajaya if Sarawak & Sabah give solid support as fixed deposit states to BN).

    DAP won six of the 12 seats it contested in 2006 and now wants to contest in 18 seats this time around, with 15 of Chinese majority with 3 others of mixed seats of substantial Chinese voters contest – Padungan, Pending, Batu Lintang, Batu Kawa, Kota Sentosa, Simanggang, Balai Ringin, Bukit Assek, Pelawan, Dudong, Bawang Assan, Repok, Meradong, Kidurong, Senadin, Piasau, Pujut and Bukit Kota. (DAP is confident of winning at least a dozen seats).

    However PKR Azmin Ali wants DAP to contest only 13 with the remaining five ( Batu Kawa, Dudong, and Balai Ringin as well Padungan and Senadin) to go to PKR. That will leave DAP with only 13 seats which is only one more than what it contested in 2006.
    DAP willing to concede only 2 seats Padungan and Senadin to PKR for the sake of Pakatan and be left to contest 16.

    The negotiations (for now) collapsed.

    The differences between DAP and PKR over who’s to get what seat arise from conflicting political ambition and a certain lack of common agreement as to what is the objective rational differentia to determine who -between DAP & PKR – has the better chance to win in service of Pakatan’s larger Cause. There’s also no dominant directing will to dictate how these differences may be resolved.

  7. #7 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 6:34 pm

    These DAP vs PKR differences have nothing to do actually with distraction caused by the so called “Carcosa sex tape caper targeting Anwar” (unless its intended as an oblique message to Anwar not to get too distracted and that he should rein Azmin in to be more reasonable vis-vis DAP’s expectations).

    Even without this latest caper, these differences based on conflicting political ambitions being more prominent than Common Cause, are all along there.

    It is wonder they were not trashed out much earlier and now pressed to be resolved only at 11th hour. – which speaks volume of the extent of preparedness or genuine collaboration between PR component parties.

    In the case of Barisan Nasional, UMNO calls the short of who gets what. Besides it has a big war chest to dish out “goodies” including $$$ & development promises.

  8. #8 by hallo on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 6:44 pm

    It is a sign of victory for PR.


    PR, and us let sing together.

    I can see the colors of the rainbow,
    and I can feel the sun on my face,
    I see the light at the end of the tunnel,
    and I can feel heaven in its place,

    and thats the sign of a victory (x2)

    I can feel the spirit of the nations
    and I can feel my wings ridin’ the winds, yeah
    I see the finish line just up ahead na
    and I can feel it risin’ deep within

    and thats the sign of a victory (x2)

    Now I can see the distance of the journey,
    high and front with all your might,
    you open your eyes to global warming,
    been through it all, you sacraficed your life

    and thats the sign of a victory (x2)

    If we believe, we can achieve anything including the inpossible this I know so lets lift up our heads and raise the flag yeah yeah and scream like you want to win now let the games begin!

    thats the sign of a victory (x4)

    when you keep on fightin’ , after you lost your strength

    thats the sign of a victory

    when darkness is all around you, you still find your way

    thats the sign of a victory

    come on and sing, lift up your voice and sing, stand up, oh yeah, stand up

    sign of a victory
    ooooohh ohh ohhhh

  9. #9 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 6:51 pm

    PKR is targeting to contest in 52 out of 71 seats when DAP only 18, and even out of that PKR wants to sequester away 5 from the 18?

    Is Azmin realistic? Quantity no Quality?

  10. #10 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 7:06 pm

    PR therefore faces 2 great challenges : besides the intractable ideological differences between DAP vs PAS, its the present problem of Anwar’s leadership, and even post that, the issue of the future successor (Azmin)’s leadership where maturity is the issue.

    Surely it must be realised that there can be no regime change unless the Opposition can make significant electoral inroads to win over voters of Sarawak & Sabah – the Fixed Deposit states of BN. (And you can’t agree over Sarawak seat allocations. Whats Anwar doing in relation to what his blue eye boy wants?)

    What’s prospect of Malaysia getting out of this dark tunnel of BN politics when the Alternative is crippled by these seemingly insurmountable problems?

  11. #11 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 8:24 pm

    To be perfectly honest, DAP total reliance on just Chinese votes, after 5 decade, in Sarawak and Sabah, especially is simply unacceptable. No matter what the excuse is, a cathartic change should have been planned long time ago. The excuse that the people are rural, unsophisticated, tribal etc are in the end still excuses from not rising to a challenge that must be taken on.. DAP is suppose to be non-racial, it should have nurtured talented Dayaks and Ibans to join it.

  12. #12 by HJ Angus on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 8:29 pm

    It is good that some progress has been made on seat allocations but it seems some input from non-party members may be useful as our main aim is to make sure the BN gets a proper contest.

    The number of seats you contest is not that important. What is more important is the number of seats you can WIN. Seeing that the DAP wants to contest only 18 seats against your 52 seats with only 2 seats being disputed, it looks rational for PKR to concede the 2 seats and even then PKR will have more than double DAP’s tally ie 18:50. PKR should then discuss with SNAP on how to compromise on the 50:40 seats under review. With some negotiating give and take, the ratio of 5:4 can be applied to say 50 seats in contention by both parties will be 28 for PKR and 22 for SNAP. To reduce conflict, the 50 seats will be picked by PKR and SNAP alternately; like how we used to pick a soccer team for a friendly game. The party allowed more seats will grant the other side the chance to pick the first seat and so on. C’mon guys this is not rocket science.

  13. #13 by boh-liao on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 9:06 pm

    We r waiting 4 d greatest explosive revelation of all times on Sarawak’s nomination day
    There will b a public screening of a seks orgi involving a person of great public importance
    A ménage à trois with a stout man with pink lips n at least a big fat femme
    Every1 is welcome 2 watch, no fear, it’s all legal cos Nazi said it’s OK, it’s not por no when seks orgi involves a person of great public importance, it’s sexciting
    Wait 4 further announcement of details, like time n venue of screening, akan datang

  14. #14 by Loh on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 9:55 pm

    Sarawak voters especially the natives would not trust politicians from Peninsular, unless the candidates are the natives, and they are well known in their own areas. If PKR can succeed in half of the seats they contest, they will get the support of DAP who are expected to win most of the 18 seats given to contest. It is a wonder that PKR having more than 2/3 of the constituencies to contest would still fight within the coalition to get a few seats, probably to satisfy local politicians. How would such conflicts affect those other DAP supporters who had only to rely on good working relationship within Pakatan Rakyat to see a change? If PKR can’t even ‘sacrifice’ a few quite unreasonable demands, then it will certainly lose the chance to take over Sarawak state government. Cannot PKR look at the larger picture? If Sawarak state election ends in a fight among Pakatan candidates even in one constituency, PKR can say bye-bye to national politics.

    Chua Soi Lek said that Anwar should prove that he was not the person in the video. It is quite interesting to examine what went through CSL’s mind. CSL was happy to confirm that he was the actor in the video. He could have said that it looks like him, xxx like him and so it must be him. He just claimed that it was him without justification. Now CSL expects Anwar to say that it did not look like him xxx like him and so it was not him. There are ten million other male Malaysians would be obliged to making the same comment. Why did CSL choose only to target Anwar. Was it because Nazri said that CSL was the representative of BN and so CSL is obliged now to take over the contest?

  15. #15 by Loh on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 10:06 pm

    ///He said Umno would go directly to the people if the BN component parties tried to blackmail or threaten the Malay-based party with non-cooperation in the coming 13th general election.

    “We will go directly to all the communities if they (BN component parties) threaten us with boycotts (in the coming general election),” said Nazri, who is also Padang Rengas Umno division chief.///–Malaysiatoday

    Yes, UMNO should go directly to the people and let MCA MIC and Gerakan become history. Malaysians want to see issue-based political parties rather than race-based secret societies masquerading as political parties. But UMNO still in Mamakthir’s pocket, and UMNO cannot possibly offer anything non-racial in outlook. Is UMNO going directly to the people to threaten them about the outcome of UMNO not winning?

  16. #16 by Godfather on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 10:52 pm

    Sarawak politics is difficult to participate and even more hazardous to guess. Pek Moh knows it well. He knows that it takes somewhere between RM50 – 200 to buy a vote, and between RM 50,000 to 5 million to buy a frog.

    Pek Moh has the means to do all these. PKR is doing the “scorched earth” strategy where even if 50 pct of its candidates jump ship before or after elections, it (together with the DAP) still has enough to deny Pek Moh the two-thirds majority he craves.

  17. #17 by Godfather on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 10:54 pm

    Having said the above, I agree that Azmin needs to be reined in – and I believe that the recent video is distracting Anwar from doing just that.

  18. #18 by boh-liao on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 11:17 pm

    Some1 fr RISDA booked Carcosa 4 d screening of hard core por no by Datuk T
    Did RISDA pay d hotel charges? Got or not? Dis is a job 4 MACC lor, no?

  19. #19 by HJ Angus on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 11:23 pm

    Yes it is interesting that the investigation is going about a roundabout way – I mean instead of working on the open confession and the publicly known venue to sew up some easy to convict cases, the PDRM are working at the other end like who are the players in the sex video……Malaysia Simply Tittilating!

  20. #20 by burn on Saturday, 26 March 2011 - 11:35 pm

    “pkr” masih muda untuk masuk ke gelanggang borneo! ramai sarawakian dan sabahan tidak tahu menahu tentang parti “pkr”. “pkr” should concentrate more in semenanjung.

  21. #21 by hallo on Sunday, 27 March 2011 - 10:09 am

    The 3 may consider a chicken.


    Because they chosen to expose at Malaysian Government owned hotel, indirectly their acts backing by Malaysian Government.

  22. #22 by Loh on Sunday, 27 March 2011 - 10:57 am

    HJ Angus :
    Yes it is interesting that the investigation is going about a roundabout way – I mean instead of working on the open confession and the publicly known venue to sew up some easy to convict cases, the PDRM are working at the other end like who are the players in the sex video……Malaysia Simply Tittilating!

    True. Chua Soi Lek told the government he was the actor in the video, and nothing happened. Why does the government bother who is the actor now? Is the government practicing double standards now, and rules by law?

  23. #23 by Loh on Sunday, 27 March 2011 - 11:08 am

    ///At another function, Najib said the national-type school system – which provides education in vernacular languages besides the national language – was only practised in Malaysia and not anywhere else in the world.

    He said the country’s founding fathers agreed on this multi-education approach so that the different races of the nation could continue to use their mother tongue as well as practise their traditions and cultures.

    “Our founding fathers had opted for integration – rather than assimilation – of the different races,” he said, when opening a new school block for SRJK (C) Soon Cheng in Sungai Abong.///– The Star

    Tell this to Mamakthir who said that vernacular schools were against national interest. He must have taken the word national to mean Mamakthir’ personal interest as he had a grudge against Chinese which led him to say that he did not depend on Chinese votes in the 1969 election.

    Najib should realize that some 60,000 non-Malays students are in national-type Chinese schools. That involved the decision making of 100,000 parents who must have found it advantages to have their children attending these schools. Instead of using the neutral term to refer it as a unique situation, he might be more proactive to say that luckily Malaysia has such a unique education system founded through the wisdom of the forefathers.

  24. #24 by Peter on Sunday, 27 March 2011 - 1:55 pm

    Here we have Abdul Taib Mahmud on Youtube trying to justify something so outright haram as somewhat halal with regards to his family’s business empire, for which all sound-minded Malaysians are aware, was fuelled by his plundering of Sarawak over the past 30 years.

    The other truly Malaysian dictator, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had also once implied that his son is a billionaire out of his own business acumen, and that he as prime minister had not helped Mokhzani in any way. Believable or not?
    Other renowned dictators in the Asean region – Marcos, Suharto and the Burmese junta – all have plundered their nation bone dry but on camera are ever willing to justify their actions as safeguarding national interests.

    Does Taib really think people are that stupid? I mean, come on, he is stooping so low as to create a clone website, ‘Sarawak Reports’. This suggests that he is more than interested to try to hide the truth.
    Sarawakians must wake up, NOW to wrest back their rights and wealth before they fade in oblivion by the numerous illegal immigrants swarming all over the state. Wake up now!

  25. #25 by burn on Sunday, 27 March 2011 - 1:59 pm

    sex scandal?
    it is a private issue!
    whether you’re rich or poor, yang berada atau yang tidak, semua buat! yang jahatnya, mereka yang suka merakam ppl private life.
    to bath the keris with chinese blood?
    it is a serious issue!
    remember that!
    soon… coming soon…
    to bath the keris with christian blood!
    other malaysians have already being treated like dirt. yet, many have not woken up from their sleep!
    just wanna be treated as a true malaysian!
    not just another blanket of bullshits!
    to make malaysia a better place…
    vote pr… for a better future generations.
    no more racist remarks, no more kowtowing, no more all those sicko nonsenses on this and that. all should be treated equally. leave religion alone. it is up to oneself to have strong believe in own faith. bn umno have totally screwed up beautiful malaysia for their own benefits, so as their stooges.

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