Congratulation DAP on their recent by election history in Sibu.
Indeed this is a bad omen and the saddest day in Malaysia's history when polarised politics won the upper hand in the recent Sibu by election. Alas, the ugly head of racism has emerged in Sarawak, the bastion of racial harmony and the role model of 1Malaysia concept.
Poor indegenious Dayaks and other Bumis will be left out, for every attention will be given to the pampered Chinese, the richest lot and the luckiest..... ....this is another recipe for political instability in Malaysia.
Datuk Rocky Brus's has a good comment here http://rockybru.com.my/2010/05/congrats-dap-and-chinese.html
And Datuk A Kadir Jasin has a good modified pantun here
Sorong papan tarik papan, buah keranji dalam perahu, suruh makan mereka (the chinese) makan, suruh undi mereka tak mahu
Datuk Seri Najib, maybe it is time for you to give ultimatum to this community, like in old Tun Dr Mahathir time; either they are with us or they will be left out. Please Datuk, if their fail to vote MCA or Gerakan rep-please do not sacrifice any more Malay majority seats. Enough is enough!
Maybe Sarawakians and the rest of Malaysia should read what happened in Bangkok. Finally the political breed based on pure hatred laced with racial tone fueled by politically obsessed West Malaysians (and Thailand) has finally shown the ugly seed in Sarawak.
Utusan Malaysia Online - Luar Negara
excerp from Datuk Rocky Bru's Blog
A'kum bro. quick post-mortem by an observer from Sibu (or Why the boundary of Sibu must be redrawn). I"ve just received a not so short SMS from an old friend who was observing the Sibu by-election, which the DAP has won by a 398-vote majority. His analysis, I believe, addresses some of the more salient points that have dictated the proceedings
having been to Sibu, I have learned that :
1) BN should not depend on Chinese votes
2) it is the YBs and their District Offices that must be made to have KPIs and NKRAs
3) the nation badly needs to identify youngish technocrats with hearts for the plight of the poor and the disadvantaged
4) SPR must redraw the boundary for Sibu cos if 68% are Chinese and the YB is Chinese, no one cares a damn for the rest who are all living below the hardcore poverty line.
Early blog analyses of the Sibu results also touch on the Chinese factor. in Big Dog's PM Najib wajar henti beri habuan kepada minoriti yang sombong, the blogger says Najib should stop trying to buy the loyalty of the Chinese voters. The RM18 million he pledged to this community would have served Sibu's indigenous people in the rural areas who are in greater need of help than the relatively wealthy Chinese.
Read also A. Kadir Jasin's commentary DAP rebut kerusi Parlimen Sibu. Excerpts:
Melihat perkembangan pilihan raya kecil Sibu dari jauh, saya tidak berani membuat kesimpulan tegas selain mengatakan mungkin juga wujud unsur pemulauan atau boikot oleh pemilih.
Nampaknya pengundi Cina bukan sahaja tidak meneruskan sokongan kepada BN seperti dalam pilihan raya umum 2008, sebaliknya berpindah menyebelahi DAP walaupun BN memberi belasan juta ringgit peruntukan segera kepada sekolah jenis kebangsaan Cina dan menjanjikan pelbagai projek serta tindakan
Mengubahsuai pantun lama; sorong papan tarik papan, buah keranji dalam perahu, beri makan mereka makan, minta mengundi mereka tak mahu.