Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The horror if BN loses in Sarawak

Written by Iskandar Dzulkarnain, Malaysia Chronicle

EDITOR'S PICK A-LOOK-AHEAD As the sun sets over the horizon and the dust begins to settle, the results of the Sarawak Election begins to trickle in. And much to the horror of BN, hitting with the impact of a bombshell, the realisation that the people of Sarawak have finally rejected the once-mighty BN.

No, there is no doubt about it. Recount as much as you like but the Pakatan Rakyat coalition has managed to secure a sensational win in Sarawak. Against all odds, the people of Sarawak have spoken. Change is unavoidable. Another Tsunami has landed.

And as the drama unfolds, frantic activity begins to take place in Kuching in the still warm night, while other parts of Sarawak are drenching in rain showers washing away the sins of past regimes. As the result begin to sink in, visibly shocked Sarawakians takes to the streets, with shouts of joy and laughter. Knowing that it is all over, there will be dancing in the streets, as people start to celebrate the end of draconian rule. Finally, Sarawakians have beaten the odds and a new era is dawning upon them.

On the other end, the losing coalition is frantically gathering evidence for destruction. Documents are shoved into overworked shredders, while lorry-loads of criminal evidence are shipped out overnight. Any documents that may leave a trail of evidence will not be left behind.

And as a new dawn emerges, Sarawakians wake up to a new era, unable to hide their genuine smile, grinning all over as the unseen shackles collapse. Milk and honey begin to flow again. A new hope and a new beginning is felt among the populace. Finally, there is a reason to exist again.

As PR starts to take over the administration of the state, Sarawak begins its healing process, both physically, mentally and spriritually. As the old Masters start to pack up and disappear with their tails between their legs, the once-enslaved masses look on in incredulity at their new found freedom. For once in their weary existence, they are now masters of their own fate, and it is up to them to shape their destiny.

PR’s chief aim is to start developing the vast natural resources, tapping into the pool of human resources that will lead this State to prosperity. The 'leftover' BN opposition MPs begin to ponder their fate and mourn their losses, and the big question hanging on their heads is whether to stick on or evolve into amphibians.

Overnight, many Ibans may turn millionaires as their NCR lands are returned to them, and the spillover of wealth will start to stimulate and heal the economy of Sarawak. As the hoarded billions of ringgit are prevented from exiting Sarawak, it will be used as a stimulus to flood Sarawak with opportunities and wealth. Flushed with new funds for development, Sarawak’s economy will steam ahead, knocking down all the obstacles of poverty and graft. As the potholed roads are filled in, people’s optimism begin to stir and soar to new heights.

Archaic laws that were made to enslave the people will be dismantled one by one, enabling Sarawak to venture where no one has gone before. With a new sense of freedom, Sarawakians will venture forth to attain their long lost dreams.

From space, a satellite image will show Sarawak - a big blob of land mass nearly the size of the peninsula and glued to the Borneo subcontinent will appear, green amidst the vast blotches of brown from Taib's deforestation and surrounded by a deep blue sea - starting to heal itself. Whistle-blowers will ensure that pollution from giant oil mills and factories cease their persistent pollution and illegal run offs.

Not only the environment will heal but so will the people and its fauna and flora. The animals and birds will have fresher air and water to breed and the flora will start to flourish again. Sarawak, which is famous for its 180 million year old rainforests will once again be a botanical paradise where many of its exotic species will be extracted for medical and pharmaceutical drugs.

Billions of ringgit will be pumped into the economy to ensure Sarawak becomes a UTOPIA. The youth in the rural areas will be identified, and trained in new skills to be released into the job market created to spur the economy. Suddenly, everyone will be showered by new found wealth.

With the introduction of the CAT administration (competency, accountability and transparency) the state will transformed into the league of Penang and Selangor. This will translate into widespread development and clean administration for the people of Sarawak. Freedom of expression, freedom of religion and freedom to congregate will ensure Sarawak becomes one of the most democratic states in the world. Democracy will prevail, and everyone will enjoy equal rights. PR in its quest to increase the market share will recruit the poor in its programmes, and none will be left out.

Top of the list will be basic infrastructure – electricity, water and access roads into the interior. Later comes Internet connectivity via satellite communications. And suddenly Sarawak is a modern, pulsating state, standing on par with the rest of the world.

Scholars, Poets, Deep Thinkers, Educationists, Socialists, Aristocrats, Artistes, Composers and Architects of Modern Thought will one day be born from the sons of Sarawak. Everyone will have access to pristine Green Forests, Crystal Clear Rivers, Birds and Butterflies and the occasional Hornbill reminding us of UBAH in Recreation Areas.

The working class will be equally represented by the various indigenous tribes. The Iban Dayaks, Melanau, Orang Ulu, Bidayuh, Malay and Chinese and their ethnic cultures will forever be etched in the History of Sarawak.

Tourism will reach a new High, bringing in more tourist dollars and Sarawak will be top choice for Eco-Tourism in the world.

With the exodus of former leaders due to fear of prosecution, common criminals, illegal settlers and unwanted colonizers, Sarawakians will once again enjoy a cleaner, crime-free environment. Illegal migrants without skills or papers would be deported leaving an abundance of jobs

Music and the Fine Arts will proliferate, and Kuching will be dotted with galleries showcasing raw talent. It will continue to grow and one day it will be akin to be another fine example of Switzerland. With its land mass, oil deposits, timber and other natural resources, Sarawak will go on to overtake Penang and Selangor to be the most prosperous state in the Federation.

Peace and Prosperity, will finally reign in Sarawak. Without the Economic Pirates, Political Looters, and Colonial masters to pillage and plunder Sarawak’s wealth, Sarawak will ultimately reach UTOPIA status. It will also be an example for the rest of the Malaysian States to follow.

Sarawak has always been a utopia and still is a utopia now, only sadly, it has been mismanaged all these years. Sarawakians can change all that, as long as they can learn to say NO.

God will continue to bless the earth, its people, its hornbills, and everyone will live happily ever after. - Malaysia Chronicle


Interesting Foto said...

Nice imagination. It may come true if 70% of the kampung folks get the message or share the same dream.

Anonymous said...

Just back from a ceramah by DAP late in the night at Boulevard Miri. Awsome! Have never seen things happening to the people of Sarawak before. Full of energy wanting to Change and listenly attentively to the talk. It is irreversible now. The forces of CHANGE is getting stronger day by day.

Anonymous said...

Just imagine more than 50 years Malaysia sudah merdeka.

Tapi bila tiba pilihanraya, adalah ditunjuk di dalam TV, pemimpin lawat rumah buruklah, rumah usanglah, rumah tidak ada zinglah, rumah orang tua sakit tidak terbelalah....jadi apa yang wakil rakyat BN buat selama ini??? Meluat melihat gelagat semua itu....

Jangan bila dekat pilihanraya barulah dengar projek berjuta-juta.... selama lima tahun perjalanan, kenapa projek-projek ini tidak diberitahu seawal itu? Kalau benar ada, beritahu rakyat setempat dan buat terus. Jangan lagi ada perkataan "masih dalam perbincangan". Be transparent.

Bila sudah menang, jangan ada "halangan/hambatan" untuk berjumpa wakil rakyat. Walaupun rintihan dari TUKANG SAPU DI JALANAN, jangan dianggap remeh.

Wakil rakyat bukanlah Yang Berhormat yang susah untuk dirunding. YB adalah Yang Berbakti, Yang Berjuang untuk rakyat. Namalah wakil rakyat. Bukannya tuan rakyat.

Wakil Rakyat adalah yang diangkat oleh....rakyatttt. Dan dia boleh bila tiba masanya dijatuhkan oleh ....rakyattttt.

As simple as that. Logic is there.

Remember, we rakyat don't like a big board saying "Projek Barisan Nasional" in any project area. Barisan Nasional is only a political party. Not a government. We all know that any project is government kena bertanggunjawablah. Government is rakyat. The leaders yang kena pilih only responsible to run it. The money for the project is rakyat's money. Not Barisan Nasional party punya duit. So don't campur aduk antara project for rakyat with political party. Government formed is not 100% percent of BN from rakyat. So it's just a majority. That's all.

So, we rakyat is not foolish enough on anything said in TV1, TV2 and TV3. If Malaysia is truly democratic country, if there is pilihanraya, there must be an open debate from any parties in TV live telecast. Just like Obama and McCain, CLinton and Bush live telecast during political campaign in United State. They have been doing this for many many years. So far no problem. Because with this debate, let people decide and answer. Fair enough?????

No such thing as rusuhan. Ini tidak, bila ada pihak bukan kerajaan hendak open speech in public places, bahaya takut ada rusuhan. Ini fahaman BN yang dangkal, surakhabar lama. Ini tidak berlaku di US, diUK, diAustralia dan lain-lain negara maju. Perkara ugutan sebegini hanya berlaku di negeri yang ada diktator. Di US, in politcal campaign period, Obama/Democratic give speech in university, McCain also give speec in university. But in Malaysia, BN only give speech in university. Why double standard? Student in US, also active and participate in political campaign. So far no problem. Student in Malaysia....%$#%^^

So the bottomline is, we rakyat tidak bodoh. We are able to think and know what is right and what is wrong. Demokrasi tetap demokrasi. We cannot paksa everybody. We give rakyat 100% chance to decide. We rakyat don't like things macam beri baju t-shirt free, nasi lemak free as things to for decision making for our future.

We want real-time, real-world politics, real down-to-earth wakil rakyat on daily basis.

Come 16 April, let's make Sarawak history in making Malaysia one of the most democratic ocuntry in the world.

Anonymous said...

Oh..how I wish that day will happen. But Nothing is Impossible right? God bless Sarawak!

Anonymous said...

Hold your breath! Never count your chicks before they are hatched!!!
You still need to work hard and teach your rural folks to think laterally that the small goodies handed by BN during election is never worth anything compared to Taib has looted!
Vote BN= Vote Taib!! The whole State will be bankrupted by Taib and his families even he is given another chance!!!
Keep our fingers crossed and work to dismantle the White Termite and family!

Pun Ritai said...

There has obviously been a concerted effort by BN cybertroopers to take down opposition or anti-BN websites over the past couple of days.

Malaysiakini has announced that since early yesterday morning, its site became unavailable, all its servers going down at eleven in the morning, suggesting an attack on the site. They can now be reached at:


Both Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak websites were also taken down. Sarawak Report can now be reached at:

Anil Netto's site too had been attacked and is now operating under a different server. Netto is now in Kuching and giving live cover of the situation in Kuching. It can be reached at:

Anonymous said...

And it will happen, provided the kampung folks are with you! People in Kuching, Sibu Bintulu and maybe Miri have awaken, mark my words!

Anonymous said...

Fellow citizens in Sarawak,
Please do vote for Pakatan. I live in Selangor and our votes for Pakatan was one of the smartest move. At least for once we have a proper, knowledgeable Menteri Besar and not the idiotic jackass corrupted morons we have had in the past years. I live in Subang Jaya, Hannah Yeoh does a brilliant job for one so young. BN is useless, kick them out for your own sake because they will never learn.