PRS: Umno is a bully, so is PBB
A Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) division leader has described Umno at the federal level and Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) in
Taking a cue from the statement of former MCA president Ong Ka Ting who has expressed similar sentiments, PRS publicity chief Beginda Minda said this tendency of one party dominance has an adverse impact on public perception and intra-BN relationships.
“It is my view that in Sarawak, PRS, a component party inside the state and federal Barisan Nasional has been bullied by what could collectively be called the 'BN leadership'," he said in a statement to Malaysiakini
Naturally Badawi denied such bullying but that UMNO fossil of a MisInformation chief opened his big mouth and and you and I know where his foot landed when he asked for proof. Baginda gladly gave the two instances:
The first was during the 2006 state election when a component BN party was ‘allowed’ to steal a PRS seat
“Neither the state nor federal BN intervened effectively to stop a component party from interfering in the affairs of another. Where was BN when effective action was needed?
"It was as if the BN was shutting its proverbial 'eye' to the intra-BN infighting in
The second incident was during the March general election when two of the party’s candidates were rejected without any reason.
Beginda queried why was PBB allowed to choose its candidates to contest on PRS seats.
“Where is the principle that component parties ought to be free to conduct their own affairs and make the selection of candidates themselves? Is this not a case of dominance and bullying?” he asked.
“As a result, PRS was caught in a dilemma. The choices were two: PRS could have rejected the suggested replacements or it could have accepted them.
"A refusal to accept the replacement candidates could have left the party open to accusations of being disloyal to BN, a grave enough political sin. Such a move would have put PRS leadership in hot soup and perhaps alienate the party from BN.
“The impact on PRS was that it was a tremendous 'let down'. To paraphrase Dato Seri Ong, the perception was that a partner in Sarawak BN - the PBB - was being 'too dominant'."
Exactly a month and 1 day ago my daughter Patrina did a posting on Bullying in her blog: Life is a Beach. Read her TAKE on this subject.
I really do not get this about the coalition partners in BN. After all these years they have been bullied and only recently they are crying foul. Did MONEY make them dumb? Did MONEY numb their tongues. Did MONEY castrate and neutered them into toyboys of UMNO?
In real life, when bullied in school we have a few choices: tell your parents, complain to the teacher, join a gang, or change to another school, or hire a guru-gi to throw a spell on the bully. However, if you do none of these, then, to borrow Haris' salvo: You are just JACKSHIT....an expelled lump of shit!
In political life, no point telling your parents (leaders)....they just talk ...taking action is foreign; complain to the teacher (BN Chief). Pointless because he will say, "Where got?"; join a gang (opposition party?)...option always open but where got money?; throw a spell? Datuk KKI will want a huge deposit; change to another school? Aha.....that is probably a good possibility.....PR should be a good school of choice. New Smart School, if I may say so.
by Hannah D.
they do not care
bullies scare you
they won’t spare you
if you’re a bully beware
others are starting to care
Billy Abit Jol a five-term MP for Hulu Rajang and vice-president of Party Rakyat Sarawak, is the sole Barisan Nasional MP to have signed the petition urging the prime minister to prioritise the debate on the Internal Security Act when Parliament reconvenes on Wednesday.
The petition signed by 85 MPs - 81 from Pakatan Rakyat, three independents and one from BN - was delivered to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s