Thursday, March 5, 2009

Batang Ai : A very " Malay " name Guy ... lead 2 -1

By Abdul hakim Bujang

When I first asked a Sri Aman based reporter who was very close with the late Datuk Dublin Unting, he said the candidate is likely to be an agriculture engineer."I could not recall his name, but his name sounded like Malay, very familiar Malay name, he is Datuk best friend," the reporter told me.In fact, the engineer candidacy was endorsed by Ah Hau and Ah Tay coffee shops much earlier than that. Ah Hau and Ah Tay coffee shop are Barisan Nasional (BN) official cafe in Lubok Antu. Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is based at Kedai No 3 (Shop no 3).If you happened to be in Lubok Antu, just ask around who will be the candidate, they will tell you Mosin Anak Penghulu Lamoh contesting against Nicholas Bawin.It is more than 20 days before the nomination, but the Lubok Antu populace are already more or less confirmed who will be serious contenders, not to mention the spoilers."Mosin" is well liked by the Dublin supporters, although some segment are obviously preferring Naga Alam, his former private secretary."Mosin" is Dublin relative, and his close friend since the 1970's when they were first joining Agriculture Department, and based in Kuching.Being a typical Kampung boy, moving to a city, Dublin and Mosin childhood friendship was extended as they worked together in Kuching.Apart from that, Mosin family is very close with Dublin."Mosin wife is the one who regularly helped and attended to Dublin wife when Datuk was hospitalised. They are very close, furthermore they are relatives who grew up together."Whenever there is joy occasion, birthdays of their children, festivities, they always celebrate together, and when Dublin was sick it was Mosin family that always there for them," Dublin cose aide told Sarawak Update.When asked for chances between "Mosin" and Nicholas, the aide said both side are having their own respective strength.The aide however, was very obvious having soft spot for Naga Alam."Masing only said one name kah, what about Naga," he asked.When told that the probable candidate will be a local boy and a graduate, he quickly said Naga is not.With Nelson Mujah saying no, Peter Umak saying no and Naga Alam non graduate, so the candidate endorsed by Kedai Kopi Ah Hau and Ah Tay is likely to fight against the candidate endorsed by Kedai No 3. On the paper, The "Malay" named guy already 2-1 up.
sumber : sarawak update

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pilihanraya Kecil Batang Ai 7 April

Mar 4, 09

Pilihanraya kecil Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Batang Ai, Sarawak akan diadakan serentak dengan dua lagi pilihanraya kecil di Perak dan Kedah pada 7 April ini. Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) sebelum ini menetapkan tarikh tersebut untuk kerusi parlimen Bukit Gantang dan DUN Bukit Selambau. Dalam pengumuman Pengerusi SPR Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof di Kuching hari ini, tarikh penamaan calon juga ditetap bersama dengan dua pilihanraya kecil di Semenanjung itu, 29 Mac.Pilihanraya kecil itu dipanggil berikutan kematian penyandangnya, naib presiden Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Datuk Dublin Unting pada 24 Februari lalu akibat serangan angin ahmar.

Monday, March 2, 2009

BN will retain Batang Ai, Jabu

Deputy Chief Minster, who is also Deputy President of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu ak Numpang said the people of Batang Ai still opt for development and they know only BN can bring progress to the area.Speaking to reporters in Betong today, Datuk Patinggi Jabu said the Batang Ai dwellers also know that their former assemblyman who passed away recently, Datuk Dublin Unting Ingkot who represented BN was a person who can deliver promises.Furthermore, BN has a good track record at Batang Ai and has work hard for the rakyat especially the rural population.Meanwhile, Datuk Patinggi Jabu said a road from Betong town to Sungai Tisak will be constructed to enable the marketing of the infamous and highly price “Tapah” fish.He said the Betong Divisional Office will apply for an allocation for the purpose. Once constructed the present “Tapah” fish rearing project will be expanded into an industry.He said to ensure sustainable development of the industry, the relevant authority and agencies will control and regulate the harvesting system so that “Tapah” fish would not extinct.Earlier, Datuk Patinggi Jabu who is also the Minister of Rural Development witnessed the swearing in ceremony for the Chairmanship and councillors of the Betong District Council (BDC).Among those present at the function were Minister of Natural Resources and Environment who is also the Member of Parliament for Betong, Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas, state assemblymen, Dr Wahbi Hj.Junaidi (Saribas), Robert Lawson Chuat (Bukit Saban), Dr Johnicol Rayong (Engklili),Betong Resident, Romie Sigan Daniel, Betong District Officer, Friday Belik, Political Secretary,Isik Utau and head of departments and community leaders.
sumber : sarawak update