Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sarawak: Dam it!

It had to happen sooner or later. As reported in Malaysiakini (see http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/84715) the "dam" of deceit has burst open. Sarawak's marginalised Dayaks have been crying out for so long and yet, their cries fall on deaf ears. The so-called Dayak leaders must search their souls and their conscience at the plight of their Dayak constituents.
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For that matter, the non-Dayak leaders have to start asking hard and difficult questions about the method in which so-called development is being brought into the State. WHO does such projects benefit? It almost always affects the NCR land that have never been officially surveyed.
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And, why is there NEVER any consultation?
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The answers are obvious. Years of incumbency breeds an incestuous in-breeding between BN Sarawak leaders regardless of political parties. This incestuous in-breeding extends to elite and well-connected businessmen. Charles Lindblom calls such a grouping a polyarchy. But by whatever name it is called, it is no good.
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The fear of bai moh (the White-haired One) is very palpable in Sarawak. But the Sarawak voters must take heart from GE2008 when the "gods" and "emperors" of BN were exposed. Just as Dorothy discovered that the Wizard of OZ was a mere midget with a lot of bells and whistles special effects, the Sarawak voters must know now that all it takes is to mark an "X" in the right place when the time comes.
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Only then can the accountability and audit and reform start. Or, maybe it will start sooner. Who knows?

2 comments:

ruyom said...

New Cabinet:



Prime Minister - Anwar

Deputy Prime Minister - Lim Kit Siang

Agriculture Minister -

Community Minister -

Culture Minister - Farish Noor

Defence Minister - Azmin Ali

Education Minister - Nga Kor Ming

Environment Minister - Teresa Kok

Finance Minister - Tony Pua

Foreign Minister - Ramasamy

Health Minister - Tan Seng Giaw

Home Minister -

Information Minister - Jeff Ooi

Law Minister - Teng Chang Khim

Manpower Minister -

Sports Minister -

Technology Minister -

Trade Minister - Khalid

Transport Minister - Liew Chin Tong

Tourism Minister -

ctchoolaw said...

Very interesting, ruyom. Nice line-up. Wee Choo Keong for Home Affairs, maybe?