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A new BN-friendly party for Sarawak?

A GROUP of supposedly Barisan Nasional-friendly politicians have apparently tried to register Parti Bumi Kenyalang with the Registrar of Societies.

There has been plenty of talk – and denials – within political circles recently regarding this new party.

Those involved are apparently from the Chinese and Dayak community.

And they are supposedly eyeing 10 parliamentary seats in the upcoming general election.

Really? How could they be BN-friendly then?

As they have yet to be registered by the ROS, I’ll hold my tongue for now.

Here’s how The Sun reported it:

Politicians submit application to register new party in S’wak

By Sulok Tawie
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

KUCHING (Aug 17, 2011): A group of non-partisan politicians has submitted an application to register Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) with the Registrar of Societies (ROS), it is revealed today.

ROS Sarawak director Ken Leben, when contacted, confirmed receiving PBK’s application, but decline to give details and the names of protem committee members.

“All I can say is that the application to register PBK was received last year, and I have forwarded it to our Kuala Lumpur headquarters for a decision,” he said.

He said there was no problem with the documentation submitted to register PBK.

He said PBK is formed by a group of Dayaks and Chinese politicians, believed to be friendly to the Barisan Nasional (BN).

“As far as I can recall, there is no Malay in the protem committee,” Leben said, adding that he received applications to register three other political parties last year.

The three parties are Peace Party, Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) Baru and Parti Ekonomi Rakyat Sarawak Bersatu (PERSB).

A group of Malay businessmen and former politicians are believed to be behind the formation of Peace Party while PBDS Baru was formed by former supporters of the defunct PBDS while PERSB is formed by a group of jatropha farmers and businessmen.

PBDS was deregistered by the ROS on Oct 21, 2004 following prolong leadership crisis.

Leben said he had also forwarded the applications by the three parties to Kuala Lumpur for a decision.

“There were no problems with their documentations submitted to ROS,” he said.

Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Masing, when asked, suspected that a businessman is involved in the PBK’s formation.

However, efforts to contact the businessman through his mobile cell were unsuccessful.

Talk is that PBK, although claiming itself to be Barisan Nasional-friendly, is eyeing 10 parliamentary seats currently held by PRS and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), both component parties of the state BN, in the coming general elections.

PBK is hoping to be registered before the general elections so it can put up candidates in the Dayak-majority seats.

SPDP deputy secretary-general Paul Igai, when asked, said he does not know why the new party wants to contests in seats held by the BN component parties when it claims itself to be Barisan-friendly.

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2 thoughts on “A new BN-friendly party for Sarawak?

  1. Brother Matthew, although I still don’t agree with your political affiliation, we might actually have found some sort of common ground.

    Thanks for the support and have a great day.

    Posted by Parochial Sarawakian | August 18, 2011, 09:49
  2. Hahahhaha……this great news….thank for you info and share with me the latest info. Impact I have get the info since last 2 month . Either have room for this partyless or trouble makers in Dayak / Chinese party and thru colour is show who is the real traouble maker in BN Sarawak and no wonder BN keep losing seat due to this type of people. Only good think about them are have a lot of money to buy some Dayak where hungry for money which Dayak are still survival in thier own land. Perhaps have rep from Dayak community in the BN but just yesteday YB Tan Sri James Jemut Masing come thier blue print how to develop community Dayak in rural which that agenda should be start to implementaed when him appionted to the office since day one. Nevertheless like Iban poem’ enti nadai wee akar nyadi meh’ maybe Dayak community blindly see thier rep to the government and them hope and dream have been taken when they put trust 100% on thier elected representative to assembly. If BN sarawak accept them Party Bumi Kenyalang(PBK) if approved which will make BN losing more seat coming this election. maybe good BN to do some survey or reseach why Bn have rejected people in Sarawak even have win 55 seat last state election but percentage of vote to BN tremendeously drop compare to opposition. Key factor are because BN recycle candiates which too long and not relevan anymore. Some have become YB more that 5 terms and more worst them have hand over the button to son or family members.

    PPP have establish since 1953 in Semenanjung and 2008 in Sarawak which have approved 13 branch at Sarawak still not yet accepted by BN Sarawak and what condition this PBK can accept into BN sarawak and want to contest 10 seat this parliment election. Even just give 2 seat since join BN PPP are loyalty BN componant never jump against the BN even have bully by others BN party. PPP still they to serve and do thier work to help BN and same also at Sarawak. Even we have total rejection by BN Sarawak but no people at grass root and some of BN AJK have level us with MoCS which PPP never have street demo but PPP have do thier work by legal either from Police or Majlis and we still calm and smile to them. PPP thinking that maybe this BN AJK or YB have never know history of the PPP since our nation Independence . I agree PPP have fail to win all seat at last parliment election but same also goes to Gerakan and MCA and how about SUPP also almost same with Gerakan. Even just only have 1 post deputy minister or senator PPP members still have spirit to do thier community service. Only recently have one of our branch chief have express him intention to ask seat for mas gading parliment due to feed up all the comment by all BN Yb and AJK which show that PPP like opposition even we have do the job in the name of BN Sarawak. If BN Sarawak really thru base on 1 Malaysia concept ‘ Rakyat Didahukukan’ BN Sarawak and PPP should seat down together and plan new strategy to win back some of voters have vote for opposition. PPP Sarawak and PPP Malaysia never ask for seat, title or allocation from BN still we have bunch of critictisme by BN YB’s which should cantact PPP and seat down with PPP rather that keep posting comment on newspaper. The more we comment more people will hate BN and this expose us to opposition all our weakness.

    Salam 1Malaysia
    Rakyat Didahulukan Pencapaian Diutamakan

    Thank You

    Posted by Mathiew Usun | August 18, 2011, 09:17

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