Saturday, April 16, 2011

DAP wins 12 outright, expects three more in Sarawak - The Malaysian Insider

DAP wins 12 outright, expects three more in Sarawak - The Malaysian Insider


DAP wins 12 outright, expects three more in Sarawak - The Malaysian Insider

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 10:07 AM PDT


Don't Let Those Dreams Die!!!

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 08:50 AM PDT

As expected, BN has retained Sarawak as it has secured a two-thirds majority win in the 10th Sarawak State Election. As at 10.10pm, BN had already won 54, or 75 per cent, of the 71 seats in the Sarawak legislature. Am I surprised? No. I expected BN to win and also expressed this in my post on O Ye Men Of Little Faith. At the same time, I expected DAP to do better than the previous state elections and thought that the only PKR win would have been from Baru Bian. I expected PAS to lose 100% and they did!

The results show that DAP has hit BN Sarawak the hardest, doubling its seats in this election, and it is likely that the pace will get hotter from hereforth.  PKR has also gained two extra seats, notably Krian clinching a surprise win.

Final tally with all results in: BN - 55, DAP - 12, PKR - 3, Ind - 1.

Congratulations to all winners! Well done to all campaigners and supporters!

I am no political analyst but I opine that the results could have been better if not for a few factors.

1. The DAP-PKR spat

It was not a good sign when DAP and PKR fought over seat allocations, namely N9 Padungan, N13 Batu Kawah, N25 Balai Ringin, N63 Piasau and N65 Senadin. Did such a scenario affect public opinion of PKR and affected its performance?

2. The PAS Factor

I expected PAS to lose 100% because of the lottery issue, Valentine's Day issue and the banning of concerts (plus other issues which may have slipped my mind). Sarawak has a high percentage of Christians and it is likely that such developments did not go down well with the electorate. Perhaps PAS might want to explore the separation of politics from religion.

3. The DVD allegations

Some reported that the dvd of the alleged tryst in a hotel room made its rounds in certain parts of the state. I believe that there was some damage caused by this development.

4. The Putrajaya Presence

For six days, our PM and DPM plus their entourage were in Sarawak campaigning. The promises of infrastructure development and other areas obviously worked to their advantage.

5. Disruption of various websites

This affected dissemination of information and might have rattled those who were depending on these sites for support.

6. Nature of the electorate

Read this report to understand how difficult it is for PR to defeat BN. It said:

43% Christians + 56% natives + 5% poverty rate = ? As the population profile in Sarawak is unique, issues that will likely be played up include the'Bible' issue, the 'native customary rights' problems, Taib's alleged immense wealth and the skewed wealth distribution.

BN will likely lose more seats but unlikely the two thirds majority. BN currently has 87% of the Sarawak state seats. We believe BN will lose more seats but will unlikely lose the two thirds majority. BN will need to lose 24 seats to fall below the 'two thirds majority' in Sarawak. This suggests that BN will hold the General Elections in 2012 (not 2011), which is good news for the stock market, as the government will have to continue spending.

While those with net connection understand key issues at hand, we must remember that many in the interior do not. Their needs are not the same as ours and those who can meet those needs, are more likely to garner their support.

7. Has Pakatan Rakyat made inroads?

Both BN and PR have differing views.

The Malaysian Insider reported HERE that:

Flushed with its historic 12-seat victory in Malaysia's biggest state tonight, the DAP has declared boldly that Sarawak is no longer the ruling Barisan Nasional's (BN) fixed deposit as the prime minister mulls nationwide polls ahead of its 2013 expiry.


Despite failing to block the BN from winning back its traditional two-thirds control in the oil-rich state and having its Islamist partner in the opposition, the DAP and PKR made major inroads in the 71-seat state legislative assembly.


"This is the biggest setback for the Barisan Nasional. Sarawak is no longer the fixed deposit for the Barisan Nasional," party adviser, Lim Kit Siang told a news conference here tonight.


He remarked that PR's collective 16 seats mark the biggest defeat faced by the BN's Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud in his 30-year career as Sarawak chief minister.

At the same time, it also reported HERE that:

Barisan Nasional's (BN) victory in the Sarawak state election is proof that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has failed to make any major inroads in the hornbill state, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said tonight.

"Despite whatever Pakatan has thrown at us, through its election campaigns and alternative media, it is clear that voters do not accept PR.

"They have tried to create a political tsunami in Sarawak, but they have failed," the prime minister told reporters here during a press conference at the Putra World Trade Center (PWTC).

8. The TV3 Interview

Did the TV3 interview with RPK impact the elections? I don't really think so as evidenced by the results of the urban constituencies who have net penetration. But, I believe it posed some elements of distraction to the political landscape.

9. The Leadership

I hate to say this but Pakatan Rakyat needs to revamp its leadership. It has failed to present itself as a viable coalition that is capable of leading the country. Of course DAP achieved victories but look at PAS and PKR. I doubt there has been a time when the three groups REALLY worked together.

I blame it on the leadership. The leader of the coalition has not been able to deal with matters in his own party and gradually, each component did its own thing. Fighting over seat allocation was a clear indication of the lack of unity.

While many may rejoice at the victory of DAP, I believe NO ONE can rest on their laurels.

The PM said they need to build on this momentum, what's important is to maintain support so that it can be translated in the next general elections. He said that BN would keep all its election promises and implement them soon.

BN has $$$ and PR does not. BN has the machinery and PR does not.

I am being realistic and not idealistic here. If PR wants to win big time in the next GE, PR MUST ensure that there is a capable leader who can propel the party forward, establish unity, vision and confirm their mission for this country.

Mere bashing of BN will not work. People can come for ceramahs to be entertained but at the end of the day vote the other side. Why? The leaders must conduct post mortems to find the reasons for the gap.

At this point, no one can be too elated. In fact, they should be more worried as the going will get tougher from now. Every leader will try to improve their performance and track record for the next GE. No more fighting or putting out bush fires, please.

Will their dreams die or will they press on to improve in areas of weakness to make those dreams come true?


The answer lies within the leaders of PR and every single one of us.


PAS Hormati Keputusan Rakyat, Sokongan Terhadap PAS Meningkat

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 09:24 AM PDT

PAS menghormati keputusan yang telah diumumkan dan akur dengan keputusan itu, walaupun gagal untuk memenangi sebarang kerusi pada PRN Sarawak Ke-10 tahun ini, termasuk di kawasan-kawasan yang dijangka akan melahirkan anak sulungnya.

Namun PAS sedar dan berbangga dengan pencapaian yang telah diperolehi yang jelas memperlihatkan peningkatan sokongan rakyat Sarawak secara keseluruhan terhadap PAS, sekali gus memberikan petanda masa depan PAS yang cukup baik di Sarawak.

Timbalan Presiden PAS yang juga Pengarah pilihan raya ini, Ustaz Nasharudin Mat Isa berkata, peningkatan baik yang diterima oleh PAS amat ketara di Dun Beting Maro yang terletak dalam kawasan Parlimen Batang Lupar, apabila hanya kalah dengan majoriti sekitar 400 undi kepada BN, berbanding PRN Sarawak tahun 2006 sebanyak 800 undi.

Menurut beliau, begitu juga di Dun Tanjung Datu yang terletak dalam kawasan Parlimen Santubung dan Dun Muara Tuang yang terletak dalam kawasan Parlimen Kota Samarahan yang baru pertama kali ditandingi, tetapi turut memperlihatkan sokongan yang amat baik di kalangan pengundi di kawasan itu terhadap PAS.

Katanya, namun PAS amat kesal dengan laporan dan analisis yang dibuat oleh Astro Awani awal malam ini yang amat jauh menyimpang dari kebenaran dengan mengatakan PAS mengalami kekalahan sebanyak 2,000 undi di Beting Maro.

"Laporan dan analisis Astro Awani itu ternyata tak betul. Malah sebenarnya sokongan para pengundi di Beting Maro terhadap PAS ternyata semakin meningkat sehingga hanya kalah dengan majoriti undi yang amat kecil sebanyak 391 undi sahaja," katanya ketika dihubungi, malam ini.

Walaupun kalah bagi kesemua kawasan yang ditandingi, menurut beliau, perkembangan dari PRN Sarawak Ke-10 ternyata semakin memberikan sinar kepada PAS untuk menempa kejayaan lebih gemilang pada masa akan datang.

"Dengan perkembangan yang baik ini, PAS tidak akan patah semangat untuk melakukan gerak kerja yang lebih baik di Sarawak sama ada dari sudut politik dan sudut-sudut lain.

"Malah, PAS pasti akan berusaha untuk mempertingkatkan lagi usaha di Sarawak dari semasa ke semasa bagi menghadapi pilihanraya akan datang demi kepentingan rakyat Sarawak termasuk dalam politik dan bidang-bidang lain," tegasnya.

Beliau mengucapkan berbanyak-banyak terima kasih kepada para pengundi di Sarawak yang telah memilih PAS dalam pilihanraya tahun ini.

"Jutaan terima kasih juga saya ucapkan kepada jentera PAS di semua peringkat, sama ada dari kalangan jentera tempatan dan juga jentera-jentera PAS dari luar, yang telah bertungkus lumus berusaha membantu PAS untuk mencapai kemenangan sejak awal kempen hingga hari pengundian.

"Inilah semangat yang PAS mahu dan inilah semangat yang cukup baik yang telah ditunjukkan oleh jentera-jentera PAS dari semua peringkat termasuk dari kalangan jentera tempatan dan jentera-jentera PAS dari luar Sarawak," tegasnya. -HD


Congratulations Sarawakians for returning Corrupt Minister Taib Mahmud to power!

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 07:55 AM PDT

UPDATED @ 10:50:12 PM 16-04-2011
By Jahabar Sadiq
Editor
April 16, 2011
KUCHING, April 16 — The Barisan Nasional (BN) has managed to keep its two-thirds legislative majority in Sarawak but today's results have shattered the coalition's invincibility and the notion of a fixed deposit in future elections.
The DAP doubled its presence to 12 and PKR tripled its representation although the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lynchpin had contested in 49 seats. PAS lost in all five seats it contested while Independent George Lagong gained one seat.
The number of state seats to the Opposition pact will spell danger for BN as it could help them win more parliamentary seats when the general election is called by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. PR now has 75 MPs but the Sarawak win could translate into more in the future.
At 10.10pm, BN had already won 54, or 75 per cent, of the 71 seats in the Sarawak legislature. In the 2006 elections, it won 62 out of the 71 seats. Initial estimates showed that BN's popular vote went down from 62.93 per cent in 2006 to 55.24 per cent in today's polling.
The biggest upset was SUPP president and Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri George Chan Hong Nam losing the Piasau state seat to DAP's Ling Sie Kiong.
The six-term incumbent's defeat could spell the end of the SUPP, which won only six of the 19 seats it contested.
BN had expected to lose up to 20 seats in this state election as the Opposition had centred its campaign on long-serving Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, whose reluctance to step down has even apparently infuriated national BN leaders.
Najib had pledged that this would be Taib's last election and he would leave soon after but the veteran leader has said openly in front of the BN chairman that he will stick around for a few more years.
His presence could help move more support to PR, which won its seats despite limited money, logistics and media presence.
Najib himself had to spend six days canvassing for votes across Malaysia's largest state and state BN officials estimate that the coalition has spent nearly RM500 million to secure today's victory.
Opposition leaders had concurred before today's polling, saying BN officials had openly offered cash for support.
Sources within the Election Commission (EC) said BN won most of the seats as more from the older generation turned up to cast their ballots early compared to the younger generation who are known to support the Opposition.
"The trend was always for BN from early on in the day," a source told The Malaysian Insider.
He pointed out that Taib's PBB won all 35 seats that were contested reflecting the leader's popularity among the Melanau community.
Today's results will come as a relief to the ruling coalition which scrambled at the tail-end of the campaign to counter the massive crowds that thronged Opposition rallies in major towns.
But PR leaders were upbeat that they scored well in the state election.
"The future is bright for Pakatan in Sarawak. I don't think BN leadership will dare to call for GE in next few months," DAP national chairman Karpal Singh told reporters here.
However, PKR leaders were not around or too despondent to comment on the results.



Terkini: BN Kekal Kuasa Tapi Hilang 8 Kerusi: BN 55, PR 15, Bebas 1

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 08:08 AM PDT

Keputusan rasmi: BN 55 kekal kuasa, Pakatan 15

Keputusan keseluruhannya, BN memenangi 55 kerusi, DAP (12), PKR (3) dan Bebas (1). Keputusan itu menunjukkan BN kehilangan lapan kerusi, berbanding 63 kerusi yang dimenanginya pada 2006. DAP dan PKR juga menyapu bersih semua lima kerusi di Kuching.

BN berjaya membentuk semula kerajaan dengan memperoleh majoriti mudah 36 kerusi pada pukul 9.30 malam.

BN secara rasmi memperoleh majoriti dua pertiga 48 kerusi pada pilihan raya negeri Sarawak pada pukul 9.45 malam. Bagamananpun ia dianggap prestasi terburuk apabila BN hilang lapan lagi kerusi.

Kira-kira 9 malam tadi, Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof mengumumkan BN telah memperoleh majoriti mudah untuk membentuk kerajaan.

"SPR dengan ini mengumumkan keputusan pilihan raya negeri Sarawak yang ke-10 (setakat ini), Barisan Nasional (BN) (dapat) 36, DAP lima, PKR tiga dan Bebas satu. Parti-parti lain setakat ini masih belum lagi," katanya.

Bebas menang di Pelagus.

"Dengan ini saya isytiharkan BN memperoleh satu majoriti melebihi 50 peratus daripada jumlah kerusi yang diperuntukan dan boleh di bawa ke Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN)," katanya.

Limabelas kerusi Pakatan Rakyat disumbangkan oleh PKR tiga manakala DAP dua belas. PAS tidak memenangi sebarang kerusi yang ditandingi. Kerusi Pelagus dimenangi oleh George Ak Lagong yang menewaskan Stanley Nyitar dari BN yang menerima 2,903 undi manakala wakil PKR Edward Sumbang menerima 1,171 undi.

BN menang di Daro, Katibas, Bukit Saban, Jemoreng, Baleh, Beting Maro, Belaga, Batu Danau, Simunjan, Belawai, Pakan, Machan, Bawang Assan, Bukit Sari, Tebedu, Layar, Opar, Sadong Jaya, Meluan, Balai Ringin, Sebuyau, Simanggang, Semop, Ngemah, Dalat, Nangka, Tarat, Batang Air, Muara Tuang, Balingian, Pantai Damai, Engkelili, Tupong, Kalaka, Tanjung Datu, Demak Laut.

BN juga menang di Samariang, Kedup, Bekenu, Telang Usan, Asajaya, Bukit Begunan, Lambir, Bukit Kota, Jepak dan Marudi.

3 kerusi Krian, Ba'kelalan dan Batu Lintang dikuasai PKR manakala 12 kerusi lagi iaitu Pending, Batu Kawah, Repuk, Dudong, Kidurung, Meradung, Pelawan, Bukit Assek, Piasau, Kota Sentosa, Pujut, Padungan dimenangi DAP.


Sarawak Election 2011 - Will Sarawakian vote for the change?

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 05:20 AM PDT

The moment has come... The result of the Sarawak Election 2011. What would be the result? Would Sarawakian vote for change? Hmmm... Let's have a look at the result tonight.

Anyone have the latest update on the Sarawak Election 2011?

Update: Sarawakian still not prepare for a full change but they have shown improvement. :)


PRN Sarawak: Keputusan Rasmi [updated]

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 06:34 AM PDT

Dari malaysiakini: LAPORAN LANGSUNG KEPUTUSAN

9.00pm: Keputusan keseluruhannya, BN memenangi 55 kerusi, DAP (12), PKR (3) dan Bebas (1).

N09: PADUNGAN: SARAWAK: 23,576

1. Dominique Ng Kim Ho (Bebas)......................439
2. WONG KING WEI (DAP)...........................11,957
3. Sim Kiang Chiok (BN-SUPP)......................4,073

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................16,538
Peratus/Percentage................................70.23%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes..............................69
Majoriti/Majority.................................7,884

Penyandang/Incumbent: Dominique Ng Kim Ho (PKR)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 8,002
Majoriti/Majority: 1,417

N012: KOTA SENTOSA: SARAWAK: 27,301

1. CHONG CHIENG JEN (DAP)........................12,594
2. Datuk Alfred Yap Chin Loi (BN-SUPP)............7,770

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................20,559
Peratus/Percentage................................75.41%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................195
Majoriti/Majority.................................4,824

Penyandang/Incumbent: Chong Chieng Jen (DAP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled:6,579
Majoriti/Majority: 531

N03: TANJONG DATU: SARAWAK: 7,936

1. TAN SRI ADENAN SATEM (BN-PBB).................4,218
2. Gilbert Asson ak Kulong (Bebas).................215
3. Nani Sahari (PAS).............................1,002

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................5,497
Peratus/Percentage...............................69.52%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................62
Majoriti/Majority................................3,216

Penyandang/Incumbent: Tan Sri Adenan Satem (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 4,545
Majoriti/Majority: 4,136

8.45pm Sehingga ini BN memenangi 30 kerusi - PBB (20), SUPP (3), SPDP (4). Pakatan Rakyat pula menang 15 kerusi - DAP (12) dan PKR (3).

8.42pm: Keputusan rasmi

N06: TUPONG: SARAWAK: 17,796

1. DATUK DAUD ABDUL RAHMAN (BN-PBB)...............8,304
2. Baharuddin @ Din Shah Mokhsen (PKR)............3,753

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................12,192
Peratus/Percentage................................68.51%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................135
Majoriti/Majority.................................4,551

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 6,885
Majoriti/Majority: 4,572

N028: ENGKELILI: SARAWAK: 9,444

1. DR JOHNICHAL RAYONG AK NGIPA (BN-SUPP)........4,928
2. Jimmy Simon Maja (Bebas)........................414
3. Semijie ak Janting (SNAP).......................393
4. Marudi @ Barudi ak Mawang (PKR)...............1,121

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................6,926
Peratus/Percentage...............................73.34%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................70
Majoriti/Majority................................3,807

Penyandang/Incumbent: Dr Johnical Rayong ak Ngipa (SNAP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 3,442
Majoriti/Majority: 426

N015: MUARA TUANG: SARAWAK: 18,820

1. DATUK SERI MOHAMAD ALI MAHMUD (BN-PBB)........11,039
2. Noraini Hamzah (PAS)...........................3,196

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................14,534
Peratus/Percentage................................77.42%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................299
Majoriti/Majority.................................7,843

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Seri Haji Mohammad Ali Mahmud (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 7,863

8.23pm: DAP dan PKR memenangi kesemua lima kerusi di Kuching.

Analisis: SUPP ditolak sepenuhnya di Kuching. Batu Kawah dimenangi dengan sokongan pengundi bumiputera, yang menunjukkan DAP tidak bergantung sepenuhnya kepada pengundi Cina untuk menang.

8.26pm: Keputusan rasmi

N045: BUKIT ASSEK: SARAWAK: 26,926

1. Hii Tiong Huat (Bebas)...........................180
2. Chieng Huong Toon (BN-SUPP)....................4,700
3. WONG HO LENG (DAP)............................13,527

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................18,504
Peratus/Percentage...............................68.77%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes..............................97
Majoriti/Majority.................................8,827

Penyandang/Incumbent: Wong Ho Leng (DAP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 10,380
Majoriti/Majority: 4,751

N064: PUJUT: SARAWAK: 22,577

1. Andy Chia Chu Fatt (BN-SUPP)...................5,271
2. FONG PAU TECK (DAP)............................9,120

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................14,458
Peratus/Percentage................................64.17%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes..............................67
Majoriti/Majority.................................3,849

Penyandang/Incumbent: Andy Chia Chu Fatt (BN-SUPP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 6,493
Majoriti/Majority: 1,370

N063: PIASAU: SARAWAK: 16,600

1. LING SIE KIONG (DAP)...........................5,998
2. Tan Sri Dr George Chan (BN-SUPP)...............4,408

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................10,479
Peratus/Percentage...............................63.13%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes..............................73
Majoriti/Majority.................................1,590

Penyandang/Incumbent: Tan Sri Dr George Chan (BN-SUPP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 6,573
Majoriti/Majority: 3,918

8.26pm: Keputusan rasmi

N018: TEBEDU: SARAWAK: 12,497

1. Kipli bin Ale (Bebas)...........................260
2. DATUK SERI MICHAEL MANYIN AK JAWONG (BN-PBB)..6,196
3. Christopher ak Kiyui (PKR)....................2,130
4. Anthony ak Nais (SNAP)..........................468

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................9,203
Peratus/Percentage...............................73.77%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes............................149
Majoriti/Majority................................4,066

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Michael Manyin ak Jawong (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 6,107
Majoriti/Majority: 4,256

N042: MELUAN: SARAWAK: 11,487

1. John Brian Anthony ak Jeremy Guang (PKR)......2,973
2. WONG AK JUDAT (BN-SPDP).......................4,615
3. Labang ak Jamba (SNAP)..........................312

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................8,019
Peratus/Percentage...............................70.00%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.......................... 119
Majoriti/Majority................................1,642

Penyandang/Incumbent: Wong ak Judat (BN-SPDP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 5,086
Majoriti/Majority: 3,007

N051: BALINGIAN: SARAWAK: 11,792

1. Suriati Abdullah (PKR)..........................871
2. TAN SRI ABDUL TAIB MAHMUD (BN-PBB)............6,210
3. Datuk Salleh Jafaruddin (Bebas)...............1,056

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................8,253
Peratus/Percentage...............................70.22%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes............................116
Majoriti/Majority................................5,154

Penyandang/Incumbent: Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 6,393
Majoriti/Majority: 5,726

8.25pm Sehingga ini BN memenangi 21 kerusi - PBB (14), SUPP (3), SPDP (1) dan PRS (3).

Pakatan pula menang tujuh kerusi setakat ini - DAP (4) dan PKR (3). Buat masa ini, DAP dan PKR masing-masing mendahului kiraan undi di 11 kerusi lagi.

8.20pm Analisis: Paling banyak kerusi yang boleh dimenangi Pakatan Rakyat ialah 18 (12 DAP, 6 PKR). tetapi berdasarkan perkembangan semasa, jumlahnya dijangka 15 (12 DAP, 3 PKR)

8.16pm: Keputusan rasmi

N031: LAYAR: SARAWAK: 8,109

1. Joe ak Unggang (SNAP)...........................183
2. Stanny Embat Dharoh ak Laja (PKR).............1,787
3. Ngumbang @ Kibak ak Datu (Bebas)................170
4. TAN SRI DR ALFRED JABU AK NUMPANG (BN-PBB)....3,703

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................5,934
Peratus/Percentage...............................73.71%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................91
Majoriti/Majority................................1,916

Penyandang/Incumbent: Tan Sri Dr Alfred Jabu ak Numpang (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 3,767
Majoriti/Majority: 2,677

N025: BALAI RINGIN: SARAWAK: 8,798

1. Ibi ak Uding (PKR)............................1,260
2. SNOWDAN LAWAN (BN-PRS)........................4,145
3. Dan ak Giang (SNAP).............................765
4. Lipeh ak Mawi (PCM).............................126
5. Cobbold ak Lusoi (Bebas).........................85
6. Sujal ak Gansi (Bebas)...........................32

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................6,523
Peratus/Percentage...............................74.38%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes............................110
Majoriti/Majority................................2,885

Penyandang/Incumbent: Snowdan Lawan (BN-PRS)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 3,075
Majoriti/Majority: 1,516

8.15pm BN mengaku kalah di kerusi Batu Kawah, Padungan, Kota Sentosa dan Pending - kesemuanya dalam kawasan Kuching yang ditandingi DAP.

8.08pm: Keputusan rasmi

N020: SADONG JAYA: SARAWAK: 7,656

1. AIDEL LARIWOO (BN-PBB)........................4,008
2. Mahayudin Wahab (Bebas).........................402
3. Abang Eddy Allyanny Abang Fauzi (PAS).........1,074

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................5,573
Peratus/Percentage...............................73.00%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................89
Majoriti/Majority................................2,934

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Wan Abdul Wahab Wan Sanusi (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 2,715
Majoriti/Majority: 858

N01: OPAR: SARAWAK: 8,099

1. Stephen ak Sagir (SNAP).....................674
2. Joseph Jindy ak Peter Rosen (Bebas).........475
3. Boniface Willy ak Tumek (PKR).............1,354
4. RANUM AK MINA (BN-SUPP)...................3,360

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast...................5,931
Peratus/Percentage...........................73.47%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.........................68
Majoriti/Majority............................2,006

Penyandang/Incumbent: Ranum ak Mina (BN-SUPP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 3,585
Majoriti/Majority: 2,183

N035: BELAWAI: SARAWAK: 8,623

1. Abdul Wahab Abdullah (PKR)......................618
2. Kiprawi bin Suhaili (Bebas).....................133
3. DATUK TALIF @ LEN SALLEH (BN-PBB).............5,164

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................6,006
Peratus/Percentage...............................70.15%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................91
Majoriti/Majority................................4,546

Penyandang/Incumbent: Hamden Ahmad (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 4,102
Majoriti/Majority: 3,316

8.00pm: Keputusan rasmi

N071: BUKIT SARI: SARAWAK: 9,983

1. DATUK AMAR AWANG TENGAH ALI HASSAN (BN-PBB)...6,018
2. Japar Suyut (PKR)...............................955

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................7,067
Peratus/Percentage...............................70.79%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................94
Majoriti/Majority................................5,063

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 5,596
Majoriti/Majority: 5,275

N041: PAKAN : SARAWAK: 9,274

1. DATUK SERI WILLIAM MAWAN (BN-SPDP)............3,938
2. Jamal Bin Abdullah @ Tedong ak Gunda (SNAP)...2,741

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................6,762
Peratus/Percentage...............................73.16%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................83
Majoriti/Majority................................1,197

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Seri William Mawan (BN-SPDP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 4,138
Majoriti/Majority: 1,763

N047: BAWANG ASSAN: SARAWAK: 16,743

1. Alice Lau Kiong Yieng (DAP)...................5,508
2. DATUK SERI WONG SOON KOH (BN-SUPP)............7,316

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................12,930
Peratus/Percentage................................77.26%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................106
Majoriti/Majority.................................1,808

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh (BN-SUPP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 6,804
Majoriti/Majority: 2,504

N034: KRIAN: SARAWAK: 11,016

1. Liman ak Sujang (SNAP)..........................216
2. Datuk Peter Nyarok ak Entrie (BN-SPDP)........3,088
3. Banyi ak Beriak (Bebas).........................125
4. ALI AK BIJU (PKR).............................5,178

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................8,674
Peratus/Percentage...............................78.87%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................67
Majoriti/Majority................................2,090

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Peter Nyarok ak Entrie (BN-SPDP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 4,784
Majoriti/Majority: 2,089

7.55pm: Keputusan rasmi


N044: MACHAN: SARAWAK: 9,944

1. Augustine ak Liom @ August Kiom (SNAP)..........338
2. Kong Tat Kim (PCM)..............................696
3. DATUK GRAMONG JUNA (BN-PBB)...................3,683
4. George Chen Nguk Fa (PKR).....................2,054

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................6,880
Peratus/Percentage...............................69.34%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes............................109
Majoriti/Majority................................1,629

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Gramong Juna (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 4,045
Majoriti/Majority: 2,289

7.40pm: Keputusan rasmi

N021: SIMUNJAN: SARAWAK: 10,104

1. MOHD NARODEN MAJAIS (BN-PBB)..................5,465
2. Mashor Hussen (PKR)...........................1,417
3. Zaini bin Le' (Bebas)...........................179
4. Mac Palima ak Nyambil (PCM).....................237

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................7,383
Peratus/Percentage...............................73.29%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................85
Majoriti/Majority................................4,048

Penyandang/Incumbent: Mohd Naroden Majais (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 4,786
Majoriti/Majority: 3,350

N057: BELAGA: SARAWAK: 8,463

1. John Bampa @ Tusau (SNAP).......................368
2. Matthew ak Munan (Bebas).........................27
3. Basah Kesing @ Ali Basah Kesing (PKR).........1,046
4. Michael Jok (Bebas)..............................94
5. Kenneth Adan Silek (Bebas)......................330
6.LIWAN LAGANG (BN-PRS)..........................3,974

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................5,913
Peratus/Percentage...............................69.87%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................74
Majoriti/Majority................................2,928

Penyandang/Incumbent: Liwan Lagang (BN-PRS)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 1,855
Majoriti/Majority: 227

N069: BATU DANAU: SARAWAK: 7,636

1. Dr Lau Liak Koi (PKR).........................1,348
2. Lawrence Cosmas Sunang ak Simpang (SNAP)........140
3. PALU @ PAULUS AK GUMBANG (BN-SPDP)............3,667

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................5,227
Peratus/Percentage...............................68.45%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................72
Majoriti/Majority................................2,319

Penyandang/Incumbent: Palu @ Paulus ak Gumbang (BN-SPDP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 2,961
Majoriti/Majority: 1,262

N070: BA'KELALAN: SARAWAK: 6,958

1. BARU BIAN (PKR)...............................2,505
2. Willie Liau (BN-SPDP).........................2,032

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................4,574
Peratus/Percentage...............................65.90%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................37
Majoriti/Majority..................................473

Penyandang/Incumbent: Balang Rining (BN-SPDP)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 2,064
Majoriti/Majority: 475

7.35pm: Satu lagi orang kuat SUPP Tiong Thai King, adik kepada raja balak, Hiew King, tewas di Dudong.

Beliau tewas kepada calon DAP Yap Hoi Liong DAP dengan majoriti kira-kira 200 undi.

King menerima kekalahannya itu ketika ditemui di ibupejabat SUPP di Sibu.

"Sudah kalah. Tak mahu cakap apa-apa," katanya.

Bila ditanya sama ada beliau akan meminta dilakukan pengiraan semula, beliau menjawab "No Lah".

7.34pm: Keputusan rasmi

N056: BALEH: SARAWAK: 11,287

1. DATUK SERI DR JAMES MASING (BN-PRS)..........5,242
2. Bendindang ak Manjah (PKR)...................1,344

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................6,684
Peratus/Percentage.............................. 59.22%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes..............................0
Majoriti/Majority................................3,898

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Seri Dr James Masing (BN-PRS)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 5,330
Majoriti/Majority: 4,802

N055: KATIBAS: SARAWAK: 8,542

1. DATUK AMBROSE BLIKAU AK ENTURAN (BN-PBB)......3,326
2. Toh Heng San (SNAP).............................897
3. Munan ak Laja (PKR)...........................1,070

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................5,378
Peratus/Percentage...............................63.18%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................85
Majoriti/Majority................................2,256

Penyandang/Incumbent: Datuk Ambrose Blikau ak Enturan (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 3,887
Majoriti/Majority: 3,332

N024: BETING MARO: SARAWAK: 7,868

1. RAZAILI GAPOR (BN-PBB)........................3,069
2. Abang Ahmad Kerdee Abang Masagus (PAS)........2,678

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................5,808
Peratus/Percentage...............................73.82%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes.............................61
Majoriti/Majority..................................391

Penyandang/Incumbent: Bolhassan Di @ Ahmad Di (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 2,796
Majoriti/Majority: 895

N037: DARO: SARAWAK: 7,305

1. MURNI SUHAILI (BN-PBB)........................3,867
2. Jamaludin Ibrahim (PKR).........................475
3. Muhamad Zamhari Berawi (Bebas)..................670
4. Noh @ Muhamad Noh Bakri @ Bakeri (Bebas)........129

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................5,246
Peratus/Percentage...............................72.07%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes............................105
Majoriti/Majority................................3,197

Penyandang/Incumbent: Murni Suhaili (BN-PBB)
(Menang Tidak Bertanding/Won Unopposed)

N038: JEMORENG: SARAWAK: 8,635

1. Asbor Abdullah (Bebas)...........................77
2. Abdul Hafiz Noh (Bebas).......................1,579
3. GANI @ ABU SEMAN JAHWIE (BN-PBB)..............4,505

Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast.......................6,281
Peratus/Percentage...............................72.90%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes............................120
Majoriti/Majority................................2,926

Penyandang/Incumbent: Abu Seman Jahwie (BN-PBB)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 3,567
Majoriti/Majority: 1,710

7.33pm: Analisis: Pakatan gagal untuk menafikan BN kemenangan majoriti dua pertiga.

Seperti yang dijangka, terdapat peralihan sokongan besar di kalangan pengundi Cina kepada pembangkang. Tetapi sokongan dari masyarakat Iban belum mencukupi untuk memboleh PKR merampas beberapa kerusi yang ditandingi di kawasan luar bandar.

Kiraan undi: DAP jauh di hadapan di tiga kerusi majoriti pengundi Cina di Kuching:

Padungan: DAP (9,193), BN (2,603), majoriti 6,590
Pending: DAP (8,232), BN (3,479), majoriti 4,753
Kota Sentosa: DAP (8,656), BN (5,839), majoriti 2,817
Batu Kawah: DAP (832), BN (1,398), majoriti 566

7.10pm: Calon DAP bagi kerusi Piasau, Ling Sie Kiong, mula meraikan kemenangannya. Beliau mendahului dalam pengiraan undi, dan meninggalkan presiden SUPP, Tan Sri George Chan, yang mempertahankan kerusi tersebut.

Piasau
Ling Sie Kiong (DAP): 5,770
Dr George Chan (SUPP): 4,162
Majority: 1,608

Sehingga ini, Ling memperolehi 5,770 undi, berbanding dengan George Chan yang mendapat 4,162 undi. Ling mendahului dengan majoriti 1,608 undi. George Chan merupakan presiden keempat parti komponen BN yang tumbang selepas MIC, Gerakan dan PPP.

Tinggal dua lagi kotak undi untuk dikira.

6.54pm: Menurut sumber-sumber, BN yakin memenangi 52 kerusi - lima kerusi melebihi majoriti dua pertiga - dengan 19 kerusi lagi dengan Pakatan Rakyat.

Unjuran itu dibuat berdasarkan keputusan yang diperolehi sekarang.

6.53pm: PKR mendakwa memenangi kerusi Batu Lintang, kerusi majoriti Cina di Kuching. Peguam See Chee How menang dengan majoriti 2,426 undi.

6.44pm: Calon DAP, Ling Sie Kiong DAP mungkin membuat kejutan besar dalam pilihan raya Sarawak kali ini. Selepas setengah jam pengiraan undi bermula, beliau mendahului untuk mengatasi penyandangnya, presiden SUPP, Dr George Chan dengan majoriti yang besar.

Ling Sie Kiong (DAP): 4,384
Dr George Chan (SUPP): 2,873
Majoriti: 1,511

6.30pm: Daripada 15 kerusi yang ditandingi oleh DAP, parti itu dikatakan mampu menang di 10 kerusi. Dua lagi tewas iaitu di Bawang Assan dan Bukit Kota manakala tiga lagi menghadapi saingan sengit.

DAP masih mendahului di Piasau, yang disandang oleh ketua SUPP Dr George Chan.

DAP: 1,088
SUPP: 771

6.17pm: SUPP dikatakan berjaya mempertanakan Bawang Assan dengan majoriti 1,850 undi. Kerusi itu ditandingi oleh orang kuat Sibu, Datuk Wong Soon Koh yang ditentang oleh Alice Lau. Namun, empat peti undi masih belum dibuka.

6.13pm: Tidak Rasmi: PAS kalah disemua lima kerusi yang ditandinginya - - Tanjung Datu, Muara Tuang, Sadong Jaya, Sebuyau dan Beting Maro.

Ulasan GB: Sekalipun PAS tewas di kelima-lima kerusi, namun terdapat peningkatan undi terutama di Beting Maro dimana PAS hanya tewas lebih kurang 460 undi. Hanya sanya Allah belum izinkan memberikan rezeki kemenangan kepada PAS. InsyaAllah, masanya akan tiba juga PAS berjaya di DUN Sarawak.

6.04pm: Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng berkata DAP hampir pasti mempertahankan Meradong dan mungkin juga merampas Repok dari Supp (kedua-duanya di Sarikei) tetapi tewas di Bukit Raja yang kali pertama ditandinginya.

Bukit Raja mempunyai majoriti pengundi Melayu/Melanau iaitu sebanyak 54.3 peratus manakala pengundi Cina hanya 30.8 peratus.

6.00pm: Keputusan tidak rasmi menunjukkan PAS gagal merampas kerusi Beting Maro dari BN-PBB.

N24 Beting Maro

PAS - 2,578 undi
BN - 3,014 undi
Majoriti - 436 undi
Undi rosak - 48

Komen calon PAS di Beting Maro, Abang Ahmad Kerdee Ahmad Masagus:

"Walaupun kita kalah tetapi masyarakat Cina dan Iban memberikan sokongan penuh kali ini. Cuma di (daerah mengundi) Beladin kita kalah seribu lebih. Saya terimalah kekalahan ini."

Ditanya sama ada puas hati dengan peningkatan undi walau kalah, beliau berkata:

"Mungkin strategi kita agak kurang atau mungkin ada yang terlepas pandang. Saya anggap ini takdir."


Abang Ahmad akan terus membantu penduduk Beting Maro seperti biasa.

Manakala di Sebuyau, calon BN Julaihi Narawi mendahului dengan 2,387 undi. Calon PAS, Adam Ahid mendapat 841 undi manakala seorang calon Bebas hanya mendapat 54 undi.

5.46pm: Menurut sumber, BN berjaya mempertahankan Balingian, Beting Maro, Belaga, Saribas, dan sedang mendahului di Ngemah, Jepak, Katibas, dan Bawang Assan.

5.44pm: Berikut keputusan tidak rasmi pengiraan awal daripada sumber DAP:

Bawang Assan
DAP - Alice Lau - 1161
BN - Wong Soon Koh - 2723

Dudong
DAP - Yap Hoi Liang - 2082
BN - Tiong Thai King - 2862

Bukit Assek
DAP- Wong Ho Leng - 301
BN - Chieng Boon Tuong 265

Meradong
DAP - Ting Tze Fui - 1969
BN - Ling Kie King - 1170

5.32pm: Pengurus Kempen PKR di Ba'Kelalan, Paul Bian mengesahkan abangnya Baru Bian yang juga seorang peguam berjaya dalam cubaan keduanya bagi menawan kerusi yang terletak bersebelahan sempadan Kalimantan di Indonesia itu.

Keputusan tidak rasmi menunjukkan pengerusi PKR Sarawak itu mendahului dengan 540 undi dan masih menunggu sebuah lagi pusat undi yang belum dikira. Pusat itu hanya mempunyai sekitar 100 pengundi.

5.30pm: Di Piasau, timbalan ketua menteri, Tan Sri Dr George Chan memberi cabaran hebat kepada calon DAP Ling Sie Kiong.

Daripada saluran 1 di DM Merbau, Chan mendapat 83 undi manakala Ling pula 90 undi manakala undi rosak - 2.

5.27pm: Ketua Menteri, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud sedang mendahului di Balingian. Dengan lima pusat mengundi dikira, beliau mendapat majoriti 641 undi.

Taib dicabar oleh dua pupunya, bekas timbalan menteri, Datuk Salleh Jafaruddin, yang bertanding sebagai calon Bebas manakala PKR pula meletakkan ahli perniagaan wanita Suriati Abdullah dari PKR.

5.00pm: Semua 1,748 pusat pengundian bagi pilihan raya negeri Sarawak kali ke-10 ditutup tepat pada pukul 5 petang ini, sementara di beberapa tempat pusat penjumlahan undi, pengiraan telah pun bermula.

4.50pm: Menurut sumber DAP, parti itu sedang mendahuli di beberapa kerusi yang ditandinginya.

Di Meradong daripada 12 saluran yang telah dikira, calon DAP Ting Tze Fui mendahuli lawannya dari Supp, Ling Kie King dengan 800 undi.

Pecahan pengundi di Meradong adalah Melanau: 3.08 peratus, Cina: 56.18 peratus, Iban: 35.60 peratus dan bangsa lain 5.16 peratus.

Di Bukit Assek, selepas peti undi di tiga saluran dibuka, DAP mendahului dengan hanya 26 undi.

DAP diwakili oleh pengerusi Sarawak, Wong Ho Leng yang juga MP Sibu. Beliau dicabar oleh Chieng Buong Toon dan seorang calon Bebas.

Di DUN Bawang Assan, selepas 12 saluran dikira DAP ketinggalan dengan 1,200 undi.

Namun kebanyakan yang dibuka bukan daripada kawasan pengundi majoriti Cina.

Ini dianggap kubu kuat Supp yang dipertahankan oleh calon, Datuk Wong Soon Koh

Bawang Assan mempunyai lebih 65 peratus pengundi Cina.

Di Dudong, selepas 13 saluran dikira DAP ketinggalan dengan 650 undi. Namun seperti di Bawang assan, kebanyakan undi yang dikira bukan dari kawasan peti undi majoriti Cina.

DAP diwakili oleh Yap Hoi Liong dan dicabar oleh calon Supp Tiong Thai King.

4.47pm: Keputusan tidak rasmi dari sumber BN:

Semop
BN: 3134
PKR: 468
Bebas: 280

Saribas
BN: 2,105
PKR: 814

Kedua-dua kerusi tersebut adalah majoriti pengundi Melayu/Melanau dan pada pilihan raya negeri 2006 dimenangi oleh calon-calon PBB.

4.35pm: Menurut satu sumber BN, kedudukan terkini keputusan ialah:

BN: 12 kerusi
Pakatan: 1 kerusi

4.24pm: Di Batang Ai, BN sedang mendahului dengan 200 undi daripada undi yang telah dikira.

Namun hampir separuh lagi undi belum dikira khususnya di saluran yang mempunyai bilangan pengundi yang tinggi khususnya di pekan Lubok Antu.

Ini bermakna PKR masih mempunyai peluang untuk membuat kejutan.

4.18pm: Sumber BN mendakwa kerusi Semop yang mempunyai 8891 pengundi - kebanyakan mereka pengundi Melayu/Melanau - berjaya dipertahankan dengan majoriti 2,712.

BN - 3138
PKR - 426
Bebas - 324

BN juga sedang mendahului di lima kawasan majoriti pengundi Melayu/Melayu - Tanjung Datu, Muara Tuang, Sadong Jaya, Beting Maro, Saribas.

Mereka juga sedang mendahului di kerusi majoriti Iban di Layar.

4.10pm: Di Saribas, PKR tewas di semua 12 pusat undi yang dikira setakat ini. Keputusan sebanyak 10 lagi pusat undi belum diketahui.

Majoriti BN di semua 12 pusat mengundi meningkat berbanding pilihan raya 2006.

Adalah dikatakan PBB mengekalkan kerusi tersebut pada pilihan raya lalu dengan 94 undi kerana menurungkan calon yang tidak popular.

Keputusan awal menunjukkan strategi PBB untuk menggantikan penyandangnya, Wahbi Junaidi dengan calon muda Muhammad Razi Sitam, berjaya meningkatkan sokongan.

3.58pm: DAP berkata mereka hampir pasti mengekalkan kerusi Meradong, yang dimenangi oleh penyandangnya, Ting Tze Fui empat tahun lalu. Beliau kini mendahului dengan 459 undi.

Sebelum ini, dengan angkatan kempen BN, DAP bimbang, wanita berusia 27 tahun itu akan dikalahkan.

DAP - 1,072
Supp - 613

3.53pm: Sumber PKR berkata BN mendahului dengan 700 undi di Layar dan masih ada beberapa pusat mengundi yang belum ditutup. Adalah sukar untuk mengatasi majoriti BN itu, kata sumber tersebut.

Kawasan majoriti pengundi Iban di pinggir bandar ini adalah kubu kuat timbalan ketua menterti, Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, yang bertanding bagi kali kelapan.

Beliau dicabar oleh calon PKR Stanny Embat.

3.50pm: Menurut MP Serdang Teo Nie Ching, terdapat perubahaan sikap di kalangan pengundi yang kini cenderung menyokong DAP di Repok.

Di satu saluran, pengiraan awal mendapati DAP menang 165 undi berbanding 135 yang diperolehi 135.

"Ketika 2006 (pilihan raya negeri), kita kalah hanya dengan 23 undi," katanya.

3.48pm: Keputusan tidak rasmi bagi pengiraan awal di Tebedu:
PKR -162
BN - 76
Snap -32
Bebas - 1
Rosak - 1

3.45pm: Sumber PKR berkata BN sedang mendahului dengan 400 undi di Engkilili. Kerusi majoriti pengundi Iban ini dikatakan satu ketika adalah kerusi 'kelabu' BN. Dalam pilihan raya ini, kerusi ini ditandingi oleh BN-Supp, PKR, Snap dan calon Bebas.

3.44pm: Baru Bian dalam twitternya menulis beliau sedang mendahului sekitar 300 undi di Ba'Kelalan. Keputusan tidak rasmi:

PKR - 1747
BN - 1270
Majoriti - 477

3.38pm: Keputusan tidak rasmi - Saribas:

BN- 1638
PKR - 601
Majoriti - 1037

3.35pm: Menurut sumber DAP, parti itu sedang mendahului di dua kerusi - Meradong (berhampiran Sibu), Kidurong (Bintulu) - dalam pengiraan awal. Calon-calon DAP adalah penyandang bagi kedua-dua kerusi Meradong dan Kidurong.

Di Bawang Assan, orang kuat Supp Sibu dikatakan mendapat tentangan hebat daripada pendatang baru dari DAP, Alice Lau.

3.33 pm: PAS dijangka sukar membuat kejutan pada pilihan raya ke-10 Sarawak ini. Daripada lima kerusi yang ditandingi parti itu, setakat ini keputusan awal tidak rasmi menunjukkan calon-calonnya masih ketinggalan.

Berikut antara kerusi tersebut:

N 22 Sebuyau (5.20 petang)
PAS - 719 undi
BN - 1,928 undi
Bebas - 44 undi

N03 Tanjong Datu (5.20 petang)
PAS - 223 undi
BN - 954 undi
Bebas - 50 undi

N20 Sadong Jaya (5.45 petang)
PAS - 1,072 undi
BN - 3,949 undi
Bebas - 402 undi

N 15 Muara Tuang (5.20 petang)
PAS - 575 undi
BN - 1,580 undi
N24 Beting Maro (5.45 petang)
PAS - 2,231 undi
BN - 2,804 undi
Majoriti - 573 undi

3.30pm: Meradong - Calon, DAP Ting Tze Fui sedang mendahului calon Supp Ling Thai King. Ini adalah kerusi majoriti pengundi Cina.

Berdasarkan sambutan terhadap ceramah-ceramah Pakatan Rakyat, BN dikatakan sukat mempertahankan kerusi-kerusi mereka sekitar bandar-bandar utama itu.

Speaker DUN Selangor, Datuk Teng Chang Kim dalam twitternya menulis DAP juga mendahului di semua enam saluran yang sedang dikira.

3.20pm: Setakat ini keputusan tidak rasmi menunjukkan BN sedang mendahului di Tanjung Datu, Sebuyau, Sadong Jaya, Saribas dan Beting Maro.

Pakatan Rakyat yang terdiri daripada gabungan DAP - PKR - PAS pula sedang mengatasi lawan mereka di Krian, Ba'kelalan, Kakus, Tamin, Jepak, Tebedu, Tarat, Meluan dan Bawang Asan.

3.15pm: Sumber DAP pula mendakwa di Bawang Asan, parti itu sedang mendahului 99 undi berbanding 68 yang diperolehi oleh Supp.

3.05pm: Saribas - dilaporkan BN sedang mendahului dengan 872 undi daripada 2000 undi yang telah dikira.

3.01pm: Exco Selangor Xavier Jayakumar, yang berada di Krian, memberitahu Malaysiakini bahawa PKR berjaya merampas kerusi itu.

Katanyanya dengan hanya satu lagi kotak undi yang belum dikira, PKR sedang mendahului SPDP.

PKR - 2,335
SPDP - 1,185

3.01pm: Exco Selangor Xavier Jayakumar, yang berada di Krian, memberitahu Malaysiakini bahawa PKR berjaya merampas kerusi itu.

Katanyanya dengan hanya satu lagi kotak undi yang belum dikira, PKR sedang mendahului SPDP.

PKR - 2,335
SPDP - 1,185

3.00pm: Menurut sumber PAS, keputusan terkini adalah seperti berikut:

N 22 Sebuyau
PAS - 612 undi
BN - 1,409 undi
Bebas - 37 undi

N03 Tanjong Datu
PAS - 127 undi
BN - 636 undi
Bebas - 11 undi

2.46pm: Sumber Pakatan mendakwa ketua PKR Sarawak Baru Bian berjaya merampas Ba'kelalan. Mereka dikatakan sedang mendahului dengan 200 undi manakala beberapa kotak undi yang semuanya di kubu kuat PKR belum dikira.

Semua pusat undi telah ditutup pada jam 1 petang tadi.

2.41pm: Sumber BN mendakwa Semop berjaya dipertahankan parti itu.

Keputusan tidak rasmi:

BN - 8891
PKR - 3546
Bebas - 538
Majoriti - 3008

2.30pm: Di semua kerusi yang ditandingi PAS, pengiraan awal menunjukkan calon-calon BN terus mendahului. Berikut keputusan tidak rasmi:

Tanjung Datu
PAS - 111
BN - 568
Bebas - 11

Sebuyau
PAS - 249
BN - 691
Bebas - 13

Saadong Jaya
PAS - 48
BN 306
Bebas - 27

Beting Maro
PAS - 144
BN - 223
Bebas - 2

Satu lagi kerusi yang ditandingi oleh PAS, Muara Tuang belum ada lagi keputusan.

2.10pm: Menurut sumber BN, PBB juga mendahului di Bukit Saban:

PBB - 89, PKR - 1, Bebas - 0

1.55pm: Di Saribas, BN mendahului dengan 594 undi daripada 1,400 yang dikira.

1.50pm: Menurut PKR, keputusan agak sengit di Ba'Kelalan. Keputusan tidak rasmi menunjukkan calon PKR Baru Bian mendahului:

PKR - 596
BN - 525

1.30pm: Menurut BN, PBB mendahului calon PAS di Beting Maro 288 - 144.

12.54am: PKR mendakwa mereka mendahului di pengiraan awal di Layar dan Meluan.

Namun di Saribas, BN mendahului dengan 343 undi daripada enam pusat undi yang telah dikira. Ini hanay 10 peratus daripada jumlah pengundi.

Saribas dikatakan antara kerusi yang PKR mempunyai peluang cerah untuk menang. Pada pilihan raya lalu BN hanya menang dengan 94 undi.





LAST MINUTE STORY- TAM SIM, OH SIM, BOH SIM! Dr. Sim can't heal! ;)

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 02:18 AM PDT

A last-minute from one of zorro-unmasked's readers in his posting entitled 'DIRECT FROM SIBU':
LAST MINUTE STORY- TAM SIM, OH SIM, BOH SIM! - Subject: FW: A true story from Sayang Sarawak

An elderly man met Dr Sim during his walkabout in Kenyalang Park.

He asked: Doctor I hear you are a skillful doctor of the heart.

Dr Sim: Yes I believe so.

Old man: Tell me doc, there are two heart ailments I want to ask if you can heal?

Dr Sim: Yes, what are they?

Old man: Can you heal "tam sim" (a greedy heart) and "oh sim" (an evil heart?)

Dr Sim: speechless and walks away…

Dr Sim is BN candidate for N.10 Pending against Violet Yong of DAP.


Speech at Penang Earth Day

Posted: 16 Apr 2011 01:50 AM PDT

2011年第三届槟州地球日[全民环保蔬食日] – 黄汉伟行政议员致 开幕词
(17-04-2011)

大会顾问 丹斯里拿督陈国平
大会主席 温秀枝医师
韩江中学校长 江美俐硕士
各位讲师、各位来宾
大家早上好,
槟州地球日今年已经迈向第三届了,而今年的主题是[全民环保蔬食日]。 环保和减少吃肉是维护地球的重要方法,在这几年,世界各地发生了大大小小的天灾,好像最近的日本大地震,海啸等等,这些都是地球给我们人类的明示,地球已经严重的生病了,如果我们还再为维护地球出一份力,我相信世界末日也是可能发生的事情。

现在全球暖化,是我们人类现在所面对的危机,拯救地球需要靠大家的力量,只有提高人民对地球的醒觉及教育群众用最生活化、简单化及普遍化,人人都可以从家开始快速有效的以实际行动来拯救地球。全球温室效应气体排放有二成是来自动物养殖业。每家每户厨房的肉食更是当前全球暖化急速恶化的最大主因之一。各国环保团体或组织纷纷成立[蔬食抗暖化联盟],鼓励民众多吃素、少吃肉,减少排放二氧化碳,也减少饲养动物所消耗的谷物。

拯救地球,人人有责,教育是其中的一个重要环节,我们应该从小培养孩子对地球抱着感恩的心,共同耕耘珍惜地球,使得代代都能与地球和谐共生。今天,我希望家长能乘今天难得的机会,带你的孩子们参观教育走廊或听听讲座,让他们了解全球暖化的严重性,了解什么是环保3R及如何制作环保酵素,大家还可现场自己制作及带一瓶环保酵素回家。

1962年,瑞秋卡森寫了一本書名為"寂靜的春天".從那時起,人們開始更加意識到農藥的毒性作用。

這種早期的環保意識逐步擴大到擁抱關注城市空氣污染,由於城市擴張,工業廢水排放到湖泊和河流。這些關注開動環保運動,並最終產生的立法旨在保護及恢復清潔的空氣和水。

我正在讀一本由托馬斯弗里德曼 (Thomas Friedman) 2008年寫了一本書名為
"又熱又平又擠:為什麼世界需要一場綠色革命"(Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why the World needs a green revolution".

弗里德曼解釋了如何全球變暖,人口迅速增長和驚人的擴展,中產階級通過全球化產生的現象,就是"又熱, 又平,又擠".

我們必須努力取代我們浪費的做法與保護資源。他提出,所有產品組件,可設計為再循環.

"消除浪費的概念。不要只送東西垃圾堆填區和焚化爐,我們把它們納入封閉循環,使我們可以使用他們一遍又一遍。弗里德曼提出:"我們消除廢物的概念 - 一切都在一個封閉的循環"。我們期待所有這些材料,而不是擔心他們最終將會在一個垃圾填埋場或焚燒爐。我們設計的時候完全回收,所以他們回歸自然或循環。


這必須成為一個環境意識的運動,並最終成為公共政策。

只从308以后,槟州政府积极努力的维护大环境,首先鼓励大家减少使用塑胶袋,每星期一天无塑胶袋日到今年的每日无塑胶袋日,目的也是希望教育大众多用在循环物品,如环保袋代替塑胶袋;传统饭格代替宝利龙饭盒等等。除了维护大环境,我们周围环境的清洁也是不能忽视的,槟州地方政府所推从"绿意槟州" 也获得了大家的支持与配合。

今年的主题 - [全民环保蔬食日],主办单位非常的慷慨,提供了约4500份的免费素食给大家享用,大家只要携带自己的餐具就可。

最后,我也谢谢各协办单位的配合及支持,有了大家的支持我相信槟城必成为一个人人向往居住的绿色城市。节省资源;重视环保, 照顾地球人人有责。

谢谢。


Sunday lunch @ WIP Bangsar Shopping Complex: Beef Pasta Carbonara!

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 11:41 PM PDT

 RM26 for Pasta Carbonara - Pricey but yummy!

Nice naan!


My campaign trail in rural areas

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 11:26 PM PDT

For those who want to hear more from me about my campaign trail in Kuching during the ongoing Sarawak state election, I would like to apologise that I could not write anything until now since my arrival on 5th April.I will be in Sarawak until 18th April and during this long campaign period I will be taking care and sometimes, even lead the campaign in DUN Batu Kawah in which the DAP is contesting


Are Sarawakians aware of this?

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 11:11 PM PDT

"Muslim group declares jihad against 'extremist' Christians," by Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani for Malaysian Insider

Pembela spokesman Dr Yusri Mohamad accused Christians in Malaysia of harbouring a hidden agenda. — Pic by Jack Ooi
KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — An umbrella coalition of Muslim groups held a protest today and declared they were willing to shed blood against 'extremist' Christians that insult and ridicule the position of Islam in the country. The Muslim Organisations in Defence of Islam (Pembela), comprising 20 groups, protested after Friday prayers at the National Mosque against Putrajaya's release of Malay-language bibles and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's promise to never impound the Alkitab again.

A group of 30 men dressed in white shirts and skullcaps gathered at the main entrance of the mosque after prayers with placards saying "Allah is great! We Ansarullah (helpers of Allah) are watching you!" Group spokesman Dr Yusri Mohamad said that the Christians are beginning to challenge and dismantle the status and sovereignty of Islam as the state religion.

"Pembela found that statements and actions (by Christian groups) are made to further challenge the sovereignty of Islam. This is not acceptable to Pembela because it implies that there is a larger agenda to be achieved by this group apart from the bible issues alone "Pembela believe that despite the bible issue there is a hidden mission to open the Muslim community in Malaysia to apostasy, or at least inject religious pluralism, secularism and extreme-liberalism which can erode the integrity and identity of Muslims in Malaysia," he said while addressing a crowd of over 50 over a loudhailer.

Yusri also asked Christian groups to stop their confrontational approach and to apologise to Muslims for wounding the community. He stressed that all Muslim leaders regardless of political affiliation should not mortgage Islam because it will undermine the country's nation-building process. "We are also not comfortable with the approach of allowing non-Muslim leaders to become spokesmen for the government and the opposition in this issue because this involves Islam and Muslim leaders must step forward to address this issue.

"We ask all Muslim leaders to unite against extremist Christians that challenge and insult Islam," he said.

A group of 30 men gathered at the main entrance of the National Mosque after prayers today. — Pic by Jack Ooi



Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia's (ISMA) secretary-general, Aminuddin Yahaya, added that that country has been soiled by foreign elements.

"Malaysia was tanah melayu, tanah Islam. But when British colonialists came to our land, they also brought Christianity with them.

"We are being taken over by colonialists through their demands once again. We must unite and not compromise with those that insult our religion. We are willing to die for Islam and our country!" he said.

The Muslim coalition also reiterated its threat to challenge Putrajaya's 10-point solution to the bibles row in court.

However the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) said yesterday it was unconvinced with the Najib administration's 10-point solution to the Alkitab row, calling it "ad hoc and short term" and pointing out that it still did not address the impasse over the use of the word "Allah".

CFM president Ng Moon Hing said while the 10-point solution had dealt with the impounding of the Alkitab, it had failed to address the root cause of Christian discontent — the prohibition of publications containing the word "Allah".

The government is still locked in a legal dispute with the Catholic Church over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims to refer to God, as Islamic enactments in 10 states prohibit this practice.

With the Sarawak polls looming tomorrow, the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration had sought to pacify the Christian community by ordering the release of the holy books, and later drafting the 10-point solution early this month to resolve all future disputes in the matter.

The solution, however, stipulates two separate sets of rules for Christians living on either side of the South China Sea. For those in the east Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, the distribution and printing of such books have been allowed, due to the large Christian community. Sarawak is home to the country's largest Christian population. But the Cabinet insists that Malay-language bibles in the peninsula be marked with a cross and the words "Christian Publication" on the front cover.


Lessons from the Giraffe

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 10:40 PM PDT

This is an oldie that has made its round in the email circuit but I am reposting it as it has valuable lessons for all of us. Take care and have a great day!

Bringing a giraffe into the world is a tall order. A baby giraffe falls 10 feet from its mother's womb and usually lands on its back. Within seconds it rolls over and tucks its legs under its body. From this position it considers the world for the first time and shakes off the last vestiges of the birthing fluid from its eyes and ears. Then the mother giraffe rudely introduces its offspring to the reality of life.


In his book, A View from the Zoo, Gary Richmond describes how a newborn giraffe learns its first lesson.

The mother giraffe lowers her head long enough to take a quick look. Then she positions herself directly over her calf. She waits for about a minute, and then she does the most unreasonable thing. She swings her long, pendulous leg outward and kicks her baby, so that it is sent sprawling head over heels.

When it doesn't get up, the violent process is repeated over and over again. The struggle to rise is momentous. As the baby calf grows tired, the mother kicks it again to stimulate its efforts. Finally, the calf stands for the first time on its wobbly legs.

Then the mother giraffe does the most remarkable thing. She kicks it off its feet again. Why? She wants it to remember how it got up. In the wild, baby giraffes must be able to get up as quickly as possible to stay with the herd, where there is safety. Lions, hyenas, leopards, and wild hunting dogs all enjoy young giraffes, and they'd get it too, if the mother didn't teach her calf to get up quickly and get with it.

The late Irving Stone understood this. He spent a lifetime studying greatness, writing novelized biographies of such men as Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, Sigmund Freud, and Charles Darwin.

Stone was once asked if he had found a thread that runs through the lives of all these exceptional people. He said, "I write about people who sometime in their life have a vision or dream of something that should be accomplished and they go to work.

"They are beaten over the head, knocked down, vilified, and for years they get nowhere. But every time they're knocked down they stand up. You cannot destroy these people. And at the end of their lives they've accomplished some modest part of what they set out to do."

-Author Unknown-


田馥甄 – 寂寞寂寞就好

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 10:04 PM PDT

歌曲: 施人誠
歌詞: 楊子樸
導演: 徐筠軒

還是原來那個我 不過流掉幾公升淚所以變瘦
對著鏡子我承諾 遲早我會換這張臉一堆笑容
不算什麼 愛錯就愛錯
早點認錯 早一點解脫

我寂寞寂寞就好
這時候誰都別來安慰 擁抱
就讓我一個人去痛到受不了
想到 快瘋掉 死不了就還好

我寂寞寂寞就好
你真的不用來我回憶裡 微笑
我就不相信我會笨到 忘不了
賴著 不放掉 人本來就寂寞的
借來的都該還掉
我總會把你戒掉

還是原來那個你 是我自己做夢你有改變什麼
再多的愛也沒用 每個人有每個人的業障因果
會有什麼 什麼都沒有 早點看破 才看的見以後

我寂寞寂寞就好
這時候誰都別來安慰 擁抱
就讓我一個人去痛到受不了
想到 快瘋掉 死不了就還好

我寂寞寂寞就好
你真的不用來我回憶裡 微笑
我就不相信我會笨到 忘不了
賴著 不放掉 人本來就寂寞的
我總會把你戒掉

因为我发觉是我天真的梦,
梦到你要为了我改变什么。
始终相信你会带给我快乐,
就快三年才发现是个骗局。
就请你让我寂寞寂寞就好,
就让我的心静静的流泪着,
坚信会有一天我会忘记你。


Filed under: Entertainment, Heartfelt


田馥甄 – 我想我不會愛你

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 09:34 PM PDT

我想我不會愛你
詞/曲: 呂康惟 編曲: JerryC

你的呼吸 穿過身體 我來不及反應
你的聲音 躲在耳裡 讓我生病

謝謝 你給的讓我沉迷 讓我丟掉了姓名
在好奇的時候 拉不住眼睛
我想我不會愛你 這樣下去 渺小的自尊都快要拋棄
我想我不會愛你 只是也許

你的嘆息 散落一地 讓我歇斯底里
靠得太近 一不小心 弄傷自己

謝謝 你給的讓我沉迷 讓我困住了自己
在迷路的時候 捨不得離去

我想我不會愛你 這樣下去 渺小的自尊都快要拋棄
我想我不會恨你 傷的痕跡 住在我心底變成了祕密
我想我不會愛你 害怕失去 所以逞強的遠遠看著你
我想我不會恨你 只是也許


Filed under: Entertainment, Heartfelt


No Malaysian race can have all they want but Taib has almost all he wants

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 09:34 PM PDT

Dr M - No single Malaysian race can have all they want
Friday, April 15th, 2011 22:17:00
MUKAH: In a multiracial country like Malaysia, no single race can get 100 per cent of their rights fulfilled, says former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"It is very important for the people to understand and accept the fact that we cannot get all our demands.
"We need to sacrifice some of our rights to accommodate others in order to create a peaceful and stable society for greater development, progress and prosperity," he said when speaking at the "Berambeh Jegem (Get-Together) with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad" event, here, today.
Also present were Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and wife Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib. Abdul Taib is defending his Balingian seat in the state election tomorrow.
A large crowd of about 3,000 people turned up at the Kingwood Resort where Dr Mahathir attended the function.
The former premier also talked at length on the need to have a strong, formidable and responsible government to create jobs and business opportunities to enable the people to earn regular income and enjoy a better living standard.
"This had been and is the policy of the government of Malaysia under past prime ministers Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tun Abdul Razak, Tun Hussein Onn, myself, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and current Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak," he said.
Dr Mahathir called on all Malaysians, particularly Sarawakians, to be knowledgeable and wise in discharging their democratic rights to safeguard the peace, unity and harmony prevalent among Malaysians.
He also reminded Malaysians to refrain from being confrontational but to be tolerant and accommodative as the country moved forward to become a developed nation in the near future.
Dr Mahathir said the poor distribution of wealth in Africa and Middle Eastern countries was the main cause of unhappiness and dissatisfaction among the poor and ordinary people.
He praised Najib's leadership, saying he had full confidence in him. He said Najib should be supported by all Malaysians, irrespective of race, creed and faith.


Pros in the city

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 09:18 PM PDT

I've an old school mate working in the United States. Near Washington DC, to be more precise. I've known him to be working there for donkey's years. So long, in fact, that I don't know when it was that he had settled down there. We usually keep in touch by emails only and once in a very long while, he'd come back to his old hometown for a visit to his remaining relatives here. Unfortunately, these visits also getting fewer and farther apart before the old folks are getting less.

But that's beside the point. He often tells me that if ever I'm in his part of the world, I should give him a shout. There are lots of cultural events the whole year round in America's capital city but if I'm game enough to go there in winter, I should pencil in the annual DC New Years Eve Gala. "There's no New Years Eve party like this one," he assured me.

"It's very cosmopolitan," he said. Huh, even through email, I could detect his gushing enthusiasm. "You won't feel out of place. Come here, lah, to savour the delights of the various continents. It's not only about food, you know, it's also about music, culture and people." Wonderful, isn't he? He's more than 30 years out of the country but that little "lah" in the conversation betrays his origin. Our little inflexion of the English language. Just can't get it out of our system.

Sounds so very interesting. People? Meeting 3,000 partying people? Erm, maybe not my kind of crowd. Will be kind out of place, even should my friend pulls me along. But music, that's okay with me. Culture, that's okay with me too. Why don't you go give them a virtual tour first, he suggested. So I did and I ended up at this New Year DC site.

Yah, my friend wasn't joking. Even for us Asians who may happen to work or visit the States at the end of year, the Professionals In The City's annual New Years Eve Washington DC Gala is indeed a rousing event for everyone regardless of ethnicity. The organisers claim to have searched the world for the best New Year celebrations and combined them all into one truly unforgettable evening, and they have been doing this for more than a decade. It's become an institution.

For example, there was a Latin Fusion Salsa Room for everyone to samba the night away to their live salsa band. Don't know how to? There were even on-the-spot lessons. Cool. Samba's a nice lively dance. Or maybe a Mexico City Fiesta to get your blood up. There was also the elegance of Viennese music to waltz to, played by a live orchestra.

For us Asians who may want to be closer to home, my friend told me the organisers had lined up an East Asian themed Fountain of Youth with music and culture most popular in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Kyoto. Or maybe, stray into the Bollywood Hills Underground Club to enjoy exotic Hindi, Punjabi, Ghazals and Bollywood pop songs, and learn Bollywood dances. And not forgetting the chance for anyone to show off their talents - good or bad - in the Japanese Karaoke Room.

All very interesting, right? Maybe, lah, I wrote back to my friend. Maybe, if I do pass halfway around the way and happen to be in his neighbourhood, I'll give him a call. In the meanwhile, he can go to this year-end's New Year's Eve Gala by himself first. And tell me later. Haha...

This was what I found on the Internet. Gosh, it's really wild and exciting:

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Drunk graduate, Khairulddin Mohammad Yahya 'behaved like terrorist'

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 10:52 PM PDT

Dey Interlok, who actually is the kaki botoi given the opportunity? Who says our NEP has failed?..... here's proof that it hasn't!!! Very terror one la Malaysians....can get honours from Melbourne University.... become a Chemical Engineer.... get drunk on MAS, and act like a complete bufoon...... Malaysia Boleh!!

A MAGISTRATE has told a Melbourne University honours graduate, who had to be handcuffed and then bound to his seat by crew during a flight from Malaysia, that he had behaved like a terrorist. Khairulddin Mohammad Yahya swore loudly at the inflight supervisor and poked him in the chest before the captain left the cockpit to deal with him.

Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday heard that Yahya, 22, swore loudly at the supervisor while a passenger told his mother to shut him up because he was frightening people. Prosecutor Aman Dhillon told the court that Yahya repeatedly left his economy seat and sat next to his mother in business class after her requests for his upgrade were refused.
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Mr Dhillon said hours after the Malyasian Airlines flight left Kuala Lumpur on July 22 last year, he was seen in the vacant seat next to his mother. He complied with a request to return to his seat but, soon after, reappeared whereupon the supervisor detected alcohol on him. Mr Dhillon said that several hours before landing Yahya again sat in business where he called the supervisor a ''motherf-----'' and to ''f--- all of you''.

The captain, who noticed Yahya slurred his words and smelt of alcohol, asked his mother to tell him to return to his seat and stop harassing the crew. Yahya complied, but later returned four times to business class before he was handcuffed in his seat and then was restrained with his ankles tied with tape. Mr Dhillon said his mother tried to loosen the handcuffs and lead Yahya to the toilet, then she began screaming hysterically and fell to the floor as he shouted threats.

When the plane landed, he co-operated with police. Mr Dhillon said some crew felt threatened and some passengers appeared stressed and frightened. One was crying. Defence lawyer Anna Balmer said Yahya was ''somewhat intoxicated'' but wanted to sit with his mother who had medical conditions that included chronic anxiety, neurosis and depression. Ms Balmer said Yahya, a chemical engineer, acted uncharacteristically with poor judgment and behaviour, and that a conviction could jeopardise his visa status and work.

Senior magistrate Dan Muling told Yahya, who pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on an aircraft, that he was out of control. ''It's like you're a terrorist on a plane,'' Mr Muling said.

Yahya was convicted and fined $1500. Sydney Morning Herald


Rector, Professor U Tun Thin was one of my mentors

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 09:02 PM PDT

I started to play chess in high School but could not "waste time" for this game as I need to concentrate on my studies and tennis. Later while doing Internship (House Surgeon) in A Ba U Tun Thin ward, I even read a lot of books and played thoroughly partly because I like the chess, I got spare time in the ward and also to please my boss as he used to play table tennis and chess.

A competitive table tennis game.

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Of course, I started also to play table tennis in his ward, MU III. Prof. U tun Thin had an extension at the back of his ward where there was a table tennis court, place to play chess, a mini library, a mini lab and a place for the House Surgeon and Assistant Surgeons could rest. 

And I concentrate on chess again later so that I could teach my eldest son. Rector, Professor U Tun Thin was one of my mentors.

Mentor: (from Wikipedia) a trusted friend, counselor or teacher, usually a more experienced person. Some professions have "mentoringprograms" in which newcomers are paired with more experienced people, who advise them and serve as examples as they advance. Schools sometimes offer mentoring programs to new students, or students having difficulties.

Today mentors provide expertise to less experienced individuals to help them advance their careers, enhance their education, and build their networks. In many different arenas people have benefited from being part of a mentoring relationship.

The black king has been checkmated; the game is over, assuming that there are no other pieces (not visible in the picture) that could capture the queen.

The term checkmate (from Wikipedia) is an alteration or Hobson-Jobson of the Persian phrase "Shāh Māt" which means, literally, "the King is helpless" (or "ambushed", "defeated", or "stumped", but not "dead").[3][4] It is a common misconception that it means "the King is dead", as chess reached Europe via the Islamic world, and Arabic māta مَاتَ means "died" or "is dead" (Hooper & Whyld 1992), (Davidson 1949:70), (Sunnucks 1970), (McKean 2005), (Golombek 1976:27).[5]

Moghadam traced the etymology of the word mate. It comes from a Persian verb mandan, meaning "to remain", which is cognate with the Latin word manco. It means "remained" in the sense of "abandoned" and the formal translation is "surprised", in the military sense of "ambushed" (not in the sense of "astonished"). So the king is in mate when he is ambushed, at a loss, or abandoned to his fate (Davidson 1949:70–71).

The term "checkmate" also has origins in the term "check", which means temporarily stop, and which also is in the chessplaying context related to the term "chess", which derives from the French word "echecs", which is derived from the alternating black and white pattern of an eschequier, or counting table, a pattern which was duplicated in larger form in some countries on the floor of the exchequer, a central bank, and whence such related terms as "checkers" and "checkered" were brought about.

The term checkmate has come to mean in modern parlance an irrefutable and strategic victory.

Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess (and in other boardgames of the chaturanga family) in which one player's king is threatened with capture (in check) and there is no way to meet that threat. Or, simply put, the king is under direct attack and cannot avoid being captured. Delivering checkmate is the ultimate goal in chess: a player who is checkmated loses the game. In normal chess the king is never actually captured – the game ends as soon as the king is checkmated because checkmate leaves the defensive player with no legal moves.[note 1] In practice, most players resign an inevitably lost game before being checkmated. It is considered bad etiquette to continue playing in a completely hopeless position (Burgess 2000:481).[note 2]

If a king is under attack but the threat can be met, then the king is said to be in check, but is not in checkmate. If a player is not in check but has no legal move (that is, every possible move would put the king in check), the result of the game is stalemate, and the game ends in a draw (but in other variants, it is a loss for the stalemated player). (See rules of chess.)

A checkmating move is denoted in algebraic chess notation with the hash symbol (#) – for example, 34.Qh8# or by "++". (The symbol "++" is sometimes used to indicate double check.)

Table tennis (from Wikipedia), also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using table tennis rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. A skilled player can impart several varieties of spin to the ball, altering its trajectory and limiting an opponent's options to great advantage.

Table tennis is controlled by the worldwide organization International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), founded in 1926. ITTF currently includes 210 member associations.[1] The table tennis official rules are specified in the ITTF handbook.[2] Since 1988, table tennis has been an Olympic sport,[3] with several event categories. In particular, from 1988 until 2004, these were: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles and women's doubles. Since 2008 the doubles have been replaced by the team events.

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A Heck Of A Year…

Posted: 15 Apr 2011 08:00 PM PDT

As the small team at Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak look back at our work over the past year, we feel that one way we can assess our impact is through the reaction we have provoked.
Massive and unprecedented Cyber-attacks!  Dozens of rival websites! Legal threats! US PR companies hired to write articles against us and then today a last desperate jamming attempt to knock our radio show off the air.  What better confirmation could we have asked for that our work has had an effect?

Meanwhile, like all of you, we have been watching the swelling crowds of voters gathering on the streets of towns throughout Sarawak calling for change and renewal and we can see why the perpetrators of these attacks are so worried. If we have played even the smallest part in helping the people of Sarawak to understand their situation and look for a solution, then we are deeply proud.
When we started investigating the situation in Sarawak, with the new blog Sarawak Report early last year, matters seemed very desperate indeed.  The world's most beautiful rainforest country was on the brink of total and utter destruction.  It still is.
But there was a hope, that the coming election might just help rid the poor people of Sarawak of the appalling parasite that is Taib Mahmud and end his pernicious policies of self-enrichment.  And there was a team of decent, law-abiding, right-minded and clever people ready to take his place – the capable and united PR opposition coalition.
We were convinced that what people needed was information and courage.  Taib had covered up his greedy corruption by controlling all the media and forcing them to pour out his dusty old claptrap about 'progress and development'.  No journalist could mention that only Taib and his small body of cronies were really benefiting. No one was allowed to point out that in fact Sarawakians, despite the wealth of their country, were being pitifully left behind in the modern world.
Neither was anyone investigating the sheer thuggery and brutality that was keeping the village folk from protesting against the rape of their lands and their forests.  The gangs from Sibu who would beat up anyone who stood in the loggers' way.  After decades of such captivity people's minds had closed, they could see no hope and no way forward.
So, we decided that we would do our best to use the internet to bring information to the people.  All the scandals and corruption that Taib had been covering up. Already brave bloggers like Hornbill Unleashed, Broken Shield, Dayak Baru, Dayak Nation were speaking out and getting an enthusiastic response. We wanted to show that it was possible and right to expose Taib and criticise Taib and show what the rest of the world thinks about people like Taib.
Will it be able to help stop BN buying the election yet again?  Prime Minister Najib Razak has flown in to take charge of the campaign and throw promises and money about like confetti.  This is illegal behaviour from the most senior politician in Malaysia.  He betrays himself, his country and all the values of honesty and religion in such immoral acts and he will have to live with that shame whether he wins or loses.  We will know tomorrow.
People in Sarawak know better than to believe the promises of a proven gang of thieves, who have robbed them year after year.  They know how little worth there is in an offer to return land from a gang who stole it in the first place.  But BN don't just bribe and bully, they rig elections.  We will know tomorrow whether the thieves from Malaysia have once again stolen this election.
Unravelling the corruption of Taib Mahmud
So, while we wait, here is a reminder of what we have been unravelling for the people of Sarawak over the past year.  The reason why they wanted to shut us up.
We began by examining the information about Taib's foreign property wealth, which was information that impoverished local researchers had found expensive and hard to find out about.  Even a foreign company search for a few dollars was hard for most Sarawakians to find, so this is where we began.
Foreign property wealth


SAKTO - We do not believe we have exposed a fraction of Taib's real foreign property investments.  We could have reported on numerous leads and suspicions, but we have disciplined ourselves to only reporting on what we can truly verify, through documented evidence.  First we broke the story about the massive, multi-million dollar properties belonging to SAKTO, started under the names of Taib's daughter Jamilah, brother Onn and son Mahmud Taib and now run by Jamilah and her husband Sean Murray.  The pictures of these buildings astonished Sarawakians.
Ridgeford – We had been told about Ridgeford Properties through a completely separate source.  Someone who was worried because they believed they were having dealings with a company owned by a family that was causing terrible deforestation in Borneo!  When we finally got the name of this company, we searched on the web and saw that it called itself the 'sister company' of SAKTO  and was run by the family of Jamilah's husband Sean Murray!
SAKTI – Separately again, we had heard through another source that there was a branch of SAKTO in the US.  Someone had been approaching newspapers and NGOs complaining about the company.  Every time we searched for Sakto we found nothing in the United States, but then finally an American pointed out that we had got the spelling wrong!  SAKTI is also owned by the Taib family and also now run by Jamilah's husband Sean (known as Hisham in Sarawak).  Through Ross Boyert, a former company employee who was found dead a few weeks after we interviewed him last year, we gained documents which proved that Taib was the real owner of Sakti.
Sitehost – Next we moved to Australia, where the Taibs have wide-ranging businesses and connections with a number of property ventures.  Many have testified that Taib does most of his business through nominees, but we only featured Mahmud possessions for which we have concrete evidence.  These included the Adelaide Hilton complex, the most expensive flat sold in Sydney and one of the fanciest houses in the capital.  Also hotels and restaurants.
By this time people were contacting us from Sarawak, asking us to cover internal corruption as well.  We started to develop contacts right within the Mahmud and BN hierarchy and we started to learn just how disgusted and disaffected most of even the most important people in Sarawak were by the greed and dishonesty of Taib's regime.
We started to cover the Landgrabs, like Raziah's attempt to take NCR forest land at Sebangan for just RM250 per family, while she stood to make millions.
We then covered the skimming of government contracts by the Mahmuds – the Kuching sewerage system that Raziah's Kumpulan Construction made 78 ringgit profit from sub-contracting!
We investigated how in companies like Sanyan, one of Sarawak's biggest logging companies, it could be seen how the Mahmuds only gave permits to cronies if they agreed to give at least half the profits to them.
After that the information just kept pouring in.  The landgrabs and the timber contracts.  We started to build up a shocking dossier on Taib Mahmud's money politics in Sarawak.  The corruption surrounding Kuching's new Heart Hospital was just one example of this!
The Landgrabs
Then we got our hands on some vital information.  The Land and Survey documents that showed just who had been getting land from Taib's government over the past few years for plantations.  Much of it Native Customary Rights Land.  Our painstaking research was helped by some wonderful insiders who helped us work out what was happening.
Matching the records with company searches and with announcements by public companies and reports, we started to unravel how the vast majority of the lands taken by the government have been given to Taib's family, cronies and political associates.
We also showed the huge profits that were being made by these people as they sold the territories on to commercial companies.  The full scale of the corruption started to unravel.  Taib's own involvement and ownership of many of the landgrab companies, also.  We featured the suffering of the people of Sarawak, deprived of their lands and receiving nothing in return.
The Public Contracts
Likewise, we started to point to some of the examples of favouritism in State and Federal contracts – all of which seem to go to companies owned by the Mahmuds.  Taib's involvement in a company should be enough to PRECLUDE it from receiving public contracts, but to the contrary in the corrupted Sarawak it had become a virtual necessity!
We showed the meanness and greediness of the Taibs as they set about swallowing everything they could in Sarawak and we pointed out that this is not how it should be and not how it need be!
Meanwhile, something was starting to happen.  Our hits on Sarawak Report grew and grew and by this time we had also started Radio Free Sarawak to make sure that our news got to the people of the interior as well – the people with no internet or even newspapers could hear our message now and they started to buy SW radios to make sure they could!
The more they attacked us the better we did!
As the going got tough our supporters got more loyal.  After the cyber-attacks at the weekends the hits on our refugee sites went up through the 100,000 a day mark and the story became the fact there were no more short-wave radios left to buy in Sarawak!
So, we have done our best to bring out the information in order that the people going to vote tomorrow understand the issues and the choices they have.  We hope they chose an honest leadership under PR's Baru Bian and Wong Ho Leng, two lawyers who care about the justice for the people.
It remains to thank the tiny team of brave volunteers who came over to London and risked everything to help run Radio Free Sarawak.  They did it for you and the future of Sarawak.
We will get back to you after the election!


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