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Monday, January 5, 2009

*XxxXx ke tu ? *Atau masih lagi bo-pik..bo-pik tak henti TAK SEDAR ?

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SU Umno PJS: Ketua 'cawangan hantu' sertai PAS
Jimadie Shah Othman Dec 31, 08 7:08pm
Pemimpin Umno cawangan yang mengikut langkah bekas ketua bahagian Petaling Jaya Selatan, Datuk Zahar Hashim minggu lalu didakwa datang daripada "cawangan hantu".

Setiausaha bahagian itu Mohamad Yahya Sudin mendedahkan, cawangan-cawangan berkenaan hanya wujud menjelang mesyuarat agung tahunan Umno sahaja.

Susulan itu, tambahnya, Umno bahagian itu masih kuat dan berfungsi seperti biasa walaupun tanpa bekas ketuanya itu yang menyertai PAS pada 24 Disember lalu.

Menurutnya lagi, angka sebenar ketua-ketua cawangan Umno yang melompat parti dikenal pasti dalam mesyuarat khas malam tadi di sebuah hotel di Petaling Jaya.

Dipengerusikan timbalan ketua bahagian itu Datuk Raja Hapipudin Raja Nong Chik, mesyuarat tersebut membincangkan usaha memantapkan Umno Petaling Jaya Selatan selepas menerima tamparan hebat akibat tindakan mengejut Zahar.

Bekas kapten bersara itu - yang mendedahkan isu pembelian helikopter Eurocopter – mendakwa 28 ketua cawangan dan 13 ahli jawatankuasa (AJK) bahagian mengikut jejak langkahnya.

Tidak menolak jumlah ketua cawangan tersebut yang berbuat demikian, Yahya berkata sebahagiannya bukan cawangan yang sah atau "cawangan hantu."

Beliau bagaimanapun menjelaskan hanya tujuh daripada 39 AJK bahagian itu yang meninggalkan Umno, bukan 13 orang seperti yang didakwa.

"Itu pun ahli jawatankuasa yang dilantik, bukan dipilih," tambahnya.

Yahya berkata, daripada tujuh AJK itu pula, empat daripadanya merupakan “orang Zahar” yang menguruskan pejabat Umno bahagian dan dibayar gaji oleh bekas ketua itu.

Umno Petaling Jaya Selatan mempunyai 39 AJK – 20 dipilih, sepuluh dilantik dan sembilan lagi mewakili sayap-sayap Pemuda, Wanita dan Puteri.

Bahagian itu juga mempunyai lebih 100 cawangan dengan jumlah keanggotaan lebih kurang 20,000 orang.

Anwar-Topple Timing Gone ! Now Facing Reality to Console Your Committed ones !

05th January Malaysiaparty 's [NOW] News of Week
(picked from themalaysianinsider.com) :

Pakatan Rakyat woes

JAN 2 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim knew it. He knew that once the excitement of pushing Barisan Nasional all the way on March 8 was replaced by greed, personal interest, petty politics, narrow political ideology and race issues, he would have a battle keeping the dream of a two party system alive.

That is why he huffed and puffed and talked up the possibilities of a mass crossover of elected representatives from the Barisan Nasional to Pakatan Rakyat from the word go. There was an element of self interest, sure. After spending six years in prison, having his reputation pockmarked by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and written off as a historical footnote, nothing would have satisfied him more than being sworn is as the prime minister of Malaysia.

But it was not all about satisfying one man’s ambition. He knew that the euphoria which accompanied the Opposition’s super showing in Election 2008 could not be maintained indefinitely. At some point, the heady mix of social activists, educationists, career politicians, professionals that made up Pakatan Rakyat would clash, the result of inexperience in governing; unrealistic expectations and differences in ideology.

Truth be told, this mixed constituency was a major plus point for the coalition during the election. They allowed Pakatan Rakyat to reach out to a wider spectrum of voters than the Barisan Nasional and allowed Pakatan Rakyat candidates to speak more convincingly on an important raft of issues, from corruption to the rights of Indians.

But Anwar knew that it would only be a matter of time before the hardliners in Pas lifted the lid on their pet topic — hudud and the Islamic state. This conservative spine of the party reluctantly agreed to put their main platform on the backburner in the run up to the polls. With elections over and Pas in a strong position, it was going to be more challenging persuading Pas leaders to keep their calling card buried. Once hudud was raised again, DAP’s veteran politicians would strike back. This scenario is being played out right now following comments made by Pas’ Husam Musa during a debate with Umno’s Khairy Jamaluddin.

Anwar also understood one fact of political life in Malaysia — race is never far from the surface. What more when it is wrapped up in unrealistic expectations. The Malays, Chinese and Indians in Pakatan Rakyat were willing to speak the language of accommodation and unity in the run up to the polls. They had to be on the same wavelength to be taken seriously as an alternative to Barisan Nasional.

Ironically, the strong showing on March 8 led some Pakatan Rakyat MPs to believe that the role of their communities — and not the common platform or the excesses of BN — was pivotal in their electoral success. As a result, they pushed for positions and contracts, and sought instant remedies, some of which had been promised to them before the elections.

PKR’s S. Manikavasagam said as much when he criticised the party’s leadership. He alleged that PKR was a Malay-centric party, lamenting that Indians had not been offered senior positions in government-linked companies, state agencies and local councils.

“We feel cheated, we are disappointed. Nothing has been done, ‘’ he said, accusing Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim of not keeping promises made to the Indian community.

He is not the only one feeling aggrieved. Some Malay politicians in Pakatan Rakyat are uneasy over the demands being made by the Indians and the uncompromising stance by DAP’s veteran leaders on several issues.

Is Anwar surprised by these troubles? Hardly. He knew that many of his political comrades came together because of their intense hatred for BN and what it stands for. Once that anger dissipated, it was always going to be a challenge keeping everyone focused on the big goal — staying as one and keeping the two-party dream alive.

A Party with its future DARKER than Gerakan - if they keep on like that !!

05th January Malaysiaparty 's [NOW] News of Week
(picked from themalaysianinsider.com) :

First MCA presidential council meeting today amid Tee Keat-Soi Lek spat

By Shannon Teoh

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 — The MCA will have its first presidential council meeting since party polls last October as the rift between the party's top two leaders threatens to split the beleaguered Barisan Nasional component member again.

When the previous party leadership chose to retire following the MCA's poor showing in last March's general election, it was suppose to pave the way for major reforms and reconcile rival factions.

But since party delegates voted in Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat as president and Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek as his deputy, it has created a new rivalry and caused a major split in the party.

The top two leaders have not even met each other since attending the new central committee meeting in November.

The two leaders have, however, been having a very public spat with each other, and today's presidential council meeting is set to be fiery.

By convention, the presidential council is usually formed soon after the first central committee meeting, which itself took a longer-than-usual three weeks to be called.

Under previous leaderships, the presidential council usually met weekly before Cabinet meetings so as to make a clear and concerted party stand on issues.

The council is made up of the president, his deputy, the vice-presidents and other central committee members chosen by him.

But even members of the central committee told The Malaysian Insider that they had no idea who has actually been appointed.

While none of these things are in breach of the party constitution or regulations, they have gone against the grain and members are confused as to why Tee Keat has done things contrary to tradition.

The lack of direction from the leadership, along with what is now appearing to be an all-out war between the top two has left members low on morale and uncertain over the party's future.

Tee Keat and Dr Chua had agreed to set aside differences in a cordial meeting soon after the elections, but there has been little follow through on that.

The president's decision not to appoint Dr Chua as disciplinary chief or liaison chief for any state coincided with a public spat over whether the president would recommend a return to the Cabinet for his deputy.

Dr Chua had resigned as Health Minister after being exposed in a sex scandal last January.

A year on from that, Dr Chua is still in the limelight on the back of his involvement in the roiling debate over Ketuanan Melayu, or Malay Supremacy, and most recently clarifying that he had technically not resigned as MP for Labis despite promising to do so, as in his muddled state of mind, he neglected to send a letter to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker.

The recently established MCA Integrity Watch Group has called on him to resign again from his post, saying that he lied to the then MCA president, the prime minister and the public.

Earlier, it also called him a "disgrace and liability to the party since we members cannot even mention that we are from MCA without inviting a snigger from others," over his insistence on making a political comeback despite the sex scandal.

The legal bureau of Selangor MCA has also followed suit, criticising his lack of integrity.

With Tee Keat having a strong power base in the state, it is understood that he is trying to slow down Dr Chua's momentum via proxy groups.

"The watch group said it would not dwell on past issues, so why did it criticise Dr Chua over the scandal? If anything, Ong's recent press conference on the RM4.6 billion Port Klang Free Zone debacle left many questions unanswered," one grassroots leader told The Malaysian Insider.

On the other hand, Tee Keat has been low-key as his duties as Transport Minister has seen him jetsetting from one country to another.

Some members have noticed that Dr Chua has been the one taking up issues.

"As bureau chief of government policy monitoring, he has brought up more issues than the president has," a divisional leader said.

There is also general bemusement that when Tee Keat was elected president, he talked about change and work starting immediately.

But if anything, the pace of progress has been slow, and the phrase "I do not know what is going on" is often repeated among the grassroots.

The spat between Tee Keat and Dr Chua is reminiscent of the feud between then president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik and his deputy Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek which led to both being made to resign in 2003 as part of a "peace plan" formulated by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

From the pool of four vice-presidents, the double resignation led to Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting and Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy replacing the duo ahead of the more senior Datuk Seri Dr Fong Chan Onn and Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

Ka Ting and Chan also did not see eye-to-eye on matters and similarly both stepped down at this year's party polls after the poor showing in the March 8 general election.

While having a confrontational top two is not new to the party, MCA is now at a crossroads after March 8 and the Chinese clearly supporting the opposition parties.

Unsurprisingly, when asked what the future holds for the party if things continue along these lines, members were not optimistic.

Finished, irrelevant, tah pao or bungkus (Cantonese and Bahasa Malaysia slang meaning to fold and dissolve) or becoming the next Gerakan — a fellow Chinese-majority BN component that was nearly wiped out on March 8 — were the replies.

Kerajaan DAP Pinang rebat RM100 bagi Keluarga Miskin

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Rebat air RM100 untuk keluarga miskin
Dec 31, 08 2:39pm
Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) mula mengkreditkan bantuan kewangan RM100 kepada keluarga miskin di Pulau Pinang sebagai rebat bil air.

Pengurus Hal Ehwal Korporat K Jeyabalan berkata RM100 itu dikreditkan dalam empat bayaran sebanyak RM25 bagi setiap bil bermula 15 Nov, lapor Bernama.

"Sebanyak 143,197 pengguna layak menerima RM3.58 juta dalam bayaran ansuran pertama," katanya dalam satu kenyataan.

Beliau berkata 14,000 permohonan lain masih dinilai dan akan siap pada akhir bulan depan.

Katanya, semua pengguna yang tinggal di rumah kos rendah dan kos sederhana rendah serta keluarga yang menerima bantuan kebajikan dan kumpulan di bawah kategori miskin tegar akan secara automatik menerima bantuan kewangan ini.

"Keluarga yang mempunyai pendapatan isi rumah di bawah RM1,500 sebulan layak menerima bantuan kewangan ini dan hendaklah memohon melalui borang yang diedarkan oleh pembaca meter PBAPP," tambahnya.

Untuk keterangan lanjut hubungi PBAPP di talian 04-5096509 atau layari laman webnya di www.pba.com.my.

DAP Lim Guan Eng Changing Waves of Fight for His People Sake

05th January Malaysiaparty 's [NOW] News of Week
(picked from Malaysiakini.com) : http://malaysiakini.com/news/95652

Guan Eng's new year resolution - be nice
Athi Veranggan Dec 31, 08 5:43pm

Penang may see a different Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng come 2009.

The Pakatan Rakyat leader aims to control his sharp tongue and inject more diplomacy into his dealings with the federal government.

"I do not want to start the new year by criticising anyone, especially the federal government," he told journalists at his final press conference for 2008 in his office in Georgetown today.

guan eng pc information freedom act 161208 02Lim expressed hopes that he would be able to refrain from lashing out at his political adversaries, and adopt a more tactful approach in tackling political and administrative issues in the new year.

Since assuming power after the March 8 general election, Lim has several run-ins with the federal government, notably on Putrajaya’s lukewarm attitude in providing financial assistance to the opposition-held state.

The chief minister also expressed hopes for a change of in his management style - from being abrasive and hard-hitting to being milder and more composed.

Confident of hitting RM10 bil investment target

Meanwhile, in his statement to welcome the new year, Lim said he was “a little” confident in meeting the RM10 billion investment target this year, having already secured RM9.5 billion in both domestic and foreign investments between January and October.

However, he is more pessimistic about the future, pointing out that the current global economic downturn would dampen Penang hopes to increase investments in the state.

"I don't think next year would see high investment flow into Penang," said Lim.

Because of this, his Pakatan government has embarked on a plan to introduce new tourism products and events to boost the tourism industry in order to off set the expected decrease in investments in other sectors.

"The tourism sector would play a crucial role in Penang's growth in coming years in creating new business and employment opportunities," he said.
The service sector contributed 57 percent of the state gross domestic product (GDP) while the manufacturing sector made up 40 percent in 2007.

On manufacturing, the second biggest contributor to the state economy, he said Penang would focus on increasing investments on high technology, bio-technology and halal hub industries.

He said the state government and Penangites should procure the necessary knowledge, information and facilities to be ready to capitalise on the post-crisis upturn.

Met with Unesco on heritage status

On Georgetown heritage status, Lim said he had met one of the two Unesco representatives who visited the city last week to get first-hand information on the four controversial high-rise hotel projects in the heritage zones.

Declining to reveal on what had transpired between the state government and the Unesco delegation, Lim nonetheless hinted that the world body may make some recommendations to his government regarding the projects.

penang world heritage town 140708 01However, Lim declined further comment on his meeting, citing a press embargo by Unesco on the issue.

The four hotels, all of which have been approved by the state government, would be too tall under Unesco's rules for world heritage listing.

Lim had earlier said his government was in a bind as the state could not afford to face legal action over cancelling the buildings which exceed Unesco's 15-metre maximum height limit.

He said three of the buildings were approved by the previous state government, and the fourth was approved before heritage status was granted in July.

The chief minister also said he was happy with the way his nine-month-old government had carried out its duties, but conceded that both executive councillors and assemblypersons would have to do more to meet the expectations of the people.

"We must set ourselves in the right direction to achieve this," he said, wishing all Malaysians a Happy New Year.

Pak Lah, Kesal apa ? Petrol Naik Mengecutkan-Barangan Naik; Petrol Turun Bagai Nenek Turun Bukit, Siapa Lagi Mahu Ikut Turunkan Harga ?

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PM kesal harga barangan masih tinggi
Dec 31, 08 1:09pm
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi kesal kerana harga barangan masih tinggi walaupun harga petrol turun tujuh kali sejak Ogos lepas, malah lebih rendah daripada harga sebelum ia dinaikkan pada Jun.

"Saya sekali lagi menyeru semua pengeluar, pengilang, pengedar dan peniaga barangan agar bertimbang rasa dan prihatin terhadap keperitan rakyat dan sama-sama menurunkan harga barangan demi kesejahteraan mereka," kata perdana menteri dalam amanat tahun baru 2009 yang disiarkan malam ini.

Beliau menambah, kerajaan telah melaksanakan pelbagai langkah untuk memelihara kesejahteraan rakyat dan ekonomi negara, termasuk memberi bantuan seperti bayaran rebat kenderaan dan subsidi beras untuk meringankan kesusahan rakyat.

"Apabila harga minyak dunia turun, faedah daripadanya terus disalurkan kepada rakyat," katanya, lapor agensi berita Bernama.

Abdullah juga berkata walaupun krisis ekonomi dunia diramalkan cukup mencabar pada 2009, kerajaan berazam mengambil langkah berkesan untuk memelihara kekuatan ekonomi negara dan melindungi kepentingan rakyat.

Ia akan terus bertindak secara prihatin dan bertanggungjawab serta memantau corak dan perkembangan ekonomi dunia dan mengambil langkah wajar menghadapinya, tambahnya.

Abdullah berkata Malaysia mempunyai beberapa kelebihan yang dapat membantu menghadapi keadaan dengan lebih berkesan daripada banyak negara lain.

"Sektor kewangan kita adalah kukuh, tidak seperti waktu krisis kewangan satu dekad yang lalu.

"Rizab kewangan negara berada pada paras yang tertinggi dalam sejarah kita, iaitu 37 peratus berbanding jumlah Keluaran Dalam Negara Kasar (KDNK).

"Institusi kewangan kita mempunyai modal yang kukuh dan dikawal selia secara berhemah. Ekonomi negara kita bersifat pelbagai dan tidak bergantung kepada satu sektor tertentu semata-mata," perdana menteri dipetik berkata.

Katanya lagi, segala usaha akan diambil untuk merancakkan kegiatan ekonomi dengan menggembleng secara bijak sumber-sumber yang ada dan memberi penekanan kepada sumber dalaman iaitu pelaburan sektor awam dan swasta tempatan.

"Kerajaan telah menyuntik dana tambahan RM7 bilion dalam bentuk rangsangan agar ekonomi tidak akan mengalami kemelesetan, sebaliknya berupaya untuk terus berkembang," katanya.

Kerajaan juga akan memberi perhatian kepada projek berimpak tinggi yang mampu menjana pertumbuhan ekonomi dan meningkatkan daya tahan negara seperti pembinaan lebih banyak rumah kos rendah, pemuliharaan dan baik pulih kemudahan awam dan peningkatan mutu perkhidmatan pengangkutan awam, kata Perdana Menteri.

Abdullah berkata jika perlu, kerajaan akan mengambil langkah-langkah tambahan bagi memastikan ekonomi tetap berkembang dan permintaan dan penggunaan domestik terus meningkat.

Katanya kemampuan negara menghadapi cabaran tidak bergantung kepada keupayaan dan langkah-langkah dalam bidang ekonomi sahaja tetapi keutuhan dan integriti institusi negara, pentadbiran yang bersih dan cekap serta sistem kehakiman yang berwibawa amat penting untuk menjamin pengurusan ekonomi dan sosial yang baik dan mampu menarik keyakinan pelabur.

"Sehubungan ini, saya bersyukur kita telah mencapai kemajuan besar dengan kelulusan Rang Undang-undang Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia dan Rang Undang-undang Suruhanjaya Pelantikan Kehakiman oleh Parlimen baru-baru ini," katanya.

Beliau berkata langkah seperti itu penting untuk menjamin hak masyarakat terpelihara secara adil dan saksama terutamanya mereka yang kurang berupaya untuk mempertahankan hak mereka.

"Saya yakin dan percaya bahawa dengan niat suci dan semangat gigih, tiada gunung yang terlalu tinggi untuk kita daki dan tiada laut yang terlalu dalam untuk kita selami," kata Abdullah.

Lim, This Guy is Rising Back ! ! Thummy .. Thummy ..

05th January Malaysiaparty 's [NOW] News of Week
(picked from Malaysiakini.com) : http://malaysiakini.com/news/95517

Umno VP race: Ex-Malacca CM gets qualifying vote
Dec 27, 08 8:04pm
Umno supreme council member Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik has finally made the cut to contest one of the three vice-president posts at the party polls in March.
*Nomination came from Seremban Umno
*Rais Yatim, Isa Samad also nominated


5hb Januari [KM] Koleksi Mingguan Malaysiaparty

(Dipetik drp Malaysiakini-bahasa Malaysia) : http://malaysiakini.com/news/95523
Rahim layak tanding naib presiden
Dec 27, 08 8:45pm
Bekas Ketua Menteri Melaka, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik mendapat pencalonan ke-20 hari ini untuk layak bertanding jawatan naib presiden Umno Mac depan.

abdul rahim tamby chik interview 030805 thinkingBeliau yang juga ahli Majlis Tertinggi (MT) Umno, mendapat pencalonan tersebut dari Umno bahagian Seremban yang bermesyuarat hari ini.

Ini bermakna, sembilan calon layak bertanding jawatan tersebut. Lapan calon lain yang sudah layak sebelum ini ialah Datuk Hishammuddin Husein yang mendapat (142 pencalonan), Datuk
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (103), Datuk Khaled Nordin (79), Datuk Shafie Apdal (78), Datuk Syed Hamid Albar (30),Tan sri Mohd Isa Samad (26), Datuk Jamaluddin Jarjis (25) dan Datuk Rais Yatim (25).

Selain Rahim, Umno Seremban turut mencalonkan Isa dan Rais untuk jawatan naib presiden.

Manakala bahagian tersebut mencalonkan Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin untuk jawatan timbalan presiden.

Rahim merupakan pengerusi Risda. Beliau dilahirkan di Pengkalan Balak, dekat Masjid Tanah di Melaka dan lulusan ijazah ekonomi gunaan dari Universiti Malaya.

Ketika menjadi ketua menteri dari 1982 hingga 1994, bekas ketua Pemuda Umno itu menjadikan Melaka sebuah negeri yang kuku di segi ekonominya.

Beliau berkahwin dengan Puan Sri Zabedah Abdullah dan dikurniakan empat orangg anak.

Rahim meletak jawatan ketua menteri dan ketua Pemuda Umno pada 1992 ekoran dakwaan skandal seks yang membabitkan gadis di bawah umur.

Beliau menafikan dakwaan tersebut dan Peguam Negara ketika itu, Tan Sri Moktar Abdullah kemudiannya mengumumkan "tidak cukup bukti" untuk mendakwa Rahim.

Pakatan Cracking ? (Prelude)

05th January Malaysiaparty 's [NOW] News of Week
by { JP }

More and more critics onto Pakatan 's Selangor state government arisen recently. But this is still NOT arouse the "sudden power" to open up their eyes.

Malaysiakini reported this =>
Rumblings against Khalid
Stanley Koh | Dec 29, 08 3:21pm
By governing standards, some may agree that the Pakatan Rakyat coalition rule in Selangor is still on a learning curve since the political tsunami on March 8 when the opposition parties of PKR, DAP and PAS snatched control of five states from the Barisan Nasional.
Gathering momentum of dissatisfaction
Reforming bureaucrats not an easy task
Read more at http://malaysiakini.com/news/95560

and lead to this >>also on Malaysiakini) =>
The bus station that tore the opposition apart
S Pathmawathy | Dec 31, 08 2:53pm
It is easy to understand why a number of politicians in Pakatan Rakyat are being torn asunder by the relocation of the Klang bus station.

The Pakatan-controlled Selangor government has last Saturday ordered all city transit operations be moved from the old Klang bus station - which is in the town centre - to a newly-constructed bus station seven kilometres away.

Not surprisingly, Klang residents are up in arms - Klang Sentral in Jalan Meru, the new station, is located in the outskirts of the city.
'Hidden agenda' behind relocation
Old station - convenient stopping point
Read more at http://malaysiakini.com/news/95634

with the tricksy MP to swing swang swung around,
threatened to leave PKR ? but finally not leaving and then highly published his "charming" character with invitation to join Barisan:

"No thanks," was his response to the invitation from Selangor Umno liaison committee chairman Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib and state opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Mond Khir Toyo.
Read more at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/15172-kapar-mp-says-he-will-live-or-die-with-pkr

Finally, the DAP Lim had to warn Anwar to disciplin his members:
DAP: Anwar, disiplinkan orang PKR
Jan 2, 09 8:19pm
DAP meminta penasihat PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim memastikan pemimpin parti itu lebih berdisiplin dalam usaha mengekalkan Pakatan Rakyat terus diterima rakyat, lapor Bernama.
Read more at http://malaysiakini.com/news/95751

PAS Tricksy Swung for HIGHLY Aim onto KT seat

05th January Malaysiaparty 's [NOW] News of Week
by { JP }

PAS had surprised everyone by naming an unknown (sounded unknown only to outskirt's) candidate to contest the crucial Kuala Terengganu by-election, which be held on this 17th January.
In fact, this guy is a 5 term state
assemblyman and was then a state Exco member.

Malaysiakini reported this:

PAS fields surprise candidate
Jan 1, 09 11:12pm
PAS tonight named Wakaf Mempelam state assemblyperson Abdul Wahid Endut as the party’s candidate to contest the crucial Kuala Terengganu by-election.
Big guns to face a few independents
Hadi: Don't treat this by-election lightly
Read more at http://malaysiakini.com/news/95687

With Wan Hamidi commented this at themalaysianinsider.com :

A well-known unknown

JAN 2 — Only those who live outside Terengganu will say Pas’s Abdul Wahid Endut is an unknown.

The people of Kuala Terengganu are especially familiar with this five-term state assemblyman — who's only 52 years old — and who has been making a name for himself in the state since the late 1980s.

During the opposition's first serious attempt to unseat the Barisan Nasional in 1990, he contested and won the Wakaf Mempelam state seat, and has retained it till today.

As a first-time contender in 1990, Abdul Wahid was the Pas candidate during the time when former Umno leaders formed Semangat 46 to work together with Pas and DAP to topple (Tun) Dr Mahathir Mohamad's BN. Although the attempt only managed to secure Kelantan and failed nationally, it gave people hope that BN could be seriously challenged.

Almost a decade later, after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from the government and subsequently jailed following his Reformasi movement, Abdul Wahid again secured his seat although there was no nationwide political tsunami.

The Reformasi-era elections in 1999 however rewarded Pas with Terengganu, and Abdul Wahid, a fisheries and marine science graduate, who was then a three-term assemblyman, was appointed a state exco member.

Although Pas failed to repeat its success in 2004, Abdul Wahid once again retained his seat. He did it again in the March 8 general election last year, defending his state seat comfortably.

It seems that the choice of Abdul Wahid for the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat is based on his winnability factor. He is seen as the best choice against BN's Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh, 46, who is also a well-known figure in the constituency.

With Pas controlling three of the four state seats in the parliamentary constituency, and losing the Kuala Terengganu seat some 10 months ago with a small majority, the Islamist party has a good chance of wresting the seat from BN — at least on paper.

The choice of Abdul Wahid, currently the state Pas treasurer, as the candidate is also another indication that Pas is serious about winning, despite earlier talk about the possibility of the party giving it away to Umno-BN.

What happened last year was that Pas's secret talks with Umno after the general election, in what many saw as an attempt by Umno to bring Pas to its side, were exposed in the media. It sent a distressing signal to Pas's partners in Pakatan Rakyat — DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

Many Pakatan supporters could not believe that Pas would rather be with its sworn enemy. When Pas veteran Datuk Mustafa Ali was identified as the culprit, it caused a crack within the federal opposition; even among Pas leaders and members.

Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang however repeatedly expressed the party's commitment to Pakatan Rakyat. Although this did not really allay fears among Pakatan leaders, it's the only assurance PKR and DAP leaders can hold on to.

Abdul Wahid is known as Mustafa's protégé and this does not bode well with those who doubt the Pas veteran's current political agenda.

However, with the strong emphasis on the need to win the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary constituency, it can be expected that the Pas leadership will eventually manage to convince their Pakatan partners of their loyalty.

The recent fear that Mustafa, who has a strong grip on the party in Terengganu, would try to throw away the by-election now seems a bit ridiculous.

It is also expected that opposition leader Anwar will campaign in this by-election while DAP will send some top guns to help out too, especially in wooing 11 per cent of the voters — the Chinese — in the constituency.

When Pas lost the seat in the last general election, some people claimed that it was due to the fact that candidate Mohamed Sabu — a Penang-born political journeyman who had served in Kelantan and Kedah — was an outsider.

This time Terengganu Pas is banking on its local boy to make a difference.

With the help of Pakatan partners as well as their two assemblymen — Dr Syed Azman Syed Ahmad Nawawi of Batu Burok and Tengku Datuk Hassan Tengku Omar of Ladang — Abdul Wahid can expect to give his rival Wan Ahmad Farid a run for the money.

Of course, there will be a lot of political gossip about disunity within Terengganu Pas over the choice of Abdul Wahid but the state Umno too has its share of similar problems.