Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and his political nemesis Fadillah Yusuf
by Sebanaku Sarawak
ASAJAYA: Today was a very embarrassing day for the Asajaya assemblyman Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
He had to delay his arrival for more than 1 hour at a function in Kampung Sampun as many villagers were shunning the Smart Information Programme (Program Info Bestari) which was supposed to start at 10:00am.
While in other villages he would be welcomed as a 'king' but not this time.
He was told by the organiser not to arrive at the hall before the secheduled time as earlier planned or he would be embarrassed by the poor attendance.
After the assemblyman agreed, the organiser went to all houses begging the occupants to be at the hall.
By the time Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah arrived at the hall, there were still many empty chairs but he had no choice but to continue the programme.
The blame should be on he himself for being arrogant thinking that the rakyat would certainly rush to see or welcome him, who is the Chief Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, wherever he goes regardless of whether or not a festive season just around the corner.
As a person who always thinks he is smarter than any politician in Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), he should realise that the rakyat are giving more priority on the preparation of a festive season than looking at his face or listening to what he wants to say.
However, there is a possibility that indigenous community in the village was sending a signal to PBB through Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
There is always a possibility that the party members in the village were not happy with the party's decision to hand over the senatorship, which was belonged to the Pesaka wing, to the sister of Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Abang Haji Openg who is from the Bumiputera wing.
Or the PBB members in the village knew his role in political coups in a handful of branches in the State - and therefore they despise him.