by Sebanaku Sarawak
KUCHING: After meeting Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud early this year, the Sebuyau state assemblyman YB Julaihi Narawi thought they wouldn’t have to face the same problem again.
The Batang Lupar Member of Parliament Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim, who is also the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Deputy Minister, was seemed to be sincere in apologizing for any misunderstanding that he and the other two elected representatives might had on her past actions.
As a matter of fact, Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim was shedding tears when uttering words of apology in front of them and the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) President Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
She even hugged the Lingga assemblywoman YB Hajjah Simoi Peri while crying as to convince them that she was really sincere.
As a result of this, all of them – namely YB Julaihi Narawi, YB Hajjah Simoi Peri and the Beting Maro assemblyman Datuk Bolhassan Di, who was the spokesman for the group when meeting Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud in the latter’s residence at Jalan Bako – were ‘convinced’ that even if Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim was merely playacting, she definitely would not dare to scheme against them again in the future because Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud already knew the whole story.
After the episode, all the three elected representatives from the PBB were basically left alone by Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim.
However, later YB Julaihi Narawi started to notice that there was a strong discontentment against him among the Facebook users who are from his constituency.
Initially he thought that the cause of the discontentment was genuine – with no hidden motives.
As usual, constituents were always ‘very’ demanding when an election was just around the corner. Thus, he thought that was the case.
However, he was really surprised when he was told by his men that it was Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim who was behind the efforts to discredit him.
In the beginning, he didn’t believe it but after checking the information with a number of sources, he concluded Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim was indeed the mastermind.
He was also being told that Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim had encouraged Wan Annizan Wan Anis to pounce on him with a promise that she would protect Wan Annizan Wan Anis should YB Julaihi Narawi wanted to take action against him.
YB Julaihi Narawi was also being made to understand that Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim had promised Wan Annizan Wan Anis that she would recommend him to replace YB Julaihi Narawi as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in the Sebuyau constituency in the coming state election.
After compiling sufficient evidence about the scheme to discredit him by Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim and her cohorts, YB Julaihi Narawi went to see the Muara Tuang assemblyman Datuk Seri Mohamad Ali Mahmud who is also the brother of Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
YB Julaihi Narawi showed all the documents to Datuk Seri Mohamad Ali Mahmud and told him all he had heard – and confirmed with a number of sources – about Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim’s scheme against him (YB Julaihi Narawi).
Days after the meeting, YB Julaihi Narawi felt relieved because he was informed that the matter had reached the top leadership of the party.
It would be interesting to see what action that the top leadership would take to address the matter.
It seems that all the three elected representatives, whose constituencies under the Batang Lupar parliamentary constituency, are not in a good term with their member of parliament.
All four of them, who happen to be from the same party, should have worked together for the sake of the rakyat and party – but, as far as the top leadership is concerned, Datuk Hajjah Rohani Abdul Karim is more interested in picking on the elected representatives in her parliamentary constituency.
May be she wants to place her men in all the three constituencies.
However, it would not be a surprise at all if a future list of possible candidates for the general election would shows few names as possible candidates to take over her place – as what happens to some elected representatives for the coming state election.