Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sng family vs James Masing?

Joseph Tawie
 | April 8, 2012
A former 'influential' sacked member of Parti Rakyat Sarawak is working the ground in the Julau constituency but party president James Masing is unperturbed.
KUCHING: The speculation here is that Sabah Peoples’ Front (SPF), which hit the headlines a few months ago following talk that Sabah Umno’s eastcoast warlord Lajim Ukin will defect to the party, is extending its reach to Sarawak under a new guise.
Paralleling a move by Sarawak-based State Reform Party (STAR) which opened an autonomous ‘branch’ in Sabah under the helmsmanship of Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, SPF here is apparently being led by a Taib Mahmud-ally, Sng Chee Hua.
For the past few weeks, Sng a former MP for Julau (1995-1999) has been active in the constituency prompting many to think that he is making a comeback after a 13-year absence from politics.
Sng is linked to the newly registered Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) that is planning to contest in Julau, Selangau, Kanowit and Hulu Rajang.
But according to sources, Sarawak Workers Party is actually SPF which had its constitution amended to allow for the name change. The change was approved by the Registrar of Societies a few days ago.
In Julau, Sng has been seeing some of his former supporters. Last week he was seen entertaining 200 people to dinner, the majority of them are supporters of the Meluan assemblyman Wong Judat and members of Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).
Although Judat was absent in the dinner, it seems that Sng has the ‘blessings’ of SPDP leadership to mount a challenge against the incumbent MP Joseph Salang Gandum of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS).
It is common knowledge that Wong and Salang are on ‘unfriendly terms’ because of a  road project in Meluan which went sour. According to reports, funds for the road project were withdrawn and transferred to another road project.
Salang reasoned that the fund had to be withdrawn as the plan for the road project was not ‘ready’ and it was then transferred to another project, otherwise the allocation would have be returned to the Finance Ministry.
Sng still ‘bitter’
But Judat refused to accept the explanation. Ever since then he has  been very vocal against Salang, accusing him of taking away his project. He even called Salang an outsider and that he should not contest in Julau.  Salang comes from a longhouse in Sarikei.
In the last state election, Salang and his supporters did not campaign for Judat in Meluan which is part of the Julau constituency. The other half is Pakan where SPF president William Mawan is  incumbent.
Sng, who is seemingly taking advantage of the strained relationship between Salang and Judat,  is confident of the support from voters who were once his strong supporters.
Sng who contested on a Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak-BN ticket in 1995 won the Julau seat with a majority of more than 10,000 votes.
But in the 1999 election he was dropped as a candidate for his alleged involvement in the Ummi Hafilda Ali-Anwar Ibrahim case.
Salang took over the constituency and remains its incumbent until today.
Sng is still furious for being dropped and is now vented his anger on Salang who is now PRS’ information chief.
Sng is also angry with PRS president James Masing who kicked him out of party after a leadership crisis.
Sng and Masing formed PRS after Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak was deregistered in October  2004. Masing became its president, while Sng was made the deputy.
Two years later Sng and Masing had major disagreements on how to run the party. So serious were disagreements that Masing had to expel Sng and his supporters from the party.
Until today Sng cannot forgive and forget Masing and tries to find every possible means to destabilise PRS.
His intention to contest in Julau and to sponsor others to contest in Selangau, Kanowit and Hulu Rajang is part of his strategy to undermine PRS.
Sng is apparently encouraged in doing so after he successfully helped his cousin George Lagong to defeat Masing’s man in Pelagus in the last state election.
Sng’s son is Larry, the controversial former Pelagus assemblymen who Masing sacked for insubordination and stubbornly refused to ‘allow’ any other party within the state BN coalition to accept him.
It is understood that he had also ‘influenced’  the federal-level BN to reject Larry’s application to contest as a ‘BN-direct’ candidate. Masing’s alleged ‘arrogance’  was in spite of the fact that Larry had the open support of Chief Minister Taib.
However Taib snubbed Masing when he retained partyless Larry as his Special Functions Minister for Youth Affairs  despite the fact that Larry could not contest in last April’s state polls. Lagong is Larry’s uncle.
Sng is not a problem
Meanwhile, Masing is unperturbed by Sng’s possible comeback. He doesn’t see it as a major threat in the coming election.
He said he is confident in defending the six seats that are being allocated to the party irrespective whoever will come their way.
“We take all challenges seriously, including from SWP, but I am confident we will be able to defend all our parliamentary seats,” he told reporters.
Saying that he is not surprised with Sng’s comeback plan, Masing who is Land Development Minister said: “Sng will do what he used to do when election is coming.
“He will muddy the water and leave the scene,” he said.


  1. Dr James, jangan terlalu yakin... banyak musuh dlam selimut menanti Calon PRS... Be Alert at all time sir...

  2. Masing dan Lemambangnya mungkin mauk berjalai !

    Tapi kaki dah kena ikat.

    Wah! Syuklah Drama Minggu Ini !!!

  3. These politicians are all scums.

    WTF is Sng about about? His son is pimping for Taib by marrying Pek King's daughter. And Masing and Salang and Mong Dagang all "jual" orang Dayak dan bumiputra. Taib dagang negeri Sarawak. Minyak dah nyau!

  4. Now it a suprise in political carreer, itu sebabnya dipanggil "POLITICS" ... dulu dalam satu perahu " PBDS", sudah pernah masing and salang krisis "PBDS and later masing form PRS"... later PBDS dibatal and PRS newly party lead by Masing joined BN. I dont see any fear from Masing against the raising stars group persons link around under the new Party Workers Sarawak lead by Dato Sng See the state of sarawak. There is nothing wrong with it .. this normal game plays and power play in poltic. PWS also a Party had been being accepted legally by ROS like PRS like many other parties too.

    Masing has hard days for him in PRS, he is not only facing his own parties and BN Parties but also he now facing two strong opposition like SWP, PR (DAP, PAS, PKR), and the bad dream for Masing is to face the challenge task from Mr Sng from Sarawak Workers Party, Sng knows perhap in Person since both othem are from Kapit District and formerly from PBDS and PRS, and Mr Sng could know very well Masing weaknesses.. that could be an advantages for Mr Sng who is also well known figures in Politic and not new to politician both from BN and PR .Mr Sng has his advantage because he is close with leaders from Dyaks Community, who have close links with all the Dyaks and bumiputera in Sarawak. He is not new to the people.. Dyaks in Julau and Kapit/Ulu Rejang too knows him well. The same goes to Masing now PRS President.. he is Sea Dyaks (iban) Majau, Balleh Kapit. Masing has to answer the good musics with all sort of question and dishappiness of people when people liberty in law to questions Masing links his party pproblem to answer the people problems.. especially in PRS MP areas in the coming PRU13... I dont this is an issues for who back who.... Masing should pint point who in BN sarawak who go against PRS in Sarawak? must speak out direct who is the person from which BN Party? Mr Sng have free hand to talk with any figures regardless from BN, or PR, or event corporate businessmen, that has nothing to do with the political fear for masing or a treat he fear from the raising support for the new party Mr Sng..? Masa sudah tiba Masing in PRS this time around could faces hard times in this coming PRU13..? Now poeple are more interested on the person instead of the political parties now in Sarawak.. Party is just a bodies, but the person who represented the Party is also very important role in the poeple support.. so let see nasib PRS and Masing... the undercurrent of Dyaks support now are strong and become more wise and aware of their birth rights and also their political choices in Sarawak... Mr. Sng will go all out, that for sure he dare to take this challenges for changes and fokus on kawasan MP where PRS presently represented by PRS YBs.. dalam lingkingan masa selepas tempoh sejak tahun 2008 sehingga 2012 ini, now PRS MP at 6 areas must be reported their KPI to The President of BN Pusat ( Datuk Seri Najib)..,and statistic Auditor negara record of projects that had being completed carried out in each areas MP represented by PRS YBs,.. this performance KPI index will make a better assessment of PRS in BN and what is the special about PRS for the people to give them support? so this is very important. I dont think are now stupid enough... ? "Peringatan kami - jangan setiap berpilihraya janji, jangan sedap mulut menabur sedap berjanji.kata kata tak kota janji,.. janji janji la.., sudah banyak berjanji - " jangan sedap masuk kocek sendiri nanti duit itu panas dan diri pun ikut panas... kerana duit dimasuk kocek bukan hasil gaji itu hak rakyat... balikan hak Rakyat secara adil dan saksama...

  5. All long as the Dayak leaders are still behaving like craps, they will be forever be like this: asking for favor from the Big Boss. The Big Boss can manipulate and twist their heads.......shit on them and they will say cubaan......

  6. Panglima Limbang

    how workers party is to get votes from people who does not work? This party is fighting for whom? Workers seldom gets rich, their wakil rakyat normally.

    Further, how on earth is Dayak to fight for the rights of non-dayaks such as Kayan, kajang, Kenyah, Penan, Melanau, Murut, Kedayan etc they are all not dayak. Even dayak is distinctly divided into sea dyaks (iban) and land dyaks (iban). Are we talking about dayak or Sarawak?

  7. Cukup sudah,.....jagan lagi tertipu oleh orang China, cukup datuk nenek kita dahulu di tipu., jangan sampai sekarang kita di tipu oleh China SNG....go to hell