We can work our socks off in Parts 1 and 2 of Phase 1 of the ABU War, and it will all come to naught if we do not get this most important Part 3 right.
Yes, enough 3 cornered contests in the 222 parliamentary constituencies caused by the inability of the opposition parties to collectively offer only 222 candidates in all the parliamentary seats, and be ready to see UMNO /BN take Putrajaya again.
Please read the following first.
The following excerpt from the 4th report above, quoting my friend, Jeffrey Kitingan, troubles greatly.
“Are they negotiating with Pakatan, or are they with the Borneo Alliance? If they decide to work with Pakatan then SAPP will be part of the Malaya Agenda as we see BN and PR (Pakatan) as the Malaya Agenda while we see ourselves as Agenda Borneo”.
STAR with a Borneo Agenda and Pakatan with a Malaya Agenda?
Is this how we plan to wrest Sabah and Putrajaya from UMNO / BN?
The first article above, by Kee Tuan Chye, makes mention of the state seat of Inanam in Sabah. Read about the result there in 2008 HERE.
Note that if both DAP and PKR had resolved to offer only one candidate between them, BN would have lost.
I hear that DAP is still insistent on contesting Inanam, even as Daniel John Jambun, who contested in 2008 on a PKR ticket, is now slated to contest there on a STAR Sabah ticket.
BN to take Inanam again, then?
Need a reminder about the last by-election result in Batu Sapi? Go HERE.
Tussle for Jelapang between DAP and PSM on-going?
I suggested a resolution HERE.
Kua Kia Soong came up with something better HERE.
DAP will not have any of this. Read HERE.
On 14th February, this year, this is what I wrote here in his blog :
“We have 222 parliamentary seats.
Immediately after the 12th GE, the divide was 140 seats to BN, and 82 to opposition.
With 6 PKR members declaring themselves independent but, by their actions, decidedly BN-friendly, together with Ibrahim Ali, the divide now is BN still 140, opposition 75 and 7 BN-friendly independent MPs.
That’s where we are now.
We’ve done our homework, and identified the vulnerable BN seats that can be taken and the vulnerable opposition seats that need to be defended.
In Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak.
For obvious reasons, I’m not going to detail those seats I’ve just mentioned.
Suffice to say that, if we can prise those vulnerable seats away from BN, and successfully defend the existing opposition seats, we should take Putrajaya with a total of 141 seats.
Now, I want to clarify here that by ‘we’, I do not mean Pakatan Rakyat.
I mean the 3 Pakatan parties, working cohesively with the many other non-BN parties in Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak.
And us, the rakyat.
Lets be very, very clear about this.
Pakatan Rakyat cannot and will not be able to bring BN to its knees by itself.
Its going to require the combined force of all these parties working towards 1 goal : ABU.
And that will require them to bury party egos, adopt a give and take attitude and work it so that we offer only 1 candidate in every constituency”.
Left on their own, the political parties will not put aside party interest.
Such is their nature.
We must send a strong message out to the opposition parties that, as the ABU initiative hits the ground to take a message to the rakyat that it is time to bury UMNO/BN and deliver Putrajaya into the hands of a new regime, these parties must do their part to optimise the prospects of this becoming a reality.
We at ABU have some thoughts on this most important aspect of Phase 1 of the ABU War, but we would like to hear your thoughts.
I leave you all with this question and concern that I had shared with you in an earlier post.
How do we get the non-BN political party leaders to also prioritise ABU and put aside party interests, to ensure straight contests with BN in all constituencies?
Mark my words, if there is no rakyat intervention in this matter, we are going to see a repeat of the Batu Sapi by-election in many constituencies come the 13th GE.