Masing: Morally incorrect to switch parties
The Bornoe Post Press. By Jacob Achoi
KUCHING: It is morally wrong for elected representatives to jump to other political parties, the leader of a Parti Rakyat
“Such politicians are dishonest, and are governed by greed,” he said when speaking to reporters before handing over prizes to winners of the 11th Chief Minister’s Cup ITF Junior Circuit Group 1 Championship at the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association (SLTA) clubhouse here.
He said all six members of parliament from PRS were staunch supporters of the Barisan Nasional (BN) and they would not jump to the opposition.
Masing described the six — Joseph Entulu Belaun (Selangau), Billy Abit Joo (Hulu Rajang), Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum (Julau), Aaron Ago Dagang (Kanowit), William Nyallau Badak (Lubok Antu) and Masir Kujat (Sri Aman) — as ‘men of principles’, who would not betray the BN.
“All have pledged their loyalty to the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi during a meeting on Saturday,” said Masing who is Land Development Minister.
On the anti-hopping law proposed by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim, Masing said he was not against the idea, “but it would be difficult because one cannot ‘legislate’ conscience”.
He said no amount of legal argument or law could stop people from party-hopping, reasoning that party-hopping started with the politicians themselves, and therefore it was important for politicians to be honest.
PRS had always been against party-hopping, he added.
Masing told reporters that the Prime Minister was receptive to the request of having more MPs from
He, however, said the prime minister should not be pressured for he too had to attend to other priorities.
Asked to elaborate on “better and meaningful representation”, Masing said
He cited the case of Entulu, the Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development as an example of relevant ministry helmed by a local MP because he (Entulu) would be in a better position to bring about more development to the state’s rural areas which still lacked development.
All the frogs in the country now have to abide to a new law called The Frog Law. The law is to forbid any frog to hop from one pond to another pond. In certain crucial case, the frogs need to hop because the rest of the other frogs are not getting what their wanted. The opposition parties have agreed to such laws because some potential frog may join another party of frog. The DAP, Poh Kuan’s attempt to not re-contest in Batu Gajah due to the issue that we do not want to say at all. It is harm for the candidate from a party to jump first before elected. If they loose, they can jump over by resigning from any post to convey the people that this and that party are still relevant.
In Bidayuh case, hopping frog means they are timid and stupid. Therefore, the Frog Law must be implemented so that with this supreme law the Bidayuh will be put marginalized under Barisan Nasional. Immorality concerns with those who are fighting for their people right and not to the corrupted MPs. Now, Barisan Nasional has to save the corrupted frogs to jump over by condemning them with the funny law.
“You jump you die lah” has different meaning to Bidayuh. You jump and die because of Barisan Nasional or you have to jump at any cost for the sake of the people. The dilemma is within Bidayuh themselves. They have no other option and have to vote the same frog in every Election Day. Frog that can deliver the progress to all frogs in Padawan, Serian, Bau and Lundu. There is no chance for any other frogs to get their vote because all the frogs have been fed by the best insects.
If Bidayuh vote for apposition, the third largest ethnic will be in poverty and struggle. What is the different by voting Barisan Nasional and have to be in the lowest class of the society? Who must be blame then? God? Haha God has nothing to do with Bidayuh politic.
The Frog Law will determine the future of the Bidayuh that is represented by crazy frogs from different kind of ponds. Muddy pond – SUPP, dirty pond – PBB, dried pond – SPDP and no pond – PRS. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi have to force all the Bidayuh frogs to abide to such law and mould the Bidayuh in a shape of a frog which is ugly and disgusting.
Sometime Bidayuh gets what they need and always loose what they have. The muddy road to the kampong is what they get from the votes that they cast to Barisan Nasional. They get one palm oil three and lost the whole land to SALCRA. They gave Rejoi, Semban, Sait and Bengoh to Barisan Nasional and lost their names and dignity. Kampung Tun Abdul Razak will be the most precious gift from Barisan Nasional. I do not say that but Micheal Manyin said that after Tebedu was flooded by pearl rain.
Abide to the Frog Law and continue to be in marginalized is better than getting whacked by Tengku Adnan, the BN FBI Chief in Command. Disrespect to the Bidayuh future and right were the best thing that Barisan Nasional can do. Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Sarawak has to make Bidayuh as the poultry farm for the Barisan Nasional. The butcher, Micheal Manyin will take one after another to Frog Slaughtering house for the party meals. Who will enjoy the frog curry? The Chinese, Melanau, Malay, Iban, Kelabit and so forth.
The Bidayuh must take a look at Terenganu this few days. The frog law makers are breaking the supreme law by the Sultan. So to abide to the Frog Law means that we are getting our self in to death pond. Be on the ground and look for better pond to jump in.