Selasa, April 17, 2012

STAR MAY CONTEST ALL SABAH SEATS

STAR may contest all Sabah seats

image Idrus briefing Jeffrey, Abdullah and other STAR and USNO leaders.

KOTA KINABALU April 17, 2012: The State Reform Party (STAR) may contest in all 60 state assembly seats and 25 parliamentary seats in Sabah, said its Sabah chapter chairman, Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, here yesterday.

He said this after a briefing by the State Election Commission (EC) on new election rules to STAR and protem USNO leaders at the EC office at the Federal Secretariat in Likas.

STAR was represented by about 20 of its senior leaders led by Dr Jeffrey while the Sabah EC by its state director, Datuk Idrus Ismail, while USNO was led by deputy president Abdullah Sani Salleh.

Dr Jeffrey also said after the meeting that by contesting in all seats, it would be a referendum to seek views of Sabahans whether they continued to want to be “colonised” and “hegemonised” by outsiders or they want to take charge of their own fate and determine the future of Sabah and its people.

“Let this be a referendum…” he said, adding that insinuations of STAR could not contest in Sabah should not arise anymore with the meeting with EC yesterday and the fact that the Sarawak-based party had in the past put up a candidate in Marudu, Sabah.

Dr Jeffrey, who is also chairman of the United Borneo Alliance (UBA) that already groups STAR and USNO, also said that while STAR respects co-operation with any political parties, it would not sell its soul or compromise its Borneo Agenda.

“Personal agenda is not our agenda. Our agenda is Borneo Agenda,” he said referring to the seven-point Borneo Agenda that is now considered by the general public to contain the major concerns of bona fide Sabahans.

The USNO group in attendance had brought up several issues including on protem USNO’s participation in the election and peculiar issues in the east coast.

Abdulah Sani raised the issue of why the Senallang-based military personnel in Semporna are mostly voting in Bogaya (and not Senallang) as “early voters” or formerly known as postal voters. Idrus pledged to look into it.

Idrus in his briefing among others explained that EC has cancelled the controversial three-day “cooling period” and also the objection period which normally runs from 10am to 11am after nomination is closed for public to object to any candidacy.

He also revealed that a new layout of positions of EC staff inside polling stations on polling day has been introduced for the first time so as to enable agents of candidates to have a clearer and comfortable view of what is going on inside the polling stations on that day.

Others at the meeting were STAR deputy chairman Dr Nicholas James Guntobon, secretary Guandee Kohoi, Jalumin Bayogoh, Rubbin Guribah, Edward Linggu, Melanie Annol, Hasmin Azroy Abdullah, Jalibin Paidi, Martin Tommy, Maklin Masiau, and USNO leaders Datu Arifin Datu Abdul Salam, Abdillah Timbasal and two other division heads.

46 ulasan:

  1. Star wanted to contest all seats to see how well the people receive them this GE.

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    1. Well, it depends. Lets see what happen.

      Padam
    2. Tunggulah dan lihat, rakyat akan membuat keputusan mengenai siapa yang paling sesuai diberikan mandat pada PRU-13.

      Padam
    3. Nothing wrong, its all depends the votes whether to support or not.

      Padam
    4. Mungkin satu percubaan yang baik untuk mengetahui kedudukannya.

      Padam
    5. Percubaan yang belum tentu mendatangkan hasil.

      Padam
    6. tunggu dan lihat saja sama ada mereka mendapat sokongan atau tidak.

      Padam
  2. Star will need lots of funds and backups if they wished to contest in all seats during this GE. Wonder if they found a sponsor?

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    1. I don't think they need sponsors. Jeff is one of the richest guy I think.

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    2. Bertanding kerusi sebanyak ini memang memerlukan banyak peruntukan, jika kalah satu kawasan dengan undian tidak mencukupi paras, maka parti itu perlulah bersedia untuk hilang deposit.

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    3. Kalau STAR berancang untuk menanding kesemua kerusi, mereka pasti sudah sedia dari segi kewangan dan lain-lain kondisi juga.

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    4. Takut nanti banyak hilang deposit, sebab terlalu yakin.

      Padam
  3. JK in Sabah politics via the Star is only aimed at dividing the opposition

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    1. He might have a hidden agenda

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    2. Really? I think PKR and SAPP will be facing major hits.

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  4. Boleh la kalau ada yang sokong, bernasib baiklah dan jika tidak ada yang sokong, boleh tarik diri dengan aman.

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    1. Betul tu, kalau penyokong kurang, tiada guna juga bertanding.

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    2. mungkin akan berlaku pertandingan tiga penjuru di Sabah ni nanti.

      Padam
  5. Tidak ada salahnya untuk bertanding tetapi lakukannya dengan bersih dan jangan ada penyelewengan.

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  6. Pendirian saya adalah pilihanraya akan dilakukan tidak lama lagi.

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  7. Let's see what Jeff will say.

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  8. Star nampaknya berhasrat untuk bertanding di kesemua kerusi di sabah tanpa persepakatan dari pembangkang lain..

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    1. PKR kan sedia melepaskan beberapa kerusi yang pernah ditandinginya di Sabah. Jadi rasanya STAR pun boleh mendapatkan kerusi tersebut.

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  9. nampaknya tiada kerjasama antara Star/UBA dengan SAPP..bagaimana pula dengan SPF?

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    1. STAR memang tidak mahu berkongsiperjuangan dengan pertubuhan dan parti lain. nampak sangat mereka begitu yakin.

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    2. Masing-masing mementingkan agenda sendiri.

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  10. ini bermakna akan ada pertandingan 3 atau 4 penjuru di kebanyakkan kerusi sabah..ini adalah satu kelebihan buat BN jika tiada pertandingan 1 VS 1..

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    1. memang susah untuk mewujudkan pertandingan 1 lwn 1. Lagipun parti-parti lain mahu mengejar kepentingan masing-masing.

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  11. apa pun kita lihat apa yang akan berlaku nanti...sama ada Star saja cakap besar atau benar2 berkeyakinan..

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    1. Ini akan terbukti selepas PRU13.

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    2. Not sure the people will give a chance to STAR in Sabah?

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  12. bagus...BN sabah akan menang..

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  13. Well good luck to STAR.

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  14. If STAR could manage to contest all sabah seats, then why not.

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  15. Sabah semakin giat dan aktif. Harap usaha STAR & Jeffrey memperjuangkan Autonomny Sabah tercapai.

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  16. Kalau boleh bertanding kesemua kerusi, apa salanya?

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    1. terserah kepada star untuk bertanding berapa banyak kerusi yang mereka mahu.

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  17. Undian akan diberi jika STAR benar berjuangkan yang terbaik untuk rakyat.

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  18. harap rakyat yang dapat menikmati perbezaan dari segi kehidupan dengan usaha parti-parti di Sabah.

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  19. Boleh kh STAR buat lebih baik dari BN??

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  20. semua kerusi Star nak makan, Star mmg tiada niat nak bekerjasama dgn parti lain.

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    1. mungkin tidak jadilah formula 1 lawan 1 ni.

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  21. jika star bertanding semua kerusi, maka mereka tidak akan bekerjasama dengan parti pembangkang yang lain.

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  22. Jadi kalau STAR inginkan bertanding disemua kerusi di Sabah nanti sudah pasti hajat PKR tidak akan tercapai dengan pertandingan 1 lawan1 nanti dengan BN. Yang pasti STAR cuba membuktikan yang mana mereka ini parti yang diterima. Namun rasanya tidak semudah itu untuk menewaskan BN di Sabah.

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  23. where is DESAH? why not respond on this if you really want to see on2 on one fight between BN and Sabah opposition??

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