Tiyung Dayak – “The Sour Dayak Apple” in Bidayuh Politics

For the Greater Glory of Bidayuh Politics

WHAT?! The “Early Birds” will get a “special discount”?!

Nay… it’s about political gig, which is going to be held prior to b(u)y-election in N. 29 Batang Ai.

What prompted me to write this article was due to a comment given by this guy/gal named “Adong Belalai (loosely translated as “keeper of gomen secrets hidden agenda” in Iban) in the Broken Shield, as shown below. Well, if you want to read in details, just click on the figure below (yes, Figure 1!) and I’m pretty sure that it’ll leads you to that specific site, lah!

A comment by Adong Belalai – posted in the Broken Shield. Click on the image above to get the details!

A comment by Adong Belalai – posted in the Broken Shield. Click on the image above to get the details!

Yes, that comment touched on how to “best conduct” political campaigns in N.29 Batang Ai in the next few weeks. To both BN and Non-BN Camps, for sure that they would appreciate – again, as repeated – the element of time! Yup, it’s a “race against time“, “with time you’ll be there“, etc. Either for business or leisure, do take your time off and read Time.Com.

OK, below are some of the fine examples on how both camps – in their “race against time” – are going to utilize whatever resources that are available to lure and win the hearts, minds, souls and of course – votes – from N. 29 Batang Ai voters. To potential voters, please, do register yourselves at the nearby SPR/EC office(s). If you missed this b(u)y-election, it would be OK then. Wait till the next state election! Anyway, do enjoy the following caricatures shown below…

Race against time: It’s a common knowledge that the BN Camp dominates whatever available machinery during the campaign… Sighed!

Race against time: It’s a common knowledge that the BN Camp dominates and utilizes whatever available machinery and resources during the campaign… Sighed!


Race against time: Part of the alternative game plan strategies by Non-BN Camp to “wrest” N. 29 Batang Ai…

Race against time: Part of the alternative game plan strategies by Non-BN Camp to “wrest” N. 29 Batang Ai…

Well, political gig is a kind of funny thing sometimes! Today, you and I might be friends; tomorrow, we might be bitter sweet nemesis; the next day, we might be friendly again… L.O.L.!!!

Anyway, I just want to befriend with everybody, regardless of their political creeds. And with that, I would like to wish all of them the very best of luck! Someday – yup – someday, somewhere, somehow, we would sit together for coffee and have a chat, lah

Well, this is just for fun, so, no harm was done, folks!

And no lawsuit, please!



March 4, 2009 - Posted by | 04 Money Talk, 05 Dayakism, 08 Malaysian Politics


  1. The State BN has bottomless monetary resources at their disposal. Opposition has to depend on contribution from its supporter, particularly PKR.

    Please donate to PKR Batang Ai by-election fund generously. Your $5-$10 may save Sarawak and our children future.

    Those interested to donate can contact Bawin or PKR HQ specifying the purpose of your donation.

    PKR will depend on your help and spirit to put right what is wrong.

    PKR and Opposition should forget “politicking” -like who is the better candidate and why. Those who support Opposition should focus on how you can help bring the PKR message to the voters of Lubok Antu. We can all scarifice our own time and money to help PKR to start the journey to form the next State Government after the next State Election.

    Should BN lost, I think Taib will run away from Sarawak to his many palatial homes. Those MPs and DUNs left behind by Taib would all scrumble to be with PR.

    Building up a successor is a mark of good leadership. This Taib has not done at all – he wanted to create a political dynasty through appointing his son. What a shame?

    We cannot dwell on the “negative” too much. We Dayak must use our wisdom to preserve our land and culture.

    We VOTE PKR to replace the BN government with new agenda of justice and fairness to all Malaysian.

    Comment by Malcolm | March 4, 2009 | Reply


      Although I’m apolitical BUT willing to boot out the current gomen via my “insignificant” vote, but – yes, BUT – whenever it comes for donation to any political party, sorry, I’m very reluctant to do it.

      WHY??? There are few political leaders in Malaysia who have abused their positions and powers by “grabbing” the donated money given by the public!

      The recent case involved Sami Bulu or Semi Value or something, which has tarnished the image of MIC! How do we expect to respect such an irresponsible leader???

      Well, we would be able to donate some of the money to some recognizable, welfare organizations that are in dire strait for public aids, but NOT to political parties!

      Thank you, sir!

      Comment by tiyungdayak | March 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. DONATION ? Dayakbaru is setting up “PKR Batang Ai by-election Fund” to solicit from party supporters and members of the public (RM5-10) each to finance the Batang Ai by-election campign. On the one hand Bawin told the world & Bernama that the party has the financial support to fight BN .Support from poor Iban community of Batang Ai?..must be kidding and what a great comedy. Where does the fund goes to?
    I do not think its right and proper to raise fund or seek donation from the already poor Dayaks community esp. so if Dayakbaru does not have the necessary permit from the relevant authority. Let those who has the means & money talk about politic, the reality.Perhaps PKR may consider giving way to a local party SNAP who has the standby fund to nominate its candidate. If Dayakbaru and Bawin are really serious and sincere to help the community they should set up “Dayak Poverty Eradication Fund” aim to alleviate Dayak suffering instead of burdening them. Rightfully you should be lobbying to Tan Sri Khalid, Lim Guan Eng, Azizan and Nik Aziz to build bridges in Engkari & Lamanak rivers.
    I fear that Dayakbaru and Bawin are being used as a tool by PKR leader in Malaya to raise fund to further aggreviate the burden of the Dayak community in Batang Ai.
    Bear in mind also that its not the political culture in the state for politician to solicit for election fund from members of the public unlike in Malaya.
    Soliciting for hard earn money among the poor Iban community is a comedy and a mockery thereby insulting thier intelligence.
    I earnestly hope both Dayakbaru and Bawin could come to a term with a reality and stop this illegal fund raising activities.

    Comment by Yellow Flame | March 4, 2009 | Reply

    • Ooo… saje jer nak main-main yer…?! Heh!

      Comment by tiyungdayak | March 4, 2009 | Reply

  3. Dayak are poor people – we want to improve our life. BN keep Dayak poor FOR EASE OF CONTROL.

    I am sure BN scorn on the idea of asking for donation as they do not need to. BN leadership and government plunder the wealth of Sarawak. BN took all the BIG CONTRACT, license, plantation, mining, State contract.

    Trusting that Yellow Flame – (he/she has many names)in the blog – a sign of devious intent (bad intent). Yellow Flame is a good model of BN – BN supporter behave exactly like BN government.

    I am still asking a donation from Yellow Flame – $5.00 of honest asking for donation is better than $50million in kick back money for timber/plantation provisional lease.

    Thank you in advance for the money

    Comment by dayakbaru | March 4, 2009 | Reply

    • Ooops! Crystal clear, indeed!

      Well, my conscience is clear, as I’ve mentioned earlier. Anyway, I’ve to rethink first… RM5 should be OK for me, but US$5.00?!


      Comment by tiyungdayak | March 4, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hah! I know, you put some Johhny Called Dayak Elvis inside as campaigner as well.

    Comment by Dyaksblog | March 5, 2009 | Reply

    • Hah! Well, a picture worth thousands of words… So, are you doing some write-ups for the campaign right now?

      Let’s “hound dog”, doc!

      Comment by tiyungdayak | March 5, 2009 | Reply

  5. Keep on comicing Borneo Lat, perhaps on imposters.

    Comment by tunabdulrazak | March 6, 2009 | Reply

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