Tuesday, 31 July 2007
Some faces missing
Giant signboards are put up in Sipitang welcoming visitors to the Sipitang Gata Festival (Aug 3 - 5). The billboard shows the photographs of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and Sindumin assemblyman Datuk Haji Sapawi Ahmad. Missing faces are that of Sipitang Member of Parliament Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob and Lumadan assemblywoman Datuk Surinam Sadikun. The people of Sipitang are not amused as the State seats of Sindumin and Lumadan made up the Sipitang parliamentary constituency.
Though seems a small matter but it touches the senstivity of the people of Sipitang and this will not augurs well for for the coming general elections. Supporters of Dr Yusof are taking this turn of event as sidelining their MP in his own area.
For the record there are several giant signboard showing photographs of Musa, Prime Minister Datuk Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor without photograph of the then Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat. Chong's supporters were also not happy.