Main reasons of urban voter revolt
- Hike of petrol price
- Land title issue &
- Other mischievous local issues
The other issues that bothering Sarawak urban resident is the land tile issue. 60 years land title in Sarawak is going to expired soon but this unresolved after many years. Land properties are one of the major assets for urban resident to keep their wealth. Sarawakian are uncertain that they can renew their land tilte and how much they need to pay (rumour of much higher fees).
SUPP is unlucky that become the bad luck to shoulder all the burden of the corrupted BN Sarawak state government that lead by PBB Taib Mahmud. The CM, Taib Mahmud quickly blamed the lost due to betting & SUPP. I’m just pity George Chan, the SUPP president.
A lot of people would like to analysts that Sarawak Chinese swing to opposition and blah blah so on. Here I’ll like to stress that it’s not simple as ethnic/race swing in this particular state election. As the title said, it’s Sarawak urban voter revolt. Take an example, Kuching city. Kuching City divided into 2 municipal council and consist of 5 state seats. Out these 5, DAP grabbed 3 (Kota Sentosa, Pending & Batu Lintnag) , Keadilan won 1(Padungan) and SUPP retained 1 (Batu Kawah). Why urban voter vote against BN? Are they angry ?
If include all the urban seats in Sarawak, actually BN won 8 and opposition won 8 (DAP 6, SNAP 1 & ADIL 1). In 3 areas, SUPP only managed to won with majority lesser than 300 votes (Sibu area). If you compare the total votes gain by both BN & Oppositions, you will found that total SUPP-BN votes is lesser than oppositions in general(47:53).
Good job to my friend, Chin Tong and Weng San who work hard in Miri & Kuching in the past election.