Thursday, May 18, 2006

Fresh form Sawarak: Kuching voters love DAP ceramah

Immediately after I disembarked from the flight from Miri to Kuching at about 6.30 p.m., I rushed to the first ceramah venue at 4 1/2 mile, Sentosa, Kuching, took a quick dinner and proceeded to speak to a very responsive crowd of about 500.

The DAP candidate for Batu Lintang, Voon Li Shan, who stood against the SUPP Kuching South City Mayor, was the first speaker. A former police officer and now a lawyer by professional, Voon spoke on various local issues.

I touched on the same issues raised in the Miri ceramah. The issues might be the same but the crowd was looking forward to listening to how those similar issues were being articulated by different political leaders. They enjoyed the atmosphere of the rallies, which were rarely held due to the restraint of our draconian laws on public gathering, where they could appreciate the true meaning of freedom of expression.

The sentiment of discontent and frustration against the ruling parties was really strong in the air.

My second ceramah was at Jalan Song near Tabuan Jaya. Chong Chieng Jen, DAP MP for Bandar Kuching and DAP candidate for Kota Sentosa, was addressing to a crowd of about 1,500 people when I arrived. The enthusiastic crowd was even more responsive than the crowd in the first venue. Chong was obviously a popular figure to the Kuching voters.

I spoke for about 1 hour and 15 minutes as the crowd was so attentive that I found it hard to end my speech and disappoint them.

This is my 4th campaign in the Sarawak state election since 1991 and for the first time I feel that the real fight is on.

I will fly to Sibu this afternoon for campaigns in Sibu, Bintangor and Sarikei in the next and last 2 days.


first wing said...

i wish DAP will win too. Tomorrow i will put a little afford of mind, hopefully really can get the big different.

Ang Gu Gu said...

i always a support of democratic opposition..a country without strong oppositions mean no control and imbalance politics..hope dap can do something make ppl proud =)

im tired of all the increasing around even though i understand it is due to inflation..

* a small thoughts from a tiny little suffering citizen =p