... his principal target is Chinese votes. And he is abetted in this by federal ministers - see my previous post Chinese beautiful once more?
First, he did a clever stunner by saying Sarawak will recognize the UEC certificate, a vernacular education qualification so much valued by the Chinese community and their educationists that they (the Chinese) would have rushed into their respective bathrooms on hearing of that "Adenan's good news" to do whatever people do when they're terribly excited and want to bring their excitement to a "boil", wakakaka.
Adenan even became a local Chinese hero by criticizing Putrajaya's stand against the UEC as 'stupid and senseless'.
But I sense he has been cunning because his promise may yet turn out to be an empty promise as Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) has given the two-fingers to that proposal, refusing to recognize the UEC as a recognized entry qualifications for any degree course in UNIMAS. [...]
And has Adenan said anything since the VC for UNIMAS said f**koff to the UEC?
The 'empty promise' prediction came true on the issues of UEC (see above), 20% royalty (read this), and now, post-election, he shows his full true colours by reneging on his promise of a Chinese DCM, not that such an appointment would really matter much in a substantial way, wakakaka, because I sense he would be most kedukut in sharing or delegating any meaningful authority or duties to his deputies.
And furthermore, one can excuse him on failing to meet his promise to the Chinese voters who have returned to BN if there was only one DCM to be appointed and it went to an Iban or a Malay, but look, he has appointed three, yes, not one but three DCMs.
Considering the three largest group in Sarawak are the Ibans, Chinese and Malays, in that order, and the BN's jubilation that significant numbers of Chinese have voted for BN again, he couldn't yet see it in his cabinet deliberation to appoint a Chinese as one of his 3 DCMs which in real-term power & authority would be generally syiok-sendiri posts.
His excuse now (post-election) is that he had only promised to appoint a Chinese as DCM if SUPP had won ALL its seats. Yeah, right!
OK, he's only a one-term CM as he had announced prior to the election, though that remains to be seen (maybe just another empty promise?) wakakaka, thus having got what he wanted, maybe he doesn't give a shit anymore about the disappointed Chinese in Sarawak, especially those who voted BN being pissed off with him and his empty promise, wakakaka.
But then, I wonder whether we ought to criticize him as he's not really the power that be but only a marionette of Peh Mor who still runs the show in Sarawak. Peh Mor is still commanding, controlling, managing and deciding who, what and which goes where, when and how. If Adenan indeed will leave after his one term it'll be Peh Mor again who decides on his replacement as CM Sarawak.
Aiyoyo, Peh Mor has succeeded where Mahathir has failed with AAB (ousted but remember, he refused to obey Mahathir) and Najib, wakakaka.
However, in more than one way, Adenan Satem is like Anwar Ibrahim, with his (initial) public popularity, public admittance of his love for songs of the Pelvis (eg. shake. rattle & roll) not unlike Anwar admittance in Oz of his love for poems of Shakespeare, ...
... silver-tongued gift of the gab, quick promises but manmanlai in meeting or even fulfilling them, pseudo-reformasi claims, Sarawakian First (autonomy, 20% oil royalty) and ...
... the snake-oil-salesman's charm to make his supporters forget he was part, a very intrinsic part of his brother-in-law Peh Mor's 33-year old state government for eons without even a whimper, peep or squeak of reform as he luxuriated in the payung of the former CM's fiefdom, like Anwar did in UMNO.