Snowdan: Politics is unpredictable, cannot write off political combacks

Datuk Snowdan Lawan

KUCHING, July 1: Politics is the art of the possible and politicians do not have permanent enemies or friends, says Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Snowdan Lawan.

“In politics, a turn of events can make the impossible, possible,” he told reporters when asked to comment on a remark by Batang Sadong MP Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri during a public forum in Kuala Lumpur recently that Sarawakians want Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak back as their prime minister.

Nancy’s statement subsequently has been widely scrutinized and questioned by certain politicians and the public.

“Know that politics is an art of possibilities where and as time evolves we don’t have permanent enemies or even friends. Politicians, or political parties, rather, can have different strategies though they may have common objectives.

“The closest example is our Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Who could have expected that he would make a comeback at 93 years of age and helm Malaysia again despite not (leading) a majority party within the Pakatan Harapan (PH) pact?” Snowdan said.

The question would be, Snowdan added, if opposition party UMNO is able to consolidate its strength, by coalition or otherwise.

“Only time can tell. Even against all odds, it may be possible,” he said.

Nonetheless, Snowdan said it is undeniable that Najib does deserve some credit where credit is due for his efforts and the tangible developments he brought to Sarawak.

He said the RM16 billion Pan Borneo Highway is testimony to this and Sarawakians should have the liberty to ride on this highway once completed within the shortest time possible.

“A recent survey conducted by a local periodical showed a staggering 72 per cent ‘For’ as compared to a mere 27 per cent ‘Against’ Najib possibly making a comeback. The survey speaks for itself.

“Meanwhile lets keep our fingers crossed and keep reaching for the stars. No one can predict our destiny or future and only time will tell,” said Snowdan.

He did not offer further details about the mentioned survey. — DayakDaily