91-Day Countdown to 13GE –BN leaders are suddenly describing Malaysia virtually as “heaven on earth” because UMNO/BN leaders conscious they can lose Putrajaya in 13GE, likely to be held by end of March


Suddenly, UMNO/Barisan Nasional leaders are describing Malaysia virtually as “heaven on earth” despite the glaring failures of 1Malaysia Policy and various Transformation Programmes, because UMNO/BN leaders are very conscious that they can lose Putrajaya in the 13th General Elections which is very likely to be held by end of March.

Conveniently ignored are:

• the worst racial and religious polarisation in the nation’s history;

• the most irresponsible politics of hatred, conflict, lies and falsehoods perpetrated by the ruling coalition and its mainstream media (MSM) since Merdeka in 1957;

• the Transparency International Corruption Perception Indices which showed that corruption under the four-year Najib premiership was worse than under all the previous Prime Ministers;

• the latest Global Finance Integrity report which showed that on a per capita basis Malaysia is No. 1 in the world on illicit and corruption money outflow (whether in terms of black money siphoned out of the country for 2010 which is RM196.8 billion or for the past decade 2000 – 2010 which is RM871 billion); or

• the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2011 on the two critical subjects of mathematics and science which showed that Malaysia is providing an inferior education system whether compared to other countries or with our own past.

Even Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who distanced himself from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia policy declaring that he is “Malay first, Malaysian second”, is in the forefront singing praises for Malaysia – claiming that Malaysia has now become the “darling of investors” because of the various Transformation Programmes.

All these sudden hymns of superlative praises by UMNO/BN leaders about the successes of the various Najib transformation programmes, claims that Najib had halted the “political tsunami” of 2008 and that UMNO/BN are poised to wrest back 20 parliamentary seats from Pakatan Rakyat and regain two-thirds parliamentary majority in the 13GE, cannot hide the fact that UMNO/BN leaders are worried that they could be evicted out of Putrajaya in the next general elections.

This best testimony of this was provided by the Johore Mentri Besar, Datuk Abdul Ghani Osman who spoke to Kulai Chinese organisations on Tuesday and conceded that Pakatan Rakyat could win Putrajaya in the 13GE, although he warned that the most the Pakatan Rakyat could win would be a slim majority of 5% to 10% of the parliamentary seats, which he said would lead to economic instability.

Pakatan Rakyat winning a slim 5% to 10% parliamentary majority would range from PR winning 117 seats to BN’s 105 seats with a 12-seat majority (i.e. 5.5% majority) to PR winning 122 seats to BN’s 100 seats with a majority of 22 seats (i.e. 10% majority).

Malaysians who want to see fundamental changes to emanate from the 13GE must work hard to ensure that Pakatan Rakyat can win more than 5% to 10% of the parliamentary majority, i.e. winning more than more than 122 parliamentary seats.

This is why last month, I had issued a call to arms to all Malaysians to fully support the “Hundred Days to Putrajaya” campaign for a Pakatan Rakyat government in Putrajaya with 125 parliamentary seats in Parliament, with a distribution of 45:40:40 seats respectively for PKR, PAS and DAP.

I had also said that the secret to the PR success in the 13GE will hinge on our ability to win over the four million middle ground voters by focussing on the national issues of overriding importance, including PR’s ability

• to manage and reduce corruption in the country;

• to show a new path towards genuine national unity and inter-racial harmony;

• to govern more equitably with social justice and economic efficiency;

• to reduce poverty among the native population in Sabah and Sarawak and bring more sustainable development to both of these states; and

• to usher in a new era of governance where democracy is developed and deepened.

Today, on the 91-Day Countdown to 13GE, let me say that I expect Parliament to be dissolved in February and the 13GE held by the end of March – considering that the Negri Sembilan State Assembly will stand automatically dissolved on 26th March 2013 as it was the first state assembly to meet after the 308 general elections in 2008, i.e. on 27th March 2008.

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  1. #1 by yhsiew on Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 5:32 pm

    Hel# on earth indeed under BN rule!

  2. #2 by Winston on Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 8:34 pm

    Heaven on earth?
    More like Nightmare On Elm Street!!!
    That was a movie and when you got out of the theatre, everything would be back to normal!
    But the nightmare Malaysians experienced for the past five and a half decades are for real and is never ending!!
    Until they boot out the UMNO/BN government!

  3. #3 by waterfrontcoolie on Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 10:11 pm

    I believe after all the Gates that have been exposed; and maybe more to come, the 13th GE will surprise the whole world! Those GATES clearly showed that BN had governed with only ONE objective in their agenda: How much can they grab out of the national treasury! If the country were to hit bankrupcy, no doubt all Malaysians will suffer but the most impacted will those in the rural areas! And many have not witnessed the challenges of a Flat Flat World! So to Chengho and Cintanegara, maybe you have some advice for your fellows caught in the spider web of BN!

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Friday, 11 January 2013 - 1:00 am

    Correct, correct, correct! Malaysia truly virtually is “heaven on earth” 4 UmnoB/BN kaki2, jiak beh liao

  5. #5 by Godfather on Friday, 11 January 2013 - 7:58 am

    To the top levels of UMNO, heaven on earth is either Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, London or Ottawa. To the middle levels of UMNO, heaven on earth is Surabaya, Medan or Jakarta. To the lowest levels of UMNO, heaven on earth is their low cost flats. The pyramid scheme continues…

  6. #6 by Bigjoe on Friday, 11 January 2013 - 8:18 am

    UMNO/BN leaders are running over Najib to shore up UMNO/BN’s fast diving popularity because they see that Najib got nothing even as he himself is fast losing ground and their grand old man has told them to temporarily stay away from vulturing on Najib-Rosmah,

    What is so sad is except for one or two person, the rest don’t have a leg to stand on as far as their points are concern. Even those that have a point or two, they are spinning it so hard, people are put off by the hard-sell..

    They are engaging a war of spin with a vast well-financed machinery BUT they forget that Mahathir brought Anwar into UMNO for the reason that he recognised that Anwar is better than anyone of them at it.. All of them, no matter how many, don’t amount to a hill of beans compared to Anwar – and Anwar still have Nik Aziz, Hadi, Lim Guan Eng, Lim Kit Siang, Mat Sabu, Karpal Singh etc. as his backup chorus line who each hold their own against the hordes of UMNO/BN…

  7. #7 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Friday, 11 January 2013 - 8:36 am

    …. meanwhile the great umno orgy carries on.

  8. #8 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Friday, 11 January 2013 - 8:48 am

    Heavan on earth? Yeah. Mau corruption, dapat corruption. Mau AP? Ada AP. Mau title? Tu pun boleh beli. PhD. Masters. Apa2 pun boleh dapat. Rogol. Rompak. Rempit. You name it. Tak suka u punya neighbour? Nak hentikan dia punya bekalan air? No problem. Kalau apply lesen, ada express lane. Rare earth, bahan toxic, bahan radioaktif – nak lesen? Bila bila masa ok. Small matter. Lembu tinggal condo pun ada. Butt show sama fake funeral rites pun dapat. Tak perlu tengok apanama les miserab.

    … and the list goes on.

  9. #9 by sotong on Friday, 11 January 2013 - 4:22 pm

    Heaven? Depend on which side of the fence you are in.

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