75-Day Countdown to 13GE – Will UMNO/BN leaders who really believe that BN will regain two-thirds majority in 13GE stand up?


“BN parties say will regain two-thirds majority in Election 2013” is the lead story of The Malaysian Insider yesterday, reporting that BN leaders are confident BN will win with a two-thirds parliamentary majority in 13GE.

However, only one UMNO leader, its propaganda chief, Datuk Ahmad Maslan, has gone on public record to declare that “BN will win two-thirds majority, better than 2008”.

No other UMNO/BN leader is quoted as having such confidence, including MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung, the MCA leader cited in the report.
Reason for Ahmad’s confidence?

Strangely enough, it is Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s record to battle corruption and reduce crime, among other things.

It is no surprise that as the UMNO propaganda chief, Ahmad tried to decry the latest opinion poll survey by the University of Malaya Centre of Democracy and Election (Umcedel) which showed that 78 per cent of those polled said that integrity and abuse of power by BN leaders would affect voters’ support in the 13GE.

But what beggars imagination is that the UMNO/BN leadership could feel proud and cocky about the Najib administration’s four-year record on combating corruption and reducing crime, when these two agendas are among the biggest failures of Najib’s Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and the National Key Result Areas (NKRA) in the past four years, raising the question whether the Najib administration is rooted in reality or living in a make-believe world of its own.

We just need to refer to one indicator on the anti-corruption front – the annual Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index from 1995-2012 which showed that the four-year Najib premiership has the dubious record of being the most corrupt when compared to previous Prime Ministers in Malaysia.

Malaysia was ranked 23rd out of 41 countries by TI CPI in 1995, plunging to No. 37th placing in 2003 when Dr. Mahahatir Mohamad stepped down as Prime Minister, and which plunged further to 47th ranking when Abdullah Badawi resigned as Prime Minister in 2008.

In the four years of Najib’s premiership, Malaysia’s TI CPI plunged to even lower depths – No. 56 in 2009 and 2010, No. 60 in 2011 and No. 54 in 2012.

On the crime front, the tragic death of six-year-old missing boy William Yau Zhen Zhong has highlighted one brutal fact about Malaysia, that apart from Umno/BN Ministers and leaders who are protected by security details, the country is just not safe, whether for citizens, tourists, investors or even children like William!

Before the political tsunami 2008, Hishammuddin stood out as one of the UMNO/BN leaders who suffered from the serious denial syndrome in refusing to admit that his various keris-wielding episodes as UMNO Youth leader had alienated middle-ground Malaysians, resulting in his becoming a major cause of the UMNO/BN debacle in 2008.

Is Hishammuddin again to stand out as one of the UMNO/BN leaders in the current administration who suffered from the serious denial syndrome in refusing to admit that the ever-worsening crime rate and fear of crime in Malaysia in the past four years have raised doubts about the credibility and legitimacy for the continued rule of the Umno/BN government and again become a major cause of severe reverses for UMNO/BN in the 13GE?

It is really unbelievable there are UMNO/BN leaders who dare to claim that with these dubious records in combating corruption and reducing crime, Umno/BN is poised to win an even greater victory than the 2008 general elections – even to regain two-thirds parliamentary majority.

Will UMNO/BN leaders who really believe that BN will regain two-thirds majority in 13GE stand up?

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  1. #1 by boh-liao on Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 4:15 pm

    Though boh hood, MCA, Gerakan, MIC, etc of cos will of cos STAND UP, with aid of viagra
    Oredi MCA blamed DAP n PAS, not I Bra Him, 4 pushing I Bra Him 2 bible burning
    Burn, burn, burn, d ring of fire, d ring of fire, n ?fell into a burnin’ ring of fire

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 4:25 pm

    The large turnout (about 150,000 people) at the recent KL112 rally is strong evidence that Umno/BN is unlikely to regain two-thirds majority in GE13.

  3. #3 by Winston on Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 5:31 pm

    Is he the Malaysian counterpart of “Comical Ali”
    of Iraq?

  4. #4 by balance88 on Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 5:39 pm

    You know what Uncle Lim, I think BN may be right although I hope they are not for the sake of this country. When polling day comes, the majority of the people will still vote back in BN and 2/3rd is a possibility.

    People may shout and curse and complain at BN but will still vote them back in because they are too selfishly and irrationally afraid. Afraid for the economy, then they will not have enough money to enjoy their luxurious life. Afraid that racial violence will erupt. Afraid to try a new political party in Pakatan. And the list goes on and on and they will give you a thousand justifications why they voted BN again.

    And then they will spend the next 4-5 years complaining about corruption and safety and cost of living and etc, etc, etc. This unfortunately is the behavior of Malaysians. Complain a lot but no action. This is the reality. This has been going on and on since independence.

    Malaysian do not think rationally and are not bold to make changes. They are easily swayed by the media even though many know that the media is BN controlled. There are ample evidence of govt scandals from the Bank Bumi case way back in the 80’s to the currency speculation scandal and whatever scandals you name it. But each time, BN continues to rule with 2/3rd majority.

    Will GE 13 be different, I hope it is but I doubt it will be because Malaysians are just not smart and bold enough to vote for the change when crunch time comes. This is the reality of the Malaysian voters.

  5. #5 by gofortruth on Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 7:02 pm

    Of course BN will win more than 2/3 majority if for the last 4 years after the political tsunami 2008, they have carried out “project” in the Peninsular similar to project M/project IC in Sabah.
    It is so vitally important that the elcectoral rolls in the peninsular be verified by a truly independent body bacause EC has proven to be a bias commission working only for UMNO.

  6. #6 by Noble House on Saturday, 26 January 2013 - 11:52 pm

    PM Najib went on a publicity drive to lure foreign investors with a new tagline “Malaysia -endless possibilities”. But hardly a week ago a sharp drop in FBM KLCI 7 widely believed to be foreign fund heavy selling. Telling sign that the Market already speculated the BN’s precarious position. Coincidence?

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Sunday, 27 January 2013 - 2:14 am

    Obviously d electoral rolls r NOT CLEAN; there r lots of phantom voters, all readi 2 CHEAT
    Just look at dis: AhCheatKor sent greeting cards 2 lots of ppl who don’t stay at an address!! Self exposure of manipulated electoral rolls

  8. #8 by sheriff singh on Sunday, 27 January 2013 - 2:34 am

    Yes it is possible for BN to win 2/3 majority.

    The EC might give them a helping hand as we have recently learned from experiences in Sabah.

  9. #9 by yhsiew on Sunday, 27 January 2013 - 4:42 am

    People everywhere want CHANGE. Even Singapore is of no exception – opposition Workers’ Party won in the Punggol East by-election which used to be a “safe seat” of the PAP. If an authoritarian regime remains in power for too long, people will get frustrated and cry out for more democratic space.

    Singapore’s by-election experience strongly suggests that Umno/BN’s hope of regaining two-thirds majority in GE13 looks remote.

  10. #10 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 27 January 2013 - 10:00 am

    If you look into the complaints of the rural areas even in places like Felda heartland – they used words and phrases like ‘hari ini zaman canggih, sekarang bukan zaman dulu’ – they expect the govt to execute as well as .. Singapore, HK, Taiwan or Japan – they consider basic ammenities and services to their right not ‘given development’..

    In other words, the Malay expectation across the board is that their govt be like other govt – meaning the ridiculous corruption and abuse of power is expected to dissapear even if they are not already. They no longer have a ‘serf mentality’ even if still outwardly don’t protest the norm..They may still be hostage to racial and religious sensationalism which is really what UMNO/BN relies on but as far as corruption and abuse of power, the expectation is change must be within sight and its clear to even their children (perhaps even more so) that its really hasn’t even started..

  11. #11 by boh-liao on Sunday, 27 January 2013 - 11:29 am

    Time 2 rock d system n UBAH in 1M’sia
    Voters in d little dot’s Punggol East by-election ROCKED d gomen by giving d WP’s candidate a handsome win

  12. #12 by Winston on Sunday, 27 January 2013 - 11:57 am

    Say what you want.
    UMNO/BN is indeed giving the opposition a leg up in the coming GE.
    The reasons are plentyful and the logic simple.
    Because never in the history of mankind has a political party been so hell-bent on self destruction!!!!
    Even their so-called cybertroopers are at a loss to saying anything good about their political masters!!
    So, what do they actually say in their posts?
    Lies and expletives!!!!!!!
    What a remorseless waste of taxpayers’ money!!

  13. #13 by Joshua Tan Kok Hauw on Sunday, 27 January 2013 - 7:51 pm

    It is coundown to Putrayjaya by Pakatan Rakyat with two-thirds majorities. Malaysians will have a brand-new administration which fights for the people and care for the people.

    Najib will be the last PM of BN, definitely.

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