LKS GE Campaign Programme

Friday 7/3/08

(1) Ceramah in Kampar (8pm)
Venue: DAP Kampar Centre
(Contact: 016-5960131)

(2) Ceramah in Buntong (9.30pm)
Venue: Along Jalan Sg Pari (Near roundabout)
(Contact: Suguna 016 5621986)

(3) Ceramah in Ipoh Timur Operation Centre, Ipoh (11pm)
(Contact: 05- 2533096)

Earlier Programme:

Friday 29/2/08

(1) Ceramah in Kampar (8pm)

(2) Ceramah in Teluk Intan (9.20pm)

(3) Ceramah in Ipoh Chin Woo Hall (11.30pm)

Saturday 1/3/08

1. Kota Kinabalu lunchtime ceramah (11.30 am – 1 pm)
Venue: Gaya Seafood Restaurant, Inanam
(contact Dr. Hiew 019 – 8809987)

2. Ceramah at night at Sandakan
Venue: Yuan Secondary School Hall, Mile 4, North Road, Sandakan
(contact Chelvam 0122470892)

Sunday, 2/3/08

1. Tawau breakfast ceramah (6 am – 8 am),
Venue: (i) 6 am – Pasar Tamu, Jalan Apas/Jalan Kuhara (ii) 7.30 – Sin Onn Market, Jalan Sin Onn, Tawau
(Contact Jimmy 016 -8260108)

2 Ceramah at Bidor, Perak (8 pm)
Venue: Simpang Empat, Kg Baru, Bidor
(Contact Ramani 012-2782062)

3. Ceramah at Buntong, Ipoh (9.30pm)
Venue: Teluk Kurin, Padang Buntong, Ipoh
(Contact Suguna 016-5621986)

4.Ceramah at Ipoh Timur (11pm)
Venue: IT Elections Ops Centre, Jalan Kampar
(Contact: 05-2533096)

Monday 3/3/08

(1) Whistlestop visits to Johor:

1. 9.30am – 10.00am Senai (019 7122412)
2. 10.30am – 11.15pm Skudai (012 7205909)
3. 11.45am – 12.15pm Stulang (012 7778796)
4. 1.30pm – 2.00pm Yong Peng (012 7687758)
4. 2pm – 2.45pm Labis (012 7371058)
5. 4.00pm – 4.30pm Jementah (019 7251183)
6. 5.30pm – 6.00pm Bentayan (019 6568282)

(2) Ceramah in Kota Malacca 8 pm
Venue: DAP Melaka hq, 5 Jalan PM 1/1, Taman Pandan Mawar People’s Hall
(Contact: 06-3369354)

(3) Ceramah in Rasah 9.30 pm
Venue: Ming Kok Restaurant Car park, Era Walk, Seremban
(Contact Lee 019 6606947)

(4) Ceramah in Subang Jaya 11 pm
Venue: USJ 12/2 , 12/2F, 12/2E Padang
(Contact: 012 618 7643)

Tuesday 4/3/08

(1) Ceramah in Batu Gajah (8pm)
Venue: Batu Gajah Town Mei Seek Fong Coffee Shop (main road)

(2) Ceramah in Tebing Tinggi (9pm)
Venue: Wah San Coffee Shop, Jalan Bendahara, Ipoh
(Contact: Henry 016 4226762)

(3) Ceramah in Ipoh Barat (10pm)
Venue: Sze Chuan Restaurant, 30 Jln Kamarudin Isa, Fair Park, Ipoh
(Contact: Suguna 016 5621986)

(4) Ceramah in Kampung Simee (11pm)
Venue: DAP Kg Simee Centre (near market)
(Contact: 05-3233054)

Wednesday 5/3/08

NEW(1) Ceramah in Taman Connought, Taman Tun Razak (6.30pm)
Venue: Pasar Malam, Padang Taman Connought
(Contact: Azman 012 6633265)

(2) Ceramah in Teratai (8pm)
Venue: Cheras Indah Padang (opposite EON Bank & Tmn Maju Jaya)
(Contact 03-42951267)

(3) Ceramah in Bukit Bintang (9pm)
Venue: Hang Tuah Flat, KL
(Contact 03-2142 5835)

(4) Ceramah in Puchong (10pm)
Venue: Tanah Lapang, Jalan Helang 13, Bandar Puchong Jaya (opposite 7/11)
(Contact: 03-79836768)

(5) Ceramah in Klang (11pm)
Venue: Hin Hua school, Port Klang. (next to La Salle)
(Contact: 016 626 7797)

Thursday 6/3/08

(1) Luncheon Talk in Teluk Intan (2pm)
Venue: SRJK San Min, Teluk Intan
(Contact: 012 5088681)

(2) Penang Programmes
8pm – Taman Indrawasih, Perai
9pm – Wolly Carpark, Raja Uda, Bagan
10pm – Han Jiang Field, Penang

  1. #1 by Wisdom above on Thursday, 28 February 2008 - 6:01 pm

    Another election offence …?

    SPR must follow the Law to the letter… no triple standards..

    a) Political parties “cannot put” up any election paraphernalia in parliamentary and state constituencies where they do not have any candidates contesting.

    b) EC secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Nor said “only” parties with their candidates standing in the constituencies could put up the paraphernalia and distribute election materials.

    1)Only Symbol ” Dacing ” was registered for legal use..

    ….Najib did not contest in Kepala Batas & Lembah Pantai (Bangsar).

    ….Why Najib face appear there & elsewhere.. ?

    2) ….So file a complaint against Najib ….made a polis report..

    …… as provided for under Section 24B(10) of the Election Offences Act 1954.

    3) only “a Face “of candidate nominated can be displayed…
    …..only Badawi photo can be displayed at Kepala Batas ….

    >> By Law, Najib face, other BN big faces cannot be displayed at all .

    Can Barisan Rakyat Legal Advisers check up with Registrar of society & Election Commission on these ?

    Since 1984, no ‘big faces’ were ‘registered’ for use in all constituencies.

    Syabas. Barisan Rakyat. VOTE for CHANGE.

  2. #2 by matterofchoice2008 on Thursday, 28 February 2008 - 6:11 pm

    Time to vote for Jeff Ooi and the Opposition. Exercise your right now!!

    TAK NAK TO ………….

    We need the check and balance for good governance.
    Please do your part. Please call upon all friends and relatives to vote for the Opposition.
    We need to send the right candidates to parliment to voice up for us.
    Penang and Jelutong voters, we need more supports to reject BN parasites going into the Parliment.

  3. #3 by showsomemercy on Thursday, 28 February 2008 - 7:11 pm

    Kota Melaka where you going to give ceramah Kit?

  4. #4 by pohwatchdog on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 8:13 am

    May the best man win…

  5. #5 by shortie kiasu on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 12:22 pm

    Keep up the good work and hope that the support will be overwhelming and to give the candidates a moral boost.

  6. #6 by pakpandil on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 2:29 pm

    Dear Kit Siang,

    Thank you for working so hard for a better Malaysia. We will support you and your party!

  7. #7 by rakyatmiskin on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 4:33 pm

    can someone please assist me by giving me the dates for ceramahs held by PAS/Keadilan for Shah Alam areas. There’s only BN & PAS participating my area. Can someone help me with these dates esp. for kawasan Kota Raja (Taman Alam Megah). I am lost :(

  8. #8 by choost on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 4:57 pm

    Dear all, I know this may not be the right place to check, but I just want to know why Malaysia Today and Malaysiakini website can’t be accessed over the last few days. Can somebody please advise what happened? TQ.

  9. #9 by pongsakling on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 5:16 pm

    YB Lim,
    How about ceramah in Batu Kawan please?
    We need to kick out outgoing CM Koh from Batu Kawan.
    We have enough umno dogs in Parliment already!
    We Malaysians love DAP!

  10. #10 by chanjoe on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 5:20 pm

    Dear all,
    Pls watch out for a repeat of Dr MM’s tactic at the last minute in the 1990 GE when everything points to Opposition on way to form a new Govt but he shed his tears on TV the nite before polling day and the distribution of Tg Razaleigh wearing the Kadazan head gear wit a cross. Overnite the tide turned back to the blues. AAB & BN may use such dirty tactics again. Its very heartening to read about so many comments shooting the mouthpiece of MCA/BN ie Datuk Wong Chun Wai who is trying to use Christianity to help fish for votes for BN. Shame on him….read abt it in Malaysia-Today.Net.
    Shoot him further there and let him know he is outdated and for his own selfish needs, he writes nonsense everyday.

  11. #11 by pongsakling on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 5:27 pm

    Dear all, before you vote please remember:
    1. Keris mudin.
    2. Bocor.
    3. Close one eye.
    4. Istana Zakaria
    5. Ketuanan Melayu.
    6. Malaysia is an Islamic state.
    7. Kalau tak suka boleh keluar.
    8. Its look like me , sound like me.
    9. KJ (SIR)
    10. NEP.

    Vote wisely, vote for a better future, we want change not reinventing, vote for DAP, PKR, PAS.

  12. #12 by k1980 on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 5:31 pm

    WTF, buffoon who failed stats in U now so good in Maths!

  13. #13 by k1980 on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 5:36 pm

    Another Malaysia Boleh for Guiness Book of Records— there are 8,666 voters who are more than 100 years old in the country.

    Sabah has the highest number, 2,096, followed by Sarawak (1,458), Johor (976), Perak (959), Selangor (549), Penang (442), Pahang (397), Federal Territory (367), Kedah (356), Negri Sembilan (328), Kelantan (249), Malacca (233), Terengganu (150), Perlis (60) and Labuan (46).

    The most number of centarians in the whole wide world!

  14. #14 by boh-liao on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 5:43 pm

    Malaysian Politics 101: What to do when encountering a BN candidate

    1. When a BN candidate meets you, say in a kopitiam or market, don’t avoid him.

    2. It’s OK to shake his hand.

    3. Just say you will vote for BN and demand an ‘ang pow’ or sewing machine, if you like.

    4. If he gives you the ‘ang pow’, open it and check how much. (If possible, record it: photograph or video.) Then you say loudly so that all around you can hear: “Aiyah, so little money one! Need more money lah.”
    Pocket the money so that you can donate it to DAP/PKR/PAS later.

    5. Then ask the BN candidate: What do you think, can we trust AAB as our PM? Is AAB a liar? Why did AAB lie to the world about the dissolution of the last parliament? Do you agree with the decision for police to use water cannon and tear gas against unarmed citizens who wish to have a peaceful public rally? etc. etc.

    6. Finally, say goodbye to the BN candidate and tell him that after talking with him, you prefer to vote for CHANGE and will be voting for DAP/PKR/PAS.

    Malaysian Politics 101: What to do when encountering a BN candidate

  15. #15 by k1980 on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 5:58 pm

    Malaysian Indian Congress chief Samy Vellu had to cut his rally short after he was nearly accosted by more than 10 supporters of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) on Tuesday….Despite the presence of 50 police officers, several of the protesters managed to break through Mr Samy Vellu’s security detail.

  16. #16 by k1980 on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 6:08 pm

    MCA and Gerakan should merge and rename their new party as the “New Economic Policy” Party. That is to say, the members of that new party support the New Economic Policy of umno

  17. #17 by k1980 on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 6:12 pm

    Dr Mamak talked about the general election:

    There are of course a lot of negative things that are not in the report card. For example, lots of money is being lost, the prestige of the nation has gone down and the fact is a lot of people cannot find work or business in the country. They have to go elsewhere.

    Islam Hadhari has caused a lot of confusion. There is only one Islam and now they are told that they are followers of Islam Hadhari or modern Islam as if it is a new religion. With regards to the new development corridors, they are just announcements. Nothing has happened on the ground. The amount of money involved is fantastic. It goes into trillions of ringgit and it will happen over a period of maybe 10 to 20 years. So, these are promises. Anybody can make a promise.

  18. #18 by waterfrontcoolie on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 6:50 pm

    This Dato cwWong bloke has no self respect, he would condemn some small corruptions but when his BOSSES are involved he never open his stinking mouth to say anything. A man with no conscience should just shut-up and pray for bosses, instead of trying to pretend that he has got principle. Well you have no principle and your comments are not wanted as they are full of pretences. It is not worth the paper you write upon. For an ‘EDUCATED” A>>>H>>>, and an Editor, you are a shame to the Chinese Community. Don’t pretend that you have anything good to contribute to the Malaysian society!!

  19. #19 by boh-liao on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 7:04 pm

    It’s unfathomable that MCA, MIC, Gerakan, and other mosquito parties within BN are willing to be running dogs and lap dogs serving Umno – when Umnoputras can’t stand dogs and shove them away with brooms.

  20. #20 by cmbss on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 9:31 pm

    The website has a lot of great stuff for campaign

  21. #21 by cmbss on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 9:35 pm

    Starting next week, watch out the BN will start announcing goodies to swing the voters.


    BN give, just accept, BUT Still vote for Barisan RAKYAT

    Sources revealed that BN will announce re-opening ofthe controversial SRJK (C) Damansara which have been closed few year ago.

    Government staff- more goodies may be announce, eg, immediate bonus

  22. #22 by allout on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 9:55 pm

    Dear Penangites,

    Don’t miss the biggest ceramah, combine Parti Keadilan Rakyat & DAP on 1/3 (sat) 7.45 pm at Han C hiang indoor stadium. Speaker: Dato Anwar Idrahim, Lim Guan Eng, Jeff Ooi and others.


  23. #23 by js on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 10:38 pm

    Advise DAP to upload the Ceramah Video in DAP blog as what have uploaded by PKR in DSAI Blog.

  24. #24 by robert wong on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 10:46 pm

    Price of Petrol RON 97 Price of Toyota Vios 1.5E
    Malaysia RM1.92 / liter RM78,700
    Indonesia RM2.31 / liter RM64,000
    Thailand RM2.49 / liter RM60,000

    With petrol comsumption of 150 liters / months for 5 years or 60 months the total petrol cost is as follows :-

    Malaysia RM 17,280
    Indonesia RM 20,790
    Thailand RM 22,410

  25. #25 by robert wong on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 10:49 pm

    Total cost of vehicle and petrol

    Malaysia RM95,980
    Indonesia RM84,811
    Thailand RM82,410

    Now, Who is being ripped off in term of total cost .

    We are being ripped off again by BN government.

  26. #26 by devilmaster on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 10:49 pm

  27. #27 by waterfrontcoolie on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 11:05 pm

    If the ceramah of BN at Klang this evening is anything to go by, it is obvious that they are bankrupt of any new ideas. With food provided for some 2,000 ppl, more than half are children brought in by their parents for a free makan. A large portion of the time is used by the local singers done at maximum amplification to distrub the peace of the night. All I heard was, AAB would take care of our interests and that DAP could not deliver what they had promised!! No substance, No agenda! just plain pleading for the votes!! I wonder, if even 10% of those who attended listen to them! In fact I told one of the attendees that the meals has been paid by the Port Klang Free Zone Authority!! So please enjoy it. It is your money anyway!

  28. #28 by fjjs on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 11:19 pm

    I read this from Smith: http://[email protected]

    Response to Wong Chun Wai – Why Christians prefer to vote for PAS, not BN.

    Dear Mr. Wong Chun Wai, ( I know he is a Datuk, so what?)

    I refer to your commentary in The Star (29 Feb 2008) in which you wrote:

    “ I hear church groups telling their congregation to vote anything opposition including PAS, which is simply naïve and emotional. Whatever the flaws of the system, it still works, despite some occasional hitches,” said one Penang Barisan leader.

    Why didn’t you name that Penang Barisan leader? Because this quote is your personal view. Writers like you, who are de facto press secretaries of the MCA, write your views and attribute them to some sources or political analysts. Please lah, don’t mock at our intelligence!

    Mr Wong, a flawed system doesn’t work!!! If it is flawed, it is flawed. How can it work?

    I understand you are a Christian but I wonder how much you understand the Gospels or the very life of Jesus Christ and what he stood for.

    Our Lord would not have been crucified had he accepted “the flaws of the system” of His times. He never asked his people to close their eyes to the “flaws of the system” and instead focus on development , personal comfort, bank accounts and roads.

    He stood up against the corrupt leaders who were fleecing the people. He condemned them as dead man’s tombs, hypocrites, vipers etc ( please read Matthew 23). The entire chapter is condemnation of the corrupt leaders of the Law.

    How could one who professes to be a Christian choose to prop up a regime that is utterly corrupt and immoral? How could a Christian vote for candidates who are unwilling to defend the rights of his religion? How could a Christian support a regime that denies the weak non-Muslim to seek redress in any court of law?

    What is your take on abuse of power, the dismantling of the Judiciary, the corrupt government leaders who inflate their bank accounts with money that belongs to the people? What is your stand on the confiscation of Christian literature and the Bible or the banning of the term “Allah” (mind you, this was approved by the Cabinet of which MCA Ministers are members)

    Aren’t all these precursors of more frightening things to come? Have you thought what awaits your children’s future if this trend continues?

    What is your stand on the creeping Islamization of the country and the utter subservience of the MCA that you represent, to its political masters, UMNO?

    Why should I give my vote to a MCA or Gerakan Chinese who will not defend my religious rights? A good MCA leader who cannot defend my rights is of no use to me.

    As a Christian, should we be more concerned about Truth, Freedom, Justice, good governance, honesty and righteousness than bread and butter issues or clogged drains and tarred roads?.

    Shouldn’t a Christian stand up for the poor, the oppressed and the marginalized. (Please read Matthew 6).

    UMNO has done more damage to my religious rights than PAS. It is UMNO which is snatching away dead bodies, not PAS. It is UMNO which is separating children from parents and husbands from their wives, not PAS. It is UMNO that threatened us with the keris, not PAS.

    Therefore it is not “naïve or emotional” for a Christian to give his/her vote to PAS against the apartheid inclined regime that is racist and utterly devoid of honestly and morality.

    The government has to earn that Christian vote. It is not given free of charge. Sir, there is such a thing as protest vote. Thank You.

    NOTE TO CHRISTIANS: If you are Christian and has never registered as a voter or has never voted in your life, shame on you. You are an irresponsible Christian and citizen. (Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s).
    A good Christian is a responsible citizen.

  29. #29 by P.O.T.S on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 11:48 pm

    Highly unlikely Christians will swing to opposition when their higher authorities the NECF and CCM are so afraid to offend UMNO. They take great pride in sleeping with the MCA running dogs. They even condemned the HINDRAF and BERSIH rallies.

    Christians are mostly pious people who will swing where their churches want them to swing.

    And many churches have been infiltrated by BN goons.


    I will take back my words if and when the NECF and CCM show some guts. And i will eat humble pie if there is a swing of Christian votes to the opposition…….

  30. #30 by alancheah on Friday, 29 February 2008 - 11:57 pm

    Will go and listen the ceremah on Monday, 11 p.m..
    Mr. Lim… take good care of your body. You must be
    very tired now. I really hope that all opposition parties
    will have a breakthrough and win BIG TIME in this coming election.

  31. #31 by Wong Kee Kah on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 1:04 am

    Mr Lim , I am very happy to read your blog, thank you so much for all the information .

    First of all , I would like to voice up my concern for all the malaysian……….

    Its time to change the goverment , its been how many donkey all the people blindy vote to BSN or the MCA running dog ? they are useless people , hopeless.

    All the chinese is time to wake up and vote to DAP.

    Time to change the malaysia system now , if not , our future will be gone.

  32. #32 by Wong Kee Kah on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 1:11 am

    move on DAP , step down BN and the running dog MCA , you all are useless.

    MCA – Malaysia China Anjing
    BN – Boleh……..Nanti

  33. #33 by cfcluvdap on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 1:58 am

    Wong Chun Wai Ka?
    Oh you are a Datuk?
    And you are a christian

    Your writing in the star is appalling. Would you pls resign and stop bragging for BN. The more you write, the worse you damage the image of Datuk and the christain. More people will hate you for your writing for where the easy money you get from BN. Ya, I nearly forget thestar is also a BN newspaper. I will stop buying from today.

  34. #34 by chench88 on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 2:04 am

    Uncle Lim,
    You must take good care of your health, I salute and respect you. Malaysian need you especially Chinese.Only dap could fright for chinese when Umno bully chinese.We are no hope on MCA. UMNO will ask MCA shut their mouth and join them for corruption.
    YB Lim without you, Malaysian chinese no meaning to stay in Malaysia anymore because we will suffer work hard for UMNO to enjoy living life(goyang kaki)

  35. #35 by malaysian4malaysia on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 2:39 am

    uncle lim… take good care! we still need you…
    (((2008 ????)))

  36. #36 by P.O.T.S on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 3:12 am

    DAP is not fighting for CHINESE and CHINESE alone!!!!!

    Stop making statements that will confuse our Malay brothers.

    This election is not about race or religion.

    This election is about saving Malaysia from the Ku Klux Klan aka UMNO.

  37. #37 by choonchoy on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 3:28 am

    Hi, there P.O.T.S.

    For your information the Churches have been telling their congregation to vote wisely. That is about all they can do, they have to remain non-partisan. What did you expect? The church to tell me who to vote for? Won’t that be violating my rights? No one should tell another who to vote for, they can try to convince but never force. The ultimate choice belongs to the individual! Otherwise we might as well have a one party state!

    In the spirit of “One Malaysia” you should not be going around punishing the whole village because of a few bad apples. We should not blame the Malays for the deeds of the UMNOputras. Nor should we blame the Chinese and the Indians because MCA and MIC sold birthright for their personal gain.

    The BN has been using the “Divide and Conquer” technique. As long as the rakyat squabble, they win.

    If this nation is to ever succeed, we the citizens of Malaysia, regardless of race, colour, creed or religion must UNITE under one banner. “One Malaysia, One People.”

    We must undo the damage done to our Constitution. The Judiciary must be restored. The Parliament must be redeemed. The Press freed. The ISA and the OSA must be abolished. All parliamentary proceedings should be televised. And all those responsible for raping the rakyat held to account. (The perpetrators all have backup plans. They all have multimillion dollar villas overseas.)

    But alas, until we the rakyat are mature enough to put a stop to “Racial and Religion Politics” Malaysia will not progress.

    BTW what was written in that blog was crap. I’m Christian.

    Vote wisely.

    Jangan Tipu-Lah
    Aiyooo sudah ter Tidur-Lah!

    Let’s give BN the Boot!!!

  38. #38 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 7:21 am

    Way to go YB Kit. This is something to cheer you up. According to Malaysiakini report by Athi Veeranggan | Feb 29, 08, “DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang is still a crowd puller in Penang…This was clearly evident with the crowd he pulled every time he made an appearance in this island-state……Although he has lost his voice due to over-speaking in rallies elsewhere, he did not lose any of his usual firebrand style. The crowd cheered and clapped each time he drives home a political point, especially when he took a swipe on Umno’s political hegemony”.

  39. #39 by year of snake on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 7:49 am

    Those crooks in BN have said that people only attend DAP Ceramahs to be entertained, therefore prove them wrong by voting for DAP and partners in the election. By the way, can anybody tell me what is happening to the Advisor to PM, the Oxford loudmouth Khairy J. He has been so quiet after his nomination which is surprising as I expected him to give out his usual fiery speeches with threats in them.

  40. #40 by QuestionMan on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 8:11 am

    The “advisor” is probably asked to shut up so that not to screw up the whole campaign. After all, you bet he will win because it is organized.

  41. #41 by showsomemercy on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 9:07 am

    Dedicated to Menang atau Mati:

    Full House Ceramah in Melaka!

  42. #42 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 9:12 am

    I already have to congratulate Sdr. Lim and DAP for their effort so far already because he got OKT debasing himself with negative campaigning and with lies, possibly new.

    Everyday, they sink to new lows rather than deal with the issues well, because they can’t. Of those who claim themselves to have done so much, it ought to be a cake walk to walk away from negative campaigning. But instead they sink to new lows. Usually its the opposition that have to resort to it because of the disadvantage but seriously something is very wrong when those who have overwhelming advantage resorts to new low.

    So I have to congratulate Sdr. Lim already because no matter what, you have the goliath running scared and learn the lesson that they cannot break promises like they have been doing for so long.

    Now, lets finish the lesson to these ‘dense’ students by voting them out..

  43. #43 by oknyua on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 9:58 am

    Had just drove through Klang area. I saw Kpg Jawa Klang are for PAS. The BN need not waste time there anymore. Only Ketua Kampung display Dacing flag.

    Klang Town, equally DAP and BN. PKR is camping nearby. PKR might tilt balance towards DAP.

    Way to go, guys!

  44. #44 by k1980 on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 10:20 am

    When the electorate gives one party a two-thirds majority over and over again, what it is clearly signalling to that party is, “The way you govern us is just fine. Carry on as usual.” Regardless of how it performs, the government expects to be re-elected in the next elections, and if it hears complaints, they are masterfully dismissed as noise in the classroom. …

  45. #45 by oknyua on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 10:37 am

    If MCA cyber-trooper watching, let them read:

    Paper reports, advertisements etc from MCA highlighted the track records that’s purely expected from them. There is nothing exceptional. The missing point is MCA’s stand to ensure Malaysians stand side by side with dignity, free from imposed and legislated human prejudices and discriminations. MCA’s record is miserable in ensuring all Malaysians of the future have a place in this country, a place where diversity of faces, beliefs and ideologies are accepted.

    Instead what is seen is their record on number of scholarships given, schools and roads built – these are basic expectations from a proper and responsible government. In the process of implementing these basics, they failed to highlight the amount of wastages and pilferages by their own kind. They failed to mention the millions that disappeared when they are the custodians.

    Let Ong KT read this and not to highlight he can ride a bicycle (so what?) or that he came from a village school. What are his aspirations and dreams for us, Malaysians, in the future? Or is it that he had no ability or desire to see beyond his own generation?

  46. #46 by Tickler on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 10:48 am

    SINGAPORE: The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has decided to campaign against the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) in the run-up to the snap general elections, slated for March 8, in the country.

    This follows an assessment by Hindraf whether it should to go the whole hog in a political offensive against the long-established organisation of the mostly Hindu ethnic Indians in the Muslim-majority Malaysia.

  47. #47 by Tickler on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 10:49 am

  48. #48 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 12:08 pm

    Wow! wow! YB LKS, I admire your fantastic pace. Younger men like myself would be put to shame by your energy and enthusiasm.

    It’s my prayer that God will give all Opposition party campaigners the same stamina and urgency to sweep the country in the few remaining days left for the campaign. I can feel victory is but only a whisker away.

    Godspeed. And take some ginseng on the move.

  49. #49 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 12:09 pm

    BTW, I hope PAk Le and his BN bongos sleep on for the next week.

  50. #50 by Menang atau mati on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 12:41 pm

    For 8 years ,2300 scholarships is equivalent to 288 per year.

    I would like to know what percentage is it of :

    1)the total scholarships

    2)the total amount in RM of scholarships and loans given to students per annum.

    3)the total amount of scholarships and loans in RM which should include amounts spent in residential secondary schools, locally and abroad where students are given board and lodging and free schooling,at matriculation courses,locally and abroad,and at university level ,locally and abroad including both undergraduate and post graduate studies.

    Finally who are getting this benefits?

    Throw out peanuts and the monkeys want to claim credit?????????

    We are not monkeys!!!

    Let those who claim credit be.

  51. #51 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 1:29 pm

    In spite of Hindraf and recent scandals of Lingam-Gate, Port Klang Free Zone scandal of RM4.6 billion & body snatching/conversion cases, “the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIC) still expects the BN to retain its two-thirds parliamentary majority, although the coalition is unlikely to trounce the opposition as comprehensively as it did at the last election, in 2004″ – The Economist.

    If EIC’s expectation were correct, it must be because of the following calculations – besides the other normal privileges of incumbency such as having well oiled election machinery, plenty of money and control of mass media) that BN banks on: –

    · the first is retention of majority support of Malaysian Malay voters; and

    · the second is same electoral system proven weighted in its favour in relation to what BERSIH complains. It is same system based on delineation of constituencies in last election in 2004. Even the Chairman of Election Commission, Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman) is the same as in 204. In 2004, the number of registered voters stood at 10,284,591. The current electoral roll, gazetted for 2008 lists (out of a population of about 23 million) 10,922,139 voters making by way of increase a fractional difference of only 148,969 new voters.) (What we don’t know is how many especially of the young who have registered to vote but do not find their names in Electoral Roll; how many are phantom, how many are persons dead with life proxies parachuted to vote for them. Also we don’t know how many of 10,284,591 will not vote or spoil votes. In 2004, 7+ million voted & BN secured 92% parliamentary seats with only 4.4 million votes).

    If ever there are concerns on BN’s side – and corresponding hopes on its detractors side – they will centre on these two variables: –

    (a) whether those Malaysian Indian voters who traditionally support the BN may swing their votes the other way in constituencies in which they hold the balance as king makers owing to recent discontent galvanized by temple demolishment and Hindraf’s activities; and

    (b) the mood of voters in Sabah & Sarawak, whether Opposition would secure further foothold. The signs favour the DAP. In the last Sarwak state election the DAP made the biggest gains among opposition parties, winning 6 of the 9 seats which the BN was denied from achieving a clean sweep, compared to only one seat DAP won in the 2001 election.

    Predictably if BN does comparatively worse than in 2004 (though still retaining two third), the casualties will are the non Malay component parties of MCA, Gerakan and MIC.

  52. #52 by Wisdom above on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 1:29 pm


    > CNN news.. ?

    A New Malaysia, a ” Dynamic Malaysia “…equality for all…a better future…

    ..Anwar’s strong presence on the field and drawing large crowds.

    >Keadilan, which projects itself as a multi-ethnic party, is regarded as the best bet to bring together DAP and PAS.

    He has vowed to end race-based discrimination policies in Malaysia, making it one of the major planks of PKR’s manifesto.

    Many professionals have joined the DAP,PAS,PKR,PSM,MDP,PASOK throughout Malaysia, Sabah & Sarawak.

    It is a multi-ethnic party.

    Syabas. Barisan Rakyat.

  53. #53 by Ipoh Jelapang on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 1:40 pm

    I love DAP!

  54. #54 by Tickler on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 1:40 pm

    There is even possibility that Badawi might lose his own Kepala Batas seat. Even if he wins it by a smaller majority than Najib winning his pEkan seat, would put Badawi`s position in UMNO in jeopardy, esp. if BN comes out much worse in the GE.

  55. #55 by Tickler on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 1:41 pm

    There is even possibility that Badawi might lose his own Kepala Batas seat. Even if he wins it by a smaller majority than Na-jib winning his Pekan seat, would put Badawi`s position in UMNO in jeopardy, esp. if BN comes out much worse in the GE.

  56. #56 by Tickler on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 1:55 pm

  57. #57 by damianyeow on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 2:12 pm

    Name me one major foreign investor in Penang, in Ipoh, in Melaka, in Seremban, in Petaling Jaga. I refer to the recent news which Dr. Koh accusing the opposition of painting a “dooms-day picture” in Bayan Lepas, that is exactly what it is…I worked in Motorola Penang before, the recent investment announcement is just a routine expenditure report, that’s all , any new jobs created-Zero!
    What about in PJ, any new investments, just goto Sungai Way FTZ or Shah-Alam Ind areas,like ghosttown-zone, filled only with foreign-workers majorityly. The point I like to hilite, when can u see Mr. Koh face on TV say RTM1/TV3, only 5 years once, you mean to say his face is woth 5 minutes on TV every 5 years for one week during pre-election time only, what kind of chief minister is that?, a “rubber-stamp one”. look at the public transport, taxi
    service, like a third-world country,still want BN aah?

  58. #58 by xpainxgain on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 2:41 pm

    My friend asked me: is it still possible to register as a voter now? I need your help! TQ!

  59. #59 by Tickler on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 2:43 pm

    Di samping itu, katanya, Abdullah juga tidak mendapat sambutan sepatutnya ketika berada di Kedah, termasuk ketika beliau melawat Kuala Kedah.”Difahamkan hanya 300 orang yang hadir menyambut Pak Lah di Kuala Kedah.

    Manakala di Pendang pula, kira-kira 200 datang menyambut Najib,” katanya.Pendang merupakan satu-satunya kerusi parlimen yang diwakili PAS di Kedah.

  60. #60 by Mr Pangkah on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 3:31 pm

    Mr. Pangkah here, may I know when Mr. LKSiang coming to Puchong??

  61. #61 by Lat Gao on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 4:22 pm

    Intel Penang doesn’t have any product pipeline for their chipset’s manufacturing plant in the near 2 years, thus it’s indeed true that most probably 1000 – 2000 Intel’s Penang staff will be out of the plant, or some might be lucky but need to relocate to Kulim plant.

    I can’t imagine that kind of impact on Penang, so how ? everybody just work in kopitiam or start to learn how to cook mee goreng, hokkien mee or roti canai ?

    Kok Tut Koon and your BN crony, now somemore u dare to said that Penang are not far behind from Singapore in certain aspect ? are u talking about the number of the potholes, thiefs, bribery, rubbish … and all the useless Barisan National reps who betray their own rakyat because they have no balls to speak out the truth !

    not to mention that, Tut Koon and that Teng Hock LAN can’t even solve the taxi problems in PENANG ! those taxi driver in Penang just ignore their plight to use meter, and continue to slaughter their passenger with cut-throat price, like that how to attract tourist ? pui ! malu !

    small little things also cannot solve, Gerakan, MCA, MIC what good are u guys ?

    sorry for my stupid comments,
    when u have stupid leaders,
    u have stupid rakyat,

    I’M STUPID, OK !

  62. #62 by k1980 on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 7:27 pm

    Dollah’s wrinkled marbles are quaking….
    It’s getting as unpredictable as ever in Penang; there’s a hiccup in the Barisan Nasional camp in Terengganu; and in Kelantan, the battle is so hot, it may go down to the wire….there are rumblings in Perlis, because of infighting within BN, but not enough to cause an upset; problems within Perak’s Kinta Valley which has traditionally been pro-opposition; and problem seats within Kedah and the Federal Territory.

  63. #63 by devilmaster on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 8:15 pm

    “My friend asked me: is it still possible to register as a voter now? I need your help! TQ!” – xpainxgain

    Tell your friend he can register as a voter now, but cannot vote in 2008 GE. The next one, 2013 is ok. Ask your friend also, why is he dont bother to register earlier.

  64. #64 by indian on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 8:49 pm

    Uncle Kit,
    Hectic life for you these days. Anyway we pray that God will give you strength to continue until polling day.
    May you also be elected again to continue your struggle towards
    this corrupt and biased government.
    Take care of yourself and have a safe journey during your
    campaign trips.

  65. #65 by cfcluvdap on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 8:52 pm

    Dr Ayam will lose ~6ooo votes in total for his deed with the hawker association. Pls issue statement or comments on the matter as your words will definitely build up the confidence of DAP Bukit Bintang. I am very concerned when you said BB is turning from black to grey and it was the first constituent you have to visit to upheld the winning spirit there.
    What’s your perspective now since Dr Ayam is loosing support.
    I wish you are more optimistics now on BB.
    Anyway, Fong Kui Lun is doing his job well.

  66. #66 by simsimsim on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 9:06 pm

    Mr Lim : Attackkkkkkkk

    Don’t Let The “ Corridors “ Become “Back Yard “

    Government has announced many so call “ economic corridors “ , but whether we will see any result is another “BIG “ question mark ???. Figures and facts which has been presented could be very impressive and encouraging BUT the result is yet to see.

    The most important will still be the “implementation “ and the quality of people who will carry out the policies to ensure that there will be a “ hustle and corruption “ free …
    The success of any economic policy will very much depend on “ hardware and software “ where we put in , personally , I have doubt on how we are going to achieve it.

    Clinton said “ It’s still Economy , Stupid !!! “ when doing his presidential campaign , I do hope all opposition parties could HIT this (economic issues ) hard and use it seriously to gain votes . Please for any sake and reason , do not use personal attack which will have much “repercussion “ as today’s voters are more mature and educated.

    High inflation and rising cost , economic concentration on certain group of people , wealth inequality , losing middle class , misallocation of fund and economic resources ,
    White elephant projects (e.g stupid angkasa project with multi million dollars , how many schools we could build with that $$$ )….. all can be use to gain more votes.

    Again , Obama is using “Change “ in his presidential campaign , Yes , we could replicate this to our context an contain …. We need change to ensure (or at least ) minimize the monopolistic power the current government have .
    Remember , “ Absolute Power Corrupt Absolutely !!!! “ , don’t let the “corridors become back yard street !! “

  67. #67 by all ready on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 10:41 pm

    What BN politicians really meant when they say ……

    From One Caring Malaysian To Another

  68. #68 by undergrad2 on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 10:48 pm

    Watch this video! This is the strongest I’ve seen so far of the public indictment of BN under Abdullah BadAss.

    For those not so converstant in the Kelantanese dialect, it’d help if you have a Kelantanese with you.

  69. #69 by all ready on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 10:57 pm

    Listen to Anwar Ibrahim speak at a ceramah in KL recently. It’s about 25

    minutes long but believe me he is a mesmerising speaker; sometimes funny,

    sometimes witty and hitting at BN personalities all the time. Listen to him

    whack Pak Lah, Najib and Samy Vellu! It’s in Bahasa most of the time but he

    knows when and how to intersperse it with English.

    Very good speech and I assure you, you will not be bored.

    Before you vote on 8 March, view this Video

    *Anwar Ibrahim ceramah in KL


  70. #70 by undergrad2 on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 10:57 pm

    Hear this video, and you’ll get to hear the roar of a new wave of hope that is unstoppable!

  71. #71 by undergrad2 on Saturday, 1 March 2008 - 11:11 pm

    For those who are undecided whether to vote for PAS where there is no DAP candidate standing, this video may help!

    Baptism of fire??

  72. #72 by js on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 12:12 am

    Just attended the biggest DAP ceramah in Han Chiang Indoor Stadium in Penang. Fantastic! More than 10 thousand people attending this ceramah. It is great! Few famous speaker like DSAI, Karpal, Guan Eng,Jeff Ooi, CKY.
    I can say that among all the speakers, Jeff Ooi is the BEST. DAP is so lucky to get this man into the party.Looks like DAP has chance to grab many seats this time for Penang DUN.
    Good news! the total election fund collected for this ceramah itself is RM30 over thousand.I believe this figure can be higher because not all people managed to donate due to crowded.

  73. #73 by limkamput on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 12:39 am

    Sdr Lim, I know your schedule is so hectic, but please take care of your health. I heard you spoke in SS2 a few nights ago. May be you should leverage on the microphone more and your voice less. Most people can hear you well when you spoke in normal tone. I know you shouted to emphasise certain points but please don’t do it at the expense of your health and voice. There is still one week to go.

  74. #74 by penangboy on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 1:51 am

    My observation – I have seen the worst and the best in DAP’s history. Crowd needs to translate that into votes. Anyway, talk to your friends; tell them to double up. I am sure the PGCC topic caught my attention. After spending time of lobbying almost 2500 signatories to be sent to CM, the Penang Heritage Trust seems to have been played into the game of the Gerakan. Scaling it down so he said. I think I had enough of this Gerakan wayang kulit….

    I suggest yoi tell all to double up. I know one candidate in Tg Bungah that could kick the Chia dynasty into the moon. Speak to your friends. He needs all the help possible. I saw him going from house to house….and I spent 2 hours following him. I saw the spirit…vote for Teh of DAP in Tg Bungah.

    Anyway, talk to your favorite koay teow seller. Tell him that Unified Development funds from BN is rightfully yours. If you vote for the DAP, you vote in protest of BN’s lack of transparencies. Anyway, CM Koh is “crying wolf” in Batu Kawan. DAP supporters – stick to your guns and draw it everytime you open your mouth. Say the truth – it’s time to change

  75. #75 by goldenscreen on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 3:28 am

    Sorry for being off-topic here, but aren’t university and college students barred from being involve in politics and political campaigns? Check out the New Straits Times (March 1st, 2008).

    For more check here:

    One rule for UMNO, another rule for the rest?

  76. #76 by sheriff singh on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 4:07 am

    I once attended a PAS ceramah many years ago in Hadi’s stronghold in Trengganu. There were thousands there that night. Same night, I attended a BN ceramah conducted by Ghaffar Baba in KT. There were only a few hundred people there, most of them in the shadows.

    Result? BN landslide that time!!!

    Numbers can be misleading if not translated into votes. Many are just curious or out to have some fun time.

    So 10k at Han Chiang? What if they are all from the same constituency? You get one seat but lose many elsewhere. You still have not achieved anything. Maybe they might not vote Opposition at all.

    You just can’t win if you don’t get them to vote for you. Was the crowd mad enough, hungry enough, angry enough? Or will they be practical and fickle minded like they were before, BN for State, DAP for Parliament.

    There is just no way the Opposition will win Penang state even with the PKR in their ranks. I understand there is fear mongering in the State that the Opposition (Chinese) will win big there at the expense of the Malays (UMNO). So they are all rallying behind UMNO to offset this Chinese onslaught.

    Result? MCA, Gerakan and MIC will be decimated but UMNO will prevail in their seats at the expense of PKR. BN will have simple majority in the State with UMNO now dominant having the most seats. And what will happen?

    UMNO will take over the state government WITH AN UMNO Chief Minister!!!!!! Their people will demand it!!! Habis!!! (That’s why Koh is not confident to name his successor!!!)

    That will be the consequence and will be the punishment for the erosion and withdrawal of non-Malay support. Who in MCA, Gerakan and MIC will remain to oppose?

    So remember the double-edged sword. It can cut both ways. Be prepared for the outcome. See who then the electorate will blame.

  77. #77 by sheriff singh on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 4:28 am


    So fight if you must, but you must make sure you win decisively and take over. Anything less will create problems all round. A wounded animal can be very troublesome if not dangerous.

    And a post election weak PM is not going to help. He will be preoccupied fighting for his own survival. His troublesome Mentris Besar and other “Little Napoleons” will emerge to give him no peace.

    So Good Luck and I pray all will be well.

  78. #78 by lakshy on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 6:33 am

    k1980 Says:
    Yesterday at 10: 20.40

    When the electorate gives one party a two-thirds majority over and over again, what it is clearly signalling to that party is, “The way you govern us is just fine. Carry on as usual.” Regardless of how it performs, the government expects to be re-elected in the next elections, and if it hears complaints, they are masterfully dismissed as noise in the classroom. …

    What k1980 said is correct. When we vote and give them the 2/3rds they will say, the rakyat trust us to do whats best for them. Please dont make this mistake again, regardless of what dirty tricks are used by bn in the remaining week. They will pull all kinds of stunts to get the voters to vote for them.

    The important thing for us rakyat to do, is to retain control by denying them their 2/3rds. LEts vote any opposition, for the good of this nation and its people.

    Makkal Shakti!

  79. #79 by arctanck on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 6:44 am

    Incredible effort Mr. Lim. All the best in Sabah. Can’t wait to see the outcome of this election! And keep up the good work everyone!

  80. #80 by allout on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 7:51 am

    Last night the ceramah at Han Chiang was really great. The indoor stadium was already full when I reach there at 730pm. If not for the rain and traffic jam, the crowd would easily touch 20k. Any way the rain does not dampen the spirit of the people standing outside. I believe 90% of the people there will vote for the opposition party.

    Jeff Ooi is now the Penang Idol, he walloped Koh Tsu Koon really hard and that is what Penangites want to see. Jeff give him some more.

    DAP is getting there, if Party Kealilan can deliver the malay vote, the Penang State Government will fall the the opposition party.

  81. #81 by k1980 on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 8:03 am

    Koh admitting defeat…..
    By his own admission, Koh said compared to previous general elections, the voters are much more quiet, which can be very dangerous for the coalition government.

    “They are much more quiet than before which could be good or bad, because it may mean that they have made up their minds. In some areas, there is this sense of unhappiness, this wish to want to punish the BN.

    “I cannot assess how strong it is, but what it may lead to is a lack of balance in the ‘dacing’ (referring to the BN’s concept of power-sharing) itself,” Koh said after a two-hour forum held in Mandarin in the Han Chiang College here.

    “In any election, you usually have the fixed votes, the loyal votes, the hardcore, then you have the swing votes and it is the swing votes that may swing one way or the other.

    “At this moment, the swing votes are more towards the Opposition as compared with 2004 and these swing votes are the ones which actually make a difference in non-Malay seats. So in other words, the balance within BN may not be sustained as it is before,” he said.

  82. #82 by budak on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 9:09 am

    Chinese tend to be more outspoken and daring rather than being “Mr. Yes-man” of UMNO… but there are some exceptional Chinese like OKT and KSK whose are lapdogs…

    dear Malaysian, stand on your feet, be strong to accept the changes for your kids and next generation… STOP being lapdogs or running dogs… :-)

  83. #83 by mendela on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 9:22 am

  84. #84 by chanjoe on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 9:23 am

    I am working in Vietnam now and there is excitement here in Ho Chi Minh City because Intel is reported to be building one of their biggest factory here and work will be underway very soon.
    Will Penang’s factory be slowly closed down? So much for KohTK’s blah blah blah abt Penang.
    In fact Vietnam is pulling in more and more big investment and even Berjaya, WCT & SP Setia is putting their eggs in Vietnam.
    Maybe finding a way to keluar before its too late?
    BTW I am definitely coming back to cast my 1 vote for opposition and have even instructed my family members to vote opposition and donate to DAP election funds.
    May our oversea force be with you all…..bravo.

  85. #85 by budak on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 9:37 am

    TheStar: Sunday March 2, 2008
    “There is no place for American style debate in this country, said Wanita Umno leader Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz.”

    Off course UMNO/BN dont like this method, because they had sucks and managed the country bloodily…

    Vote Rafidah OUT…. :-)

  86. #86 by k1980 on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 10:21 am

    Would umno allow Koh TK to stand in a by-election should he lose in Batu Kawan?

  87. #87 by simsimsim on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 11:11 am

    Penang to catch up with Singapore ?? a dream or reality ?? only Dr Kkoo himself know about it !! Malaysia spent $$ sending people to Angkasa ( multi million dollars ) , Singapore is going to distribute surplus fund ($1.8 Billion ) to Rakyat !!! That’s why Penang still have long way to catch up with Singapore , please compare Komtar with Vivo City in Singapore ….how you feel ??
    We will definitely need to reduce the majority by BN , now they could do whatever they want at their whim and wish !!! for sure , opp parties will not win to form the government , BUT we need to give them chance ….
    Petronas’s profit was about RM 80 Billions , where is the $$ being channeled ? Buying jet / Kapal selam with high commissions , sent people to angkasa ….corruption , RM10 tools became RM1000 in bidding , that’s the difference Mr Khoo !!!

  88. #88 by boh-liao on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 11:23 am

    “There is no place for American style debate in this country, said Wanita Umno leader Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz.” (theStar, 2.3.08)

    The fat lady sings and she sings the truth. She knows best. How can BN candidates be allowed to debate with opposition party candidates and in the process be exposed and massacred by them?

    Imagine Pak Liar Lah, Zam-Zam, Nazri (very quiet outside the protection of parliament), KTK, OKT, SV, etc. on stage debating with AI, LKS, Kapal, LGE, JO, TP, Ramasamy, etc.!

    Nay, not a debate. Perhaps, a karaoke singing contest. MAC, MIC, and Gerakan candidates might outdo their rivals in this skill – because they have been well trained to sing to beg for crumbs from Umnoputras.

    Another hilarious and ludicrous announcement from Umno secretary-general Radzi Sheikh Ahmad: Barisan Nasional candidates contesting in the five state seats under the Kangar parliamentary constituencies will go back to “class” to brush up on their English language and leadership skills after the polls. (Seriously, why was Zam-Zam left out?) (theStar, 2.3.08)

    He referred to the five candidates for the state seats: Dr Por Choo Chor (Indera Kayangan), Datuk Dr Md Isa Sabu (Bintong), Mat Hassan (Kuala Perlis), Jamil Saad (Sena) and Bakar Datuk Ali (Kayang).

    Dr and Datuk pun tak tahu English and leadership skills, and BN want voters to vote them in first and then send them off to study English language and leadership skills!!

    Tak malu eh? Nak tipu siapa?

    So, voters, nak or tak nak?

  89. #89 by cmbss on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 11:46 am

    Fat Lady toking nonsense now, knowing Nor Yaakop will be taking her place as MITI Minister

  90. #90 by I Malaysian on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 11:54 am

    Pak lah has started ” Warkah untuk PM’ for citizens to provide feedback. The address is First thing I said to him was, I have lost faith in him and my vote is for opposition

  91. #91 by boh-liao on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 12:03 pm

    See the stupid, shallow, and thick-skinned mentality of NTR and so-called BN leaders: NTR took our can-or-not space traveller on a doggie leash around the country during his current election campaign to exhibit the pathetic doggie Dr and claim BN sent him to space.

    What rubbish and a waste of taxpayers’ money! NTR should wear a T-shirt: “He went to space and I’m PROUD, PROUD, PROUD of it”.

    Only in Malaysia, the only dumb-dumb nation on this planet, can the ruling politicians be soooo dumb and desperate (we should have a TV series called “Desperate Politicians”): conned into wasting public money to put someone in a space can and then very proudly hailed this as a remarkable achievement of the Malays!

    And our BN politicians are planning to waste more public money to send another stooge up.

    Other nations ruled by desperate dictators or sensible and responsible leaders have more sense than to waste a huge sum of money to buy a place in the US or Russian spacecraft for one of their stooges to go up to space, in order to boost their image. Nay, they have more pride and sense than our ruling politicians.

    Either they develop their own space program to send their own true spaceman up or they use the money to benefit their citizens.

    China, Japan, and India are doing their own way with dignity.

    In SEA, there are richer nations which could easily buy a place in other nation’s spacecraft to send their citizens into space. But did they do it? No so dumb, right?

  92. #92 by boh-liao on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 12:28 pm

    Yeah, everyone should visit and just leave a message for Pak Liar Lah: “Why you lie all the time?”

    While we appreciate AAB, thorugh his actions in the last 4 years, for raising political awareness among Malalysians and galvanising opposition parties to work together against the evils of BN, we must heed some recent sensible advice of TDM as featured in :

    1. I said that I thought he (ie, AAB) should be PM for one term.
    2. There are of course a lot of negative things that are not in the BN report card.
    2. I think if you follow them (ie, Hishamuddin Hussein and Khairy
    Jamaluddin), it will be disastrous for the party.

    So, people, let’s not disappoint TDM. Time to get rid of AAB, HH, and KJ!

  93. #93 by giko on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 12:34 pm

    According to a report in thesun papers which was not reported in the other mainstream media, Chow Kon Yeow said a delineation will be done by EC in 2010 where Penang will be realign to ensure that Umno will have a lion’s share of the state seats and hence, will take the crown jewel – the Chief Ministership!

    And according to another report that I’ve read – sorry, can’t remember where – presently Umno has 50-52% of parliamentary seats with the other BN component parties making up the balance to 91%.

    Putting 1 & 1 together, methinks if Bn gets 2/3 parliamentary majority in this GE12, this delineation will be conducted and EC will ensure that Umno will control more than 2/3 of parliament, thus ensuring them of control even without the other component parties’ seats.

    This will ensure that they can do anything they want!

    Now this is a very strong reason to DENY them the 2/3 majority!

    What do you think?

  94. #94 by allout on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 12:42 pm

    Dear YB,

    The BN in Penang is now confuse and panic. Its time to give them the knockout blow.

    Mobilize your big gun across the country and stage the biggest ceramah in Penang and knock them out. The ceramah if held successfully will also have a big impact and help other DAP and opposition party candidates outside Penang.

  95. #95 by concerned_citizen on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 12:48 pm

    Pls watch out for SPR tricks in counting the vote. [deleted]


  96. #96 by cmbss on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 1:07 pm

    Azmi Sharom, UM Professor on the 12th General Election

  97. #97 by cmbss on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 1:09 pm

    Tricia Yeoh on the 12th General Election

  98. #98 by Menang atau mati on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 1:31 pm

    Speak up,everybody out there.

    There is a poll on the GE conducted at:

    The poll is being manipulated and spiked by the UMNO/BN cyber troopers.

    When it first started, the poll showed about 8% in for the Barisan and 92 % for The Opposition and it stayed that way for many days ,then there was a spike and it went up to about 11.2% and then dropped slowly to 10.7% yesterday mid-night at about 12.00am.Suddenly today at about 1.35 pm it shot up to 13.4 %.I believe it has been actively spiked by BN/UMNO agents.

    The BN / UMNO cyber troopers are at work actively spiking the poll.

    Visit the site and cast your vote so that it reflect the true sentiments of the RAKYAT.

    Again pleas call all your friends to do so to ,otherwise The BN/Umno with the paid agents will spike the polls to influence the less informed and

  99. #99 by cmbss on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 1:39 pm

    Kerajaan Malaysia Dikawal Khairy | Menantu Pak Lah

  100. #100 by cmbss on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 1:41 pm

    Pak Lah’s Son-in-Law Warnings To Rashid ( SPR Chairman )

  101. #101 by cmbss on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 1:50 pm

    Siapa Dia Khairy Ni? – Tun Dr. Mahathir

  102. #102 by cmbss on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 1:52 pm

    Illegal Umno Youth Protest by Khairy Jamaludin

  103. #103 by simsimsim on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 2:23 pm

    Kahiry J ?? look like samseng for me !! if our country being ruled by this guy >>> finished !!! NO HOPE !!! Only his mother is proud of HIM ??? that’s natural from mother’s LOVE

  104. #104 by Aramaitii on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 2:50 pm

  105. #105 by u2 on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 3:35 pm

    Don’t just deny BN 2/3 majority, give the BA (Barisan Alternative) the 2/3 majority or more to see change! otherwise, resistance is futile….

    even when 1/2 the seats are won, our voices will still be from a distance.

    it is a very difficult battle as there are many ‘eat old cannot digest’ folks out there.

    god save this country…

  106. #106 by kmlee on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 3:36 pm

    im very sorry and shame to say that i vote for BN in the previous and my first election five years ago, but i dare to say i come to my sense now and DAP and its coalition party will get my vote this time around.
    Keep up the good work DAP and Kit Siang.

    Regards from Sungai Ara, Penang.

  107. #107 by matterofchoice2008 on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 4:47 pm

    Thanks to Jeff Ooi for highlighting us the claim Koh Tsu Koon made in 1999. It is a fact that Koh Tsu Koon claimed in 1999 just before the election that Penang’s economy would catch up with that of Singapore in ten years time. It is now impossible to be realised by Penang state government under current leadership of Koh Tsu Koon.

    No wonder Koh Tsu Koon now has got the brilliant idea of moving from state level to parliment level. By moving to parliment level, does it mean that Koh Tsu Koon assumes Penang people will forget what he claimed in 1999.

    What kind of Penang chief minister is this? Now that BN Penang wasted a lot of money to print brochures claiming how great BN acheivements at Penang blah blah blah. Aiyoh, ingat kita ini orang Penang bodoh kah? Just based on what you print kah?

    Fellow Malaysians, please call upon your friends and relatives. Do not Vote for Koh Tsu Koon at Batu Kawan seat. Vote for Jeff Ooi at Jelutong seat. In short, please vote for the Opposition. We need more oppositions in the Parliment to do check and balance for good governance.

  108. #108 by cmbss on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 5:00 pm


    It’s ok , so long now you are aware and realised the bigger picture.

    Hope you can share and influence your conviction to your family members and at least 10 friends, Ask these people to do the same so to achive a great multiplier effect

    We surely deserve a better country!!

  109. #109 by roticanai on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 5:33 pm

    I was at DAP ceramah last night in Port Klang and a few nights before and the crowd was quite encouraging ( about 600 ). I spoke to a few of the people there and all of them said they would vote for oppositions. From my little “survey” it would be safe to say about 90% of the crowd would vote for opposition on the 8th March. However quite dissappointing is the presence of very small crowd of Malays. Nonetheless, i heard that the ceramah held in the Malay “area” not far received quite encouraging response from the Malays.

  110. #110 by cmbss on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 5:48 pm

    DAP Ceramah Penang Han Chiang Stadium

  111. #111 by chanjoe on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 6:14 pm

    anyone out there have blog address of Subang Jaya candidate Ms Hannah Yeoh….seems she gave a very inspiring speech in last nite’s ceramah in Subang Jaya…pls furnish….TQ

  112. #112 by boh-liao on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 6:48 pm

    Voters should not be sentimental about having non-Malays in the current BN set up.

    The non-Malay BN politicians there are spineless invertebrates like the blood-sucking mosquitoes (not leeches, as leeches are more beneficial than them). They play a decorative role that enables Umno to tell the world that Malaysia is multiracial. (When Umnoputras yelled “you pendatang, balik kampong, keluar” – the non-Malay BN politicians just nod and scuttle.) They are pagar that makan padi. They are as good as not being there. In fact, better not to be there.

    If possible, VOTE OUT ALL non-Malay BN candidates, including KTK, OKT, SV, etc. Let Umno runs the government, in case BN won the next GE. But rest be assured that BN will appoint some of the failed non-Malay BN candidates as senators in order to have them back as decorative wallpaper in the next cabinet.

    After 8.3.08, let us have non-Malay MPs and state assemblymen working with their Malay counterparts from DAP/PRK/PAS on a common equitable platform for the good of all Malaysians.

    A tsunami of change must occur. It MUST HAPPEN NOW on 8.3.08.

  113. #113 by Jeffrey on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 6:53 pm

    The interesting question is whether the new additional procedure of using indelible ink – to prevent multiple voting – will be something ‘uncontemplated’ that may upset incumbent BN’s apple cart.

    UMNO for example would depend on vote bank of rural constituencies. How will the introduction of indelible ink and transparent ballot boxes affect rural or semi literate electors/voters? Maybe no effect, maybe some effect….

    Will some folks be confused by the new additional procedure as to, for example, try to mark the cross on the ballot papers by the particular finger earlier dipped in indelible ink therefore spoiling their vote or something silly like that?

    The Opposition parties generally welcome the new procedures to mitigate incidences of rigging. The use of indelible ink by Election Commission’s (EC) was not something looked favourably upon by BN – see

    What’s the reason?

    This additional procedure may make processing eligibility of an elector/voter twice longer than it otherwise would ordinarily take…..

    Because here, besides polling officers checking name and NRIC on electoral roll, reading out the name and NRIC number, and crossing out name on electoral roll, they have to check one’s fingers, get the left forefinger to dip in and be marked with indelible ink, before obtaining signature or thumb impression of the elector/voter on the counterfoil of the ballot paper which is to be issued to him to signify electoral roll number has been noted by the polling officer.

    First time, any kind of teething problems uncontemplated may arise – for examples electors/voters having misgivings to have their fingers marked by such ink via a straight line on the nail, they asking for explanations, arguments over nail polish etc, availability of acetone to remove such polish to reinstate one’s constitutional right to vote, :) presiding officers in the polling stations misapplying the ink or ink supply runs out etc all of which will delay and cause the queue to be longer and longer, with some who could not wait, returning home or others still waiting, unable to vote by the end of polling ???

    Then these ballot boxes (in the past the yellow one for the parliamentary contest, and the white one for the state contest) – if they are “transparent boxes” and though marked “PARLIMEN” and “NEGERI” are however now not distinguishable by colour like before – will not so educated elector/voter get confused when casting the ballots, into wrong boxes?

    Will there be many spoilt votes by these new additional procedures and if so whose supporters are more likely penalized or disenfranchised by mistakes?

    It will be a big joke if election results in some areas of close fight are affected not by big issues of the day or calculations of core votes versus swing votes but procedural foul ups by these new features of indelible ink and transparent ballot boxes!

  114. #114 by Jeffrey on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 6:57 pm

    Typo error 3rd para from bottom – “will not less educated elector/voter get confused when casting the ballots, into wrong boxes?”

  115. #115 by boh-liao on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 7:18 pm

    O boy, see the photo of HH at
    – a huge hypocritical smile, a hand on someone’s shoulder, and where is the other hand?

    Was he holding an unsheathed keris behind his back, waiting to lift it again after 8.3.08? Beware, beware, beware!

    Once a rattlesnake, always a rattlesnake. Don’t we all ever forget!

  116. #117 by jus legitimum on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 7:41 pm

    The KLSELANGOR Chinese Assembly Hall President Dato’ Bong has called upon the voters of Kulim,Kedah not to vote for the BN candidate Datuk Abdul Aziz.On 15-8-2000 , this racist and extremist Abdul Aziz led a team of Umno youth and demonstrated in front of KLSCA to protest against the SUQIU memorandom.He even threatened to set fire on KLSCA and told the Chinese to run back to Tong San.So how not to kick out this typical arrogant Umno idiot?

  117. #118 by sheriff singh on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 7:57 pm

    Latest projections for Penang :

    DAP 7 Parliament 14 state seats
    PKR 1 Parliament 2 state seats
    PAS 1 Parliament 2 state seats.

    You know what this will mean.

  118. #119 by devilmaster on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 8:26 pm

    Sheriff Singh, there are 40 state seats in Penang up for grab. I am hoping PKR to fare better this time around.

  119. #120 by sheriff singh on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 8:47 pm

    No, PKR will not make any major headway. Malays revert to UMNO and PAS. But PAS and PKR still has 4 seats.

    In Kelantan

    BN 3 Parliament 13 state seats
    PAS 7 Parliament 23 state seats
    PKR 3 Parliament 9 state seats

    In Terengganu

    PAS 5 Parliament 23 State seats
    PKR 2 Parliament 4 state seats
    BN 1 Parliament 5 state seats

    In Kedah,

    BN 9 Parliament 19 state seats
    PAS 3 Parliament 7 state seats
    PKR 3 Parliament 7 state seats
    DAP 0 Parliament 3 state seats

    In Perlis,

    BN 2 Parliament 9 State seats
    PAS 1 Parliament 5 state seats
    PKR 0 Parliament 1 state seat

    Thats all folks.

  120. #121 by Jeffrey on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 8:47 pm

    What all this means?

    Out of 19 parliamentary seats and 40 state seats, it means Barisan Rakyat cannot capture at least 21 state seats to form the state government of Penang. (Unless the narrow margin is otherwise unexpectedly bridged by uncontemplated factors like problems posed by indelible ink or transparent ballot boxes).

    It means PKR and PAS cannot deliver their share of state seats because Penang Malays favour BN. (Even if majority of Penang electors/voters are Chinese, Penang has a significant minority in whose favour constituency boundaries have been drawn to give UMNO/BN the electoral advantage).

    It means the DAP mauls Gerakan and MCA, UMNO holding its own well against PKR/PAS that make no inroads at all – and UMNO is being delivered the bargaining chip to take Gerakan out and nominate its candidate as chief minister!

    The gravy train now takes another track to UMNO power brokers long coveting for the reversion of the jewel crown of chief minister post.

    It means no benefit at all to MCA and Gerakan to continue playing, in the interest of receiving crumbs of patronage, the so called BN power sharing game of outwardly representing plural Malaysia’s interest but actually appeasing, placating and being subservient to and humiliated by UMNO’s dictates – because now, even the crumbs are withheld or redistributed back to the dominant party that gives.

    Overall, it is signal to MCA, MIC & Gerakan throughout the land that it is times out – this game of hypocritically representing interest of other communities and selling principles for positions!

    It may be harbinger to implosion of the power sharing arrangment of BN (as distinct from UMNO).

    Let UMNO rule alone. At least it is better than the farce.

  121. #122 by Jeffrey on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 8:57 pm

    Based on projections, the gap is narrow enough for the Opposition to also just win by the skin of the teeth. Anwar Ibrahim has to do some “magic” in the next 6 days!

  122. #123 by chanjoe on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 9:04 pm

    come on lahhhh……u “experts”….as though you can predict the results. Just go out and get your friends, families, peers…etc to vote opposition and keep our fingers crossed that we shall prevail and victory is for all of us…ok? Don’t try to be a mathematician and do something negative….we must be positive.
    Lets fight on for victories after victories….all over the country.

  123. #124 by newkid on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 9:14 pm

  124. #125 by Ryan-W on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 9:37 pm

    Looking at the input and opinions from all the alternative media and blogs, it looks like the opposition would most probably increase their seats in parliament but then again please be aware of the last-minute tactics by BN which could turn the tide in their favour. Therefore it is important that during the ceramahs, remind the voters to be steadfast in their beliefs. A simple message like this should go a long way. Deny BN a 2/3 majority and they will take care of you to make sure that they could reclaim the lost seats. Give them a 2/3 majority and they will then act according to their whims and fancies.

  125. #126 by Come2Papa on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 10:05 pm

    “Sdr Lim, I know your schedule is so hectic, but please take care of your health.” limkamput

    YB Kit’s campaign is calling deperately for volunteers! Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is, and go help fill the gap. We don’t need empty and meaningless assertions of support. Spare us your silly rhetoric!

  126. #127 by chanjoe on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 10:09 pm

    I am impressed!!!!
    DAP has unearthed more “cili api” this time.

    Hannah Yeoh (Subang Jaya) did well as per bloggers comments.
    Guess she will be the next ADUN for Subang Jaya after Ah Beng ran off trying to be an MP in Kelana Jaya trying to lick UMNO’s leg to get in good again after what ex-MP Loh had did.

    I call upon all Subang Jaya voters to give your votes to this young “cili api” and we can have our own in Selangor just as Perak had Fong PK. Don’t forget to vote in Loh GB too as his fearless exposure on Lingam finally spilled the beans.

    Another “cili api” requires our support too i.e. Ms Teoh Nie Ching for the Serdang Parliament seat.

    Lets spread the news that bthey all need the support of all.

  127. #128 by devilmaster on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 10:58 pm

    Did you guys listen to RPK’s speech in Klang? It was fantastic

    RPK Speech

  128. #129 by skyquest2000 on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 11:36 pm

    Mr T will still marry mr. D after being abndoned by mr D somtimes ago. I salute mr. T even he got no chance to be elevated. Despite of the fact Junior T has overtook Mr.T all this years, he still will be around.

    Mr.T still has the stimina. Long live Mr. T.

  129. #130 by limkamput on Sunday, 2 March 2008 - 11:38 pm

    What about you, papi dog, what do you do all day other than barking at your own tail? Must get DBKL to put this miserable dog to sleep forever.

  130. #131 by limkamput on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 12:05 am

    The ceramah at TTDI tonight, despite heavy downpour, was incredible. Most people attending refused to move despite the heavy rain. Along the corridor of a row of shop houses (facing the field where the ceramah was held) was filled to the binge. Theresa Kok gave lively speech both in English and Cantonese centred on the need for strong opposition voice and the need to televise live Parliamentary proceedings. She also asked all those present to write to PM’s email link in Chinese language to see whether they will get any reply as promised in today’s newspaper.

    The DAP candidate for Segambut needs to improve his oratory skill and also to research a little on issues he wants to highlight. For ceramah of this nature, just go for punchy and salient points if you think the audience is looking for facts and figures. There is no need to go into details and the rationale for each the point you make. It becomes too cumbersome and boring.

    From what I observed, I think many in the urban areas are ready for change. Never have I seen such an enthusiastic crowd both in SS2 a few night ago and tonight in TTDI. We must all help the oppositions, particularly the DAP to keep the momentum going till March 8.

  131. #132 by smeagroo on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 12:42 am

    YB Lim,

    With so many fraudulent cases against EC, how come there has been no injunction against them? The whole election is riddled with inconsistencies and massive postal votes rigging as laid out in

    By the time BN wins again it wud be too late to even make noise? What’s next after that? ANother massive rally?

    Is there no way to stop this? With so many evidences am sure in the court of law (eventhough it is taintied) we the rakyat cud hv a case against the Rashid scumbag.

  132. #133 by Wisdom above on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 12:46 am

    Cheating in Postal Votes – Sarawak

    1)..we spotted at least six people with the same identification card number having to ballots each,’ Mr Yaacob said.

    2)..(EC) officers in Sibu issued postal votes to the police and army personnel, and in the course of supervising the issuance, we caught 13 postal voters who were entitled to vote twice, for their names were registered twice on the electoral roll. They were to be given 2 ballot papers each.

    Do we have physical duplicate ballot papers for 13 Sibu & 6 KL voters ,names,ic , any video recording of the ballots papers, etc…

    There must be 2 police reports as ‘ first information report’.Penal Code case.

    If yes, get Barisan Rakyat ” Legal advisers” filed application in High Court to have ‘Postal Voting’ suspended indefinitely.

    We have a constitutional crisis here… GE 2008 can be annulled …?

    Postal voting roll must be seized for used as evidence in a criminal investigation.
    Very messy ….

    Since it is a criminal case, AG chamber cannot keep quiet…

    Let’s see what how SPR try to cover up ?

    > Check out ‘Mandate from Heaven’ posting by …..

    Syabas. Barisan Rakyat.

  133. #134 by Come2Papa on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 2:10 am

    “Sdr Lim, I know your schedule is so hectic, but please take care of your health.” limkamput

    YB Kit’s campaign is calling deperately for volunteers! Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is, and go help fill the gap. We don’t need empty and meaningless assertions of support. Spare us your silly rhetoric!

    “What about you, papi dog, what do you do all day other than barking at your own tail? ” lebai kamal bin Put

    i’m not here to campaign but to expose you for the fraud that you are! and a pathetic one at that!

  134. #135 by stcy81 on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 6:02 am

    I have just posted the same message in Jeff’s Blog & Teresa’s Blog, and I hope you guyz can help if you know anything…; I am from Kedah, and SPR has registered my name on my behalf as voter, I m not knowing this until I check online; anyhow, I was allocated to an area where only PAS and BN are contesting all these while; I tried to change to PJ area when I know about it, but they said I have to change my the address in my IC, due to the trouble, I didn’t change; My question is that, is there any other way to change the voting location apart from changing I.C? kindly assist. thanks in advance! (Note: Even if it is only PAS and BN, I will still vote for PAS, no choice!!! as long as its not BN!!)

  135. #136 by RGRaj on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 7:48 am

    Yesterday I was at a BN ceramah in Senawang, N.S., organised by the local MIC branch chief. I was there because members of our temple were responsible for providing food for the attendees.

    The speakers were pathetic & they didn’t have much substance in their speeches. The UMNO guy (Rasah BN chief) was talking nonsense, about how in his younger days he was very close to the Indians. Nothing at all about the main national agenda.

    The MIC speakers were in “damage control” mode, admitting that the Indians were not being looked after in Malaysia. So the people should give them another 5 years to look into this!

    The Gerakan & MCA speakers spoke about the muhibbah nonsense. Basically the BN was corrupt of ideas to speak about. And they also attacked DAP & told the people not to believe in rumours!

    Today I’m going to join Uncle Kit’s ceramah at 9.30pm in Rasah. I also informed some of the people at the BN ceramah & they are coming too.

    Vote DAP for a safer & affordable Malaysia!

  136. #137 by sotong on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 8:22 am

    If BN leaders had any pride and dignity left in them, they should apologize to the ordinary people for the decades of gross injustice, damaging and divisive policies and mismanagement.

    Decent and hard working Malaysians of all races deserve better than this…..more of the same will cause enormous permanent and long term damage to the country.

  137. #138 by 2ndClassCitizen on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 8:44 am

    I am a christian, and my area State Assemblies : 101 / 23 – DUSUN TUA Parliamentary : 101 – HULU LANGAT, between BN and PAS. The last GE, I voted BN to give AAB a chance. Now, no more chance for BN. I’ll be voting PAS.

    Attended Tok Guru’s ceramah at Putrajaya, yesterday. I am the only chinese there. Nevertheless, the dewan P9 was jammed packed. People were sitting on the floors outside the dewan. No chairs provided outside, no food served. Yet there were many many who came.

    Contrary, BN’s site for ceramah was filled with food galore, and comfortable chairs and fans… but don’t see many people attending it.

  138. #139 by Bigjoe on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 8:51 am

    Whew!!. Have anyone notice this punishing schedule for 67-year old Sdr. Lim.?

    Sdr. Lim deserves a big win just for this schedule!!!!!

  139. #140 by Bigjoe on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 9:21 am

    Sdr. Lim,

    Did you notice that in Terengganu, Badawi called himself the head of state? He really think he is an elected Sultanate and a theocratic one too. He can’t remember the difference anymore…He really is our very own George Bush jr. intellectually….

  140. #141 by Democrats on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:00 am

    Just drove down from Ipoh. Should remove the BN billboards. So fake and funny, talking about pledge and efficiency! Can cause accidents if laugh too hard…..

  141. #142 by mwt on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:31 am

    Latest Updates on
    1. Charles Santiago 4 Klang to Parliament
    – The Peoples Choice; Let’s Make it Happen; Let’s Make the Difference; he wanted to initiate Change to make Klang & Malaysia a Better Place;
    Watch the Video Clip (1min 26s) – Campaign Trail at Jalan Papan, Klang
    Imran Imtiaz Prognosis – Mar 8 Election – 30 to 50 seats gain for Opposition; now is that time to deny BN the 2/3 Majority
    = == == =
    2. Fight for Chinese Votes in Penang
    The inability of Dr Koh to pinpoint a CM designate underlines Gerakan current shaky & fluid position Penang. He was quoted:
    “All I know is that the unhappy voters want to punish the BN,” he said. Although, a BN whitewash is highly unlikely, with Umno contesting 15 of the state’s 40 seats, an unusually strong opposition showing could upset the state’s carefully weighted racial balance in government.
    Many seats previously considered “safe” and changed to “hot” has now become “lost” especially his Batu Kawan with heavy bets on Gerakan coming landslide defeat. More details from updates at
    plus see DAP Largest 9 m Rocket at MAk Maidin, Butterworth
    plus Video Clip, Koh’s explanation and responses from Teng Chang Yeow & Teng Hock Nan and DAP & BN Slogans war
    plus inserted Video Clip on DAP-PKR KL collaboration declaration (in 20% slow motion)

  142. #143 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:35 am

    DAP and PKR must put in special efforts to change and capture the mind and hearts of Malay Malaysians, who must be convinced that under NEP, the bulk of the benefits went to Umnoputras and their cronies.

    Without a significant number of votes from Malay Malaysians, DAP and PKR will not be able to breach the BN’s stranglehold on our parliament and state legislative assemblies.

    V-day is only 5 days away! Please do the necessary and do what you have to do, the correct way! All the best.

  143. #144 by k1980 on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:44 am

    “I was there when the Election Commission (EC) was packing voter kits for postal votes on Saturday and we spotted at least six people with the same identification card number having two ballots each,” Yaacob said.

    “This is voting fraud as each postal voter should have only one vote,” he added.

  144. #145 by jennifer cheong on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:48 am

    Dear leaders Lim Kit Siang and all,
    Keep it up ! Well done for all ceramah ! Do not let BN win this time and forever ! God bless DAP and all opposition party to win. Be careful and inform all about the dirty tactic of BN adverstiment of 513, free gifts, free makan and the illegal voting result gambing !

  145. #146 by Tickler on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:00 am

    ZAM was quoted by the editor, who read the news filed in the system by his reporters, as having said:

    “Siapa yang mahukan Wee di kenakan tindakan selepas dia minta maaf? Bukan Umno. Bukan MCA… Gerakan!”

    Dr Lim Keng Yaik is the only Gerakan representative in the Cabinet.

  146. #147 by mysn1st on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:01 am

    It been a long long time you have not turn up here and the people’s of Puchong is waiting for you.

    I shall lock my schedule and meet you there. Take good care Sir.

  147. #148 by Tickler on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:08 am

    Why BN?

    Someone in the audience asked why he should keep voting for BN, if they continue to take away his rights. Donald started his answer with “In life…”. He said something about some people being comfortable and uncomfortable…whatever.

    The few parishioners whom I did speak to in the audience after the debate weren’t at all impressed with the BN. It’s obvious where their vote is going.

    I picked up a copy of the Catholic Asian News special on Elections 2008 after the debate. It’s pretty clear where the Church stands on whom to vote for – just based on the articles written in the magazine. I sense from speaking to quite a few Christians that the Christian vote, irrespective of whether it is Catholic or some other denomination, will swing to the Opposition this time around.

  148. #149 by alaneth on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:08 am

    Uncle Kit Siang,

    Pls spend more time in Skudai, this is an extremely HOT seat in Johor for ADUN. This time is 50-50%, tilting towards DAP side.

    This is the only chance for Johor to get a first DAP opposition in the ADUN. Spend more time here – please.!!!

  149. #150 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:56 am

    Some commentators are counting the chickens now and gloating over the possible defeat of BN. Good to be optimistic but really it’s too early to do so. There is still a high mountain to climb.

    Read TIME (March 10, 2008), pages 28 and 29: Quote – But if Kepala Batas entrepreneurs like Lee Peir Jye are any indication, Abdullah has little need for concern. “It doesn’t matter if Abdullah or someone else,” says the mobile phone-shop owner. “As long as we support the government, there will be stability, and that’s good for business.” – Unquote

    There are still lots of kiasi non-Malay voters around, who are so scared of voting for the opposition. They have been brain-washed to submission. To them, BN = stability = good business, regardless of all the inefficiency, incompetence, corruption, and Ketuanan Umnoputras around us. Can their mindset be changed by 8.3.08?

    Coupled this fact with the many dirty tricks of BN, the battle is far from won.

    Can DAP/PKR/PAS win over more Malaysians to vote for them on 8.3.08?

  150. #151 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:57 am

    DAP should invite Raja Petra Kamarudin (Malaysia-Today) to speak in their ceramah, especially in areas with Malay voters.

  151. #152 by xpainxgain on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 12:02 pm

    If BN plays dirty tactics in media in this few days, then i suggest Barisan Rakyat may use the statement of Tun M to do campaign such as :
    a)kerajaan BN sudah dijadikan kerajaan keluarga Abdullah e.g. Khairy.
    b)jangan memberi undi kepada penerima rasuah.
    c)His comment on Islam Hadhari.
    d)UMNO has now become completely paralyzed.

  152. #153 by Chong Zhemin on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 12:13 pm


    Raja Petra did speak in dap ceramah

    Watch these videos. It’s very convincing speech from RPK. He will also be speaking in PJ ss2 for tony tonight.

  153. #154 by Not spoon fed on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 12:18 pm

    DAP should upload long ceramah video at Google like Anwar did:

    Anwar said he will take out RM10 billion from Petronas to fund free education and to subsidise petrol. Sensible!!!!

  154. #155 by k1980 on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 12:28 pm

    Anwar said he will take out RM10 billion from Petronas to fund free education and to subsidise petrol.

    Dollah said he will take out RM10 billion from Petronas to fund more spaceflight participants via Russian rockets.

    And yet dumbos will continue to vote for Dollah. WHY?

  155. #156 by QuestionMan on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 12:54 pm

    by the way, can any of us see beyond the current petrol price issue (important at THIS MOMENT) and look into a National Energy Policy (important for long term)?

    Our oil resources are depleting and we soon will be a net importer.

    What is our plan and real action in getting the energy sources eg gas, etc to be on?

    subsidise petrol is short term. I hope Anwar or LKS can share their views or plan on energy sources (electric, fuel) for the country as a whole (not just for cars, but for residential, commercial and industries facilities).

    clearly we do not have that matter properly done by BN all these years.

  156. #157 by doremi on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 12:55 pm

    There’s something not right about the BN Ipoh Timor candidate:

  157. #158 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 1:38 pm

    We all know that we can’t beat the Barisan because they’re all equipped from head to toe. Everything is under control by Umno.
    From the force and to the Election Commission. They can do all sorts of dirty tricks and nobody can stop them. If we’re to turn fully to vote for the opposition, they still can beat us by creating lots of postal phantom voters. No point even if the opposition are condemning or complaining. In Malaysia, it’s impossible to bring someone down if he grips on to power. He is the PM, the Home affair minister and Finance minister. Maybe someday he could also take on as Penang’s CM as well. What a mess Tun Mahathir have done!!!

  158. #159 by limkamput on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 1:40 pm

    MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said : Any defeat of MCA and Gerakan candidates in the elections will weaken the political strength of the Chinese community in the country’s administration.

    May be we should ask this papi dog, aka come2papi @ darkhorse to elaborate what strength the MCA has got now that will be further weakened. As the mah chai of OKT, i am sure this papi dog can elaborate and help to defense his boss. For the sake of transparency, may we know how much this papi dog is paid for creating destruction here? Your children will curse you, papi.

  159. #160 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 1:43 pm

    To see Barisan down is really impossible!
    What I’m hoping to see is only our PM and Khairy loses their seats.
    Though it’s impossible, but I’m still keeping my fingers cross.
    Miracles sometimes do happen and hope he will be the first in Malaysian history.

  160. #161 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 1:50 pm

    We can’t blame the MCA for betraying us!
    In fact, they’re only selfish. Easy life, you know!
    If they will to voice out our problem, that’s the end of their rice bowl. They don’t care who you are and even if Datuk Annuar or Lim Kit Siang will to become PM one day, they will even go to lick their shoes.

  161. #162 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 1:59 pm

    To K1980,
    10 million for the space flight?
    Your figure must be wrong.
    It should be 90 million or maybe if I’m still wrong.
    If it’s 10 million, then somebody’s out there must be very lucky.
    Millionaires, he’ll be!!!!

  162. #163 by Vince on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 2:03 pm

    Lookin at your 3/3 schedule and those before and after 3/3. I wish your good health while campaigning…. bless you

  163. #164 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 2:07 pm

    To Jennifer Cheong,
    If the Barisan were to give free makan or whatsoever, no harm of accepting it because after the election, we’ll have to pay back more to them (in the form of petrol hike).
    When the time comes for balloting, put a cross next to the opposition.
    That’s it!!!

  164. #165 by Menang atau mati on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 2:08 pm

    If you have faith, All things are posssible!

    If you are upright,God is with you.

    If God is with you,Mountains will move.

    Are we upright?

    Is the Barisan Rakyat upright?

    Is the BN upright?

    There ,you have got the answer!

    So mountains will move and seas will open up!

    I have faith.

    Faith moves mountains!

  165. #166 by QuestionMan on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 2:08 pm

    About economy

    Of the Ringgit exchange rate to USD and foreign currencies – should we let it free flow now, or should we watch China and the region’s economy movements first (especially Renminbi’s movement)? It is related to our cost of export and cost of import..and our rakyat’s purchasing power too.

    Of which industries should be positioned to lead the economy growth both short and long term, and why? not many are discussing about it.

    Of the car manufacturing industry, should we remove the national car status and let all car manufacturers to produce and trade without differentiotion? The answer will mostly be yes – but do you want to wipe out the workers at the national car plants by a big slash at one go or have some gradual program for them

    Of the merging of the GLC plantation giants – is that a right move or wrong move? should we stop that or continue? Nobody discuss that.

    Of the personal income tax rates and corporate tax rates – what level is suitable? do we use the high personal income tax (with good social benefit) but low corporate tax model like the developed places, or is high personal income tax not welcomed by our rakyat? nevertheless, matured citizens will know that we need to pay tax in this world, but at what % level is fair?

    about banking sector – should we open up faster than we are now? that means the employees of local banks (some of them maybe you yourself, or your family members, or your friends) may face very stiff competition from international banks very soon. can you cope? which way do you want it to be done?

  166. #167 by jspt on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 2:15 pm

    I believe it is a trap that Koh TK said that these three candidates who gained the highest vote/won in this election will have the ability to become the CM. Please spread around to your friends and relatives for not voting them. MUST vote for any opposition.

  167. #168 by Tickler on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 2:26 pm

    While the number of postal votes differ from one constituency to another, Chua (photo, right) noted that postal votes for the Setiawangsa parliamentary seat make up a huge 26 percent of its total voters, or about 14,000 – the largest percentage of postal votes in the country.

    In 2004, Lumut – which has a large naval base located in the constituency – has the highest number of postal voters at about 11,000. [See chart below]

  168. #169 by limkamput on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 3:00 pm

    Dear QuestionMan, ABOUT ECONOMY

    The issues you raised are not so simple to discuss since we have so little time and so little space. But very briefly, let me address some of the issues you raised by stating some of the theoretical underpinnings.

    Yes, the Government has a great say in determining macroeconomic stability, performance and competitiveness of the economy. The roles are often multi-facets and conflicting. We can look at them in several ways, but usually it involves trade off between:
    1. Growth and equity (distribution);
    2. Market driven and intervention;
    3. Globalization and protectionism;
    4. Profits and social concerns;
    5. Short term expediency and long term sustainability.

    To manage the trade off and striking a balance to each of these require careful studies and correct policy stance so that we do get one at the expense of another. For example, we need some protection to build up the capacity to compete. But protection to give undue advantage to rent seeker is no go. This is precisely happening to our automobile industry. I wish I have more time to elaborate each of the concerns I stated above.

    So what should we be worried most in managing the economy?
    I think as far as Malaysia is concerned, there are no substitutes for efficiency and productivity as Malaysia is a very globalised economy. We should not impose too much control and regulations; instead we should concentrate in building a competitive and robust environment. We should dismantle monopolies and rent seeking complexes and benchmarking whatever we do against the best. For example, it is not sufficient for KLIA to be the best airport in Malaysia. KLIA ought to be the best airport in the region and the world. We must think and act beyond quality (doing better than the best), practise kaizen and the blue ocean strategy.

    Now you think back and examine to what extent Malaysia is adhering to some of the issues I highlight here. Inflation, exchange rate, unemployment and prices ought to take care of themselves if we have a well-functioning, competitive and productive economy -an economy not “captured excessively” by rent seekers, corrupted practices and political considerations.

  169. #170 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 3:28 pm

    There is Teng-sion in Penang. Teng Hock Nan and Teng Chang Yeow are now biting each other for the next Penang CM post. Either one becomes the CM will also cause problem to KTK.

    Voters in Penang – please do Gerakan and KTK a favour –
    vote for DAP/PKR,
    DO NOT vote for Teng Hock Nan, Teng Chang Yeow, and KTK,
    so that both Teng Hock Nan and Teng Chang Yeow, being not re-elected, will have nothing to quarral with each other and with KTK, and the three can remain good friends as opposition party members. Make their wish come true!

  170. #171 by Frust on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 3:46 pm

    Agreed with boh-liao, haven’t know their fate in winning but start to quarrel over the CM post.

    To all penangites, don’t vote for BN especially the Gerakan,make them ‘MALU’

    Vote for our future, vote for our right. AS LKS said in Ipoh, vote to smash the UMNO political hegemony.

    Fight to the end, fellow Malaysians

  171. #172 by K72 on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 3:55 pm

    Dear jspt,

    Fully agree with you. This clearly shows the political immaturity of Penang’s Gerakan under KTK. Probably, we should not blame him because he himself also could not decide for his own future (whether to contest in state of parliment) and have to let AAB to decide for him. In other words, he is treating the GE as a ball game to determine the future of Penang (winner probably with the highest majority will become the next CM). Gerakan is heading for split. Oppositions should take this opportunity to hantam them more. Vote for DAP

  172. #173 by js on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 4:33 pm

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  173. #174 by chanjoe on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 4:51 pm

    Based on most recent cases of voters in list of 2-3 different places and postal votes given 2 ballot papers, this is something very very serious.

    Can DAP+PKR+PAS & Others including NGOs please take a serious stance on this and meet to dicsuss ways to address this matter including submitting a memorandum to DYMM King to seek his assistance to ask for justice. Or alternatively go to court to get injunction to stop the polls until the frauds are cleared.

    This is no laughing matter. Collect all datas and then seek justice ib every avenue before time runs out and then when nasi sudah jadi bubur….don’t cry…..


  174. #175 by dylsee on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 5:11 pm

    A joke to share:

    RM = Rakyat Malaysia
    AAB = someone whom you know

    AAB: The secret of our success is ‘development’. Look, we have built high-rises, roads and highways, houses for the people.
    RM: But how about trees and flood that come with the so-called ‘development’ that make our lives miserable!
    AAB: Well, we will plant more trees and build more tunnels. You have to give me time…
    RM: how long?
    AAB: maybe 10-20 years.
    RM: how much?
    AAB: er…don’t ask too much! Just vote for BN.

    The real problem of BN’s development is that they are using a LOT of money for a LITTLE thing. I have seen a long tunnel built in Hong Kong and the toll collected (if I am not wrong) is very cheap compared with Malaysia. I wonder the cost of construction in Hong Kong should be higher than Malaysia. But why do we need to pay more?

    Thinking of it, AAB snooze…zzzzzzz

  175. #176 by kplow on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 5:15 pm

    Go to SPR website n check this ic numbers


    Look at the DOB and constituency. You will be extremely surprised.

  176. #177 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 5:54 pm

    MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said : Any defeat of MCA and Gerakan candidates in the elections will weaken the political strength of the Chinese community in the country’s administration.

    As if the Chinese community has much strength when represented by MCA and Gerakan!?

    OKT is a racist and just cannot think of all in Malaysia as Malaysians!

  177. #178 by boh-liao on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 6:01 pm

    Lim Keng Yaik said: The people are being used by the DAP “father-and-son team” of Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng to further their personal and party interests.

    Is LKY jantan enuf to tell AAB and his SIL KJ to stop using Umno to further their personal and party interests?

    What about LKY’s own son? MCA LLS’s son? MCA CSL’s son?

  178. #179 by QuestionMan on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 6:06 pm


    other than the votes, you can do these in your daily life to minise your money benefiting certain people:

    …stop buying proton cars and get a used car of the other brands if you have budget constraints…

    …if you invest in KLSE, are you buying GLC shares…?

    …don’t buy NST, BH and the Star. If you are a Chinese reader, don’t buy Nanyang…(parties’ papers) only can read SinChiew or go for online news

    …don’t pump petronas or BHP petrol…(GLC)

    …don’t use 019 or telekom malaysia (GLC)…

    …use trunk roads and not tolled roads as much as you can, if possible entirely

    …don’t watch local channel TVs

    …don’t buy a house that is not yet built

    …don’t put money in GLC banks (so only use certain banks or international banks)

    …the list goes on…maximise your choice as a consumer…

  179. #180 by matterofchoice2008 on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 6:08 pm

    Now in Press Teng Hock Nam says that Koh Tsu Koon already asked him last week to get ready to take over Penang Chief Minister.

    So now there are at least 3 Gerakan guys interested to be next Penang chief minister. Another two possible candidates were Teng Chang Yaw and Lee Kah Choon.

    Koh Tsu Koon earlier mentioned his strategy/philosophy of making known his successor as “Bian zong you ding, ding zong you bian” meaning there will changes among changes. What kind of stupid game Koh Tsu Koon is trying to play? Trying to fool Penang people again kah?

    Koh Tsu Koon, Penang people is not for you to fool like that. Penang voters, let Koh Tsu Koon know that we voters are the boss not him. We voters don’t care about your stupid game, Koh Tsu Koon. We voters shall decide this. We shall all vote for the oppositions this time round!!!!!!

    Please do our part. Please call upon all friends and relatives to vote for the Oppositions.

  180. #181 by concerned_citizen on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 6:12 pm

    I don’t see any leadership charateristics that OKT have. Just look like a moron and faitful puppy of UMNO.

    I think he should retire rather than dragging his life so hard in the cabinet. BTW, MCA and GERAKAN does not play any roles that look after the Chinese.

  181. #182 by KanNinNeh on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 6:29 pm

    If MCA, Gerakan and MIC really want to do something for the Chinese and Indian, they should resign from BN immediately and join DAP, PKR or PAS and topple the corrupted UMNO !

  182. #183 by k1980 on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 6:37 pm

    Now is the time to eradicate Gerakan and its cretins from the land of malaysia

  183. #184 by limkamput on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 6:54 pm

    I think you should NOT post your writing in all the threads. In one or two relevant threads enough lah. It is irritating and you are being selfish.

  184. #185 by marD on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 7:41 pm

    Uncle Kit,
    We pray that you stay healthy during the campaign period. If Barisan Rakyat can deny BN 2/3 majority, we “the awakened” will rejoice before dawn on 9 March.

    In my opinion BN will still win as they have massive govt.machinery at their disposal and they are not ashamed of using it (they fight DIRTY!). Another factor is the stubbornness of one Malay-based party using religion as their branding and this scares the hell out of the so called liberal Malays. So how could another coalition be formed? We need another coalition so that we finally can vote and can choose. At the moment we can only vote but cannot choose a candidate. A truly democratic society is able to choose a candidate with moral integrity regardless of his/her political party. Needless to say in Malaysia people vote along party line. Some of the BN candidates like the ones who make unsavory and clownish remarks in parliament are despicable yet people in the respective constituencies have no choice but vote they do.

    We can only dream of a society that vote with their conscience. We have seen so many unfair practices of this BN govt. but are we ready to sacrifice for change? What about those in the rural areas? The dear souls will be scared stiff to change. But wait till they are internet-savvy.

    So to me, the victory to the people in this beloved country is to deny BN the two-third majority. They cannot change laws according to their whims and fancies. Enough is enough.

    Uncle Kit, stay healthy ok and have power naps but not in public like you know who.

  185. #186 by allout on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 8:01 pm

    Dear YB,

    It will be great and a big help to bring Raja Petra to the upcoming ceramah which will be held at Han Chiang again on this coming Thursday. I hope you can make it as well. Then we will have the mother of all ceramah. Its will be a effective advertisement to make the home kill.

  186. #187 by ZhouYu on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 8:22 pm

    Gee Uncle Lim, you’re working really hard. May you and the opposition parties reap what you sow.

  187. #188 by js on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 8:31 pm

    can anyone confirm this Thursday,6/3/08 there will be another big ceramah at Penang PISA? This info spread thr SMS.

  188. #189 by mitosblog on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 8:36 pm

    For this one week I saw the RTM media playing a soft approach to lure the viewers to vote them again, talking about diversity. In the last week they are using diversity and multiculturalism as their weapon to lure voters. I asked myself why in the last minute?

    Previously RTM are only interested with Malaysiaku harmony and berjaya, angkasawan or famous artist singing during the break times. It seems to me they be anticipating a heavy defeat in this period, who knows if the opposition can rule the country one day.

    Good luck to your personal struggle and battle, YB Lim!

  189. #190 by Mydeen Aboo Backer on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 8:44 pm

    Wow, Mr Lim, you’re the consumate politician, and we at SiPM salute your superhuman efforts at campaigning, both for yourself and your colleagues in the party. Such a schedule would tire out ole Mydeen who would need to stop for a teh tarik occasionally.

    Keep on rocking, Mr Lim.

  190. #191 by devilmaster on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 9:12 pm

  191. #192 by simsimsim on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 9:15 pm

    Bravo !!!! DAP
    Penang Ceramah more than 10K ppl attending and collected more than 30K of fund !!!
    Keep it on and let the spirit “boil ” , OPP will definitely win this time’s election !!

  192. #193 by ihavesomethingtosay on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 9:26 pm

    Fantastic response from the Muarians, rain nor SB could stop them.


  193. #194 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 9:39 pm

    To Chanjoe,
    No point of going to anyone or even to the Agong even if there’s evidence in election fraud. The King can’t even have a say in it.
    Look at the Bersih rally, for example!
    Nobody dare to quip a word, even if they knew that it was a peaceful one. Even the Queen of England can’t do anything for us because Umno is the godfather Malaysia!

  194. #195 by a-malaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 9:51 pm


    Just look at YB Kit schedule, on the road, campaigns, on the road, campaigns non stop and he will continue until polling day.

    Do you all pause and think why he is doing all this?

    And here everyone is so reluctant to sacrifice one day, just one day to be polling/counting agents. Afraid, afraid of what.?

    Until today DAP is still so short of volunteers. With the spr introducing the new method of counting, you need a lot of polling/counting agents for each constituency. We have to be there to ensure that they do not practice any hanky panky.

    So good people of Malaysia, if you want change you have to be involved and not just post sweet comments here. There is still time to volunteer, tomorrow go to any DAP center and volunteer. PLEASE.

    50 years is ENOUGH
    Vote For A Change
    Vote For Any Opposition
    Give Them A Chance To Change For A Better Malaysia
    Remember bn Is A Useless Grouping Of Self Serving, Corrupt, Dictator, Power Crazy, Racist, Kris waving, etc, etc type of parties.

  195. #196 by CommonFolk on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 9:53 pm

    Hi All,

    Good evening and may the force be with us all.

    Let me introduce myself in a clear cut way. I am a food stall seller/operator in Ipoh, a common folk..a common person. I am a supporter of DAP and a staunch supporter of democracy and equality. The only reason I signed up for this is to post my suggestion to YB Lim, so that he could bring it up in his next ceramah he conduct before it’s too late, before 8th of March.

    As I said, I am merely a common person earning a hard living selling snacks. My ability to mix around with common folks in Ipoh, listen to their debates, discussions and opinions on politic and especially, this coming 2008 General Election is exciting yet saddening. The only thing they can summed up about DAP, although they claimed to be supporters of DAP, is that they will not vote for the Rocket. Reason to this? Rocket “jou ngm dou yeh” (literally translated as cannot do anything or unable to do anything or will not do anything, in cantonese). For this I have decided to drop by and make a post to remind YB Lim to please explain this to those wrongly misguided, mis-informed middle and lower class Chinese folks on why, and if it’s not true according to their personal judging, please elaborate on this issue on your next ceramah, be it in Ipoh Timur, Ipoh Barat or even the whole Malaysia where common and laid back Malaysian Chinese are.

    Please tell them or at least explain to them how politic and the system of governing works. I am no expert on politics but I have concluded that the majority/ruling government will have the final say, be it state level or parliamentary level. Tell them (these common folks), ask them, ask themselves how many votes have they given you in your hands? How many representatives have they given to the oppositions or DAP in Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara? How much have they contributed to DAP to make sure work and promises to be done as promised in ceramah? A government is elected by its people and therefore the people must contribute their votes to ensure DAP have sufficient representatives to fight for issues these common folks ask and hope for. In the end, what did these people do? Vote “Dacing” and accuse DAP “jou ngm dou yeh”. Nonsense!


    Many have said and much that I heard from these so call common folks who claimed to support Rocket, “I’ll give up my vote, I’ll still cross BN, I’ll not take side and make sure my vote is forfeited or canceled by not doing it properly.”

    DAP “jou ngm do yeh because lei mou jou yeh!” (translates as DAP can’t do anything because you yourself never did!).

    Sorry to everyone for my-getting-so-fired-up with this post but my sincere intention to YB Lim is to let these people know how much you can do with their minimal votes and support for the past 11 General Elections and softly but firmly remind them, ‘They Are Their Own Evil, They Are Their Own Angel… Wish To Go To Hell, or Wish To Go To Heaven… Cast Your Conscience Vote This Coming 8th Of March’.

    Sincerely from,

    CommonFolk with uncommon thought :)

  196. #197 by simsimsim on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 9:53 pm

    BN : Rhetoric after Rhetoric
    1)AAB say economy is good with higher GDP , but those with some sense of Econ will know that figure doesn’t mean anything ?? same as Per Capital income . Most important thing is How you feel the money inside your pocket ?? getting less ??? nothing much to spend with your RM50..
    2) Petronas $$ can’t be used for other purposes ( free education / lower health-care cost , lower tax and toll cost , BUT can be used for buying new jet for PM , sent hero to angkasa , rasuah , ….
    3) Mr Sammy said , much money been given out by him to Indian ommunity ….compare to the corruption on each project awarded by his ministry … is real peanut man !!!
    Please read this book : How to Lie With Statistic by Darrell Huff

  197. #198 by js on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 9:54 pm

    Just worry voters will choose to vote DAP for Parliament seats and BN for DUN again this time. DAP has to put extra efforts to get the voters to go for both.Good Luck!

  198. #199 by a-malaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:00 pm

    js: can anyone confirm this Thursday,6/3/08 there will be another big ceramah at Penang PISA? This info spread thr SMS.

    They are trying to get the police permit to hold another big one at Han Chiang High School, the same venue that 10,000 came for the ceramah on the 1st march.

    For more info, please visit Jef Ooi blog.

    50 years is ENOUGH
    Vote For A Change
    Vote For Any Opposition
    Give Them A Chance To Change For A Better Malaysia
    Remember bn Is A Useless Grouping Of Self Serving, Corrupt, Dictator, Power Crazy, Racist, Kris waving, etc, etc type of parties.

  199. #200 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:08 pm

    Economy is good with higher GDP.
    My foot!!!
    That’s only a script written for the Governor of Bank Negara to misled us.
    We know that the goverment is manupulating the stock market and jacking up prices of shares.
    Just wait until all the nation funds gets exhausted or until there holes in our pocket.
    Then, we’ll see how good the growth is!!!

  200. #201 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:15 pm

    To the Barisan, they can hold any big ceramah ,even mammoth one, if they want.
    Police permit??? No problem lah!!!
    If it’s the opposition, over my dead body, says Pak Lah!

  201. #202 by chiakchua on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:47 pm

    Have just seen Raja Petra speech video a while ago. It was fantastic! What he said is true. BN is playing racial game to their advantage. UMNO make the Malays scared of the Chinese & Indian to get their votes, MCA make the Chinese scared of the Malays to get their votes, and MIC make the Indian scared of the Malays to get their votes. When will this kind of racial politic ends?! Malaysia is in dilemma if BN is not denied the 2/3!
    Where is the fairness? See the bombardments of MCA advertisements in the TV! Where do they get their fund? Or is it free? You know it, right?!

  202. #203 by nus on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 10:52 pm

    Please do not leave out SS2 and Bukit Bintang in the programme for 3 March.

    For information the ceramahs at Damansara Utama, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and the above at SS2 were washouts due to sudden heavy downpour. The rain just came and dumped cats and dogs. It seems weird.

    I have some concern for so many elderly supporters who brought umbrellas and some even brought portable chairs. Could’t DAP request some prayers to delay heavy rains until after the ceramah? Bomohs may able to help.

  203. #204 by alaneth on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:16 pm

    I see many response on hoping DAP will win in ‘Hot Seats’. But how about the other seats held by UMNO???

    What I mean is that in seats with >50% Malays and UMNO as incumbent, but significant non-Malays, this is the time for the minority in these area to turn the tables against UMNO & be the ‘King-maker’. Remember that the Malay votes are split too (but don’t know at what % and where). Even though DAP is not contesting in these areas, PKR does and as they are contesting 100+ seats, the non-Malays and non-UMNO Malays can vote opposition! Who knows, in 100+ seats, we can win 40 seats!!! – just by tilting a little over. Not in Johor of course, where the majority is too big, but in other states… I’m not dreaming. It can be true.

  204. #205 by alaneth on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:22 pm

    An example, say in Parlimen seat X: BN(UMNO) vs PKR
    Malays 65%
    Chinese 30%
    Indians 5%

    If Malay votes are split 40% votes UMNO, 25% votes PKR;
    then Chinese 25% votes PKR, Indians 4%,
    then we got 54% already – Victory for opposition.

    I have a feeling this will happen in many constituencies.
    U know the Chinese feeling that BN=stability, prosperity etc…, so they may still strongly support MCA/Gerakan, but when given the choice of BN(UMNO) vs PKR, they will don’t care & vote against BN!

    So, Uncle Kit Siang, if in your tight schedule you still have some time to spare, pls visit Permatang Pauh, Lembah Pantai & other PKR ‘hot’ areas.

  205. #206 by cheng on soo on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:27 pm

    No understand, why should Malay listen to UMNO to scare non Malay, when Malay is in majority.
    If BN still get over 2/3 this GE, then sure a lot of Barang Naik, then BN supporters should only blame themselves.
    Come on, All voters, vote for opposition before it is too late by 2012 or 2013! Bullshit n Nonsense must be thrown away now!

  206. #207 by cheng on soo on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:35 pm

    No need moderation lah, JUST DELETE LAH

  207. #208 by Lat Gao on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:36 pm

    thank you DAP, PKR for being the party which voice out the problems on behalf of all the rakyat jelita !

    the rest of UMNO, MIC, MCA, Gerakan are just a big liar ! they have cheated the rakyat for 50 damn years ! when things is wrong, how come they dare not speak out ? what a coward act !

    i’m poor, but i live with dignity !

  208. #209 by alaneth on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:37 pm

    cheng on, what do you mean? I usually get the ‘awaiting moderation…’ but mostly goes into the blog too… wonder who is moderating it…?

  209. #210 by chanjoe on Monday, 3 March 2008 - 11:54 pm

    I agree with a-Malaysian that we should put words into action!!!! We know this will be a very dirty GE as with all previous ones but this one really stands out as the PALING KOTOR with SPR trying all its best to assist BN.
    Why? Why? Why? rafidah should have been disqualified outright and should have been a hasbeen but SPR have to trun and bend it like Beckham to aloow her to contest….what a shame??????
    Anyway…here’s calling all out there to immediately go to nearest DAP or PKR operation centres to volunteer as a polling/counting agent.
    I am proud to say that though I am now overseas, I had given my name to be one and will fly back on 7 March to share the burden and don’t mind sitting inside a classroom to check for any fraud. I will frame up my pass and polling agent form for my children and grand children to let them know I did a noble deed in helping to create a BETTER MALAYSIA.
    So lets join our hands together and come out to be a bonafide polling/counting agent for CHANGE.

  210. #211 by bentoh on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 12:00 am

    I’d read a new report regarding the unforgivable act by policeman towards Ms Teo Ying Ching in Labis constituency who is pregnant… I’m deeply saddened by the fact that our police who is supposed to safeguard the people ended up doing harm to a pregnant woman!

    Everyone, whether you are a believer or not… pray for Ms Teo for her and her baby’s health…

  211. #212 by mycroft on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:00 am

    Koh Tsu Koon deserves a medal. Seriously. If there is any man in Malaysia who deserves a medal it is him. It took Chong Eu 30 years plus to build Penang up into a vibrant, economically progressive state. It only took Tsu Koon less than 20 years to undo everything.

  212. #213 by P.O.T.S on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:01 am

    Need some ideas and suggestions for MCA’s new logo:

  213. #214 by Wise Voter on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:40 am

    Subang Jaya and USJ residents braved the pouring rain to witness history at the USJ 12 padang in USJ. The DAP ceramah which finished a while ago attracted a record crowd of over 8,000. It surpassed the crowd of 5,000 on Saturday, 1st March. On that day, well wishers and supporters donated a sum of RM31,000 to help DAP Subang Jaya fund its election campaign. “SYABAS” to the residents of Subang Jaya and USA.

    In spite of the heavy downpour, the crowd stayed back to listen attentively to the speakers and later gave a thunderous reception to Kit Siang on his arrival at 11.30pm. It was a night to remember. I am glad to be a part of history.

    The people of Subang Jaya are in the mood for change.
    Vote Wisely. Vote for Change.

  214. #215 by cmbss on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:48 am

    To all wise voters, please watch this important video!!!!!

    Manifesti BN

    Vote for your future, vote wisely

  215. #216 by Ronlek on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 2:19 am

    Hi there fellow malaysians, read from “Zorro unmasked” that YM RPK and Bro. Haris Ibrahim will be up north on 4th March at Batu Kawan, sorry no further informations as regards to time and venue. If any of you who knows about this, please put it up for us…..rakyat malaysia.

  216. #217 by sotong on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 6:04 am

    About Economy – QuestionMan.

    As long as BN is in power to enrich themselves….semua OK!

  217. #218 by cheng on soo on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 7:02 am

    sotong Says:

    Today at 06: 04.07 (57 minutes ago)
    ………semua OK!
    Should qualify, semua OK, untuk orang BN sahaja!

  218. #219 by RGRaj on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 7:28 am

    I was at the DAP ceramah in Seremban yesterday. The crowd was estimated to be around 10000 people. If all this can be converted to votes, DAP will win hands down anywhere it contests. Just hope the people don’t suddenly change their mind on election day.

  219. #220 by all ready on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 8:35 am


    1. Barisan lost 2/3 majority once, in 1969. Only briefly.

    2. Since 1957, it has amended the constitution 690 times to propagate its power. By comparison, USA which is more 200 years old has only amended its constitution 27 times; Singapore as little as only 4 times.

    3. Barisan’s ability to amend the constitution as it likes (and make unjust and unfair constitutional changes) must be stopped now.

    Here are the statistics from the 2004 election:

    1. UMNO received 35.9% of the popular votes but has 110 parliamentary seats or 50% of all parliamentary seats.

    2. In total, Barisan received 63.8% of the popular votes but has 199 parliamentary seats or 91% of all parliamentary seats.

    3. The opposition received 36.2% of the popular votes but has only 20 parliamentary seats or 9% of all parliamentary seats.

    4. Why? Because of gerrymandering, or unfair election rules. The election rules are stacked against the opposition. No matter what happens, the opposition will never, I repeat, will never be able to win the next election.

    Here’s the decision-making power process within our present cabinet.

    1. UMNO not only controls the parliament via Barisan, it has allocated itself 24 cabinet positions or 71% of all cabinet positions.

    2. MCA has 5 cabinet positions or 15% of the cabinet positions.

    3. MIC has 1 cabinet position or 3 % of the cabinet positions.

    4. Gerakan has 1 cabinet position or 3% of the cabinet positions.

    5. Other component parties hold 3 cabinet positions or 8% of the cabinet positions.

    One should take note that although UMNO controls 50% of all parliamentary seats, it controls 71% of all the decision making processes within the cabinet.

    4. Many marginalization issues or unfair election practices are the result of legislations passed by Barisan (lead by UMNO) unchecked in a dominant Barisan parliament. Under the Barisan Party whip system, the majority component party within Barisan will dictate the rules of the game. Other Barisan component parties like MCA, Gerakan or MIC cannot vote against what UMNO decides in whatever it likes, even if they wanted to.

    5. Best part is this: even if the opposition won all the seats it contested, no single opposition party can form the next government. Why? Gerrymandering (of the present election borders) has ensured that even if Barisan were to win 50% of the popular votes in the upcoming election, it will still control 2/3 of parliament. As an example, in 2004 Barisan took 64% of the popular votes but ended up controlling 91% of parliament. It is easy to see why if they win only 50% of the popular votes in the next election they will once again be able to dictate absolute power in the parliament.

    From One Caring Malaysian To Another

    Let’s Do Our Part To Safeguard The Future….Our Children.

  220. #221 by Jimm on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 8:58 am

    It’s all Malaysian future that we are fighting today …..
    It’s no longer about which race are better or who is ahead of who.
    UMNO have been ‘cheating’ not only Non-Malays but mostly Malays themselves over wealth sharing and status protection.
    UMNO have breed new generation of Malays that believe that Ketuanan is a protector of their heirs and roots.
    This plot have help UMNO to continue ‘siphoning’ country wealth into their own pockets.
    So, this in not about Non-Malays existence in Malaysia.
    It’s all Malaysian in regards to color and background.
    We must stop these pirates from doing what they have been doing for the last 50 years…

  221. #222 by k1980 on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 9:03 am

    Pity the old geezer— he has to run 3 portfolios every day

  222. #223 by uzumaki naruto on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 9:58 am

    hi guys, a very good article here;

    Never insult the people!

    Emotion is a chemical state of the brain. When emotion is running high, it is this chemical in the brain that inhibits one’s higher cognitive capabilities. This will then hamper our capability of rational thoughts – a situation whereby mental processes are being clouded by our uncontrollable emotions or prejudice.

    There’s no doubt that during an election fever, due to its intense nature, some people would get emotionally charged up as the level of adrenalin flow in their bloodstreams shoots up. Thus it would be very crucial for the participants (especially the big guns and heavyweights) from all political parties to maintain their ‘sane emotional level’ so that they are able to remain rational lest they make fatal mistake in their strategy, decisions and/or actions that would cost them their votes.

    For this coming 12th GE, the wobbly grouping of oppositions, have again (as usual) set their ultimate objective to break the formidable BN 2/3 majority. No matter how far fetched their goal may seem to be, this time they’ve pact together by endorsing the declaration made by few individuals which then claimed to be the ‘People’s Declaration’. It may seem as a desperate move, but at least they are trying.

    Each of them has come up with separate slogans and/or promises i.e. welfare state, to reduce oil price, release ISA detainees etc. But in order for them to deliver that promises, they must first win 2/3 majority and form a government.

    Unfortunately, the funny part is they themselves know that it is impossible for them to form a government on their own considering the number of Parliamentary seats each of them is contesting. Basically, what they are doing is that they are making empty promises. Beyond doubt, they are truly brilliant in scheming up with such cheap ploy.

    However, they must not forget that underestimating the people’s intelligence is an insult to the people.

    Politic of Hate.

    In the case of DAP; in trying to wrestle Penang, they have sinisterly siren-up their war cry – ‘A vote for BN is a vote for UMNO’.

    After a short while, Lim Guan Eng came with this statement:

    “The DAP is even willing to support Gerakan in the state assembly to ensure the Penang Chief Minister’s post does not fall to Umno,”

    It may seem as a creatively crafted strategy (probably by their Central Policy and Strategic Planning Commission), however this sinister tactic is sending out a not so rosy but rather ‘racy’ message with ominous racial undertone.

    What if PAS were to come with a statement such as; ‘PAS is willing to support UMNO in the state assembly to ensure the Penang Chief Minister’s post does not fall to Gerakan’.

    Would it not be a chauvinistic statement that propagates hate and racial prejudice?

    An organization who claimed to be championing equality among races and against racial politic and but yet again playing their dirty racial game of prejudice at the same time – what else if they are not true hypocrites!

    The strategy to garner votes with the assumption made that the voters are racist is an outright insult to the voters themselves.

    Hopefully, no matter how orthodox PAS is, they would not stoop as low as DAP exploiting racial sentiment. It would definitely make them look like hideous hypocrites if they were to adopt such repulsive political culture.

    Incidentally, is it not that Uncle Kit who is the chairman of their Strategic Planning Commission?

    It is no surprise that a Malaysian surgeon in the US who is also a regular guest columnist of Malaysia-Today, Bakri Musa, has labeled him as racial provocateur.
    (Source: Musa, M. Bakri (2007). Towards A Competitive Malaysia.: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 79. ISBN 978-983-3782-20-8)

    Perhaps this is the sickness which psychologist categorized as ‘unconscious racism’. The only different is – such deplorable act as the above was done with conscience.

    Walk The Talk.

    It is a good thing that the opposition try to emulate the US Democrat presidential candidate Barrack Obama, in making full use of ICT in their political campaign and fund raising.

    Just like Obama, DAP as well as the other oppositions; put the issue of transparency as one of the main agenda. Obama says he believes in transparency and he releases his tax return just to prove he has nothing to hide. His honesty has so far paid off. He is now in the lead.

    However the sad part is, unlike Obama, DAP and the rest of the oppositions never prove anything.

    Anybody can say anything they want especially if they are in desperate need to win votes. Even if we were to ask VK Linggam whether he believes in transparency; his probable answer might be – correct, correct, correct.

    Perhaps DAP and/or PKR leader/s should take the initiative to convince the people that they truly believe in what they say and say what they mean rather than bore the people to death with their usual empty political rhetoric.

    It is a fact that the BN is a multiracial political organization – a time tested model of fourteen parties representing certain community working together and unites under one organization.

    Conversely, besides the PKR’s multiracial model, DAP (despite whatever it claims to be) and PAS are not multiracial. However one can find that they all share a common theme in calling for unity in their publicity campaign against the BN. It is unthinkable that they expect the people to believe in the thing that they preach while they themselves can’t even do just that – unite as one.

    Have they not insulted the people enough?

    Perhaps the DAP has come up with the perfect slogan – Just change it! This is excellent and the timing is perfect – it’s time to change the opposition. Malaysia is in serious need of one strong opposition that can measure up the formidable BN for a better and healthy democracy. That is the way forward toward better future.

    The people have had enough of the weak, ineffective and incompetent oppositions who are good for nothing and incapable for anything good. They have nothing better to do other than ranting empty political rhetoric and making patronizing remarks that viciously insult the people.

    Hopefully in this coming 12th GE, whatever the peoples’ decision maybe – it is for better future for all Malaysian with continuing Security, Peace and Prosperity. Woof out!

  223. #224 by devilmaster on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 10:12 am

    comments from Malaysiakini
    It’s long but worth the read..

  224. #225 by k1980 on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 10:34 am

  225. #226 by smeagroo on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 10:36 am

    looks like SPR the devil is coming up with new gimmicks to burden the oppositions especially giving short notices to changes knowing that they dont hv the manpower nor finances to handle such tasks.

    Shame! Shame!

  226. #227 by k1980 on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 10:39 am

    When Koh Tsu Koon joined Gerakan, he promised to change umno from within. Well, he has succeeded in changing umno. See, now he has to submit 3 names for the CM post to umno for them to choose from, whereas before, Gerakan need not do so.

  227. #228 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 10:54 am

    Penang voters: Light up the political revolution and evolution in Malaysia

    Penang is the home of the leaders of Umno and Gerakan. It is also the home of the braves with DNA for political revolution and evolution!

    Be brave, Penang voters, and discard all BN candidates at both the federal and state elections on 8.3.08. Vote for DAP, PKR, and PAS!

    Let’s see how BN behave as the opposition party in Penang.

    Let’s see how the leaders of Umno and Gerakan react as opposition party members in their own home state.

    Let Penang voters take the lead in catalyzing the union of DAP, PKR, and PAS as a truly multiracial, multireligious, and multicultural political party for the benefits of all Malaysians and Malaysia. It will be a fantastic beginning even if the results of the 2008 GE can get DAP, PKR, and PAS to sit down and discuss rationally the formation of a common party.

    We look forward to a new dawn and a new era which eventually will lead to a two-party GE in Malaysia!

    Down with the BN!

  228. #229 by cmbss on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:10 am

    “The serious business in Parliament affects not only us immediately but our future generations. We cannot afford to have MPs who remain silent just because it may incur the wrath of big brother – Umno,” another DAP chili padi, the 27-year-old Teo Nie Ching, debut for the DAP in the Serdang parliamentary seat

    Many voted for Badawi in 2004 because he was “nice”

    Many PJ voters voted CMF in year 2004, also becuase perceived as “nice”

    Vote wisely for the future. Vote for a MP who DARE TO SPEAK IN THE PARLIMENT constructively without fear or favour and with responsibiity.

    Please tell all your family members in PJ, all your friends in PJ, all your neigbour. Only 4 days left!!!!

    We need an EFFECTIVE MP for PJU!!!!

    We DON’T NEED a “nice” MP for PJU !!!!


    We deserve better country NOT for these:-





    5. INCREASE LIE, by PM by mainstream media


    7. INCREASE LITTELE NAPOLEANS – Do business in Malaysia more difficult and more costly





  229. #230 by Godfather on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:12 am

    I tell everyone I meet that my family will be voting Opposition. I encourage all that I meet in taxis, in shopping malls, even in office meetings, to vote Opposition. That’s all I can do – practise what I preach, and pray that the thieves are booted out of power.

  230. #231 by Wise Voter on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:13 am

    One senses the people throughout the country are in the mood for change. One example is the voters of Subang Jaya. In spite of the torrential rain last night (3 March, 2008), the residents at the DAP ceramah at USJ 12 did not go away.

    Conversely the crowd got larger. It swelled to more than 8,000, a record any political party in Subang Jaya has ever attracted. This is the kind of spirit shown by Subang Jayans. Is this wind of change being felt by Malaysian voters?

    There is hope for Malaysians

    Vote wisely. Vote for change.

  231. #232 by voice on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:15 am

    BN’s ceramah even can get LIVE broadcast from those TV channels!
    And check this out on EC’s site:

  232. #233 by HJ Angus on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:31 am

    See how our so-called national leaders abuse government machinery whilst calling on the poor to “change their life-styles.”

    All types of decisions are made during the campaign when they have no authority to do so untill the new government is elected.

    BN tactics are of the most lowdown tricks.

  233. #234 by sotong on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:32 am

    In view of decades of bad leadership and governance of the country, rampant corruption, gross excesses and abuses, gross mismanagement of GLCs, widening gap between rich and poor, constant threat of 513/voilent, increase crime and etc., destroying the country, the ordinary people of all races should distance themselves from BN’s leadership and policies.

    Opposition Leaders have a responsibility to fight to protect national interests…….but the biggest responsibilities are with the BN leaders who are entrusted with positions of trust, power and influence to protect the country – whatever happened to the country, these people will be held totally responsible and accountable.

  234. #235 by mysn1st on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:34 am

    To The residents of Petaling Jaya Utara:

    Your all should give a full support to contestant who will be able to debate in the coming budget. Lets DAP prove to not only to your but the Malaysians that Malaysia can be better with DAP.

    Are you OK Sir? Your status show that you are not feeling well. Please take good care of yourself.

  235. #236 by matterofchoice2008 on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:45 am

    I can’t agree with you more.
    “Penang voters: Light up the political revolution and evolution in Malaysia. Penang is the home of the leaders of Umno and Gerakan. It is also the home of the braves with DNA for political revolution and evolution! Be brave, Penang voters, and discard all BN candidates at both the federal and state elections on 8.3.08. Vote for DAP, PKR, and PAS!”

    The Oppositions shall get my votes, my relatives’ votes and my friends’ votes in Penang. I have called upon all my friends and relatives to vote for Oppositions this time round.

    The Jelutong seat is a close 50-50 battle for the Oppositions. Please support Jeff Ooi. Please do your part. Please call upon all friends and relatives to vote for the Oppositions. We need to send the right candidates to parliment to voice up for us. Penang and Jelutong voters, we need more supports to reject BN parasites going into the Parliment.

  236. #237 by voteforDAP on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:47 am

    The Barisan Nasional (BN) has the most lousiest advertisement I have ever seen. There was these local housing project whereby the poor receive keys to their new flat. Guess what? all those people are Malays? Why Malay only?

    The ad in the paper says our economy is getting better, this is not true and we all know it. There used to be lots of investment coming into Malaysia. Now we ended up with empty factory lots where big multi-corporation goin to China.

    What Raja Petra says in his website ( is true. Indians are pariah if they voted for Samy because Samy “WORK” for UMNO and all projects are given to the Bumiputra only.

    I cannot agree if someone says Datuk Zakaria (the forever known King of Klang) built a palace (Istana Zakaria) out of having his illegal satay stall, then it’s a lie! We are know that Zakaria must make his money through corruption, no doubt about it and he’s off the hook easily. Even the ACA couldn’t put him behind bars.

    What about Lingam tape? or even the sacking of Anwar and putting him behind bars without concrete evidence. Is this BN? Are they doing something good for the country?

    Najib few days ago told the Kelantanese to vote for BN and let them rule Kelantan for 4 years to see changes. Well, it’s time for us to tell the BN that let BR (Barisan Rakyat) to rule MALAYSIA for 4 years and see what really happens. 50 years is too much for BN. We need change. We need to put Samy & Zakaria behind bars. We need to review all those case being fixed by Lingam. We need a “just” country. Not loop-sided country. We need people to open their eyes that the BN taking OUR MONEY to do advertise in newspaper. Each color page in The Star would cost RM 30k (that was the rate couple years back) and since the election frenzie started, BN spend more than any opposition party in Malaysia. Where did the money come from? from the party members? or from the money that they earn through collection of tolls (UMNO own tol concessionaires). <- there’s more story to this.

    So, people! PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES AND VOTE! VOTE THE DAP AND BARISAN RAKYAT! DENY THE BN FROM 2/3 MAJORITY! We vote for the opposition for our future. Who knows, the MCA will be like MIC, they both work for the UMNO.

    YB Lim, we all are behind you. We will crush the hopes of BN and stop their egoistic attitute (this can be seen through Pak Lah son-in-law & Najib). These people doesn’t deserve to be leading the country one day. If they do, I will definately find my way and get a PR in other country because I cannot be proud of myself declaring myself a Malaysia whereby all these scumbags still rulling the country.

    YB Lim, u got all the votes from our family. Keep up the good work and share what you guys DAP are made of. YB Lim = Man Of Steel

  237. #238 by allout on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:58 am

    Keng Yaik and Chandra Muzaffar, both of you better shut up. The people have hope now that party like DAP and Keadilan are promoting a united Malaysia and you rascal are so desperate to use the racial card.

    The picture of Anwar and Lim Guan Eng in Han Chiang Stadium speak volume by itself.

    The country have suffered for the last 50 years with the racial politics played by BN and we are already in DISASTER and both of you are so dump to see it.

    We reject the attacked on Anwar Ibrahim. Dr Chandra himself was singing different tune all the while. And not like DAP who supported Anwar since the day he was sacked, that make the different, and that we can trust.

    Time to tell BN we disagree with your policies, enough is enough. Vote them out.

  238. #239 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 12:16 pm

    To Chanjoe,
    As I’ve said before, every division relating to the country’s interest is totally under controlled by Umno.
    When Rafidah made a mistake in her nomination papers, the EC officer will says, “Tak apa lah! You Pak Lah punya konco dan Pak Lah, saya punya boss.”
    If it’s the opposition, then “Barisan menang tanpa tandingan.”
    That’s the reason why our Pak Lah reinstated the EC head when he was supposed to be retiring.
    If not, habis lah Rafidah!

  239. #240 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 12:29 pm

    Let picture this, if Barisan wins in this Election!

    Harga petrol naik, Toll naik! Everything also naik!
    Harga petrol turun, Toll tidak turun and everything also tidak turun.
    Harga petrol naik balik, Toll lagi naik and everything also naik lagi sekali.
    This goes on and on and till the next EC comes, most of us will becomes, “Pokai!”

  240. #241 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 12:31 pm

    In the next few days, don’t be distracted and seduced by the empty promises of BN and the hypocritical smiles of Umnoputras, especially HH and KJ.

    Come the next Umno Youth general meeting later this year, they will be the first to raise unsheathed keris yelling for non-Malay blood! NAR did the same thing previously. AAB will just watch silently.

    Penang voters, you can do it and just do it: CHANGE!

    See your once-premier schools being systematically destroyed, standard down the longkang, by BN politicians. Stop the rot now you must, for the sake of your children and grandchildren.

    Penang voters, you are empowered to lead the change in the destiny of Malaysia! You are destined to a better future!

  241. #242 by NotProudToBeMalaysian on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 12:36 pm

    To those who’ve come across big banners put up by the Barisan along highways or other locations which says, “TRUTH, HONOUR, RESPECT.”
    It’s just an optical illusion!!!
    It should be read as, “LIES, DISGRACE, DISRESPECT”

  242. #243 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 12:39 pm

    If BN win big again, not only barang naik,
    all females will be insulted again and again,
    all our forefathers will be insulted again and agian (as Umnoputras will keep yelling ‘pendatang’ to us all, with the silent consent of MCA, MIC, Gerakan, etc.),
    all non-Malays will be condemned again and again to be insignificant citizens by Umnoputras, again with the silent consent of MCA, MIC, Gerakan, etc.,
    etc, etc, etc

    Our nightmare continues!

  243. #244 by Chong Zhemin on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 12:56 pm

    Hey guys,

    fantastic mandarin song from DAP in youtbe.

    You must check this out. It was edited from a chinese singer “dao Lang” – a snow in 2002

    I have no idea who posted this. but this is definitely brilliant!!!!

  244. #245 by sheriff singh on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:15 pm

    UMNO can name their MB for Kelantan should they win – Awang Adek Hussin.

    But Koh Tsu Koon just cannot make up his mind. See the difference?

    One party is decisive. The other just mumbo-jumbo along, can’t decide, don’t know what to do, wait-and-see-la, etc etc. Maybe waiting for Pak Lah to kick him in the a.s. You want him to be a Minister? Such weak leaders should be got rid off.

    Anyway, “intelligence” sources point to defeats for the following BN big guns – Koh Tsu Koon, Kayveas, Chia Kwang Chye, Samy Vellu, Mustafa Mohamed, Awang Adek Hussin (both seats), Tengku Razaleigh.

    The BN big guns have been directed to help them in the coming days as the predicted defeats, as they stand now, are by small margins for some of them. In others, the candidates are being “stabbed in the back” to remove obstacles to the careers of others.

    But be aware that the fights will remain fierce. The BN “Dirty Tricks” Department will be springing a surprise on Thursday and Friday. Shocking, shocking.

    Do not let your guard down.

  245. #246 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:21 pm

    KTK is getting better and better at bullsh iting, just like Pak Liar Lah.

    In ‘Today’ newspaper (March 4, 08): MCA members were missing from the unveiling of the Penang-level BN manifesto yesterday. KTK said: “I’m surprised that MCA candidates are absent today. They might have missed the notices that we faxed to their offices on Friday. They might have been busy campaigning in the heat of the battle. Please don’t read too much into this.”

    Oh, yeah?

    The fact is MCA members realised that the Penang-level BN manifesto is utter rubbish and did not bother to attend its unveiling. Confirmed, it’s a tipu, tipu, tipu Penang-level BN manifesto!

  246. #247 by a-malaysian on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:24 pm

    Penangnites, please be aware that bn are sending wrong informations about the location of Opposition ceramahs.

    Please confirm with DAP direct. The Pisa ceramah on the 6th is a ploy by bn.

    I will try and post the actual location for the big one as soon as Penang DAP confirms it.

    bn is running scare, they are coming out with all their dirty tricks, legal as well as illegal, so beware.

    Tonight, 4th ceramah at Rifle Range, Lengkok Burma, speakers include RPK and Haris.

    50 years is ENOUGH
    Vote For A Change
    Vote For Any Opposition
    Give Them A Chance To Change For A Better Malaysia
    Remember bn Is A Useless Grouping Of Self Serving, Corrupt, Dictator, Power Crazy, Racist, Kris waving, etc, etc type of parties.

  247. #248 by jus legitimum on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:26 pm

    It is awfully shameful for BN including MCA abuse MSM for their grossly biased propaganda.What I hate the most is paid TV like Astro is continually interrupting various programmes with all sorts of blatantly unfair and exaggerated BN election footage.Don’t spoil our fun in watching Astro programmes although we know we have no choice because you are running a monopoly business.

    About MPs having to do the jobs of local councillors like checking ‘longkang’ and ‘street lights and pot holes,what happen to the local council staff? For example PJ condo owners are paying over rated assessment rates to MBPJ half yearly.What types of service have MBPJ rendered to PJ condo dwellers? Garbage collection is undertaken by private contractors paid by using the maintenance charges.Actually the MBPJ are fleecing the PJ condo
    owners.We need local council election to have local councillors who are dedicated and sincere in solving our woes and problems.There is no need for MPs to do the local council duty.

  248. #249 by sotong on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:36 pm

    Without freedom of media……there is no fair and democratic election in the first place.

    Our country could not afford bad leader/s in the government at all levels.

  249. #250 by Tickler on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 1:44 pm

  250. #251 by penang lim on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 2:01 pm

    Cheers and many heart felt thanks to a malaysian
    for the infor on the ceramah speech by RPK and Haris
    in penang , would pass infor around

  251. #252 by smeagroo on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 2:36 pm

    Can someone pls answer my question?

    “Responding to critics, the commission has agreed to introduce a few reforms such as marking voters’ fingers with indelible ink to prevent people from voting more than once. But the measure is voluntary, so voters can refuse to have their fingers dyed.”

    Voluntary? Is this true? Then why the heck introduce indelible ink?

  252. #253 by a-malaysian on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 2:53 pm

    Penangnites, tonight ceramahs:

    RPK will be the special guest (with Haris Ibrahim & Ronnie Liu) at the following ceramah tonight, Tuesday 4/3/08:

    8pm: Kampung Paya (Bagan)

    9pm: Chai Leng park playground (Prai)

    10:30pm: Lengkok Burma (Pulau Tikus)

    11:15pm: Hye Keat estate (Air Putih)



    50 years is ENOUGH
    Vote For A Change
    Vote For Any Opposition
    Give Them A Chance To Change For A Better Malaysia
    Remember bn Is A Useless Grouping Of Self Serving, Corrupt, Dictator, Power Crazy, Racist, Kris waving, etc, etc type of parties.

  253. #254 by voteforDAP on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 3:01 pm

    Hi all, just in case you guys do not know. Chandra Muzaffar is diabetic. His mind is not in total control when he speak during the forum @ Menara Star. His blood sugar extremely low and what he says about Anuar could be half true. Even Mahathir was goin against the ruling party at one time. But Anuar knows what is best for him now after he’s out from BN.

    When Anuar was part of the BN, he has to speak for the best of interest of UMNO. If he defy UMNO, he will get kicked out. Mahathir could get someone to film him having sex with some indian girls and with the controversial CD, he get kicked out from UMNO. This is just like what happened to Chua Soi Lek. Therefore, Anuar acted on best interest of UMNO at that time. Chandra Musaffar, when you are sober, you speak like a gentlemen, when you are drunk with too much sugar in your blood, you speak like Lingam.

  254. #255 by elvin on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 3:17 pm

    To all voters for barisan rakyat — please ensure that you, your immediate immediate family, relatives & friends come out in full force to vote on Mar 8 even if it rains. Every vote counts for a better future.

  255. #256 by voteforDAP on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 3:26 pm


    I spoke to Chinese from Kelantan, they are voting for PAS


    I spoke to my friends and clients whom I knew not so much about them, they are voting from DAP


    None of us voting for BN.


    None of us will vote for BN (Corruption, Marginalization & Egoistic)

  256. #257 by giko on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 3:39 pm

    was having lunch this afternoon when a tv3 crew came around asking for opinions on Najis Razak. so watch out for tv3 spin on najis – good or bad, just watch!

  257. #258 by voice on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 3:47 pm

    Mr Lim, please take good care of yourself, I’ve just watched the video of you giving ceramah at Malacca (, obviously you are not at good condition, me and my friends are supporting DAP now, the coming election will be a change for the country, god bless you Mr Lim.

  258. #259 by Jimm on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 3:54 pm

    Penang people, please do not fall into KTK’s trap.
    He purposely name that 3 fellow as the potential candidate for the replacement CM in order to gain votes from you all to keep Gerakan ahead from Opposition.
    How can you all not see the KTK tricks ?
    We all knew that UMNO will placed their people as the next CM just like what is happening in Sabah …
    Wake up and be smart …
    KTK just follow his master instruction ….
    Look into his eyes … he’s a goner.

  259. #260 by cheeran70 on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 4:21 pm

    I was really amused Reading the ‘Disaster if Anwar is PM’ in The Star (online edition) today. And the heads that commented on Anwar are all a bunch of empty cans who can only make more sound. The hollow in there is getting wider and deeper, being grinded by the UMNO controlled BN leadership.

    To say that if Anwar become a Prime Minister, it would be an “Unmitigated Disaster” shows how the leadership of BN is taking things for granted. All these BN idiots too are singing a different tune too.

    My question here is why Chandra Muzaffar and Lim Kheng Yeik kept their mouth shut when Anwar was in the cabinet with the rest of them? Now they are whistling foolish tunes saying Anwar did this, Anwar said that etc etc. What the hell is happening here? When things go wrong everyone start to point at others. Chandra and Kheng Yeik should have done this whistle blowing long time ago, not now, after being pressured by some ‘useless’ entities on the BN.

    A true human is he who raise his voice at immediate pace when the rights of the people are being traversed, and not to wait for years to regurgitate the so called ‘TRUTH’ which can be lies as well. Ask yourselves are you true human with dignity? Lim was in the cabinet but he ‘tutup satu mata’ then, and he let his mouth ‘bocor’ now.

    These are the signs of what becomes of politician and academicians who support BN. They become crookedly crooked crooks!!.

    The opposition had never done anything like that, at least not DAP. Give the opposition a chance and I believe we can march ahead united together.

  260. #261 by matterofchoice2008 on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 4:38 pm

    Thanks for your reminder.
    Koh Tsu Koon thinks that he is very smart with this kind of lousy trick. Koh thinks that simply naming 3 Gerakan candidates as potential next Penang Chief Minister will gain Gerakan candidates more votes. FAT HOPE, at least from me!!!
    Koh Tsu Koon, I for sure don’t care about your trick as I shall vote for oppositions this time round both for the parlimentary and the state level seats.
    Yes we need to be alert with Koh Tsu Koon’s trick. Please alert all our friends and relatives not to be fooled with Koh Tsu Koon’s trick.
    Penang and Malaysia voters, lets vote for oppositions this time round both for the parlimentary and the state level seats.

  261. #262 by js on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 4:56 pm

    Do you believe if I said Penang CM will under 2 year term among chinese and Malay? I heard the Malay candidate from Balik Pulau will be the next CM. BN dare not announce at this moment as it will affect the vote.
    Lim KY today said the highest vote will become the CM…Dont fall into their trick.Please spread around…BN now does not have any issue to raise already.The votes among these 3 places are different and it is not fair.
    DAP, please highlight this trick in all ceramah to attendees.

  262. #263 by fabm on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 5:30 pm

    Have you all notice the following?

    Putrajaya: 1 parliamentary seat – 6,608 voters
    Kapar: 1 parliamentary seat – 112,224 voters

    1 vote in Putrajaya is equivalent to 17 votes in Kapar!

    How can this be a fair election?

    Read more on Vote Against Gerrymandering:

    Vote For A Better Malaysia
    Vote For A Stronger Opposition

  263. #264 by cmbss on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 5:46 pm

    4.47pm 4 March 2008

    Election Commission has cancelled the use of indelible ink during the polling day citing public orders and security issues

    What happened?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  264. #265 by cmbss on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 5:50 pm
    General March 04, 2008 17:10 PM
    EC Scraps Indelible Ink Plan

    PUTRAJAYA, March 4 (Bernama) — The Election Commission Tuesday cancelled plan to use indelible ink in the upcoming general election.


  265. #266 by alancheah on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 6:18 pm

    Yes, Mr. Lim Kit Siang has lost his voice…
    I attended the ceremah in USJ12 yesterday nite.
    Take care, Mr. Lim. We will ALL support DAP, and
    we will vote for ALL opposition parties this time!

  266. #267 by cmbss on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 6:34 pm

    Mahathir is correct.

    This will be the dirtiest election in history!

  267. #268 by Jeffrey on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 7:10 pm

    “1 vote in Putrajaya is equivalent to 17 votes in Kapar!” – fabm

    The delineation of constituencies has been such to give disproportionate weightage to rural and/or Malay vote base favouring BN.

    Which means that unless there is a significant shift of Malaysian Malay votes against the BN, the ruling coalition will maintain at least its two thirds parliamentary majority under the most adverse backlash from voters of other communities.

    As the population of Malaysian Malays increases proportionately more than others, the calculations are that BN will maintain its supreme position for so long as PAS fails to make significant inroads into Malaysian Malay vote base due to mainstream resistance.

    In this coming elections, it is expected that Opposition in general will, in best scenario, probably get about 40 – 45 parliamentary seats out of which DAP is expected to evince a better performance to secure anything from 24 to 30 parliamentary seats.

    Out of a total of 222 parliamentary seats contested, Opposition parties need to secure at least more than 1/3rd (at least 75 seats), no easy feat !

    At best, a severe mauling of MCA, Gerakan and MIC will send a strong signal to UMNO and the rest that it/they has/have to address the concerns of non Malay minorities and generally urbanites dissatisfied with its policies if UMNO/BN were to continue maintaining power.

    As the BN fortress based on present electoral system is virtually impregnable short of en masse swing of traditional Malaysian Malay voters (not expected for long time to come), the question may legitimately be asked – why would UMNO/BN want to ameliorate concerns and grievances of non Malay minorities and generally urbanites of all races if the delineation of constituencies has always been in such a way that favours it maintaining 2/3rd parliamentary majority, no matter how dissatisfied non- malay and/or urban constituencies are.???. …

    The short answer to that is that urban centers and their denizens are the nation’s centers of commercial, cultural and intellectual activities and where the shakers and movers of the nation reside.

    Strong rural support to ensure 2/3 is meaningless if the important urban centres – getting larger and larger due to continuous rural urban drift/migration – are seething with unrest and become a nestbed of discontent and demonstrations.

    You look at at where unrest that topples governments in this region happens – they happened in urban centers of Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila!

    Concerns of urbanites are ignored at the governing elite’s peril as these cases show. Look at the effect of Hindraf. Can they afford a few more of these in urban centers?

    What this means is that even if Opposition Parties are not able to breach the BN’s 2/3rd parliamentary threshold, a strong showing of 40 to 45 opposition members put into Parliament would have already served an important purpose and deliver the right message – that something need to be done by the BN to address and stem this alienation amongst peoples in urban centres (especially minority non malays).

    It will also make the thumping sounds from the government bench reciprocated more effectively from the Opposition side’s with more issues being discussed and debated in parliament.

    Sad to say, the change for the better, if it comes from this election, is less likely to come from the Opposition parties’ replacing the incumbent or even making a dent to its 2/3 majority but more from the incumbent coalition being forced by Opposition’s very significant gains (relative to 2004) to at least review and try re-invent and effect changes within its own system to accommodate rising expectations unfulfilled amongst people in urban constituencies. The risk of not doing so is potential civil unrest (when people see they have no recourse through either ballot or the law to address ther grievances), which is really bad for business and investment, that is the raison de etre of our political elites feeding on government-business patronage system. They just cannot afford to let peace and stability – and by extension their concomitant, the government-business patronage system – suffer without losing their very reason to be in politics….

  268. #269 by fancy on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 7:11 pm

    It’s totally unfair!!!! My friend he is staying in Buntong,Ipoh but he was placed to vote in Cheras,KL!!!! What is this???? How can a old man travel all the way to KL to vote??? Im really angry about this!!!!

  269. #270 by choonchoy on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 7:11 pm

    To all the BR candidates, all the best and take care. Many have lost their voices. I was is SS2 last night and got drenched. YM RPK’s speech was good. (Hats off to RPK)

    SPR will not use the ‘indelible ink’ after spending millions of the rakyat’s money. Only AAB could believe the reasons given. BN has ‘main rakyat kat belakang lagi’.

    I implore everyone to call your relatives in the kampong, inform your relatives of what’s going on. The urbanites know the issues. Now let us hit the BN where it hurts, that’s the constituencies with 14k to 20k population, our fellow rakyat who have been deceived the most, and who are suffering the most. The winds of change have arrived, now it is time the rakyat turn the tides.

    Undurlah BN.

    Let’s give BN the BOOT!

  270. #271 by alancheah on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 7:13 pm

    “Election Commission has cancelled the use of indelible ink during the polling day citing public orders and security issues…”

    Indeed… BN now knows that many RAKYAT will support opposition parties and they suddenly change their mind in using indelible ink… lol… they are more “Kia Su” than our neighbour country.

    RAKYAT… stand up… no matter what BN does…
    Just VOTE for all Opposition Parties!!!

    We will let BN see a VERY BIG Breakthrough this time,
    even if they don’t use that bloody ink!!

  271. #272 by burn on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 7:19 pm

    “cheeran70 Says:
    Today at 16: 21.53 (2 hours ago)
    To say that if Anwar become a Prime Minister, it would be an “Unmitigated Disaster” shows how the leadership of BN is taking things for granted. All these BN idiots too are singing a different tune too”…

    kebanyakkan mereka bergaji tinggi, sudah tentu mereka akan menjaga kepentingan mereka. rakyat yang separuh mati, mereka tak peduli…
    all of them memang takut kalau kalau DA jadi PM!
    rombakan parliment/ketua2 menteri/ketua2 bandar/direktor2 kaki lepak dan ampu akan berlaku, dan ramai akan di tendang keluar kerna korupsi dan pentingkan diri sendiri. that’s the only reason they’re scare off…

  272. #273 by A_Malaysian on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 7:42 pm

    Can someone confirm if this is true. Way back in history, GERAKAN was formed as an Opposition Party and then joined BN as a component party after they won the majority in Penang.

    If this is true, the people in Penang must NOT even give a single vote to GERAKAN as they have betrayed the trust of Penang people.

    The BN Report Card has deteriorated over the past 50 years of ruling and getting worst in the last 4 years and definitely to be worsen if nothing is done by the people of this beloved Nation.

    We must Vote for a Change. Give a chance to ourselves and the truly patriotic citizens to safe this country, especially, our offsprings and future generations. We need a truly Democratic Nation.

    Vote for any Opposition Party both in Parliaments and States level in your constituency.

  273. #274 by devilmaster on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 8:25 pm

    EC cancels the use of indelible ink – and now cheatings can be carried out blatantly in Kelantan and Trengganu again, same like in 2004 when hundreds of buses ferrying phantom voters into these 2 states.

    Gerakan & MCA eunuchs in Penang can now breathe a sigh of relief as massive emergence of phantom voters will be their saviour.

    Election Commission, the 15th component party of Barisan Nasional. Admit it, whether you like it or not.

  274. #275 by showsomemercy on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 8:27 pm

    Dont know Malacca can wrest back Kota Melaka from BN or not. Hope they do it!!! Any Malaccans around?

  275. #276 by clear conscience on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 8:41 pm

    To all Malaysian

    Please be advised that Mr Yeo Yang Poh of the Bar Council had posted an open letter for all Malaysian voters to seriously take note when casting their votes.

  276. #277 by simsimsim on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 9:38 pm

    Yah !! Chandra is really SICK , he can’t even understand what he said , is politics , Stupid !!! Whatever it is , I will vote for DAP and influence all my friends and ppl surrounding me !!! Change ! Change ! Change ! else , we will end up , Increase ! Increase ! Increase ! ( corruptions , Toll price , Petrol price , medical fees , school fees , food price etc …. )

  277. #279 by alvinkhng on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 9:57 pm

    malaysiakini is unlock from today and its free now for a week
    check out their site at
    those of you who cant get to the ceramah you can watch RPK’s ceramah at brickfields
    good quality video too
    Just CHANGE

  278. #280 by simsimsim on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 10:33 pm

    Very Inspiring “ceramah” which really carry out the message through !!
    Yes , No Government Now , No YAB PM , YB Minister etc…. all are equal and fight to form the NEW Government ….. Just Change and fight for NEW Government !!!
    Thanks alvinkhng …. To All, please inform as many people to watch this video clip if possible !!

  279. #281 by a-malaysian on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 10:54 pm

    Desperate Loser Using Desperate Dirty Moves.

    I just came back from the ceramah which PKR and Haris are supposed to speak. Learn that they were denied permit to speak on the island.

    Is this call Democracy?

    As expected more desperate moves by the ec and umno to make the Oppositions ceramah as problematic as possible will continue.

    They could not be bothered by any election rules and laws. They are the law.

    So people, which type of government do you want, the choice is yours.

    Jeff Ooi informed during the ceramah that the Big One will be held at Han Chiang High School on the 6th Thursday and request all people to wear RED to wash away the evil blue.

    50 years is ENOUGH
    Vote For A Change
    Vote For Any Opposition
    Give Them A Chance To Change For A Better Malaysia
    Remember bn Is A Useless Grouping Of Self Serving, Corrupt, Dictator, Power Crazy, Racist, Kris waving, etc, etc type of parties.

  280. #282 by cfcluvdap on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 10:55 pm

    Chandeerang is disgusting?
    Is he a political scientist as claimed…but his mind is of an opportunist, go where there is milk and turnabout without turning the head! If he fail to gain advantage, he quickly change color and try to bodek where the money is.
    Chandeerang, pls do and preach as a political scientist, not as a political swindler

  281. #283 by fjjs on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:03 pm

    It’s time to stop Umnoputranism….. BN destroys temple…where is OKT of MCA? Where is KTK of Gerakan? Are they protecting our rights?

    VOTE OPPOSITION for a better tomorrow…better Malaysia… for all MALAYSIANS.

  282. #284 by ckloh on Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 11:30 pm

    Alot of positive ceramah’s review by DAP and its Barisan Rakyat’s partners, I can see. However, have you all listen to an MCA’s ceramah before, in this election?

    Let me introduce itself, from last Monday until today, I have attended ceramah everyday except last Friday (work), Monday’s Tony Pua in SS2, Tuesday’s Teresa Kok in Sri Petaling, Wednesday’s Teo Nie Ching in Seri Kembangan, Thursday’s Fong Kui Lun in Brickfield, Saturday’s Hannah Yeoh in USJ 12, Sunday’s Lim Lip Eng in TTDI, yesterday’s Teo Nie Ching again just to catch up Fong Po Kuan. Most of them, I listen all of the speakers before I left even with the rain. And all are greats, or else I won’t be there day in, day out.

    Today, I thought want to go to Puchong’s for Gobind Singh to catch up Karpal Singh, however, I changed my mind and went back to home for a rest. However, someone told me that MCA Carol Chew is doing a ceramah near my place, Sri Petaling.

    Don’t get me wrong, I already decided who to vote for, even before nomination day, but I am curious to see how pathetic they are, so I decided to go and have a look, just a walking distance from my home.

    When I reached there, Carol already finished her speach, and left to the last speaker, who claims to be former worker of Teresa Kok, candidates for Seputeh Parliamentary Seats. And I don’t believe my ears. And alot of people does not believe their ears too. During my 10 minutes stay there, less than 40 people are there, that pathetic, and most are shaking their heads, including myself. If there is eggs on my hand, I will throw it up, thrust me.

    FYI, Seputeh area is a safe seat for Seputeh. DAP has hold his area for a very long time. And 2004, Teresa won it big here. We heard Carol’s hitting below the belt by launching the ‘sexist’ cartoon against Teresa. What else she can do?

    Below are the simplified contents from the 10 minute speach.
    1. 70% of the speach criticising Teresa, saying various scenario, where Teresa misuse the DAP funds. A few scenarios are given, but no prove is given at all. For example, in one of the scenario, he mentioned the workers of Teresa for one of the funds raising activies, use some of the money to buy supper. All allegations without prove. They are extremely desperate. Nobody claps hand this time, compare to DAP ceramah, because we know this is not true.

    2. Boasting that MCA under the leadership of Ong Ka ting managed to get a primary school for Seri Petaling resident. Enough of being heard of this issue, don’t believe they dare to use this point as the reason to vote MCA. Only after 50 years, Seri Petaling get one Chinese School, and it is election goodies.

    3. This point is the last point that I heard, that make me angry, that if eggs is on my hand, I will just throw towards the speaker. The speaker told us that he agreed that corruption is a fact. He agreed that UMNO is corrupted, but he said DAP is corrupted too base on point 1 mentioned above. He said, what important now is be practical, don’t care about the corruption, a scenario that can’t be fixed, what important is to ensure MCA get more people in parliament, where in appropriate time, the MCA have more people to check UMNO if they go overboard in corruption (little bit never mind). He mentioned that what important now is CHINESE should think of themselves, change are not going to happen, just think of themselves get the goodies offered from MCA for Seputeh area. The country is too big for all of us to concentrate, think of ourself, think of what Seputeh will benefit from MCA as MCA have more money.

    And true enough, out of the 40 people that present there, less than 10 claps their hand, when the speaker end the speach. in MCA speach, you will see majority don’t agree on what the speaker said, something that will not happen in DAP ceramah. I know MCA is desperate, but I don’t know they are pathetic at this stage, hitting below the belt and deliver such low quality and unpatriotic speach. Just thought want to share it out, for those that busy attending DAP ceramah, and wonder what BN’s ceramah can offer.

    I am extremely angry, the motive of the speaker, to get vote, try to make allegation without prove and give unethical advice like ‘we can tolerate corruption, more important, think about yourself first, take care of yourself first, vote for the one that have more money’.

    If speaker/leader can be that low, what hope our country is? Lets vote them out!!

  283. #285 by negarawan on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 12:12 am

    It is clear that the EC Chairman Abdul Rashid is a running dog of UMNO. The unconstitutional extension of his retirement age has paid off for UMNO. International political observers and watchdogs, together with the US and EU, must put pressure on UMNO and EC for colluding in making this election heavily biased towards UMNO and BN. It is clear that the last minute reversal of EC in disallowing the use of indellible ink is due to the need for UMNO to get phantom voters in. Shame on you Rashid. You have no integrity and no respect at all. You can cheat now, but you can’t cheat forever. The civil society of Malaysia makes a serious appeal to the international community in condemning the UMNO government and its EC agents for their corrupt and undemocratic practices.

  284. #286 by negarawan on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 12:14 am

    Let’s all tear the photo of Abdul Rashid in public tomorrow as a sign of protest and disgust of the blatantly corrupt and undemocratic practices of the EC!! Makkal Sakti, Reformasi now!!

  285. #287 by chanjoe on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 12:25 am

    I really pity ckloh for having to endure the pain to stand listening to the MCA “ceramah”….
    One thing for sure…these ceramahs bears good news like school funds, repacement of roads etc….. All basic rights any Govt must provide at all times and not only during GE.
    My home town (Chinese New Village) gets the retarred road once every GE…you call that fair? They thought they will get our votes with that….BUT….pooodahhhhhhhh…..what they did was only to enrich the local MCA/MIC/UMNO leaders’ pockets becuz the price will definitely be bloated many times just to fill the coffers of these so called leaders.
    We are not easily swayed but some repaved roads or some funds….our support & votes will not be for BN…we will be FOR OPPOSITION only…..

  286. #288 by negarawan on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 12:31 am

    Chandra Muzaffar, how much were you paid by UMNO? What other favours did you receive for your so-called Just World?

  287. #289 by limkamput on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 12:46 am

    Today it is indelible ink. Tomorrow and thereafter there will be MORE Surprises, read my lips. BN dogs are the masters in last minute surprises. They will create maximum damage to the oppositions and shut down all communication so that the opposition will not be able to retaliate or contain the damage. We must prepare psychologically for all the last minute surprises.
    It is really a baloney to disallow the use of indelible ink. At the last day before election, they will probably cut down the voting hours just to make sure some of us don’t get to vote!!!!!!!!!!! By the way, how much money was spent to buy those indelible inks? Can we send the bill to the EC chairman and ask him to pay personally.
    Sometimes I just wonder why BN need to try all ways and means to win so that they can “SERVE” this country. What a baloney! My foot, berkhidmat untuk rakyat. My foot, berkhidmat untuk Negara. For BN, it is berkhidmat untuk sendiri, untuk keluarga and untuk suadara mara! BN Sendirian Berhad.

  288. #290 by limkamput on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 12:52 am

    Yes one by one is coming out. If Anwar is a chameleon, Chandra is the master of all chameleons. You can’t blame me for my disdain for intellectuals, Strip them naked, every one is a prostitute! Bloody prostitute in three piece suit.

  289. #291 by P.O.T.S on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 1:04 am

  290. #292 by tunglang on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 1:06 am

    cmbss Says:

    Election Commission has cancelled the use of indelible ink during the polling day citing public orders and security issues

    What happened?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WAIT A MINUTE! The commission bought about 47,000 bottles of the indelible ink, manufactured in India, for RM2mil.

    And now the idiotic Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman just as easily cancelled the wasteful proposal to use the indelible ink.

    You know what, this is an earlier ploy to make the EC looks Bersih!
    So now it can go back on its words with some filmsy excuses not to use the ink. Real Bastards SOB.

    May I suggest Abdul Rashid take home the 47,000 bottles and drown himself over the election weekend.

    We don’t need this Bastard to announce the election results!

  291. #293 by PK Wong on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 1:24 am

    Vote BN for the state. Vote DAP for the parliment.

    I heard this statement from some old uncles and old aunties while I did campaigning for the Opposition. They said that for state, BN could get things done fast whereas DAP could not help much due to limited resources. For the parliment they said that DAP was good for debating over important issues whereas BN was dumb.

    This kind of mentality echoed by the old uncles and old aunties can be damaging and erupting the spirits for the wind of change.
    They may form a small group of this wrong mentality but they can influence their friends who are also old uncles and old aunties. They cannot give their heart 100% to DAP though they like DAP in the first place.

    We need to pay more attention to these old uncles and old aunties.
    We need to correct their thinking in order to win back the other 50% vote from them for the DAP.


    Also vote PKR and PAS.

  292. #294 by Jong on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 2:19 am

    EC Chairman Abdul Rashid said: “there were reports made to the police alleging that certain quarters had purchased indelible ink from abroad with the intention of creating confusion and suspicion as to the status of voters.” He cited public order and security issues!

    – Now where’s his logic? I find it difficult to reason out why anyone would want to buy the ink back and
    how would it create confusion?

    I don’t see any logic in his claim other than there is already too many indelible ink suppliers flooding the local market and SPR will now find it difficult to justify its rm2.4 million claim that might have made somebody already an overnight millionaire?

  293. #295 by sean on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 2:36 am

    i was at the ss2 mj cafe ceramah on monday…… was raining cats and dogs an hour after the ceramah started(when RPK begins)and it was the time everyone started to bring out the umbrellas and i am happy to see old and the young ones brave the rain and continue with the thunderous supports the crowds gave.Infact me, my parents and sister were all soaking wet even with umbrellas but we were determined to stay put like everyones else and ww and many more even shared our umbrellas with the one standing next to us which is without one.Keep the MOMENTUM FLOWING….and will continue to support the ceramah from the opposition come rain or shine.

  294. #296 by Love Dap on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 3:18 am

    Dear Kit Siang, my heartfelt thanks to your team for their passion and committment to the people and country. Thank you for the effort that you have put in with the objective to deny BN 2/3 seats in the parliament. I can deeply feel that each and every words that you speak, you speak it from your heart. You team are not doing for their own glory, but, to the nation. Sincerely wish that you take good care during this crucial period. We are always here giving you our full support as we know that you are a great leader !

  295. #297 by Jeffrey on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 4:16 am

    Election Commission (EC) cited legal and security reasons for 11th hour cancelling the use of indelible ink

    As early as in Jan 12 Malaysians For Free and Fair Elections (Mafrel) chairman Abdul Malek Hussin already pointed out to EC that the use of indelible ink was not provided for under the Elections (Conduct of Elections) Regulations 1981 and so its use must be sanctioned by way of amendment of these regulations and gazetted. However this has not been done – and cannot be done since Parliament has already been dissolved.

    EC chairperson, Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman apparently took legal advice (likely from the AG). He said that the use of indelible ink would not be effective as the country’s constitution allowed those who refuse to have their fingernail marked with the ink to still be issued with a ballot – source Malaysiakini.

    If the EC tries to bar someone from voting for refusing to have “indelible” ink marked on his finger, the voter/elector could cause an altercation in poling station ostensibly threatening security – and ultimately could also challenge legality of the entire balloting in the particular stream/poling station on grounds that his constitutional right to vote has been infringed; if he and others likeminded could not be legally forced to dip his or their finger(s) in ink, and the whole dipping process becomes, as such voluntary, what’s the point in requiring others to do so???

    BN, as has been said, relies quite a lot on its traditional Malay/Muslim constituency to deliver the votes and is worried that mischief makers could also last minute sow doubts and confusion amongst electors/voters that certain ingredients in the indelible ink are not halal (whether true or not). One can’t really anticipate kind of teething problems that can arise. Certain polling stations must run out of vats of ink : does that mean that polling has to be delayed or postponed?

    The examination of nails for polish and application of such ink and then wiping it off with a tissue to avoid staining of ballot papers – and the answering of queries by public on such ink of, for example, what is the ink’s purpose and how long it would remain on fingers, all of which might delay the voting process and aggravate queues in certain stations. Even with proper administering of ink it would take at least 30 seconds to get the ink on the voters’ fingers, then another 30 seconds for the ink to get dried so taking slightly more than a minute per voter in addition to checking MyKad against electoral roll, getting signature/thumb print on ballot counterfoil, crossing out the name after ballot issued.

    If explanations were not properly given, that would take time, illiterate voters especially in rural areas of BN’s vote bank might mistakenly try to mark ballot papers with a fingerprint dipped with ink instead of a cross made with a pencil, thereby spoiling the vote. (This actually happened in certain areas in Mozambique’s lections in 2004). Imagine also the enormous task to train election workers throughout the country to administer this ink and answering queries.

    In Afghanistan’s first elections in 2004 in which indelible ink was used, there were complaints that the indelible ink used to mark voters’ fingers could be washed off. One woman candidate, Masooda Jalal, told the Associated Press: “The ink that is being used can be rubbed off in a minute. Voters can vote 10 times.”

    Indelible ink is just a security measure to appease critics. It is hard to imagine there is no alternative security measure to guard against multiple voting. What is important is drawing the electoral roll up properly.

    I read this from a surgeon one Dr Chris Anthony who correctly observed that “What we really need is not marking our fingers with indelible ink but for our EC to be neutral. What we need is a transparent EC not transparent ballot boxes”!

    Well, whatever our ink’s quality, somebody – don’t know who – would have made a little money from sourcing 48,000 bottles of indelible ink worth RM2.4mil from India, which now will not be used.

  296. #298 by lakshy on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 5:12 am

    Ha ha ha, Rashid Rashid. I wonder how India which you accuse of being such a corrupted country has managed to use the indelible ink for numerous elections without such incident, but in Malaysia, you have problem doing it even once.

    If you have any cow-dung left in your brains, you should use it as a trial run. Let the IC be the deciding factor this time. But get people used to teh concept of the indelible ink, so it can be used in future elections.

    Anyway, even if you use it now for thsi election, what is the harm? Just that nayone with their fingers already marked, cannot vote! Whats the effect?

    chee sin

  297. #299 by lakshy on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 5:28 am

    Now, everyone can see how the odds are stacked against the opposition. With the postal votes and phantom votes, etc, DAP, PAS and PKR have an uphill task.

    BN is sure to win, what with the controlled media propaganda being spewed every single day during prime time and all the papers.

    Lets all come out in full force on election day and do our duty to cast our votes for the opposition for both state and Parliamentary seats. With high voter turnout, there can be less phantom votes and postal votes being dumped into certain constituencies. We need proper checks and balances in both state and parliament.

    Lets do whats best for the nation, and for our children.

  298. #300 by sotong on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 6:42 am

    It is obvious decades of narrow, short sighted and damaging politics and bad leadership and governance of the country are doing enormous permanent and long term damage to the country.

    It is sad to see a promising country grossly mismanaged.

  299. #301 by CommonFolk on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 6:51 am

    Just in. 11pm ceramah at Kg. Simee, Ipoh on 04-03-08. DAP and Democracy IronMan YB Lim Kit Siang arrived at the DAP Ceramah, seemingly very ill but that did not deter his strong will to fight for us. He has to take variant of pills and tablets to keep up to his almost 24 hrs routine and minimum of 5 ceramahs on daily basis throughout the country.

    View YB Lim here:

  300. #302 by lakshy on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 8:03 am

    Before you decide to spilt your votes and vote for opposition in parliament and bn for state, think again.

    We are at a momentous crossroads. We have the chance to create history and determine how our nation should proceed after its first 50 years. Looking back, no one would deny that we could have done better in the last 50 years if we had been better managed. For comparison, look at Singapore, Taiwan and Korea. What have they managed to accomplish in a shorter span of time?

    Lets admit that one of the greatest problems we face here is corruption, and the use of power by the politicians to give contracts to relatives and cronies and front men, while you and me as tax payers pay for these grossly marked up contracts. How long are we going to allow this to continue? We are at fault if we do not work to correct the situation.

    We have a good chance to put an end to it and very quickly too!

    The base for support for bn is due to the corruption and contracts being dished out. The cracks have begun to show as the greedy get greedier. And the newcomers want a share of an ever shrinking pie. Well, that’s good. Let them fight it out to their own doom. But we can expedite their demise by voting them out of power.

    When you vote them out, out goes their influence and their ability to get contracts for their supporters and cronies. Just imagine what will happen if many of the bn guys lose in the elections. They cant feed their supporters, and their supporters supporters. As the burden gets heavier to bear, with fewer people supporting an even larger base, the system is bound to collapse. So we could well soon see the demise of umno, and with it race based politics in this country. SO do your part and vote against umno, mic, mca and gerakan if you love Malaysia!

    So lets all do our part to expedite its demise and look forward to a new beginning with justice and equality for all. We need such a system in place so that we can all work together to improve our competetiveness as a nation.

    Today malay girls outnumber boys in university. The reason? Many of the malay boys have bought the umno dream. Ask them and they will tell you there is no need to study hard and go to university. All of them say they will become umno members, become contractors, and with the contracts dished out to them they will be millionaires by the time they hit thirty, with a Dato’ title to boot.

    This is what umno has taught them. We need to reverse this for the good of our nation. Umno’s policies are much to do with retaining and maintaining umno’s relevance at the expense of the ordinary malays. The best way is honsety! Show all our youngsters that there is no easy path as offered to them by umno. There is no replacement for hard work and ability. With ability and hard work, they can achieve anything.

    What umno has been brainwashing the malays into thinking is that they cannot survive without umno. This is a self preservation policy of umno’s. Remember, give a guy fish and he eats for a meal; teach him to fish and he eats for life. Umno keeps giving out fish to make the malays dependant.

    This is not good for the malays and not good for our nation!

  301. #303 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 8:48 am

    See? The dirty tricks have already started and will continue till election eve.

    The intellegence so far has got the BN very worried. As they stand, the leadership has been informed that “the roof is leaking” i.e. that the northern states are very, very shaky. That’s why their focus of attention is now on up north to prevent more erosion of support.

    Even Gua Musang is no longer safe and they have just announced projects for that area. Get it? PAS will retain Kelantan and win Terengganu. Very big dents in Kedah, Perlis and Penang. Many, many areas turned “black”. Don’t be deceived by the mass media.

    Depending on the desperatation status, we might get the following just before polling:

    1. The creation of a second Deputy Prime Minister position for the non-Malays on a rotational basis

    2. The raising of the retirement age to 58 or 60.

    3. Release revealing videos and information about certain Opposition personalities

    Yes, depends on the desperation status.


  302. #304 by Jeffrey on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 8:49 am

    The Star 5th March report : “The use of indelible ink on polling day has been scrapped after police received reports of a plan to “sabotage” the election process in Perlis, Kedah and Kelantan. Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said police investigations revealed that people had smuggled the ink in and had planned to go to rural and remote areas to trick village folk into believing that their fingernails had to be marked before they can go to vote.“They are out to create confusion and suspicion by persuading those not familiar with the procedure to have the ink applied (to a voter’s forefinger or nail) before polling day. Police yesterday said they were investigating four reports of the sabotage plan – two from Perlis and one each from Kedah and Kelantan – and have classified the cases as attempted cheating.
    Abdul Rashid said the EC deeply regretted its decision but was obliged to make a firm and final decision yesterday to ensure the smooth conduct of the polls.
    See link :

  303. #305 by lingtan on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 9:16 am

    hi uncle lim kit siang,

    where is Tanah Lapang, Jalan Helang 13, Bandar Puchong Jaya (opposite 7/11) alocated. Any location map, cause i would like to attand your seminar in there.

    looking forward to your reply.

  304. #306 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 9:34 am

    To civil servants in Malaysia: DO NOT be afraid to VOTE FOR DAP/PKR/PAS!

    Many of us were civil servants and, even while we were in service, we voted for the opposition candidates at both the federal and state levels during each GE. Some of us continued to get promoted (of course, through the usual non-Malay obstacles).

    DO NOT be intimidated by your BN-biased bosses! DO NOT frighten your own self (for the sake of your job and promotion) to vote for BN!

    Your vote is sacred and confidential – be bold and VOTE FOR DAP/PKR/PAS on 8.3.08.

    Our loyalty is to the nation, not to the government.

    When the BN government is doing so many wrong things detrimental to our nation, we do not have to support the BN government, because we are patriotic and nationalistic!

    VOTE FOR DAP/PKR/PAS on 8.3.08!

  305. #307 by KL Dude on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 9:46 am


    You mentioned that… “If he defy UMNO, he will get kicked out. Mahathir could get someone to film him having sex with some indian girls and with the controversial CD, he get kicked out from UMNO”.

    Why specifically you have to mention ‘indian gals’ here though you’re just quoting an example ? Why pinpoint a certain race ? Can’t you just generalise, you morron ? The ‘indian’ sentiments are high now against BN and you on the other hand shouldn’t spoil the name of the opposition or DAP at this hour.

  306. #308 by limkamput on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 9:50 am

    boh-liao, are/were you a govt servant? Just try to know you speaking from experience or hearsay?

  307. #309 by matterofchoice2008 on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 9:52 am

    It is only about 2 to 3 more days before 8 Mar 08 election. Most of us know BN is getting very very desperate now, resorting any tricks and tactics now and then to counter the WIND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS among Malaysia voters. Let us not losing any of our focus and momentum and we shall continue to fight hard for A BETTER MALAYSIA!!

    Please support Jeff Ooi and Opposition parties. Yes another biggie at the Han Chiang Indoor Stadium this Thursday. See link below to Jeff Ooi’s blog site.

    A dedicated webpage had been specially created for the support of the star blogger JeffOoi at Jelutong seat. See link below.

    Let us not losing any of our momentum. Please call upon all friends and relatives to vote for the Opposition. We need to send the right candidates to parliment to voice up for us. We need more supports to reject BN parasites going into the Parliment.

  308. #310 by cmbss on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 10:03 am

    DAP SS2 PJ – Fong Po Kuan – Is time to change
    3 March 2008

  309. #311 by cmbss on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 10:15 am

    Dap Ceramah ss2 Fong Po Kuan Part 2

  310. #312 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 10:20 am

    We don’t put hearsay here.
    Rest be assured that there are high ranking civil servants who voted for opposition party candidates throughout their working life.

    Civil servants: Just do the right thing. Don’t be scared.

  311. #313 by matterofchoice2008 on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 10:24 am

    Sammy Vellu told Indian community to vote for Koh Tsu Koon and that Koh will take care of Indians. Sammy Vellu, you yourself also never take care of Indians. Sammy Vellu, who will believe you now? Penang voters, lets vote for the Oppositions this Saturday.

  312. #314 by voteforDAP on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 10:32 am

    The newspapers now kept coming out with issues pertaining Anwar. This shows that the BN is freaked out with PRK. Anwar group is strong & powerful compared to the last 4 years. With all the PKR – BN squabble, the BN talk less about DAP except for Seputeh MP issues.

    The best part this morning when I drove about is seeing banners (white banners) with words scribbled on it “BN MENANG, MINYAK PUN NAIK!” This shows the RAKYAT is discontented with BN and with the government backed newspaper company publishing +ve issues about the BN, these news are loop-sided.

    Everyday i heard people say that they are going for opposition. That’s good news. Whatever it is, i pray for the great outcome of the opposition during election. Hoping also no PHANTOM VOTERS coming out in aid of BN. Anwar knows BN dirty tactics cause he was part of BN. No doubt about it.

  313. #315 by smeagroo on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 10:58 am

    So easy to buy indelible ink wan ah? The seller / supplier must be some small kampung business and anyone tom dick and khairy can buy it online. Did Rashid the rascal bought it online via ebay?

  314. #316 by fjjs on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 11:01 am

    Malaysia: Citizens Denied a Fair Vote
    Posted by labisman
    Wednesday, 05 March 2008

    Bias in Electoral Process Favors Ruling Coalition in March 8 Poll

    (New York, March 5, 2008) – Government restraints on expression, assembly and access to state media will deny Malaysians a fair vote in the March 8 general elections, Human Rights Watch said today.

    The authorities’ manipulation of the electoral process appears aimed to ensure that the ruling coalition maintains its two-thirds parliamentary majority.

    “Once again, elections in Malaysia are grossly unfair to the opposition,” said Elaine Pearson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Malaysia’s ruling coalition is too comfortable with the status quo to allow reforms that would level the playing field.”

    On March 8, Malaysians will vote for the national parliament. Since 1969, the ruling Barisan Nasional, a coalition consisting of 14 parties, has held a two-thirds majority in parliament, which enables it to amend the constitution at will. Opposition parties currently hold 9.6 percent of the seats in parliament.

    Freedom of expression, association and assembly

    Malaysian law and practice allow free campaigning for the ruling coalition while placing severe restraints on the opposition. For instance, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahman Badawi on March 1 was able to hold a rally of 20,000 supporters. But police have repeatedly blocked attempts by opposition parties to hold election rallies by refusing to issue the permits required for any gathering of four or more people.

    In November 2007, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), a loose alliance of almost 70 civil society organizations and several political parties, organized an orderly march and rally by some 40,000 Malaysians. In response, police used excessive force, including tear gas and chemical-laced water on peaceful protesters (

    The government has routinely used the specter of ethnic violence to deter public demonstrations and silence government critics. On February 16, three days after Abdullah dissolved parliament, police officers used tear gas and water cannons to disperse a peaceful crowd of some 200 Malaysian Indians from the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf). Hindraf has not been permitted to register as a political party, and has repeatedly been denied permits when they sought, such as on this occasion, to hold a peaceful demonstration.

    “When opposition leaders and civil society groups critical of the government try to organize rallies, they are blocked at every turn,” said Pearson. “Yet the usual excuses about unruly protesters and blocked traffic are never mentioned when the ruling coalition wants to get its supporters out on the streets. ”

    The government has long threatened opposition politicians with provisions of the broadly worded Sedition Act. In addition, since the draconian Printing Presses and Publications Act places the burden of proof on defendants in defamation cases, opposition parties are self-censoring for fear of being hit hard by libel suits if they critique the establishment.

    Curbs on the media

    Government interference in media reporting is not new to Malaysia, but has become even more contentious during election campaigning. An election observer in Malaysia told Human Rights Watch that monitoring of state television and radio had turned up no opposition candidate presence. The state media are the two most important avenues for candidates to communicate their messages to voters, particularly those in rural areas.

    In late January, Bernama, the Malaysian National News Agency reported that Deputy Information Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamid conceded the lack of fairness in the state media. He said that the ministry would need to study “whether allowing opposition leaders to campaign through Radio Television Malaysia in the next general election will benefit the people.”

    Freedom of the media is further hampered since all private free-to-air television channels are owned by the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), a founding member of the ruling coalition and Malaysia’s largest political party.

    Because Malaysian law requires all publications to obtain permits to operate on a yearly basis, the state can easily shut down those that are critical of the government. The minister of internal security, who is currently also the prime minister, has discretion to grant, revoke or suspend any publication prejudicial to public order, morality or security, or that is likely to alarm public opinion. Newspapers such as the Tamil language daily, Makkai Osai, are self-censoring to avoid being shut down.

    On February 15, the online Malaysiakini site reported that the Chinese-language Oriental Daily editor issued an election-related “guideline” to staff. The guideline suggested the newspaper should avoid placing opposition news prominently, mentioning the opposition’s campaign to block the Barisan Nasional’s goal of a two-thirds majority, or discussing any disputed issues in Chinese communities. The Oriental Daily has had difficulty renewing its license in recent years.

    “The Malaysian government has ensured that state radio and TV only cover the ruling coalition and that newspapers report on the opposition at their own risk,” said Pearson.

    Irregularities in electoral roll registration and certification of election results

    Irregularities in the voter rolls and other elements of the electoral process raise concerns that the government will seek to manipulate votes in closely fought districts. While some individual problems may be simple error, they highlight the need for effective and impartial monitoring by the Election Commission and national election monitors.

    Bersih, the coalition for clean and fair elections, has documented severe irregularities in the voter rolls. It found that in several areas a large number of voters were suddenly transferred en masse from one district to another. According to Bersih, some voters discovered that their electoral registration was changed without their knowledge to locales outside their home districts.

    In one case, a voter found that her registration had been changed back to a residence she had not occupied for 14 years. Others have found that despite registering a change of address some time ago, they have not been reassigned to polling stations reflective of their new addresses. Still others, who had never registered, found that their names mysteriously appeared on the electoral roll. One voter in Penang went to register, only to find that she allegedly had done so when she was 17 months old. Some voters who used the mail to register to vote discovered registration procedures had not been completed in time for them to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election.

    Other anomalies reported by Bersih involve multiple registrations, in one case 40 individuals are registered at a single address. In other cases, family members living together are listed at different addresses. Other registrations use nonexistent addresses. Almost 9,000 voters who were born more than 100 years ago (two were reported to be 128 years old) are still enrolled to vote, raising suspicions about phantom voting. No matter what the offense, the voter roll, once gazetted, cannot be challenged in court.

    Bersih is also concerned with postal voting, limited to police and army personnel, and overseas students. More than 221,000 voters use postal votes, but the tallied votes are not necessarily counted among those from voters’ home districts. Although the Army Div 2 Base in Georgetown, Penang, houses only a security guard, some 500 voters are registered to that address. A lack of transparency raises questions about how votes are assigned, including concerns that they may be arbitrarily allocated to benefit districts where the vote is close.

    “Voters in Malaysia deserve a chance for every vote to count and count equally,” said Pearson. “Given the vast array of anomalies in the electoral rolls, this looks increasingly unlikely.”

    Human Rights Watch urged the Malaysian government to protect the constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom of expression and assembly for all parties. The government should not use laws to unfairly penalize opposition politicians, and it should ensure that all political parties have equal access to state media. Human Rights Watch called on national election monitors to thoroughly investigate any claims of electoral fraud and irregularities, and to provide for greater transparency by posting vote tallies outside polling stations before votes are transferred to the Election Commission.

    VOTE FOR DAP…for a better tomorrow..

  315. #317 by budak on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 11:23 am

    since we have no Government now..!
    can we walk to Istana one more time; ask our beloved KING and QUEEN to annul UMNO from Malaysia political scene… :-)

  316. #318 by concerned_citizen on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 11:33 am

    The ‘Father of Corruption’ will be the title for the coming leader when he has enough in his pocket and retire.

  317. #319 by Bobster on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 11:39 am


    Anwar, Tony and few others are under tremendous attacked lately by the BN goons trying hard to swing Chinese votes in the last hour.

    TO ALL BN GOONS:- Too late lah, just look back all the scandals, power abuse and blunders in the recent years under AAB premiership already says it all. How BN rot erupted when the nation celebrate 50th Anniversary already shown MCA/Gerakan failed miserably to uphold justice for all rakyat. When the issue of Federal Constitution erupted, where were MCA and Gerakan? Gerakan trying to gain some credit only few weeks after the issue cooled down. Shame on you Koh Tsu Koon! Bend like coconut tree, Beckham also lose to you! Remember vividly old man Kheng Yeik once said he even considered pulling out from BN as they failed miserably to uphold Federal Constitution. But sadly all talk no action.

    Keep on attacked lah BN goons. Too late already. 50 years living as 2nd class citizen in this country that we call home is enough! We wouldn’t migrate just because some idioits asked us to. MCA/Gerakan can’t even speak up for us in the Parliament. When town councils failing to do they job and charging exorbitant assessment fees, MCA/Gerakan cant even lift a finger trying to revamp the councils or system, only put some sendiwara cleaning up drains and cover potholes like the ‘tou tai’ of Ng Yen Yen in PJU. Shame, shame and more shame! MCA/Gerakan fail miserably in the Parliament and State say it frankly. How can Chinese become so short sighted these days elect these fellows nobody knows?

    Ya making some issue on Tony. Hey, that was his formal company. How the current management performs please check it out also. Was there any police report launched due to account discrepancy or fraudulence? Look at Tun Ling LS and company, how’s many police reports made, how many billion of ringgits have they squanders off, how many companies like Berjaya Industry, Transmile etc collapse because of fraudulence and scandals! MCA/Gerakan goons please clarify. No one dares to say a thing after so many decades. Shame, shame and more shame Chinese BN goons!

    We will make sure PKR, DAP, PAS form BARISAN RAKYAT! PPP care to join? Kayveas NOT welcome of course. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

  318. #320 by galaxy on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 12:32 pm


    Keep up the good work.

    I am confident that the voters will vote strategically this time around and create a tsunami of protest vote to demand change. Yes, change for the better. After 50 years, we have been so much worse off in so many aspects. I have always wish decades ago that we have a two-alternating-party system in this country. Only then will the voice of its citizen be heard loud and clear, irrespective of race, colour or creed.

    Not happy? Show it with your protest vote. Create a tsunami of protest vote to protect your rights as a citizen. The time is now. Opportunity doesn’t knock twice! Let’s create history together as one Malaysian.

    Kit, you already have my vote on 8.3.08. All the best wishes.

  319. #321 by mwt on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 12:45 pm

    Further to what Jeffery has reported on the Cancellation of the use of Indelible Ink, given our prejudice & emotion, many would tend to jump to the conclusion that BN has a hand in this cancellation and is working hand-hand with EC Abdullah has denied this and has asked EC (thru Radzi) to meet all opposition parties to explain the chaotic situation if the indelible ink is used. This may be a ploy but the possibility is there and many are unable to perceive the serious consequences..
    Now what if the Indelible Ink is implemented? Apparently IGP Musa: “uncovered an attempt by some irresponsible people out to create a confusion during Saturday’s elections by having voters dipped their fingers in indelible ink BEFORE the polling day”.
    Rashid is worried this attempt might sabotage the Polls on 8th March and upset the result; the activity occurring especially in the rural and interior areas, and the aim was to create confusion and suspicion on the status of the voters concerned.
    Many might be Prevented from voting – Those with fingers marked can be regarded as having casted their votes when they go to the voting centres on polling day. There are also possibilities that those who have been cheated will not go out to vote as they are afraid of being deemed as having committed an offence, This would lead to a chaotic & confusing situation at the voting centres, which might be difficult to control as the candidates’ agents and EC staff would get confused over the actual status of these deliberately inked voters. Would we want such a scenario to occur and jeopardize the whole election?
    More details at

  320. #322 by DarkJustice on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 1:07 pm

    Yes I confirmed with what A_Malaysian said, Gerakan(once an opposition party which won Penang with DAP in 1969) has betrayed the people of Penang by joining BN as they are afraid no funds from the federal and it was the decision of Dr Lim Chong Eu who decided to join BN and resulted many Gerakan leaders quit the party. He doesn’t have the brain and gut like Lee Kuan Yew to turn Singapore into a strong nation.

    If MCA and Gerakan want to blame on the eroding Chinese rights if the people of Penang do not vote BN, it is Gerakan to be blamed as they invited UMNO to come in after Gerakan joined BN in 1973 and even lost the free port status.

  321. #323 by Jeffrey on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 1:53 pm

    NST March 05, 2008 has given wide coverage to comments by MCA strategist Datuk Wong Mook Leong (a senior lawyer) advising Malaysian Chinese voters that their dilemma is that electoral gains by DAP at MCA’s expense would be at the expense of the Malaysian Chinese community’s interest. “ If DAP won big in the polls, Wong said, the biggest loser would be the Chinese community, as cabinet posts would be lost as well”. Wong said if DAP wanted to fight UMNO, then it should contest against Umno.
    “They claim to want to bring change, but what DAP is doing is splitting the community and negating the progress MCA has been fighting for since making its comeback in the 1999 election,” Wong said.

    What an argument! Who says the DAP is not contesting against UMNO or that contesting against MCA is not also contesting against UMNO???

    Wong’s central thesis of DAP’s gains = MCA’s loss = Chinese community’s loss assumes that MCA’s loss is Chinese community’s loss in terms of influence on UMNO dominated government, a questionable assumption. What kind of influence does MCA exert in the first place?

    This is what MCA president Ong Ka Ting got to show for in past eight years: –
    · building new or relocating 89 Chinese primary schools, getting approvals for 1,000 additional classrooms for Chinese schools and amassing RM550 million for the development of Chinese new villages.
    · lobby for the abolishment of the rule that government agencies only engage bumiputera companies when purchasing goods worth between RM10,000 to RM15,000;
    · secure 2,300 Public Services Department (JPA) scholarships for Chinese students and had also successfully lobbied the government to increase the intake of non-bumiputeras into the civil service.

    What needs to be clarified here, in response, is this: –

    Educational concessions mentioned by OKT are what Malaysian Chinese Malaysians are entitled, as of right in the first place for which no special gratitude ought to be demanded.

    People are now making a shift of focus from parochial communal issues (chinese educationists’ demands) to larger national issues for the country’s good. these are issues of freedom of religion and the body snatching conversion cases involving article 121(1)a of the constitution. Here MCA’s ministers, finding courage in numbers, signed a memorandum of petition along with other non malay/non Muslim ministers for submission to the Prime Minister, only to retract it, and scurried away with tails behind their legs the moment UMNO’s ministers made noise. And yet MCA Youth leader Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said that there was no master and slave relationship in BN’s power sharing concept. If that were so, why the helpless response when in the UMNO Assembly the keris was brandished at MCA’s minister’s faces with impunity? [The Youth chief who brandished the keris was later embraced by MCA’s president to “make up” :) ]. And what about the attack on Sugiu???

    What’s use of lobbying for Chinese participation in govt’s contracts of RM10,000 to RM15,000 when they keep quiet of larger issues of the extension of NEP (after refashioning its name from NEP to NDP and so on and so on) after 2020 for another 50 years? Or whose ministers as transport Minister issued guarantees couched innocuously as “letter of comfort” without Ministry of finance’s prior approval in excess of ministerial authority leading to RM4.6 billion Port Klang Free Zone bailout?

    MCA’s being slotted a few ministerial or deputy ministerial and cabinet positions are mere patronage crumbs in exchange for acquiescence and subservience to UMNO’s Ketuanan or other failed policies: don’t expect the rest of Chinese community to take vicarious symbolic pleasure in these concessions to ignore other fundamental rights being curtailed.

    The fact that so many Malaysian Chinese migrate – the fact that an overwhelming majority of their parents put their children not in government national schools is the market’s indictment of MCA’s ineffectiveness to represent their interests or to influence national education policies in a manner catering of their educational needs.

    What about some of your stalwarts claiming the farce of representing and championing Chinese’ rights have to contest in non Chinese constituency to win a seat?

    Speaking of loss in terms of cabinet positions and influence on UMNO dominated government, to Wong, I would ask: how do you know if DAP garners majority of Chinese votes, your big UMNO brother would not invite DAP to join the BN and kick you out ? (Of course whether the DAP would accept the offer upon UMNO’s terms is another matter).

    In fact MCA has to be careful of the in-fighting and jostling of positions amongst its members. If their main intention to be in MCA is to get the crumbs of positions how do you know for sure that those MCA members who are not fielded or given positions will not, in the quiet, cast their votes for DAP, PKR or even PAS????

    You don’t admit how pathetic your situation is – either silent or speaking in muted terms, in whimpers at best, when it comes to standing for your community’s interest or articulating the larger national interest. So if you really want to represent your community’s interest as you claimed, then you should forgo your short term miniscule rewards and crumbs and be bold to leave the BN’s fold in order to free yourself from the chains of BN’s coalition’s dsicipline and then speak out in voice stentorian what is right (as distingusihed from what is wrong) for community – and nation’s interest.

  322. #324 by kaay on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 2:05 pm

    Malaysians denied fair vote: Human Rights Watch
    5 Mar 2008, 0942 hrs IST,AFP

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will be denied a fair vote in general elections this weekend, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday, accusing the government of muzzling the opposition and manipulating the electoral process.

    “Once again, elections in Malaysia are grossly unfair to the opposition,” the global rights monitor’s deputy Asia director Elaine Pearson said in a statement ahead of Saturday’s ballot.

    “Voters in Malaysia deserve a chance for every vote to count and count equally,” she added. “Given the vast array of anomalies in the electoral rolls, this looks increasingly unlikely.”

    The New York-based HRW said the Barisan Nasional coalition that has ruled for half a century was intent on retaining its two-thirds parliamentary majority and unwilling to allow reforms being demanded by activists.

    It said that already tight control on the media had become even more glaring during the campaign, with state-run and government-linked outlets observing a virtual blackout on the opposition.

    While the government held rallies with tens of thousands of people, dissenting voices were refused permission to hold public meetings, and peaceful protests were dispersed with the use of tear gas and water cannons.

    HRW said that in the face of major irregularities in the election process, there were concerns the government will manipulate the voting in closely fought districts.

    It cited research by electoral reform campaigners who said that almost 9,000 voters born more than 100 years ago -including two reported to be 128 years old – were enrolled to vote, raising suspicions about phantom voting.

  323. #325 by matterofchoice2008 on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 2:25 pm

    It is slightly more than two days before the election.
    Despite BN dishes out new tricks and tactics now and then, let us not lose our focus and momentum. We shall call upon all our friends and relatives to vote for the Oppositions for a better Malaysia. God bless Malaysia!

  324. #326 by limkamput on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 2:48 pm

    I think it is pointless to debate and argue with this group of scumbags. Please tell the MCA that for fifty years their main contribution has been the continued erosion of Chinese rights to equal citizenship. For fifty years, MCA has continued to collude and betray multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia. We just have to highlight all the controversial amendments to the constitution including article 121. Besides UMNO who is the main architect, MCA, Gerakan and MIC participated in it too. What moral decency had they got to talk all the cock now? It is enough. The existing constitutional and power arrangements no longer work. LKY realized that in 1964. How come we have idiots and morons who are still debating, contemplating, procrastinating and hallucinating today? MCA and Gerakan scumbags, the sooner you disappear, the better for Malaysia, seriously, you will NOT be missed. Please don’t use the same old trick of fear and fright to cow the Chinese into supporting you again and again. It is not going to work this time. Give us equal citizenship, multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious Malaysia or nothing. For goodness sake, it is 2008, why do we still have to fight for the very basics of human rights. Bunkum lah.

  325. #327 by limkamput on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 2:55 pm

    Yes, be prepared for more to come from BN scumbags.

    Today it is “erasing” the indelible ink. It is really a baloney to disallow the use of indelible ink at the last minute. At the last day before election, they will probably cut down the voting hours just to make sure some of us don’t get to the polling booth in time! By the way, how much money was spent to buy those indelible inks? Can we send the bill to the EC chairman and ask him to pay personally.

    Yes, one by one is coming out. Now Anwar is a chameleon and Tony Pua’s company lost money in 2005. Let me say this: Chandra is the master of all chameleons. You can’t blame me for my disdain for intellectuals. Strip them naked, every one is a prostitute! Yes, prostitute in three piece suit. Talking about losing money, who else in this world can match a bunch of clowns in BN? They are the masters in squandering money – yes, corruption plus incompetence equals mega disaster for this nation. Malaysia would have become a little Switzerland if not for this group of morons. Singapore has nothing, not even enough sand. Today, Singapore is buying 4 mega banks now in trouble – Citigroup, UBS, Merill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers. Where do all our monies go? Petronas gave 24 billion in dividend alone a year; easily another more than 20 billion in related petroleum taxes. Yet since 1998, the Federal Government has been incurring deficit year after year exceeding 20 billion a year. This country is waiting for mega disaster to happen if the people do not wake up and take back the government we put them there.

  326. #328 by sotong on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 2:57 pm

    Like other races, it is in the best interest of Malaysian Chinese to distance themselves from BN leadership and policies doing enormous damage to a multi racial and religious country.

    Malaysian Chinese are independent, hard working and resourceful and do not need assistance, handouts and welfare from the government to contribute significantly to the economy and country…..they only need a fair and just system which is grossly lacking for far too long.

  327. #329 by budak on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 3:02 pm

    see here what’s Pengampu UMNO did to DAP candidates….
    who will be the next Gov also a Question mark…

    Pengampu MCA

    Pengampu UMNO

  328. #330 by sotong on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 3:15 pm

    Innocent and non political people – baby, children, women and men ( young & old ) -are constantly threatened with aggression or 513 by criminals……and it is OK for the leaders in BN to say and do nothing!

  329. #331 by a-malaysian on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 3:21 pm

    As polling days get nearer and the drum beat of the Oppositions get louder, the running dogs are sweating and wetting their pants. Their last card is to use the scare tactics.

    They are telling people that there will be chaos if the Oppositions were to win. But they never tell you why a winner would want to create chaos.

    You know, I know, everyones know and even GOD knows who will be creating the chaos “ONLY THE LOSER”.

    I am prepared to defend myself and country and will not allow these goons to create havoc. I am not afraid at all as I have only one life and so have they.

    People OF Malaysia, DO NOT BE AFRAID ANYMORE. WALK OUR TALK and see to it that our beloved country is in good hands. Vote for change.

    50 years is ENOUGH
    Vote For A Change
    Vote For Any Opposition
    Give Them A Chance To Change For A Better Malaysia
    Remember bn Is A Useless Grouping Of Self Serving, Corrupt, Dictator, Power Crazy, Racist, Kris waving, etc, etc type of parties.

  330. #332 by matterofchoice2008 on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 3:31 pm

    BN is too arrogant now.(in cantonese it’s called lan si lan yeong) I fully agree with someone wrote in BN is not listening to rakyat, lets give BN a tight slap. Fellow Malaysians, let us vote for the Oppositions this Saturday and give BN a TIGHT SLAP!

  331. #333 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 3:40 pm

    It’s because of the so-called think-tank like Wong Mook Leong that non-Malays in Malaysia are continuously and systematically bullied by Umnoputras.

    The bottom line from Wong Mook Leong: Non-Malays should be grateful for the little crumbs from Umnoputras and their cronies. Don’t rock the boat. Let MCA and Gerakan politicians continue to serve Umnoputras to suppress non-Malays to become serfs of Malays.

    Just look at the dirty and unfair treatments that opposition parties suffered under the current election campaign period (enforced by police and the Election Commission, under the directive of BN): permits for ceramah delayed or not granted, certain speakers not allowed to speak in certain areas, etc. etc.

    At the same time, BN politicians were allowed to drag the space dog around the country as if it were the property of BN! Rubbish!

  332. #334 by budak on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 4:01 pm

    Hidup DAP..!
    real talent from DAP compare with MCA (chickens)…

    watch on

    search for “Question time: PJ Utara’s Tony Pua vs Chew Mei Fun” on Page 3…

    most of the BN MP are NO.1 in tocking c..k..!

  333. #335 by negarawan on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 7:51 pm

    Many MNCs in Penang are upset that Koh Tsu Koon has chosen to bailout Motorola because many of their complaints and grievances over the years have fallen on deaf ears but when it comes to Motorola he is willing to sacrifice RM1bil of taxpayers money for purely political reasons. This is not a level playing field for them, and there is no doubt that more MNCs are contemplating pulling out from Penang, not only because it is not competitive anymore, but also because of this bailout.

  334. #336 by cfcluvdap on Wednesday, 5 March 2008 - 11:22 pm

    I went Cheras and rounded several Taman for the DAP ceramah but could not locate the site. Since I missed the 8pm ceramah, I drove to KL for the 9pm ceramah.
    I am glad to catch Mr. Lim speech. His voice had become coarse and weak after going through ceramah after ceramah.
    However, he was able to drum up resounding cheers from the crowd. I wish he remain healthy and strong to keep the rakyat informed of the wrongdoing of BN.
    Mr. Lim….keep it up and take care.

  335. #337 by Jong on Thursday, 6 March 2008 - 1:14 pm

    YB Lim, I hope you will take extra care and pep up your security. On mon 3 Mar08 night, Anwar Ibrahim’s young dedicated photographer, Salman Nasaruddin, under rather strange circumstances was hit by a still to be identified car near his home in PJ. He died in hospital the following morning.

    Again last night, William Leong’s driver – Mohd Hauri bin Kadim on his motorbike was hit on his way home after a late night ceramah. He now lies in critical condition in hospital. William Leong is PKR MP-designate for Selayang has requests that we pray for his speedy recover.

    These heinous criminal acts, I hope the police will seriously look into it and arrest those “mafia” groups, than to go around breaking up election campaigns and struggling with pregnant woman speakers, caught on video!

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