Second political tsunami – double ‘no confidence’ vote on Najib and Zambry

The impressive victories by Pakatan Rakyat candidates in Bukit Gantang parliamentary and Bukit Selambau state assembly (Kedah) by-elections yesterday is a second political tsunami in Malaysian electoral politics in 13 months.

They are a double “no confidence” vote on Datuk Seri Najib Razak four days after being the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia as well as on Datuk Zambry Abdul Kadir as the illegitimate and usurper Perak Mentri Besar following the undemocratic, unethical, illegal and unconstitutional power grab in Perak two months ago.

The Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-election results, with increased majorities for the Pakatan Rakyat candidates as compared to last year, are a clear and unmistakable endorsement of the March 8, 2008 political tsunami telling the nation and the world that what happened in the 12th general elections in March last year was neither accidental nor a fluke, to disappear like fireworks in the skies, but a major political paradigm shift representing the deep-seated and widely-held aspirations of Malaysians regardless of race or religion for democratic change.

Furthermore, that such fundamental political change is here to stay!

Although UMNO and Barisan Nasional leaders had claimed after the March 8 political tsunami, which toppled Barisan Nasional governments in five states and ended its unbroken two-thirds parliamentary majority, that they had heard and learnt the message of the voters, the verdicts in the Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections are loud and clear – that UMNO and Barisan Nasional had failed in the past 13 months to heed the message of the 12th general election results.

This is why the by-elections yesterday have become a multiple referendum, viz:

  1. Firstly, a resounding rejection of the undemocratic, unethical, illegal and unconstitutional power grab in Perak personally orchestrated by Najib in February, two months before he became the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia, creating a protracted political stalemate and constitutional crisis with two Mentris Besar – the legitimate and popularly-recognised Datuk Seri Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin and the “usurper” and popularly-rejected Zambry.

    If Umno and Barisan Nasional had heard the message of the Malaysian voters for democratic change in the March 8, 2008 political tsunami, the unethical, undemocratic, illegal and unconstitutional power grab in Perak would not have taken place.

    The two-month political stalemate and constitutional crisis in Perak should be ended in the most democratic manner by returning the mandate to Perakians with the dissolution of the Perak State Assembly for a new state government to be elected by the people.

    Zambry should respect the political will of the people and be honest and humble enough to acknowledge that with the unmistakable result of the Bukit Gantang by-election, the question of his legitimacy as Perak Mentri Besar cannot be avoided or ignored, and come forward to publicly agree to the only honourable political solution available – dissolution of the Perak State Assembly and holding of Perak state general elections.

  2. Secondly, the deepening of the national and international crisis of credibility, integrity and legitimacy faced by Najib since becoming the sixth Prime Minister four days ago, largely because of his refusal to confront and come clean on the host of serious allegations haunting and hounding him, whether over the C4 murder case of Mongolian Altantuya Shariibuu or defence deal mega-commissions, as through the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry; and most recently, over his democratic credentials and commitment in having personally orchestrated the undemocratic, unethical, illegal and unconstitutional power grab in Perak.

    In his four days as the new Prime Minister, Najib had suffered two major setbacks:

    1. The failure of his maiden speech introducing his three thematic slogans of “1Malaysia. People First. Performance Now” to “catch fire” and inspire Malaysians, because of the wide gulf between words and deeds – as illustrated by the outrageous 46-hour release of the two Hindraf leaders, V. Ganabatirau and R. Kengadharan despite Najib’s announcement of “immediate release” and the host of undemocratic and draconian restrictions placed on the two as conditions for their ISA release from Kamunting Detention Centre.

    2. Rejection by the voters in the Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections doubly manifested not only by the Pakatan Rakyat victories but also in the increased majorities for the Pakatan Rakyat candidates.

      A third failure in Najib’s first week as Prime Minister awaits him, as nobody believes that he would be able to announce a new Cabinet which is not only clean and incorruptible, but fulfils his slogan of “1Malaysia. People First. Performance Now”.

    3. In view of the deepening of the national and international crisis over his credibility, integrity and legitimacy as Prime Minister with every passing day, Najib should convene an emergency meeting of Parliament to secure a motion of confidence from the majority of Members of Parliament.

      This was what Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi did when he became the fifth Prime Minister in 2003, with Parliament passing a motion of confidence in him in his first week in office. This was also what Datuk Hussein Onn did when he took over as Prime Minister in 1976 when Tun Razak died of leukaemia in London, convening an emergency meeting of Parliament to secure a motion of confidence in him in his first fortnight in office.

  3. Thirdly, rejection of the return of both Mahathirism and Tun Mahathir himself. Within two days of the accession of Najib premiership, the former premier Abdullah had been sidelined while his predecessor Tun Mahathir was given a high-profile welcome-back like the return of the prodigal son, giving Prime Ministerial treatment when his appearance at the Bukit Gantang by-election campaign on Monday was telecast live on TV1 for 90 minutes!

  4. Fourthly, endorsement of Pakatan Rakyat as the movement for the future and the relegation of Barisan Nasional as the coalition of the past. In the by-elections, it is Pakatan Rakyat which manifested the spirit of “1Malaysia” with DAP, PAS and PKR working as one team regardless of race or religion while Umno and Barisan Nasional exploited the outmoded politics of the 3Rs – race, religion and royalty.

  1. #1 by shortie kiasu on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 1:34 pm

    Yes it is a double no confidence vote against the BN Government, against the corrupt, inefficient, unjust administration.

    The Change is here to stay and all citizen in the country wants Change for the better, change of the fundamentals and the structural, not the rhetorics.

    Abdullah has been talking about change and reform since day one when he sat as PM and president of the major component party of BN. 6 years down the road all the same.

    Najib can talk till the cow comes home. All will remain as rhetorics, so are the other component parties in BN.

    How can trust all those rhetorics any more? Until the action comes with real reform and change, people will continue to vote for the alternative government.

    One fine day Pakatan will win enough seats to government the country.

  2. #2 by All For The Road on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 1:39 pm

    The voters in Bukit Gantang (Parliament) and Bukit Selambau (State) have spoken. It is indeed very gratifying that people’s power has sent Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin (of PAS) and S. Manikumar (of PKR) to their respective constituencies with decisive and convincing majorities.

    The BN government should heed the wake-up call of the people for major changes in its administration and policies. It is some sort of a referendum that it should buck up and face the reality of truth in its governance.

    With Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar’s triumph in Bukit Gantang (former Pakatan Perak MB illegally and unceremoniously removed) as its new MP, needless to say that the people of Perak in general wants fresh elections to be called to solve the political impasse that is facing the Silver State right now! The political stalemate in the state should be settled once and for all through fresh elections which the people demands now!

    On another note, congratulations to both Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and S. Manikumar for their magnificent victories in their respective constituencies. Well done and all the best!

  3. #3 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 1:45 pm

    1 ex-PM making a return
    1 PM walking around
    1 UMNO Deputy President
    3 UMNO VPs
    1 UMNO Youth Chief
    1 UMNO Wanita Chief
    Umpteen Cabinet Ministers
    Gerakan President and his gang
    MCA President and his gang
    MIC President for Life and thereafter and his gang
    PPP President and his gang
    1 fake MB and his gang
    3 Jumping frogs
    (Did I leave anybody who is “somebody” out?)

    …..all mean nothing against the people’s wishes.

    Your respective parties can “elect” you but it does not mean the people accept you. So you are all really nothing, nobodies.

    Long live people power!!!

  4. #4 by ALLAN THAM on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 1:49 pm

    What happen in Perak coup lead by Najib not only illegal and unconstitutional but also seen the abused of power by BN. They have abuse by making tools out of the enforcement agencies such as MACC and the Police, in addition to the judiciary.

    All these was the trade mark of Mahathirism. People have been subject to all this abusive under Mahathir and these was not only no going down well with the people it has disgusted the people feeling. The return of Mahathir shown a lot of rejection and ill will among the people, more so with his racist remark make matter worst.

    The mere shouting of slogan and empty promises with real action have make the people fully distrust BN now.

    The abuse of ISA and their pure nonsense justification on its use has further anger the people.

    The police take side politically also not going well with the people. Again this was what have been all these while being practiced by Mahathiir era. Thus his return re enforce the believe that BN has not sincerity to make changes that the people wanted.

    BN has total lost its focus and just leading no where at this important point of transition in Malaysia politic.

    The baggage that the new PM carry with him definitely burden him.

    The return of Mahathir was a plus for PR as he will further anger and remind people the sins that he has committed during his 22 years ruled.

  5. #5 by Thomas Lee on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 1:56 pm

    There are eight reasons Barisan lost Bukit Gantang.

    1. The people are angry over the power grab in Perak.

    2. They have no confidence in the new PM and Barisan.

    3. The Chinese voters are angry with new Umno vice-president for associating disco dancing and singing with Chinese culture.

    4. The non-Muslims, particularly the Christians, are very upset with the new Umno vice-president’s warning on the use of the word “Allah”.

    5. The people cannot tolerate the boasting of the Barisan candidate.

    6. They are fearful of the return of Mahathirism.

    7. The people love Nizar Jamaluddin and respect him for being a clean, accountable and transparent leaders.

    8. They trust Anwar Ibrahim.

  6. #6 by DAP man on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 2:01 pm

    Sheriff Singh,
    Yes. You left out PDRM, EC, Kemas, BTN, Information Dept and TV3 TV1.

  7. #7 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 2:03 pm

    The BN sent in all their Generals, tanks, heavy artillery, equipment and foot soldiers, but they just can’t take the two hills.

    He who has the high ground, the hills, will win.

  8. #8 by dawsheng on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 2:19 pm

    Malaysian has lost confidence in BN government, is that simple.

  9. #9 by dawsheng on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 2:22 pm

    “1Malaysia. People First. Performance Now”

    Najib will have to join PR in order to implement this, it is the only way but sorry, no suspected murderer.

  10. #10 by Thinking Two on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 2:30 pm

    BN lost two Hills but managed to get back a River.

  11. #11 by monsterball on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 2:32 pm

    Those balls carrying newspaper headlines are…”Status Quo”…..meaning no change.
    Those idiots cannot see DAP smart move to let a PAS man took over Hee’s resignation. That’s the clear sign…the co-operation is strong…in PR….an the unselfishness characteristics of DAP.
    Secondly…both Bukits winning with much better majorities.
    What status quo is S.Times and Star papers …talking about?
    If Najib is sincere…at least sack both Editors and allow TV time for oppositions news… be democratic for a start.
    I have been dreaming and hoping UMNO can loose like gentlemn and serve the country for the last time… with some goodess shown.
    So far…all are still one screw loose weird ones. ….getting crazy….knowing.. stealing is not that easy as it was under Mahathir.
    Mahathir spoke in two Bukits….made more UMNO members vomit.
    Go is great!!

  12. #12 by monsterball on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 3:07 pm

    Minang satu kerchil molek Batang…kalar dua besar gunong.
    Lagi tak tua malu. Lagi nak chakap….borak….lagi trus bohong2 Malaysians.
    Yip…much more top guns than Permatang Puah..with their star performer ..the devil himself..appeared at the last day of campaigning.
    Yet they lost.
    Do they dare to have a State election now?
    The longer they delay….more Malaysians will come out to vote…especially the new young educated Malaysians…first time voters..almost all..sick of UMNO’s dirty politics.

  13. #13 by pulau_sibu on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 3:15 pm

    Those useless independents. Probably I would have had more votes than them

  14. #14 by ktteokt on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 3:17 pm

    TDM’s presence at the Bukit Gantang by-election only acted as a “catalyst” to ensure the “death” of BN! I wonder if he realized that himself!!!!

  15. #15 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 3:26 pm

    Actually the new PM is MMY who is dictating NR what to do and who to appoint as cabinet members. Son MM must of cos be a cab minister. MMY also ordered that anything associated with AAB must be cleansed. Of cos KJ must be cold-storaged and left to rot.

    PR must concentrate on doing a good job in governing the states that they are still in control, while educating people about the evil deeds of the BN.

    PR MUST make inroads into Sabah and Sarawak to prepare for the next GE.

  16. #16 by lew1328 on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 4:09 pm

    My personal feels is that PR must “back to work” now.

    Please show us the development as well as progression the commitments you’ve made not the matter which already happened but the future matters that best for the peoples and justify for all to fight on.

    I guest both of the young and older generation wanted to see if it is happening before the GE13.

  17. #17 by Lee HS on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 4:18 pm

    When a government uses all the social and political institutions to bully the citizens, (such as hospital giving false report, PDRM intimidating people, ISA to silence dissents, judiciary to play foul, the bank to collect more money for the government, etc), that is the end of the country unless a hero emerges to save it.

    Malaysia is heading towards such a moribund society.

  18. #18 by computation on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 4:36 pm

    congratulations to PR.
    they have every reason to celebrate.
    but i would also like to remind them
    that they have to be clean, uncorrupt and
    efficient. can PR also please tell
    us what improvements they have
    acheived so far?

  19. #19 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 4:42 pm

    If I can paraphrase Uncle Kit: “Thank Mahathir for delivering the two Bukits to Pakatan.

  20. #20 by shadow on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 4:45 pm

    MB Nizar has become MP now. What is next waiting for him?

  21. #21 by Common Citizen on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 4:56 pm

    Yea, they lost again at a painful cost. BN insulted the chinese community especially with the seductive dancers. Only fools plan such functions.

    Thanks so much to the ever-arrogant UMNO cronies which has brought to the fall of BN … once again.

    Rakyat has spoken again … loud and clear.

  22. #22 by Common Citizen on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 5:07 pm

    How can we accept a PM who robbed a state out of people’s wishes? Perakians will never forget.

    How can our PM gain confidence of the rakyat when he is to cowardly to face a fresh state election? Perakians want to have a fresh election!

    How can we ever accept a corrupted BN to govern the country? Rotten eggs give bad name to the country!

    No way out BN. Sigh…You will only vanish in time.

  23. #23 by ekompute on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 5:24 pm

    Say no to UMNO politics. Malays today are as good as any other race in the world. They are no more taken in UMNO’s promises to fight for the Malays, when in actual fact, all of them are merely fighting for themselves. Look at how many billionaires UMNO has produced, Mahathir himself being one of the richest, if not the richest.

  24. #24 by Yee Siew Wah on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 5:29 pm

    Great victory not only for the perakians but also the general rakyat.
    What a farce using ISA as a tool to satisfy their evil agenda. Arresting them and then releasing them to gain sympathy and votes during elections are indeed evil and calculating.
    Take the case of the 5 Hindraf members. Why only 2 r released and not the other 3 ???
    With Nizar victory, its time the BN and that possibly include the royalties realize that the rakyat support the PKR no matter what. No buts and ifs about it.

  25. #25 by monsterball on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 5:35 pm

    Mahathir kept saying UMNO’s lost of two third majority was due to Pah Lah.
    Now lets wait for that “cee bai” lips ..what reasons he will give.
    Like a film star…praised as a hero by UMNO ministers…spoke at the two Bukits….should swing votes to UMNO …no?
    Instead…PAS and keDAILan won with bigger majorities.
    Forget about Najib. It’s confirm…he is only UMNO’s PM…not elected by People’s Power.
    Those young voters are sending Mahathir back to hell…as Mamak used to insult them when he was PM……stopped them from talking politics….saying…”What do you young students know about politics? Go and study. Leave politics alone”
    Only smart Malaysians know the real truths..and that is Mahathir is afraid of University students….or well educated young Malaysians.
    He is only smart to fool idiots..make idiots..control idiots…..pamper idiots…from his own race..for 22 years.
    That 22 years seems to be the magic figure… Najib and so many…UMNO ministers ….is trying to copy and stay at lease 22 years as a Minister.
    Just look at all those hypocrites at the UMNO Assembly rooting and shouting….”Hidup Mahathir”….completely forgotten…he was insulting UMNO for years.
    Study those behaviors and you can easily conclude..those hypocrites are thinking of their ow survivals and applying sweet nothing ….to win votes.
    People’s Power is with the young Malaysians.
    Mahathir is getting back the insults he gave to doubt about it.

  26. #26 by shah pinang on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 5:37 pm

    I agree with boh-liao:

    “PR must concentrate on doing a good job in governing the states that they are still in control, while educating people about the evil deeds of the BN.

    PR MUST make inroads into Sabah and Sarawak to prepare for the next GE.”

    The Malaysian people- majority of them now is ‘educated’ enough to understand that a government,state or federal,PKR or BN, should it go ‘astray’ and do not represent the collective interest of the rakyat-will be changed and voted out.

    Congratulations to the voters of the two Bukits. Not forgotten those who supported Pakatan in Batang. We should not abandon them. We must, as mentioned work harder, make further inroads and show them the true concept of “1Malaysia”.

    In my opinion, this is a rejection, rakyat’s protest of Najib’s ‘cloudy’ integrity and UMNO/BN’s corrupt governance rather than Mahathirism. Tun Dr.M was the past. Period. Any effort to ‘recreate’ Mahathirism would be futile and might actually further harm the already feeble foundation of UMNO and Barisan Nasional. Move on I say. PAS, DAP and PKR did and such transformation has created a stronger and viable Pakatan which is in tune with the aspirations of the rakyat.

    Congratulations to YB Dato’ Nizar and YB Manikumar. Congratulations to all Pakatan stalwarts/party workers. The hard work starts now.

  27. #27 by Godfather on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 5:49 pm

    Every time BN loses an election or by-election, all the BN leaders try to come up with all sorts of excuses, but never one acknowledging that the people want real change. People like Muhyiddin try to put on a brave front and calls for post-mortems. Post mortems are only for the dead.

    Najib can still recover if he can deliver change we can believe in. If he can deliver transparency, accountability and institutions of meritocracy, not all is lost for BN. But then if he delivers all these, there is no longer any reason for BN to exist because the coalition is built on theft and deceit.

    So now the word on from insiders in UMNO is this: “Pssst…we have until 2013 to loot the country, so make every day count !”

  28. #28 by Godfather on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 5:52 pm

    The rejection of Mahathirism is very important but I am not sure if Najib has learned this lesson. Mahathir denies that he returned to UMNO (which he branded as a corrupt party) to boost his son’s chances of a ministerial position. Coming from the father of modern corruption, I find his statement rather hard to believe. Only idiots like cintanegara and chengho would believe in the “noble” intentions of Mamakthir.

  29. #29 by m.malaysia on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 5:53 pm

    The two Bukit by-elections are really meaningful to PR and the people of Kedah and Perak. We must congratulate PR for a great job done in winning the two seats despite the gross abuse of government machineries and resources by BN. They have thrown in some much resources, yet they still can’t win the seats.

    The true spirit of “One Malaysia” can be seen in the ceramah organised by PR, where you can see the crowd of multi-ethnic, multi-generational and gender balanced. No need flowery slogan, Najib and other UMNO leaders should come and witness by themselves.

    Bravo to Nizar, Manikumar and PR!!

  30. #30 by Editor on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 5:56 pm

    I guess BN is overly confident and think that they are always right. Like what Tan Sri Muhyiddin mentioned earlier about the 5 reasons they should win, now we give them 5 reasons why they didn’t:
    5 Reasons from Muhyiddin and 5 Reasons to Muhyiddin

  31. #31 by voice on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:01 pm

    Although the UMNO goons said the by-election is not a refendrum and no effect on the new premiership, why they placed the photo of najib and zambry everywhere? some of the voters don’t even know who is the candidate of bn, it seems that the photo of najib and zambry is more than that of ismail.
    Congratulations to PAKATAN RAKYAT, bukit gantang is the start of the new democracy, we hope that more focus will be put on Taiping and the area of bukit gantang and please continue to listen to the rakyat especially at Kuala Sepetang.

  32. #32 by Kasim Amat on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:03 pm

    Negara ini adalah negara demokrasi dan kita tidak mahu menjadi pembangkang yang tidak boleh menerima kekalahan. PR menang dan tidak menang semua , kita hanya kalah 2,789 undi di Bukit Gantang dan kalah 2,403 undi di Bukit Selembau, namun keputusan ini tidak merubah apa-apa kerana mereka menang ditempat mereka dan kita menang di tempat kita. Keputusan ini tidak merubah mana -mana kerajaan , Perak , kedah mahupun kerajaan Malaysia. Anwar juga tidak boleh menjadi Perdana Menteri dengan kemenangan ini mahu pun Nizar tidak boleh menjadi menteri besar Perak dengan kemenangan ini. BN tidak rugi apa-apa dan pembangkang tidak untung apa-apa.

  33. #33 by voice on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:03 pm

    Actually the reason why most bukit gantang voters voted is very simple, we reject race based party, they are no more relevan in Malaysia.

  34. #34 by Godfather on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:07 pm

    “Only idiots like cintanegara and chengho would believe in the “noble” intentions of Mamakthir.”

    Oops, I forgot to include my former AP partner Kasim Amat.

  35. #35 by voice on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:08 pm

    Kasim Amat, teruskan pemikiran begitu, saya sokong sama kau, dan kita lihatlah dalam pilihanraya yang akan datang, nampaknya umno tidak akan berubah, asyik menentang rakyat sahaja.

  36. #36 by monsterball on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:20 pm

    Yes….I agree Pakatan Rakyat needs to work for Malaysians..after election. Everyday counts. No easy with no co-operation from Federal govt…but they do have certain power and authority now.
    Do their best.
    I hope CM of Penang..LEG do not fall into the traps to spend time defending himself against accusers. That’s their art to lure LEG to stop working for Penang citizens.
    Every minute counts. Talk is cheap. Let the people of Penang do the talking.
    I really hope….Penang have increased tourists…month by month…like before. Male sure all good are duty it should be. Be tough to dirty food stalls and crooked taxi drivers.
    Make it compulsory….3 complaints on a taxi driver..out he goes…give license to another.
    Above all…each taxi must be owned by the taxi driver and not rent from UMNO’s group owners.
    Are the roads and streets very clean and easy to drive around now?
    LEG must not only listen to those he entrusted them with the job/assignments.
    He should make surprise checks….see all with his own eyes.
    Lets not be like UMNO lazy full of shit ministers.

  37. #37 by m.malaysia on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:27 pm

    Kasim Amat,

    Ya, memang BN tidak rugi apa-apa, hanya kalah 2000 lebih undi sahaja. Tetapi kalau BN terdapat lebih 120 atau lebih kerusi parlimen yang kalah 2000 undi di GE13, maka Anwar akan jadi PM, Lim Kit Siang dan hadi Awang akan jadi menteri. Wawasan “One Malaysia” akan tercapai oleh PR pada masa itu, bukan Najib / BN.

  38. #38 by ktteokt on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:30 pm

    I think BN will definitely not call for state elections in Perak after what happened in Bukit Gantang yesterday. It is a loud and clear message from the people that BN is OUT!

  39. #39 by shah pinang on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:40 pm

    Alahai Kasim. Kenapalah kau bukan Kasim Selamat tapi Amat sahaja.

    Apa yang awak mengarut Kasim. “BN tidak rugi apa-apa dan pembangkang tidak untung apa-apa”. Ini bukan jual beli / transaksi rasuah Kasim. Ini bukan kena mengena dengan wang/kontrak/hadiah/projek. Ini adalah pilihanraya. BN tidak mendapat sokongan rakyat…buatlah apapun,katalah apapun rakyat tidak percaya kepada pemimpin pemimpin BN dah Kasim oi. Majoriti rakyat, faham Kasim,MAJORITI telah memilih pemimpin Pakatan di Bukit Selambau dan Bukit Gantang. Orang Batang, BN dah tindas selama 20 tahun, memanglah risau nak sokong orang lain. Menagih janji yang tidak kesampaian. Sebenarnya Kasim, orang macamtulah yang ‘rugi’ kerana kehidupan mereka dibual jual beli untuk memperkayakan orang lain.

    Baguslah Kasim kau terima kekalahan. Tapi Kasim kalau setakat terima tapi tidak ‘kasih’ tidak kemana Kasim oi. Pemikiran ‘pi mai pi mai tangtu’ je lah Kasim oi. Mengharapkan diri menjadi Tuan, tapi tidak sanggup bekerja untuk menjadi Tuan. Alahai Kasim…..

  40. #40 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:43 pm

    “Najib can still recover if he can deliver change we can believe in. If he can deliver transparency, accountability and institutions of meritocracy, not all is lost for BN. But then if he delivers all these, there is no longer any reason for BN to exist because the coalition is built on theft and deceit.” (Godfather)

    Since you confirm that the coalition of BN is built on theft and deceit, Najib of course may still adopt the same old tactics in order to extend the dying UMNO’s political life span for another 9 more years or so.

    PR leaders shall not underestimate Najib’s leadership capability in order to call for a unity among the UMNO pirates. Besides the assistance of a young brother by the name of Nasir Razak who works as the CEO of CIMB groups, Najib may also get assistance from his another younger brother who sits at the top of Sime Darby groups. Najib also have three other younger brothers whom can be good assistants to Najib in time of needs!

    As for the current defeats in Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau, Najib may make use of Dr. Mahathir’s influence in order to find a deceitful excuse by putting all blames on the then PM Abdullah for preaching and disseminating a controversial sermon of “Islam Hadhari”. “Islam Hadhari” is described by Pak Lah’s opponents as controversial because most muslims have been educated since at a very young age that Islam is a perfect religion and nothing new shall be added to it and nothing old shall be deleted from it. By adding the word “Hadhari” to the word “Islam” in order to create a complex phrase of “Islam Hadhari”, Pak Lah would be easily made a scapegoat on BN’s defeats in the two bukits in order to explain off the reason why BN under the leadership of Najib could be defeated by PR and in order to avoid accusation on Najib and to extend the political life span of Najib.

    It is quite likely that Najib may continue to hold on to his political power by resorting to the same old tricks, i.e. theft and deceit.

  41. #41 by rubini on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:44 pm

    I doubt very much BN/UMNO will change or reform. Perhaps in token or change in appearances only. MCA/MIC/GERAKAN/PPP all are basically finished, and still harping on racial votes and squarely blaming on UMNO.
    Instead of pressuring UMNO to institute reforms they are still singing to the same old tune. They still want to maintain the status quo, despite the fact the people wants change. they still are blind to the fact that voters in the 50’s are mostly dead and have been repleced by a new dynamic and informed voters and the coming 13th general election will see more of this type of voters.
    Chnage Has Come and Change Will Come!!!

  42. #42 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 6:58 pm

    “The rejection of Mahathirism is very important but I am not sure if Najib has learned this lesson.” (Godfather)

    If Mahathirism is the synonym of theft and deceit, then it is a natural course that those Malaysian people who like to seek righteousness and pursue divine justice will work hands-in-hands in the same direction with the united effort in order to reject Mahathirism! That will explain why the majority voters cast a vote for PR candidates in the two bukits.

    Nevertheless, the theft and deceit tactics of BN still work in Batang Ai since the people’s educational level in this contituency is relatively much lower and many of the constituents there still do not know God yet!

  43. #43 by Godfather on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:05 pm

    I guess the penetration level of alternative media in Sarawak is still at very low levels compared to the Peninsula. Taib is tending to his people like mushrooms – keep them in the dark and feed them with bullsh!t.

  44. #44 by computation on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:07 pm

    where or when will anwar make his “big”
    announcement. come on
    he better make a big one soon.
    just because BN tells lies
    doesn’t mean anwar is allowed to.
    anwar better walk the talk
    or he is no better than BN.

  45. #45 by ekans on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:11 pm

    Saudara Kasim Amat,

    Janganlah lupa bahawa selain daripada tiga pilihanraya kecil yang baru saja selesai semalam, ada juga dua lagi pilihanraya kecil sebelum itu sejak PRU ke12 tahun lalu, iaitu di Permatang Pauh & di Kuala Terengganu.

    Dan janganlah lupa bahawa calun Pakatan Rakyat lah yang telah memenangi kerusi Kuala Terengganu yang sebelum ini berada di dalam tangan BN/UMNO.

    Oleh itu, kalau kita hanya mengira saja kelima-lima kawasan plilhanraya kecil tersebut, kita mendapati bahawa sebelum adanya pilihanraya kecil, dua daripada lima kawasan tersebut berada di tangan BN, manakala yang tiga lagi berada di tangan Pakatan Rakyat.

    Sekarang, selepas lima pilihanraya kecil tersebut, hanya tinggal satu kawasan yang masih di tangan BN, manakala yang empat lagi sekarang berada di tangan Pakatan Rakyat.

    Kesimpulannya, BN telah hilang satu kawasan/kerusi kepada Pakatan Rakyat sejak PRU ke12.

    Jadi sekarang, pihak mana yang menang lebih/untung dan pihak mana yang kalah lebih/rugi?

  46. #46 by ekans on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:18 pm

    Zambry should respect the political will of the people and be honest and humble enough to acknowledge that with the unmistakable result of the Bukit Gantang by-election, the question of his legitimacy as Perak Mentri Besar cannot be avoided or ignored, and come forward to publicly agree to the only honourable political solution available – dissolution of the Perak State Assembly and holding of Perak state general elections.

    I know I’ve commented on this earlier in another blog topic, but I can’t still get over that dejected look on Zambry’s face on TV1 live, after it was officially announced that Nizar had won the Bukit Gantang by-election…

  47. #47 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:25 pm

    Some aborigine people confirmed that they get some benefit inclusive of cash from the BN campaign workers of Batang Ai by-election. To people who may only live in abject poverty for the whole life, a vote in election can be easily sold along with their birthright to freedom of being deprived from foods and shelter for a cheap price of RM50.

    If the aborigine people has received a higher level of education, they should be able to realize that the timber log from the tropical canopy which provides good shelter and delicious fresh jungle fruits to them will definitely cost more than RM50 per piece!

    Are PR leaders going to do something in order to educate the aborigine people in Sarawak through regularly organising some outreach activities for purpose of accessing to the inland areas of Sarawak?

  48. #48 by Godfather on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:38 pm

    Word is that Najib is going to “promote” some political rejects to the Senate so that they can become ministers in his cabinet. Koh Tsu Koon is going to be one of them.

  49. #49 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:45 pm

    If Dr. Koh Tsu Koon is to be appointed as a senator, then which state is Dr. Koh going to represent? Penang?

    I wonder whether the Penang State Government has any veto power to the appointment of a senator whom will represent Penang! Can someone who has knowledge about the appointment of a senator please enlighten me on the possibility of Dr. Koh’s appointment as a senator?

  50. #50 by KL Dude on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:51 pm

    Uncle Kit,

    Don’t forget we however lost Batang Ai and got thrashed there but you didn’t mention this. So how can we perceive this as a 2nd tsunami unless we won there also ? What perceived in the eyes of many on this by-elections is merely ‘status quo’ though all winning parties won with bigger majorities, so nothing ‘extraordinary’ that worth to be called ‘political tsunami’.

    PR got lot of soul searching to do to win East Malaysia next if it really want to be the victor of PRU-13 & not just be victors in Peninsular only.

    We can be proud of winning 4 by-elections so far in Peninsular since PRU-12 but on the other hand get whacked and becoming losers in East Malaysia is something that need to be seriously looked into as well and not to be taken lightly.

  51. #51 by Godfather on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 7:51 pm

    Senate seats have no territorial representation. It’s Najib’s way of coming out with a “racially-balanced” cabinet. Semi Value would have been made a senator and a minister if MIC had won Bkt Selambau.

  52. #52 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 8:08 pm

    If Dr. Koh Tsu Koon is to be appointed as a senator and a cabinet minister, then it must be a good news to Pakatan Rakyat!

    How do we expect Najib to be able to create a new post of cabinet minister for the appointment of Dr. Koh from Parti Gerakan without having to create a sense of deprivation upon at least one component party of BN, in view of Najib’s declaration that he is going to have a slim cabinet as compared to Pak Lah’s bloated cabinet? Cabinet reshuffling is a zero-sum game: if Gerakan is going to get more, then MCA or MIC may get less.

    I look forward to seeing a speed-up process of disintegration within BN organisation that is to be caused by unhappiness among the component parties due to unequal distribution in the power holding equation. Then most Malaysian people will only find that Najib is just nothing but another half-past-six Prime Minister of Malaysia!

  53. #53 by kevchua on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 8:39 pm

    PKR has won – and again they’ve sent clear messages that they want change. It is now up to the winners to prove that they could provide the change. This is the ONLY way to win the 13 GE.

    Clean, Honesty, Integrity, Accountability – these are some of the traits that a leader should have. I believe (and the PEOPLE believe) that Pakatan Rakyat component parties could be the coalition for all Malaysians… a truly “1-Malaysia”.

    So, to Mr Manikumar especially, don’t bow to pressure but be strong and FIGHT for the people who have chosen you to represent them. Who knows, one day, those who deserted PKR might just return when they find that you’ve done something good.

  54. #54 by puteri pinang on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 8:45 pm

    I was watching TV1 and the commentator was saying Bukit Gantang won by YB Nizar should have been with much bigger majority. Oh, what a sour grape….

  55. #55 by Godfather on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 8:49 pm

    Najib would have failed the principle of accountability if failed politicians like Koh Tsu Koon are given cabinet posts despite losing badly on 308. What sort of signal will he be sending to the rakyat ? That it is OK to be rejected, and then brought back via the back door ?

    My understanding is that Gerakan is still regarded as a “senior” component of BN, and is therefore shamelessly asking for cabinet representation. Not to be outdone, Ong Ta Kut is asking for a more senior cabinet post, preferably that of joint DPM.

  56. #56 by c730427 on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 9:15 pm

    where is chedet? why is he keeping quiet after the tsunami?

  57. #57 by sabahan26 on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 9:38 pm

    Dear Uncle Lim,
    I, as a sabahan,would like to drop a line here to PR.
    i strongly believe that if PR spend more effort and hardship in exploring the sabah, a similar landslide win as the current five states in west Msia in next GE will occur.

    many people says that sabahan doesn’t keen on changes,as indicated by the poor support to PR in the last GE. i strongly disagree with this. we, sabahan, are anticipating the PR contribution to us as we are similarly hoping for changes and reformation. it’s just a matter of time and efforts for the PR to govern the East Malaysia.

    I sincerely hope that Uncle Lim will take my words into consideration though i know that you have a busy life everyday. Hehe.. thank you~

  58. #58 by computation on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 9:43 pm

    “where is chedet? why is he keeping quiet after the tsunami?”

    1) he got washed away in the tide of discontent

    2) he got a heart attack

    3) he is plotting other tricks

  59. #59 by PSM on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 9:52 pm

    UMNO (MCA, MIC, Gerakan & PPP are not relevant!) will never change.
    Let’s be honest, let’s hope UMNO does not change! Why? Simple, at the rate they are going, in the next GE, UMNO & BN will be wiped out!
    Good riddance to bad rubbish!
    Next? The PR has to show the people that they can govern well, govern fairly & their MPs are not corrupted (just look at UMNO…how many of their MPs are clean?!).
    Then, the PR has to start making in-roads into Sarawak & Sabah. Without these two states, the PR will never take over the federal Government.

  60. #60 by dapsupporter8888 on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 10:00 pm

    I just cannot help but to love the way Shah Pnang had replied to Kasim Amat’s nonsense.

    You see, UMNO is made up of the mentality of people like Kasim Amat. They are still groping in the dark, sleeping soundly in their dreamland. ZZZZZZ……

    They refuse to admit defeat, refuse to accept that people are no longer supporting them.

    I am glad that UMNO are still sleeping. Hope they’ll never wake up. When they do, I hope that they would be buried six feet underground by then!!

    At the rate that some UMNO & BN “leaders” gave their views and comments of the win by PR in the two bukits, I wonder if they are an educated lot. Especially the comments by Koh Tsu Koon in The Star today. It amazes me that a person with PhD could actually respond and comment in such manner. Go read what he says, you’ll understand what I mean.

    Like I have said before this, I hope PR will continue working sincerely and serve the people well. Don’t forget, WE, THE RAKYAT is YOUR BOSS because we PAY your salary. We don’t owe you anything, YOU owe us something – a service with sincerity.

    Get rid of race based politics. Malaysians have enough of it. Only people with one sided of their brains working would continue supporting UMNO & BN.

  61. #61 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 10:01 pm

    Chedet? You mean the senile old man who thought that he himself still commanded confidence from majority of UMNO and majority of Malaysian people?

    What do we still want to waste time talking about him again? His political influence has been rapidly diminishing but he still likes to serve Najib an ultimatum insisting that Najib shall not appoint the imaginative warring enemy of this old man, namely Khairy Jamaluddin, to hold a cabinet post. Otherwise, Najib is threatened for possibly facing the music of being removed by Chedet!

    I think it had better for us to ignore Chedet from now on. What is the point of wasting time talking about an old man who likes to talk big and only good in resort to racist talk in order to catch people’s attention? Do him a favour please: ignore him!

  62. #62 by pgsilai on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 10:08 pm

    Cedet has taken the wrong medicine and will be Mute forever! Message is already out so clear that we have enough and no longer have confidence in him, not sure why he still want to make a fool of himself at this age. Sigh, retire n relax la !

  63. #63 by zak_hammaad on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 10:10 pm

    I hear Lim Kit’s brief piece on Bloomberg channel today and I found him to be quite shallow in his assessment of the 1 week old Najib government. He made sweeping statements and generalised in a manner that would make anyone cringe.

    Najib has hit the round running and he has come with a positive attitude. He has gone down to the rakyat and made it clear he will be people-oriented and will want their views on major policy changes. He released some Hindraf members held under ISA and he has given indications that the cabinet will reflect the diverse reality of the country.

    He is working to trim the ministeries and cut down on duplication and money wastage; all signs so far have been positive in only his 1 week of office. I think Najib’s government will be a very effective and fruitful one for all people because he is the dark horse who has finally come out of the shadows to make a strong mark.

    I also found Lim Kit’s version of events in Perak quite amusing as he seems to think the “immoral” and “unethical takeover” of the state was of UMNO’s making. He forget that the psycho leading Pakatan initiated and endorsed such immoral and unethical behaviour. Kettle calling the pot black comes to mind…

  64. #64 by mendela on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 10:21 pm

    I almost vomited when TV1 live telecast for more than 1 hour when Mahathiu visited the Bukits.

    This is abuse of power at its highest level!

    This is the raping of state resources!

    Go to hell, Mahathiu!

    But actually, PR should welcome Mahathiu to all future by-elections! It is a sure win move!

  65. #65 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 10:33 pm

    Some political analysts concluded based on the polling results of Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau that even though PR managed to attract the support from increasing number of Chinese voters but the support from both Malays and Indians indicated some slight reduction.

    After talking to some Indian friends of mine, I got the impression that in general the Indian community was still indecisive on what they wanted actually. Some Indian senior citizens commented that they still needed MIC in order to keep the post of cabinet minister for the Indian community. However, when asked how they felt about Hindraf, they said Hindraf must be given support too because Hindraf would stand behind Samy Vellu in order to poke at the back of Samy Vellu and make him work much harder for the Indian community. Do you think that whether these Indian commentators really made sense when they said that they wanted both MIC and Hindraf in order to help them getting what they wanted from the government?

    About the slight reduction in the Malay votes for PR, I believe BN’s “traitor” accusation on Nizar may be the key reason. It is understandable that some Kampung Malays are only well-versed with the story of Hikayat Hang Tuah but they never learn about the bravery of Tun Perak in giving righteous albeit displeasing advice to the Sultan. This group of politically immatured kampung Malays will still need to be frequently educated by PR in order to make them give up their clinching on the outdated old-fashioned thinking of feudalism for the sake of national progress into a truly Modern Democratic Malaysia!

  66. #66 by sotong on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 11:00 pm

    BN could only change if they are in Opposition.

  67. #67 by James on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 11:02 pm

    BN party belongs to the past which is dead & soon to be gone forever. It is part of the rubbish dump of history.

    Modern day Malaysians welcome constructive changes sought by the new champions of the rakyat, PKR. So pests like mm, aab & najis can please vanish from rakyat’s sight instantly.

  68. #68 by sotong on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 11:05 pm

    TDM should not return to politics. He should play a non political and constructive role to unite the people to confront the global crisis.

  69. #69 by chengho on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 - 11:48 pm

    Najib will reduce his cabinet member to reflect meritocracy and accountability , OTK should be appointed as DPM
    Najib must appoint a few more minister from Sabah and Sarawak , let PR keep on dreamin…
    Mahathirism still releva for all races in Malaysia….

  70. #70 by titik on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 12:22 am

    Tun M, Tun M, why don’t you cry till you die! Datuk N, Datuk N, can’t you see we love PKR, please don’t break our heart in two. Thats not hard to do, unless you have an iron heart.

  71. #71 by passerby on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 12:46 am

    In short, the people just wanted to kick out the bn. They are fed-up with with corruption, abuse of power and nepotism of the bn government. The electorate is more matured now and are not afraid to vote for change. Gone are the days when the chinese has been warned not to vote for the opposition or there will will be another may 13. Now they have voted for the opposition and see the sky has not fallen down!

    The writing is very clear and the people just wanted a new government by another party. This is the only way you can make a real change. Umno is too corrupted and you don’t expect them to arrest everyone including najib and put them in jail. That’s is not going to happen for sure. Najib is not prepared to come clean on the shit he is now in and how is he going to have the morality to call for change.

    UMNO corrupts
    Absolute UMNO corrupts absolutely!

  72. #72 by titik on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 1:54 am

    I wish I can look up on Tun M like people in Republic of Singapore look up on Lee Kuan Yew.
    I wish that we can be proud of Najib like people in United State being proud of their Obama.

  73. #73 by monsterball on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 2:39 am

    That idiot chengho dare not give a comment on the by-election….but try to divert out attention… to keep carrying balls of Najib.
    Talking cock and bull is not intentional.
    It is his character.
    Now talking about Najib’s cabinet ministers….as if he is the newly appointed adviser…and he must end carrying Mahathir’s balls too.
    I was about to go and sleep but reading his message keeping me wide awake..filled with anger.
    Need to meditate him out of my mind now.
    Good night!

  74. #74 by Chong Zhemin on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 5:23 am

    Just to refresh some memories. Have a look what OTK said after the KT by election.

    Firstly, I would like to thank the hardworking BN campaigners, especially MCA members, for their tireless efforts. Despite the unfavourable results, I would also like to thank the Chinese voters for staying with MCA during this difficult times. In fact, I was told that Chinese support for BN had actually increased compared with the last general election. We in MCA would not take this trust lightly.

    The people have demonstrated to us that aspirations of yesterday can be different from today or even tomorrow.

    Nonetheless, we are now even more determined to work harder to serve the people the way they want to be served. We can no longer think we know better.

    The outcome strengthens our courage to change and accept that what we strive for the nation may not totally reflect what the people want. There are differences as well as common grounds. We must learn and appreciate better these differences for us to shape a better tomorrow.

  75. #75 by cemerlang on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 7:13 am

    People know something about the law even though not all are law professionals. If people create the law and if people screw up the law, then it should be the people who have to make the law right again, together from the cooperation from God. Example. You voted for so and so to be in that position. But you let others put somebody else in that position and take out the one you voted in. Then you should bring that person back in again and tell the other person that you did not vote for him.

  76. #76 by musyu99 on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 7:38 am

    En.Kasim Amat…. bertenang…
    ha ha ha… BN kalah laa bodoh… dengan segala sumber kekuatan BN yang ada termasuk media dan jentera kerajaan yang digunakan oleh BN untuk berkempen… BN masih kalah… ini satu perkara yang amat memalukan kepimpinan anda… ha ha ha… terima lah kenyataan kekalahan BN ini sebagai satu referendum bahawa rakyat Malaysia amat merindui perubahan dan menolak cara BN memerintah… rakyat mahu kepimpinan yang baru secara total… bukan lagi kepimpinan yang sedia ada…. bukan lagi kepimpinan yang di overhaul… tetapi yang baru…
    err err En Kasim… jangan risau… keahlian masih lagi terbuka untuk anda menyertai mana-mana parti dalam PR… you are welcome… tapi kalau jenis tarak pendirian macam YB UMNO Perak yang lompat PKR kemudian jilat kembali ludahnya masuk semula UMNO/BN… tak payah laa… buang masa sahaja… buat malu diri sendiri dan keluarga…
    Saya juga ucap terima kasih kepada Big Star tua kita… Madey… hahaha.. dengan sokongan anda kepada UMNO/BN yang tidak pernah berbelah bagi… telah memberi kejayaan kepada PR… terima kasih banyak2… hahaha…. sial berkempen lagi ntuk UMNO/BN pada masa2 akan datang… hahaha

  77. #77 by Godfather on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 8:06 am

    Najib is known as the Teflon Man – nothing sticks to him. Altantuya stickers can’t stick to him, Razak Baginda stickers can’t stick to him either. Stickers of Scorpene submarines just fall off his back.

    To be a successful PM of Bolehland, you must be a Teflon Man.

  78. #78 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 8:08 am

    /// chengho Says:
    Yesterday at 23: 48.42
    Najib will reduce his cabinet member to reflect meritocracy and accountability ///

    chengho, I am assuming you are serious and lucid here. If you are serious and not delusional about meritocracy and accountability, then Najib should remove himself and the entire cabinet members.

  79. #79 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 8:48 am

    I do not want to pour cold water on what has been a good week for PR but beneath the victory, PR is in trouble. When you disect the numbers further, PR is not in good shape.

    When you look at the Malay votes, BN managed to hold on. While the urban Malay votes is encouraging, its a slow wave at best. Given the advantage the BN has in terms of gerry-mandering, fraud votes and machinery/resources, BN still has a lot of time to work with.

    Look at Indian votes of Bukit Selambau and you get the difficulties of holding the PR coalition together. Samy Vellu, despite the Indian community hatred for him, still managed to get back significant Indian votes. PR cannot lose momentum or things will fall apart.

    Batang Ai is ominous. True Taib poured disporpotionate resources into a small area but even in a big state election next year, PR cannot match the resources of BN. If the march in East Malaysia can be stopped, PR will find its supporters in Peninsular will also lose heart. What is amazing is that given Taib superior position in BN now, his demands from Najib is not severe. Without much more new demands on Najib from East Malaysia, PR really need new ideas on how to move forward in East Malaysia.

    Anwar need to have BN component parties fighting amongst themselves again. Perhaps along racial/indigenous lines such as East Malaysia vs MCA/MIC/Gerakan/PPP. Only then can they tear apart Najib-Muhiyiddin ring of defenses and resistance by cover of moderation. Make BN a one-race party and it all goes down from there…

  80. #80 by taiking on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 9:01 am

    The star paper reported yesterday that muyidin called for a post mortem on umno’s failure to secure the two bukits. At the same time he said the lost has nothing to do with the new leadership. Stupid. Deny. Deny. Deny. That is all they ever do. Deny. Deny. Deny. Deny that they are no longer the popular party in the country. Deny that their ways are outdated and not wanted. Deny that they have sidelined everyone outside umno including the malays. Deny that they are power crazy and super greedy. Deny that they have misused and abused their position for personal benefit. Deny that they have behaved and acted illegally and unconstitutionally in countless situations and incidents – the most recent being the power grab in perak and the protection detention under isa of a journalist. The list never ends. In one word, they are downright rotten. The are rotten to the core. They are incorrigible and are beyond redemption. They do not deserve to govern. They do not have the confidence of the people. Their hold onto power and seat is secured improperly, illegally and unconstitutionally. Such gain of power is unacceptable and must be rejected at once. The people told them so in clear and consistent terms in 308 and in 4 by- elections.

    So najib, call for that confidence motion in parliament now. Call for a formal enquiry on yourself regarding the rumoured relation you have with the mongolian woman and her death and the subsequent disintegration of her body (with her unborned child probably still alive then?) and also in relation to the mega-commission payment received by your political advisor. Dont forget to apologise to the chinese for the declared intention made many years ago in stadium negara to burn the chinese assembly hall and petaling street.

    It not such a difficult task I am sure. So do it. It will definitely benefit you especially if you are in the clear. Afterall you dont want to be landed with a guilty pronouncement by the public when you are not.

  81. #81 by shah pinang on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 1:47 pm

    # zak_hammaad Says:
    Yesterday at 22: 10.16

    “Najib has hit the round running and he has come with a positive attitude. He has gone down to the rakyat and made it clear he will be people-oriented and will want their views on major policy changes. He released some Hindraf members held under ISA and he has given indications that the cabinet will reflect the diverse reality of the country.”

    Zak, isn’t this ‘POLITICS’?? or in Najib’s case more of ‘Machieavellian Politics’?!
    If Najib did give a damn about the issue in the first place-he wouldn’t have kept quiet – common it was just Pak Lah Bapa Tidur and yet he went along with the whole charade. Why?? Must be Prime Minister first then can do,say something? that’s even low than a chicken to put it bluntly.

    “He is working to trim the ministeries and cut down on duplication and money wastage”;

    Fair enough but it still hinges on the actual implementation of the policies. Walk the talk is the game.

    ” Najib’s government will be a very effective and fruitful one for all people because he is the dark horse who has finally come out of the shadows to make a strong mark.”

    Neighhhh….actually more of a resounding NAY. How can Najib be an effective and RESPECTED leader when he is shrouded with allegations which can incriminate his integrity and moral values.

    “I also found Lim Kit’s version of events in Perak quite amusing as he seems to think the “immoral” and “unethical takeover” of the state was of UMNO’s making”

    Yes it was. Made easy with the help of three broken ugly kettles. Pakatan, as voiced out by YB Karpal, might have been ‘careless’ in laying out their principal on this issue- but that must not negate the incident as being immoral and unethical.

  82. #82 by zak_hammaad on Thursday, 9 April 2009 - 8:14 pm

    shah pinang Says:

    >> of ‘Machieavellian Politics’?!

    That is strange coming from a supporter of an unstable and psycotic character in Anwar; you really don’t understand irony do you?

    The truth is that this blog has dived in quality and objectiveness since I first visited last year. The opposition supporters, out of desperation and frustration with their lack of progress after winning big in last years election is showing through. The incompetence of Pakatan reflects in its personal attacks and character assasination that is more akin to playground children than a mature political coalition.

    Pakan can not give what it does not have, whereas the BN surprisingly has taken note of its failures and at least beginning to do something about it. Maybe this is what Pakatan can’t stomach because with every perceived progress by BN, their own chances of success go down the drain. Maybe Pakatan’s version of gutter politics may keep themselves “relevant” enough to be heard screaming in the background.

    I believe Pakatan’s rejection from Sarawakians and Sabahans is a taste of what is coming to them in Peninsular as well. We have 4 years to find out :^)

    Good luck.

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