Archive for April 26th, 2018

Najib should set a good example of clean and honest politics instead of being the chief exponent of politics of fear, race and lies as Malays will continue to exercise political power in Malaysia whether UMNO is defeated in 14GE or not

The Prime Minister and UMNO President, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s fall-back to the politics of race, fear and lies in Lipis yesterday is an indication of his growing desperation that UMNO will be ousted from Putrajaya by a Malay tsunami in the 14GE with the election of a new Pakatan Harapan Federal Government with Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as the seventh Prime Minister and Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the Deputy Prime Minister – with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the eighth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

In Lipis yesterday, Najib claimed that under the Pakatan Harapan, “absolute power rests in the hands of DAP”, portraying the 14th General Election as a fight between UMNO-led Barisan Nasional and DAP-led Pakatan Harapan.

Najib knows in his heart of hearts that what he said that “absolute power rests in the hands of DAP” or that Pakatan Harapan is “DAP-led” are not true, and that Pakatan Harapan operates on the principle of genuine consensus of the four component parties unlike Barisan Nasional where, to borrow the language of Tan Sri Shahrir Samad, what UMNO wants UMNO gets and what UMNO wants UMNO takes. Read the rest of this entry »

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The view that Iskandar Puteri is a “sure win” is as mistaken as the view in 2013 that Gelang Patah was a “sure lose” contest

Seven parliamentary constituencies will be the first-line “star” constituencies in the battle of Save Malaysia to Set Malaysia Free from UMNO/BN misrule, corruption, abuses of power, injustices and exploitation.

They are Ayer Hitam, Teluk Intan, and Stampin (where Johore, Perak and Sarawak DAP State Chairman respectively, i.e. Liew Chin Tong, Nga Kor Ming and Chong Chieng Jen have left comparatively safe seats to contest in high-risk constituencies to spark a Malaysian Tsunami to oust UMNO/BN from Putrajaya for the first time in 61 years), Seremban (where DAP National Organising Secretary and Negri Sembilan State Chairman Anthony Loke has refused to relocate to safer seat but to stay put in Seremban although it has become a very risky seat as result of the gerrymandering in the constituency redelineation), Langkawai (where Tun Mahathir will contesting), Pagoh (Tan Sri Muhyiddin contesting) and Semporna (Shafie Apdal contesting).

The second-line “star” constituencies in the 14th General Election will include Iskandar Puteri, Jerlun (Mukhriz Mahathir), Kota Raja (Mat Sabu), Kota Baru (Husam Musa), Bentong, Labis and Kluang.

I remember when I moved from Ipoh Timor parliamentary constituency in Perak to contest in Gelang Patah in Johor in the 2013 General Election, many felt it was a foolhardy decision to move from a very safe seat to a high-risk one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Two messages to 15 million voters: one, the 14GE is all about Najib as Prime Minister; and two, it is opportunity once-in-61 years to “set Malaysia free”

I want through the first Pakatan Harapan ceramah in Skudai tonight since I was announced as DAP/Pakatan Harapan candidate for Iskandar Puteri to send out two messages to the 15 million voters in Malaysia, one, that the 14th General Election is all about Datuk Seri Najib Razak as Prime Minister; and two, the 14GE is an opportunity once-in-61 years to “set Malaysia free” from UMNO/BN misrule, corruption, abuses of power, injustices and exploitation.

I was in Sarawak three days ago and I found to my shock and horror that the SUPP is campaigning on the basis that the 14th General Election has nothing to do with Najib but about Sarawak’s right to self-determination.

I am sure that in Peninsular Malaysia, the component Barisan Nasional parties like MCA, Gerakan and MIC would be arguing along the same line, that the 14th General Election is not about Najib as the Prime Minister, but other secondary or subordinate issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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