Sunday, March 23, 2008

BN oh BN

Yes yes .... thank you for reminding me time and time again Hijaz that I am pro Mahathir ... haha ... I do not deny that Tun Dr Mahathir had certain extremes in his policies but at least we all agree on a fact that Tun has contributed amazingly and led a nation through ups and downs with rapid development and economic growth. Put another leader in Tun's era as the PM ... I wonder what Malaysia will be like.

That is one thing we all cannot deny, Hijaz! How are you in Adelaide anyway? Oops ... let me check ... yeah ... Uni Adelaide right? Pardon me for having a forgetful mind. Hmm ... hope you are doing well buddy.

So now to talk about Barisan Nasional. Deep down in my heart, I do not want BN to be irrelevant at all. We have to live life with Opposition to keep us on our feet and ensure check and balances. Otherwise, no matter how religious you are, you will tend to abuse your power and maximise your greed. Haha. But what should BN do now? First of all, FIX YOUR OWN TEAM!!!

We read the papers everyday with MCA, MIC and UMNO having instability and disagreements. How then can I cast my vote for BN in future when you can't even have strong agreements among yourselves and remain tight knitted as an unbreakable bond? Whatever happened to the spirit of Barisan Nasional?

Forget Datuk Seri Najib's Zero Opposition campaign. Or was it Barisan Nasional supreme council's idea? It was totally ridiculous and arrogant! And the results of GE 2008 gave you guys a refreshing slap!

Secondly, maybe Datuk Mukhriz is right. And I believe the Palaces in Malaysian states are showing signs as well. A leadership revamp must be carried out. MCA and MIC will see through a transition and mending of damages done to their image and household very soon. What about UMNO? Enjoying the comfort of the executive chairs? Kinda soft and comfy huh?

Sigh ... thirdly, be more people oriented. Don't meet the people every 5 years. I know I have not seen YB Lim Kit Siang making rounds in Ipoh too ... maybe he did but normally during elections. So do other YBs. Please listen to those sellers in the market, the shopkeepers, businessmen, teachers, communities. We do not want to see the candidates or representatives every 5 years. I specifically do not like former YB Bercham Mr Gooi Seng Teik's assistant's reply. You know what she said? "If people don't come to our office to complain, YB won't know what is happening".

My mom was mad when she heard that reply because formerly when she worked for former YB Datuk Tan Chai Ho, he had reps making rounds etc. But nowadays, no longer do we see any people wearing MCA shirts walking around during non election periods.

I believe YB Fong Po Kuan is an active MP in her constituency. YB Ong Ka Chuan and former YB Lee Kon Yin as well in Perak. Other than them, I got no idea. Spend some time to walk around the markets, shops and malls etc. Don't just come asking for support every 5 years and ask me how are things going on.

Do your rounds at least once a month, my dear BN MPs and state YBs !!! Then only we can restore our trust in the founding fathers of Malaysia's efforts in building a united nation!!

Sigh ... BN oh BN ...


Sean E said...

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1) Gerrymandering. The discrepancy between number of voters in voting areas is too great. The smallest parliamentary seat (Federal Territory, Putrajaya, won by former Tourism Minister Tengku Adnan Mansor) has only 6,608 voters while the parliamentary seat for Kapar in Selangor has 112,224 voters. What this means is that one vote in the Putrajaya parliamentary constituency is equivalent to 17 votes in the Kapar constituency.

2) Phantom voters. A common tactic is to ‘buy’ the identity card of the voters. Party members from the ruling parties will then vote on the voters’ behalf. Random checking of a person’s identity must be conducted using those finger print checking device (like the bank use). Any voting done on another person’s identity must be made a serious offence under the election law. Now you know why the indelible ink was withdrawn at the last minute by the SPR (Election Commission).

3) Postal votes. The rules on postal voting must be reviewed, tightened and amended. The current rule favours the ruling party as the armed forces personnel and policemen who vote by ‘postal voting’ would obviously not jeopardize their career or promotion prospect by voting for the opposition. Voting under postal voting is not secret as it is under the watchful eyes of the senior officers. Christina Liew of DAP (Api-Api) lost due to postal votes. The ruling party has control of 250,000 postal votes!

4) Spoiled votes. How do we define spoiled votes. It is very easy to turn good votes into spoiled votes (by adding one more x to the ballot paper). Are spoiled votes being verified and watched over by the party representatives? In marginal areas in which the winning margin is razor thin, the so-called spoiled votes need to be scrutinized.

Hijaz Kamal said...

Thank you for remembering? I can't help but have a feeling you(like our friends at UniMelbourne) are teasing my university. Our ranking not so bad OK, our uni probably have the largest improvement in the THES ranking.Ooops..melalut pulak.

The election does not spell doom for BN indefinitely.It will certainly give the opportunity to BN component parties and the fake UMNO party to do some cleaning up and shed the arrogance.Even if they do ehemehem...lose the federal government, I'd still hope Bn(as the opposition) keep the government on its toes.

But you are generally right. Malaysian politicians kinda failed miserably when it comes to PR. In Adelaide, I know my MP is Kate Ellis, coz we see the MP alot or at least know what she's doing through her bulletins(Kate Ellis give free bulletins of her activities).Meanwhile in Malaysia, the MP does not matter, only the party's flag, I do not even know who is the KeADILan MP in Wangsa Maju now.I hope Malaysian politicians will leap to a more mature level along with this election.

Lastly, I respect that you stand firmly with Mahathir.He is still the former 4th PM Malaysia and deserves respect. If he's that bad I am sure he won't get so much respect from an intelligent person like you.Regards.

When are u coming to Adelaide huh? Tak guna blaja jauh2 kat OZ kalau tak datang South AUstralia.