09 March 2008

Wind Of Change

I am sure a lot of members of a certain political coalition woke up this morning saying "Did a freight train just ran over us?".

Yes, it was a freight train long time coming, it is just that these people were too blind to see it due to lots of reasons.

To the opposing forces I say congratulations, and I hope they can show the people how things can be done differently without resorting to immature concepts of the past. They have 5 years to do it, and if they screw up, they have only themselves to blame.

To the ruling forces I say it is time to wake up, take stock of your defeats and do what that needs to be done to make things right. You know what the people want. Politics of punishment will not work anymore, because if you try, in 5 years time the freight train will be even larger and you will be out of a job.

We are no longer lambs to the slaughter. Wake up now.

Good on yer', Malaysia.


rkaru said...

I just hope both parties realise that in most cases, the Oppo didn't win the election, but BN lost it.

Cases in point; Shahrizat and Lee Hwa Beng. These are 2 performing MPs (in my view). It's just so unfortunate that the sentiments towards BN is at an all time low and they just got swept along in the tidal wave.

So to BN, buck up if you dont want to suffer further loses. To the Oppo, don't get too smug. We didn't vote you in because we love you. Mostly it was because there were no other choices. So grab this oppotunity and show us what you can do.

Wombat said...

And if both sides don't do the right thing, in five years time you will have a choice : This marsupial will run for office and this time it will be a Perfect Storm.

Sean E said...

If you want to have a better future for our children in Malaysia, do you part by signing the on-line petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/RCER2008/petition.html

This is one of the way (non-violence) to bring our message to the Government. Don’t just sit there, stand up and be counted!

Why do we need to reform the Election Commission?

1) Gerrymandering. The discrepancy between number of voters in voting areas is too great. The smallest parliamentary seat (Federal Territory, Putrajaya) 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.

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.

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