If you want to know who will form the next government in SELANGOR, you will have to check with either God or toyol , and neither seem very communicate on the subject.Any democracy is hobbled without an Opposition. Are we condemned to replicate SELANGOR at the national level — where a government wheezes, gasps and limps triumphantly to the finish line because there is no other horse in the race? Mahathir’s take on the election results was revealing- he felt that the problem lay in the absence of a strong grassroots network which did not convert positive intention into delivered votes while Najib complained of there being too many leaders on the ground. In both cases, what is interesting is that the analysis is in … Read more

In electoral science, statistics are illustrative, interpretation is critical and everything is fluid. Politics is evolutionary, and evolution – even Darwin’s – is a theory, not a fact. No election is an echo of the past, let alone a mirror of the future.

Defeat is the distance between a bedtime story and a wake-up call. The former starts with ‘Once upon a time…’ and lulls the voter to sleep. The second is an energiser that addresses a fresh dawn.

Three political parties have become victims of their own success: their narrative has run its course, and they have not been able to find a further chapter to their saga.The  GERAKAN  story is the simplest: the fairies have abandoned its fairy tale. It began as the party of refugees from MCA Datuk Seri Najib Razak must act now and snuff out once and for all attempts by his ruling Barisan Nasional’s (BN) main party to inflame religious sensitivities in the run-up to national polls, his political foes from Pakatan Rakyat (PR) reminded the prime minister today as they denounced a controversial Facebook posting in Umno Youth’s … Read more

The statistics of this year’s general elections do not justify the self-evident depression that has overtakenThe Left, which could have been taken seriously had it taken itself seriously, reminds one of an anecdote which should be better-known. The ever-punctual Comrade Gorbachev, who huffed and puffed so hard that he brought the whole Soviet house down, was once late for a meeting with a French delegation. He explained to his guests that he had been delayed by a problem in agriculture. When did the problem begin, asked the solicitous French. ‘‘In 1917,’’ replied Gorbachev.

A Pakatan Rakyat double-decker tour bus has been repeatedly splashed with red paint, reflecting that the next general election is approaching and the conflicts between the confronting coalitions have been intensified.

Meanwhile, the route of the bus has also exposed the Pakatan Rakyat’s political strategy.

The bus carrying Pakatan Rakyat leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was attacked in Kelantan, Malacca and Johor. Why was Anwar touring these states instead of Selangor, which has been greatly attacked by Barisan Nasional?

Anwar made an announcement recently that the Selangor state election will not be held simultaneously with the general election, as the Election Commission has not cleaned up the electoral roll.

Pakatan Rakyat predicts that the general election might be fall in October or early November and it is also estimated that the Kedah and Penang state elections will be delayed. However, the Kelantan state election will be held simultaneously with the general election.

The strategy brings several advantages to Pakatan Rakyat. First of all, leaders of the opposition pact can first attack BN’s fortress states, including Johor, Malacca, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.

Secondly, when Pakatan Rakyat is attacking BN’s fortress states, More important, the major Opposition parties seem trapped in either geographical or ideological limitations, with their cadre having become part-asset and part-liability. Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose political skills should not be underestimated in a crisis, and who put them on display in a feisty performance in the last Lok Sabha session, has been unable to grow outside Uttar Pradesh. The ‘Yadav’ .A statistical approach to national elections is more likely to provide accurate predictions than to regional polls. A critical mass has now formed for a stable government and sharp tensions not only along traditional urban-rural lines, but also big city-big town competition. It is a myth that votes gel or splinter only along a single dimension; there are variables even in the support that goes t Mahathir’s Perkasa. This is why opinion and exit polls have lost their excitement. The eventual truth tends to be far more exciting.Moving on and forgetting will not help. We need to deal with our inner fear to help us combat terror! despite the reported spontaneous ire of people against the government, showed a decidedly lower level of interest and response than earlier similar attacks. Newspapers reported life back to normal faster and the ever “resilient” people of …Read more


If Pakatan Rakyat takes over the office, it can then clean up the electoral roll. Also they will have more political resources for the Selangor state election. Even if BN stays in power, the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat will still be able to gain sympathy votes.

Selangor is important for both BN and Pakatan Rakyat and, thus, Anwar tries to besiege BN’s fortress states to save Selangor. With his silver tongue, he hopes to first set off a political tsunami in BN’s fortress states. A feast in Skudai alone had attracted 8,000 people.Muhyiddin Yassin People of Selangor are not stupid as you think We Selangorian and very happy with Tan Sri Khalid Three cheers for Tan Sri Khalid He’s been boxed in so badly so far with all the politics. But they say that the resolve of a quiet and decent man should never be underestimated. As British … Read more

History does not repeat itself, but does it imitate itself? The answer will take a while.Every political party has colluded in this change; even though self-proclaimed secular parties encourage Muslims to indulge in the self-delusion that a dispute exists. In truth, all that the can offer is to build a bigger illussion , which does not quite have the same emotive force as MCA have chauvinism to fall back upon. If the MCA wants to reclaim national space, it will have to establish another horizon.

When socialism became passe,PAS yhemself brilliantly as the anti-thesis of the UMNO, blending it with a distinctive element of DAP socialism, empowerment of the backward poor. However, when the thesis is faltering, the anti-thesis cannot be robust. That is the MCA Party’s problem vis-a-vis the Muslim vote. As for the Backwards: Malay has been milked dry. malay has delivered for those whose prayers were answered Nik Aziz. A new generation of Backwards needs solutions for the 21st century.

MCA can no longer stand for the attacks and, thus, party president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek announced to hold eight banquets nationwide, including two in Johor. Attendees of Pakatan Rakyat’s events were mostly Chinese and if a wind of anti-incumbent is triggered in the Chinese society, MCA’s performance in the next general election might be worse than in the 2008 general election.

In conjunction with Malaysia Day, leaders of Pakatan Rakyat have recently been working hard in Sabah and Sarawak. They have also signed the Kuching Declaration, promising to restore the rights and autonomy of the states under the Federal Constitution, according to the Malaysia Agreement.

Relying on Anwar’s personal networks, Pakatan Rakyat has successfully roped in some BN leaders and if the general election is further delayed, once the anti-BN forces are combined to strengthen activities in the inland areas and stir up emotions, Sabah and Sarawak might no longer be the fixed-deposit states of BN.The shock is that Najib could not read the internal map of every constituency as well as he once did.UMNO confidence lies in its brilliant management of the most important gene in democracy’s biology. It consolidated its vote, while najib dissipated his support.umno has become the natural recipient of the Muslim vote, both of which have well-defined geographies and therefore, tip their candidates into the lead. UMNO strength in the next assembly election, and do remember the ‘if’ attached – then its seat-slippage will continue.

In addition to votes in BN’s fortress state, Pakatan Rakyat is also trying to win women’s votes by introducing the Agenda Wanita Malaysia, hitting the 1 Malaysia concept.Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is ramping up its efforts to win over women voters with the formation of an initiative called Agenda Wanita Malaysia (Malaysian Women’s Agenda) this September 13. This comes on the back of political observers and analysts saying that both the youth and women are the swing voters who will determine who takes … Read more

From now on, the political heat will gradually rise. The Dong Zong is going to hold a protest on September 26, the 2013 Budget will be tabled on September 28 and the Pengkalan Himpunan Hijau will be held on September 30.

Also, the confronting coalitions will compete through their annual general assembly. Some people estimated that about 100,000 people will attend the Pakatan Rakyat Convention scheduled on November 3.

Therefore, politics will drown everything, including blurring the national development agenda in the next few months

The events of recent days in the Middle East only forewarn of future turmoil as the democratization of the media in the West meets the political awakening in the Arab world.readmore


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