I wish her “All the best and get well soon”.

We’ve now lost another potential woman candidate – Zaitun Kasim. Although news reports cited poor health, I believe there are other reasons as well for her departure from the General Elections this time.

For example, it was highly speculated that Toni, as she is better known, was to contest in Petaling Jaya Selatan in a three-corner fight against Parti Keadilan Rakyat and MCA. Why should that happen at all?

The Women’s Candidacy Initiative has supported the Opposition cause before, even allowing their candidate, Toni again, to contest under the DAP banner in 1999.

Why is it not possible for Toni to contest this time around under the PKR banner? Is it political manouvering again? PKR won’t give way to an Independent candidates like Toni?Or it could be that PKR has their own candidate, which is why there was speculation of a three corner fight? Sigh…don’t I know it all too well…

I don’t think that WCI, under the any circumtances, would want to put up their candidate in a three corner fight. And so, Toni bows out…

How many more woman candidate will we lose due to party politicking?

9 responses »

  1. ktemoc says:

    Can we petition Anwar Ibrahim on behalf of Toni, to appeal to his de facto Majesty to support women’s candidacy, as his PKR people have petition LGE on behalf of 3 PKR lady candidates?😉 Yes, PKR should withdraw its candidate to let Toni contest without a 3-corner fight.

  2. sofiairdina says:

    Saw this FPK crying and it reminded me of the old question “would women make better bosses?” Aint she a bit too emotional to be in the world full of liars, back-stabbers and snakes a.k.a politicians? I would be proud if she just stand up and fight like a man instead of crying.

    BTW, was Toni dropped because she is a woman?

    Or should we line up against the idea of dropping Toni because she is a woman?

    I heard, just like FPK, Toni is a good person. I would vote for either one any time even if they are Tony and RPK.

  3. Kaveas says:

    oit… undi la Barisan PPP…

  4. bamboo river says:

    Kaveas (the fake onelah) PPP plans to contest in my area together with PKR . Guess whom I am going to vote for?

  5. Damocles says:

    Susan, what the heck is going on?
    How come FPK is not in the running in the coming GE?
    Any idea or explanation?
    The time has never been so good to whack the BN and this has to happen!
    Any way you can help to get her back?

  6. kaveas says:

    Aiyo… FPK fight with seputeh ka?

  7. ktak says:

    http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2008/02/22/po-kuan-returns/

    Po Kuan returns!

    NEWS FLASH!
    Press Conference announcement in Ipoh (2pm).

    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/78428
    Po Kuan to defend Batu Gajah
    Feb 22, 08 2:17pm

    At a press conference in her constituency today, Fong said that she was ready to contest Batu Gajah, a seat which she has served for the past two terms.

    – Dramatic reversal by Fong
    – Press conference in Batu Gajah

  8. Crankshaft says:

    Hee Loy Sian is contesting in Petaling Jaya Selatan under the PKR flag.

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