In the five states that has fallen into the hands of the Opposition – DAP/PAS/PKR – BN is the new Opposition. Or are we seeing some frogs jumping yet?

Anyway this post is dedicated to the new government of DAP/PAS/PKR – got this in an email from lawyer Charles Hector:

In the early years, Malayans elected their public officials at all three levels of government – TOWN(the federal government a pretext to suspend, in March 1965, local elections, most of which had been won by opposition parties), STATE & FEDERAL.

Percentage of total votes obtained by the Umno-led coalition over the years:-

1959 – 52%
1964 – 59%

1985 – 65%
1990 – 54%

1999 – 56.5%
2004 – 64%


It is time that Malaysians demand for greater democracy and ask for elections at not just the TOWN level (Majlis Perbandaraan or Dewan Bandaraya), but also at the Kampung level (now appointed JKKK), the Taman levels (now appointed JKKT), etc…

Time to also consider whether we want to change our “first past the post” system for the “proportional representative system”..Time also to consider elections for members of the Senate — the present method of appointment /selection is BAD – and it may be better then to just abolish the Senate. There should be elections made by the people for Senators as well…So, now Malaysians must strive for the right to vote in their representatives at FIVE levels…
a) Kampung, Taman, etc
b) TOWN
c) STATE (we already have)
d) DEWAN RAKYAT (we already have)
e) DEWAN NEGARA /SENATE

10 responses »

  1. kfchan says:

    Unfortunately, though Barisan Rakyat denied them 2/3, I’m sure the proposal above will meet with objection on every round.

  2. kittykat46 says:

    Susan – “Or are we seeing some frogs jumping yet?”

    Heheheh..I’m keeping my fingers crossed. BN has a historical record of “buying” state majorities where the margin is small.

    I hope there aren’t any frogs in the newly minted YB from DAP/PAS/PKR.

    Still, its a new day for Malaysia. There is so much to be done to get this country back on track. It starts tomorrow morning

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  5. Philip Lau says:

    Hi Susan

    Regret very much you did not enter the Pollitical Arena. As I had written to you and Raja Petra you should consider to join force with Raja.

    Look your close Comrade Jeffrey Ooi won his MP seat with flying colours. If you have entered I am sure you will be just as good as you are btter known than Jeffrey Ooi I was told.

    Please do something for your country, as you are wasting your valuable and precious moment.

  6. jedyoong says:

    celebrate first……

  7. nmjg says:

    I used to read your site and I must say it is very interesting. I trust and respect Pak Lah, he is a gentleman, but I never have faith in Najib. Mahathir wants Najib, because Tun Razak saved him from ashes after he was sacked by Tunku. So he wants to repay the gratitute of Najib’s father, I guess. Pak Lah is never a racist, he is just a simple, kind hearted man, but Najib, his personality is far far away from Pak Lah, nobody can deny that. This defeat is not Pak Lah’s fault, he shouldered most of he shit left by Mahathir. If UMNO member wants to blame somebody, blame Mahathir (judiciary scandal, financial scandal etc), blame Najib(Atantuya case,racist remark etc), blame Rafidah(AP etc), blame Mat Taib (RM2.4 million, etc),but not Pak Lah. His people around him just take advantage of him, and he is too kind to reject them. Well, too bad.

  8. Huang Siew Hock says:

    People come and go; but the Party remains. The Party is like a hotel; the guest stays in for a night or two; and goes away. People jump in and jump out; giving all sorts of reasons. The hotel room is no good; the airconditioner is not working; the customer service is no good; the wash-room stinks, etc, etc. So, if he is picked as a candidate, then the story is the opposite.

    Then he says the hotel room is very nice; the airconditioner is working; the wash-room is clean.

    So what do you think about such a person? He is a lapdog; a running dog; a mad dog. Correct or not? he can play both sides, depending upon his selfish interests, not patriotic interest; not national interest: it is personal interest; it is selfish interest. What should you do? Run miles away from him. he can say the crow is white!

  9. Island Miss says:

    In answer to your question – Barisan Nasional only garnered 51.5% of the popular vote but has 63% of seats in Parliament.

    Here are the numbers: http://islandmiss.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/barisan-nasional-nearly-lost-the-popular-vote-only-515-voted-for-bn/

  10. Count Dilhorne says:

    It is rather preposterous for our federal government to suggest an act to prevent party members from hopping from one party to another. A particular individual joins his or her respective party because of the principles in which the party upholds. UMNO believes that the right of the bumis should be protected where else PKR believes in equal rights. There is such a vast difference between these two parties and if the politicians do that if shows how low their mentality is and definitely he is not a man of principles. Would the citizens put thier trust on someone without a righteous mind?Definitely not me. What are our politicians for? To be the voice of the people or for their own political gain? As naive as I may sound but that’s how the world is looking at us.

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