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
c) STATE (we already have)
d) DEWAN RAKYAT (we already have)
e) DEWAN NEGARA /SENATE