August 18, 2012 5 Comments
February 9, 2009 6 Comments
It was a Monday full of “twists and turns”in Malaysia. I remembered Boomtown Rats song in July 1979 when I was in England doing my ‘A’ levels” I Don’t Like Mondays” was a UK number one single .When we went back to school after the summer holidays the tune will be sung or whistled at the schools corridors especially on Mondays.
Today the 9th of February 2009 “CHAP GOH MEI“ for the Chinese community turn up to be a day full of surprises. Firstly news filtered from Malaysiakini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/97917 that the PAS MP for Bukit Gantang ,Perak has passed away due to a heart attack.
A call was made to PKR Sarawak legal advisor See Chee How who was indeed saddened by the passing of the PAS MP. Anyway he said this was a referendum for both Pakatan and BN. He echoed the same as per an internet portal,”Having a by-election so soon after the dramatic events of the past few days will be a referendum, of some sort, of how public feels about the continuing political drama and impasse.
Meanwhile SUPP/BN MP for Serian Datuk Richard Riot while talking to audie61 said he was indeed saddened with the news of the death of MP Roslan. On the imminent by elections he said just after PP,KT we are now again facing another Parliamentary elections which is too soon.What to do as the seats have to be filled. But MP Richard said his thoughts and prayers are with the family of the late MP through their testing times.
V.Arumugum must have hated today as he had to make the decision of sending his resignation letter to Sultan Kedah Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah. This latest Malaysiakini report in full which can be seen by clicking http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/97930 today MB Kedah Azizan announced that exco member V Arumugam has stepped down as the state assemblyperson for Bukit Selambau, necessitating in a by-election in next 60 days.
I dont like Mondays especially this 15th day of Chinese New Year also sees the following,”1000 people gathering in Ipoh City Hall field declaring their support for the Malay rulers. There was also calls by GPMS Vice President saying “Elements like Karpal Singh who do not respect the sultans should disappear from the face of the earth.”The crowd also held banners, one of which read ‘Nizar penderhaka Melayu Zaman moden’
Besides the above,Mukhriz, who is also the Member of Parliament for Jerlun, said Pas should consider this alternative as the combined seats of the BN, PAS and Independents in the Perak legislature would enable a strong government to be formed in the state.“If the Malays are united, all Malaysians stand to benefit.
Also there was an emergency meeting on this eventful Monday when Perak DAP said it will campaign for Black Tuesday by getting the public to wear black apart from distributing black armbands to mourn “the death of democracy” in the state. It will also organise gatherings after office hours to protest the government switch.
So can you call this CHAP GOH MEI Monday a rather sad,interesting, eventful and extraordinary Monday or would you say,”I DON’T LIKE MONDAYS“. BN and Pakatan has their hands full now with by elections in Kedah and Perak scheduled in the next 60 days. Have we forgotten Pensiangan,Sabah ?
January 18, 2009 7 Comments
I was having a reunion class of 78 dinner with my ex classmates about 60 of us who made it with our former Principle Brother Columba of the Mill Hill Brothers fraternity and the results kept coming in from KT was very conflicting with one minute BN leading the next PAS overtaking with about 1500 votes.
Malaysiakini at 9.55pm http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/96645 had this ,” At a press conference tonight, Prime Minister-in-waiting Najib said that the defeat in Kuala Terengganu should not be interpreted as the voters having spurned Barisan Nasional. On the other hand, another internet portal carried,” In a major boost for the Pakatan Rakyat, Pas won the Kuala Terengganu by-election tonight in convincing fashion, with its candidate Abdul Wahid Endut taking the parliamentary seat by a 2,631-vote majority over his closest rival, Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh.
“Perhaps it is because I have known the voters for so long,” said Wahid after his victory was announced. “I believe many of the Chinese voted for me.”
KT is over, done, dusted and the people have made their own choice and BN had another right upper hook at its chin. Do you honestly think the BN leadership will rest on its laurels? Are they willing to take another gamble? Will Pensiangan be the next battleground for BN?
Najib needs to act fast if he needs to stem out the peoples waver thin support now. Sabah and Sarawak are the bastions of BN support and to gauge that the BN leadership and admistration still commands the majority they need to make sure the by election is called. It will be disastrous for BN I say if the courts decides to favour Tan Sri Kurup and overtune whatever the expected decision. BN needs to show that they are not afraid of the 3rd by election in so many months.
BN has losts Permatang Pauh and KT and do you honestly think that Persiangan will also fall? I told a friend from Sabah” This remains a million dollar question and now it will be up to Sabah to show us the MOOD OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY. BN and Pakatan will be itching to taste the waters across the SOUTH CHINA SEA.
Tonight PAS (Pakatan) celebrates and UMNO (BN) will lick its wounds and carry on and see how much further the whole country will go. It remains to be seen whether Sabah and Sarawak will fall like the DOMINOES. I still have my reservations as I told my ex classmates of 78.
August 27, 2008 4 Comments
Tony Thien has his report in Malaysiakini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88704 in which Sabah Progressive Party (Sapp) has hailed the landslide victory of PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim in the by elections of Permatang Pauh where Anwar secured a majority of 15671.
Bugi Wijaya has this statement from the Land Below the Wind. We say the knives are sharpened and BN will take the necessary actions soon. What do you thinK..?
1. The land slide victory of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim augurs well for non-racial politics in Malaysia. The rejection of racial politics shown in the March general elections has been repeated resoundingly by the voters of Permatang Pauh of whom 69% are Malays.
2. But the BN leadership, especially UMNO, never learn. Instead of strengthening national unity among the people, UMNO tried desperately to whip up racial emotions on the NEP issue by mob demonstrations in Penang immediately after the elections. The orchestrating of the student demonstrations at UiTM by UMNO this month, the inflammatory speeches of their MPs in Parliament and racial instigation against SAPP MPs over the no confidence motion in June all prove that the BN and UMNO are still trapped in the old mind set of racial compartmentalization of Malaysian politics.
3. In fact, after the March general elections, both the PM and DPM had declared that the BN would conduct independent studies on the losses suffered by the BN and why people were rejecting BN. Several high level BN committees were even formed to ¡§re-brand BN¡¨.
4. But instead of changing for the better with people-friendly policies, the BN government played around with fuel prices at the whims and fancies of the Prime Minister inflicting suffering on the ordinary people. High level corruption continues unabated. And according to news reports quoting senior UMNO leaders, this year¡¦s UMNO party divisional and branch elections are the dirtiest and most corrupted by money politics ever in the history of UMNO.
5. When SAPP first declared no confidence in the PM, almost all the BN component parties chose to condemn SAPP instead of solving the issues affecting the people raised by SAPP. SAPP reminds the BN component parties to join the SAPP’s move of no confidence in the PM so as to effect change for the better in the country. SAPP now calls on the people in Malaysia, especially in Sabah and Sarawak, to be ready for change.
Issued by SAPP HQ
August 27, 2008 4 Comments
Malaysiakini has this report by correspondent Beh Li Yi headlined : Win a ‘defining moment for nation” which can be read in full http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88645 Anwar’s statement,” “I thank the voters and consider this as a very defining moment in our history. This is in pursuant to the clamour and demand for change that you have seen during the March 8 general election,”
In football that March 8 date was the first quarter of the match and PKR was leading 1-0.The agenda and tactics were “New Dawn for Malaysia” Yesterday the 26th of August voters of Permatang pauh has given it 2-0 at halftime. “Giant Leap for Malaysia” Strange but i do like to play with numbers and what does 15671 signify( 1+5+6+7+1 = 20) that makes 2+0 = 20 Also means 2-0 to Anwar. BN after the last GE did some post mortem but to me its not enough.
I wrote early this morning on Politcal.”Wave,Tsunami,After Shocks-Sarawak Next which can be read by clicking here http://audie61.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/politicalwavetsunamiafter-shocksarawak-next-malaysiakini/ I stressed the importance of facing the Realities of “Peoples Power” Simple half time talk by Anwar is to go for the kill. 2-0 according to a former Sarawak football coach Alan Vest is the most dangerous scoreline.
At breakfast I shared my thoughts with a YB and a PBB youth exco and they do agree. How does Sarawak do it..? Back to the drawing boards and the CM is the football coach and he needs his players to pull together. Afterall with 26 years experience he also knows that 45 minutes in the game there is another 45 to go with extra minutes added in for injuries or time added on.
Anwar of course will remain tight lipped but his next goal will be to score a 3-0. That means if you think about it he needs 30 MPs to crossover. September 16th will be just the 60 minutes mark and Anwar will not stop just there in his pursuit to be the PM and re shape the government. For now he is due to take his oath on the 28th and his statement,” “I will take the oath, discuss and meet with the Pakatan leaders first and then announce (the next step),” He does need to get some much needed sleep and I do understand after this “mother of all battles” where he face the might of the BN machinery and yet came up truimphant.
To me is simple.What next BN? Don’t tell me we are not under attack or under siege. In football terms we are under attack from all flanks. How do we stop this? There are so many political analyst,political science graduates,master tacticians and most of them were in BN before. How come they suddenly turn against BN? A true football supporter never changes his colours example MU born Manchester United will not support suddenly a London team say Chelsea or Tottenham. A football supporter is a living example of “LOYALTY TO THE TEAM THROUGH RAINY DAYS OR SUNSHINE” I can talk on this subject as I followed the Leeds Service crew boys in the 80s and they travel the length and breadth of the country. Their allegience Leeds United football team. They shout themselves hoarse,they pay their own fares,expenses and why for the “Love and Heart” in support of the team.
BN needs to reengineer,reinvent,redo and if not by the next GE they will be REPLACED. I am talking from the heart. Afterall our forefathers fought with their heart and soul for a cause and why can’t we RELIVE their dreams. There are many political analysis on this subject and it takes ”True sincerity to go back to our roots” Every political party knows where their roots lie and of course after many battles there is a time where we call “Time and take Stock” Imagine your football team is under attack from the wings put three instead of just one person to mark that dangerous move. Tactics in politics are no different from a football match where they are also strategies,manouverings,defensive,attacks and listening to the sideline COACHES. Pakatan has done well but all is not well too. The captain must know how to rally his troops to go for 3-0,or 4-0 or 5-0.
We do wish Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters a well done and a pat on your backs but remember BN will not just sit down and take it lightly. The people have spoken but as in any football match its all over after the referee blows the whistle. The “mother of all battles” has just been completed but the war still rages on. Democracy has lived on and its anybodys guess in the immediate future what more is there in MALAYSIABOLEHLAND…Its only “HT halftime”..
August 26, 2008 9 Comments
This Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88579 headlines”Anwar Gets Bigger Majority” and Anwar is the new Parliamentarian P44 from Permatang Pauh.
I would not be surprised Anwar goes to the bathroom first, closed the door and shout,”I’M BACK..!!” . First of all I would like to congratulate him for winning this by-election. Anwar got 31,195 votes, Arif Shah, 15,524, Hanafi, 92. Anwar won with a majority of 15,671. Anyway, Anwar has won more than what his wife got of 13398 votes.
It was a tough fight for all concerned and a winner has emerged and declared. There will be many political analysis and of course post mortem but for now the Winner and Losers of this byelection will TRY to have a good nights sleep and recoup.The many party members involved will have earned their well deserved rests. Thanks for a Memorable Permatang pauh by election.
August 26, 2008 6 Comments
**** UNofficial Updates 9.15pm***** Congratulations to the winner of this by election MP Datuk Sri Anwar Ibrahim 31579 against 16045 majority of 15534
**** Latest Updates 830 pm*****
Anwar Ibrahim is the winner, obtaining a majority of 16,210 votes. He garnered 26,646 votes while Arif Shah Arif Omar got 10,436. His wife, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, won the seat with a 13,400 majority in the March 8 general election.
**** Latest Updates 815 pm*****Official results are in for 15 polling stations.
PKR – 22,659
BN – 10,999
Results of another 13 polling stations being awaited so that the unofficially acknowledged Anwar victory may be formally announced.
Box 1 : anwar 170 / Arif 115
Box 2 : Anwar 267 /Arif 183
Box 3 : anwar 310 / Arif 136
Box 4 : Anwar 282 / Arif 126
2) Guah Perahu
Box 1 : anwar 136 / Arif 161
Box 2 : Anwar 232 / Arif 236
Box 3 ; Anwar 284 / Arif 176
Box 4 : Anwar 258 / Arif 153
3) Kuala Mengkuang
Box 1 : Anwar 136 / Arif 157
Box 2 : anwar 268 / Arif 274
Box 3 : Anwar 285 / Arif 233
Box 4 : Anwar 291 / Arif 192
Box 5 : Anwar 227 / Arif 206
1) Taman Tun Hussein Onn
Box 1 : Anwar 159 / Arif 100
Box 2 : Anwar 320 / Arif 156
Box 3 : Anwar 334 / Arif 131
Box 4 : Anwar 329 / Arif 106
2) Seberang Jaya
Box 1 : Anwar 158 / Arif 97
Box 2 : Anwar 258 / Arif 7
Box 3 : Anwar 335 / Arif 201
Box 4 : Anwar 369 / Arif 141
Box 5 : Anwar 356 / Arif 161
3) JDM 6
Box 1 : Anwar 178 / Arif 78
Box 2 : Anwar 192 / Arif 80
Box 3 : Anwar 179 / Arif 95
4 ) Kg Cross Station 2
Box 1 : Anwar 179 / Arif 29
Box 2 : Anwar 411 / Arif 49
Box 3 : Anwar 441 / Arif 34
Box 4 : anwar 381 / Arif 66
Box 1 : anwar 358 / Arif 203
Box 2 : anwar 411/ Arif 104
Box 3 : Anwar 369 / Arif 141
Box 4 : Anwar 356 / Arif 156
6) Jalan Tuna
Box 1 : Anwar 163 / Arif 95
Box 2 : Anwar 342 / Arif 193
Box 3 : Anwar 344 / Arif 116
Box 4 : anwar 325 / Arif 145
7) Permatang Puah
Box 1 : Anwar 314 / Arif 95
Box 2 : anwar 337 / Arif 60
If the voters sentiments and turn out are to gauge this by elections Anwar is on the way to Parliament as MP from P44 Permatang Pauh. Malaysiakini covered his statement http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88609 Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR said today its exit polls indicate he has won 61 percent of the votes in a by-election expected to return him to parliament.
We earlier reported 7+7+7 which are the ages of Anwar Ibrahim (61) Arif Shah( 52) and Hanafi Hamat (61) and its ironic now we know its Permatang Pauh to Parliament or also (P) Putrajaya. We will certainly see further improving of standards in the Parliament as the check and balancing act will be fulfilled. Abdullah as Prime Minister and Anwar as opposition leader. I can’t wait for it and would be trying to make my way to Parliament too. What about you my friends…? Now MALAYSIABOLEHLAND script moves to Parliament house. “THE END OF THIS MOVIE SHOULD BE SEPTEMBER 16th 2008“
August 26, 2008 6 Comments
From audie61 and the crew we wish everyone a very ”Happy 51st Merdeka 2008″ Thanks for all your support for the past 4 months.
***Latest .9.00.pm*** The MP for P44 Permatang Pauh is ( Datuk Sri anwar Ibrahim ) Congratulations!!!
Latest 5.15pm***( All eyes and ears will be focus at the Tengku Bainun Counting Centre.)
***Latest 5.00pm***( Polling closed. last sms from PBB,PRS and PKR member ,” Thank you to all Permatang Pauh voters.” The MP for P44 is ..Datuk Sri Anwar ibrahim..? drums roll please.hehehe. we have blogged for about 6 hours. thanks for following us..
***Latest 4.50pm***( 10minutes to go and the latest its going to to reach 70% voter turnout. PRS,SPDP Keadilan,DAP,UMNO and SAPP members thank you for your sms. To fellow journalists,bloggers and local reporters also appreciate your assistance. Appreciate it and today democracy has won. Results will be known by 8pm. Will try to keep u all update.
***Latest 4.30pm***( Seems its a foregone conclusion that Anwar will win this by elections if the BN supporters and campaigners body language is an indication says a fellow blogger from Penang.)
***Latest 4.05pm***( Final hour and final coundown. Voters making last minute dash to centres to vote)
***Latest 3.50pm***( Reports from the ground BN workers have abandoned their polling booths as early as 3.15pm. It seems that if there is a 73% turnout by 5pm the majority garnered by Anwar will be more than Dr.Azizah of 13398)
***Latest 3.30pm***( Seems that UMNO Putra and Puteri who were so vocal this morning at Seberang Jaya has lost their “Voices” Must have been told by the operations room that all is not good. Sms from Penang)
***Latest 3.20pm***( Voter turnout already reach 65%.)
***Latest 3.00pm***( Just as expected 14500 odds offered now. Not over yet till the “Fat lady” sings-sms from PBB boy from Seberang Jaya)
***Latest 2.55pm***( sms from Penang: I am pillion on motorbike doing my rounds with party member from Penang. PKR operations room said countdown 2 hours)
***Latest 2.45pm***( The illegal bookies are expecting more bets for above 14000 votes now. Sentiments of the people and the RUNNERS on the ground have informed the syndicates that ”people power” is overwhelming.
***Latest 2.40pm***( All polling stations are properly Policed. Police statement said that Parties should inform their members there should not be over exuberance in celebrations and this might cause provocation.
***Latest 2.30pm***( DSAI too popular says reporters on the move.Its the peoples power and most of them had mark the X.
***Latest 2.00pm***( PKR and UMNO members have been told to go for Final Push as the rain has stopped)
***Latest 1.45pm***( Local journalists assessment it can be a landslide victory for Anwar.depends on the voter turnout)
***Latest 1.35pm***( Sms from SPDP- “Heavy downpour.Traffic Jam.” Party members Singing songs.cooler now”
***Latest 1.25pm***( About 56 % of voters have cast their ballots polling centres count)
***Latest 1.15pm***( illegal betting giving odds now at 13000 just received a call. PKR Balai Ringgin member called me to say raining heavily now. )
***Latest 1.10pm***( Baginda from PRS sent me sms,Hujan lah boss tadi PANAS..DPM sudah datang.)
***Latest 12.55 pm***( Sms from BN PBB very busy now bro. There are coming in droves now. Must be tadi too HOT.” Later k.”
***Latest 12.35 pm***( PKR Member in Seberang Jaya sms me.”Midday ghost is coming out in Seberang Jaya area. Howver Hindraf has deployed 50 members in each polling station to stop this.
***Latest 12.25 pm***( After the heat it’s raining now in Permatang Pauh. Hehe at least I did report earlier. Lunch time crowd better as the convoys of voters are being transported to the polling stations. BN and pakatan boys in real action now. Singing starts!!
***Latest 12.05 pm***( DAP member from Sarawak and SPDP member who was at SK Sri Penanti. A lot of shouting and one PKR member was caught throwing object. This is not a football ground and politicians are not “hooligans” Singing,shouting can but both of them condone VIOLENCE. Its always some mindless thugs. But the funny thing was it take at least 8 policeman to catch him. Wow!
***Latest 11.55 am***( Sabah SAPP cadres on ground level says safe to come out for voting. Security is FULL FORCE. No need to Worry!! Come out and vote as turnout low..
***Latest 11.50 am***( Stampin PKR divisional member and PRS member in Seberang Jaya,”It’s really HOT, underwear also WET.” Mana ada hujan yang di laporkan? “No untoward incident has been reported. Shouting Match only. 42% turnout so far latest count from centres in P44)
***Latest 11.15 am***( PKR Sarawak Senior Member ground report very favourable to Anwar. BN PBB tough,tough tough but we will manage)
The 58459 voters in Permatang Pauh will perform their democratic duties today and the results will be known by 10pm hopefully. We have covered this byelections giving analysis,ground reports from both Pakatan and BN and working together with various journalists from the internet portals like Malaysiakini ,Malaysian Innsider to the mainstream papers.
Malaysiakini report http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88545 on the eve PKR holds huge final rally. That was last night. At 10.35am (26th August) we receive sms from both camps at Seberang Jaya that ,”Hang cheng ada better sikit.” Turnout is very good and is very hot.” It’s sunny until now.” Wow..!! democracy at work,brilliant.” Really colourful.” How I wished I was there but due to my “cough and influenza“ I did not want to spread this rather “Contagious FLU.” -( I WAS STOPPED FROM GOING sob! sob! sob!)
When its all over and the final results are known, its time to take stock.Malaysian Politics will not be the same after today.There might be different approaches in our politics and hopefully a better landscape will emerge for the betterment of the country.We look forward to the 51st Merdeka day on 31st August 2008. Happy polling day…………and good luck to the new Member of Parliament from P44 Permatang Pauh..over and out.. Thank you!
August 25, 2008 6 Comments
Not to be left out our correspondent from the “Land below the wind” Bugi Wijaya says that with the stakes so high for both Pakatan and BN its anything goes for this Permatang Pauh by elections. Just take this report from Malaysiakini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88462 headlined “Money and Groceries for votes” it was reported MCA’s Ng Yen Yen today handed out RM200 each to 156 elderly people, and then reminded them to remember to vote for BN. Wouldn’t be surprised if we hear next Pakatan government giving “ANG POWS”. tsk tsk tsk Anything goes right..since stakes are so HIGH..?
Bugi said that he has learned that while SAPP has sent another three party cadres on 24 August 2008 to do further research, there is no news of UPKO. Its youth chief Donald Mojuntin is believe to be attending a few party branches AGM around Sabah. He is expected to be challenge by his deputy for the youth chief post at the coming party AGM. Hmmm.. Why so quiet from the UPKO boys we asked..?
With the campaigning period coming nearer to the end (midnight 25 August 2008), the crowd attending ceramahs at both BN and Pakatan are at almost equal strength. Whether these will really transform into votes only the registered voters can tell and for everyone else to know on the night of 26 August 2008. We are having the post syndrome feelings of the end of the “OLYMPICS” and Permatang Pauh will feel it when all the journalists and election workers start leaving on the 27th a day after the elections. Its all up to you now…OVER AND OUT…..