Parliament dissolved

Parliament has just been dissolved, according to the latest news from Malaysiakini.

On the 5th of this month, I have ventured, in a post titled : Election 1st March, a guess that Parliament would be dissolved today. I am glad that my guess has turned out to be right after all.

I have also mentioned that nominations would be on 21st of February and election 1st March.

So far, we have not been informed when the election will be, but it would definitely be around early MArch.

**Latest news rumours: Nomination 22nd March February 2008, and General Election 2nd March 2008.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. A true Malaysian
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 14:38:30

    An article about Malaysia general election has enlighten me. The article mentioned that so far, governments elected since independence did not serve full term of 5 years, ie 3 years of works and 1 year of election campaign (that means no substance work done for the country). The practice really means a waste of money when we think of this. Maybe those elected in the coming GE could look into this area.

    Well, if nomination and election dates fixed on 22 Feb 2008 (you wrote there 22 March 2008) and 2 March 2008 are true, then this coming GE is not fair since it deny DSAI chance to contest. DSAI should rightfully given the chance to contest and let people make their own decision whether want to let him serve this country or not.


  2. Allen Tan
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 15:17:56

    Why was PM Abdullah Badawi so “Kiasu” (scared of losing) ah? The Chinese are still in the mood of the lunar new year. He was definitely insensitive to the non-muslims, just like the UMNO AGM held during Deepavali. Now celebration by official of BN for CNY won’t be genuine. They come with motives. Therefore Indians and Chinese must take such insensitive spirit into account when you cast your votes.

    Why PM chose to eliminate Anwar Ibrahim? There was speculation that once election is held after April, Anwar is eligible to stand election, and he would contest for Pekan MP challenging DPM Najib. If Anwar exposes some scandals, BN would lose the whole election.

    Anyway, Anwar would be able to become an MP during the by-election. Mind you, Abdullah needs this man very much.


  3. stanley koh
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 22:32:34

    Dr Hsu,

    How’re you? Wishing you a healthy and wise in the year of the rat. Also taking this opportunity to inform you that an interview article, “Can MCA pull in the votes,” is posted in Malaysiakini now.

    Cheers Stanley Koh


  4. VJ
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 22:49:57

    it may be a day dream to deny 2/3 majority of BN . They have money (to attract ppl via goodies) and they control media . Evidently rural votes will go to them .
    At least it’s wise for urban folks to think wisely to vote for opposition . Come on , there has to a speed braker to their ignorance and arrogance !


  5. Sharing
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 23:53:46

    Should election be encouraged when EC is far from Fair in
    a) complete electoral roll not provided for phantom checking
    b) some 4 million are still not registered
    c) Postal Votes still continue
    e) Many Candidates are still to be listed and have sufficient time and media to expose to the voters?

    Or should maintain the original spirit of Bersih
    “No election until full Electoral Reform”


  6. trashed
    Feb 14, 2008 @ 09:05:28

    Whether or not the date has any correlation to Anwar Ibrahim should be moot. The dates are about to be set so we should focus on electing the representatives who put the country and people first, regardless of whether incumbent party or opposition.

    If your MP hasn’t been doing a good job in the consituency or speaking up in Parliament against obvious mismanagement or misappropriation of the rakyat’s money, then they should be sacked.

    If they are disrespectful of the diverse nature and sensitivities of the country’s peoples, they should not be elected.

    I would pick a person who can represent most of my wishes. No one is perfect, of course, but one must choose wisely.


  7. A true Malaysian
    Feb 14, 2008 @ 11:22:09

    Malaysiakini has facilitated a short cut box ‘UNDIINFO’ on the left hand side of its website

    All of us should use it, by keying in NRIC number to check details of your respective voting stations / areas.

    This is good since we can check whether our names are not misused.


  8. jeff
    Feb 15, 2008 @ 12:43:53

    Chinese new year or not, does not matter to me as a voter, what is important is the election is fair and honest candidate is fielded, for opposition, they just want to play on all these anti-Chinese NY sentiment, why is such a big deal , this is MALAYSIA not CHINA


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