First by election in Sabah

Another by election will be held, this time it is in Sabah, which has been touted as the crucial battle ground for the fight to putrajaya, in the next General election.

Malaysia has never seen so many by elections in between 2 general elections. Maybe some higher unseen forces are at work. Maybe it is to test the strength of the 2 big coalitions. Whatever it is, this is the first in Sabah.

This is what was reported in MalaysianInsider this morning:

Batu Sapi MP Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah has died in a road accident in Kota Kinabalu today, triggering the country’s 13th by-election since Election 2008. He was 54.



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. klm
    Oct 09, 2010 @ 20:28:59

    I like to say that this is divine intervention to teach Malaysia a lesson. Malaysia must change its corrupted political system. Unless there is change, he will sent the great reaper to cut down one by one the elected representative.

    This is a sign.


  2. disgusted
    Oct 09, 2010 @ 22:35:50

    Yes, Kim.

    It is likely when Man discriminatory proposes, “Upstairs” sternly disposes.

    It is a long way to go, GE likely after next year’s Chinese New Year and all PMs have had a trend to call for mandate after one-and-a-half years.

    What I want to speculate, is could be one more bye bye election, making it a total of 14th. Between now and the next GE, long way off man!

    It’ll be nice if the next bye bye in Perak, a true test of the coup de’tat.


  3. AgreeToDisagree
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 05:02:14

    FURTHER DEMOCRATICISATION (A Study On Democracy and Prevention of Conflict of Interest Via Neutrality Strictures on the Pres/PM)

    Even further extrapolations from US democratic methods and separation of powers and prevention of conflict of interest would be that the President/PM MUST NOT belong to any political party or hold any committe post at least and be selected on a 1 vote per person basis.

    Why? So that the PM would not be beholden to POLITICAL PARTIES OR POLITICAL COALITIONS and that the vast powers of the Pres/PM would be used to protect the people than gain favour

    of any coaltion or cement any cliques in government. After 2 terms at most, this independent person at the head of state should depart, never to influence policy again. Another neutral individual unbeholden to anyone will be selected again. With such prohibitions, a Pres/PM has no political future to think about and will likely do his best to serve the people. This would be an even more superior form of democracy than what the USA practices now!


  4. disgusted
    Oct 10, 2010 @ 17:47:26

    BolehLand has its own “superior” form of choosing a supreme leader. Only one political party comprises more than 2500 chooses its chief which in turn rules the whole country. How democratic can you get?

    For half a century, majority in slumber didn’t complain.

    No responses from unseen forces from above. Maybe till now…


  5. chanjoe1
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 11:29:45

    It is indeed sad to see how Malaysia has come into especially with such rampant corruption and misuse of power and today we see the racialism issue becoming bigger through no intervention by the powers to be.
    How is it that those in power continue to keep a blind eye to such things when a layman knows such things happen but just do not have the proof and even when there are proof, the end result is always NFA.
    The way it is….there is no better way to end this present mandate and give a new mandate to others to rule and then we shall see if its better or worse.
    I see by-election as not the real yardstick to measure who is doing better now…just another process along the road….and soon it will be passed along.


  6. CYC
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 17:31:20

    What by-election will we have in Batu Sapi ? Will it become a “batu api” that ignite the hatred between Sabahans and West Malaysians as BN trying its best to make PR leaders irrelevant to Sabahans ? Sabahans are the best person to answer this question based on their political wisdom, not orang semenanjung.

    Perhaps Gelakan may find its relevance in this by-election as they are represented by some local frogs in the state assembly.


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