A few intriguing situations 1

It is now more than a week after the 505 General election.

A few intriguing situations  have arisen.

The first is of course will the Big Brother do a “Pah Lah” to our PM?

To his credits, PM have campaigned very hard, and he has been well received in many areas. If not for PM, whose rating has been higher than his party, BN would have lost even more.If we take UMNO alone, he actually did better than 308, winning 88 compared to 79 the last time. He also won back Kedah and Perak.

So any attempt to dislodge him, and I am sure there would be such attempts, would not be as easy as in 2008.

I hope he would not veer to the right for that would be  suicidal for UMNO, like what Saifuddin said.  If he veers to the right, by the next election, Big Brother would be voted out. This is because there would be more and more young people coming of age to vote, and more and more would have access to internet and social media.

On top of that,  the urbanisation of suburbs and suburban-isation of sub-suburbans would lead to more people to vote against bad governance, corruptions and extremism.

In other words, as the country progresses , there will be more and more centrist voters who want change, and unless change can be delivered to them, they are likely to vote for opposition.

He should hasten his transormation program, tackle corruption with more resolve, and perhaps appoint liberals like Khairy into his cabinet, to counter the influence of the old gurads led by the Old Horse.

If, instead,  he goes the path of the Old Horse, he would lose even more, and Malaysia can say bye bye to the smaller component parties, like  Gerakan, MCA and MIC, since these parties actually depend on the Big Brother to get votes for them.

So I hope Big Brother realises this. Otherwise, it will be booted out GE14.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. klm
    May 13, 2013 @ 11:10:33

    Ah Jib is no longer in control of the situation. One day he is a racist, on the next day he wants to be PM for all. He cannot even control the teeth bared and mouth frothing rabid dogs in his party. He will be driven by events and swept away by forces that he can no longer counter. Just look at it. This is week two and he has yet to announce any member of the new cabinet. This has never happen before.


  2. klm
    May 13, 2013 @ 11:23:21

    Dr. Hsu. What is your take on Koh Tsu Koon resigning as President of Gerakan. You know this man. Is he as honourable as this or is there another reason?


  3. Dr Hsu
    May 13, 2013 @ 11:32:34

    Since he is already out, I reserve public comment on him… 🙂

    Keng Yaik should bear some responsibility on the party too. By playing eunuch politics,and to nip off any potential challengers, he has prevented many good fellows with ideals from coming up in the party. But that is politics.. favouritism always come first for many Chiefs.


  4. Dr Hsu
    May 13, 2013 @ 12:25:04

    A very good analysis of how the Indians voted.


    here is the gist of the article, after a detail analysis of the streams in many constituencies:
    “Therefore this analysis estimates that the Indian support in urban areas for Pakatan to be between 70-80 percent and in rural areas to be between 60-70 percent. MIC’s far and few victories were due to either Malay Felda settler’s or Orang Asli’s strong backing for the BN – the last remaining bastion of BN support.

    The BN, and MIC in particular, had again failed to muster the Indian electorate’s support, faring even worse than in 2008. Their earlier false belief that the Indian support had returned to the BN after witnessing a reduction in open agitation by the community, was clearly dispelled based on the GE13 results. The Indian electorate had come out in force and voted for Pakatan, matching approximately that of 2008 elections.”


  5. Simple Sense
    May 13, 2013 @ 23:27:10

    1. PM is just reacting to situations, from one to the other, goyang-goyang. This is a good adaptive to gain popularity before GE, will be a bad style post GE. Time will soon tells.
    2. Have not seen a snake become vegetarian ! Racial card is the what make the Big Brother strong, so it is not going to abandon this recipe for so called sucess. This theme will continue into GE14 and I hope there will be rakyat sanction against this in GE14.
    3.GE13 has interesting changed BN into a one race party bearing many logos! Even with simple majority win, it looks more being marginalized. And all the desperate angers detest to this shift. Good governance in this position even become a more remote possibilities.
    4. Pakatan better start working the ground for GE14 starting now, it has practically three years to even the playing fields with the disadvantage of being gerrymandered ! Yes, more young voters will be favorable to Pakatan provide they deliver what they promise and not end with with internal squabbles like what is happening with the MB issue in Selangor.
    5. Malaysia economy and national debts will be become the key factor. When people face hardship, prolonged hardship to make a decent living, nothing can compensate that in terms of choosing their government! History has many chapters written on this.
    God bless Malaysia!


  6. Simple Sense
    May 13, 2013 @ 23:33:53

    By the way, I have never see Khairy as a liberal! He is also adapting to survive in his party and waiting for the opportunity to make his move.


  7. klm
    May 14, 2013 @ 11:50:04

    There is talk of Najib making the Shark of PKFZ aka Tiong King Sing as a minister. If this is so, where is his will to fight corruption.?


  8. Dr Hsu
    May 15, 2013 @ 09:37:43

    Tiong’s appointment will hasten the demise of the regime.


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