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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Political Aftershocks of the 12th Malaysian General Elections.

By now, I am sure that you are still trying to recover from the after effects of the recently concluded 12th Malaysian General Elections and the way Malaysian citizen voters in 5 northern states of the Malaysian peninsular erupted into supporting the DAP-PKR-PAS Coalition which for now we will hail as the 'Barisan Rakyat' or 'People's Front'!

The political aftershocks are still reverberating in the shellshocked BN leaders hearts and befuddled minds, disbelieving that Malaysians have just whacked them out from political power in the States of Pulau Pinang & Seberang Perai, Kedah Darul Aman, Kelantan Darul Naim, Perak Darul Ridzuan and the motherlode of it all, Selangor Darul Ehsan?

Instead of the humongous BN getting to grab Kelantan Darul Naim and pulling the much coveted state in the East Coast of the Malaysian Peninsular from under the rule of PAS, the Islamic Party of Malaysia which has been ruling Kelantan for the last 18 years, the ruling BN Coalition were sideswiped and thrown out from those 4 other states over which they have been lording it over since this country came into being on August 31st, 1957 after getting Independence from Britain.

Talk about an eruption of political awakening of the Malaysian people after being throttled by the BN regime for the last 50 years?

The average Malaysian citizen regardless of his or her ethnicity and religious beliefs have not had the luxury of free speech and fair comment since the BN took power upon the formation of Malaysia on September 16th, 1963.

Malaysia used to be known as Malaya back then in 1957 and only came into being after Sabah and Sarawak joined the fledgling young nation together with Singapore on the stated date!

Malaysia promised its citizens and people a fair nation, worthy for all to live in peace and prosperity.

Such a notion was truly commendable and the multi ethnic, multi faithed and multi cultural melting pot of South East Asians consisting of Malays, Natives, Chinese, Indians and the indigenous tribes of Sabah and Sarawak strived their best to forge a united country despite the obvious differences in privileges accorded to the ruling Malays of the various Malay Sultanates of the Malaysian Peninsular.

Dissatisfied social and political activists will forever be pointing out to the special privileges accorded to the Malays and that which is enshrined in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia itself as being a gnawing subject of contention amongst those who advocate an equal and fair society of Malaysians regardless of one's ethnic origin or faith?

In political forums online, this unending subject that has been discussed and debated at will by those who are calling for a Malaysian Malaysia still remains as the proverbial fish bone stuck in one's throat?

It's like a perpetual stalemate where neither of the Malay nationalists of UMNO or Malaysian Malaysia advocates from parties such as the DAP are willing to budge and accommodate each other as far as the 'Ketuanan Melayu' or 'Malay Overlordship' is concerned?

In between this clash of the political titans are the unfortunate Malaysian Indians who are caught between the 'devil' and the 'deep blue sea'.

To make matters worse, right up to the recent 12th Malaysian General Elections which was held on the 8th of March, 2008 , the Malaysian Indians had been suffering from undeclared but true marginalization of their community from the mainstream of national development and progress by the still ruling coalition BN Government of Malaysia!

Thanks to the swing of the voters of Sg.Siput, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysian Indians all over the nation are now celebrating the removal of their arch nemesis in the person of the most recalcitrant and arrogant despot ever to lord it over them, the most hated MIC President and Minister of Works, Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu!

'Good riddance!' say all Malaysians of Indian origin save for his legions of dedicated apple polishers and lapdogs who have yet to realize that they are finally free and released from virtual political bondage by this vile mannered arrogant excuse for a political leader?

Someone better go and slap those chaps in the MIC awake and make them understand that their life sentence of being forced to grovel at Samy Vellu's stinking feet has been commuted and is finally over?

Your miserable state of political stagnation is now considered a thing of the torturous past and the MIC's Gates of Hell under Samy Vellu's reign of terror are now flung wide open with his final defeat in the 12th Malaysian GE!

'Thank God for that!' sigh all Malaysian Indians collectively save for those who are sadly still stuck to his big fat butt as Samy Vellu's ever present schools of human remora.

Moving on to the BN Coalition party who are still licking their wounds from the elections battle scars and collecting their 'politically dead' where among the head counts of their coalition party top leaders are :
  • Tan Sri Dr.Koh Tsu Koon, (now former) Penang Chief Minister and Gerakan Acting President ,
  • Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu, MIC President and (uncertain now) Works Minister ( just love listing him again )
  • Datuk M Kayveas, Deputy Minister & President of the PPP @ People's Progressive Party,
  • Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin, UMNO Minister of (Mis) Information,
  • Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, UMNO Minister for Women, Family and Community Development and Deputy Wanita UMNO Chief
  • Datuk Seri Aziz Shamsuddin, UMNO Minister for Rural and Federal Territories Development,
  • Datuk Dr. Awang Adek Hussin, UMNO Deputy Finance Minister
  • Datuk G.Palanivel, MIC Deputy President
  • Datin Paduka P.Komala Devi, MIC Wanita Chief
  • Datuk S. Sothinathan from the MIC,
  • Datuk Seri Chia Kwang Chye, GERAKAN Deputy Minister,
  • Datuk Tan Chai Ho, MCA Deputy Minister,
  • etc.
The BN Coalition has won the 12th Malaysian General Elections with just a very simple majority which is 50.28% and the DAP-PKR-PAS @ People's Front secured 49.71% of the total votes cast!

Spoilt votes accounted were 2.16% and the pesky Independents stole 1.03% of the votes.

I call the Independents pesky because what good can they do for the constituents by getting elected and warming the political seats of representation of the voters if all that they can do is just to be useless observers and noise makers there in Parliament or at the State Assemblies?

Come to think of it, if the votes that had gone to the Independents had been cast for the DAP-PKR-PAS Coalition, Malaysia would have a new Federal Government by now?

Even if the percentage would be not that different but still the Barisan Rakyat would have succeeded in trouncing the BN easily!

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad has called for the resignation of his successor, Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi, the incumbent Malaysian Prime Minister, who is the root cause of the BN's fall from favor in all those 5 states of the Malaysian Peninsular!

Yet as we all know such an honorable act of accepting blame and stepping down from the premiership is furthest from the mind of the befuddled one who keeps spewing out 'I am the Prime Minister !' at any given time disregarding the insults and curses thrown at him by Malaysians?

This is the BN's Chairman who chooses to still remain in power without a jot of shame or iota of remorse despite the very obvious results of the 12th Malaysian GE which shows high levels of the Malaysian voter's hatred against his BN regime?

Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir
, who has just won the Jerlun Parliamentary seat and a son of the former Malaysian Prime Minister as usual is thrust unwillingly into the political spotlight where the new MP is forced to echo his father's call for Abdullah Badawi to 'do the right thing?'

I mean, let's give the fella a break people!

He is just a novice in the Malaysian political scene and ought to be left alone to slowly build up his own personal base in the hallways of the Malaysian political arena.

Being Mahathir's son is already a major psychological and emotional weight on the newbie and he has gone through the gauntlet of political fire in the UMNO Youth Wing recently.

Cornering the fellow into a tight spot and goading him to commit political suicide by asking the already embittered Imam of Islam Hadhari to resign, would be akin to sending him to the gallows?

Blogger Susan Loone however has an interesting breaking news about the validity of Mukhriz's election win here?

The truth however is still being debated there in her comments space by Malaysians and a link to the results are posted here as far as the matter is concerned?

This hot of the keyboard newsfeed is sure raising temperatures in the Malaysian Blogosphere! :P

Whatever it is, I await the outcome of the still to be decided swearing in of the new state governments of Perak Darul Ridzuan and Selangor Darul Ehsan which is due to the finalizing procedures of both Malay States whose Regent and Sultan respectively have to adhere to their Protocols of Appointing the 'Menteri Besar's @ Chief Ministers according to the Rulers satisfaction that the other coalition political parties fully support the nomination of the selected MB candidates?

I just hope that both their Highnesses, the Regent of Perak Darul Ridzuan and His Majesty the Sultan of Selangor Darul Ehsan, who are subject to the allocations of being just 'Constitutional Monarchs' under the Federal Constitution of the Kingdom of Malaysia, aren't thinking of playing politics?

That would be really unleashing another form of political earthquake that might just rend this country under?

We wouldn't want to have to live through that, would we?

Na'uzubillahi min zalik! May Allah forbid!



kbguy said...

Before browsing thru' blogs, I never dare to make any comment about the present government (BN), even in cofee shops, we would say it decretely or on very soft mode.Thru blogs, everyone is so open (mostly) talking about politics as if it is a free speech.
Someone (who don't use net) told me not to voice too much as it can lead us to a lock-up. Is it true ?

MAHAGURU58 said...

Well kbguy,

No one can stop us from talking about politics or criticize the current government or any politician for the matter because as rightful citizens of a democratic country, we have our rights to state our stand points and can take to task the persons who are in public office.

You can criticize anyone who is in public office and he or she is obliged to satisfy you with a proper reply IF you go about it in a manner that is proper?

We are held liable for whatever we say, state or share and can face legal actions by the offended party IF WHAT WE SAID OR ACCUSED THEM OF IS A LIE, A FABRICATION AND UNTRUE!

Thus, to answer your question, it depends whether you were raising a valid cause complete with proofs and evidence to back up your statement or accusation/s?

If you are justified in demanding an explanation from the public officer concerned b it even the PM for the matter, you as a citizen will have locus standi in taking action against the offending party.

So, it is up to the individual citizen if he or she feels strong enough to pursue or follow up with the matter or case according to the legal provisions available to him or her?

You have the right to seek legal assistance from the Bar Council or Legal Assistance Bureau to follow through with your action.

In a nutshell, if you have a valid strong case, you might want to get the backup of a strong political party like what we have right now in the Barisan Rakyat.

It is pointless to go seek legal redress with the BN for as we all know there are just mountains of legal cases collecting dust and open invite for the silverfish to render the files useless! :P

To finalise my answer to your question, no.

If you are in the right and speak with solid facts behind you, the lock up should not pose to be an eventuality for you?

We must live with honor and dignity not cower with fright at our fellow temporal beings!


A Voice said...

Susan Loone manipulated an SPR error to smear Mukhriz. read my blog for it contain the video of OFFICIAL announcement from SPR. All the numbers are okay. PAS didn;t challenged it. Alls well ends well in Jerlun. Good and gentlemen election.