Staying up in church today was a struggle – like others, I slept at 3am to watch the BN humiliation as it unfolds. 5 states lost? Heh – that’s what you get if place so many sombong bodoh YBs in your line-up.
The buzzword in the Malaysian blogosphere now is “political tsunami” and I’m just disappointed that the winds of change completely passed us by. What happened to us dear Sabahans? We have no voice in the opposition now, only 2 ah? Christina Liew lost by a mere 174 votes, of which postal votes won it for Yee.
Watching the debate on TV1/TV3 election coverage last night was disgusting. Only BN wins were posted up, all the wins especially from Penang was announced only later. As usual, you get faster news from the web.
And whenever BN loses, all the panels said was “that place has a majority of non-malays”, that’s why BN lost.
Emm excuse me sir, this is 2008. People vote for the political ideology and they stayed away from the BN because of their failure to hear the people’s grouses. Personally, I voted for a chinese candidate yesterday and I’m not chinese. Surprising? No.
The tv news are also trying very hard to soften the blow so to speak. The news never mention BN losing the 5 states. Just that BN didn’t achieve 2/3 majority and then, highlighting that “democracy in this country works”. Emm yes, so does corruption, lets please move on.
Back to the local front. I was expecting the opposition to give a much stronger fight. Probably the angpow that was openly given out to the rakyat really made them returning the favour and voted BN. Talks of up to RM200 angpows being given out to individuals in the kampung is no news already.
BN Sabah should be grateful that the internet penetration in Sabah and especially the interior is not high. And they should be most grateful there’s no strong political blogger from Sabah. On the KK parliamentary seat, DAP (9,464 votes) won it and PKR (9,358 votes) even came second, pushing BN newcomer Chin Tek Ming (8,420 votes) to third place.
Anyway, these are just my personal opinion.
Some quotes from Malaysiakini (today’s the last day the content is free).
Dr M on Pak Lah
‘My view is he has destroyed Umno, destroyed the BN and he has been responsible for this.’
Again by Dr M on choosing Pak Lah as his successor
I am sorry but I apparently made the wrong choice.
Anwar Ibrahim on the results
‘The people have voted decisively for a new era where the government must recognise that all Malaysians, regardless of race, culture or religion are a nation of one.’
PPP President, Kayveas who lost his seat.
I feel the voters want drastic change
And another Dr M, this time a funny remarks on Zam (you might remember him with his terrible english on the al-jazeera news).
Can you comment on Zam (Zainuddin Maidin)?
He won or lost? Oh, he lost. Well, the way he was campaigning was really funny, telling people to look at his face and how it doesn’t change. But I think that a face that doesn’t change can be very boring. Sometimes you must laugh, sometimes you must cry.
He was telling everybody “Ini muka tak bertukar, tak bertukar”. Who is interested in his ‘wajah’? If he was Britney Spears, then….
Read more “neutral” news on MalaysiaKini – it’s free until tomorrow.
Get the full results on SPR website.
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