Many have weighed in on the upcoming Port Dickson by-election. One group has not. An insignificant group. The actual voters of Port Dickson.
More than most, since located in a coastal attraction close enough to the capital, the residents in that constituency are used to people, coming and going. Procuring floaties, kites and banana ride services, before the Sunday evening drive.
Whether they see Anwar Ibrahim, his opponent or the army of supporters about to descend on the holiday town, as new friends or just people who’d take what PD can offer, will be revealed on voting day.
To the point, without any delay, are there backroom negotiations between Anwar’s men and Umno?
Has a deal been struck?
The speculations are swirling.
Like a decent play, let’s list all the players in this stage production.
Anwar Ibrahim’s protege is Ahmad Zahid Zahidi. Anwar will officially assume the PKR presidency when the annual meeting rolls in November. Zahid has been Umno president since Johnny-Come-Lately Khairy Jamaluddin was defeated for the post in June. Continue reading “PKR-Umno Secret Deal Rumours Escalate”→
Every university staff fancies it. Actually most employed in large bureaucracies rife with rituals and glamour due to cultural imageries associated with the institutions would occasionally imagine themselves being literally, the big man in campus.
Robe, mortar board and flashing lights, while the young adulate and the parents smile in approval.
It’s a self-structured game show:”Who wants to be a university rector?” — ready to be exploited by a TV station.
The Penang High Court acquitted the freshman Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng, of corruption involving the purchase of a home at below market price from an interested party, Phang Li Koon, because Guan Eng had approved her land conversion application.
The issues boiled over in 2016, in the island-state where Guan Eng was chief minister for ten years till last May.
If Pakatan lost on May 9, there would be no betting man on the island or on its mainland settlement, Seberang Perai, wagering Guan Eng would have escaped jail.
I’m entirely unsure which sounds better, Selayang Move or Sungai Petani Move. Though the former offers an exaggerated imagery of hundreds of undocumented Myanmarese fleeing immigration just outside the city’s main wet market.
We are talking about the potential by-election to put Anwar Ibrahim in Parliament.
Where five PKR lawmakers have latched on to the idea, party before self, Anwar for prime minister no matter what.
It was pointless to write about this before Monday, when the workday begins.
Because over the weekend, it seems, not enough people chose to care about the Sungai Kandis by-election. Statisticians had to reach for their binders to locate when was the last time, less than half the voters came out to vote in a by-election.
Already, the theories are flying about why only 49% of the Selangor constituency nestled in the Klang-Shah Alam zone, wanted a ballot paper.
Some of them prove Malaysians do not lack an imagination.
The first by-election after GE14, in Selangor next month, will act as a barometer of #Malaysiabaru. Whether the promise of reform holds sway with the voters.
For it offers electoral proof, which is better to weigh the present administration than rely on online banter.
Before that, I would extend my commiserations to the family of the late assemblymen Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei, a three time winner, and former chief of staff for ex-mentri besar Azmin Ali. A huge figure in Keadilan Selangor, and always cooperative with us in KUASA, his loss is still being felt by so many in the state. Continue reading “Sungai Kandis will tell, one way or the other”→