This week I did not need a list to pick from, because Jamal Yunos has become a meme god in Malaysia. It will be impossible to select another who has had excelled in infamy as much as the Sungai Besar man, this week.
Just for that, he is freak of the week, two weeks in a row. A fortnight of Jamal joy.
There are 56 legislative seats in my home state Selangor.
Half of those seats were won by PKR in the last election. But if we need to be pedantic about, PKR won 51 as Amanah (5), Bersatu (5) and DAP (13) candidates stood under the Keadilan emblem.
They received their Surat Watikah (Candidature Letter) from PKR President Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
In all 56 contests, the Keadilan choice was present.
With the exception of five seats, Umno (4) and PAS (1), the people were in the majority with the Keadilan. That’s a lot of people to favour one coalition in a state. It’s the strongest win in any state this past election.
Sugut assemblyman Datuk James Ratib (Umno), Pitas assemblyman Datuk Bolkiah Ismail (Umno), Kuala Penyu assemblyman Datuk Limus Jury (Upko) and Kuamut assemblyman Datuk Masiung Banah (Upko) are rumoured to be next to abandon the BN ship for Pakatan.
Most Malaysians won’t remember their names or seat names, come tomorrow, but they are aware of the mass exodus everywhere.
What will happen after Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the first Pakatan Harapan prime minister?
I mean in the immediate period.
State government stalemates are resolved
Kedah and Perak are on paper in a stalemate. Pakatan is ahead in both, but BN plus PAS can seek to have unity governments, in Perak’s case they’d be over the 30 required. The difference being, BN the junior member in Kedah, and PAS assuming that role in Perak. Continue reading “Soon after Mahathir becomes PM”→
That is the key message both coalitions have brought this election. It appears either Malaysian politics has not matured, or politicians believes Malaysians by large are not mature, or perhaps it’s a bit of both.