PH Clueless About Playground Politics

Facts beneath the story.

Trying to figure things out.

Why BN always seems to dominate opinion and PH just losing breath keeping up.

Then it struck me.

PH is the dorky kid in the playground who reaches out for facts as a shield and proof of correctness.

BN,the jock with no care about facts. Facts don’t determine support or love from the larger school population.

It is a horrible thing to say, but as people, human beings, we are predisposed to trust strength even if it slants to the cruel.

The many rather follow the cocksure jock rather than the informed but forlorn looking dork. Confidence is a tricky thing, it’s less about facts and more about gut instinct, and more often than not it coincides with physical strength and commitment. Continue reading “PH Clueless About Playground Politics”

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Semenyih Alert

Looking out for winners from Semenyih’s Broga Hill

In the three previous Selangor by-elections, Pakatan Harapan won convincingly. Sungai Kandis, Seri Setia and Balakong.

To begin with until 2018, the seat was a BN stronghold. So already it is different to the PKR controlled Sungai Kandis and Seri Setia, and the DAP bedrock of Balakong.

The three by-elections are no reflection of the impending outcome, and it is deeper into the Pakatan administration, meaning the voters are less patient with the novice federal administration.

Semenyih probably won’t be straightforward. The southern seat inside my Hulu Langat has the ingredients of being a massive slip-up for Pakatan.

While a state seat, its outcome would be a message to the federal government. A direct message. Continue reading “Semenyih Alert”

They Are Not Fools On The Hill

Candidates…Let them handle their own fight.

The Cameron Highlands by-election has been a homage for the hillside escape, from both sides.

For a constituency left behind, wedged-in by poverty — homes without water and electricity supply — to seasonal floods from the indiscriminate felling of forests for commercial purposes, the current attention must be overwhelming.

Malaysian politician are enamoured by it, for now.

There are operatives arriving from Borneo to campaign, sticking to the idiom, leave no stone unturned to procure victory for Pakatan Harapan.

Diminished as they may be, BN are giving it their all in the only major state they run. (Apologies to Perlis).

However, I fear, the locals can smell the bullshit a mile away, or even further till Tapah. Continue reading “They Are Not Fools On The Hill”

Cabinet Members, Welcome To The Future

The people, in the room, and they are not leaving.

Some are unhappy with some ministers, some are not enthused with the decisions of the prime minister and others are unsure what the future economy holds for them.

These are great findings!

Parties or coalitions which head a system of government are not infallible, they only offer leadership direction. On a fixed mandate which requires renewal.

The difference between an absolute government and one just popularly elected is that the former is impudent, as natural extension of its omnipotence. Continue reading “Cabinet Members, Welcome To The Future”

PACA this, PACA that, go get that seat!

Voters in Kuala Kangsar.

For a long time, it was impossible to beat Barisan Nasional (BN) in the state of Johor.

It was, if you ask some, because Umno was founded in the state therefore it is impregnable there.

Others would say, because it is the last state to fall under white rule (1914), and a such had a stronger sense of Malay nationalism and even the non-Malays accept this paradigm, it organically shaped as an Umno vote bank.

And some claim, it’s down to the lack of PACAs. Continue reading “PACA this, PACA that, go get that seat!”

Don’t feel bad for Bersatu, they are used to doing it to us!

Sometimes when a story has so many plot twists it is easy to forget some facts, useful facts, if you do not want to be overly sympathetic to the wrong sort.

In this instance, I am referring to the infant party, Bersatu.

Born out of frustration with parent party Umno, and welded to the opposition pact by political expediency, this batch is out to get what it can. Continue reading “Don’t feel bad for Bersatu, they are used to doing it to us!”

Where is the Pakatan candidate list?

ROMPIN 05 MEI 2015.Voters queue at SK Pontian to cast their vote. NSTP/Effendy Rashid

One of the cornerstones of Bersih campaigns is to increase campaign periods.

The allegation is a far too short campaign period is unfair to non-incumbents. To get the candidate known, to work the ground as the candidate and help voters reach an informed choice, takes time, they say.

It is a cornerstone, not the only pillar of Bersih’s efforts. Continue reading “Where is the Pakatan candidate list?”