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”→
The question is not whether Azmin Ali has been a great administrator or the Genghiz Khan of managers. It is clear he should not hold a position in the Selangor government. He is the economy minister, now. He should do that, and not complicate his governmental brief.
Which is why, it is such a misjudgement. He chose to leave Selangor government, and head to Putrajaya, and he should honour his own decision.
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.
MARCH 5 — On Saturday, as a country, so many things will be clearer.
There’s a rally on that day, the 7th of March in the city — not quite the Ides of March but it certainly appears ominous for Pakatan Rakyat. All indications point to a mediocre turnout at this latest instalment of #KitaLawan (We shall fight) and a real dent on the prophesy claiming the people of the country will show up as they did at the height of Reformasi in 1998 if Anwar Ibrahim goes to prison again.
JUNE 16 — There was a blackout in Sepang today, and the main meeting room in the council building got all uncomfortable for a good hour without airconditioning.
Might as well, as the representatives from Alam Flora (AF and not to be mistaken for Akademi Fantasia) were already sweating it out, and a lack of ventilation would be a better excuse for themselves than just saying outright that they didn’t have the answers. Continue reading “The Alam that is not a bunch of flora”→