Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bukit 'Gampang!'

BN lost Bukit Gantang. After all the efforts that also saw Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took part in the campaignings, nothing could stop the Opposition from retaining the seat.

I was there with Rockybru, Outsyed the Box, A Voice and Husin Lempoyang. For a week, what we observed was the understrength BN mercenaries. Umno did their job well but there was almost no support from BN components MCA and Gerakan.

Although the votes from the Malay voters improved, the Chinese, in whom we hoped to swing around their support from Pakatan Rakyat, proved that the deciding factor in Bukit Gantang was theirs.

Nope! We should not blame them. Since MCA and Gerakan presence was not felt during the campaigning period (apart from initiatives led by a few Chinese associations), Nizar Jamaludin deserved the victory over Ismail Saffian of BN.

So pathetic it was. The Chinese were not supporting PAS but they voted for DAP, whose state government was routed by BN in an 'ungentleman' takeover recently. Our observation was that, the Chinese (irrespective of their party or ideology) opted for Nizar as a protest to the tug-of-war between Nizar and the new Mentri Besar, Datuk Dr Zambry Kadir.

What about the Malays? Was this another punishment for Umno, similar to what they did in March 8, 2008 general elections? Maybe...

Umno is still very much divided. Even after the March 24-28 general assembly, dissension and infightings within party factions still went uncontrolled. Pemuda Umno, notably, still found it difficult to accept the result that saw Khairy Jamaludin being elected its chief. And so were the groups who opposed Hisham, Muhyiddin and some who made it to the Supreme Council.

Backbitting rages on. The Malays bad inveterate found no cure. Rather than closing ranks to invigorate the party, the upshots were devastating.

(Also read Outsyed the Box, Rocky and A Voice)

After Kuala Terengganu which also saw Umno lost to Pas on January 17, no lesson was learnt, it seemed. Umno members were still in vertigo and failed to admit that their vivid for certain leaders was affecting the party.

Datuk Seri Najib must get rid of such scabs in the party and do some cleanings if he wants to put the house in order. Otherwise, Umno will get stagnate. Shoo away the party bigots before we can talk about other by-elections or the next general elections.

(Gampang in Indonesian dialect means 'easy' or 'senang'. I used it only to spike at BN, maybe they took Bkt Gantang so lightly... no offense)

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cakap elok2 sikit! Aku penduduk Bukit Gantang.
Bukit Gampang ke kau yang Gampang!

Anonymous said...

Selangor lani siap sedia untuk umum mb umumkan eli letak jawatan adun lanjan dan mohon PRK sebab ketua umum sudah yakin dan mursyhidul am dah yakin dengan cogan kata mereka sendiri.
selangor dah tes maket kat dua bukit kedah dan perak.
MB akan umum Lepas umum kabinet baru dan OTK dapt DPM2.
Batang ai tu ikan merah aje.
Ini semua dah masuk buku panduan PRU 13.
changkat lobak.
arjuna waspada

Anonymous said...

You don't even know what lessons to be learned.

You can't change, if you don't know what to change.

Your UMNO guy gave you the wrong info. Malay votes for Nizar increased.

And you just showed your disrespect to Bukit Gantang folks with your title.

Kudos. With people like you, PR would not have any problems winning the next GE.

Ezri

Wong Pencen said...

Clear indication that your support if for UMNO. The rakyat is nothing, as long as UMNO live.

Should UMNO won in Bukit Gantang, would you use the word Gampang. Just because UMNO lost, the voters are now GAMPANG?

Totally unexpected piece from such an experienced reporter. How sad.

Anonymous said...

Title yg sangat2 la menunjukkan 'kecerdikan' blogger pro umno ..

setaraf dengan parpukari & the gang ..

KUTGW!!

zelot66 said...

I agree with Anon 12:22AM.

It's Bukit Gantang, not Gampang. You need to go back to school, primary school to get your spelling right.

TrueMalaysian said...

Orang-orang gampang macam u ini yang menyokong UMNO membuatkan kita bukan melayu tidak menyokong UMNO. Jangan salahkan MCA, MIC, GERAKAN. Look at your own self. Uncle-uncle UMNO yang saya tahu sejak kecil lagi tidak lagi wujud dalam UMNO sekarang. Orang-orang gampang macam you ini yang menyakitkan hati bukan melayu dan sebahagian besar melayu yang baik hati. Take a deep breath and take a good look at yourself.

shah_paleh said...

Bro,

Aku nak komen sikit pasal UMNO yang dah 3 TKO dalam PRK Parlimen (Pmtg Pauh, K Trg + B Gantang) - kira-kira DAH AFDAL lah segala kekalahan ini (TIGA KALI).

Bro,

Cuba bro bagi tahu dan maklumkan lah pada UMNO ni, kalu IKHLAS betul, kena fikir-fikir dan muhasabah diri:

a. Jangan gunakan stail `propaganda' cari kempen yang merasuah kan pembangunan dengan janji-bila bila setiap kali `election' - Rakyat dah muak!!

b. Pemimpin-pemimpin baru nampak muka dan masuk kampung bila `election'

c. Jangan lah mempergunakan MEDIA dan menghentam orang. Jangan terikut-ikut cara pihak lawan.

d. Jangan memperkudakan MEDIA - TV/Surat Khabar yang terlalu mempromosi benda yang tidak pasti.

e. Muhasabah diri tentang janji-janji sepanjang pemerintahan lebih 50 tahun telah memerintah.

d. UMNO semacam dan selalu main LAGU LAMA bila `election'. kalu cerita P RAMLEE tu ok lah, sebab ianya sebagai hiburan semata-mata, TAPI ini pada masa depan negara dan rakyat...buat apa asyik cara lama aje.

e. Jangan jadi `NATO' - `No Action Talk Only'. Pandai cakap aje.

f. Jangan memperlekehkan pihak lawan.

g. Jangan mempermain-main HUKUM ALLAH.

h. Jangan berpura-pura dan sombong, hanya berlakon bila berdepan dengan rakyat.

i. Pemimpin UMNO selalu mempamerkan KEMEWAHAN.

j. Pemimpin UMNO hanya mencari kemewahan dan penting diri sendiri, tanpa melihat orang sekeliling.

Ehhhh....banyak lagi lah bro.

Kita jumpa dan cerita.

Bila nak jumpa ni.

Anonymous said...

bujai,

ni bukan bahan lawak tau! nak kena belasah ke?

chua said...

BN gets weaker, thats why they lost

zeeta said...

sdr,
jangan la biadap macam ni. walaupun kalah, kita akan teruskan perjuangan.

bukit gantang tidak menghalalkan blogger macam ni

Ah Beng Crosby said...

Go and ask TV3 for their analysis lah! Prior to the by elections, bukan main gile lagi TV3 menghentam PR, menyebarkan isu isu lekeh dengan pendirian bahawa penonton ni bodoh dan tidak berotak. Berita utama TV3 memang suka sangat memainkan peranan penyebar propaganda palsu. Rakyat bukan bodoh, masyarakat kaum Melayu tidak lagi begitu senang memakan umpan oi!

KJmonang said...

Banyak2 Istighfar...banners Daulat Tuanku, Save IJN, Baca Quran tapi tulisan merapu. Merapu level tinggi. Buang2lah banner2 tu Tuan kalau dalam hati tu nak adudomba rakyat je.

Malu. Malu pada yg bukan Muslim. Rayu orang baca Quran tapi dari penulisan saja dah tahu tahap maruah.

Anonymous said...

Well said. Unlike other BarkingBird that only blame others for their defeat.

galadriel said...

Umno melukut di tepi Bkt Gantang, lepas "curi" Perak, what do u expect la?

Sure laa orang menyampah. But to call them gampang is a bit rich isn't it?

We know what gampang stands for in Indonesia. We also know what it stands for here.

Lu kutuk Pakatan pun takpa. But why the slur against the voters? They are not free to choose huh!

Last I checked, this country practiced democracy.

i.k said...

perhaps last minute campaign by the good old Dr M was a mistake. I watched TV3 (dunno about other TV) they showed Anwar Ibrahim's old speeches in mid 90s praising Mahathir etc. Alamak ini cerita lama, kenapa mau keluar lagi. i think whoever who gave the idea to use Anwar's speech is either a moron or closet Anwar supporter - i think someone like Anwar would see the use of his speech as an ego booster. Dia mesti senyum kambing tengok TV3 masih gilakan dia.
I think both Dr M and Anwar should just retire for good, jangan sebuk lagi. Dato Najib apakata bagi depa ni elaun besar supaya tak kacau lagi...pi sailing, ski, bela kambing etc.

Anonymous said...

brader.... gampang kat indonesia ngan malaysia byk beza dia... budak sekolah pun tau hasil pemerintahan umno 50+ tahun....

Anonymous said...

kau tu yang gampang. bodoh piang. Macai umno tak bley pakai.

amoker said...

It is not weak or strong. It is a corrupt government made up of people with self interest, like what you wrote about. Najib will not be able to solve this as he has too much baggage to lecture others.

Anonymous said...

Did the presence of TDM had an impact on the result of the by-election ? Well, if so - positive or negatively.
Here we are - all clear to restart again with a new PM and his new team.He may have some great new ideas surely ; Some new tricks up his sleeve too. He is all fired up. He got us all fired up. Yes Sir PM Najib you are our man of the moment.You have our support - give your best shots.Maybe you want 100 days, 200 days ...perfectly alright.
But why do you need to hang on to his coat-tail. Tun had more than 20 years to carry out all his dreams projects. Some nightmare ones too.Give the dear old gentleman a break please. It's time to call it a day.
Bottom line ... we want to see somethng new, courage to break away, courage to cut off old sores.
Dear PM, do it YOUR way.
allanwee

Anonymous said...

My jaws dropped when I read this ... "So pathetic it was. The Chinese were not supporting PAS but they voted for DAP,...."

The Chinese there were voting for PR and certainly not voting for BN.

Anonymous said...

I'm Chinese and do not agree with what you have said here:

"The Chinese were not supporting PAS but they voted for DAP, whose state government was routed by BN in an 'ungentleman' takeover recently. Our observation was that, the Chinese (irrespective of their party or ideology) opted for Nizar as a protest to the tug-of-war between Nizar and the new Mentri Besar, Datuk Dr Zambry Kadir."

I have no reservation voting for PAS at all. PAS has proven to be moderate compared to the extremist nature of UMNO. To me, the Pakatan Rakyat has come of age - when I see PAS I think of Pakatan Rakyat; When I see DAP I think of Pakatan Rakyat; When I see PKR I think of Pakatan Rakyat. To me there is no distinction between PAS/PKR/DAP, they are a cohesive coalition. So please DO NOT speak for the Chinese that they did not support PAS, but actually voted for DAP.

At least for a chinese like me, my vote is for PR just so that my children will not grow up in an environment where corruption is rampant, racism is everywhere, freedom shackled, unsafe streets, etc etc.

I'm already seeing changes. Notice how harmonious race relationship is during PR rallies? How bonded and peaceful people are? BN rallies in comparison are filled with hatred, samseng and of course money. Guess where I want my children to be at?

I can tell you very surely that I will join kelab penyokong PAS once I get back from overseas.

kp

bro brotherhood, said...

duh,..banyak nya org benak dan ngok kat cni bro,..heheh..apa sal marah sgt kat bro Bujai ni,..baca la betul2 tulisan dia tu n faham le betul2.. we agree to disagree is d bloggings motto so korang tak faham n tak suka baca le blog lain specially blog PR,..wakakaka..benak nya otak supporters pembangkang ni,..uish cedey nye,..heheh...apo nak dkato,..(",)

nasib baik le bro Bujai ni fair kalo gue sapa mai nak post komen bodoh n ak pakai otak ni gue tak publish le,..kata pi le apa pun bukan sakit tp sakit hati bila tengok komen2 bodoh yg tak baca n faham maksud bro Bujai ni,..its his prerogative rights...tsk..tsk..tsk..

Anonymous said...

hanya anak gampang yang menukar bukit gantang jadi bukit gampang

Anonymous said...

gampang means senang but anak gampang means bastard! anak senang...

so all the penduduk bastards? hmmm..

Anonymous said...

Bujai...engkau dengan Rocky samalah...desperate ex-journos trying to make a comeback. You think aresehole like the both of you and a few more like you can determine the fate of this country? You place so much self-importance on yourself. What, you guys are Messiahs, heaven sent to save this country? Since everyone knows your true colours now, just close down your blogs and go get drunk at that Press Club of yours. And this goes for Jejak Pujangga as well (the Indian who is more Malay than a Malay).

X-Man

Anonymous said...

Bujai,
It seems more like an "instructed journalism" rather than your to call on your own. I have to say this that it's simply atrocious and pathetic attempt to skew the minds away from reality. I really feel for you as seems that you are refusing to accept what could be the most bitter of truths face on. It's like the living dead . . . the mind has no control over your consciousness.

Should a glimpse of BN rule by 2020 can tell us of what would it be like - well let's just say that the earth is not spheric will be proven to the utmost correct of answers. Worse still, they will force the public to say YES . . .

Do one thing for me . . . when you wake up tomorrow morning please stand in front of the mirror and stare upon your self. Words like IDIOT, MORON and STUPID will be less ordinary to represent you. Get it ? I think not . . .

Have a good death for a change.

Anonymous said...

Bujai jgn layan komen2 separuh masak dr mereka yg jelas hanyut dgn janji2 manis DSAI dan konco2nya.

Keputusan 1 G.E & 3 B.E takkan boleh melenyapkan ingatan orang2 melayu terhadap jasa UMNO selama berpuluh tahun menjadikan orang melayu sebagai tuan di tanah bertuah ini.

Benar masih ramai org melayu yg miskin dan susah tetapi mereka itu kebanyakannya adalah mereka yang menyokong PAS - dikampung saya kebanyakan penyokong PAS adalah orang miskin - kebanyakan penyokong UMNO semuanya senang-lenang dgn bantuan yang diberikan oleh UMNO.

Jangan salahkan UMNO bila susah, salahkan PAS!!!

Orang China pula fikirlah sendiri - jangan jadi "kacang lupakan kulit" - you tuduh pemimpin UMNO corrupt, seleweng dll - tapi tengok dulu siapa yg kaya? kontrak2 besar semua you yg jalan - kontraktor2 melayu semua dpt kontrak kecik shj - yg dapat kontrak besar pun kasi you jugak - apa pasal mau marah?

Tak paham aku..

Sign,
Kontraktor Kecil Bumiputra

Anonymous said...

Kontraktor Kecil Bumiputra,

gua nak tanya adakah kau mengajar kanak-kanak kamu rasuah untuk jadi kaya?

kp

Anonymous said...

Kontraktor Kecil Bumiputra,

saya cina tapi tak faham logik awak. Org2 cina yang rasuah saya marahlah! takkan saya puas hati kerana org cina yg dapat kontrak besar (menurut mu). Siapa-siapa yang rasuah saya pun marah! tak kira org cina, org melayu, atau org india.

paham?

XSMSJ said...

Jai,

Sebagai rakan lama kat Sekolah Sains Johor aku malu membaca komen kau mengatakan Bukit Gantang sebagai Bukit Gampang.Kenapa tak cakap camtu sebelum pilihanraya.This will tell the people of Bukit Gantang what UMNO think of them.It would be easier then for them to make a decision.UMNO will never change, Now, Then & Forever and Ever.

Ramli AR said...

13 Rabiul Akhir 1430
Salam

If I were you, I will apologize and rewrite the title of this write up.

Ramli AR

Anonymous said...

So pathetic it was...

You all are really a Special Bunch of losers...

Licking the feet of your bosses to feed your tummy.

I think your bosses are aware too, that as now your all are theirs
" duri dalam daging "

Anonymous said...

sama aje u n rocky.be fair lah.reporting mesti tanpa bias dan prejudis.ko tlg kasi tau sama rocky yg masa di disaman tu sapa yg rally beri sokongan belakang dia?tapi la ni bila dah ok sikit dia hentam dan pilih bulu plak masa reporting.udah lah tu.kembali lah ke jln yg benar