Sunday, April 17, 2011

Celebrating a 'lost' victory


Congratulations to PM Najib, DPM Muhyiddin, CM Taib, BN party workers and all who helped Barisan Nasional win Sarawak 10th state election. I guess everybody wanted just a win, and that's exactly what we got.

Well, a win is still a win. Had we won just 36 out of the 71 seats, it is still a win. Many would say, no big deal!

BN won 55 from 63 in 2006, DAP 12 (6) while PKR 3 (1). By overall votes, BN got 372,379, DAP 134,847, PKR 117,100, Snap 15,663, PAS 9,719, PCM 2,895 and Independent 20,064 votes.

Looking at it, DAP secured one third of the overall votes. What does this mean? A simple truth - the Chinese is abandoning Barisan Nasional via its Chinese-based party SUPP. Not only in Sarawak, it really showed in the last 17 by-elections.

MCA should take a deeper look into this. Personally, I think the Chinese couldnt care less about who rules the Federal or State governments anymore. They already got almost everything like what their buddies in Singapore have.

They control the country's economic sector, trade and commerce. The only thing that evades them is political power. So, they see DAP as the best alternative to run down the BN government, hoping that one day they would be able to wrest power from the Malay-dominant BN and set up their own Chinese-controlled 'empire'.

I am not against SUPP and MCA but when SUPP president George Chan lost in Piasau, it triggered an alarm for a special post-mortem to be conducted. Are Chinese-based parties losing their grip on the voters? Why?

The number of votes for the Opposition have increased significantly. Never belittle PKR for winning only 3 unimportant seats (as described by some stupid pro-BN analysts). In 2006, they got only 1.

Despite mounting personal and political attacks on Anwar Ibrahim, his party managed to increase the number of representatives in the State Assembly and higher votes this time around. What does this imply? That PKR has no supporters in Sarawak?

What have we learnt from 2008 national poll? Remember the power tussle in Perak and how we lost Penang, Kedah and Selangor? Forget about Kelantan and its political motto - 'demo bui duik, kito ambek; maghi pilihanghayo, kito pakoh PAS'!

And how are we going to the next general election, which some say would be held later this year? Is there any comfort zone for BN to take back the States from Pakatan Rakyat?

Dont look down at the Oppostion onslaught. Similarly, we must not be eased at simple wins or a simple majority. What would happen in the next 10 or 15 years if we still harbor such a contentment? Do you think the Opposition will take a tumble?

I am not at ease. I dont know what Najib, Muhyiddin and other BN leaders feel. Lucky the MIC has no base in Sarawak.

So, are we celebrating?

The Opposition got reasons to...

37 comments:

makrof, gurun said...

jai, i agree and second your comments. its not the time to be complacent. no point winning if more votes go to the opposition. sooner or later, it will reduce more seats for barisan nasional at the parliament and states.

Anonymous said...

a reason to review mca and gerakan role, perhaps?

atas pagar said...

hangpa semua hentam la anwar lagi. pkr dapat tambah kerusi dan jumlah undi. lagi banyak dia kena belasah, lagi bertambah sokongan untuk dia dan pkr. hangpa semua memang bodoh, tak sedar yang melayu dan kebanyakan rakyat dah tak suka dengan cara memalukan maruah sesama melayu ni. silap2 dalam pru akan datang, kalau hanga buat cara yang sama, lebih banyak negeri akan jatuh ke tangan depa. baru padan muka!

tasik malaya said...

jai,

orang cina di malaysia ni memang minat cara PAP pimpinan lee kuan yew di singapura. ketika orang melayu merelakan singapuran keluar malaysia pada 1965, bukan sebab melayu lemah tetapi kerana kuan yew cuba mencinakan malaya masa tu. jadi, melayu terpaksa halau puak cina singapura ni keluar bagi elak pertumpahan darah. try baca tun dr m punya buku a doctor in the house....

old BMW said...

who say we shouldnt celebrate?

they are throwing big parties in kuching and in bn camps in kl too.

give them a chance for their last celebration!

they never learnt!

Anonymous said...

i like your heading.

give em a rude awakening, bro. more of this stuff.

syrup said...

i dont agree with the psycho war by pro-bn bloggers against anwar and the opp. its time to also review such tactics as it didnt augur well in demolishing the opp pact.

i believe the people dont like it anymore.

its disgusting, anyway!

anak tiong said...

bro,

no need to depend on the chinese votes anymore. they are the ungrateful lots.

my suggestion, all malay parties should unite - umno, pas, pkr and others.

no bias or racist but everybody knows they wont support bn anymore

Anonymous said...

woi bujai.

kaum cina dah tak perlukan barisan nasional lagi. biarlah diorang undi dap.

kita ni yang kena betulkan parti, betulkan umno.

lee lap tiang said...

why must u care whether bn wins or lose?

what did u get from najib, muhyidin and others?

jongkong emas said...

bro,

taib mahmud menang bukan sebab orang sarawak sokong dia 100 pratus. orang fikirkan semangat kemalaysiaan, kecuali orang cina je yang fikir diorang tu boleh hidup tanpa bn.

Anonymous said...

bila pru13? hujung tahun?

baik jangan bro, mampus nanti!

siti umbrella said...

biarlah diorang celebrate.

nanti bila dah terngantuk, baru nak terngadah... masa tu dah tak berguna lagi.

nangis tak berlagu ler jawapnya

lebai malang said...

maslahnya, orang bn ni cepat sangat puas hati. asal menang je, puas ati walaupun sedar undi makin merosot.

apa nak jadi dalam pru akan datang? silap2 kena tubuh kerajaan campuran kalau 50-40

grago melaka said...

u think bn leaders care what u wrote?

as much as they didnt care about the reduced seats, they dont care much about opinion, bro.

so, save it for yourself.

sorry to say that

high and low said...

u are realy racist!

how could u put the blame on the chinese? look at how the malays treat us, the malaysian chinese. they look at us with askance as if we are their main enemies!

lilin seinci said...

saya setuju dengan ATAS PAGAR. tak guna kita hentam anwar atau pembangkang. lebih elok kita perkukuh hubungan sesama komponen barisan nasional, tengok apa yang kita boleh sama2 bantu - umno bantu mca, mca bantu umno dan sebagainya.

jangan tau nak hentam orang je sedangkan parti kita pun tak kurang masalahnya.

umno pun ada masalah. ramai ahli tak puas hati dengan pucuk pimpinan tapi rungutan mereka sering diabaikan.

kadir malaya said...

wah. macam kau pulak yang pimpin barisan nasional ni.

takyah komen apa2 la jai. kau jaga diri sendiri.

nak harapkan bn ni bantu orang susah macam kita ni, jauh panggang dari api.

ahli peringkat bawah macam kita ni macam anjing menyalak bukit je...

Anonymous said...

dap got one third of the votes. true.

next state election, it would be TWO THIRD!

Anonymous said...

PKR won in Chinese/Dayak seats. I'm not belittling them but the Malays/Melanaus/Dayak and other pribumis rejected them outright. As for SUPP, TSGC was contesting for the sixth time, not to mention the internal squabbling and what not. Despite the most vicious and personal attack ever by the opposition and not to mention some in UMNO, Pehin Seri and in some part, DSN carried BN lock stock and barrel for a 2/3 majority. Peh Mo is and will be the king of Sarawak until the next federal election.

Anonymous said...

In a nut shell (to long to articulate, but i think u get my massage) time for all of us, every chance we get, to turn the table on them, by asking them WHAT HAVE AND WHAT WILL THE CHINESE (MCA, DAP dan sewaktu dgn nya) DO FOR THE MALAYS! They want everthing, WE WANT THEM TOOOO. Time to take of the gloves, terus terang dan besuluh mintak. Bia semua melayu tau yang kita minta dan semua cina tau apa yang kita tuntut. NANTI TENGGUK DIA BELEMBUT, tak caya. .Dah ada bukti dulu, tengok sejarah......

50:40:10

Anonymous said...

yes, a win is still a win... that is most important.

genetic said...

from just 6 seats in 2006, dap got 12 today. thanks to people and bloggers like u and rahim tamby chik

nick, sibu said...

lets see whether taib honors his words to step down after the election...

Anonymous said...

betul son, menang dalam kalah

Anonymous said...

So what's if they won ..that's democracy .... with taib's history ..it's a miracle that BN still managed the 2/3.
maybe theres' lessons to be learned and better they do fast. the GE is not that far away.

Anonymous said...

what is two third with a much reduced votes?

nasi dan kicap said...

macam kita makan nasi la. orang lain pun makan nasi jugak. makan nasi dengan kicap pun kenyang jugak. orang lain makan nasi dengan lauk yang sedap2 pun kenyang jugak.

alaaaa... macam pilihanraya ni la. menang pun dah ok apa!

ex-senior sivil servant said...

mr just read.

u show a lot of concern for the depleting results in sarawak when our top leaders are not.

if i am najib, i will appoint u as member of a special panel to design our path for the next general election.

i am a nobody but i see a great potential in you as a charismatic think-tank member.

rajawali said...

the chinese, whether in west or east malaysia, dont care much about who rules anymore. it is fact.

their only concern is making money and get wealthy, unlike the malays who prefer to dominate the administration.

so, nothing is wrong with that, dont u think so, sir?

Anonymous said...

alaaaaaa bro, dalam prk yang lalu pun tak nampak sangat MCA dan gerakan bantu kempen.

umno terkontang-kanting je buat kerja sorang

karupiah, miri said...

i heard MIC will expand its wing to sarawak.

lets see if we can get the indian votes....

norasyikin said...

menang yang macam mana kita mahukan? jika menang dengan jumlah undi yang kian merosot pun, dah tak berapa menyenangkang.

kita mesti akui yang undi untuk pembangkang makin naik sedangkan untuk BN makin merosot.

kalau tren ini berterusan, lambat laun pembangkang akan menang juga.

oleh itu, kita harus berhati-hati dan menukar stragegi kita mulai sekarang.

jibam said...

jai,

ada orang kata taib menang sebab ramai orang lebanon buang undi di sarawak.

hehheheheheheheheheheh.... oppss!!!

bangsa 1malaysia said...

revamp MCA again, may i suggest... and its strategies.

SUPP is getting irrelevant!

Md Radzi Ahmad said...

well written...I totally agree with you...BN , more so UMNO could not be complacent....

Anonymous said...

The Malays MUST realise that the chinese has all along placed "taking over the Malay govt" in their political agenda.

They will never ACCEPT being governed by Malays forever. So while they reap wealth and richness, they remain mild and obedient.

The moment they have billions in their vaults, that's when their political ambitions surface.

With the help of paklah and sil, their golden opportunity came. They brought down Khir Toyo and painted CM of Sarawak as filthy rich, perhaps thru illegitimate means.

It's always about money. As long as West Malaysians cannot withdraw their CPF money from the red dot vault, this Malaysian Malaysia agenda is still alive.

Najib should direct his efforts to help to educate the Bumis and also to obtain wealth just to neutralise the economis power of the chinese before it's too late.

PAS should wake up and reunite with UMNO. Forget PKR, too much dirt. MCA, Gerakan and SUPP should reinvent themselves or face the sack.

No more rose-tinted glasses for Najib if he wants a Malay-Muslim "ambience" for Malaysia. Otherwise you will get a greater singapore.