May 1, 2007

Ijok - Probe into why Chinese voters are against Barisan Nasional

PM Badawi said maybe there were reasons for it and possibly “things” that the Chinese voters were not happy about.

So what are things that the Chinese voters are not happy about? Hmmm...I wonder what is it??

Well, I am sure that there are no "Feel Good" feeling among those Chinese voters at Ijok.

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional will find out why there was a swing against the coalition in Chinese-majority areas in the Ijok by-election.

Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said maybe there were reasons for it and possibly “things” that the Chinese voters were not happy about.

“We do not know what but I think we will soon be able to find out. Our partners in Barisan – MCA especially and Gerakan to a certain extent – will be able to provide us with some information. There must be a reason of course,” he said after chairing the Umno supreme council meeting yesterday.

Abdullah, who is Umno president, said the coalition would continue to talk, do their work and explain to the Chinese.

In the Ijok by-election on Saturday, Barisan candidate K. Parthiban defeated Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Tan Sri Khalid Ibahim by a majority of 1,850 votes.

Although this was an increased majority for Barisan, in Chinese areas like Pekan Berjuntai Bestari (S), Pekan Berjuntai Bestari (U) and Pekan Ijok, the Chinese voters seemed to have swung away from the ruling coalition.

“Although we won by a bigger majority, we have decided to scrutinise whatever problems there are. The results of all five by-elections will be studied and analysed.

“This can be an important guide for us (to see) if there are messages (in there) for Barisan and Umno to improve their service to the people. We discussed our weaknesses so that we can improve,” he said.

To a question, Abdullah said the trend showed that the Malay voters were clearly supporting Barisan.

On a different matter, the Prime Minister said that on Aug 30, there would be a symbolic re-enactment of the lowering of Britain's Union Jack which would be replaced by the Jalur Jemilang at the stroke of midnight ushering in the 50th year of Malaysia's independence.

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Billy said...

These BN fellas are really in a state of denial. The reasons are so obvious and yet they don't want to see them for what they are. Anyway, let's look ahead. It is already a foregone conclusion that parties like the MCA is going to lose, and lose big time, in the coming GE. So instead of doing a GE post-mortem, we can now tell you why there will be a drastic swing, so as to save the BN's time.
1. Hike in petrol
2. Hike in toll
3. The blockading of the Cheras Mahkota residents.
4. Weilding of the keris by Hishamuddin.
5. The shouts to drown themselves in Chinese blood.
6. The urgings of when Hishamuddin is going to use the keris now it has been unsheathed.
7. Threaten the Chinese that UMNO will run amok.
8. Denying bright students to universities.
9. Corruption at all levels of the government.
10. MCA cowardice stance in standing up on issues that affect the community. The perception of being a "Yes-man" does not go down very well with the people.
11. MCA is now more of a social club than a political party.
There are many more but only 11 came to mind at this time. I am readers will be able to fill in the rest.
If MCA or the BN cannot see this coming, then I will feel utterly sorry for them.

Anonymous said...

Chinese can not trust the stupid MCA that dare not show the "democratic power" the Chinese voters entrust to them, they should walk out from the UMNO conference that promote " blood" !!!

The Chinese wanted a MCA not a YES MAN Party !