“This is Sparta!” Die!
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And this is Johor
The BN stronghold and Umno fortress …
The fixed deposit of the ruling party …
The state that DAP wants to take over by the next election … muahahahaha
Take Johor for Jesus!
Interesting how 2008, the Year of Makkal Sakti, marked the intersect of Umno’s plummet and the opposition’s skyrocketing – see line graphs below.
Note: The opposition candidate for Pulai in 1999 was from Keadilan
Effect of the Chinese tsunami
In 2013 (GE13), Umno incumbent Nur Jazlan Mohamad retained his Pulai Parliament seat with an unimpressive majority of 3,226 votes. His constituency has a Chinese electorate of 41 percent.
In the previous election (2008/GE12), Nur Jazlan’s majority was 20,449. Before that in GE11 (2004), his majority was a whopping 34,926.
From 34,926 → 20,449 → 3,226 votes, Nur Jazlan’s majority has been in a free fall, reduced by more than ten-fold in less than 10 years.
The opposition, on the other hand, has been rising and rising. In Johor, mind you.
PAS candidate in Pulai, Nasir Wahab had garnered 7,480 votes in the 2004 elections. Contesting under the PAS banner in 2008, Abdullah Ideris managed a breakthrough 17,587 votes.
But came the last election of 2013 however, big gun PAS candidate Salahuddin Ayub collected a most impressive total of 40,525 votes. That’s a steep hike for his party and coming pretty close to Nur Jazlan’s tally.
BELOW: Mega rally, Johor — Dapsters flood the Larkin Stadium carpark on the eve of GE13
What is happening in Johor?!
And another thing. Like in Gelang Patah, the ratio of Malay voters in Pulai has been steadily shrinking.
In the last election, Malays had dipped under 50 percent (47%) and for the first time no longer formed an absolute majority of the Pulai electorate.
Percentage of Malay voters in Pulai
- 1999: ↔ 58 percent
- 2004: ↓ 53 percent
- 2008: ↓ 51 percent
- 2013: ↓ 47 percent
Parliament seat in Johor
- 1999: Abdul Kadir Annuar (Umno) vs Ismail Awab (Keadilan)
- 2004: Nur Jazlan Mohamad (Umno) vs Nasir Wahab (PAS)
- 2008: Nur Jazlan Mohamad (Umno) vs Abdullah Ideris (PAS)
- 2013: Nur Jazlan Mohamad (Umno) vs Salahuddin Ayub (PAS)
Umno nepotism — Nur Jazlan was given his father Mohamad Rahmat’s seat to contest.
Effect of the Chinese tsunami, another sample
State seat in Johor under the Pulai Parliament ward
- 1999: Osman Sapian (Umno) vs Mohidin Yahya Shamsudin (PAS)
- 2004: Osman Sapian (Umno) vs Ibrahim Masran (PAS)
- 2008: Osman Sapian (Umno) vs Suhaizan Kaiat (PAS)
- 2013: Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid (Umno) vs Suhaizan Kaiat (PAS)
The same pattern as in Pulai – i.e. Umno sinking, opposition strengthening – is mirrored in Kempas.
ABOVE: “There shall be no retreat no surrender!”
Either you’re with us or against us
Adun of Kempas, Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid bin Tan Sri Tengku Hamid Jumat (below) is a patriot. Really. He’s founder of the Patriot Foundation.
Najib’s war cry of “No Retreat! No Surrender!” keeps ringing in the ears of YB Tengku Putra Jumat (TPJ).
He’s one Umno leader who believes that the recently concluded Umno general assembly reflected a closing of ranks while ending with “a show of force”.
TPJ said, “With only 2-½ years left on the clock, it is time we employed the George W Bush doctrine of ‘Either you’re with us or against us’.”
“No two ways about it.”
He also urged the Umno president, “Take no prisoners either, Sir!”
Let’s see you keep them, YB.