The main opposition parties want to return the mandate to Malaysian voters — let the rakyat decide. To this purpose, parliament needs to be dissolved and a fresh election held so that the will of the people can prevail.
In a free and fair election, even Papagomo can contest in Muar, and so he should to give Syed ‘soft tissue’ Saddiq a run for his money.
MCA has declared they’re ready to “face the people”. Dare DAP claim the same? Short answer: Nyet
Please oh pretty please our Beloved Tun, begged boboi
DAP’s kneejerk reaction to the collapse of the False Hope administration is best encapsulated in the pithy FMT headline — ‘Please come back, DAP pleads with Dr M’ (see above).
Party sec-gen Lim Guan Eng ventured to commend what he called “Tun’s principled position” … err, [that’s easily because the DAP don’t actually possess any principles themselves maka terpaksalah dema tumpang sekaki].
In fact, the DAP’s behaviour has been described as “pathetic fawning and grovelling” by a weekly business paper‘s editor-in-chief P. Gunasegaram.
Focus Malaysia’s Mr Guna wrote:
”The DAP’s pathetic fawning and grovelling over the interim PM after a long, deafening silence, and along with PKR and Amanah, supporting him as PM is only to be expected because Mahathir is back in power dispensing Cabinet seats – if you are in his good books you will get something, otherwise forget it.”
Guna also reminded the Harapan component parties about all their lofty pledges made.
He said if the DAP and its coalition partners ”remain united in their promise of a transition to Anwar of the leadership and of reform and change, they can put his name up for PM and try and get the numbers.
“If they lose so be it – live and fight another day. At least they would have tried to do what was promised to the rakyat.”
But of course Dapsters are not noble fighters; they’re abject bootlickers — Helen says and she’s always right [wink].
Okaylah, I’m not really always right and the times that I’d been wrong, I was always ready to own up and remedy.
Nonetheless I’ve often been prescient and snap polls is a subject I’ve spoken about for ages. On 4 Sept 2019 in a blog post titled ‘Yessss! Snap election is way to go’, I said, “I can’t wait for Malaysia to have ours too and regime change this sickening #1termGomen”.
Also last September I blogged, “If a snap election were to be called tomorrow …” under the header ‘Siap siaga: PAS-Umno tell DAP to bring it on’.
As early as June last year, my headline read ‘Prepare for snap polls as Harapan clearly imploding’. In the same month too, I had asked most hopefully in my headline ‘Will Mahathir call a snap election?’
And in December, I reveled in the bloodbath suffered by the Labour party in Britain’s snap election and gleefully anticipated how “the same fate awaits DAP”.
Aside from the UK redoing its ‘Brexit’ general election on Dec 12, several other countries similarly held their own snap polls last year. Greeks cast their redo ballots on July 7 following the defeat of ruling party Syriza in the Europarliament elections just two months prior.
Austria went to the polls on Sept 29 after its Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was slapped with a ‘No confidence’ vote on May 27.
Meanwhile Israel held a repeat election on 17 Sept 2019 after the Knesset triggered a dissolution of itself (parliament). However Israeli voters are headed to the polls again on 2 March 2020 since their last election results were inconclusive and no majority government was able to be formed. Well that’s democracy.
Among other countries that held snap elections last year were Kazakhstan (June 9) and Ukraine (July 21). Holding its general election nine months before it was due is Azerbaijan recently on Feb 10.
Predicting an accelerated timeline, I wrote nine months ago on 31 May 2019, “Umno and PAS will return to power sooner than you realise, and the 95 percent Chinese Harapan voters can thank the DAP for it”.