BN crosses 14-seat threshold (unofficially winning 15 seats thus far) and will form the Malacca state gomen.
Congrats Umno, MCA & MIC!
What beautiful symmetry: Three coalitions, each with three component parties (below), contesting the Malacca election.
Not only is today’s poll a curtain raiser to GE15, its results will indicate to us also the pattern of multicultural (or not) politics to come. Continue reading “Predicting a BN win”
In her Malaysia Day greeting, former Bersih 2.0 chairman Ambiga Sreenevasan (pix below) made an early pitch for GE15.
She wrote: “When we vote next, we must remember how these [political] leaders made us feel. We must choose leaders who never make us feel that way again.” Continue reading “Response to Ambiga: Harapan make us feel bullied”
In a post yesterday, I blogged that in this critical time when MCA is at the crossroads, the party should heed the five percent Chinese voters who supported BN.
I shall explain here why I’m urging MCA to show solidarity with Umno rather than cleaving to Bersatu. Continue reading “Why I feel MCA should stand by Umno’s side”
I speak as a Chinese who voted BN in 2013 and 2018. Mine was a ‘push’ (i.e. not a ‘pull’) vote.
I voted against – ‘push’ / tolak – DAP because I object to the party’s politics of hate. Continue reading “MCA must pull out from govt and stick with BN”
The Netherlands held its general election on Wednesday (March 17).
Voter turnout was high at almost 83 percent.
There are 150 seats in the Dutch parliament. Under their proportional representation system, the Party for the Animals is projected to win six seats! Continue reading “The coolest election result ever”
MCA’s current two parliament seats – Ayer Hitam and Tanjong Piai – are in Malay-majority areas.
MCA has no clout with which to bargain within BN when it is already acknowledged that the party cannot command Chinese support. Continue reading “Put Malay MCA candidates in Wangsa Maju and other hot seats”
Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan has eyes to see for himself what happened to its BN ally MCA.
From a party with 31 MPs in 2004, the MCA was almost destroyed in 2018 while at the same time, DAP ballooned to 42 MPs. Continue reading “Umno-Bersatu existential battle already prefigured by MCA-DAP”
Umno deputy president Mat Hasan yesterday lobbed a hand grenade when he made it clear that his party intends to recover their Big Brother standing in Team A who are the incumbents and present ruling government.
Where does Umno’s now openly stated intention leave Pribumi? As it is, Pribumi chairman Mahathir has signaled that he will be sitting on the opposition bench when parliament resumes sitting on May 18 — see news report below. Continue reading “GE15: Will Pribumi return to Harapan?”
Anwar staked his reputation on Rantau and campaigned the byelection as if he himself was the candidate. But his ceramahs were filled mostly by Chinese and Indians.
Mahathir did not pop his head in Rantau even once.
The PKR defeat yesterday is Anwar’s to own. He and PKR failed to deliver the Malay votes. Continue reading “Anwar’s hope of becoming PM dimmer after Rantau loss”
The world is trending hard right. So why should Malaysia be any different? Continue reading “Umno and PAS in slipstream of global right-wing wave”
“God, Honour, Fatherland”, the marchers for nationalism chant.
Kemaskini 4.35 ptg: Khaled Nordin naib presiden Umno
Sudah dijangka pun. Parti alifbata semalam memilih saf kepimpinan tertinggi puak kanan yakni sebagai presiden baru Zahid Hamidi, timbalan presiden baru Mat Hasan, dan naib presiden baru Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Mahdzir Khalid dan
(belum rasmi) Khaled Nordin.
BAWAH: Khairy, seorang pendokong kegiatan mesra multi-faith, berada di Gereja Methodist Damansara Utama Continue reading “Umno menghala lagi ke kanan”