Yet another comparison, this time by Hussein Abdul Hamid from Down Under.
"Let us have clarity on a few fundamentals.
We have had 55 years of government under UMNO. I say UMNO because to all intents and purposes UMNO is the dominant political entity within the Barisan Nasional and what UMNO wants, UMNO gets.
This will not happen within Pakatan Rakyat. No one and no party dominates the coalition. This is a coalition of three political parties that will govern by consensus. Not one party dominates, not one party dictates.
The issues that UMNO chooses to fight over in this 13th general election are race, religion and region. UMNO is for Malays. UMNO is defending Islam from the perceived missionary onslaught of the Christians! UMNO is desperate...okay lah let us call a spade a spade..Najib is desperate to maintain the States UMNO now has and win back those that they have lost in the 12th general elections. Anything else will mean that while there will still be a FLOM (Fat Lady of Malaysia) in his household. However that FLOM will no longer have a Prime Minister as her consort!
Membership in any Pakatan Rakyat coalition member party is open to all. Pakatan Rakyat will not make the defense of any religion or race to justify their asking the voters for a mandate to govern. If Pakatan Rakyat has any claim to any region or state within Malaysia it is based on its intent to continue the good that they have done in the States that they manage to include the States that they now do not."
"In 2009 this is what Najib has to say upon taking over as President of UMNO. It is all about what UMNO needs to do to itself to keep its grasp on political power- nothing for the Rakyat, nothing for our Nation, nothing for the Malays and nothing for Islam. It is all about UMNO, UMNO and UMNO again!
The litany of abuses and misuse of political power for personal gain under UMNO is acknowledged by all within UMNO. As Najib himself said: "Beri Salah. Tak beri Kalah!" Ask yourself what has been done by Najib since 2009 to make UMNO different?"
"Pakatan Rakyat's emphasis is on National Unity, good governance, common good and social justice for all. Since then Pakatan Rakyat has governed in four States - Kedah, Penang, Selangor and Kelantan. The 2011 Auditor-General’s report indicates good fiscal management by all four Pakatan Rakyat-controlled states with revenues improving. Enough said.
In Ceramah after Ceramah what Anwar and other Pakatan Rakyat leaders talk about is what Pakatan Rakyat will do for our people and for our nation. There is no need to fix Pakatan Rakyat...you do not fix anything that is not broken! "
"PAS has raised their relevance amongst the Malays. PAS able and politically savvy technocratic leaders have conducted themselves ably to harness broad Malay support against what UMNO has done in the name of Ketuanan Melayu and Islam.
But what of the Rakyat who are uninformed, poorly educated and ignorant?
Will the cash handouts, Barisan Nasional propaganda, coercion and threats influence who they will vote for?
This is a worrying factor for Pakatan Rakyat to consider. The same can be said of the possible votes from the Pendatangs, PDRM, the Armed Forces and collusion of the EC to favour Barisan Nasional....but even in these areas Pakatan Rakyat have been making inroads to turn the tide Pakatan Rakyat's way."
"In contrast Najib has choosen not to go head to head with Pakatan Rakyat on the Ceramahs trails. He does not have the stomach to do so. He knows that there will be too many questions that will be asked of him that he will not be able to answer. It is one thing to talk to a captive audience of UMNO members in PWTC...another to stand in Batang Berjuntai and hope that the Mineral Water and Beras give aways will bring the crowd to your Ceramah and make them stay to listen to you."
"In the end it will really come to what happens on Election day. That we are at this juncture of our political history when this UMNO led Barisan Nasional must think about defeat as a possible outcome, is already a victory for Pakatan Rakyat and for our people.
All will change after this election and surely all for the better!
Any party that wins government will have to face a strong opposition in Parliament - strong enough to keep the government bastards honest.
Any party in Opposition knows that they will have an opportunity to take government at the next general election should the government of the day does not deliver on the aspirations of the people who voted them into power.
So as of today we are already on the path towards change! Let us now make change a reality and vote Pakatan Rakyat into government to make REAL CHANGE happen as of MONDAY the 6th of MAY 2013 - the day after we vote for that change in this 13th general election! It is possible! It is doable! Hidup Pakatan Rakyat."
SIMPLY PUT...NAJIB IS NO ANWAR IBRAHIM.
I find this relevant... and the choice is up to the voters come May 5.