How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Monday, May 06, 2013

A bit on GE13 results


States (excl. Sarawak): BN 275; PR 230

Total votes: BN 5.220 million; PR 5.489 million

BN was able to win more seats with less votes because of gerrymandering over the years.

Anyway, GE13 was marred by many reports of irregularities, and with a biased Election Commission, complaints are expected to fall on deaf ears and simply dismissed.

While preparing for this post, I was watching BBC World News and Anwar Ibrahim was interviewed about the GE13 and he complained about 'cheating in the elections in this day and age'. Caretaker minister for national unity, Koh Tsu Koon was asked for his opinion on Anwar's complaints. As expected, he explained with the usual 'logic' of opposition having won big shows the elections had been fair! I am sure most of us have a ready answer for that: opposition won with big majorities DESPITE widespread rigging; they would have won GE13 if elections had been fair. 

18 Ministers won; 4 lost;  and those who did not contest included Rais Yatim, Peter Chin and Koh Tsu Koon.
Caretaker ministers who won:
1. PM Najib Abdul Razak (P85 Pekan, Pahang)
2. DPM Muhyiddin Yassin (P143 Pagoh, Johor)
3. G Palanivel (P78 Cameron Highlands, Pahang)
4. Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (P61 Padang Rengas, Perak)
5. Jamil Khir Baharom (P12 Jerai, Kedah)
6. Hishammuddin Hussein (P153 Sembrong, Johor)
7. Shafie Apdal (P189 Semporna, Sabah)
8. Mustapa Mohamed (P30 Jeli, Kelantan)
9. Ahmad Shabery Cheek (P40 Kemaman, Terengganu)
10. Dr S Subramaniam (P140 Segamat, Johor)
11. Ismail Sabri Yaakob (P90 Bera, Pahang)
12. Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah (P63 Tambun, Perak)
13. Anifah Aman (P176 Kimanis, Sabah)
14. Douglas Uggah Embas (P204 Betong, Sarawak)
15. Noh Omar (P95 Tanjung Karang, Selangor)
16. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (P75 Bagan Datok, Perak)
17. Shaziman Abu Mansor (P133 Tampin, Negeri Sembilan)
18. Liow Tiong Lai (P89 Bentong, Pahang)

(Pahang 4; Johor 3; Pahang 3; Perak 3; Kedah 1; Sabah 2; Sarawak 1; and Negeri Sembilan 1)

Four incumbent ministers who lost:

1. Transport minister: Kong Cho Ha (P74 Lumut, Perak);
2. Federal territories and urban wellbeing minister : Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin (P121 Lembah Pantai, FT Kuala Lumpur);
3. Housing and local government minister Chor Chee Heung (P9 Alor Star, Kedah); and 
4. Plantation industries and commodities Benard Giluk Dompok (P174 Penampang, Sabah).

3 Presidents of political parties did not contest in GE13: MCA President, Chua Soi Lek; Gerakan President, Koh Tsu Koon; and SUPP President, Peter Chin Kah Fui. All their candidates fared badly, in fact, worse than before.

PAS retained Kelantan with 33 seats against BN's 12, surpassing the required 30 necessary for 2/3 majority.
Tok Guru, Nik Aziz has given way to Ahmad Yaacob, who becomes the new MB of Kelantan.

Ex-MB of Malacca, Ali Rustam, contested a parliamentary seat and lost. To become a minister, he has to be appointed Senator.
Ex-MB of Johor, Abdul Ghani Othman, contested parliamentary seat Gelang Patah and lost to DAP's Advisor, Lim Kit Siang. 

Many fair-minded people rejoiced at the defeat of Perkasa President, Ibrahim Ali in P22 Pasir Mas, Kelantan, and Perkasa Deputy President, Zulkifli Nordin in P108 Shah Alam, Selangor.

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