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.)

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A Closer look at Pakatan victories

PAS contested in a total of 72 parliamentary seats and won 21, a success rate of 29%;
PKR contested in 99 seats and won 30, a success rate of 30%; and
DAP contested in 51 seats and won 38, a success rate of 75%!
Overall, Pakatan as a coalition contested in 222 seats and won 89, a success rate of 40%.

As a comparison, Umno as a party, contested in 120 seats and won 88, a success rate of 73%.
It is worth mentioning Umno, on its own, needs to win 112 seats to command simple majority, short of 24.

Pakatan Rakyat won 3 states, with two-third majority each, namely Penang, Selangor and Kelantan.
Overall, each party seems to control one state each: DAP Penang, PKR Selangor, and PAS Kelantan.

Parliamentary seats
DAP won 7; PKR won 3; PAS none; BN won 3; Total: 13

State seats
DAP won 19; PKR 10; PAS 1; BN won 10; Total: 40

Parliamentary seats
DAP won 4; PKR 9; PAS 4; BN won 5; Total: 22

State seats
DAP won 15; PKR 14; PAS 15; BN won 12; Total 56

Parliamentary seats
PAS won 9; BN won 5; Total 14

State seats
PAS won 32; PKR won 1; BN won 12; Total 45

By the way, in Perak:
Parliamentary seats
DAP won 7; PKR won 3; PAS won 2; BN won 12; Total 24

State seats
DAP won 18; PKR won 5; PAS won 5; BN won 31; Total 59

Pakatan Rakyat garnered 5,623,984 votes and won 89 seats:
- PKR 2,254,328 votes (40%); 30 seats (34%);
- DAP 1,736,267 votes (31%); 38 seats (43%);
- PAS 1,633,389 votes (29%); 21 seats (23%);

According to theSun (7 May), the BN won only 43 per cent of the popular vote in Perak at the state level compared to 54 per cent for Pakatan.

According to Nga Kor Ming: PR 625,710(54.9%); BN 508,747(44.49%); PR has 116,963 more votes, yet BN forms the state government.

Incidentally, Selangor with a population of 5.6 millions only has 22 parliamentary seats – whereas Perak, despite having a population of less than half of Selangor’s i.e. 2.4 millions, has 24!


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