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Government fed by the people

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Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption 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.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

BN and Umno in particular, had it easy (like always) in GE13... some say they have divine right to rule...

We have often been told that because of mal-apportionment (due mainly to past gerrymandering), theoretically, any party which can win a simple majority with 112 of the smallest seats (ranging from the smallest P125 of Putrajaya (15,791 voters) to P83 of Kuantan (56,280 voters), it can win the GE and form the government.

Based on the GE13 results, I find Umno itself won 74 of the 112 smallest seats, which is 66%! BN as a coalition had an even better share: 99 out of 112, which is 88%!

Sabah (25 or all of its parliamentary seats) and Sarawak (26 out of 31) took the lion share of the smallest constituencies, equivalent to 45.5% or almost half! BN won in 22 and 24 out of the 25 and 26 respectively.

Umno had a monopoly in such seats in Perlis (3), Kedah (4), Selangor (3), FT Putrajaya (1), N. Sembilan (2), Malacca (1), and FT Labuan (1).

BN had a monopoly in Johor (15), and a lion's share in Penang (3 out of 4), Kelantan (2 out of 3), Perak (10 out of 13), Pahang (7 out of 9), and FT KL (1 out of 2).

After the announcement of the new cabinet line-up, 2 out 3 of the ministers can be found to have won in the above-mentioned 112 smallest constituencies. In other words, they are perceived to have chosen safe seats or more easily winnable seats. With less number of constituents, it is easier to reach and convince them.

P125 15791 Putrajaya Tengku Adnan Mansor UMNO
P200 19839 Batang Sadong Nancy Shukri PBB
P214 25461 Selangau Joseph Entulu Belaun PBB
P182 26194 Pensiangan Joseph Kurup PBRS
P204 26322 Betong Douglas Uggah Embas PBB
P213 26477 Mukah Leo Michael Toyad PBB
P176 26628 Kimanis Anifah Aman UMNO
P201 27360 Batang Lupar Rohani Abdul Karim PBB
P78 27980 Cameron Highlands G Palanivel MIC
P61 28518 Padang Rengas Nazri Abdul Aziz UMNO
P199 33713 Serian Richard Riot Jaem SUPP
P157 37999 Azalina Othman Umno
P179 39053 Ranau Ewon Ebin Upko
P75 39924 Bagan Datok Ahmad Zahid Hamidi UMNO
P189 41549 Semporna M Shafie Apdal UMNO
P153 41588 Sembrong Hishamuddin Hussein UMNO
P168 42197 Kota Marudu Maximus Ongkili PBS
P95 42334 Tanjung Karang Noh Omar UMNO
P30 43224 Jeli Mustapa Mohamed UMNO
P3 43876 Arau Shahidan Kassim UMNO
P194 49750 Petra Jaya Fadillah Yusof PBB

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