Sunday, January 18, 2009

KT - Are people saying that Najib can be Presiden UMNO - but not PM Malaysia?

After GE2008, UMNO-led BN had 140 seats in Parliament

When SAPP left BN, they were left with 138 seats..

With the loss in Kuala Trengganu, they now only have 137 seats..

The Opposition(PKR + DAP + PAS) now have 82 seats in Parliament.

There are 3 Independents, i.e. Ibrahim Ali, and 2 MPs from SAPP

Barisan Nasional (BN) kehilangan satu lagi kerusi Parlimen apabila calonnya, Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh gagal mempertahankan kerusi Kuala Terengganu dalam pilihanraya kecil yang diadakan hari ini.

Sebelum ini, BN kehilangan dua kerusi Parlimen apabila Parti Maju Sabah (SAPP) mengambil tindakan keluar dari gabungan tersebut.

Dengan itu, BN kini mempunyai 137 kerusi di Parlimen. Ekoran kemenangan hari ini, PAS pula kini mempunyai 23 kerusi Parlimen.

Dalam pilihanraya kecil hari ini, calon PAS, Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut menang dengan majoriti 2,631 undi.

Beliau mendapat 32,883 undi manakala Wan Ahmad Farid mendapat 30,252 undi. Calon bebas, Calon bebas, Azharudin Mamat pula mendapat 193 undi.

Seramai 79.3 peratus pemilih keluar mengundi hari ini.

Dengan itu, pembangkang pula kini mempunyai 82 kerusi Parlimen dan tiga calon bebas - Datuk Ibrahim Ali dan dua ahli Parlimen SAPP.

Selepas pilihanraya umum lalu, BN memenangi 140 kerusi Parlimen, PKR (31 termasuk kerusi PSM), DAP (28) dan PAS (22).- Malaysiakini, 17/1/2009 - BN kini tinggal 137 kerusi Parlimen

In March 2008, the BN won by a majority of 628 - and now it LOST with the PAS candidate that emerged victorious getting a majority of 2,631.

For a by-election, when the full strength and resources of the BN is used, this win by the opposition Pakatan Rakyat is indeed very significant.

The results also indicate a further decline in the support of an UMNO-led BN government, and thus even the potential resignation of the current PM in March 2009 is not sufficient for the BN to regain the support of the people.

The fact that Najib will be the next President of UMNO...the next head of BN...and maybe even the next Prime Minister of Malaysia seemed to have not worked. In fact, the erosion in support indicates that people do want him as PM, etc... (Remember, this is a Parliamentary seat in Terengganu, which is governed by the BN. If this happened in Selangor, Penang...some State held by the Opposition, it would not have been so significant...). Note also that the majority was not a few hundred but 2,631...

Maybe Mohd Najib Razak should seriously consider someone else as the next Prime Minister. Of course, he can be the President of UMNO - but he need not be PM.

Pakatan's KT victory happens despite the many 'difficulties', 'disagreements' and 'fights' between the Pakatan parties.

Are Malaysians saying that they do prefer Pakatan Rakyat, with all its teething problems, compared to that 'clean, efficient, trustworthy' BN, with its 50 plus years of experience governing the country? I believe that they are...




4 comments:

telur dua said...

The guy can't even be a decent human being. We all know his record.

If ever he becomes PM he may just beat Bodowi's record of shortest period in office.

Anonymous said...

Let's not get too confident. So far the by-elections were held in Penang (opposition seat) and KT (grey area).
The situation may not be the same if we were to have by-elections in say, Johore or Pahang.
Be humble in victory.

candlenut said...

Absolutely "Yes!!" Najib can be President of UMNO for all we care, but for Malaysia's sake let's have someone with integrity for PM.

Anonymous said...

UMNOBN way of working is no relevant to rakyat anymore... it is time to kick their ass & out they go... before GOD judgement day.