Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Be Malaysian - not racist or party-centred when chosing BEST candidates for by-elctions

So, if an Indian MP/ADUN dies (or resigns) - then we will field another Indian for the by-elections. It is so racist...and that is certainly not what Malaysians want.

If there are a big percentage of Indian/Chinese voters, then we will field a non-Malay candidate - but if it is a Malay-Muslim majority seat, we will field a Malay-Muslim candidate...It is so racist...and that is certainly not what Malaysians want.

If it was a PKR MP/ADUN who dies (or resigns) or party-hops... then we let PKR decide on the candidate who will contest in the by-elections or the coming elections...

If it was a PAS MP/ADUN who dies (or resigns) or party-hops... then we let PAS decide on the candidate who will contest in the by-elections or the coming elections

If it was a DAP MP/ADUN who dies (or resigns) or party-hops... then we let DAP decide on the candidate who will contest in the by-elections or the coming elections

The above are the kind of sentiments coming from even the Pakatan Rakyat...and, not only is it racist, but it is also so narrow...

We should be looking for the BEST candidate from the area concerned to contest - and race/ethnicity/religion should never be a consideration for Pakatan Rakyat - and certainly not for PKR and/or DAP (who are claiming to be multi-racial...multi-religious bangsa Malaysia parties...

And mind you, the best candidate may not even be someone from those parties - it could be some person from civil society or someone else...

We need good people...people with character..people who will not be 'bought'..people who will not succumb to threats...people with principles...persons who have good history of working for people, for human rights, for justice...

It matters not how many years one has been in a party - etc...

But sometimes the problem is that the leadership of parties prefers 'good obedient followers' rather than more vocal and strong personalities. This, too, must change - get the best person to run..
PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim says an Indian candidate from the party will probably be chosen to contest the Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah.The seat became vacant following the resignation of assemblyperson V Arumugam yesterday.

The Kedah state assembly speaker will officially inform the Election Commission (EC) today of the vacancy, following which the EC will set a date for a by-election.

anwar ibrahimAnwar, who is also the leader of the Pakatan Rakyat alliance, said PKR will definitely contest the seat.

"Most probably we'll also choose an Indian candidate in place," he told reporters last night in Malacca. - Malaysiakini, 10/2/2009, Anwar: Indian candidate likely for Bukit Selambau


4 comments:

funnyfella said...

Malaysia is multiracial like it or not that is the facts we have to bear in mind.We need to have a fair balance in racial representations of all communities in parliament or state assembly.We have not come to that stage where one represntative from one racial origin can speak for all the race.Well, at least PKR and DAP did try to do away with racial line but not yet totally, given time we may do away with representation along racial line.Hopefully not too distant future.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

LET NATION BE ABOVE PARTY'S INTEREST

Let's choose what's best for the nation
Not just for the convenience of the party
For the selection must go beyond the current election
To get the right candidate who's strong and hearty

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 100209
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Tue. 10th Feb. 2009.

nckeat88 said...

malaysia leaders including the opposition are as racist as bn leaders.

hanizar said...

yeahh...

pls explain why syed shahrir lost in Pandan parliamentary seat to MCA candidate, although the two DUN seats went to pakatan Rakyat.

pls explain...