Saturday, August 22, 2009

PR should stop wasting too much time in by-elections, and focus to bring REFORMASI in the States and places they have won...

By-elections - this is something that the political parties love...and we have had quite a few now. There is a lot of the goodness of the candidate they want us to vote for .... but after elections, so little is heard about whether that person really is still doing any good... Is he /she an active person in the Legislative Assembly...or the Parliament? Is he/she active in standing up for justice and human rights? Alas, we often only hear the names of same personalities over and over...

Vote opposition for a check and balance - that was the call of the Opposition when they still did not win so many seats in Parliament...and majority in 5 (now 4) States...If this is so, then where BN is the majority, people who are for check and balance should be asked to vote for the Pakatan Rakyat ADUN...and vice versa....

But No - now the call is different and every by-election is an 'indicator' of how Malaysians...(nope the different ethnic groups.... and the different age groups) feel about WHAT? BN and the Pakatan Rakyat....at Federal level..(should it not be at State level).

This coming by-election is in Penang - should it be made an indicator of how the people of Penang feel about Guan Eng and the PR government?

I do not believe that by-election results can be seen as an indicator of how State or Federal government is faring... All it can be is an indicator of how the constituents feel about PR or BN.

It saddens me that so many 'big guns' of PR and BN 'turun padang' to assist in the campaigning ...to give speeches....to maybe just be seen...

PR. please do not waste time there - concentrate in doing better in the States you now govern... show the people why we should vote again for Pakatan Rakyat come State/Federal Elections...

Old issues that were used for GE2008 will not work again...


3 comments:

3 said...

this is politics ala malaysia. If this is the music that's the dance. Pls count yourself how many minister been there. To be seen by BN heads. Even PM goes oversea, how many ministers went to see him off??

Yoon Lee said...

So if a ADUN or MP dies, PR should just concede a walkover like BN did? Even if the late ADUN or MP was from PR?

chiaw said...

"PR should stop wasting too much time in by-elections, and focus to bring REFORMASI in the States and places they have won..."

"PR. please do not waste time there - concentrate in doing better in the States you now govern..."

Question: Are you suggesting that PR should give walk-overs to BN whenever there is a by-election?