Trouble up north — Sakmongkol AK47
JULY 28 — Umno/Barisan Nasional will be decimated in Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur and Kedah.
Let us continue with the possible political outcomes. We don’t have to waste time discussing about Penang because Umno/BN doesn’t even have a rat’s ass of a chance to regain the state.
Gerakan is of no consequence anymore. Changing its leaders there will not amount to anything. Gerakan will find out that cosmetic leadership changes are not a substitute for believability. Who wants to believe that Gerakan out of power can achieve anything when it failed when it HAD power? Penang Malays are eager to send Gerakan to its grave.
The current challenge by various chambers of commerce to gain control of Penang Port is a clear signal that Umno’s predatory legalised plunder is totally unacceptable. It’s not going to be easy for the looters and plunderers from now on.
Syed Mokhtar Albukhary represents Umno and if his overtures to take over Penang Port are rejected, it means the Penang people have no use of Umno any longer. If Umno people don’t read the meaning of that defiance, they must be really stupid.
What will Dr Chua Soi Lek say, now that Penang people elect to develop their port on their own efforts, by their own terms and conditions? Will he now dare suggest that Syed Mokhtar has the interests of Penangnites better that Penangnites have?
Penang has 13 parliamentary seats. Umno stands a ghost of chance in Kepala Batas and Tasek Gelugor. If Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is dropped, the seat will be won by PKR.
I can only see Umno/BN winning only one out of the 13 seats.
Pak Lah shows no class if he wants to stand for elections again. A former PM downgrading himself to becoming an MP. If he didn’t accomplish anything of significance during his tenure of office as PM, what can he do as an ordinary MP?
People fall asleep listening to his speeches when he was PM, how can they stay awake when he now speaks as an ordinary MP? If after having served the highest political office, Pak Lah is still willing to suffer humiliation, then this man has no sense of self-worth.
Can Penangnites expect anything worthy from Umno, which is going to be represented from a person without a sense of amour-propre?
What about the northern state Perlis, whose size has often been compared to a monkey’s stride? Negeri sekangkang kera. There are three Umno divisions, three division heads yet four people want to become MB.
The current MB who used to go about town bandying around a PhD qualification recently got a rude shock. An Umno member made a police report requesting the police to investigate the MB who is using a fake PhD.
The other two fellows are the former MB and a former minister of home affairs during whose tenure in office, so many foreign workers were brought in. All are vying to become the next MB.
Perlis is a state whose leaders seem to have no sense of proportion. You only have three parliamentary seats to offer and you insist on playing a dominant role in Malaysian politics. So you do the only option you have- be loud and be noisy.
What was Perlis’s vote swing to the opposition in 2008? It was around 3.7 per cent.
Read back what have I said at the beginning. This is a state with three divisions, three division heads but with four people wanting to become MB.
What does that indicate? It indicates that over the last four years, Umno/BN has self-destruct and has allowed Pakatan to possibly double the vote swing to 7 per cent.
With 7 per cent vote swing, Pakatan is likely to win one parliament seat for sure and more than an even chance to win another. Pakatan will likely get two parliamentary seats this time. — sakmongkol.blogspot.com
* Sakmongkol AK47 is the nom de plume of Datuk Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz. He was Pulau Manis assemblyman (2004-2008).
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