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(GE12) Good news to jumpstart 2008 January 7, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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Week 1 2008.

It’s been raining bad news one after another for Barisan Nasional (BN) – Sex tape, rationing of cooking oil, school fees which in fact weren’t abolished, toll hike, impending petrol price hike, and now news that refined floor may be hit next (Source: Kosmo 7 Jan 2008).

But at the Opposition end, this bit of news is a fantastic start to 2008, which the voters will no doubt appreciate deeply.

Joint Press Statement
7 January 2008

We are pleased to announce our parties have reached an agreement on seat allocation for Penang.

A joint Press Conference by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Lim Guan Eng would be held at Wednesday 9 January 2008 in Penang to announce the details.

Thank you.

Signed,

CHOW KON YEOW DATO’
Chairman, DAP Pulau Pinang
ZAHRAIN M. HASHIM
Chairman, KeADILan Pulau Pinang

Penang has been one of the toughest states to come to an agreement, and the coming announcement shows that the political parties are sensitive to the wishes of the electorate – that it is only with the collective effort of all Opposition parties, can we then pose a serious challenge to the hegemony of BN.

After all, politics is the art of the possible, as shown recently in Australia and the fantastic show by Obama in Iowa over the weekend. Our own showdown will be sooner than later.

(See also the post by Parliament Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang’s announcement on the Penang agreement; KeADILan’s news (BM).)

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1. monsterball - January 7, 2008

Wa… Liz….Just one hot post…now come one more…. so fast…but I guess good news must be told.
Yes..It is great news that DAP and Keadilan have settled the seats in Penang.
Planning ahead cannot be done by UMNIO and BN….as they have too much in house fighting…especially their races and religion politics are back firing at them now.

2. simon - January 8, 2008

Simon “Letterman’s” Top Ten List

#1 Cigarettes must be heavily taxed so that it can be smuggled in.

#2 Cooking oil must be heavily subsidised so that it can be smuggled out.

#3 Maximum and Best utilisation of “cigarette boats” is when cigarettes come in and unloaded and cooking oil is loaded on same boat for return trip to Timbuktu. No wastage of empty return boats. Malaysia Smuggling Boleh!

#4 Diesel must be licensed and subsidised so that it can be secretly sold to make super 100% profits.

#5 Rice must have AP so that people need to apply AP.

#6 Sugar must be licensed as its too simple to make. Otherwise everybody will want to make and sell sugar.

#7 Petrol must be heavily subsidised so that the elites with 3 litre imported 4WD CBU cars can waste it.

#8 Rakyat’s salary must be suppressed so that they cannot afford to buy anything and will support any and all government subsidy of anything.

#9 Funerals must be subsidised so that people are encouraged to die.

#10 Flour must be subsidised so that rakyat will grow fat, and have heart problems and seek services of expensive private medical centres.

3. Bleak Future! - January 8, 2008

Dearest Sabahans,

Have a Heart, Have a Conscience, Have a Future!

Visit MT site

http://www.malaysia-today.net/Blog-e/2005/08/archives-special-reports-on-sabah.htm

Have the articles printed out and tell your friends. Translate them to Chinese or BM if necesaary.

Think of yours & your Children’s Future .

The PLUNDERINGS & Debaucheries Have Got to STOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO MORE LIVING IN THE PAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wake Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We Have Nothing Left after this. Just Remember That !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. JV - January 8, 2008

Think of our children’s future!

This Video is a Big wake up call.

5. kesava - January 8, 2008

MCA Youth deputy chief Ling Hee Leong has fired a salvo against the party leadership over their handling of the sex scandal involving the former vice–president, Dr Chua Soi Lek.
http://malaysiakini.com/news/76780

6. Damocles - January 8, 2008

The settlement of the allocation of seats in Penang is indeed good news!
As I have been posting all along, it’s time to boot out the BN and the motto is “Just do it!”.
Nothing is impossible, especially when the BN is lurching from one scandal to another; they are shooting themselves in both feet and the mouth as well!
They are seeing the writing on the wall – that’s why they are so keen to extend the term of the incumbent EC chairman.
They are grasping at straws.

7. hutchrun - January 8, 2008

More good news from the BN towards the Islamic State:

Jan 8, 2008
M’sian religious leaders protest over priest visa cuts
KUALA LUMPUR – NON-MUSLIM religious groups said on Tuesday that Malaysia is refusing to issue new visas for foreign priests, in the latest eruption of ethnic discord in the multicultural nation.

Foreign priests already in the country have only been given six-month renewals and told they must leave after expiry, said the head of the Malaysian Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism.
http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest+News/Asia/STIStory_194028.html

8. hutchrun - January 8, 2008

So a six-men Malaysian election observer team, led by the Malaysian Election Commission deputy chairman, have declared the Uzbekistan elections as “fair” even though critics have described it as a “non-election”.

Remember, the Uzbekistan government is notorious for torturing dissidents and even putting them in boiling pots.
http://anilnetto.com/2008/01/08/malaysian-polls-observers-declare-uzbek-non-election-fair/

9. monsterball - January 9, 2008

Liz…RPK said that most in his blog….criticizing the government or are anti-government commentators..,,will vote for the government…..come election time. Is this true?
Does this mean we have hell of alot gas bags that do not walk the talk?
I do suspect quite alot do not vote or have not register themselves to vote…..but talk anti-government stuffs so much…..then come voting time…will vote for UMNO or BN…..that’s sickening. character…worst than double headed snakes.
Is RPK correct in his observations?
Personally…..I think he is right.

EW: I’ve learnt, it’s better to trust the wisdom of the voters than political pundits.


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