(GE12) Good news to jumpstart 2008 January 7, 2008Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
Tags: DAP, GE12, KeADILan, Penang
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.
Signed,CHOW KON YEOW DATO’
Chairman, DAP Pulau PinangZAHRAIN M. HASHIMChairman, 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.