Monday, January 19, 2009

Concern unanimously

Last night, the result for the vote in parliament of Kuala Terengganu saw that PAS won by a majority on one thousand something defeating BN. At 10.00 pm after the official result was announced by SPR, many PAS supporters celebrated their victory in Kuala Terengganu town and some said had caused some massive traffic jam. Dato Seri Najib, prime minister in waiting said while accepting the defeat on the press conference that the defeat does not reflecting the non-confidence in the government right now. I got the news of PAS victory through the internet at about 9.30 pm and at first I was quite shocked by the outcome. Personally I thought BN would had won that seat after their hard work in campaign and the past two weeks almost al minister came down to this town. For PAS to win this seat is something. Maybe this is a sign of something bigger to come in Terengganu or maybe the victory just a lucky one. Some might say the majority of the victory in just a close margin and if some factors that contribute to the voting might have change, BN should have won the seat. But at the end of the day, winning is still winning. Factors that I could think of that played a big role in that election were the candidate, Chinese voters and the turmoil in UMNO political group leading to their party election next march.
From what I heard, the BN candidate was not that popular among the voters in Kuala Terengganu. Some even said that he was not that friendly with people and only showed up because of the election while PAS candidate was already famous in that area as he is also the ADUN for Wakaf Mempelam. In my opinion, the candidate name was very important and Terengganu leader, Dato Ahmad Said should have choose a better one for that seat. Everyone knows that in this state now although a year had passed but still there were 2 sides in UMNO. One supporting Ahmad Said and the other are supporting Idris Jusoh. These separations represent dishonest in the party and reflecting to the image of UMNO for the whole state. People know all these things and if they think they can not see unity in the UMNO why should they vote for their candidate.
Chinese voters also played a major role in yesterday election as Kuala Terengganu state had around 8000 Chinese voters. Report said that only 3000 voters turned out yesterday and others are working outside this state and they save the journey for next week Chinese New Year holiday. If all the voters had voted yesterday maybe we could saw a different result.
For the past few months UMNO had been a difficult time. Next march will be their grand gathering to choose for new party committee and they had been busy campaigning in the division to choose the new leader. Dato Seri Abdullah had already said he will step down this march and Dato Seri Najib will replace him. The seat for TPM and other are still for grab and all UMNO leaders had been busy since then. Some even filed a report of using dirty politic in campaign. All these were monitored closely by all the people in Malaysia and outside this country. They had decided that they want a candidate from a stable party to represent them yesterday.
I’m not qualify actually to analyze the political issues but then we all have some views on something and we are free to talk whatever we want. Yes, I’m not from Terengganu and some said because of that I’ve no right to talk about this state but then we are Malaysians. So, whatever I’d talk or said, it’s up to the people who listen it. You can just ignore and to be better take what is right. Can’t wait for this march.

3 comments:

  1. UMNO gathering....
    huhuhu.....
    da reason dat u stated mayb correct...
    coz u noe his bro also like him who is our lecturer's husband...
    quite arrogant...
    since dat they are rich people....
    i think i dun like him 2...
    but bcoz of da party itself...
    mayb i'll vote for him....
    :)

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