Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I have a question...

So, it was during the Permatang Pauh election, on the 26th August 2008 (Tuesday), where Anwar Ibrahim, the supposedly 'Malaysian savior and hero' won hands down...

He returned to the Parliament, after 7 years of absence (due to sodomy charges) with 31,195 votes in hand...tearing down Barisan National representative Arif Shah with kitten claws...Just so you know, BN representative Arif Shah had 15,524 votes...

Some might say, that it is a clear sign that the citizens wanted a change in government...That is a natural analyzation...considering the fact that Anwar had two times Arif's votes...

But I was just wondering...

Permatang Pauh, has been Anwar's territory for more than two decades now, him holding the position of the Member of Parliament...During his 7 years of absence, (due to his arrest, sodomy and corruption charges), his wife succeeded him while patiently awaiting his return...In other words, for more than 20 years, Permatang Pauh has never left the hands of the Anwar tribe...

So yes, Anwar having two times Arif's votes, might indicate people's dissatisfaction towards the current government...that is people looking at a glass that is half full...

I on the other hand, am looking at this glass as half empty...

How come, after all these years, and despite all the horrible, deep skeletons that the current government has kept inside their closet...now exposed...there are still 1/3 citizens of Permatang Pauh, still voting for our shameful Barisan National government?...I mean, given 20 years sitting in the throne, I would have thought that Anwar had all the time in the world to convince the society that he was capable of such big responsibility...

Yet, there was 15,524 people who didn't agree..15,524 voters who would rather risk the continuous idiosyncrasies and non-stop corruption of our current government, then hand their OWN representative, Anwar Ibrahim the silver plate...15, 524 men, from his own territory alone opposing him...that has to count for something, doesn't it?...or am I wrong in thinking that?...

Hmmm...curious, isn't it?...

3 comments:

Philip said...

You have a good point there, Emily. Perhaps Anwar ought to be worried that over 15000 people didn't vote for him.

Juanito said...

Well, lets not forget the point that out of the 15000, most of them were bribed to vote for BN...

So how did BN get 15k votes for a start? They only logic was thru bribing the voters and also to depend on a handful of UMNO diehards..

Also you might think that I am contradicting myself, as the total voters registered in PP is 58k but in all the occasions whether it was a GE or BE, only 48k range of voters will turn out.. In Mac 08, Wan Azizah won by a majority of 13k out of total 48k turnout.. This time Anwar won 15k out of ~47k turnout..

So the question again is what happened to the balance 10K? Obviously they are phantomers.. If we add these 10k phantomers into the 15k votes that BN got, basically does that mean Anwar have to contend with 25k BN voters? Not really..

eUGeNeGOh said...

haiz.. so, our government is corrupted as well.. What the heck, bribe to vote.. HOW LAME AND PATHETIC..
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