Najib: Chinese swing a false alarm

Was there a real swing of Chinese votes in Ijok?

MCA President Ong Kata Nothing quickly said no. His brother Ong Ka Chuan and his “machai” Chiew Mei Fun and Tan Chai Ho have also openly denied about it.But Ong quickly changed his tune when the Prime Minister confirmed that there was a swing and he wanted the MCA and Gerakan to explain. Ong puts the blame sqaurely on K Sivalingam and certain government leaders (Umno). He said Sivalingam did not serve the Ijok people well, and the Chinese were upset with the negative (racist ) remarks from these leaders. 

So, was K Sivalingam really that ‘bad”? The Selangor Exco members certainly do not think so. Selangor MB Khir Toyo and a host of other Selangor Exco members like Mokhtar Dahlan, Raja Ideris, Ch’ng Toh Eng and Lim Thuan Seng praised Sivalingam “sky high” in the special 8-page Maju Selangor propaganda published on 12 April 2007. They used words like ” effective, friendly, hardworking…” to describe Sivalingam, saying that the demise of Sivalingam is a big loss to the people of Selangor! Now that Sivalingam was being attacked and blamed for losing Chinese votes in Ijok, would these good buddies of Sivalingam come out to defend the poor fellow now?

Opposition Leader believes the Chinese swing was due largely to the fact that they were being marginalised for too long. In other words, the Chinese feel that there is no equal rights for them. DAP SG Lim Guan Eng has outlined 10 reasons why the Chinese in Ijok has swung for the Opposition. He also challenged Ong Kata Nothing to tell AAB the truth.

Anyway, DPM Najib Tun Razak thinks that BN should not panic because he believes the majority of Chinese voters would still vote for BN in the coming general elections. He even said that the so-called racist remarks made by various political leaders (including he himself) have no impact with the Chinese. So, Najib disagrees with Ong Kata Nothing on this point.  Would Ong now dares to dispute with Najib on this point? No way, brother!

Umno Youth chief Hishamuddin Hussein also think that there was nothing wrong for him to brandish the Malay keris and he would certainly do it again. He also has no regrets for uttering those racist remarks and upholding racially biased policies. Both Najib and Hisham were well known for showing off with their swords to drum up Malay support.

Would the Chinese voters prove Najib wrong in the coming general elections? What do you think?

国庆日之前提早大选传闻炽热
吉祥:国阵知补选成绩难重演
07年5月4日 下午4:52 malaysiakini

国会反对党领袖兼民主行动党怡保东区国会议员林吉祥(左图)今日继续针对来届全国大选的日期作出猜测。

他指出由于马接及依约补选成绩的影响,国阵在今年8月31日国庆日之前举行大选的揣测,目前似乎甚嚣尘上。

他质问,“来届大届会否因为马接及依约补选成绩,提前在8月31日的50周年国庆日之前举行?”

不过,林吉祥指出,到目前为止,他仍完全排除来届大选将在8月31日之前举行的可能性,因为政府已计划花费数以亿计令吉的金钱,以便在全国各地庆祝我国独立半世纪。

“而这种方式是多么的有效,尤其是其是为了再造类似2004年大前夕那种让首相阿都拉赢得空前91%国会多数议席的“兴奋感”。”

巫统及国阵竞选策略家有分歧

巫统及国阵的竞选策略家曾分持两种看法,即大选是否应在安华在明年4月尾重享公民权益及选举权之前,或在今年尾举行。

他透露,由於马接及依约补选的成绩,形成第3种看法,即那就是在今年8月31日国庆日之前举行大选的说法,目前似乎甚嚣尘上。

“建议不再拖延而提前至甚至在国庆日前举行大选者是担心,国阵将面对重挫,因为阿都拉手中的本钱,已因他无法兑现2004年大选时许下的清廉丶不贪污丶负责任丶透明化丶有效率丶民主丶公正及亲民政府承诺而耗尽。”

“那些被严重指控缠身的巫统及国阵领袖也要提早大选,以结束他们的痛苦挣扎,好让他们凭藉国阵的选举胜利,宣称证明本身的无辜。”

经济学家警告全球股市即将崩盘

尽管国内股市在昨天创下历史新高,吉隆坡交易所的综合指数破记录的上升至1342.79点,但很多人都担心牛市会维持多久。

越来越多有关全球股市将崩盘及全球性经济不景气将来临的警告,更加深了这种忧虑。

仅在上周初,摩根史丹利的前重量级经济学家谢国忠(Andy Xie)警告说,中国股市即将崩盘。谢国忠在一项劳动节前夕电话专访儿告诉路透社说:“我认为很快就会爆裂”,并补充说,过度融资丶通膨上升及过度估值将在不久後引起全球崩盘。

谢国忠说: “大家将感惊讶。最後的结果将会非常糟糕。”

巫统领袖对依约成绩感到不安

林吉祥认为,尽管对赢得依约补选表现出狂喜的姿态,但巫统及国阵领袖内心知道,他们只获得出征前的胜利,在大选时并不可能历史重演。

“国阵在补选时倾巢而出,出动正丶副首相及整个内阁丶各州国阵州政府,再加上联邦及州政府倾注拨款,又以每张数百令吉至1500令吉地买票,总共开支不下1亿令吉,依约补选成了我国独立50年史上最肮脏的一场补选!”

但是,巫统及国阵领袖也对补选成绩带来的启示感到不安。

副首相纳吉昨天矢口否定一般人指国阵大量流失依约的华人票说法,但他似乎忘了,公开指依约华人票流向反对党,而要马华及民政党解释者非首相本身莫属。

“为何巫统丶马华及民政党领袖对依约华人选票流向反对党的现象表达出犹豫不定的立场,尽管巫统拥有的新海峡时报昨天已经在一篇社会中要“争取回华人选票”?”

林吉祥强调,理由很简单,没有马华及民政党的领袖敢在内阁及国阵最高理事会会议中告诉巫统领袖华人票流失的真相,也不敢要令华人不满“所发表的言论”的巫统领袖收回言论及道歉,而且也不敢说出国阵的不公平政策及滥权行为,尤其是将原定在1990年结束的新经济政策任意延长。

“巫青团长希山慕丁昨天的嚣张回应即可见一斑,他为本身挥舞马来短剑,而完全不理会其他族群感受的极端与不敏感做法辩护。明显的,希山获得马华及马青领袖们的支持,使他们美化他的挥剑行为。”

不过,他认为但这一切纯粹是虚张声势而已,巫统及国阵内部正酝酿着举行大选日期的第3个选择,即严正考虑提前在今年8月31日之前举行,以让国阵取得最佳选举成果。

 

5 Responses to “Najib: Chinese swing a false alarm”

  1. ronnieliutiankhiew Says:

    90%郊区选民关注当地议题
    公正党打国家议题无从奏效

    ■日期/May 04, 2007 ■时间/01:45:31 pm
    ■新闻/家国风云 ■作者 merdekareview陈慧思

    【本刊陈慧思撰述】民意调查结果显示,郊区选民注重切身的民生问题,甚于国家议题;人民公正党在依约州议席补选中强打国家议题,竞选策略被批没有对症下药。

    动力青年(Youth for Change)组织的“年轻人依约补选拜访团”在依约竞选期间所作的民意调查显示,当地90%的选民关心当地问题,只有约10%的选民关注国家议题。此外,高达65%的选民关注社会议题、18%选民关注经济议题、15%选民关注政治议题,只有3%选民关心文化课题。

    马来西亚自由公平选举联盟(Electroral Assistance, Consultancy & Resaerch for Free and Fair Election, MAFREL,简称公选盟)协调员黄文强(左图)引上述数据指出,社会背景影响了选票的走向,因此,政党在策划竞选时,有必要把选民最切身的问题纳入考量。

    黄文强指出:“因为胶价上扬,很多人跑回家乡做橡胶工人,你告诉我,如果他肯跑回去做最低级的橡胶工人,那么他会不会肯安于现状呢?这就真正解释了农村人民的心态,但吊诡的是,为什么执政党没有特别关注这个问题?反对党更加吊诡,它的候选人是前牙直利行政总裁,什么人都可以不知道橡胶油棕的价钱,他不能不知道!”

    他直言:“我相信他一定知道,但是知道了他做什么呢?他什么都没有做!这是一个问题,且是一个很严重的问题。”

    国阵在依约补选中大打发展牌,及至“警示”居民,若在野党获胜,当地发展必然受阻。公正党则强打贪腐议题,其中打得最炙的莫过于蒙古女郎阿尔丹杜雅炸尸案息息相关的潜水艇佣金议题。此外,卡立也提出“依约人民发展模式”(Ijok People’s Development Model),计划在出任依约州议员之后全面提升依约的教育、社区和经济。

    如果我是卡立竞选顾问……

    黄文强指出,依约选民以园丘工人和小园主居多,如果他是公正党候选人卡立依布拉欣(Khalid Ibrahim)的竞选顾问,他将建议卡立思考及提出园丘工人和小园主关切的问题,比如最低薪金制。

    他说:“资本国家如美国也有最低薪金制,而他们的竞争能力并没有因此而削弱,所以,要是由牙直利的前行政总裁提出这个问题,它有一个很重要的象征意义,就是这个行政总裁过渡到反对党并不是一个政治的改变这么简单,不是换一件衣服罢了,而是在精神上他已经从一个资方代表走回劳工的那边,这个机会,很可惜的,我不是他的竞选顾问,所以失去了这个机会。”

    黄文强认为,国阵领袖投身在野党后,通常仍延续固有的精神,换政党就如换衣服一样形式化,无法做到真正的脱胎换骨。

    黄文强昨晚是在《东方日报》和隆雪华堂民权委员会联办的“透视补选政治文化”讲座会上发表上述言论。另外三名主讲人是评论人兼维护媒体独立撰稿人联盟主席黄进发、人民公正党乌鲁冷岳区副主席李成金和经济学者何启斌。主持人为雪隆理华同学会主席廖国华。

    何启斌(左图)认为,了解选民的心态和行为是取胜的要素,乡区选民重视土产价格和当地的发展甚于国家议题,因此,在土产市场大好的此刻举行全国大选,国阵必然可以稳住乡区选区。他说:“城市是一定会发展的,乡下的发展则需要看YB(Yang Berhormat,议员尊称),现在乡区的局势大好,因为土产价格好,如果今年九月大选,国阵的选票一定不会走,而且选民还会反反对党!”

    由于城市地区物价高涨、油价高企不下,市民也被过路费压得喘不过气来,因此,他预言,今年内大选城市选区一定反风大起,吉兰丹执政党回教党也一样遭殃。他甚至说:“以今天的形势,国阵在武吉免登(Bukit Bintang)要输5000票!”

  2. KSTAN Says:

    First and foremost, Ong Kah Chuan aka Ong Ka Cheng (which means backside in Hokkien) should not open his mouth like a chicken backside. Time and time again the good folks of Batu Gajah have rejected him and supported none other than DAP’s YB Fong. He has no influence in Perak and his rise in MCA politics is largely due to Ong Kata Nothing’s help.

    This time sleeping beauty Dollah Badawi is right. He knows that there will be a swing in the Chinese votes to the opposition parties in the next GE. Ong Kah Ting is not a good strategist like Ling Leong Sik and so the only way MCA can get out of this is to deny it all the way and hopefully demonstrate some “noble” gestures when the GE is nearer. In fact they have started already, for example ….. the ADUN of Damansara Utama have sent out leaflets to every house in the area just to make sure everyone knows that he did some little work such as to ensure that some drains are cleaned up and some walkways are repaired and etc. Hey, what your right hand do, your left hand need not know lah! People can judge for themselves if you were hand working all this while or merely just sleeping on the job. I remembered the YB went around ss2 pasar pagi to give out ang-pows as a kind gesture in conjunction with Chinese New Year not long ago and it was publish in The Star Metro. But unfortunately people are not buying into it this time. So I guess his days are numbered. You can fool rural folks but you can’t fool the media savvy educated folks in urban areas such as in PJ. In fact the two ADUN seats in PJU is a goldmine for the DAP, whoever stands for election in Kg. Tunku and Damansara is most likely to win in these seats, given the current circumstances and current outlook. My advise to you Ronnie is to let them deny all they want – Their denial is all in vain!

  3. gs Says:

    The elections are coming soon. Hope the DAP is well prepared. Read this letter:

  4. sampalee Says:

    Even if dap is fully prepared it is futile to go it alone and once again betray the rakyat by going dap first,malaysians later ;do not know when lah.Dap can contribute immensely to the people and country by working alongside pas to exterminate umno on behalf of all malaysian.That and only that is the true spirit of malaysian first.

  5. vt Says:

    can sleep soundly oredi ah PAK, Najis said one mah…..

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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