Why GE is expected to be held this year

Many have asked me why many of us in the DAP believe that the impending general elections will be held some time end of this year (and latest by March 2008).

Here are the factors that lead to my conclusion…

1. The share market looks good and steady at the moment. Unless something unexpected happen to strike at the Shanghai or New York stock markets, the government would do whatever it takes to sustain the domestic market. Come August 31 this year, Malaysia will be celebrating its50 years of nationhood. Naturally, the ruling coalition will make use of this opportunity to brag about its success and at the same time create a mood and atmosphere that’s favourable to the Umno-led BN Government.

2.The national Budget will be announced in September. AAB will certainly use the opportunity to dish out goodies and sweeteners to voters, making it a truly ‘election year budget’.

3. After creating a feel good mood for a month or so using the mainstream media, it’s time to call for the general elections before the ‘euphoria’ is over. November 25 will be just nice and auspicious for AAB, if not he can still wait until 15 December.

4. The Ijok by-election result shows that the opposition is gaining momentum. They knew that they have won the by-election because of bribes, threats and frauds.BN would not leave the trend goes unchecked.

5. Come January 1, there will be another round of toll increases. And this time involves the entire North-South Highways. This is not a good time to call for general elections.

6. The only nice date available in 2008 for AAB would be 15 March. If anything unforeseen happens in March, AAB would be left with no more auspicious date. And by April 2008, his arch rival Anwar will be eligible to contest. This is the last thing he wants to see. He and other Umno leaders may have described Anwar as an non-entity, non-starter or any other name; but deep down in their hearts, they know pretty well what kind of damage this man could bring to their election campaign. 

Yes, printers who were given the jobs were required to deliver everything by September this year. Notices have been sent to all government schools to standby for elections. Teachers were being recruited as returning officers and polling officers at this point of time. Even the SPR Chairman Rashid have openly said that those who wish to vote must get themselves registered as voters latest by August this year.

Samy Vellu have recently challenged Anwar to fight him in Sg Siput. Why? Because he knows that Anwar would not be eligible to contest as yet. If the general election was to be held after April next year, do you think ‘Semi-value’ dares to make such challenge?

9 Responses to “Why GE is expected to be held this year”

  1. ricky Says:

    Dear Fellow Malaysian, Malaysian Of All Races

    Yes the GE is just round the corner and what are we going to do to lend our support for change.

    My take to all in support of change are:

    Do not be afraid

    1)This is our downfall for the past fifty years. Why must we be afraid? Do we want to be intiminated again by their slogan of riots and kris waving? We have only one life and so are they.

    2)Many are saying that they know who we vote for, so what if they know. What can they do to us small fry. There are over 10 million voters, pray tell me how can they monitor each and everyone of the voters. Only their members who want to vote for the oppositions are afraid and these are the people they are going after. Do not be afraid if they know who you vote, they cannot send all who votes for the oppositions to jail.

    Discrimination

    For fellow Malays, do not think that the discrimination by bn are just affecting the non malays. You are wrong. Discrimination are all over and affect each and everyone of us irrespective of any race if you do not bow, toe their line and not a member of their executive club.

    The purpose of the NEP, you all know about it, but are they implemented in their true form. Fellow malays, please tell me, have you gain much from this NEP which is suppose to elevate you all to be at par with others. Have it achieve it’s real intention, you answer me.

    Education should be devoid of all political influence and they should be on merit. Using the NEP to project and in a way forcing the Malays to study and graduated them with no merit is not the answer. All capable Malays should be allow to compete with others and use the NEP to provide relevant courses more suitable to the other slower learners.

    Can the Oppositions run the country
    If anyone ask me this question, I will tell them, it is a stupid question.

    Just think back 50 years ago, do the people selected to run the country after gaining independence, have any experience in running a country before. They are given a chance to run the country and pray tell me why we cannot allow the opposition to rule. Just assume we are given the independence today and let the Oppositions lead us like what the loosely formed Alliance at that time was given the chance to do so.

    Corruptions

    This is the main culprit that is destroying our country. The whole government system is rotten to the core. They are telling us, including the poor pm that we must make a report, get evidence and proof before they can act.
    Do you all not think that this is just plain stupid?

    Let me ask you, if you do not pay your income tax, what will happen? The IRS will come after you and can you tell them that there is no report against you for not paying, why are they running after you.

    If you do not pay your car road tax and the police stop and issue you a summon, can you tell them there is no report against you for not paying the road tax and why they are going after you?

    These agencies are doing their job to ensure that you abide by the laws of this country.

    Likewise for corruptions, ACA must pursue and act on their own initiative.

    ACA stands for “anti corruption agency” and what is their job?

    To prevent corruption, seek and destroy all corruptors.

    Do they need people to make a report to them, show them all the evidence and proofs before they can act?

    They must act on their own and take action to prevent corruptions from happening. They must be on the prowl to catch corruptors, using their power to search through bank accounts, land office, IRS and other means should they smell or hear anything suspicious like how come that minister can afford two or three oreven four houses, that minister can afford to lose millions in gambling, that mb is so very rich and other ministers living beyond their means.

    Do you really need a report, evidence and proof before you can act, then what the hell do we need ACA for.

    Fellow Malaysian of all races, please open your eyes and lets walk together to show bn the door this coming GE.

  2. VT Says:

    I knew it all this while………. election will definately be held this year

    I am damn sure that the guy in Sg. Siput is wearing a toupee.

    I am quite sure that toll hikes is imminent and the increase will be really hard on Malaysians, let’s just say that approx 20%, just for the fun of it.

    I am certain that the opposition front will make inroads into the BN stronghold.

    hehehehe

  3. sampalee Says:

    High lighting the problem does not solve them.To effectively repay the voters who supported opposition,the opposition must gain power[at least in a few key state instead of just kelantan]Not knowing our problem is confusing,but knowing the ills of the problem but not offered the cure is real suffering.We highlight the problems created by bn,but can these problems be resolved if oppositions cannot unite to replace the existing state goverment.This can ONLY be done when dap and pas work together.If this cannot be done,then what dap is doing is giving FALSE hope to voters.This is a sin of all sin.The leaders must remember malaysian first and NOT dap first

  4. KSTAN Says:

    DAP must put the right candidate in the right place. Voters want to see new faces and zealous candidates. Don’t announce your candidates too late. Announce them ASAP once the CEC have confirmed the list of candidates. Make sure all seats are in a one-to-one fight with BN … never break up the opposition votes again! Concentrate more on urban seats. I hope to see more Malay candidates in this GE, especially in Selangor & Penang. Place them to contest in seats where the possibility of winning is high and favourable. If you want to hit hard in Penang, I suggest that the DAP start the essential “ground work” now jointly with PKR. Reveal your joint manifesto if the opposition comes to power in Penang and reveal who will take over the CM post & deputy CM post.

  5. ronnieliutiankhiew Says:

    Just as we have expected, the dishing out of goodies and sweeteners to fish for votes has now begun…

    Prime Minister has announced that all civil servants (1.2 million) will get their pay hike very soon. Teachers and supporting staff working in rural areas (15,499 and 3,797 respectively) will be given special allowances based on “hardship’, from RM500 to RM 1,500 per month; even the cost of transportation for balik kampung will be taken care of …w.e.f. May 1 this year.

    I believe more goodies will be given out right up to September this year. Do not be surprise if senior citizens will be given out free ang paus, prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas be slashed by 10 sen or more per liter, income tax be reduced to certain percentage…The BN can always take back the money from our pockets soon after the GE is over.

  6. KSTAN Says:

    Ronnie, this is just the pre-election goodies …. more to come soon ….

  7. VT Says:

    “High lighting the problem does not solve them.” – sampalee Says

    hehehehehe, got another one

    Beer price expect to shoot up.

    now that’s something sad

  8. goldenhub Says:

    September sounds plausible but I believe it will be around August.

    Link: http://malaysian-rumors.blogspot.com/2007/05/signs-of-general-election-teachers.html

  9. vt Says:

    I am just hoping that this time around, dog party will be degraded to dog poo party.

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