Saturday, April 18, 2009

Penang N12 : No mas, no mas...

Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin has tendered his resignation letter. The Penang speaker affirmed the authenticity of Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin's resignation letter, further backed and strengthened by statutory declaration. The EC will meet on 20th March and its Chairman will make an announcement on 24th April 2009 for the by-election date if the vacancy occurred.

It's time to say "no mas, no mas". This is not the Leonard-Duran boxing match that we are talking about, We are saying no mas (no more) to the unnecessary by-elections. No doubt by-elections are necessary, as provided by law, normally either through deaths or resignations. However, it has become a fashionable trend to resign from public office. Out of the 5 by-elections held within the past year, 2 is through resignation. Another 3 resignations, all in Perak, were not recognised by EC and the decision was upheld by the Judiciary system.

EC is now saying that the by-elections is costing a lot of money to the Government. Unnecessary spending and the EC said that they can only advise the political parties into ways to look into ways to stop the resignations.

1 Malaysia PM, Najib Tun Razak, says tthat this is not the time for another by-election. He claimed that this is just another poltical game.

For Joe Public, it is another carnival of sorts. In short, it is getting into the nerves of Malaysians, regardless of political standing. For the record, the 2 by-election forced by resignation of elected representatives are from PKR. It seems that PKR is unable to hold its elected reps together for reasons best known and privy to Anwar Ibrahim.

The multimillion dollar question is, Do we need this by election? Will it tip the scale, or change the Government, be it the tate or the Federal government? The answer is no and these are the reasons...

1. 1 Malaysia's PM, Najib Tun Razak, has said that this is not the time for by-election. And if Najib is truly BN supremo then it is best for BN to sit out this by-election. Let PKR wins it uncontested or face a motley bunch of independents. Nothing is lost if BN sit out the by-election. Nothing significant eitherif BN wins Penang N12.

2. Even if BN contested Penang N12 and win, it does not mean BN will rule Penang. The majority of PR in the state seats are overwhelming.

3. If PKR win Penang N12 uncontested, it does not mean PKR is gaining strength. It may send a strong signal to Anwar that Joe Public is getting tired, fed up with his antics of politicing everything under the sky.

4. It is unnecessary for EC to spend money in running the by-election which includes EC workers, logistics etc.

5. Police will be unnecessarily called to keep law and order in Penang N12. The police's main aim is to keep harmony and catch criminals so let them do what they do best.

6. DAP and PAS will need to seriously sit down with Anwar informing him to avoid pushing for by-elections in order to weed out PKR's inefficient reps. Anwar should know better than to hold Joe public ransom.

The ball is at Anwar's feet. And he better learn to play as a team player and not as an individual whose ego is bigger than his head...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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