If a By Election is held in Jalan Masjid India tomorrow, the Pakatan Harapan will also get kicked out.
If a By Election is held in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman tomorrow, the PH will get kicked out as well.
If there are By Elections held in Kedah or the Felda areas tomorrow, the PH will get kicked out.
The decades of extreme hardwork and lifelong commitment of the Jalan Masjid India and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman business people are being trampled upon in favour of unknown hawkers and illegal warong traders who are essential components of the DBKL’s corrupted ‘street hawker’ scam. This was going on under the BN. It is still going on now under the PH.
That River of Life project is being worked at a dead snail’s pace – messing up the area for two years now, roads have been closed, sidewalks ripped up, traffic heavily disrupted resulting in heavy loss of business.
And get this – the hawkers and illegal warong operators do not even live there or vote there. Many, many of them come from as far away as Indonesia. They are NOT your voters.
Your voters are the business community who have spent their whole lives building up Jalan Masjid India and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman to be what it is today. They are being trampled upon. These folks will also not vote for the PH anymore.
Just like in Rantau.
Before I analyse Rantau a little, here is some really, extremely very important feedback from some citizens of Rantau on what is NOT happeming in Rantau.
This is from The Star :
Chinese, 18.5% voters in Rantau, want economic, job opportunities for locals
Wong, a resident said town was very robust in 70s.
lots of people on the main road. Now sleepy town,” he said
Due to lack of opportunities, young had no choice but to leave to look for jobs
no idea what to do here
no one would leave hometown, family if they could make decent living
many friends, relatives work in Singapore, my daughter, sister, her husband, niece
Salaries higher in S’pore but hectic and more stressful working there
if there were more development, economic activities, locals would not leave
son worked in KL selling computers. salary RM2,000.
After rental, food, transport, not much left
came back to help me operate this food stall,” she said.
retail chain wanted to open branch in Kuala Sawah but could not find decent shop
Lim Wei Ling, a hawker said not much changes over past few years
I have been operating this stall for 20 years. Not much changes here.
20,926 voters in Rantau.
55% or 11,615 voters Malay
26% or 5,441 voters Indian
My comments : Well you folks are Chinese. So no one cares about you.
N’theless these comments exactly reflect the weak attitudes of the governments – before (ie the BN) and now PH.
The government is not focussing on developing the entire community.
Development has been selective, chunky, often one time only type of investment.
And often localised ‘white elephants’ that miss the target.
(Just count the number of giant sized dewan serbaguna in the country.)
Build up the peoples’ resilience to progress themselves.
The trick is to grow the people – such that the people can develop the economy by themselves and do not need the government anymore. All the people.
This is not happening.
From Teluk Datai in Langkawi to Tanjong Labian in Sabah we have wonderful towns and villages which have unlimited potential to sustain ALL our people – independent of the government.
We really do not need government except to run the schools well, the hospitals, police, the airports, ports, provide power, water and pick up the garbage. Otherwise stay out of the peoples’ way. This was the government did – but a long time ago. Maybe in the 1970s.
Given the right education, training and attitude the people will flourish.
This is not happening.
Government is standing in the way.
The government is a hindrance.
Like what is going on in Jalan Masjid India, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and in so many other places. The government is a damned hindrance.
That is why the people voted out the BN.
Now they are voting out the PH
If the BN wins again and does not perform – the people will vote them out again.
But at what cost? So much wasted time.
It will be a see-saw between the BN and the PH.
Peoples’ lives will be over before anything real can happen.
Now here are some thoughts on not just Rantau but the SEVEN by elections that have been held so far.
- Sg Kandis in Selangor was the first PRK (Pilihanraya Kecil) which was held on 4th Aug 2018 It was less than THREE months after the 14th GE on May 9th, 2018. The Pakatan Harapan won Sg Kandis but with a smaller majority. The majority decreased from 12,000 votes down to 5,800 votes. The voter turnout was also low at 49%. This was too soon after the GE and maybe people were still recovering from election fatigue but n’theless the much reduced majority was an indication. Within three months, the people were not seeing anything great from the PH.
2. Sri Setia in Selangor was the second PRK held on 8th September 2018
Although the PH won, the reduction in the number of votes for the PH was humongous. From scooping up 29,000 votes in the GE, PH’s votes went down to 13,725. (Because the voter turnout was only 44% dummy!) Whatever – it was still down by a whopping 16,000 votes. People did not even come out to vote. They were getting fed up.
3. Next up was the Balakong PRK held on 8th September 2018
The turnout was even lower at 43%. Although the PH won (DAP) the votes for the PH decreased from 41,000 during the GE, down to 22,000 in the PRK. That was a loss of 19,000 votes. People just did not come out.
4. Then there was Brader Anwar’s Port Dickson move
The Port Dickson PRK took place on 13th October 2018. (I say Brader Anwar what happened to your ‘mee segera’ PD Master Plan? Which you unveiled in a world record time of just FOUR DAYS?)
In Port Dickson the voter turnout at 58% was higher than the FOUR previous PRK’s. The PH (Anwar Ibrahim) won but still the total votes for PH decreased from 36,000 (during the 14th GE) down to 31,000. Higher turnout but less votes for PH. The votes for the BN increased.
5. Next was the Cameron Highlands PRK held on 26th January 2019.
Something began happening at the Cameron’s PRK, the voter turnout began going up – to 69%. And reversing the trend of the previous FOUR PRKs, the BN won. Plus the tally for the BN increased from 10,000 to 12000 votes.
(Note : In the FOUR previous By Elections (Sg Kandis, Sri Setia, Balakong, PD) which were all won by the PH, the vote majority for the PH was decreasing in all four seats.
But at the Cameron Highland’s PRK, the first win for the BN, the BN secured a higher vote tally than during the 14th GE. The people were really getting tired of the Pakatan Harapan – in just NINE months.
PAKATAN HARAPAN MENANG EMPAT PRK TETAPI JUMLAH UNDI BERKURANGAN.
BILA BN MENANG PRK, JUMLAH UNDI UNTUK BN BERTAMBAH PULA! )
6. Then it was the PRK in Semenyih, held on 2nd March 2019. The voter turnout was even higher at 73%.
More people were coming out to vote to show their displeasure at the Pakatan Putus Harapan.
Not only did the BN win easily BUT the votes for the BN INCREASED again – from 14,000 achieved during the 14th GE to 19,000. An extra 5,000 votes.
And get this, this was formerly a PH seat – belonging to Parti Bersatu (my party!!)
7. Now the PRK Rantau has been held yesterday 13th April 2019. The voter turnout was even higher at 79%.
Yes the SPR is doing a better job at getting the voters to come out to vote but the truth is the people want to show their displeasure at the PH.
The BN has won again – now its THREE PRKs in a row.
ITS ALWAYS THE ECONOMY STUPID.
THERE IS NO FREE MARKET IN MALAYSIA. THE ECONOMY IS CLOSER TO A FAILED SOCIALIST AND COMMUNIST MODEL.
The economy is not doing great at all. Business is tanking.
Yesterday my wife went to the kedai cermin mata across the road to fix something. Sudah tutup kedai. That kedai cermin mata was there for so many long years.
The government does not understand.
The Minimum Wage is killing business.
1.Postpone the Minimum Wages. Declare a FIVE year Moratorium for the Minimum Wages. Until our economic growth hits at least 6% and above. Why cannot? Indonesia, Philippines are achieving better than that.
Our Third World, labour intensive, low technology economy cannot afford Minimum Wages. Cut the tolls.
2. Reduce the tolls by at least HALF A SEN per kilometre. Itu pun tak boleh kah?
Folks here is an unkept secret :
i. PLUS DOES NOT PAY CORPORATE TAXES. PLUS HAS BEEN EXEMPTED FROM PAYING TAXES. BANYAK CANTIK KAN? THEY SUCK OUT SO MUCH MONEY FROM US BUT THEY THEMSELVES DO NOT HAVE TO PAY TAXES.
ii. ALSO A PORTION OF PLUS’ TOLL REVENUES ARE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE GOVERNMENT. SO THE GOVERNMENT IS A DIRECT BENEFICIARY OF PLUS’ TOLL REVENUES. SO WHY WOULD THE GOVERNMENT WANT TO GET THE TOLLS REDUCED?
3. Cut or abolish the tolls.Cut the duties, levies, taxes, whatever on imported motorcars
Objective : take the car prices DOWN to match world market prices.
Yes I want to buy another Mercedes. Or Toyota. Its my right.
Why should I pay TWO OR THREE TIMES MORE than the Americans for a Toyota?
I am NOT a rich American. I am a poor Malaysian.
Why should I be paying THREE TIMES more than the Americans for a Toyota or a Mercedes?
Something is seriously wrong with car prices in this country
4.Abolish the monopolies and oligopolies
TNB, POS Malaysia, Bernas, Petronas, Syabas, Bukan Syabas, Puas, Tak Puas, Metrology, the GLC companies, the severely restricted Banking system, are all causing huge damage to the economy. They are lazy, and yes “indolent”, inefficient, non competitive.
Free market competition, innovation and creativity in the economy has been stifled for the past 40 years, especially over the past 15 years.
THERE IS NO FREE MARKET IN MALAYSIA.
THE ECONOMY IS CLOSER TO A FAILED SOCIALIST AND COMMUNIST MODEL.
SPECIAL BRANCH PLEASE GO AND ‘ABDUCT’ ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY SOCIALISTS AND COMMUNISTS.
THEY ARE A THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY.
The BN / UMNO’s Mohamed Hassan defeated PH’s Dr S. Streram by a majority of 4,510 votes to win the Rantau state seat, which he has held for the past 15 years anyway. Mohamad garnered 10,397 votes to Streram’s 5,887.
There is something else to note here. The PH’s director of operations for the Rantau By Elections was none other than the Guinness Book of World Record’s “Port Dickson Master Plan In Four Days” Brader Anwar Ibrahim. The PKR’s wannabe Prime Minister.
Source : Syed Akbar