Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sim Kwang Yang - The Next General Election

The next general election

 Hornbill Unleashed 

Sim Kwang Yang
The burning question of the day in Malaysia is: When will the next general election be held?
This will be the first time our premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will have to seek a fresh mandate from Malaysians as the Prime Minister.
He has missed a few significant dates already, indicating perhaps some degree of uncertainty on his part.
Looking back over the past election results, the outcome of the next general election can only be described as new — uncertain and unpredictable.
Anything can happen, including a change of government at the federal level.
Since its formation as a nation, Malaysia has gone through fantastic transformation.
Although old racial issues still persist, our country is now much less stereotyped than ever before.
The outcome of this general election is anybody’s guess.
The country is still trying to recover from the impact of the political tsunami in 2008, as Barisan Nasional lost control of five state governments, apart from losing its traditional two-thirds majority in parliament.
It just goes to show that the country has evolved almost beyond recognition, as we work towards a two-party political governance system.
The emergence of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalition, comprising PKR, PAS and DAP, has broken the BN’s iron grip on power.
After the last general election, we can conclude that the old political powerhouses of Gerakan, MCA and MIC no longer wield the power they once enjoyed.
Few people expect them to launch a political comeback after their disastrous defeats.
Many factors contributed to this drastic change of political fortunes within such a short period of time.
Essentially, the political equation of Malaysia has changed at a fundamental level.
Citizens of all races are much better informed and more demanding than before.
They still care about the bread-and-butter issues, but their expectations from their government are much higher now.
You can no longer satisfy them using empty promises and slogans.
For one thing, the Internet is now one of the most powerful tools of communication in the country.
People can communicate with one another freely on the Net at what seems to be the speed of light.
It can build a new social contract between the people and the government.
The day no longer exists when the government can happily influence the formation of opinions among all citizens.
But the basics of the general election still remain the same.
Any general election is still a golden opportunity for the people to exercise their self-determination, in realising the highest ideal of the democratic state.
Fortunately, except for the ugly incident of May 13, 1969, general elections have always been a tame affair.
Unlike newly emergent states that have witnessed the Arab Spring, Malaysia will not see a violent change of government because most people understand the peaceful rules of the game.
Therefore, we Malaysians should cherish the value of our democratic system by voting without fear or favour.
Vote for a good government who will truly serve the people’s will, without prejudice.
Our system of democracy may have many flaws, especially those practices that give extraordinary powers to the government.
But the democracy that we have also provides the course of redress for us to right the wrongs of the past.
We should treasure this legacy of democratic progress by working hard at its continuation and improvement.
Vote for a candidate of your choice, without hesitation, for the sake of the people and the country.


Sebanaku bersetuju dengan penulisan diatas oleh bekas ahli Parlimen DAP Sim Kwang Yang.  Rakyat Malaysia amnya dan rakyat Sarawak khususnya tidak mahu lagi ditipu oleh ahli politik, civil servant dan tauke-tauke besar.  Civil servant tidak boleh mengambil banyak rasuah dan 'berlindung' belakang pemimpin-pemimpin kerajaan yang kena tembak.  Tauke-tauke besar pun tidak boleh gelojoh dan memerah rakyat dengan monopoli/naik harga kemudian 'mengasingkan diri' dan pemimpin-pemimpin kerajaan sahaja yang ditembak.  Ahli-ahli politik dari BN dan DAP, PKR, PAS wajib untuk lebih ikhlas untuk rakyat.


  1. Atasilah rasuah dengan Kebabasan dan Hak-hak AsasiMay 10, 2012 at 8:14 AM

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    Dear Mahathir, we will never forget!

    A few years ago Bangkok Post had published an article with the title as “The corruption of Mahathir by George Soros “ and its good to circulate this once in a while to remind people how the country has been damaged by Dr M, UMNO and his cronies.

    George Soros is not only one of the best investors in the world but very well informed too. He has spelt clearly what Malaysians have known all the while.

    Malaysia with all the riches in raw materials should have a stronger currency but what started one for one equivalent with S'pore 30 yrs ago now has lost out to S'pore currency by 2.3 times.

    Now Malaysians know why........Soros has explained in very great detail..... Of course one cannot get to read this in the main media in Malaysia .

    Taxpayers and voters were made to pay for his visionionary expenses enriching selected vendors along the way all paid by taxpayer or rakyat's money.

    +++ +++ +++
    The corruption of Mahathir:


    Adapted from Bangkok Post (Not published locally)

    I have always said Dr Mahathir is a menace to his own people. Now only you can see the effects of his foolishness when the ringgit has halved its value overnight and your economy goes kaput. Single handedly you have caused hardship to millions of your own people. You have built useless mega projects at tremendous cost to the country.

    The telecoms tower in Kuala Lumpur and the highest building in the world show how stupid you are. Not only does it cause massive traffic jam, it has totally no purpose.If you need high ground for telecoms antennae a nearby mountain is there for free.

    This tower has no purpose from the ground up to 300 metres. The satelites make this totally unneccesary. A fool and his money are soon parted. The only thing is you are the fool and the money belongs to Malaysians. You make 20% in every project, you have real estate in Japan and billions of shares corruptly acquired.

    Your 3 sons are worth 8 billion US$. Where do they get this money? Of course, corruption.

    You are known as the Marcos of Malaysia, having enriched yourself to the tune of billions.

    You dare to shed crocodile tears during UMNO delegates meeting about the ills of corruption.

    Yet you are the most corrupt of all the prime ministers before you. A thief is crying thief and hopes people look the other way. Who dares to say anything when the chief is caught with his hands in the candy jar?

    You said wisdom is not the monopoly of the West. So is foolishness. You have more foolishness than most people would believe. Billions are used to build two high rise Petronas buildings that benefit nobody. They now stand tall, a symbol of stupidity and irresponsibility. Instead they just add on to traffic jams. What is this reclamation of 10 islands off Kedah? Totally absurd and stupid. Of course your benefit is 20%. And the bridge across from Malacca to Sumatra across international waters? .....

    ...bersambung di - KLIK!

    [Terjemahkan dengan - ]

  2. ["... It just goes to show that the country has evolved almost beyond recognition, as we work towards a two-party political governance system. ... "]

    Ini pandang ringkas untuk jimat ruang article supaya tidak terlalu panjang.

    Apa yang patut kita cuba harungi, kenal, sedar ialah negara kita mempunyai asas-asas sumber yang berpotentensi tinggi. Oleh itu kejayaan masa depan tiada hadnya ...hanya terhad oleh upaya berfikir dan "kebabasan" berfikir.

    Dari segi sumber negara kita banyak. Dengan itu kita memupuk kemajuan dengan polisi-polisi dan langkah-langakh saperti yang asas dalam kesihatan dan pendidikan yang sebaik mungkin. Pengurusan ekonomi berasaskan dengan tatacara bersih dan beretika akan mempertingkatkan segala walaupun tenaga dan kepakaran bukan tempatan perlu sebab penasihat baik boleh digajikan.

    Yang asas adalah ciri dan sifat pengurusan beretika, baik dan lurus tanpa mengabaikan pencapaian warga dengan kebolehannya. Ini perlu menyeluruhi Pentadbiran, Kehakiman dan Parliamen. Ini juga akan memandu pihak dan organisasi bukan kerajaan (NGO) menyeluruh ke masayarakat am.

    Yg utama - kebebasan! Prinsip utama. Tak ada itu orang akan sorok semua dan serious lagi "kezaliman terhadap rakyat meluas dan buas" ! Rasuah penyakit besar masyarakat.

    "Kebebasan asas membanteras ketidakadilan". Manusia tak kan boleh menghapus kesemua kejahatan secara mutlak - TETAPI DENGAN "KEBEBASAN" kita boleh bertindak! Sekarang misalnya MACC, Kehakiman dsb... semua hancur! Polis bertindak buas!

    Yang penting dan asas lagi adalah prinsip mulia - "MENGEMBALIKAN DAN MENGUKUHKAN 'KEHORMATAN MANUSIA"

    Sdar Sim dah banyak makan garam dan kita kenal dia dan perjuangan dia secocok dengan hasrat kesemua ini.

  3. FIRAUNISME..semua maok kuasa dan semua nak berkuasa..untuk apa? HAMAMNISME semua muka2 kaki ampu paling kuat ampu untuk tunjuk muka....dapat habuan masing2.Last sekali QARUNISME kumpul semua harta dan guna semua harta rakyat macam keturunannya empun pake anak cucu cicit..(alasan)sidaknya..HANCUS semua dari sektor kerajaan, sektor awam sektor agama....hancus...Kedatangan anak cucu Firaun,Hamam dan Qarun manusia yang dilaknat sepanjang zaman.Hairan2.... yang dilaknatlah yg suka diikut yang terpuji ditinggal..heran2.