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GE13 : THE NUMBERS SHOULD PROVIDE SIMPLE CONCLUSIVE POINTERS, RIGHT?

Analysts have been out in full force….crunching the numbers and making assertions at the same time.

Some even going to the point of saying that with the numbers carried by their brethrens, they can form a government without the ‘kafirs’!!

That same chap compared two photos, one showing three Chinese looking girls celebrating with a birthday cake; the other showing three Malay looking girls with tudung – with the comment “What have we got in common?” Click HERE

You do feel sorry for these people, don’t you?

In any case, let me provide some figures of my own (minus all the emotions of that chap mentioned above) and see if there is some basis to it.

Ok, we all know that out of the Malaysian population of 26 million plus, only 12.3 million were eligible to vote.

Of those 12.3 million, only 88% i.e. 10.86 million voters turned up to vote!

Now, I can’t find any data to support the percentage of races that made up the 10.86 million who came out to vote.

I’m not certainly not going to make wild assumptions of the racial makeup of those who voted – I will just refer to the racial percentage making up the Malaysian population:-

Malays – make up 60% of total population but I am assuming only 55% of the 10.86 million who voted were Malays (according to the chap above, the Malays were lackadaisical in choosing to vote!)

Chinese – they make up 25% of total population but I am assuming 30% of the 10.86 million who voted were Chinese (to support the ‘chap’s’ assertion that Chinese diligently registered themselves as voters and indeed, went to vote!)

Indians and others – they make up to balance 15% who voted in GE13.

So there you are, this means that, by using the above percentages, the numbers who voted recently in racial terms (totaling 10.8 million) are as follows:

Malays – 6.0 million

Chinese – 3.2 million

Indian and others – 1.6 million

Now, the officially reported votes attributed to Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat are as follows:-

Barisan Nasional – 5.2 million

Pakatan Rakyat – 5.6 million

Analysis of the Barisan Nasional share of votes – Since Hindraf has returned to UMNO’s fold (plus the grateful ‘others’), it’s only fair to assume  this block of 1.6 million votes has gone to Barisan Nasional.

This means that the balance 3.6 million votes (5.2 less 1.6) gained by Barisan Nasional must have been obtained from the Malay voters (of 6.0 million). Who else?

Conclusion for Barisan Nasional – Of the 5.2 million votes obtained, 69% came from Malays and 31% came from the Indians/others.

Analysis of the Pakatan Rakyat share of votes – If everyone says that the 5.6 million votes obtained by PR came from the ‘Chinese Tsunami’ totaling 3.2 million votes, there is still a remaining 2.4 million votes (5.6 less 3.2) to be accounted for.

Which race totaling 2.4 million voted for Pakatan Rakyat?

Answer: Malays

Conclusion for Pakatan Rakyat – Of the 5.6 million votes obtained, 57% came from Chinese and 43% came from the Malays.

Overall Conclusion

  • It shows that 40% of the Malays (2.4 million out of 6.0 million) who voted, chose Pakatan Rakyat. The balance 60% or 3.6 million chose UMNO/BN.
  • The whole Chinese voting jing-bang (according to Najib) of 3.2 million voted for Pakatan Rakyat.
  • UMNO, with the support of the supposedly subservient Indian/others block of 1.5 million votes, is the dominant force here.
  • Pakatan Rakyat with  more even Chinese and Malay support bases, is deemed more multi-racial.

So is this a case of a Chinese Tsunami or a Split Malay Fraternity (Of Differing Values)?

Btw, can two groups from the same community BUT ‘Of Differing Values’ unite….especially politically?

Remember how they (PAS) were unceremoniously ‘booted’ out of Barisan Nasional then?

Click HERE to know what the UMNO led BN may be really afraid of.

I rest my case.



GE13 : A ‘STAINED COALITION’ (READ: UMNO-LED BN) IS ‘ELECTED’ ON QUESTIONABLE GROUNDS?

The writing’s on the wall for Najib and his cohorts.

What the UMNO led BN achieved in 2008 with a 140 seat out of the 222 parliamentary seats was described as a DISASTER.

What now with only a 133 seat haul out of the same 222 parliamentary seats.

The total 505 state seats out for grabs also saw BN reducing its hold from 341 to 270!

Not only that, BN was thumped in the two golden states of Selangor and Penang.

Pakatan Rakyat increased its state seats in Selangor from 36 to 44. It could have been 46 if not for the split votes in Kota Damansara and Seri Andalas.

Selangor, the state which Najib made himself BN chief, also declared Selangor was going back to BN…….saw UMNO totally decimated!

Granted, Kedah returned to BN…..primarily due to the infighting within PAS.

But BN retained Perak and Terengganu through razor thin majorities. The extra 71 state seats won by Pakatan Rakyat attest to that!

What’s more revealing is the popular vote achieved by both sides i.e. the total number of votes cast by each voter to either Pakatan Rakyat OR Barisan Nasional.

Pakatan Rakyat obtained 50.63% of the total votes whilst Barisan Nasional got 46.8%.

Of the approximately 12.3m eligible voters, the voter turnout was 84.8%.

So what now for the UMNO led BN and Pakatan Rakyat?

Recriminations against the Chinese for the ‘Chinese Tsunami’?

Unlikely.

This is because the Chinese voted for PAS in seats that the latter was contesting in………likewise Malays were voting for DAP where DAP was contesting in. It was truly a Malaysian effort. The same can be said where it involved PKR candidates.

This is very unlike the UMNO led BN effort whereby the thrust of the campaign was to play the race card and to instil fear into the rural Malays of an ‘impending’ takeover by the Chinese!!

It was nonsensical……but the MCA corroborated to this evil effort by UMNO by  their advertisements in The Star newspaper of an impending ‘Islamisation’ of the country!

Is it no wonder that MCA has been totally rejected by ALL?

The Star newspaper will be next.

Najib’s position appears to be untenable just from the results achieved.

It was so clear that UMNO was so desperate to obtain its simple majority (by whatever means), after which they meekly congratulated themselves and rushed to get themselves appointed in front of the King the next day!

And the questionable means in which the UMNO led BN achieved its ‘win’ may be the ‘Buah Mulut’ of everyone over the next few weeks……..the result of which, we anticipate earnestly……something that must be peaceful and beneficial for all!

Until then………..



GE 13 : STOPPING COALITION OF CORRUPTS (READ: UMNO-LED BARISAN NASIONAL)

There is without a doubt that campaigning up to the very last day before voting will be crucial for both the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional with the People’s Alliance or Pakatan Rakyat.

Various accusation and counter accusations have been thrown at each other…..with signs of violence being reported here and there, but hopefully capped by the security apparatus!

It was so obvious that the campaign run by Barisan Nasional has centred around the ‘aura’ of ‘popularity’ of its Prime Minister, Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

Hardly has Barisan Nasional had any significant political rallies around the country……bar those attended by Najib.

More shocking has been its paid on-line advertisements – they are shown prior to the video clips of massive Pakatan Rakyat rallies loaded on YouTube!!

Such desperation…….and a clear sign of the irrelevance and waning influence of the UMNO-led government.

I am now convinced that if the elections was carried out without any mischief, Pakatan Rakyat would win hands-down.

But when desperados cling to power, then abuse will arise…….look no further than Mahathir’s comrade-in-arms, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

Like Mugabe, there is too much at stake for Mahathir (and the UMNO warlords) for Pakatan Rakyat (esp if the Prime Minister is Anwar Ibrahim) to take over the government at Putrajaya.

The latest serious allegations is the ferrying in by air, of foreigners into Kuala Lumpur and Selangor…..apparently to vote this Sunday.

It is therefore imperative that every voter should come out to vote……in order to prevent fraudsters from taking advantage of the low turnout to ‘parachute’ in the frauds to vote in place of the absent voters!!

Much has been said leading up to the elections this Sunday……… BUT the bottom line is that this UMNO-led government has perpetuated a corrupt administration that has gone from bad to worse.

Worse to the extent that the country will be on the brink of Bankruptcy if this is not checked.

It cannot be checked under a new UMNO-led government due to entrenched interests!

The only way is via CHANGE!

UBAH!

And this is the voice of the people of Malaysia – Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans, Ibans etc etc.

Happy voting and if you’re still not convinced on who to vote, watch this video below:-



THE STAR’S COCKEYED VIEW OF MALAYSIAN POLITICS
April 25, 2013, 11:36 am
Filed under: Malaysia politics, Racial Issues, Racial politics | Tags: , ,

It was with such horror that I saw those provocative adverts in The Star newspaper…….that only confirmed my fear that its owners (read: MCA) has brought the paper to the pantheons of irrelevance and ultimate obscurity.

Just like the UMNO owned New Straits Times.

Unable to rationally and logically present or argue its case to the electorate as to why MCA….and Barisan Nasional is still trustworthy and electable, it uses its media arm to indulge in cheap rhetoric and dangerous rumor and scare mongering!

Like UMNO, MCA has also attempted to introduce new faces to the seats they are contesting in……hoping that the electorate would give them a ‘second chance’.

But don’t they realize that the Chinese gave MCA their last chance in the 2004 General Elections…..when they supported Pak Lah with the expectation that MCA would see through the evolution of the UMNO led Government post-Mahathir?

And what exactly did MCA do?

Not only were they impotent in checking the excesses of the Pak Lah-led government (or was it Khairy-led?)……..it’s businessmen/tycoon members joined in with the alleged excesses!

Another chance for MCA?

Unlikely.

Is it no wonder that MCA owned newspapers like The Star now indulge in gutter media reporting?

Shame on you!



STUPEFYING CONTRADICTION : ALLOWING INDEPENDENT ADVISERS TO SAY THAT AN OFFER IS ‘UNFAIR BUT REASONABLE’
April 23, 2013, 9:17 pm
Filed under: Corporate Governance | Tags: , , ,

I’m generally not the sort to criticize institutions……as they already have a thankless task at hand, what with the constant ‘interference’ from the ‘hidden hand’.

But this is too much to keep silent on.

I am of course referring to the mocking that is being inflicted on the Securities Commission relating to its amended guidelines which effectively allow the ‘splitting’ of the term “fair and reasonable”.

This is because the term has been used to determine the ‘reasonableness’ of an offer/transaction as provided for in SC’s guidelines.

To cut a long story short……with the amended guidelines, an offer/transaction can now be deemed “Unfair but Reasonable”……and I suppose in the same token, “Fair but Unreasonable”??

Too much has been written on this matter that I wish not to regurgitate. You may click HERE and HERE on Errol Oh’s sarcastic shots at the SC in StarBiz.

On my part, I’d like to ask if the term “TRUE & FAIR” which auditors have to opine in PLCs’ financial statements……will also be ‘split’ by the SC.

This may result in auditors stating that the accounts are ‘True but not Fair’……OR ‘Untrue but Fair’.

How embarrassing!



WILLIAM YAU : THIS SENSELESS CHILD KILLING CASE MUST BE SOLVED
January 25, 2013, 10:02 pm
Filed under: Rakyat's concerns | Tags: ,

 

Why did it have to end this way?

Could the killers have panicked caused by the sudden nationwide search for the young child?

These will be a couple of the thoughts going through everyone’s mind especially parents with children of similar age.

The thought that our streets are not safe in Kuala Lumpur has been further ‘supported’ by this unfortunate incident.

Whatever the case may be…….the bottom line is that we have to, as far as possible, take care of ourselves where we can.

Our ‘regulatory’ authorities appear stretched (indifferent is too strong a word) and unable to keep pace with the evolution of our society……similar to societies around the globe.

We have to take the necessary precautions…..be it in pursuit of our children’s welfare, our house and job security and our overall well being.

Not taking things for granted is a good start.

A small mistake like what the father and mother did is irreversible. My heart bleeds for them.

I still recall the family along Jalan Ipoh that has a stall selling Bak Kut Teh. Their young daughter was found murdered not far away with a wooden stake pierced through her genitals!

The streets of Malaysia, especially Kuala Lumpur, are not safe anymore.

That is a fact!

Rein your kids in, parents. Keep a tight leash on them.

Reduce your risks of having to endure what the Yau family is enduring now and possibly for the rest of their lives.



BANDAR UTAMA’S LATEST LAUNCH, “THE EFFINGHAM” : SOUNDS CRUDE AT A COST OF AT LEAST RM4.5 MILLION?
January 21, 2013, 8:13 am
Filed under: Malaysia | Tags: , , ,

Bandar Utama is one of the successful housing/commercial developments in Kuala Lumpur.

This development, which is opposite the older Taman Tun Dr Ismail township has, been the place to live in for the middle and upper classes of society.

Developed by one of the Teo family of the famous See Hoy Chan Group, whose empire had since been broken up and taken over by the various family members, it was the pioneer of the ‘Build and Sell’ concept in Malaysia – whereby their sale of completed units to the public was the envy of their competitors – a reflection of the family’s ‘deep pockets’!

However, I have to question their wisdom in the naming of their latest launch, three storey bungalow units as “THE EFFINGHAM”.

I can understand how the Japanese named certain cars that later became the laughing stock in Malaysia.

And example was Nissan’s CEFIRO, which to the Cantonese means, ‘Blinkin’ Fat Fellah’.

Or Nissan’s BLUEBIRD, which to the Hokkiens means the crude version of ‘the male reproductive organ’!

The excuse is that the Japanese aren’t aware of Chinese dialects.

However in the case of the Teo family, they are proficient in English including the colloquials and jargons used in everyday life!

Imagine detractors having a field day with the term, EFFINGHAM.

Even prospective buyers may feel that they are being ‘laughed’ at (notwithstanding their equally deep pockets) for being ‘effed’ into buying such expensive units – which starts at RM4.5 million.

A review of the name of the development is in order?




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