Filed under: Pakatan Rakyat, Racial politics, Rakyat's concerns | Tags: Bangsa Malaysia, Chinese tsunami, GE13, syedoutofthebox
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?
Conclusion for Pakatan Rakyat – Of the 5.6 million votes obtained, 57% came from Chinese and 43% came from the Malays.
- 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.
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