Monday, June 15, 2009

Manek Urai -Waterloo for UMNO?

Another battle to win the hearts of the Malays is in the offing, this time at Manek Urai in Kelantan.

The last battle at Penanti was a no-contest because UMNO backed out to ‘save the tax payers money ‘(read – can’t win). This time, at Manek Urai, UMNO feels that this election is “money well spent” (read – can win).

As 95% of the 12,293 registered voters in Manek Urai are Malays, this will really be a battle between PAS & UMNO.

For UMNO, it realizes that Manek Urai can be its Waterloo and they must win this seat. Anything else would mean disaster.For PAS, a clear victory would mean that they and not UMNO have the support of the Malays. This victory will further boost PAKATAN’s morale and signal that they are on course to take over Putrajaya.

With the overthrow of the Perak State Govt. fresh in the minds of all Malaysians, the Malays of Manek Urai will the opportunity to punish UMNO for this injustice, just like their brethren in Bukit Gantang and Penanti have.

My message to the voters of Manek Urai:

Remember Perak. Vote Pakatan!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Perak Sultan says respect the Constitution

"The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, said any move which questions the interests of the Malays (in terms of scholarships and places of study )not only violates the fundamental provisions in the federal and state constitutions but also questions the sovereignty of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Malay Rulers."

After hearing Tuanku talk about respecting the Constitution, I am sure many Perakians are wondering why Tuanku was acutely silent when the Perak constitutional crisis occurred. Tuanku should have made an even more stronger statement about respecting the sovereignty of the Perak Constitution and Perak State Assembly.

As the constitutional monarch of Perak,this would be more fitting ,rather than comment on the Federal Constitution, of which the King is the constitutional monarch.

It is of course a common human trait to comment on others and Tuanku is after all, only human. As they say, 'Gajah didepan mata tak nampak.Kuman diseberang laut nampak".

Haze and hazier political days ahead

The haze is here again.

Has been here in and out the last 5 years or so , and I guess will become part of the annual climatic changes of SEA.

Just like the haze, the political climate is getting hazier by the minute.Mr. Bulldozer ( Hadi Awang) is at it again. During 2004 elections, he single-handedly destroyed the Opposition Front by stubbornly insisting on his Islamic State agenda.The net result - the non malays and the liberal malays deserted the Opposition Front.

Now, he talks about the Unity Govt.Again , he stubbornly defended this 'sell-out cloak and dagger' discussion with UMNO.Not only that, after the Perak Coup by UMNO, he still insists on having Unity talks!

Is Hadi Awang an UMNO mole? One can't help but wonder if this Tok Guru is playing to UMNO's tune or plain caterpillar bulldozer!

I hope my PAS friends have enough of Hadi and let their voices be heard. I know that I have enough of the man. I hope that PAS ditch him and replace him with Tok Guru Nik Aziz and Husam.