Friday, January 26, 2007


The rakyat at Batu Talam State constituency have been having a hay days for this couple of weeks due to the election of a state assemblyman as a result of the death of the Barisan Nasional representative. Prior to nominations, the Opposition parties had collectively denied participating in boycott of the various discrepancies in the election procedures and machineries which the Election Commission had fail to adhere and made a deaf ear due to its allegiance to the ruling government, Barisan Nasional although it should be independent, so as to speak. This Opposition boycott is a blow to the ruling government, Barisan Nasional as to the rakyat and also to the world which will perceive the Malaysian Government as not as what it protrait to be as a democratic, clean and caring government.

Although money politics would be rampant in Batu Talam, where the Barisan Nasional will buy votes as usual by inducing monetary hand-outs, it is really surprising that the Barisan Nasional had to use this very low tactics by undermining the 21 year old first timer Independent candidate although having claimed to be the 'people's champion' . It is for sure the Barisan Nasional wants to show the Malaysian rakyat that the Malaysian rakyat still support the ruling government although reports speaks otherwise. Will the rakyat or vote eligible rakyat at Batu Talam vote against the Barisan Nasional? It has been publicly know that the Prime Minister has left this responsiblility to his deputy, Deputry Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to deliver the seat again to Barisan Nasional. Various incidence had taken place in Malaysia that shows a poor or uncaring report of the Barisan Nasional, like the massive floods in Johor, toll hikes, and many more.

Come this Sunday, January 28 the rakyat at Batu Talam will deliver their say....VOTE the Barisan Nasional and keep on with this corrupt, irresponsible and uncaring government or VOTE FOR THE INDEPENDENT candidate to show their protest for the Barisan Nasional to change their attitude by being corrupt-free, responsible and caring government.

Whoever wins, the next general elections will be very soon which will show how the ruling party, Barisan Nasional will fare.

A vote for the INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE is a vote that the Malaysians really care for their country.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mohd Kamal Abdullah Jan 11, 07 4:04pm
(As published in Malaysiakini)

I refer to the letter PPP president's political life due to Gerakan by Joseph SM. It could be true that M Kayveas had to beg the Barisan Nasional to offer him the Taiping parliamentary seat but this was done by giving up one of PPP’s own safe state assembly seats to Gerakan.

I need to agree with Kayveas that if the PPP does not merge, it will just remain an insignificant political player since its membership is dwindling by the day. But rather than approaching Gerakan, Kayveas should look outside the Barisan Nasional. My colleague had narrated to me that during his PPP struggle with PV Das and others, approaches were made to certain political parties, and one party had a very good political standing. But Kayveas probably fears that he will end up as a nobody after this merger.

In the interest of all those who had struggled to save PPP during the 1990s and especially on behalf of my colleague, I need to appreciate Joseph SM’s summing up of his letter. I only want to add this phrase: ‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’.