Random Links 227 ("Election Midnight Edition")

A Chinese In Kelantan Speaks Out

Some people have asked me what do I think of someone if they only had a choice to vote between PAS and BN.  What if it’s  re-framed it as between PAS and UMNO?  But then, of course this Barisan Rakyat thing is REALLY a good move! And I know, that is another way of reframing our choices … Barisan Rakyat vs. Barisan Nasional.  I wonder what are their thinking process involved, what are their fears? Perhaps we need to re-examine our prejudices and preconceived ideas again.

Most non-Muslims, when you ask them about PAS, probably fear them more than they fear the evil BN. That fear is not entirely misplaced, because of PAS’ previously stated ambitions to make this country into an Islamic state. But I would say, non-Muslims should fear the BN more, especially since BN is no longer an equal coalition, but one that is led by UMNO and UMNO Youth, followed by “dan lain lain”.  In a bid to out-Islam the PAS, we have got UMNO politicians releasing statements to try to show the Kelantanese voters that they are also very strong in Islam.  In the near term, non-Muslims should certainly fear BN more since BN has all the power, and PAS has limited power.

Reconciling Islamization with a Democratic Society in Malaysia

Heard someone talk about what is Anwar Ibrahim’s view on Islamic state, I was refered to this paper.

The “miracle” on Jalan Gasing

Good one …Father O.C. Lim probably performed the best with his closing prayer!

Coverage of the Campaign (Part 1)

The media plays an important role ..

IN the run-up to the Feb 24 nomination day, at least 44% of news stories about the 12th general election in Malaysia were pro-Barisan Nasional (BN) for the period between Feb 18 and 22.

On average, the six newspapers which were monitored by a citizens’media monitoring initiative had between 50% and 70% stories that portrayed the ruling coalition in a positive light.

CPPS Election Resource Policy Fact Sheets

Must reads … on:

Corruption

Environment

Urban Transportation

Crime and Safety

Election 2008: Party Manifestos

Here’s a good quick compilation … at least for their stated positions. I will be reading all hopefully before the week ends 🙂

Barisan Nasional (2004 Manifesto)

Barisan Nasional (2008 Manifesto)

Malaysian Chinese Association (9-Point Platform)

Malaysian Chinese Association (5-Year Economic Blueprint)  

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (Malaysian Economic Agenda)

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (New Deal)

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (Manifesto 2008)

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (New Dawn)

Democratic Action Party (Budget 2008 Proposal)

Democratic Action Party (Manifesto 2008)

Parti Islam SeMalaysia (2008 Manifesto)

The People’s Declaration

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2 Responses to Random Links 227 ("Election Midnight Edition")

  1. Jarod says:

    Hi ,

    I was all gear up for this election. Are you? Please do consider it and made the right choice. Let me tell you what had happened for the last 4 years:

    1. Racist remark against female. Everyone has a mom who gave birth to us. The Mp who shout out LOUD BOCOR really make me sad! I can’t believe that he is in the parliament. Do you think he should? Don’t tell me its a joke. Can his mom take it? I can’t even say this joke to my mom. Does he have some sense?

    2. Against Disable people. (Towards Karpal Singh) I read in media about a MP who shout at Karpal Singh Disabilities when he return to work in Parliament. It was such an insult that are throw at him. I wonder will they treat the same to other OKU? This immoral people really need to be kick out of the PaRLIAMENT. (bxxxxxxxx came under fire disparaging karpa singh for being ridden because god had punished.) I felt so annoyed to have this person in our parliament.

    3. I am sure all of you know that the Mansion that are built in Klang. Mr.Z was soooo “clever” that he had not gone through the proper procedure to built a house. SO, do you think this kind of people will be a good leader and show good example? More ever, where the heck did he get the money? OUR MONEY!

    4. Chinese community really need more Primary school to accommodate the future generation. Why did the GOV did not do anything about it? Where is all the money? Towards the klang mansion? Please do think about it! Wake up! open ur eyes and mind!

    5. One of the post that capture my heart is V. Ganabathirau. The way he sacrifice for people and later being Pull down by the BN. Read this post to understand more. http://images.google.com.my/imgres?imgurl=http://bp0.blogger.com/_WDYmtXO-Grs/R2H5D1b6cJI/AAAAAAAAAgE/bpZu4cRTLsQ/s320/Ganabathirau%2B02.jpg&imgrefurl=http://elizabethwong.wordpress.com/2007/12/14/v-ganabathirau/&h=213&w=320&sz=16&hl=en&start=16&um=1&tbnid=UmBIFIhkJhy1DM:&tbnh=79&tbnw=118&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtony%2Bpua%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN

    6. The BERSIH rally was to voice what we have bear for the past 4 years. Why aren’t we given the change? I am not talking about the HINDRAF or Other, BUt jus a Rally and yet no permit GIVEN!

    7. Have you come across a state where there are so many toll that connect us? Just take LDP. 3 toll entryin between LDP to reach damansara, puchong, and further on. Is there a need? More ever, when ask about the contract, they have never show to the public!!! Where is our right?

    8. And ISA? What’s the purpose of it? Do the gov need to have ISA to keep those people mouth shut? Where is our Democracy as promised?

    Friend, i have said what i wanna say. Please open your mind. Don’t think that what ever the GOV has given to you is really That GOOD. how about the majority? How many people want justice? GOV always do last minutes work to let U see. thats all. How about long term? I have not seen anything good from them. The choice is yours! ALL RACES, please place your vote! Don’t bet for the worst!

    Please forward to all your friend! Everyone need a chance to see what they have been supporting! Let’s make our government clean!

  2. Sivin says:

    Thanks Jarod for your input.

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