FREE VOXPOP ‘Just look at the title of the forum - 'GE13: BN or PR will triumph?'. The answer to that title is so obvious by now. No wonder Najib flipped.’
Don decries gov't pressure on UM forum
Not Confused: I really pity the poor fools in Umno-BN - they are trying desperately to plug every tiny hole in the dam, but for sure the pressure will cause the dam to collapse.
They just don't realise it yet, or worse, realise it, but choose to ignore it and apply more fingers into the rising number of holes that are appearing daily in the Umno-BN wall.
Democrat: What is going on in Malaysia? We are regressing because of political fear. Where are the brains? Are they being used at all by our leaders and the so-called academics?
PM Najib Abdul Razak and his men are just making us more and more angry. And BN is going to get hurt real bad in the elections.
Starr: It looks as if the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is asserting itself on everything political now that the general election is looming large.
In the past, Najib just feigned innocence and kept mum on sensitive issues, now his office is directly involved in steering every programme, event and announcement.
Anonymous_4056: Everyone in this country knows Umno is afraid and sees enemies behind every stone. Umno interferes in the work of the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as well as all government institutions.
Man can propose but it's God who disposes. God's judgement is upon Umno for perpetuating evil schemes all these years.
Lim Chong Leong: We cannot discuss anything political in an academic way. How do we discuss academically the Perak power grab without going into the sultan's powers or Najib's influence?
DAP chairperson Karpal Singh is being charged with sedition for sharing his legal viewpoint on the sultan's powers.
Are we to have half the participant of the UM dialogue also charged with sedition if they decide to discuss academically Umno's influence on the electoral processes?
Mushiro: This is in line with Najib's policy of not promoting debates, forum and healthy discussions. Najib prefers to force Malaysians to hear his biased views. I guess very soon Malaysians will not be allowed to even think about politics.
Bender: Just look at the title of the forum - 'GE13: BN or PR will triumph?'. The answer to that title is so obvious by now. No wonder Najib flipped.
Remember, the guy is still spinning after the recent 'Are-you-ready-for-BN' and 'Psy-no-show-for-yee-sang' episodes that can be best described as nothing less than a kick in his groin.
Plus, Najib have had enough trouble with the last GE election projection made by that poor Bank Islam guy.
Yet when he is on stage (alone, that is) he acts like he is Malaysia's last action hero. The Universiti Malaya Centre for Democracy and Elections (Umcedel) should have seen this coming, but I personally admire the effort by Universiti Malaya.
Holden: UM, political domination of education in this country has led academic failure. We don't have the brains, the expertise, the thinkers or the innovators as a result.
UM is the oldest university in the country and it needs to set things right. Stop allowing small-minded politicians to dictate. Claim back your dignity and prioritise learning and scholarship. Ensure academic freedom.
You have a responsibility to the country, not to the political masters.
'BN lacks usual advantage going into GE13'
Disgusted: Umcedel director Mohammad Redzuan Othman may be sacked or suspended for making such statements or predictions against BN.
Tell The Truth: Whilst the BN cannot do a delineation exercise, they have other evil tools in place like illegal voters made legal through free citizenship, postal vote, etc.
BN will know how to create advantages especially when the Election Commission (EC) and the National Registration Department (NRD) are working in cahoots with BN.
Everybody knows that and from the press statements, the EC is very obviously a tool for BN. Mohd Redzuan is a bit out of touch, judging from his assessment of things to come.
Swipenter: They are still cheating left, right and centre with the instant citizenship scheme and buying votes by throwing money at rakyat through BR1M 1, 2, 3, etc. The world's best democracy is still afraid of clean and fair elections. Many of us wonder whether our country is beyond redemption.
It is frightening to see the kind of corruption that goes on, encouragement of racial and religious division, the rule by law, double standards, impotence against armed invaders whom the home minister classified as neither terrorists or militants, unprecedented illicit capital outflow, treasonous acts by a former prime minister...
Mmm: While I am very confident that the present sentiment is very much anti-BN, I am concerned that the outcome of the election may not reflect this sentiment as the electoral roll has been terribly tampered with and molested to ensure that BN retains Putrajaya.
Don't be surprised to see that BN retains 55 percent of the seats after securing just 30 percent of the popular votes. This is my greatest concern.
Slumdog: I agree with Mmm. Because of the premeditated fraud engineered by the EC of the electoral database and the gerrymandering they have created, the electoral boundaries are manifestly skewed toward Umno-BN.
From memory, the most glaring example is 9,000 odd voters in a BN electorate and 117,000 odd voters in a Pakatan electorate. That’s why some of the MPs appear arrogant and cocky that they will sweep the elections.
Ferdtan: In another word, gerrymandering is legalised cheating. That is why BN has been able to rule for so long. However, we still have agencies like EC to be worried of.
My greatest wish if Putrajaya falls is for the opposition to put the EC chairman and his deputy on trial for fraud and locked them up for good as a lesson to all. Never again will any civil servants under any government, BN or Pakatan, do illegal acts against the people.
MockingYou: I've known a kid living in Kuchai Lama for all her young adult life and the 13th general election (GE13) will be her first time voting. Guess where the EC placed her? Jinjang!
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