GE13 analysis missed fourth option - a Pakatan win
YOURSAY 'If the people vote like Yeoh says they will, then Malaysians will prove to be the dumbest people.'
Wira: The purpose of this ‘MCA-sponsored' study is simple. It is to frighten the voters, especially the Chinese, into thinking that Malaysians are bigots and we will end up in a situation where all Chinese representatives are in opposition.
MCA president Chua Soi Lek has been frightening the Chinese with such a scenario so that party leaders may continue to receive the crumbs which happen to fall off from the corrupted gravy train of Umno.
YF: If Umno and BN are going to win then there is no need for Umno to cheat in the first place now, would they?
The very fact that Umno is delaying the 13th general election (GE13) is proof that they know that they will lose. The more they wait, the more mistakes they will make and the more votes they will lose.
Merdeka Centre's survey has shown PM Najib Razak's gradual decline in popularity. So why wait so long for GE13? Obviously Michael Yeoh Oon Kheng's analysis must be another one of those red herrings thrown by Umno-BN.
Stop the lies, please. It only makes you look stupid and Umno-BN even more stupid.
Anonymous #29641466: BN will cheat at GE13, especially in Sabah and Sarawak rural areas where the ballot boxes are only handled by the Election Commission (EC) and police personnels after the casting ballots and during the transfer of the ballot boxes until they reach the counting stations. These are the good times for the crooks to do their dirty job.
Malaysian First: I don't think BN will win by a two-third majority unless there is fraud. I think GE13 can go either way. It's too close to call.
However, BN has a slight upper hand being the incumbent with its massive and well-funded electoral machinery. Of course I hope it's not true. It's time for a change.
Appum: Michael Yeoh, you seem to have a very wide curriculum vitae (CV) but you don't seem to be able to carry all those big attributes in your writing and analysis.
First, you missed out the fourth possible outcome - a Pakatan win. Second, you quoted wrong figures and positions in contention. Finally, you glaringly showed how biased your conclusions can be.
It only reveals your personal standing as a professional in the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli), and whatever think-tank organisations to which you belong.
You know very well such kind of skewed analysis will damage your standing tremendously. If you cannot stay objective and apolitical about your stance then don't express it publicly.
Or are you "paid" to do such comments like some economic analysts are paid by corporations to write for them?
P Dev Anand Pillai: This analysis assumes that the Malays and the Indians are going to vote for BN again.
The 'have-nots' amongst the Malays have woken up and are taking the cash handouts but will vote against BN as it gives RM500, but it will take RM5,000 via other routes from the poor folks.
The people want change and change is what they are going to get. If they vote like Yeoh say they will, then Malaysians will be proven to be the dumbest people a government could ever govern in this world.
FellowMalaysian: The concerns of the Chinese population have been correctly identified by Yeoh but what has Najib or BN done so far to allay their fears?
Yeoh thinks that Najib's actions in engaging the Chinese community by attending Dong Zong's Chinese New Year open house and donning CNY garb are enough reasons to show BN's sincerity in looking after their well-being.
Such naivety coupled with growing disillusionment with Najib has rendered Yeoh's analysis as being based on flawed premises.
Lastly, Yeoh has failed to mention Najib's own battle against insidious accusations such as complicity in murder and subterfuge which could well turn BN's fortune to being a loser come GE13.
Swipenter: Micheal Yeoh, I got tired reading the many "ifs" in your analysis. The only "if" missing is the big "IF" of Sarawakians, Sabahans, Malays and Indians swinging to Pakatan and giving Umno-BN a bloody nose and voila, we have a new government in Putrajaya for at least the next 10 years before Umno-BN can become a credible opposition to Pakatan.
By then, a two-party system would be firmly entrenched in the political landscape of our country, which is very healthy and good for all of us.
Ghkok: Swipenter, I agree with you wholeheartedly. The final outcome we want is a two-party system. That way, power is returned to the people, and one party checks the other.
2 Tim 1:7: "I'm not a prophet, but I always thought it was natural for dictatorships to fall. I remember in 1989, two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, had you said it was going to happen, no one would have believed you. The system seemed powerful and unbreakable. Suddenly overnight, it blew away like dust." (Salman Rushdie)
"Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship." (Bruce Colville, born 1950, American writer)
"When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right." (Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French novelist)
Malaysia888: It is clear Najib does not share the writer's view... hence, the never-ending delay in calling for elections.
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