Anwar predicts minimum 10-seat majority in GE13
LittleGiant: If BN is working harder to regain its two-thirds majority in Parliament in the coming elections, Pakatan Rakyat must have the stamina and the strength to be several steps ahead and work its hardest.
It has no room to make any mistake from choosing the right candidates and campaigning with dignity and making sure that its message is heard loud and clear by all Malaysians.
Also, I fully support Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's statement that the prime minister cannot hold the finance portfolio as it will be too taxing.
It is not so much the burden of holding two extremely heavy portfolios. It is a direct conflict of interest involving the functions and duties of two different portfolios.
The prime minister, as head of the country's administration, cannot take on the role of exchequer of the nation and "write cheques" as he wishes.
It is the job of the finance minister who is fully accountable to the country's finances and who has the authority to question even the prime minister on financial issues or irregularities.
Changeagent: Anwar Ibrahim, it was absolutely pointless for you to make this prediction of winning with a minimum 10-seat majority. Why count your chickens before they hatch?
Focus on what you need to do first - get your own house in order, refine Pakatan's manifesto, decide on your likely cabinet members, and make more inroads with the rural voters. Leave the voting decision to us.
Justice Kini: Pakatan holds 75 seats but the frogs took away six seats. It is very possible these seats will go back to Pakatan making it, 75 + 6 = 81.
With a good rapport with SAPP, PSM and Kita, add up another five seats, giving a total of 86.
This brings us to about 50 seats different - to win another 25 seats. It's not easy but not impossible.
SMC77: To achieve a minimum 10 seats majority, Pakatan would need to work harder to get more seats from East Malaysia and rural seats from Umno.
I have assumed MCA/MIC/Gerakan/BN friendly independents would not get more than five seats in the next GE.
That would mean Pakatan needs to secure a further 19 seats from East Malaysia or Umno's existing seats. It is not inconceivable if Pakatan is work harder to win more rural seats.
Clever Voter: However, BN is unlikely to concede defeat, even if its propaganda machinery runs out of ideas, they still have their servants to cheat, lie and bribe.
In the final analysis, the opposition has to get a massive majority in each of the seats to win the majority of the seats contested.
It's a massive task, and the last trump card is really for the people to give this massive mandate. Tough but not impossible.
Jean Pierre: In the art of war, you either lull the enemy into complacency or project a superior strength and immobilise the opponent with fear. Anwar has chosen the latter.
It might not be a good idea. Although they want an end to government mismanagement and arrogance, whether many of the bumiputeras who are hooked on NEP policies would actually want a change in government remains to be seen.
OMG!!: Don't count the chicken before they are hatched. The battle hasn't even started yet. Overconfidence will alienate the undecided voters.
Ferdtan: On day one of taking power, a Pakatan government would liberalise newspaper licences, said Anwar Ibrahim. Yes, yes and yes. Malaysiakini (obviously will be the first to apply for the licence) finally, like us, gets to dream.
Liberalisation of newspaper licences is a panacea for all the ills affecting our society and country. Many bad things are hidden from the public. There are no transparency and accountability as the leaders do not fear any backlash from public.
No leaders can survive a bad publicity when they misbehave. They would lost the next election if they do so.
Starr: Anwar and Pakatan can't be overconfident over the prospect of winning the next election as thir biggest obstacle is 'rigging' and the Election Commission (EC) which facilitates such a scam.
Electoral rigging is indeed a 'clear and present danger' for the rakyat and the opposition as these rogue elements are putting their 'final touches' in an attempt to steal the election and rob them of the governmentt of their choice.
The latest revelation that 28 percent of the new voters in Selangor are untraceable and this is justified by the EC as 'normal' is a case in point.
Chicken Chop: I don't mind if Anwar want to forgive his enemy for what they have done to him in robbing and cheating people's money.
But it is not Anwar to forgive. They must be punished in accordance to Malaysian law, otherwise there is no difference between Pakatan and Umno.
Che: Justice is not retribution. Those that have done wrong to the innocents and to the country must be made to account for their crimes and especially for the betrayal of their country.
Those that have stolen and plundered from the country must be made to pay back what they have stolen and robbed. But this is for the future.
For the present, we must all unite and put our effort in attaining the ultimate goal which we have dreamed for so long - A government by the people and truly for the people.
Doc: Anwar suffers from over confidence complex. The last time he wanted to wrestle government from BN with the MP defection bid, it fell flat.
If he is thinking that he is going to take the government at GE13 fair and square at the ballot box he is sorely mistaken as the EC and Umno are bedfellows, and EC is already preparing to ensure Umno wins the coming election by hook or by crook.
DontPlayGod: Doc is right. The EC does not give two hoots about the sanctity of the ballot or anything else. They only fear displeasing their political masters, Umno. And we are impotent to do anything.
It's entirely their game - their ball, their court and their dirty rules. To whom can we, the people, turn to?
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