Choose You side : 13th General Election

13th general election can take place any time within this or next year. Election is the time where the Rakyat will choose their site, by voting for the political parties. The political parties which they thing had run the country or will run the country by safeguard country's and community's interest.

Common factors considered by the voters before choose a party to vote:
  • Political issue related to party
  • Race sensitivity issue
  • Inflation rate, Price increase, Living cost increase
  • Current country economical situation
  • Relationship between race in Malaysia
  • Influence by the promises by the political party or propaganda

Beside considering the above factors, the voters also need to think of the bigger picture. Is our country basicly there are two political coalition, and each with thier own propaganda.

Barisan National(BN) - Race Base(UMNO, MCA, MIC, etc), run and will run the country base on social contract during Merdeka Pakatan Rakyat(PR) - Plural(PKR, DAP, PAS, etc), paving the way for Malaysian Malaysia

Now we look at the benefit and advantage of voting for the BN or PR:
  • Have 50 years experience running the country
  • Have many infrastructural plan for country(MRT, Bullet Train, Penang 2nd bridge, highways, etc)
  • Well seasoned in handling racial issues
  • Strong coalition, UMNO, MCA, MIC, etc
  • Have good experience handle economy crisis
  • Well experienced leaders are readily available at all level. Trained by the previous and current leaders
  • Suitable for voters who love current social structure

  • Have 4 years experience running few states in the country
  • Vibrant leaders with new ideas for nation
  • Young leaders from professional background(Lawyer, economist)
  • Possibility for correcting the lagging happen in national wealth and political structure happen since last 50 years
  • Suitable for voters who eager for Malaysian Malaysia.
CONS : I am not going to point out about it, not having idea to getting into trouble :D

The choice is between be in current safe zone, enjoy watever we having now OR Step out and take the risk to re-shape the nation.


13th General Election : Favouring Events

Elections is when the citizens voice their rights in the form of vote. The voting influence by many occurred and occurring events. Lets see the significant events which took place in the country since last few years which can favor or against the competing political party in upcoming 13 general election.

Events Favor Ruling Coalition(UMNA, MCA, MIC, etc)
  • Sodomy case on opposition leader(image damage)
  • Inappropriate act video release
  • Oppositions Fail to take over Putrajaya(by Sep 2010) as mention
  • Perak take over by BN, betrayed opposition MPs. Rakyat will loose trust on oppostion MPs
  • Felda bankruptcy issue, unable be proven by opposition
  • Big hit of 1Malaysia slogan among rakyat, especially among low income, Mid-above age group, veterans.
  • Dato Seri Najib's ability to handle bumiputra's an non-bumiputra's sensitivity and interest related issue.
  • Introduction of 1Malaysia grocery and restorens, re-branding plan under 1Malaysia fund
  • Significant fund allocation for non-malay school development and renewal
  • Approve grand to build 8 new tamil primary schools nationwide.
  • Handle oil price increase issue diligently. Removal of government subsidy, introduction of oil price floating base on market price + partial goverbment subsidy.
  • Frequent Propaganda clash within opposition coalition ( DAP Vs PAS )
  • More transparent, and streamlined government scholarship award for student after SPM.
  • Key opposition leader resign/sack due to clash with party leadership, example in PAS
  • Government incentives : RM500 rebate, family below RM 3k, book voucher for collage students,etc.

Events Favour Opposition Coalition(Keadilan, DAP, PAS, etc)
  • Dato Seri Anwar release from all of his law suits
  • Data Seri Anwar's natural energetic speech to attract voters emotional attention
  • Increasing number of fresh/new voters PRO REFORMASI
  • Controversial racial book in Secondary SPM Bahasa Melayu syllabus
  • Keadilan & PAS MPs turn to independent MPs in Perak, until, oppositions loose the state to ruling coalition(BN)
  • Political secretary killed in Anti-corruption office
  • Water rebate in Selangor
  • Senior citizen kebajikan in Selangor
  • Ex-Selangor MB Khir's corruption case
  • Rakyat's believe they need to be provided with cheap oil and sugar
  • Increasing demand of non-malays for more interest
  • Kepala Lembu incident in Shah Alam
  • Strong presence and influence of opposition leader in New media(facebook, websites, Blogs)

Public's memory is short. By now , many Malaysians already forgot most of the incident mentioned above. If they still remember and the impact to their society and nation, definitely the above events going to make the upcoming Malaysia's 13th general election very interesting.