Вы находитесь на странице: 1из 5

In the aftermath of May 5th (part 9)

Written by Super Admin Monday, 13 May 2013 16:30 - Last Updated Monday, 13 May 2013 16:40

You may argue that the Chinese voters have rejected the Chinese from Barisan Nasional and hence the Chinese should not be in the government. But if the Sultan says he wants Chinese in the government then Barisan Nasional will have to make sure that there are Chinese in the government. And if the Sultan says he does not want certain people in the government then these people will have to be dropped from the EXCO list (or as the Menteri Besar).

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

Azmin: I will respect and uphold Sultans decision

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali said the decision on who would be the Selangor Menteri Besar lies ultimately with the Sultan of Selangor and he will respect it totally. Despite his earlier strong objections over the way party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had submitted a candidate's name, allegedly without the knowledge of the state party's leadership, Azmin said that whoever was eventually chosen would have his full backing.

READ MORE HERE

1/5

In the aftermath of May 5th (part 9)


Written by Super Admin Monday, 13 May 2013 16:30 - Last Updated Monday, 13 May 2013 16:40

***************************************************

Okay, how do you ensure that the percentage of seats you win almost matches the percentage of popular votes that you win (say 50% of the votes versus 50% of the seats as opposed to 40% of the votes versus 60% of the seats)?

This was what I wrote in part 8 of this series:

I followed the rally in Ipoh last night (on live streaming) and would like to touch on what Dr. Lee Boon Chye and Anwar Ibrahim said in that rally. Dr Lee lamented that he won with a majority of only 15,000 votes while if there had not been any cheating he would have won with a majority of 30,000 instead.

Can you see that Dr Lee was complaining that he won but that he won with half the majority that he should have? According to Dr Lee, his majority should have been 30,000 instead of just 15,000.

Now, I am not going to argue whether Dr Lee is right or wrong. Let us give him the benefit of the doubt and agree that he is right: that he was cheated out of a 30,000 majority and because of that his majority was only 15,000.

That, to me, is not what Dr Lee should be focusing on. In fact, this is what most Pakatan Rakyat people talk about: the majority that they won. And that is not what a good election strategy is all about.

Barisan Nasional cannot get these large majorities that Pakatan Rakyat can. In many seats that Barisan Nasional won their majorities were very slim. But this does not upset Barisan Nasional as it does Pakatan Rakyat. And this is because Barisan Nasional is not focused on vote majorities like Pakatan Rakyat is but on seat majorities.

2/5

In the aftermath of May 5th (part 9)


Written by Super Admin Monday, 13 May 2013 16:30 - Last Updated Monday, 13 May 2013 16:40

Pakatan Rakyats support base is concentrated -- hence these large majorities. Barisan Nasionals support base is spread out, especially Umno. So, with the same number of votes, Barisan Nasional can win 50 seats versus only 30 seats for Pakatan Rakyat (see below).

3/5

In the aftermath of May 5th (part 9)


Written by Super Admin Monday, 13 May 2013 16:30 - Last Updated Monday, 13 May 2013 16:40

4/5

In the aftermath of May 5th (part 9)


Written by Super Admin Monday, 13 May 2013 16:30 - Last Updated Monday, 13 May 2013 16:40

Pakatan mean majority only one it is but Rakyat for robbing if Pakatan it wins can another win with Rakyat. 30,000 a 10,000-vote seat or of more a win. majority vote Barisan majorities in Nasional three in seats, the may seats this win would it with contests. a be mere three But 10,000-vote seats that would versus That or lose is how the election to win an with election more than with less 50% than of the 50% votes of the like popular Pakatan votes Rakyat. like Barisan Nasional -Now, on the issue of the Menteri Besar of Selangor. I asking to wrote the Sultans the earlier three that letter Pakatan His naming Highness Rakyat Khalid the parties Ibrahim. Sultan whom of Selangor they want had as written the Menteri to DAP, Besar. PKR All and three PAS replied Some liar personal Nevertheless and readers, saying in nature). this that probably did no Well, happen. such Azmin you thing can Alis happened choose supporters, to (I believe deleted posted it or these some you nasty can very choose comments nasty comments not to which believe calling were it. very me a Azmin Besar suggested reject the lies has names with by been Pakatan His told of Highness. the (which Rakyat EXCO he The Members, and admits) Sultan need that not can as His explain even power Highness choose and reason the prerogative to reject Sultan why. the His of to name Kelantan Highness appoint or names did the can last Menteri even week. Constitutional Yes, Monarchs Agong). Their But who Highnesses this Monarchs. must does listen not the mean Sultans to the the advise (and Monarchs His of the Majesty are Menteri Rubber-Stamp the Besar Agong) (or are to Monarchs the just Prime Constitutional even Minister if they for may the be Can Rakyats appointed you remember candidate the Speaker for in 2008 Deputy of the when Selangor Menteri His Highness Besar, State Assembly a the Chinese Sultan as from a of sort Selangor DAP? of compromise. Finally rejected this Pakatan man was The far much statement EXCO? bottom in want issues saying line to concerning exert is: that the this he Monarchs insists authority. politics. that do But Most have some did times, a Chinese not certain His by Highness convention, amount representatives of the power Sultan Monarchs be and appointed of authority. Johor do just not to It the meddle issue is just Johor a how too hence government. these government people the argue Chinese And will that then have if should the the Barisan to Sultan Chinese be not dropped Nasional says be voters in he the from does will have government. the have not rejected EXCO want to make But list certain the (or sure if Chinese the as people that Sultan there from Menteri in says the Barisan are government he Besar). Chinese wants Nasional Chinese in then the and in You dont? the Colonels-in-Chief Agong may Do say you is Commander-in-Chief you want of dont to launch like different this a and revolution branches of you the want Armed and of the the storm Forces Armed Sultans/Agong the while Forces. Bastille? the state Remember butt Monarchs out. Well, that are what His Majesty if they So, who holds the guns? Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Rakyat, or the Monarchs? And declare behind it is him an the Emergency. will Agong, have not the And the final Prime the say. Agong Minister, with who 100,000 holds guns the power and Ithe dont to suspend know how Parliament many tanks and TO BE CONTINUED they

5/5