Article: Sibu voters roar, BN whimpers

They were not against 1Malaysia or the Prime Minister. In fact he was a favorite of Sibuans. It was not the federal government (in general) that they did not favour, the state authority  and specifically its head, Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud. This was a feeling strongly held among voters, both in urban Sibu and rural Sibu.

Full Article: Sibu voters roar, BN whimpers.


Article : A Party is Not Government

Another article of mine where I think the chances of the opposition party winning in the Sibu by-election is slim.

Separation of government and political party is a must, if politics in Malaysia is to mature.

But the idea that BN is government has been a mainstay of every election since the formation of Malaysia. The people are reminded time and time again that BN is government, that Malaysia has no future without a BN government.

Article: A Party is not Government.

Free Malaysia Today Article: Money talks when Sibu votes

Though modern democracy gives the say to the majority, as stated by a prominent politician, in reality only a small number of parliamentarians have a say on how to govern, administer and shepherd close to 27 million Malaysians. The voice of the majority has, in effect, been drowned out by the minority who sit in the Dewan Rakyat and often argue every which way over nothing.

Article: Money Talks When Sibu Votes.

My first commentary concerning an up-coming by-election.