PR has to understand rural world view


Blog contact Kok Keong has come up with his take of the results:

While I agree with Khoo’s point about PR needing to build up a strong base in the rural areas in states like Pahang, Trengganu, Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Kedah–something that is well known even before yesterday’s election–I think therein lies PR’s dilemma.

What I mean is, for PR to build the rural base, PR members have to be stationed there, meet people there, talked to them there, and be seen there. Their presence has to be felt by folk there. Yesterday’s election showed it won’t work for a candidate to be dropped into an area and expect to win votes by having ceramahs with the rural folk only from nomination day to the eve of polling day. Unless you are Lim Kit Siang.

Many rural folk believe you more if they can see you or even face to face communicate with you before the election campaigning. This is not to say they don’t use the internet and other advanced technologies of communication. But it will take more time for them to rely more on the internet for political information and discourse.

Furthermore, I don’t think many rural folk are so interested in the more abstract issues of rights, fair play and justice, until of course they are directly affected by them. Bread and butter issues are more real, urgent to many of them. I don’t think I am being elitist or snobbish here. I think the rural world needs to be understood more adequately on its own terms and not be seen through urban eyes.

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And so, PR members must be seen regularly to station in rural areas to make inroads. Thing is, PR members are typically in their 30s and 40s, and they are professionals or technocrats. I think many of them will not find rural areas attractive to their career and lifestyle. How can they see themselves stationing in these areas?

In this past electioneering, the online news portals carried a good deal of news on basically issues or candidates in the urban areas of Selangor, Penang and Johor. The huge ceramahs PR managed to get were no doubt impressive and made good photos. Again, all these were decidedly urban issues or events and they swept many PR supporters to think they were national issues or events. Hardly any significant coverage of the electioneering in Trengganu, Kelantan, Pahang, Kedah (except for Mukhriz and Mahathir there), Negri Sembilan, Malacca. I am not blaming the news portals for neglecting those areas in their coverage. I see absence of the coverage as a reflection of the overall weakness with PR. True, they had to fight hard to hang on to Selangor and Penang because BN made it all too clear those were still their coveted states. But BN could spend more resources–monetary and manpower, not to mention crooked ways and means–on them knowing they had a strong grip of the rural areas in the other states. But PR just did not have resources, especially the manpower, to counter BN in the hinterland.

It is also rather puzzling why PR would focus on Johor instead of Perak. They knew very well from the beginning they had no chance of taking over Johor from BN whereas Perak was well within their reach. It was good for Lim Kit Siang that he managed to knock out Ghani. But I can’t help but wonder why not focus on Perak instead and let his presence there create a larger impact for PR to make sure they win Perak instead?

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With Perak back to BN again, PR’s tremendously solid gains in Selangor and Penang over the 2008 election only further cements it as an urban party. When are they going to get serious with their rural game in order to take over Putrajaya? Can they find their members who are bright and talented professionals or technocrats to commit their presence to the rural areas?

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  1. PAS and PKR should start taking this message to the rural areas NOW and continuously to the rural areas and showing them the real super rich controlling the econony and responsible for all the high cost of living are the malays , chinese and indian towkays , high level civil service cronies of Umno. Did they do this seriously enough for the last few years ? Always harping on the same topics of corruption, free elections , etc are good only to the educated urban electorate but not to the rural areas. This is the key pareto that Dr M and Umno exploit to the hilt.

  2. During the 2-week campaign, free copies of Utusan and Berita Harian were distributed to the kmapung folks. These special edition papers has 99% anti-Pakatan news to spur their hatred towards the Pakatan candidates.

  3. @TungLang

    Again, buy a copy of Malaysia constitution at local bookstore.

    Sabah and Sarawak are not just another state like Penang or Pahang. Malaya + Sabah + Sarawak = Malaysia

    Get it ???

    p/s: According to RPK, BERSIH is the 4th party in pakatan !!! Really admire this RPK for his straightforwardness !!! But it is HURTING a lot of pakatan fans including anil ~

    • GK boh liao. You think me don’t know the Constitution ah?
      In fact, Sabah & Sarawak were lorded over for umpteen years, Pairin Kitingan was ‘boh hoot-ed’ (after fighting teeth & claws against the relentless … tides & repopulation by foreigners of BeeEnd IC Projek) & transformed into a friendly ally no different from Boh Hoot Ostrich of Gelakan Penang. As for Sarawak, Pek Moh deluded the Sarawakians into believing him as better than Rajah Brooke …
      Sabah & Sarawak are not just another state (according to your Gelakan know-how) b’cos the Kutty gang have a ‘free hand’ to just give birth to more constituencies (overnight) to suit their GE strategy of winning by the numbers without hard work. Just cut down some forest & put some kutty gangs & viola, we have a new constituency for parliament faster than you open up a new sundry shop!
      As for the Malaysian Constitution, I prefer the one Tunku Abdul Rahman was well versed with untainted by the Kutty of Helang Island.

      Cheers Kopi-O kau kau with pure joy & happiness for Penang Lang’s Mandate to Gelakan Ostrich Party one more last time.

  4. @Yang,

    please buy a copy of Malaysia constitution before open your stupid mouth.

    How many parliament seats did PR win vs BN ??? You must be GAGAL UPSR !!!

    BN 133 vs PR 89

    133 is more than 89, get it ??? Even kindergarden student can understand that !!!

    • Disproportionate distribution of parliament constituencies (skewed towards Sabah & Sarawak) is the main cause of unfair election manipulation & illegal winning. One can have a constituency with less than 10 voters each paid with Rm500 free money (comes GE) & secure a lazy man’s political ticket to Putrajaya.
      Even a dunggu with no arithmetic experiment can count with his toes & fingers to know the evil truth of BeeEnd bad arithmetic practice.
      Cheers Kopi-O kau kau to many endless constituencies cropping up in Sabah & Sarawak, faster than the trees yet to be replanted due to Pek Moh’s uncontrolled appetite for more leeching of Sarawakians’ forest assets.

  5. Anil,
    one salient point has emerged from this election outcome. That is, Malaysians are tired of race based politics. if UMNO still cannot realise this then in the next elections they ain’t going to do any better.

    • Yes, you are right. People are trying to break away from the yoke of racial politics and chauvinism.

  6. The undercurrents of the political tsunami in our country are growing stronger. Only time will tell what the future holds in store for our country. Meanwhile we wait in hope.

  7. Far more important factors:
    1. Gerrymandeing. Large number of small (in population) rural seats and small number or urban ones, violating the Constitution.
    2. Unchecked hate propaganda of the most outrageous sort – sedition.
    3. Tyrannical suppression of criticism, violating the Constitution, including newspapers and TV.
    4. Destruction of the education system including critical thinking and understanding democracy as win-win.
    5. Extreme poverty, resulting in selling votes for freebies. This is extortion.

  8. Gerakan K and team ultimate support go to 1Malaysia PM Najib even there is zero seat win by Gerakan/MCA/MIC.

    1Malaysia vision is ALIVE !!! Bursa, bak kut teh, toto, cinema, genting casino are SAFE !!! What a huge relief. Those fanatical moon fans must be very SAD.

    UMNO/PBB will take care all Malaysians and ensure there is no PAS hudud ever implemented in this great place called Malaysia. Please migrate to Afghanistan if you really want hudud.

    You know, the best moment for this GE is that when UMNO candidate K.O. Pas candidate with thousands of majority. Fuh yoh, very syiok moment for me.

    Another moment of GE13 is when MCA Liow Tiong Lai beats demo kaki Wong Tack !!! That means Lynas accepted by Pahang folks. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Wong Tack should keep quiet about Lynas and learn some science.

    p/s: PR lost Kedah, “ini currylah” !!!

    pp/s: Jong, where are you ??? BN wins Perak.

    ppp/s: BN wins Sarawak. What happens to radio sarawak, expose video, ???

    pppp/s: BN wins Pahang/Bentong. Nobody jumping to river and cutting ear. What a major disappointment for pakatan/green kaki !!!

    ppppp/s: Who is Selangor MB now ??? You see even they have some rounds of fighting before announcing the MB for Selangor. Cannot imagine what will happen if pr win federal. Kelam kabut coalition. Sigh ~

    • We have an illegitimate BN govt. BN got only 46% of the popular votes while Pakatan got 51%. We shall always support free and clean election not a cheat election. Pakatan Rakyat got extra 8 parliament seats and more than 220 states seats which is better than last election while BN is doing it worse and should have done worse …

  9. Najib should look carefully at the voting statistics before making his ‘tsunami china’ statement. Pakatan Rakyat has made inroads not only with the Chinese ground but also into Malay areas, particularly urban seats. Besides Gelang Patah, PR also won big — with a margin of more than 40,000 votes — in Serdang, a seat in Selangor where 40% of voters are Malay.
    Likewise, in Puchong, with a similar Malay base, its victory margin was more than 30,000 votes. The high scores could not have been attained without significant Malay support. The seats of Kulai and Bakri in Johor, and Klang in Selangor, also had more than one-third Malays, but were won by the DAP with respectable margins of more than 5,000 votes,

  10. Gerakan K has finally digested all teh free 1malaysia food that has constipated him? He should explain to us why Gerakan and MCA are totally wiped out in Penang despite hundreds of million of Ringgit wasted by BN via 1Malaysia groups. Gerakan K should emulate Teng CY’s immediate resignation and spare us the nonsense in theis blog.

    • He shall henceforth be known as dino k.

      Even the porn star knows when to call it quits…though he might be dissuaded to.

      Meanwhile, we might see another de facto Gherkin president emerge since the present one
      is still sitting on his throne.

  11. I support the argument related to focus in the rural areas.

    I think PR in most states (Except Kelantan) is only dominant in urban or semi urban areas, while the non Malay support is great but on the whole insufficient, I would want PR to think about planning, strategy and execution on a pan-malaysia thought process. They must change their mindset to reflect a malaysian malaysia but this must also seem to be by changing their party structures and ideals. In essence I think PR in general lack two things

    1. They have far too many politicians and very few strategists and managers. If we say BN is opportunistic and only sees voters at the time of the election, I think PR does not fare much better too. The politicians(as it is expected) are fiery, hitting on issues, oratory etc but most of them don’t have any idea how to strategize and manage in a particular DUN or MP market segment. They come with a bang bang bang bulldoze type of mentality and hope to capture the moment and win support.

    I hope PR has learn’t its lesson. What is required is a clear strategy and meticulous planning and execution, something that will require 3-5 years. They need to have a corporate strategy as PR (not individual component parties) and a functional strategy for all constituencies. I would get PR to appoint 222 strategy directors, one each for the MP constituency. These strategy directors must then have strategy managers for each DUN. This is the core group that will plan and implement the corporate and functional strategies in each constituency. The political boss in that constituency must allow independence to these strategic directors. Often enough, the political boss is only popular but lacks the management and strategic skill and usually has a short term sight unlike strategists that think mid or long term.

    This group of 222 strategic directors report to a PR Strategic Council which should consists of professionals (maybe 1 per state) and the political bosses as advisers on the politics of the country or states. PR might need to hire a professional Chief Executive, a paid full time employee to coordinate this effort.

    Now would be the ideal time to start which will give them five years to achieve their objectives

    2. PR has to understand the urban rural divide. Many issues that effect the urban or semi urban has little or no significance for the rural folks who are more interested in their simple daily lives. The toll issue is a non issue in rural areas, and many similar urban problems are not an issue with them. What has PR really to offer to the rural folk, PR does not even have an effective communication plan which will ensure that information can be disseminated effectively to rural folks. For this to happen there is unfortunately no magic formula or electronic or computer high tech gadgets that can make it happen overnight. There are no magic ceramahs that will achieve these.

    PR has to go back to basics, they have to establish bases in rural areas, have change agents which should be locals and they have their work cut out for them as the damage in rural areas is massive after GE13 what with the red book circulating in every nook and corner. It will take a good few years to change the mindset of rural folks.

    Finally as a conclusion, the 3 PR partners should have frank discussions now and either agree on a common branding and platform or part ways. The branding has to be that of Pakatan Rakyat and not individual parties. All 3 parties need to re-brand themselves and reinvent themselves. Drastic steps need to be taken to change their facade and impression. One would even think of extremes such as replacing the rocket logo of DAP or Moon of PAS which is very well established, such a drastic change will signal the seriousness of political parties willingness to cater to a Malaysian Malaysia rather than a dissected ethnic Malaysia. NATO must not be the order of the day. PKR logo must be changed to one of a more professional one and that does not have any semblance to a swollen eye. All parties must reflect an demographic composition as reflected in the national and state census. PR needs to change eternally first and not have a marriage of convenience, the people can see it. You want change but first change yourselves and maybe change will come. Align yourselves to the electorate and they may give you a chance. We urbanites may give you excitement but little else, the real power is in the interiors, reach there and you reach your desired destination. There is no substitute to hardwork!

    See you in GE14!!!!!!!

  12. No matter how good u promote or work hard. If dirty hands like buying votes, free makan, dubious voters, own referee & etc involve, u will never win the game.

    What i think the most important thing is Pakatan Rakyat must be able to show the world how efficient, clean, transparent in governing the PR won state of Selangor, Penang & Kelantan in next 5 years. Proof to whole Malaysia, PR is the upper class state government in next 5 years.

    It is time for Pas, DAP & PKR to combine as one party. If they can’t do it, forget about winning the game.

  13. All said, PR needs the mainstream media to make their presence because a large number of voters base their choice emotionally, even before looking at any manifesto. Furthermore PR’S manifesto does not resonate with Sabah/Sarawak. Things like toll free/transport/ free water/cheaper electric doesn’t connect with rural East Malaysia because their infra is so poor!! Felda type or any type of social economic program would sounds better!

  14. Frankly this is NOT new, does not add anything. PAS was suppose to be the rural vote for Pakatan. Telling DAP and PKR to build rural support – easier said than done. The truth is the issue facing this nation is sophisticated and urbane – things like GINI coefficient, contingent liabilities, constitutional integrity, judicial independence, index and non-index crime, etc – they are educated issues.

    The real issue is this – in sports parlance, UMNO/BN have a short game but not a long game, PR has a long game but it does not have a winning short game. UMNO/BN can keep playing their game of chipping away at PAS territory while PR options are conflictings. Nik Aziz is irreplaceable in PAS. The only way for PAS to replace Nik Aziz is for the hard-core ulamas to rise in the party again and that will break up Pakatan. All UMNO/BN has to do is keep playing their game of chipping away at PAS territory and wait for the destruction of Pakatan..

    Truth is the only way, any time soon for reform is simple Economic castatrophe. A major recession and UMNO/BN then can’t hold on in almost all states in Peninsula.

    Other than that, it may take decades before it happens because too many people won’t even wait for the next five years much less next decade or further..

    This GE, Malaysia loses. Mahathir did not…

  15. It is for this reason Umno have no wish nor the desire to have the well being or their education upgraded, or else they can go to the radio, T.V or internet for the latest news on what all the Umno rapscallions are doing and up to. As a consequence of that they will continue to vote for Umno, simple as that, period.

  16. As i ve mentioned in numerous blog, this election pits the ignorant kampong poor against the intellectuals. Vote buying in Sabah and Swak ( 50 parliament seats} of bout RM 100 and 200 each per voters. Less 50 parliaments seats BN would have only 83 seats. These barter trade poor earhs bout RM 300 a month. There is definitely fraud involve. Money politics similar in UMNO yearly assembly

  17. Any update on which university targeted by anwar ??? Anwar wanted to retire now as lecturer, right ???

  18. I have said many many times. Beside the rural areas, Sabah and Sarwak is very important.
    Look at the results:

    Barisan Nasional won 85 parliamentary seats in West Malaysia and Pakatan Rakyat won 80
    That means it is 50-50 here. BN won because of Sabah & Sarawak

  19. it just crossed my mind in this same way . i only wish ambiga to go out and exhort the villagers and orang asli about the need to be seriously aware of one’s rights both as a citizen and the to have the right conscience and judgement of the politicians’ handling of their community needs and their problems, both social and environmental ,particularly if they are categorised as a minority and who have no true person who could enlighten them in the event of the country’s crucial period the five yearly election and such event where a citizen’s voice hold a place in his country

  20. You know what.
    Just go to the kampungs, the forest fringes, the interiors, the estates. There, have a cuppa of Kopi-O Orang Kampung with them folks. They are simple minded, easy to talk to, easy to understand & clique (over time, not Speedy Gonzales) if you are sincere in thoughts, speech & action. Speak in their lingo, respond in their mannerism. Sing their folk songs. Aware of their taboos.
    Know their problems + solve their problems (not solely with cash handouts), share in their simple passions/joy for simplicity living. If needed, ‘teach them to fish’ beyond the rivers.
    Soil your hands, get bitten by mosquitoes or sucked by leeches (not the type you see crawling the corridors of money-leeching power in Putrajaya). Work with them, whether hunting or growing crops or gathering forest produce. Also, ‘believe’ in their superstitious.
    Once you are accepted as one of them brothers & sisters, you can bring in the satellite dishes & computers & online facilities to ‘educate’ them the real world of Malaysian politics & Nak Cheat dirts going on the past 50+ years of Kutty-ism. Teach them in simple terms the Bersih ways of election process sans cash handouts & empty promises.

    If rural territories like Sabah & Sarawak or even Belum seem formidable zones, learn 4WD.

    Cheers Kopi-O Orang Kampung kau kau.

  21. The urgency is to setup a task force for constituency delineation before the reconciliation government was form. We need to push for this crucial reform before it is too late. We should call for a truce and work towards delineating constituency with a fairer proportion of voters. Anything is possible in politic. There is no forever enemies or friends in politic, remember vested interest always come first.

  22. Anil, you have some valid observations with regard to the rural view, that’s ruralism in its truest form. In the case of Sabah and Sarawak, how do we then analyze this? Most of the candidates were ‘ locals’ in the constituencies they were contesting in. Or some as close as you can get, from the neighborhood region. How much more local can they get? Therein lies the contentious assessment by us urban folks when them rural folks don’t do as they should do….
    There’s something missing or the rural gap I call it. Until we can narrow and reduce that gap, only then can we say the rural folks know what they want not what we want them to want. Yes, the influence of the media will help ( forget about newspapers, for now) so we thought Radio Free Sarawak would ‘teach’ them folks . Did it? I am not sure. I think it may have frightened some of them being bombarded by so much ‘bad’ things/news/scandals they have never heard of nor care. Why not a ‘happy’ feel good radio station? Talk about education, teach English, story telling, teach new skills…. Then throw in the subtle ‘ messages’ in typical story telling folklore 🙂
    Baru Bian and his team fought tirelessly NCR land deal after NCR land deal , helping THOUSANDS of natives win back their lands unlawfully taken away from them. All those pictures in the news portals, smiling faces with their lawyers after their victories…..Never translated into gratuitous votes did it? Why?
    So, we need to understand what exactly is this gap…. Simple folks need simple solutions in a language and action they can understand. Often our high-tech even high handed ways sometimes can be too daunting for them. I wish we all knew the answers but I feel we missed out something very crucial in the strategy mix….
    Remember , foreign visitors and tourists are offered such tourism like home stays, rural tourism, cultural/ethnic tourism you name them .. are all enduring visions of a rustic, remote and not a care in the world vacation right here in the jungles where these beautiful ‘ rural’ folks live. Their ‘life’ is just a step from the padi field, rivers and vegetable garden. They are the envy of hassled ,stressed travelers who pay to be just like them for a moment in their lives. And we want them to understand why they must change, it’s tough.

  23. While it is acknowledged that the malay heartlands are not easy to penetrate, I recall how Baru Bian shared about how he won the people over at Bekalalan. It was sheer hard work, being there many years, serving the people. PR need to already identify the candidates for each constituent and position the potential candidate there. At least, have a core team positioned there if not. Start to sow, then we will reap handsomely at GE14. Not sure win, but we would be in a better position.

    • in western country especially in US, the candidates announce their intent to contest two years before elections. They normally take a year to prove their worth on fund raising, team organising and their leadership before endorsed by their party. In Bolehland, you are told about your candidacy one day before nomination. The party is very thing, the candidate is nothing. You are suppose to vote for a donkey if the party file a donkey as a candidate. Today you saw some election irregularities particularly those involved borang 14. This should not happened at all if the polling workers or agents were educated to ensure that the borang 14 requirement is adhered to. If there is any issue, raise the it immediately. Wong Teck for example took opportunities to be DAP candidate but with no preparation of polling workers. When the result is too close to call only then he realised there is some irregularities. You know that this election might turn dirty and you were not prepared to counter it, all the complaints will be too late. So blame yourself!

  24. This election result is what I expected. The real change will only occur in the 14th GE. This will take place after a more fair constituency delineation, the gone of deadwood politicians like Karpal, Kit Siang, Chua Sok Lek, Khor Tzu Koon, Najib, Anwar, Teng Chang Yeow, Ting Hock Nam and etc.
    Malaysians need to realise change will not come with stupid partisan stand that support politicians blindly without questioning. We need to define what constitute open tender. We need an independent anti-corruption agency not MACC. We need an independent police force. We need an independent judiciary. We need an independent attorney general. We need to learn to be the boss not being partisan. We need to stop all kind of handouts. We need to stop idolising politicians. No more tokong please!

    • This OES really a bulls… king (tua pao ong) & kurang ajar some more. His parent must have negleted to teach him when he was kid. That made him so childish now. If he is damn good in analysing politics why not forming own party to contest or throw himself out for independence candidate. Trust him 1% also die.

      For GK, no point shouting here. You are the orphanage & homeless now. Finish all the “eggs” first then come out & shout.

  25. Ah Soon gets no one to read his blogs FOC (Full Of Cxxp) that he has to come here and blast Anil.
    I have observed Tok Pa (Mustapha Mohammad) from Jeli since the 1990s. I have also had the opportunity to work with the true Gentleman. He is exactly what Kok Keong has described. He spends the week in KL and weekend in Jeli. He knows everyone sort of an environment. Lets consider Balik Pulau, Ysumadi was a … good MP. It is not the job of MPs to jaga longkang (that’s reserved for ADUNs like Lee HT from Gerakan). He was working the rakyat in the courts and Parliament. Since he did not gel well with the local PR team he was dropped. He should be placed back in Balik Pulau from now as the next PR candidate for GE14. WHy do we have to declare the candidates 3 days before polling? Why can’t the next candidates be known from today? Then he will work for the next 5 years. Also this will prevent any fights 24 hours before nomination. More later

  26. The next thing you should be worry is whether Lim Guan Eng will accept the olive branch offered by Najib for a reconciliation government. Will Guan Eng follow the footstep of Lim Chong Eu to join Najib for a new political coalition? Now with Pakatan failed to make inroad to Putrajaya, the stake become too high. Lim Guan Eng weep openly when Lim Chong Eu pass away in 2010. This is seem as an orchestrated move to prepare for the eventuate formation of a new political coalition. As Guan Eng is famous for his can’t wait without doing anything position, his likelihood of joining Najib’s reconciliation government become real especially when there is a strong perception that we are entering a new era of polarised politic. When this materialised don’t blame me for having my last laugh.

  27. “Can they find their members who are bright and talented professionals or technocrats to commit their presence to the rural areas”

    To be honest, lots of pakatan guys are “touch and go” type. Where got service that kampung folks needed ???

    p/s: lain kalilah !!!

  28. The Chinese thought that they are the majority that they decide the outcome of the election. This is probably the most misleading perception held by majority of Pakatan people including Lim Guan Eng who need 90% Chinese supports to take Putrajaya. I really don’t know what is the real reaction from rural Malay with Guan Eng’is open appeal for 90% Chinese supports. Turning the election to be Chinese vs don’t know who is probably the real cause of the UBAH defeat. Great Anil was not even there to offer any opinion or advice to Pakatan, most likely like majority of Pakatan people he is indulged in the false sense of impending victory. Once again you made a stupid mistake and wrong move that are self defeating to my delight. GOD bless you! Stupid dumb dumb!

  29. –Can they find their members who are bright and talented professionals or technocrats to commit their presence to the rural areas?–
    Even the Great Anil was full of hate and lost his mind, who can you expect to be more talented and bright?

  30. The you are with me or against me attitude of Pakatan supporters included the Great Anil gave no room for rational thinking. Pakatan need to be seen as a coalition for all and practiced fair playand justice. It should censor Lim Guan Eng on his open abuse of power.

    When the perception that anyone who is in politic to look for kang tou as an excuse for abuse of power will only drive the rural folks to continue their unquestioned support for corrupted regime. High standard should be maintained to set PR apart from BN.

    Unfortunately Guan Eng wanted to be more BN than BN. This defeat is the ultimate price all the stupid Pakatan supporters need to pay. Whether you all learn the lesson after pay a hefty tuition fees is still waiting to be seen.

    • Are you with Goh Choon Lai and Tan Tee Beng. Well you must have been very disspointed. No more projects like the one in Padang Tembak for him anymore which will be supported by Jho Low. He was (allegedly) going to strike that to revive himself. Too bad his antic failed and also caused the downfall of Teng. You think he has all the money to pay for all these food and vote buying …?

      • Who is Goh Choon Lai or Tan Tee Beng? I never met any of them. Wondering whether they know my existence or not. Stop your stupid spin, it not going to help. Wait til the formation of reconciliation government before you open your mouth. I am afraid you might want to kill yourself when your idol join ah jib kor for 1 malaysia.

  31. How many constituencies are from the rural areas?
    And not all rural constituencies hold large number of voters compared to urban.
    I believe it’s the number games. You win more rural constituencies, not votes, you win the game to Putrajaya.
    No wonder they created more of such constituencies in Sabah & Sarawak as safe deposits which PR has no influence over, physical, emotionally, spiritually.
    That’s how the game is played by BeeEnd crooks who prefer the easy crooked way to victory.
    Urban ‘warfare’ is too much for them to hide the dirts.

  32. Dear Pakatan Leaders,
    The writer has put it very simplistically why its vital for Pakatan to focus on rural areas. Yes, if Pakatan (or any other future coalitions for that matter) dont place sufficient emphasis on rural voters, BN is going to rule this land for the next 100 years and beyond!
    But placing permanent contacts on the ground in the rural areas alone is not going to be enough. While Pakatan leaders have to risk their lives rushing from one place to another for their ceramahs (especially in the far flung areas) so that those in the rural areas are duly informed of the truths and realities in this country, BN leaders can just relax….why?
    Because by controlling practically the entire mainstream media (newspapers & the TVs)
    they are able to deliver “free ceramahs” to those in the rural areas almost 365 days per year!
    This “mind-conditioning monopoly” is what keeps many authoritarian regimes in the world in power seemingly forever. Think no further than North Korea. Most of the populace there are peasants. Some so poor…even starving. Yet, they remain loyal to their Great Leader. Why?
    Because the information they have access to is limited to government controlled propaganda.
    Even when there is any news of the outside world especially the US, its always negative.
    Now do you observe any similarities here in this country. How can we blame the rural folks for voting the only faces that they ever see in RTM 1,2,3 plus Utusan Malaysia, when the only news they have ever heard of Anwar or Lim Kit Siang for the past 20 years is negative news!!
    To cut a long story short, unless all the right-minded people of this land rise to protest and eventually abolish the media-monopoly of BN, Pakatan may win many battles in future GEs but it will forever lose the War. Absolute control of mainstream media by the ruling party (government) of any democratic country is the greatest mockery of Democracy.

  33. I met one guy with “Ini currylah” t-shirt. He said kampung people are stupid because they vote BN. Then he added that “we” should “educate” them. I guess “educate” here means brainwash ???

    I just pointed my 1Malaysia finger to him and he responded with foul language. Ha ha ha ha ha.

    Very funny experience in this morning. Opposition fans just cannot accept the election result and instead blaming the voters, EC, weather and whatnot !!! And also labeling kampung folks as BODOH, no school, beggar (for welcoming BR1M assistance), etc.

    Cermin dululah “ini currylah” fans !!! People even reject free education, free toll, cheaper petrol, etc by pakatan. What else can you say ??? People also boring with PAS hudud issue and the GE13 result just a resounding NO to PAS hudud.

    • Dear Gerakan K,
      By your rude action & unintelligable words its very obvious that you bought…sorry, got.. your degree from Biro Tata Negara.
      Hell is waiting. God have mercy on you heartless BN guys.

    • Hey, you’re back.

      So your prediction for Penang was off. All your candies were wiped out. When you going to change your name to dinosaur k?

  34. All signs pointed to a very strong support from Chinese communities even before Parliament was dissolved. But Pakatan still put all efforts to fish for Chinese votes. Lim Guan Eng even dreamed of 90% Chinese supports. This stupid overkill effectively deprived Pakatan the opportunities to make any inroad to rural areas. PR just damn lucky that the swing of Malay votes was not big enough to cost it’s Penang or Selangor. I really don’t understand why Keadilan let DAP led the campaign. Otherwise, you should have the government UBAH by now. Unfortunately when emotion is high even the great Anil lost his brain. That is why I call this election the most stupid one I ever seen in my life.

    • Ong Eu Soon,
      DAP lead the non Malay charge while it is left to PKR & PAS to penetrate the Malay areas. In Selangor and Penang the support by the Malay is encouraging judging by the result of big majorities and the extra 8 seats won by PR in Selangor. PAS is a let down with PKR maintaining its Parliamentary seats of 30. PKR and PR must make more effort now in the Malays and Borneo heartland. In Borneo its quite encouraging judging by the 11 states seats it won compare to SAPP and Star which wanted to contest all seat not realizing they are so weak resulting in multi corner fight. On the whole PR would have won more if not for the irregulataries and fraud perpetuated. Liong Chong Lai was behind in vote count but when light off and light on he move into the lead. Something fishy.

      • So you confirmed that DAP is Chinese based not a multi-racial party as it inteded to be? The rise of the Chinese has no impact to conservative Malay? The less than 30% Chinese votes which effectively only 20% should be given disproportional prominent in the campaign? No wonder you can be eASILY DEFEATED!

    • Stupid GK, The people did not reject whatever it is of Pkatan. Pakatan has extra 7 seats. States seats trhough is even with PR 227 and BN 257. Was that a rejection.

      No food and vote buying like in Penang & Air Itam can sway the urban people but for the rural hahah they get crumbs now and when GST is imposed and increased in petrol and other essential hoods they will soon cry with regret. Yes the people are bored with the hudud issue by MCA, that is why they are thrashed. Even 1 MCA candidate has his deposited forfeited.

  35. That is what I have been telling all the time, Rural and Sabah and Sarawak.
    One more thing, they must have control over a Malay and English newspaper to counter false allegations by Utusan and the Star that have been spewing lies, deceit, racism and hatred of PR throughout these past years

    • And this is also exactly what I have always been saying. There are more rural seats and so more attention must be paid there. What is the point of holding 10 ceramahs in Pg and Ipoh when u will win even if you just sleep and do nothing? Go out and speak to the rural folks and tell them how PR can give them a better life. DAP should go into such areas and explain to the rural folks so that they are less afraid of the DAP, especially in Pg. It is not impossible because Seberang Jaya which is malay majority was won by PR this time. Replicate that in the other seats. If urban Malays can vote PR, rural Malays will also understand one day. Yes they can blame the EC for fraud but the fact remains that they did not work hard enough in rural areas. I hope they learn their lesson and I don’t have to say this again.


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